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Batman: Vengeance (Xbox)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
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.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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90
PGNx Media
Finally, a good Batman game -- that doesn't star the kid the WB is trying to pass as Batman. Fans of the old BAtman cartoons will love this game because of all the special features Ubi Soft has included for them. If you're a diehard fan, you can expect a lot of cool stuff. Most of the game is ripped directly from the cartoon, and often times make you feel like your right in it. For anyone who thought of wandering Gotham at night and being Batman for a day, you can't go wrong with this game.
82
GameSpy
Flaws aside, Batman: Vengeance is still an exceptional example of a genre hounded by truly awful offerings. Most superhero games get hampered by insipid, uninspired design that tries to do nothing interesting at all with such popular characters like Superman, Blade, and Batman. Thankfully, Ubi Soft's effort to create a truly impressive look and feel has paid off here. While the gameplay could still use some refinement and focus, the overall Vengeance adventure is an engaging and entertaining one.
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.
74
GameSpot
In the end, 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.
70
TeamXbox
Being the newest game in the BatMan franchise this proves to be the best one ever made, in my opinion. Even though a port, it's a welcoming addition to the BatMan loving Xbox fans out there. The game should give off enough fun for anyone who likes a decent action game and a decent crusader. Overall it shines brilliantly compared to other titles of its franchise, but still falls short in some areas, mainly having to do with gameplay. Hopefully, other titles will take BatMan: Vengeance to example and improve upon it for better games in the future. This is the beginning of what could possibly end all bad views of the BatMan games forever and prove once and for all that the Dark Knight is the true protector of justice.
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GamePro (US)
There's much to praise about the effort behind this rough-hewn but imaginative game. If you're a fan, you might tackle this tale of the Dark Knight with a Vengeance.
70
Game Informer Magazine
The PlayStation 2 version of Batman: Vengeance received lukewarm reviews in our November issue, and Xbox fans will be upset to hear that this version is no better or worse. As far as my eyes could tell, it’s virtually identical in every way. The graphics are still breathtaking, and I have to give Ubi Soft credit for the fine job it did in mimicking the stylish look of the television show. Xbox could use a good game in this genre, and I was hoping this would be it. Unfortunately, Batman: Vengeance for the Xbox doesn’t correct any of the mistakes made by its PS2 predecessor. The platforming is still extremely annoying. There still isn’t an adjustable camera system. The Bat-gadgets are still little more than window dressing on what is a very run-of-the-mill title.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Un jeu principalement destiné aux fans de l'homme chauve-souris, qui pardonneront sans doute à Batman Vengeance ses gros défauts de maniabilité. L'univers du héros est parfaitement respecté, et l'on ne peut que regretter la courte durée de vie du soft et le fait que cet épisode Xbox se limite à un simple portage de la version PS2.
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MS Xbox World
The X-Box version is quite honestly the cleanest version that you can own of the three. With the power that the X-Box seems to be able to produce in the visual sense, you'll find that most of what is here is completely clean of the jagged edges, but it still fails to keep up in the detailing department! Game play in Batman hasn't changed a bit either and your main focus is to run through the entire game and kick the crap out of anything that gets in your way while staying alive. If you've managed to miss this title on the Game Cube and the Play Station 2, then it is worth a rental, but buying this game really isn't an option unless you're looking to collect X-Box games.
70
GameZone
Overall Batman: Vengeance is a stylish and smart reproduction of the animated series it is based on. If you have the time to refine your Bat-techniques then this game can be very enjoyable.
68
Worth Playing
Batman: Vengeance is based on Paul Dini and Bruce Timm's critically acclaimed cartoon, and as such, this game has a lot to live up to. Ubi Soft did a terrific job of recreating the mood and overall feel of the series. Had they put as much time and effort in the gameplay department, this game could have been great. As it sits, Vengeance is little more then a mildly entertaining platform/FPS game that will undoubtedly sell through the roof due to its monolithic fan-base potential and the fact that this game is being ported to every last NextGEN system, GBA included.
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Game Over Online
Despite the games many inherent annoyances, there is a good game buried deep within the digital information stamped onto this DVD. If you can look past its denounceable play control then you will find a smart, stylish, Batman experience that is, at its foundation, true to its namesake.
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Xbox Exclusive
The XBox version is quite honestly the cleanest version that you can own of the three. With the power that the XBox seems to be able to produce in the visual sense, you'll find that most of what is here is completely clean of the jagged edges, but it still fails to keep up in the detailing department! Game play in Batman hasn't changed a bit either and your main focus is to run through the entire game and kick the crap out of anything that gets in your way while staying alive. If you've managed to miss this title on the Game Cube and the PlayStation 2, then it is worth a rental, but buying this game really isn't an option unless you're looking to collect XBox games.
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.
60
Gamekult
Batman Vengeance est certainement l'un des meilleurs jeux à licence sorti depuis bien longtemps. Il souffre toutefois des défauts de ses qualités : de superbes graphismes et une bande son fidèles à la série ne suffisent pas à faire un excellent jeu. Malgré son scénario captivant, Batman Vengeance souffre d'une bien trop grande linéarité dans son gameplay et de quelques problèmes d'ergonomie qui gâchent la magie du titre. Un jeu qui ravira sans aucun doute les Bat-fans de tout poil et ce titre a sa place dans leur ludothèque Xbox. Les autres préféreront peut-être économiser leurs deniers en attendant une hypothétique suite.
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MS Xbox World
Despite the games many inherent annoyances, there is a good game buried deep within the digital information stamped onto this DVD. If you can look past its denounceable play control then you will find a smart, stylish, Batman experience that is, at its foundation, true to its namesake.
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GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Batman: Vengeance nails the audio and visual recreation of the animated series, but it comes up short when it comes to providing entertaining gameplay.