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  • Summary: Iron Man, an explosive third-person action shooter game that pits one of the world's most renowned Super Heroes against unspeakable odds, draws its story from the upcoming movie while also incorporating story elements from original Iron Man comic books. Using the advanced technology in Iron Man's suits of armour, gamers can take advantage of the wide array of high-impact weapons to strategically annihilate any enemy force standing in their way. Before tackling stunning and immense open battlefields, players can customise their armour suit as they encounter progressively more vicious enemies, and fight in epic battles that could challenge even the toughest Super Heroes. [Sega] Expand
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  2. Negative: 18 out of 27
  1. 71
    Iron Man is a surprisingly deep game with some rough edges. If you can manage to get a grip on the controls and combat you will quickly grow to enjoy what the game has to offer.
  2. The chaotic levels are challenging, but they become far too repetitive far too quickly.
  3. Iron Man has its occasional bright spots, but the gameplay fluctuates between monotony and frustration. With technical meltdowns, unsightly visuals, and a jumbled plot line, there are more than enough reasons to leave this junker on the scrap heap.
  4. 38
    Flying is fun, the upgrades are neat, and the game can look good. However, these pros are outweighed by the aforementioned frustration, crappy storyline and lame cutscenes.
  5. Overall Flying is sometimes a joy, but Iron Man is basically repetitive, confusing and graceless.
  6. Everything about it is unpolished (save for the bearable shooting), from the graphics to the lack of any comprehensible plot, demonstrating why you should just go and see the movie instead.
  7. There is absolutely no reason why you'd want to play this game, no matter how big a fan you are.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jun 18, 2012
    This game is very well, take the control of Iron Man is a Pleasure, the action is great, you should be very astute to evade the missiles, The stages are fantastic, Iron man control can be complex for some, but really enjoy it because it gives the impression of being in the suit.
    If you are a Fan of IRON MAN, this video game is for you, but if not... try it and you will see
  2. ClaytonD.
    May 3, 2008
    Given that the team that worked on this had approximatel 1.5 years from concept to completion on a new and still developing engine, Id say that this is a pretty triumphant release. Expand
  3. ChaseK.
    May 5, 2008
    The action in this game is really cool. Dodging missles is my favorite part - I really like how you can catch the missles and then throw them back at your enemy. Expand
  4. PriyanthT.
    May 12, 2008
    This game looks as if it has nothing to do with the movie. the graphics arent good but the levels get tougher and tougher.
  5. JoshuaB.
    Jul 12, 2008
    Could I just say, I haven't completed the game, but this is what I can say about it: Pretty much beautiful graphics, until you land on the ground, and it's all murky and horrible. bah. Gameplay is litterally a shoot-y fly-y game, hovering over tanks firing missiles and blasting it. When on the ground controls are all slidey and unresponsive. Anyway, flying around is a joy, and I've had quite a bit of fun blowing stuff up. Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2012
    as plain and as boring as it gets... however it offers huge worlds and good graphics so it would be cruel to rate it lower. I just wish that it was made as well as the movie... Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2012
    The sound, look, and overall design is awesome. You know what? The clout and pull that a character like Iron Man has is enough to do that just by READING the title. The rest of this game, particularly the controls, and I mean, the controls here, are atrocious. I love aviation games. I am really good at them. So I get the whole up is down and down is up thing. That doesn't excuse this game and it's terrible control scheme. The only other thing that might back these people up on this awful game and the control scheme is, well, the PS3 was a pretty new system at the time. So they might have had trouble rushing this game out(as all Licensed and tagged to a movie type games are) while using this new, at the time, system and everything that goes with it. Too bad they don't just take a cue from Rocksteady and take a licensed character and make an "un-licensed" game. What I mean is, not have an Iron Man game be attached to a movie, the way Arkham Asylum did. Please, consider it, oh Marvel Comic Gods. Please. Expand

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