Black & Bruised

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Black & Bruised
Black and Bruised.jpg
Developer(s) Digital Fiction
Publisher(s) Majesco (US)
VU Games (EU)
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
Multiplayer

Black & Bruised is a boxing-based fighting video game developed by Digital Fiction and published by Majesco in 2003 in the USA; in the PAL regions such as Europe and Australia it was published by VU Games.[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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PS2
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[3] N/A
EGM N/A 5.5 / 10[4]
Game Informer 7.5 / 10[5] 7.5 / 10[6]
GamePro 4/5 stars[7] 4/5 stars[7]
GameSpot 6.7 / 10[8] 6.7 / 10[8]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[9] 2/5 stars[10]
GameZone 6.9 / 10[11] 6.5 / 10[12]
IGN 6.1 / 10[13] 6.3 / 10[14]
Nintendo Power 3.7 / 5[15] N/A
OPM (US) N/A 4/5 stars[16]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 66 / 100[17] 63 / 100[18]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on both platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black & Bruised - GameCube". IGN. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Gibbs, Bill (2003). "Black & Bruised". Absolute PlayStation 2. Archived from the original on March 7, 2003. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Black & Bruised (GC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ EGM staff (April 2003). "Black & Bruised (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (165): 111. Archived from the original on May 25, 2004. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Leeper, Justin (March 2003). "Black & Bruised (GC)". Game Informer (119): 85. Archived from the original on November 13, 2004. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Black & Bruised (PS2)". Game Informer (119): 83. March 2003. 
  7. ^ a b Dan Elektro (February 11, 2003). "Black & Bruised". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 8, 2005. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b MacDonald, Ryan (February 5, 2003). "Black & Bruised Review". GameSpot. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ Gallant, Matthew (February 19, 2003). "GameSpy: Black & Bruised (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 20, 2006. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ Gallant, Matthew (February 19, 2003). "GameSpy: Black & Bruised (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on November 7, 2005. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ Hopper, Steven (February 9, 2003). "Black & Bruised - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ Romano, Natalie (February 6, 2003). "Black & Bruised - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  13. ^ Lewis, Cory D. (January 27, 2003). "Black & Bruised (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ Lewis, Cory D. (January 30, 2003). "Black & Bruised (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Black & Bruised". Nintendo Power. 166: 136. March 2003. 
  16. ^ "Black & Bruised". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 84. April 2003. Archived from the original on May 25, 2004. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Black & Bruised for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Black & Bruised for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 

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