Black & Bruised

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Black & Bruised
Black and Bruised.jpg
PAL region cover art for PlayStation 2
Developer(s) Digital Fiction
Publisher(s) Majesco
Platform(s) GameCube
PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA January 26, 2003
  • PAL June 27, 2003
Genre(s) Fighting game, Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player

Black & Bruised is a boxing-based fighting video game developed by Digital Fiction and published by Majesco in 2003 in the USA, in PAL Regions such as Europe and Australia it was published by Sierra Entertainment.[1][2]

Description by the Publisher[edit]

To the fighters in Black & Bruised, boxing is no game; it's a matter of survival. Nineteen outrageous characters fight their way through grueling slugfests to win the pot or settle a score. You'll play through their intertwining stories as they battle each other in 21 different arenas. During each match, you can earn power-ups such as Armor, AutoSlip, Vamp, or Fire Damage to give your fighter a competitive advantage over your opponent.


The game received mixed reviews with metascored ranging from 63% to 67% on Metacritic and GameRankings.

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings PS2: 64.7% (33 reviews)[3]
GCN: 67.2% (28 reviews)[4]
Metacritic PS2: 63% (19 reviews)[5]
GCN: 66% (20 reviews)[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 6.7 / 10[7][8]
GameSpy 2 / 5[9][10]
IGN PS2: 6.3 / 10[11]
GCN: 6.1 / 10[12]

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