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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 Mission log
Batman Begins Xbox Batman cannot fly, but his winged cloak will let him glide from any height.
Batman Begins Xbox On a speeding train
Batman Begins Xbox Batman will more often find himself surrounded by the enemy.

Promo Images

Batman Begins Screenshot
Batman Begins Screenshot
Batman Begins Screenshot
Batman Begins Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

The Dark Knight Returns To Glory! Xbox Classic Nigel (150)

Critic Reviews

Play Magazine PlayStation 2 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Jul 08, 2005 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot GameCube Jun 17, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68 PlayStation 2 Jun 19, 2005 66 out of 100 66 PlayStation 2 Jul 01, 2005 66 out of 100 66
1UP PlayStation 2 Jun 17, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65 GameCube Jun 21, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Gamer Within PlayStation 2 Aug 04, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamestyle Xbox 2005 5 out of 10 50
Bordersdown Xbox Jun, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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