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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 Here the both players have power ups
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 From the main menu there's a Setup option which gives the player access to Sound, game configuration, player controls such as this, and Cheat codes can be entered there

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GamePro (US) Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
AceGamez Oct 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
GameZone Feb 07, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Jan 30, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
Gaming Target Mar 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Armchair Empire, The Apr 05, 2003 6 out of 10 60 Sep 22, 2003 58 out of 100 58
GameSpy Feb 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Big John WV (27250) added Black & Bruised (PlayStation 2) on Jun 25, 2008
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