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A game with problems, but it's still fun, and worth it to buy if you find it cheap Xbox kvn8907 (179)

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Xbox 7 2.5
Combined User Score 31 2.5


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PlayStation 2Fragland.net (Sep 06, 2004)
I had the chance to go and see the movie before the actual premiere and just the day before I stupidly decided to pick pears. Does that stop someone from going to the movies a day later? If that somebody is me then yes, it does because you see I am one mental defective stupid no good piece of shit. To make a long story really short: the scaffolding collapsed while I was standing under it. I lived (luckily?!) but my right leg got stuck and I broke my foot. The cause which made sitting impossible is for your imagination to fill in. Anyway, I would have loved to see the movie as my interest in it simply increased with every one, of the mere six, levels I finished. Unfortunately I can not tell you if the movie makes you eager to play the game, but I guess that would be more relevant in a DVD review or would that be the other way around?!
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GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Aug, 2004)
Okay, die Kampfszenen zwischendurch sind zwar formidabel animiert und die “Capoeira Moves“ in ihrer grafischen Pracht kaum zu toppen, für ein “Actionspiel“ aber dennoch viel zu selten anzutreffen. Die KI der feindlichen Horden lässt ebenfalls einiges zu wünschen übrig. (…) Wenn ihr dann eine Sekunde später wegen der schwammigen Steuerung und der abyssischen Kameraführung 16 Stockwerke in die Tiefe rauscht und daraufhin die ganze &%*# noch einmal über euch ergehen lassen müsst fliegt unter Garantie euer unschuldiger Controller mit Wucht gegen die Wand. Noch etwas: Dass Halle Berry ein verflucht feines Frauchen ist, darüber müssen wir uns nicht streiten. Wenn man jedoch ein komplettes Spiel programmiert, in dem es anscheinend ausschließlich um Frau Berrys Hintern geht, frage ich mich, was zur Hölle mit unserer Entwicklerwelt los ist! So bleibt uns unterm Strich trotz viel versprechender Lizenz nur ein durchschnittliches Spiel mit falsch gesetzten Prioritäten.
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GameCubeN-Zone (Sep 27, 2004)
Zu Beginn dachte ich, dass mir Catwoman die Wartezeit bis zum zweiten Teil von Prince of Persia erträglicher machen würde, so angetan war ich von dem Spiel. Spätestens nach einer Stunde wusste ich es aber besser. Aufgrund eines wirren Leveldesigns, vieler unfairer Kletterpassagen und eines lächerlich simplen Kampfsystems ist Catwoman nur ein (viel zu kurzer) Actionhappen für zwischendurch. Da selbst die Technik des Spiels ziemlich schnell an Qualität verliert und nicht ansatzweise mit der anderer EA-Filmumsetzungen mithalten kann, bekommt das Spiel von mir noch nicht einmal eine Kaufempfehlung für Fans des Kinofilms. Wer in diesem Sommer unbedingt einen Superhelden nachahmen will, sollte lieber zum wesentlich besseren Spider-Man 2 greifen!
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WindowsPC Action (Sep 24, 2004)
Erlebnisse mit Spielen zu Filmen, sogenannte Spielfilme, sind oft so wie Techtelmechtel mit Edelhuren: Der Spaß ist sauteuer und meist nur von sehr kurzer Dauer. Können die Herren von Electronic Arts davon auch ein Liedchen singen? Oder haut die virtuelle Latextante mit Original-Lizenz mehr als ein paar pubertierende Pickelvisagen vom Hocker? Klar ist, dass allein die neckische animierte Heckpartie der feschen Dame einen Kaufgrund darstellt. Doch fangen wir vorne an ...
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Sep 21, 2004)
Natürlich gibt es zahlreiche Dinge, die man an Catwoman verbessern müsste. Allen Macken zum Trotz ist das Spiel dank gelungener Präsentation und (ein Gamepad vorausgesetzt) zugänglicher Steuerung ein spaßiger Zeitvertreib. Dafür sorgen vor allem die dank immer neuer Techniken abwechslungsreichen Prügeleien. Mit besserer Kameraführung und mehr Spiel statt Sex hätte die virtuelle Halle Berry ihrer Kollegin Jennifer Garner alias Sidney Bristow aus Alias problemlos den Rang abgelaufen.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Sep, 2004)
Catwoman ist eine akzeptable Spielumsetzung: In Originalschauplätzen die Story des Films nachzuspielen, motiviert ungemein. Durch zahlreiche Specialmoves spielen sich die Prügeleien sehr dynamisch, und die verwinkelten Levels fordern immer wieder akrobatische Glanzleistungen. Unglückliche Steuerung und Kameraführung sorgen jedoch regelmäßig für Kratzspuren in meinem Mauspad. Und mehr Abwechslung in den Missionen hätte ebenfalls sehr gut getan.
