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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 The game starts with a warning
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 the fighters land enough punches they acquire power ups. <br>
Worth knowing what these are before the fight.

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Critic Reviews

AceGamez Oct 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75 Jul 29, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
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 (25477) added Black & Bruised (PlayStation 2) on Jun 25, 2008
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