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Batman: Vengeance (PlayStation 2)

71
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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93
Next Level Gaming
When a game like this comes along that is so strong, and this good, it's hard to cover every aspect of it. But I think you'll find by the pictures and the videos you should watch, you'll see just how deep the game is. Ubisoft has finally done justice to the Dark Knight, and they should be proud, very proud, of the job they did. And what a way to launch a new console. Nintendo gets Kudos for picking this game up! Microsoft will get the same Kudos when Batman Vengance arrives on it's system later this year. Whichever console you have right now, this is a must have for your collection!
90
PGNx Media
Batman fans will no doubt love this game. It's everything you'd want out of it. Ubi Soft chose how to develop it's license nicely, and the end result is a game that everyone would want to play.
83
The Video Game Critic
Vengeance contains over 40 minutes of cinematics that blend nicely into the storyline. There are over 20 levels of punching, jumping, flying, diving, and puzzle solving mayhem. The only things holding this game back are occasional camera difficulties and the fact that Batman's partner is Batgirl. What happened to Robin?
82
Futuregamez.net
Batman Vengeance was a tough game to review. The graphics to many may seem below par, but fans of the recent animated series will appreciate just how well UbiSoft have transferred the artistic style of the TV show to this game. All the characters look and move exactly as you would expect while the voice acting is quite brilliant. Fortunately the gameplay is varied enough to hold your interest through the entire game. If your a fan of Batman in any form then you will likely get much out of this title which is as close to being the actual super hero as many of us are likely to ever be. This game comes highly recommended.
80
GameSpy
Batman: Vengeance is one of the best Batman games I've played, albeit with a few minor flaws. If you're looking to experience the world of the caped crusader (and walk a mile in his boots), you will surely have bat-barrels of fun with this title. Those gamers interested in more depth of gameplay other than punch, jump, destroy and rescue should look elsewhere. It's been a while since the last solid adventure in the Batman world, and despite a few control flaws, this game has what it takes.
80
4Players.de
Batman Vengeance bietet eine Atmosphäre, die momentan ihresgleichen sucht. Grafisch sicherlich nicht erste Wahl, liegt dies sicherlich nicht an der Unfähigkeit der Programmierer, sondern an der gezielten Entscheidung, den Stil der erfolgreichen TV-Serie zu replizieren - und das ist voll und ganz gelungen. Unterstützt durch eine in jeder Hinsicht gelungene akustische Untermalung fällt es dem Spieler leicht, kleinere Macken im Bereich Animationen und das umständliche Umschalten der Waffen in Kauf zu nehmen. Denn auch spielerisch wird viel geboten. Zwar im Großen und Ganzen nichts wesentlich Neues, doch alles wurde rundherum stimmig miteinander verknüpft und katapultiert den dunklen Ritter Gothams prompt in die Elite der Konsolen-Superhelden.
80
HonestGamers
Most of the elements of this game come together in fine form, meaning it's an experience you won't want to miss.
80
allaboutgames.co.uk
The game has quite a long lifespan. It starts off fairly easy, guiding you all the way, then, when you're fully into the game, the difficulty increases greatly, and you have a fairly long lasting game. However, the game does get a bit repetitive, with too many enemies of the same kind attacking you before you make any progress from one section to another. Another small niggle of the game is the controls. They are unique, and awkward to get used to. It'll take a while to master, but they do cater for everything without the need to access cumbersome menus to gain every piece of inventory. The controls could have been improved.
80
IGN
The game itself is not the next-generation butt-kicking game I hoped it would be, but it is a fun, varied title that, despite harboring some awkward control here, and simplistic design there, winds up being a respectable arcade game, steeped in Batman lore. It's packed with gadgets and Batman stuff, boss levels that show off at least a few of Batman's better known enemies (The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Mr. Freeze), and it lets you drive the Batmobile and fly the Batplane. It's a good game, not a great one, but if you're a fan of Batman in any shape or form, you'll enjoy it. It's also very kid-safe stuff.
76
Gaming Target
There have been just about too many Batman games in existence for over the last decade. I don't understand it, but why did it take so long for one company to finally get the basics right? Be assured, that while Batman: Vengeance isn't the greatest game to own on your console, it's a sure fire way to get the best out of playing as the dark hero. Whether you've ever seen the animated series or not, Batman: Vengeance is a great title to flip through in order to become aquatinted with the show's history. And because Vengeance is the best Batman game in a long time, you'd have to be batty not to want to play the title.
74
GameSpot
Batman: Vengeance succeeds at what it set out to do--it puts you into the role of Batman. Every major aspect of the character is presented in some way in the game. Those looking for that sort of experience should be pleased, but hard-core game players might not appreciate the tribute in the same way. Suffice it to say, it's not competing with games like Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Solid 2, it's competing against Spider-Man and Superman, and in that scenario, it fares pretty well. Batman: Vengeance may not be one of the year's best overall, but it is one of those incredibly rare birds known as a good licensed game, and hopefully it marks the end of what has been, until now, a disappointing trend in Batman games.