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PlayStation 24Players.de (Aug 18, 2004)
War die Verfilmung von Catwoman schon äußerst mau, so zeigt das dazugehörige Spiel, dass es sogar noch schlechter geht. Alles wirkt extrem oberflächlich, primitiv und unausgereift. Dabei hätte eine spielerische Mischung aus spannenden Peitschenkämpfen und akrobatischen Geschicklichkeitseinlagen durchaus Potenzial gehabt. Aber scheinbar fehlte den Entwickler einfach die Zeit oder Lust, sich neben der plakativen Einbindung von Halle Berry hier und Halle Berry da auch noch um das Gameplay zu kümmern. So sind die Kämpfe und Schalterrätsel so anspruchsvoll wie das Öffnen einer Dose Whiskas, die Gegner dumm wie Miezenschiss und die Kameraführung so sinnvoll wie Lockenwickler für Siamkatzen. PC-User müssen sich zudem mit einer fast unzumutbaren Steuerung sowie derben Grafik-Bugs herumärgern, während sie sich zusammen mit Xbox- und GameCube-Besitzern auch noch darüber wundern werden, warum Catwoman auf ihrem System deutlich schlechter aussieht als auf der betagten PS2.
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GameCubeGameSpot (Jul 21, 2004)
It used to be that you'd have to wait awhile to see games based on the big summer movie releases. But these days, the simultaneous movie-video game release seems to be rapidly becoming the norm. Electronic Arts, which has done some great work recently with its games based on the Lord of the Rings movies, is now delivering a game based on the upcoming Halle Berry movie, Catwoman. Catwoman attempts to deliver some Prince of Persia-like acrobatics, but its sharp graphics are offset by bad control, weak voice work, and shoddy gameplay.
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XboxGameSpot (Jul 21, 2004)
Catwoman attempts to deliver some Prince of Persia-like acrobatics, but its sharp graphics are offset by bad control, weak voice work, and shoddy gameplay.It used to be that you'd have to wait awhile to see games based on the big summer movie releases. But these days, the simultaneous movie-video game release seems to be rapidly becoming the norm. Electronic Arts, which has done some great work recently with its games based on the Lord of the Rings movies, is now delivering a game based on the upcoming Halle Berry movie, Catwoman. Catwoman attempts to deliver some Prince of Persia-like acrobatics, but its sharp graphics are offset by bad control, weak voice work, and shoddy gameplay.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Jul 21, 2004)
It used to be that you'd have to wait awhile to see games based on the big summer movie releases. But these days, the simultaneous movie-video game release seems to be rapidly becoming the norm. Electronic Arts, which has done some great work recently with its games based on the Lord of the Rings movies, is now delivering a game based on the upcoming Halle Berry movie, Catwoman. Catwoman attempts to deliver some Prince of Persia-like acrobatics, but its sharp graphics are offset by bad control, weak voice work, and shoddy gameplay.
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GameCube4Players.de (Aug 18, 2004)
War die Verfilmung von Catwoman schon äußerst mau, so zeigt das dazugehörige Spiel, dass es sogar noch schlechter geht. Alles wirkt extrem oberflächlich, primitiv und unausgereift. Dabei hätte eine spielerische Mischung aus spannenden Peitschenkämpfen und akrobatischen Geschicklichkeitseinlagen durchaus Potenzial gehabt. Aber scheinbar fehlte den Entwickler einfach die Zeit oder Lust, sich neben der plakativen Einbindung von Halle Berry hier und Halle Berry da auch noch um das Gameplay zu kümmern. So sind die Kämpfe und Schalterrätsel so anspruchsvoll wie das Öffnen einer Dose Whiskas, die Gegner dumm wie Miezenschiss und die Kameraführung so sinnvoll wie Lockenwickler für Siamkatzen. PC-User müssen sich zudem mit einer fast unzumutbaren Steuerung sowie derben Grafik-Bugs herumärgern, während sie sich zusammen mit Xbox- und GameCube-Besitzern auch noch darüber wundern werden, warum Catwoman auf ihrem System deutlich schlechter aussieht als auf der betagten PS2.
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Xbox4Players.de (Aug 18, 2004)
War die Verfilmung von Catwoman schon äußerst mau, so zeigt das dazugehörige Spiel, dass es sogar noch schlechter geht. Alles wirkt extrem oberflächlich, primitiv und unausgereift. Dabei hätte eine spielerische Mischung aus spannenden Peitschenkämpfen und akrobatischen Geschicklichkeitseinlagen durchaus Potenzial gehabt. Aber scheinbar fehlte den Entwickler einfach die Zeit oder Lust, sich neben der plakativen Einbindung von Halle Berry hier und Halle Berry da auch noch um das Gameplay zu kümmern. So sind die Kämpfe und Schalterrätsel so anspruchsvoll wie das Öffnen einer Dose Whiskas, die Gegner dumm wie Miezenschiss und die Kameraführung so sinnvoll wie Lockenwickler für Siamkatzen. PC-User müssen sich zudem mit einer fast unzumutbaren Steuerung sowie derben Grafik-Bugs herumärgern, während sie sich zusammen mit Xbox- und GameCube-Besitzern auch noch darüber wundern werden, warum Catwoman auf ihrem System deutlich schlechter aussieht als auf der betagten PS2.
