Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    70
    It's a simple game, but still engaging and fun. With good graphics and better control, fans of the movie should give this title a try.
  2. Apr 30, 2013
    66
    A passable casual time killer that’s easy to pick up and play. But despite its good looks and good ideas, the experience won’t satisfy superhero fans looking for a challenging or especially rewarding adventure.
  3. Apr 30, 2013
    65
    If you’re a fan of endless runners and can put up with the game constantly asking you to post to Facebook or purchase more ISO-8, then you find this a fun diversion while you wait in line to see Iron Man 3 in theaters.
  4. Apr 29, 2013
    64
    Iron Man 3 The Official Game is a decent endless run game, but a disappointing tie-in for a franchise that deserved something more.
  5. May 31, 2013
    60
    Gameloft’s Iron Man 3 is not too bad, but it’s not the kind of game you will remember for ages. Considering such a powerful Hollywood franchise, creating an endless runner instead of a sandbox could be seen like a big waste. Especially when you find out that there are many endless runners better than this.
  6. May 23, 2013
    60
    For fans of Tony Stark and his universe, Iron Man 3 is definitely a fun adventure. For those who care nothing whatsoever for comics or the Iron Man universe, it’s still fun as an endless runner. It doesn't feel as finished as other Gameloft games, but time may change that. But be prepared to either spend lots of your time, or your money, to get the most out of Iron Man 3.
  7. May 9, 2013
    60
    The game is flashy and can be pretty addicting while pushing you to your limits. It’s by no means a perfect game, but it’s not bad either.
  8. May 8, 2013
    60
    But if you’re after some proper Iron Man thrills and spills, you’d be better off watching the film. It’s a much better representation of the character, and that’s official.
  9. May 1, 2013
    60
    Iron Man 3 is a decent enough infinite runner, though slow progression holds it back. Comic fans will still get plenty of fun out of it though, with boss battles against classic villains like the Crimson Dynamo and even M.O.D.O.K. in daily challenges to keep players coming back.
  10. Apr 30, 2013
    60
    Iron Man 3 is a fun free game and a very solid diversion, but slow progress saps its long-term appeal.
  11. Apr 26, 2013
    60
    Iron Man 3 is a Temple Run clone that has some nice visuals and unlockables, but is held down by its freemium mechanics and loose controls.
  12. Apr 25, 2013
    60
    The overall lack of accessibility knocks Iron Man 3 down several pegs, but considering the unimpressive history of superhero video games, this one still manages to shine, with its intense flying, daily challenges and fan service. Money improves this title considerably, but you don't need to spend it to have a decent time.
  13. Apr 25, 2013
    60
    Gameloft has another crack at turning the Iron Man franchise into a fantastic game. This time round, it's an Endless Runner/Flyer.
  14. May 1, 2013
    50
    This isn’t a “decent” endless game. Even the less than impressive ones understand the importance of being able to start a new game quickly. And making players have to wait and/or pay to repair their suits so they can get back to it faster only makes it that much more insulting.
  15. Apr 29, 2013
    50
    Iron Man 3 is a fun and addictive game bogged down by the mechanics of its genre and business model.
  16. Apr 26, 2013
    50
    Dull and clumsy, Iron Man 3 feels more like a simulation of a slightly drunk jog than a superhero game.
  17. Apr 25, 2013
    50
    The App Store gets yet another endless runner (in this case a flyer). Great visuals, but too little variation, an insanely pricey IAP to unlock everything and occasional lag, drags the experience down. Still it’s an enjoyable (and free) snack, when you need to pass a few minutes with some hefty arcade-gaming.
  18. Apr 25, 2013
    50
    Iron Man 3 – The Official Game (Free, Universal) delivers a great feel for playing as Iron Man, but that wears off after a few redundant flights. The base gameplay just doesn’t do enough to make you care to keep going to reach the minimal story elements, and new environments.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 7, 2014
    8
    This game has really improved since its launch, both in content and in gameplay. The freemium aspect was dumbed down overall and it makes for a huge difference. It is really enjoyable when you start getting the hang of it and remember to close all running apps, as it is memory heavy. Don't be fooled, though, you'll probably enjoy this game the most if you are the completionist kind. Full Review »
  2. Aug 2, 2013
    5
    This free movie tie-in game does fan-service right by having classic characters from the Iron Man fiction, but it stumbles when it comes to gameplay. It's an infinite-runner with next to no plot, but has classic villains and decent graphics. The game starts off interesting enough, but when you actually start to spend some time with it you begin to realize that it's just not a polished enough experience to be worth keeping around for more than the 15-20 minutes it takes to see what it has to offer. As typical in infinite-runners you spend most of your time dodging obstacles. This is easier said than done thanks to the awkward controls. Tilting with the gyroscope controls works well, but the touch screen controls are worthless allowing you to either tap the screen or slide your finger across it. Tapping the screen is inaccurate and can be disorientating do to the speed of it, and sliding your finger isn't fast enough to allow you to dodge objects. So stick to the gyroscope controls for this one. When you're not dodging objects you're shooting enemies, which is also awkward thanks to inaccurate touch screen controls. Boss battles can be fun but they don't save this game. The whole experience is just way to mediocre for me to recommend, and when you consider how everything from repairing and upgrading your armor is tied to a timer that the game encourages you to spend a special in game currency (that can be purchased with real money, go figure), and this game just isn't worth your time no matter how free it is. It might be worth a look to the Iron Man super fan, just don't expect to spend any real time with it. Full Review »