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Black & Bruised is a cartoonish take on boxing with 18 different boxers, each with their own personality and fighting style. There are five different modes including multi-player, exhibition and a story mode told with CG with each boxer's life story is played out in story mode. Each boxer has a different special attack and power-ups can be picked up to use in matches. There are 30 different facial expressions for each boxer reacting to punches and misses giving them a life-like appearance.


Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 The game starts with a warning
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 A One Player fight starts with the player selecting their fighter and the game has paired Nadine to fight Nadine
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 The Boxer's Life is an option from the main menu.
Each one is a chapter in their life story that ends in a fight. Winning the fight unlocks the next chapter
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When a player is knocked down they must press CROSS a lot in order to wake up their character

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AceGamez PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Worth Playing GameCube Jun 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy GameCube Feb 19, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Nintendojo GameCube Apr 08, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
GameZone PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65 GameCube Dec 21, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube May, 2003 62 out of 100 62
GotNext GameCube Aug 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2003 58 out of 100 58


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