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In this adaptation of the film of the same name, the origins of the Batman legend are explored. Playing as both Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman, you will need to hunt evil forces in familiar locations such as Arkham asylum, Gotham City, but also in the Himalaya. Using both stealth and brutal skills, you take on enemies in true beat-em-up style. Batman has a vast array of moves, from kicks and punches to more exotic special moves. Multiple enemies can be attacked at once, and there are tricks to break through enemies' defenses. Also, certain attacks can only be used as a finishing move when opponents are weakened.

Next to the melee combat, Batman carries his Bat Utility Belt with a Batgrapple to reach higher areas, the Batarang and gadgets such as smoke and flash grenades, a lockpick, camera hacker and an optical wire to peek from behind corners.

Certain levels turn Batman Begins into a racing game, as you drive the shiny Batmobile at high speeds though Gotham City. During these missions, your progress is measured by a reputation meter, which increases when you take out cops and thugs, and decreases when you harm civilians. There is nitro available for even higher speeds and an armour meter shows the status of your car.


Batman Begins Xbox Thug takedown
Batman Begins Xbox Bruce Wayne getting through some training by Ducard.
Batman Begins Xbox One on one with armed ninja... should be no threat to deal with.
Batman Begins Xbox On a speeding train

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Alternate Titles

  • "蝙蝠侠:开战时刻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Dark Knight Returns To Glory! Classic Nigel (150) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

XBox Solution (XBS) Jul 07, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
The Video Game Critic Dec 01, 2005 B 75
Game Captain Jun 26, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 7.25 out of 10 72 Jun 19, 2005 66 out of 100 66 Jun 16, 2005 13 out of 20 65
GameZone Jun 27, 2005 6.1 out of 10 61
Diehard GameFan Jun 22, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Pro-G Jul 05, 2005 6 out of 10 60
X-Power Jul 04, 2005 5 out of 10 50


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Sciere (409077) added Batman Begins (Xbox) on Aug 13, 2005
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