www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Beatdown-fists-of-vengeance-48147.287588
4.9 out of 10

Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance

When your back is against the wall it’s time to lay some beat do Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance

Showing 1-10 of 26
Overall 8
8.0

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: It’s a bit bewildering that scrolling fighting games from the 32 bit days and onwards have been unable to match the overall playability of such 16 bit classics as Streets of Rage and Final Fight. Perhaps the larger environments that came about with the third dimension has resulted in this formula feeling a bit more restrictive than their 2D counterparts ever did, or quite possibly many gamers of this age have become so much accustomed to additional complexities in games...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance

Thunderbolt Games
15 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Well, things have certainly turned sour. Raven, Jason, Gina, Lola, and Aaron have been set up and framed. Everyone in town, be it the Zanetti Family mob, rival gang members, and the even crooked Las Sombras police department believe that these five are responsible for murders of the city’s dockside drug dealers. Since nearly all the underworld was getting a piece of the action, this team of former mafia enforcers is now on everyone’s must-kill list.
  • Read full review
Overall 3
3.0

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
24 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Even passers-by with a strange- delightfully quaint- penchant for a denim ensemble are not safe from your murderous rage as you don a moniker straight from a Guy Ritchie film and the mantle of a street thug. Your family run the city from the shadows. You have been betrayed. You and your friends have been set up. Now, you are wanted criminals. You take to the streets and take flight from the law.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

SwankWorld
7 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance is an interesting concept. It’s an open-ended sandbox game that combines the beat-em-up gameplay of Final Fight and Double Dragon with one-on-one match-ups that are reminiscent of games like Tekken and Virtua Fighter. Add on some role-playing elements for good measure, and Beatdown sounds like it should be the sleeper hit of the year. That would definitely be the case had these elements been executed better.
  • Read full review
Overall 7
6.5

Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance

Playstation Illustrated
10 June 2006
  • Excerpt: The minute I saw the art on the cover, I had nostalgic flashes of Final Fight , and the equally brawltastic, Streets of Rage . Unfortunately, Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance , is only a mere shadow of those classic games. Graphically, this title has some decent effects. The character models are pretty gritty and urban looking, as well as being smoothly animated too. The cut scenes are surprinsingly well done, with some sharp CG going on.
  • Read full review

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance Review

VideoGamer.com
22 May 2006
  • Excerpt: On paper, Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance sounded like the logical next step for fighting games; a blend of fighting and role playing, with the option to fight battles on your terms, with backup as necessary. The plan was to broaden the appeal of fighting games and attempt to layer the genre with something beyond the punching and kicking aesthetic we're all used to. Upon playing it, it's difficult to see why they didn't just leave it alone.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.3

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
30 September 2005
  • Excerpt: Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance had the potential to be a solid, unique and enjoyable experience. Combining a variety of classic fighting moves and styles, throwing in a touch of Role Playing elements and offering a somewhat decent sized, free-roaming city sounds fairly promising to us – on paper that is.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.3
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 7
6.8
Sound 5
4.8
Control 4
3.9
Addiction 4
4.3

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
22 September 2005
  • Excerpt: Just like the movie industry, the game industry often saves its "less than stellar" games for the end of the summer. People are bored and still want to see movies or play games, so a catchy demo or trailer is often enough to catch their interest. Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance had an interesting demo, and it has an intriguing concept, but it's a downright lousy game.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance

TotalPlayStation.com
31 August 2005
  • Conclusion: It's a beat-em-up. You beat people up. If nothing else, it offers the bare minimum of gameplay to meet the name, but all the other claims of deeper gameplay are half-assed.
  • Read full review
Overall 5
5.0

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance

Gamecell
25 September 2006
  • Conclusion: There are far better fighting games out there than Beat Down, and there are other mission-based city adventure games too, all of which perform much better than this disappointing offering from Capcom.
  • Pros: Big story mode with lots to unlock, 5 Characters, each with a slightly different story, Combat is simple, but satisfying, If it's your thing, there are lots of different outfits to buy
  • Cons: Dull non-linear game play isn’t suited to fighting games, The camera is awful, There are better combat games out there
  • Read full review
Next page >>