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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 Player Training is fighting against a robot
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
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 The training option has the player follow a sequence of commands while pummelling a robot

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Critic Reviews

AceGamez PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
The Next Level GameCube Jan 28, 2003 B 75
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles GameCube May 03, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 30, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
IGN GameCube Jan 27, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61


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