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PlayStation 2Boomtown (Sep 03, 2004)
The game further illustrates the fact that voice acting for a computer game is different from movie acting. Even though most of the movie cast reprise their roles everyone comes across as wooden and half asleep - why is good voice acting still so rare? It’s not all the actors fault though; the dialogue and the one-liners are simply inane. This and other aspects give you the feeling that the game was rushed out in time for the movie.
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XboxEmpireOnline.com (2004)
The game is a standard action adventure, spiced up with some innovative combat — Catwoman uses a whip to disarm her enemies — but it’s still a pleasant way to disengage your brain for an hour or two.
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GameCubeGamesmania.de (Aug 13, 2004)
Wenn man Catwoman spielt, dann glaubt man fest, dass die Qualitätssicherung von EA beim Master-Termin in Urlaub war, denn so ein unterdurchschnittliches Filmabenteuer hätten wir vom Branchen-Riesen nach den Herr der Ringe-Titeln eigentlich nicht erwartet. Catwoman sieht nicht schlecht aus, in Sachen Gamedesign und Steuerung erwartet den geduldigen Spieler allerdings ein Patzer nach dem anderen. Wer ein ordentliches Action-Adventure sucht, der greift zu Prince of Persia. Und wenn es unbedingt eine Filmumsetzung sein muss, dann bietet Van Helsing noch immer deutlich mehr Spielspaß als diese lahme Katze.
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XboxGamesmania.de (Aug 13, 2004)
Wenn man Catwoman spielt, dann glaubt man fest, dass die Qualitätssicherung von EA beim Master-Termin in Urlaub war, denn so ein unterdurchschnittliches Filmabenteuer hätten wir vom Branchen-Riesen nach den Herr der Ringe-Titeln eigentlich nicht erwartet. Catwoman sieht nicht schlecht aus, in Sachen Gamedesign und Steuerung erwartet den geduldigen Spieler allerdings ein Patzer nach dem anderen. Wer ein ordentliches Action-Adventure sucht, der greift zu Prince of Persia. Und wenn es unbedingt eine Filmumsetzung sein muss, dann bietet Van Helsing noch immer deutlich mehr Spielspaß als diese lahme Katze.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania.de (Aug 13, 2004)
Wenn man Catwoman spielt, dann glaubt man fest, dass die Qualitätssicherung von EA beim Master-Termin in Urlaub war, denn so ein unterdurchschnittliches Filmabenteuer hätten wir vom Branchen-Riesen nach den Herr der Ringe-Titeln eigentlich nicht erwartet. Catwoman sieht nicht schlecht aus, in Sachen Gamedesign und Steuerung erwartet den geduldigen Spieler allerdings ein Patzer nach dem anderen. Wer ein ordentliches Action-Adventure sucht, der greift zu Prince of Persia. Und wenn es unbedingt eine Filmumsetzung sein muss, dann bietet Van Helsing noch immer deutlich mehr Spielspaß als diese lahme Katze.
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WindowsGamesmania.de (Aug 13, 2004)
Wenn man Catwoman spielt, dann glaubt man fest, dass die Qualitätssicherung von EA beim Master-Termin in Urlaub war, denn so ein unterdurchschnittliches Filmabenteuer hätten wir vom Branchen-Riesen nach den Herr der Ringe-Titeln eigentlich nicht erwartet. Catwoman sieht nicht schlecht aus, in Sachen Gamedesign und Steuerung erwartet den geduldigen Spieler allerdings ein Patzer nach dem anderen. Wer ein ordentliches Action-Adventure sucht, der greift zu Prince of Persia. Und wenn es unbedingt eine Filmumsetzung sein muss, dann bietet Van Helsing noch immer deutlich mehr Spielspaß als diese lahme Katze.
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WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Aug 31, 2004)
Een zwarte kat kruisen brengt naar verluid ongeluk. Deze titel op je pc installeren zonder twijfel ook! Een bijzonder povere consoleport. Miauw.
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XboxGame Over Online (Aug 06, 2004)
I'm not sure how many times I've heard that Berry looks amazing in this movie and in the game and everywhere else. But she is getting to be 38 and it is typical for women over 40 in Hollywood to never get any of the glamorous action movie roles. Just think, the most logical choice would have been to beg Michelle Pfeiffer to reprise her Batman nemesis role. Hopefully, Berry will get a chance to embody a character with a story worth telling and in this case, a game worth playing, before she is shut aside.
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PlayStation 2Game Over Online (Aug 06, 2004)
I'm not sure how many times I've heard that Berry looks amazing in this movie and in the game and everywhere else. But she is getting to be 38 and it is typical for women over 40 in Hollywood to never get any of the glamorous action movie roles. Just think, the most logical choice would have been to beg Michelle Pfeiffer to reprise her Batman nemesis role. Hopefully, Berry will get a chance to embody a character with a story worth telling and in this case, a game worth playing, before she is shut aside.
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GameCubeGame Over Online (Aug 06, 2004)
With the success of Spider-Man, a series of comic book characters are now seeing life again on the silver screen and of course, in front of computers and consoles. This companion release to Catwoman can be lauded for its timeliness. It came out around the same time if not on the same day as the movie. It features a virtual Halle Berry as Patience Phillips. And you may even get to see this Berry in that leather outfit even more than in the film itself. But that's about all the strengths I can think of with this game. Once the adventure starts, it all goes downhill from there.