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Game Informer Magazine
Never before in my near three years of reviewing video games have I witnessed such a high-quality translation of cartoon to video game. Not only has Ubi Soft managed to perfectly model a 3D version of Batman: The Animated Series, all the added details make Batman: Vengeance feel like an extended episode of the cartoon. With a storyline written in collaboration with the Warner Bros. production house and character voice-overs done by the actual actors from the cartoon, no expense was spared to make the game a near parallel to the television show. Even the music, which jumps and shifts with the locales and action, is a well-crafted pleasure. Batman: Vengeance truly is a joy to watch and listen to.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
La licence Batman est vraiment bien exploitée (pour une fois), le jeu réserve pas mal de bons moments en compagnie du justicier. Batman Vengeance est le titre que tous les adeptes de la chauve-souris en général et de la série en particulier se doivent de posséder, les autres devront d'abord se poser la question s'ils sont prêts à passer outre la mauvaise jouabilité du titre.
70
GamePro (US)
Batman Vengeance is the most faithful rendition of the Batman animated series yet. The graphics are appropriately dark and angular, successfully evoking the series dark deco look, and the animation is fast and dynamic. The end result, however is marred my occasional murkiness and poor collision detection. The music is a full-on epic assault on the ears, and the sound effects are extremely effective.
65
Gamezone (Germany)
In diesem, ganz im Comic-Style gehaltenen Action-Adventure, kann man sich als Fan der Fledermaus ganz ausleben. Zwar ist die Grafik schlicht, aber doch nach den neuen Batman-Comic´s designed. Die Grafik ist zu dem mit Motion-Blur überzogen. Der Held im schwarzen Umhang läst sich recht flüssig steuern und hat einige Trick´s drauf, wie z.B. Wurf- und Kampftechniken. Hierfür ist sein Equipment recht beachtlich, alles was eine gerechtigkeitsschaffende Fledermaus so benötigt. Etwas schwierig ist es, den Protagonisten über die Dächer Gottham´s zu steuern, da die Rundumsicht teilweise recht unübersichtlich ist und die Dunkelheit sich nicht gerade positiv auswirkt. Aber nach etwas Übung kommt man schon klar... echtes Batman-Feeling kommt auf jeden Fall rüber. Fazit: Für Fans schon mal zum empfehlen!
60
PlayFrance
Au final, ce Batman Vengeance fera passer d'agréables moments à tous les fans de la chauve-souris. En effet, des graphismes à la bande sonore en passant par les divers protagonistes, tout est fidèle à la série animée. En revanche, si vous n'avez jamais voué une admiration sans faille au justicier de Gotham City, vous risquez de ne pas vous passionner pour ce soft, en lequel vous ne verrez qu'un petit jeu sans réelle prétention.
60
PSM
Still, with Batman: Vengeance, Ubi Soft is definitely heading in the right direction. Next time, I just hope that the gameplay is designed to cater to the hard-core market, as well. This time, casual gamers still a very good Batman game to look forward to. That's more than can be said of most of Batman's past videogame adventures.
60
Super Play
Tänk Metal Gear Solid i serietappning med mer action så har du ungefär Batman: Vengeance i ett nötskal. Fast det är förstås inte lika bra. Det som stör mest är kontrollen. Batman har ett avancerat rörelsemönster, men det går fel alldeles för ofta. De många scenerna uppe på hustaken kan bli en mardröm, särskilt om man är höjdrädd som jag. Men överlag är Batman: Vengeance ett givande spel med en hel del egna idéer.
60
Game Freaks 365
Even though Batman Vengeance is a mediocre game, mediocre games aren't supposed to be in my pile of games that I own. I unfortunately didn't read reviews and bought it (and was disappointed). I'm going to tell you now, Batman Vengeance has many downfalls, and a short game doesn't help its reputation any. This might sound stupid to you, but I'm almost glad that Batman Vengeance wasn't a 10 hour game. I would have lost my mind doing the same things over again. Ok, knock out the thugs, kill the boss. Knock out the thugs, kill the boss. Over and over again! Even with this being said, the game is not only repetitive, but it also has one of the most linear level designs ever created. The decent graphics and great voice acting will help Batman Vengeance in the final score though.
50
Game Revolution
We're talking about a 50-year-old icon...you'd think they'd know how to personify his greatness by now. To be fair, Ubi Soft has done better than most with Batman Vengeance, and if you like the animated series, this is your game. Hardcore comic book fans will want to wait for something more substantial.
40
Gamereactor (Sweden)
Efter fem timmar med Batman Vengeance känner jag mig både besviken och uttråkad. Med en fullständig DC-Comics/WarnerBros-licens med allt vad seriematerial, manusförfattare och röstskådisar heter har Ubisoft lyckas göra ett spel som är både tråkigt och dåligt. Jag tänker nu försöka glömma dessa fem timmar och gå ned i källarn för att gräva fram några välförvarade serievolymer där Batman inte görs till åtlöje av några klåfingriga praktikanter.