Iron Man PlayStation 2

Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
Buy On
  1. Iron Man just can't seem to get the lead out. Now let's end this article with another quote from the song: "Nobody wants him. They just turn their heads."
  2. 50
    The levels are linear, the visuals are ho-hum, the story is lame and the cutscenes are bad. This game doesn't excel at anything.
  3. netjak
    52
    Iron Man is strictly about the suit. It's almost like the video game was based entirely around the suit, with a few levels thrown in for good measure.
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    50
    One of the poorest movie tie-ins to date, IM: TOV is ugly, tedious, boring and broken. [June 2008, p.60]

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#10 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. May 1, 2016
    2
    It is so typical for a game tie-in to come out along with the movie. Since this is a movie-licensee game I should have known that it was builtIt is so typical for a game tie-in to come out along with the movie. Since this is a movie-licensee game I should have known that it was built for nothing more than mediocrity. However due to the Spider man games being able to expand on the films, I was willing to give this game a chance. Unfortunately Iron Man fails to break that curse. The first level was deceptively fun when you pay as Tony Stark when he wears the Mark I and Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" being played. Unfortunately though it starts to go all down hill when he starts to wear the Mark II and later flies across the sky. The flight controls feel pretty slippery for lack of a better word and the weapons systems lack any kind of punch. They are good at destroying waves of enemies with less-than steller A.I. The infantry are really nothing more than cannon fodder so the majority of enemies that can harm you are tanks and other vehicles. After you deal a certain amount of damage you can defeat them with a quick time event. These events are pretty tedious to pull off though but they are necessary in order to regain health. The way the game handles health is a valid attempt to input some innovation but by using a quick time event to start up Iron Man's heart but it also tedious. The boss fights barely count as fights since all that is required is to do the dame strategy until their health bar is depleted. In fact the final fight against Iron Monger is actually easier than the fight against Witney Frost which is really just a fight against three turrets. To add insult to injury there is a segment involving the master controller who tries to mess with your mind and breaks the fourth wall in a shallow attempt to replicate the boss fight against Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid. On top of that this game is ugly with textures that are outdated even by the standards of the Wii and the PS2 and it is combined with phoned in voice acting. I would say that people should avoid it but than again it would imply that someone actually bought it in the first place. Full Review »
  2. Mar 28, 2015
    5
    With Iron Man being a smash hit in theaters, a video game tie-in starring the Marvel hero is only natural. Most of the time, movie tie-inWith Iron Man being a smash hit in theaters, a video game tie-in starring the Marvel hero is only natural. Most of the time, movie tie-in games are pretty lame and generic, and made only to cash-in on the film. Iron Man is no different, as you play as 'ol shellhead and fly around and take down baddies. What really kills Iron Man is that the game is so monotonous and boring. You basically do the same thing over and over again, and it isn't long before you discover just how tedious the game really is. If you manage to overcome all that, you'll find that the game is on the short side, and pretty much a breeze to get through. There are some good points to mention though, including the fact that film stars Robert Downey Jr. and Terrance Howard provide their voices for the game, and there are extra armors to find and unlock. The moments of flying around are kind of fun too, but there isn't enough here to hold your interest. All in all, the Iron Man game may be worth a look for fans of the comic or film, but in the end, we just have another lame cash-in attempt. Full Review »
  3. Feb 27, 2015
    5
    Basically a shooter, it get's really boring. There are long tedious missions that I found no fun playing in. Graphics are okay I guess,Basically a shooter, it get's really boring. There are long tedious missions that I found no fun playing in. Graphics are okay I guess, nothing extraordinary. Full Review »