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Windows4Players.de (Aug 18, 2004)
War die Verfilmung von Catwoman schon äußerst mau, so zeigt das dazugehörige Spiel, dass es sogar noch schlechter geht. Alles wirkt extrem oberflächlich, primitiv und unausgereift. Dabei hätte eine spielerische Mischung aus spannenden Peitschenkämpfen und akrobatischen Geschicklichkeitseinlagen durchaus Potenzial gehabt. Aber scheinbar fehlte den Entwickler einfach die Zeit oder Lust, sich neben der plakativen Einbindung von Halle Berry hier und Halle Berry da auch noch um das Gameplay zu kümmern. So sind die Kämpfe und Schalterrätsel so anspruchsvoll wie das Öffnen einer Dose Whiskas, die Gegner dumm wie Miezenschiss und die Kameraführung so sinnvoll wie Lockenwickler für Siamkatzen. PC-User müssen sich zudem mit einer fast unzumutbaren Steuerung sowie derben Grafik-Bugs herumärgern, während sie sich zusammen mit Xbox- und GameCube-Besitzern auch noch darüber wundern werden, warum Catwoman auf ihrem System deutlich schlechter aussieht als auf der betagten PS2.
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WindowsGameSpot (Jul 28, 2004)
Catwoman is a mediocre game. The graphics are passable, and the rest of it has the feel of a bad attempt to duplicate the acrobatic gameplay that made last year's Prince of Persia such a success. But sub-par control and annoying camera work get in the way of this goal, making Catwoman a game you'll certainly want to skip.
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WindowsActionTrip (Jul 28, 2004)
In a nutshell, even though Catwoman offers a feisty and stylish superheroine, some neatly designed platform puzzles, coupled with fluid animation and fighting action, the game ultimately takes a nosedive by making the very thing it focuses on the most frustrating to the point of wanting to strangle small kittens. And it does so by basically not taking extra care of the camera, controls and other important design aspects that would've made the game play a lot more enjoyable. This is not a good PC port, and I only recommend it to die-hard fans of Catwoman. As it stands, they would pay to see her swing her hips in a game, comic, or indeed a video game anyway.
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PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365 (2004)
I was impressed when I first gave this game a spin. The combat was always an under-performer, and reminded me of Sony's Jet Li game, Rise to Honor. The acrobatic parts of the game make it feel like the Catwoman name was more than just a way to sell a copy, but in fact the developers put time creating a video game form of the Catwoman character. Unfortunately, the not-so-solid controls, camera angles, A.I., and level design are all reasons why I can't give this game high remarks.
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Xboxcontactmusic.com (Feb 20, 2004)
If you have always fancied prancing around as Halle Berry dressed in a cat-suite then EA's Catwoman title is the answer to all your prayers. Using a similar control system to Prince of Persia you control the feline heroine and take her on a mission that, to some extent, reflects the movie plot kicking bad guys butts along the way.
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XboxNext Level Gaming (Aug 08, 2004)
I would say that kids might end up liking this game because it is based on the movie, but judging from the outcome of the box-office bomb I don’t even think anybody took their kids to see it. I just thought this game was not very good. If it clocked in at $20 it might have received a few more points, but I see no reason to put $40 on the counter for this game. Not the PS2 version, not the GameCube version, and not the Xbox version. Stay away from this one!
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PlayStation 2Playstation Illustrated (2006)
True to other EA movie licensed games, such as The Lord of the Rings and James Bond, Catwoman manages to capture the movie perfectly. Sadly, this is a bad thing in Catwoman's case, making it hard to even suggest this one as a rental.
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WindowsCincinnati Enquirer (Aug 05, 2004)
This single-player adventure may be worth a weekend rental for fans of the film -- and it can be easily completed in that time -- but others should steer clear of this hairball of a game.
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GameCubeCincinnati Enquirer (Aug 05, 2004)
This single-player adventure may be worth a weekend rental for fans of the film -- and it can be easily completed in that time -- but others should steer clear of this hairball of a game.
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XboxCincinnati Enquirer (Aug 05, 2004)
This single-player adventure may be worth a weekend rental for fans of the film -- and it can be easily completed in that time -- but others should steer clear of this hairball of a game.
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PlayStation 2Cincinnati Enquirer (Aug 05, 2004)
This single-player adventure may be worth a weekend rental for fans of the film -- and it can be easily completed in that time -- but others should steer clear of this hairball of a game.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Sep, 2004)
Every time I started to feel like I was enjoying myself with this foul feline, I’d fall down another gap and have to start an entire section over. Consequently, finishing each part of the game was a true joy for no other reason than I knew I’d never have to play it ever again.
