Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance review

  • Gloriously unabashed violence
  • The interesting recruitment scheme
  • Tranny fights!
  • Gritty locales lacking polish
  • Dialogue dripping with cheese
  • One-on-one multiplayer

Unlike what the news would have you believe, the only crime stemming from Grand Theft Auto’s popularity is the theft of its own content. A petty crime at best, but the market is about to be inundated with two-bit clones trying to muscle in on San Andreas’ turf. 

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance is an unapologetically violent game, and the bruises you amass will help you not to forget. About the only person you can’t pummel is the reporter who appears from time to time save your progress. After selecting one of the five characters, the game asks you to contemplate where exactly you want to take your knuckle artistry. The burning question Beat Down asks you to make before battering an opponent into submission is whether you’d like to recruit to your team or interrogate them for information.

More Info

Release date: Aug 23 2005 - PS2, Xbox (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Cavia
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Strong Language, Violence


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