Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. If you can get past Iron Man’s head-scratching learning curve, what are you left with? A game that’s far from perfect, but still better than a lot of movie and comic book tie-ins that have come before ( *wink* Catwoman).
  2. Iron Man for the PC is another casualty in the sad and lengthy history of failed movie-game tie-ins.
  3. Even fans of the comic won’t have fun with this piece. At the beginning, the permanent explosions are quite entertaining, but soon they get as boring as the monotony of a firing machine gun. No, thanks!
  4. 35
    Terrible visuals, straightforward/easy gameplay, and a plethora of other problems make Iron Man fail at being anything worth trying.
  5. A terrible action game in its own-right but made even worse because it was based on an awesome action film. Roll your eyes over this one folks.
  6. A PS2 port, when there's an Xbox 360 version? This is a dreadful example of shameless corner cutting and an awful game. [Aug 2008, p.107]
  7. He can fly! And that'd be about it - Iron Man can't jump, climb the ladder or pick any Goddamned thing. When the novelty of flying wears off, all that remains is a very disappointing shooter lacking any challenge. Oh, and I saw much prettier games on PlayStation 2. [July 2008]
  8. Combat though, is miserable. [Aug 2008, p.73]
  9. Shame on you SEGA, for disrespecting fans with this sad excuse for an action game. [Aug 2008, p.65]
  10. Don't shell out for ol' shellhead. The action-figure is more fun. [Aug 2008, p.79]
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 12 out of 14
  1. Aug 20, 2011
    0
    Bad graphics, bad gameplay, worse responsiveness, and the silliest, arcade gamiest setpieces that I've ever seen. Please, for your sake, don'tBad graphics, bad gameplay, worse responsiveness, and the silliest, arcade gamiest setpieces that I've ever seen. Please, for your sake, don't get it. Its not even fun. Full Review »
  2. anon
    Jun 15, 2008
    3
    Before playing tis game bear in mind one thing: It's a movie-based game made by Sega, that is all you need to know.
  3. TBone
    May 23, 2008
    2
    Very poorly made game. A huge disappointment considering it is a fantastic movie. Game play is too simple and controls obviously made for Very poorly made game. A huge disappointment considering it is a fantastic movie. Game play is too simple and controls obviously made for console not PC. Graphics reminds me of PS1 graphics (but worse). Complete waste of money. I didn't even bother to finish it. Couldn't stand it any longer. Sorry Sega, but your game is really poor. Full Review »