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PlayStation 2FOK!games (Sep 09, 2004)
mdat de game gebaseerd is op een filmlicentie, vreesde ik dat het een ontzettend slechte game zou zijn. Dat is het wat mij betreft niet geworden maar het is wel een ondermaatse game. De game toont aan hoe belangrijk een goede camera en controls zijn want ondanks alle moeite die klaarblijkelijk gestoken is in het af en toe leuke en uitdagende leveldesign, de redelijke graphics, de muziek en het gevechtssysteem is er toch weer die ouderwetse gameplay die roet in het eten gooit. De gameplay is daarbij niet eens zo slecht maar hij wordt vrijwel contant tegengewerkt door het cameraperspectief dat te pas en te onpas verandert, dan wel juist niet verandert, waardoor je blind ergens heen moet springen. Vooral voor de mensen die zich bij de onwikkeling van dit spel met het leveldesign hebben beziggehouden is dit jammer want als de camera meewerkt is het best wel vermakelijk.
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GameCubeNext Level Gaming (Aug 08, 2004)
I am going to be totally honest. The day that big bad Hollywood announced that they were going to make a movie based on Catwoman I knew it was going to be a major bomb. First and foremost I pretty much despise anything that tumbles out of the hole that is called Hollywood. They take big stars (who made them big, not me?) and put them in situations that just downright suck. When will people wake up and see that stars do not make a movie. It is the storyline that drives it. And they chose everybody’s new Hollywood drool tool Halle Berry. I never took the time to see this horrid excuse for a movie, but I know that the fools at Warner Bros threw about $135 Million into this mess, and it has been a huge box-office bomb, making a pathetic $32 Million since its release a few weeks ago. So somehow the Catwoman game landed on my desk at the Next Level Gaming offices. So here we go, but I warn you right now that this review is not going to be pretty.
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GameCubeGameZone (Aug 02, 2001)
The world has been saved by a bat, by a spider, and by a man who is unbreakable. Humans with mutant powers have continuously kept the world's dangers at bay. Next summer the world will be saved by Elektra, the woman who Daredevil fell for in the movie that he saved the world in. Hundreds of "beings" have had their chance to be a comic book hero – now it's the feline's turn.
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PlayStation 2Worth Playing (Aug 16, 2004)
Everyone knows the man in black tights, the superhero of the night, Batman and probably seen the classic movie “Batman Returns,” in which they introduced the sexy character Catwoman. Now, DC has brought this character back to be featured in her own theatrical film, “Catwoman,” starring Halle Berry instead of the original actress, Michelle Pfeiffer. Personally, I don’t think this really matters, but from what I hear, the movie is abysmal. While the movie didn’t do so well, the game has the potential to be a completely different story, as seen with “The Chronicles of Riddick.” So is this game a flop or a success?
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PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming (Aug 08, 2004)
I would say that kids might end up liking this game because it is based on the movie, but judging from the outcome of the box-office bomb I don’t even think anybody took their kids to see it. I just thought this game was not very good. If it clocked in at $20 it might have received a few more points, but I see no reason to put $40 on the counter for this game. Not the PS2 version, not the GameCube version, and not the Xbox version. Stay away from this one!
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Sep, 2004)
Just the thought of watching the Catwoman movie makes me vomit a little in my mouth. The idea of playing the game that is based on this waste of film is the equivalent to dunking my head into the world’s dirtiest toilet and gargling. After spending two complete days with this killer app (killer as in you’ll die a little inside each time you play it), I can safely say that I’ve experienced horrors that your mind can’t even begin to comprehend. In short, playing this epic-sized monstrosity is similar to being scratched to death by a house cat…not only is it painful, it’s also embarrassing.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Sep, 2004)
Just the thought of watching the Catwoman movie makes me vomit a little in my mouth. The idea of playing the game that is based on this waste of film is the equivalent to dunking my head into the world’s dirtiest toilet and gargling. After spending two complete days with this killer app (killer as in you’ll die a little inside each time you play it), I can safely say that I’ve experienced horrors that your mind can’t even begin to comprehend. In short, playing this epic-sized monstrosity is similar to being scratched to death by a house cat…not only is it painful, it’s also embarrassing.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Sep, 2004)
Just the thought of watching the Catwoman movie makes me vomit a little in my mouth. The idea of playing the game that is based on this waste of film is the equivalent to dunking my head into the world’s dirtiest toilet and gargling. After spending two complete days with this killer app (killer as in you’ll die a little inside each time you play it), I can safely say that I’ve experienced horrors that your mind can’t even begin to comprehend. In short, playing this epic-sized monstrosity is similar to being scratched to death by a house cat…not only is it painful, it’s also embarrassing.
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PlayStation 2IC-Games (Aug 31, 2004)
It’s not all cat-litter though, without a doubt the strongest part of Catwoman is the graphics and the developers have certainly gone to town to make the whole environment as movie-esque as they could. Catwoman’s animations are certainly top notch and it doesn’t take that long to discover that Halle Berry’s sexy appeal has found its way into the game as she wiggles about in her undersized cat-suit. However even something as polished as the animation on Halle Berry cat like butt shouldn’t make someone go out and spend £40 on a game and we certainly didn't see anything in Catwoman that should break this tradition. For fans only..
