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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 When a player is knocked down they must press CROSS a lot in order to wake up their character
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When both players are using power ups it can be hard to see where to aim your punch
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 There's no title screen. After an animated introductory video the game goes straight to the menu
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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
The Next Level GameCube Jan 28, 2003 B 75
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles GameCube May 03, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72 PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 30, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63 PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2003 58 out of 100 58 PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Feb 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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