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  • Summary: True to the fiction in every respect, this is the game based on the Superman universe that fans have been anticipating for decades. From excited citizens to the traffic on the streets, every detail of this vibrant city has a mind of its own. These 80 square miles are brought to life for the first time in a videogame. Go anywhere and do anything in Metropolis as Superman. Non-linear gameplay allows you to explore and play the game exactly how you want to at your own pace. Where and how you fly – to the top of skyscrapers, dodging elevated trains – is completely up to you, since gameplay is designed as a true open world experience. With notorious villains like Metallo and colossal challenges only Superman can overcome, you must navigate the Man of Steel to monitor and protect Metropolis from destruction. Three distinct types of gameplay — Flying, Rescue, and Combat — will keep the action constant and the challenges relentless. Play both film-inspired missions as well as original content created exclusively for the videogame. Graphics, sound, and gameplay have been taken to the next level to create a Metropolis like you've never seen it, with three dimensional sound, a complete orchestra soundtrack, and Oscar-wining sound designer. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 53
    There are some solid gaming moments here, but the glitches and flaws in the design are too large here to ignore.
  2. While it’s not the worst Superman game ever made, it’s still not anything any sane person would want to play. If you need a Superman fix, go rent the DVD instead.
  3. It's less to do with being the Man of Steel, more a rusty version of the tin man – because this is a game without a heart.
  4. Superman Returns for the DS is a terrible game for numerous reasons.
  5. The mini missions are klunky beyond belief with extremely shoddy animation, and they almost always have to be completed in a stupidly short length of time for enjoyment - and that's it. Ideal for morons with low expectations. [Feb 2007, p.82]
  6. The game is short, damn short. It can be finished in about an hour or so, and once you have sussed out the way the simple 'strategy' part works, all further enjoyment can only be derived from the main missions, which I'm sure you'll realise by now, can't save this Superman.
  7. Quite frankly, Superman Returns on the DS is abysmal. If you consider paying for it, or even asking for it for Christmas, you deserve to have a huge slab of radioactive green Kryptonite enter the Earth's atmosphere and smack you right on the head.

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  1. Oct 8, 2011
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    i bought this game thinking id like it, but $&%# no!!! i liked the graphics, this games not TOO bad, but pretty bad. the villain battles i hated, because all you do is bress buttons. those parts seemed alot like dancing sequences in dance dance revolution. i would recomend this game to suerman fans, but not for people looking for a really good kickass superhero game. two words: F**KIN TERRIBLE!!!! Expand

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