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PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation (Aug 04, 2004)
Catwoman is little more than a pretty face and a sexy voice covering up for a cumbersome, pitiful attempt at an action game. Level designs that literally force you to try and retry an incredibly difficult section while fighting the controls and camera instantly suck any fun out of what could have been a nice attempt to mix Prince of Persia exploration and free-form 360 degree fighting (a la SCEA's Rise to Honor). Even if you really, REALLY liked the movie, there's almost no reason to give this game more than a passing glance.
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GameCube1UP (Jul 23, 2004)
Games with popular movie licenses have been all the talk this summer. With surprise hits like Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Spider-Man 2, developers have been shaking the stigma that you can't make a good game from based on a movie. However, given what seems ample material for a quality action-adventure title, EA misses the mark by a mile.
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Xbox1UP (Jul 23, 2004)
Games with popular movie licenses have been all the talk this summer. With surprise hits like Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Spider-Man 2, developers have been shaking the stigma that you can't make a good game from based on a movie. However, given what seems ample material for a quality action-adventure title, EA misses the mark by a mile.
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PlayStation 21UP (Jul 23, 2004)
Games with popular movie licenses have been all the talk this summer. With surprise hits like Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Spider-Man 2, developers have been shaking the stigma that you can't make a good game from based on a movie. However, given what seems ample material for a quality action-adventure title, EA misses the mark by a mile.
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GameCubeXGP Gaming (Jul 22, 2004)
Basically, there’s nothing to like about Catwoman outside of the graphics. At the very most, the game deserves a rental. However, you’ll be just as happy saving the $6 and maybe trying out the film instead. It’s unfortunate that companies try to bank so much on these movie licenses. You’ll probably get more enjoyment out of a scratching post than this game.
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PlayStation 2GameZone (Aug 04, 2004)
Graphically, the game comes out strong. Though there is nothing overly exciting about the design or detail of the levels, character models, or animation, the graphics are the best part of the game hands down. The soundtrack is okay but where the sound really suffers is the voice-overs. Not surprisingly, Halle Berry didn’t stick around to lend her voice to the project.
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PlayStation 2Common Sense Media (Aug 14, 2004)
The gameplay draws heavily on superior predecessor Prince of Persia, with its three-dimensional environments and its preference for swinging, scaling, and jumping over combat. When the fur finally does fly, Catwoman pits her impressive, nicely animated combat moves against the lamest bunch of faceless pushovers a video game can offer. It's hard to imagine who this game is for: Catwoman does a curious job of trying to mix the sassiness of Eartha Kitt's Catwoman, the darkness of Tim Burton's Batman film, and Prince of Persia-inspired gameplay. And with few secrets to unlock, there's only the occasional entertaining challenge. The pace of the game is odd, too -- players will breeze though sizable sections of levels, only to come to a grinding halt to attempt the same series of jumps in hopes of advancing through trickier spots. Overall, this certainly isn't a game players will be dying to get their claws on.
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PlayStation 2Gameplanet (Aug 26, 2004)
What about that outfit? Or would it be more appropriate to say 'lack' of an outfit. It has to be said that the animation should really appeal to the male gamers out there. Well, that is supposed to be the theory until a female reviewer gets hold of it. Then what are you left with? Apart from the pretty graphics, nothing much else comes to mind. The use of Capo era moves should have been another highlight of the game but there isn't enough of it to talk about. All in all this game really did go to the dogs... not to mention the pet cemetery.
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XboxTotalVideoGames (TVG) (Aug 10, 2004)
To highlight the sheer ineptness of this title, leave your joypad alone for a few seconds and marvel at the extent to which the developers created an idle animation. Sure we've seen Sonic wag his finger at you and Mario fall to sleep, however Catwoman struts her stuff in this elaborate cut-scene styled effect whenever you let go off the pad for a few seconds, it's just a shame that this much effort wasn't put into the actual game.
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GameCubeTotalVideoGames (TVG) (Aug 10, 2004)
To highlight the sheer ineptness of this title, leave your joypad alone for a few seconds and marvel at the extent to which the developers created an idle animation. Sure we've seen Sonic wag his finger at you and Mario fall to sleep, however Catwoman struts her stuff in this elaborate cut-scene styled effect whenever you let go off the pad for a few seconds, it's just a shame that this much effort wasn't put into the actual game.
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WindowsTotalVideoGames (TVG) (Aug 10, 2004)
To highlight the sheer ineptness of this title, leave your joypad alone for a few seconds and marvel at the extent to which the developers created an idle animation. Sure we've seen Sonic wag his finger at you and Mario fall to sleep, however Catwoman struts her stuff in this elaborate cut-scene styled effect whenever you let go off the pad for a few seconds, it's just a shame that this much effort wasn't put into the actual game.
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PlayStation 2TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Aug 10, 2004)
To highlight the sheer ineptness of this title, leave your joypad alone for a few seconds and marvel at the extent to which the developers created an idle animation. Sure we've seen Sonic wag his finger at you and Mario fall to sleep, however Catwoman struts her stuff in this elaborate cut-scene styled effect whenever you let go off the pad for a few seconds, it's just a shame that this much effort wasn't put into the actual game.
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PlayStation 2Gamestyle (Apr 21, 2006)
There is no denying that Catwoman is only half the game that it could have been nor are there any excuses. Even with the widespread resources Electronic Arts can call upon, it failed to produce a fulfilling video game tie-in. A little less presentation and a lot more effort on the game experience itself would have saved this cat at least some of its nine lives.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos (Aug 13, 2004)
"Catwoman" não serve nem para fãs do filme ou jogadores casuais. O melhor mesmo é enterrar o game na caixa de areia mais próxima.
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XboxExtreme Gamer (Aug 02, 2004)
Catwoman is a flat out bomb, just like the pictures ticket sales. It's a shame Electronic Arts had to develop a movie version of Catwoman without the freedom of using the real feline character from the comics. Stay away from this game.
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GameCubeIGN (Jul 20, 2004)
Electronic Arts has enjoyed a great run in the last few years, trumping everyone with dozens of great games, million-plus selling franchises, and innovation that is tough to compete with. Every so often it's bound to happen, though. You know a slip-up, a mistake, a wrong guess. That one game that maybe they shouldn't have bought the movie rights to. That's Catwoman. Or as I like to call it, Shatwoman.
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XboxGamePro (US) (Jul 26, 2004)
Catwoman is one of those games that gives licensed properties a bad name?something really depressing as movie-based titles were starting to gain respectability with The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay and Spider-Man 2. No, Catwoman fumbles the ball?from the moment you press start there?s nothing but frustration. You play as Patience, a woman left for dead, but instead of pushing up daisies, she?s revived/saved/resurrected by cats. Somehow her small furry saviors imbue her with cat-powers (or something like that), which translate into a limited repertoire of flailing punch-kick moves, expertise with a whip, and other purchasable powers that are available as the game progresses.
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XboxGameSpy (Jul 26, 2004)
Poor Catwoman. As one of Batman's enemies, she was really little more than a pretty face and hot body in a tight catsuit. Judging by the ubiquitous trailers for the new Halle Berry movie, it looks like more of the same. When it was announced that Electronic Arts would be doing the Catwoman game, however, my spirits picked up a bit. After all, EA generally puts out a quality product, even if there isn't a lot to work with. Sometimes, though, only so much can be done, and this seems to be the case here. Not only is there little in the way of story, there's even less when it comes to actual gameplay.
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XboxIGN (Jul 20, 2004)
Electronic Arts has enjoyed a great run in the last few years, trumping everyone with dozens of great games, million-plus selling franchises, and innovation that is tough to compete with. Every so often it's bound to happen, though. You know a slip-up, a mistake, a wrong guess. That one game that maybe they shouldn't have bought the movie rights to. That's Catwoman. Or as I like to call it, Shatwoman.
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PlayStation 2GamerDad (Sep 26, 2004)
Just as the "Catwoman" feature film has been criticized for all flash and no substance (Village Voice: "simultaneously overstuffed and undernourished"), the video game of the same name suffers from the same fate.
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PlayStation 2IGN (Jul 20, 2004)
Electronic Arts has enjoyed a great run in the last few years, trumping everyone with dozens of great games, million-plus selling franchises, and innovation that is tough to compete with. Every so often it's bound to happen, though -- you know, a slip-up, a mistake, a wrong guess. That one game that maybe they shouldn't have bought the movie rights to. That's Catwoman.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy (Jul 26, 2004)
Poor Catwoman. As one of Batman's enemies, she was really little more than a pretty face and hot body in a tight catsuit. Judging by the ubiquitous trailers for the new Halle Berry movie, it looks like more of the same. When it was announced that Electronic Arts would be doing the Catwoman game, however, my spirits picked up a bit. After all, EA generally puts out a quality product, even if there isn't a lot to work with. Sometimes, though, only so much can be done, and this seems to be the case here. Not only is there little in the way of story, there's even less when it comes to actual gameplay.
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WindowsIGN (Jul 30, 2004)
There is nothing left to say, really. There is a lot of sheen resting over what's essentially an empty shell. While the development team has done a better-than-average job of heaping sparkles and gloss over these broken bones of a game, the end result is that Catwoman is a overly simplistic combat game. It's a rather interesting adventure game marred by annoying, imprecise controls and an even more maddening and nonsensical camera. And it's a game that reeks of movie license money -- a failed attempt at style over substance. If you absolutely love everything about Catwoman and you can't have enough because of your sheer love for the property, well by God, then you should probably rent this game. For rest of gaming public -- 99.9% of you -- stay far away. You don't want to cross this cat.
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XboxGaming Age (Aug 12, 2004)
Overall, the score is justified based on the fact that beyond the 2 Catwoman fans out there, I can't suggest this game beyond that group of gamers. The game, while pretty to the eye, is flawed in execution in most every way, shape, and form. The story is bland, the game is short, the controls are iffy, and the camera is laughably bad. This all falls in the hands of the designers who tried to get this game out by the films arrival to cash in on the success, or lack thereof, of it. If more time and effort went into tweaking these issues, Catwoman may have been a decent game I could recommend to action fans. However, it will, like the film, be forgotten and not seen by most.
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XboxX-Power (Sep 20, 2004)
Een conclusie lijkt me uiteindelijk een beetje overbodig. Ik kan me op geen enkele manier voorstellen dat iemand geld zou willen besteden aan dit spel. Mocht je een fanatieke verzamelaar zijn die per sé ELK spel moet bezitten (in dat geval : adopteer mij !!), dan kan je Catwoman even goed ook kopen. Maar voor de normale gamers die hun zuurverdiende geld liever niet de vuilbak ingooien heb ik maar één advies : maak een brede bocht voorbij dit spel en zijn afschuwelijke cover. Dit spel bevat geen enkel element dat het spelen waard is, en is op zich een mooi voorbeeld van alles wat er fout is met de videogame-industrie. Thank you, good night !
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PlayStation 2PSX Nation (Aug 18, 2004)
“Catwoman” isn’t a game as much as a licensed train wreck in search for a reason for being that, sadly, never materialized while I played. It sucks the joy of playing games and living life in general the further one exposes oneself to its rushed-to-market existence. Avoid!
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PlayStation 2Super Play (Sweden) (Aug, 2004)
Många goda idéer som skoningslöst slås ihjäl av miserabel kontroll. Och det här spelet har inte nio liv. Frustrationsfaktorn är hög.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Aug 26, 2004)
C'est fou comme une mauvaise jouabilité peut flinguer un titre. Puisqu'il est quasiment impossible de manier Catwoman comme on le voudrait, on ne s'amuse pas à suivre le personnage dans ses aventures. Souhaitons un destin tout autre au film sur grand écran.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com (Aug 26, 2004)
C'est fou comme une mauvaise jouabilité peut flinguer un titre. Puisqu'il est quasiment impossible de manier Catwoman comme on le voudrait, on ne s'amuse pas à suivre le personnage dans ses aventures. Souhaitons un destin tout autre au film sur grand écran.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 26, 2004)
C'est fou comme une mauvaise jouabilité peut flinguer un titre. Puisqu'il est quasiment impossible de manier Catwoman comme on le voudrait, on ne s'amuse pas à suivre le personnage dans ses aventures. Souhaitons un destin tout autre au film sur grand écran.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK) (Aug 06, 2004)
We're not going to beat around the bush. Catwoman is tired, trite, vastly clichéd 'ideas' lumped together with the cheapest wallpaper paste. This may be because, according to America's media, the film itself is awful, but there's no way that tells the full story. The general gameplay implementation is shocking, blanched of all character and utterly devoid of merit. Hopefully by now you've realised that you must not buy this game. Do not. It's not even funny. We're not even going to crack the obligatory joke about consigning it to the litter tray. Catwoman is truly awful.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Aug 26, 2004)
Après nous avoir agréablement surpris avec des licences soignées, EA s'en revient aux bonnes vieilles habitudes. En dépit d'une réalisation correcte, bien que faiblarde sur PC, Catwoman atteint un rare niveau de médiocrité en termes de maniabilité, se posant comme un véritable anti-Prince Of Persia. A fuir, vite, très vite.
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Catwoman, both the game and the movie, existed solely to show off the fabulous body of Hale Berry. And who could argue with such a premise? Unfortunately, everything else about this game emanates comical stink lines. It's a train wreck of stupid control and stupider enemies.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Nov, 2004)
Catwoman is one of the worst games you are ever likely to play. When you aren’t falling to your death or spending your hard-earned loot on special moves that do absolutely nothing, you’ll be enjoying such Halle Berry-voiced witticisms as “I’ll claw my way to the top!” and “What’s that my cat eye spies?!” Fortunately (more like sadly), you can treat yourself to a bunch of cheesy T&A close-up poses by leaving your controller idle for a few moments— that is, if you haven’t thrown it through the screen.
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WindowsJoystick (French) (Sep, 2004)
Comme disait Clint : "Dans le jeu vidéo, il y a deux types de héros. Ceux qui ont un flingue. Et ceux qui creusent." Toi, ma belle, tu vas creuser. Profond.
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WindowsUOL Jogos (Aug 13, 2004)
"Catwoman" não serve nem para fãs do filme ou jogadores casuais. O melhor mesmo é enterrar o game na caixa de areia mais próxima.
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WindowsGame.EXE (Sep, 2004)
Детский комикс. Третичный(по отзывам, но верим) фильм. И игра, вот, следом. Да, именно такая, ловите.
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XboxGame Revolution (Aug 05, 2004)
Considering the pedigree, was there really any question as to how this hairball was going to turn out? It's the Catwoman game, for crying out loud, and it's precisely as bad as you thought it would be. Unless you have a fetish for crummy games, leave this one in the litterbox where it belongs.
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GameCubeGame Revolution (Aug 05, 2004)
By now we’re all well aware of the Curse of the Movie License, the nearly unchallenged theory that games based on films suck. Catwoman, however, is that rare double-whammy of despair, that tragic one-two punch of tastelessness: a bad game based on a bad film.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Aug, 2004)
Considering the pedigree, was there really any question as to how this hairball was going to turn out? It’s the Catwoman game, for crying out loud, and it’s precisely as bad as you thought it would be. Unless you have a fetish for crummy games, leave this one in the litterbox where it belongs.