Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
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  1. 51
    In the end, this is an uninspired brawl from one mission to the next. You don't need to worry about much, the game isn't that hard, and it'll be over before you know it.
  2. Superhero games are supposed to be power fantasies. So far, the Iron Man games haven't done much to inspire my dreams, but at least they're not giving me nightmares anymore. If Sega keeps tweaking the formula, next time it might actually convince me that it's fun being Iron Man.
  3. The score is deceptive. There are worse superhero games you could be playing. In the end, though, there aren't any secrets that don't apply to gamplay so there's not much reason to revisit this.
  4. Controlling the main character(s) is where Iron Man 2 really shines and by "really shines" I mean "doesn't completely suck when compared to the rest of the game."
  5. So, yes, there's definitely a decent game lurking somewhere in Iron Man, but we haven't seen it yet. This one isn't a disaster, but it can be a rather bleak experience.
  6. This could possibly be the worst hero game since Superman 64.
  7. Games Master UK
    A twisted shrine to mediocrity. [Aug 2010, p.104]
  8. 16
    Sega Studios San Francisco's final game, Iron Man 2, based on this summer's movie, combines the worst pitfalls of both genres, leaving me with one simple conclusion: Iron Man 2 the videogame is not for anybody.
  9. Iron Man 2 is the typical movie game. The game has dated visuals, repetitive gameplay and unsatisfying controls. Even fans of the comic or the movie won't have fun with this sequel.
  10. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    In a word, "poor." [July 2010, p.107]
  11. To be honest, the positive thing about Iron Man 2 is that you‘ve completed the game within four hours. Graphics, handling or sound: Everything you can think of is implemented really poor.
  12. Iron Man 2 limps onto the scene for several game platforms and is a rusted heap on arrival. The bit of fun to be had does not out weigh the not so fun aspects of the game.
  13. While Sega surely got the gameplay and control mechanics down, they seemed to have fizzled out at the mission creation.
  14. It was clear from the beginning that the Iron Man 2 video game was just rushed to meet the movie release date, and in doing so, Secret Level has created one of the worst movie tie-ins of all time.
  15. The best thing about Iron Man 2 are the cut scenes, where some competent writing and voice acting makes the game seem like it just might be worth ploughing through, even though it isn’t.
  16. Play UK
    It's not entirely broken, it is entirely pointless. [Issue#193, p.95]
  17. While I know there are plenty of other games out there worse than this, I at least wanted a compelling reason to play it. Unfortunately, there isn't one. And, to top it off, the $60 price tag was just an insulting kick in the gut.
  18. Iron Man 2 suffers from the same lack of energy as the first game, and despite a few interesting ideas, comes up short. Save your cash and go see the movie instead.
  19. One of the worst games this year so far - a soulless movie tie-in with a broken control scheme, crappy graphics, repetitive missions and a terrible story. Just stay away from this heap of rusty scrap metal and go see the movie instead.
  20. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Avoid. [July 2010, p.96]
  21. Rome wasn't built in a day, but Iron Man 2 might have been. The game had potential, but a rushed production and poor craftsmanship diminishes the joy of controlling Iron Man.
  22. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    After only a four-hour playthrough of the campaign and every poorly rendered suit unlocked, there was nothing left but to try deleting the experience from our memory bank. [July 2010, p.81]
  23. If you enjoyed the movie, the game may potentially be worth a wait, but as with most movie game tie-ins, the game just isn’t up to scratch and will no doubt be found in the bargain-bin in a shop near you soon.
  24. Games based on movie licenses get a bad rap for a reason. Iron Man 2 is one of them. Graphics are choppy, environments are dull, and everything feels slow. Avoid.
  25. No lesson has been learned from the first episode: this sequel is rusted all the same.
  26. The game somehow manages to get everything wrong yet even as a failure, Iron Man 2 is still far from grand.
  27. Even Iron Man fans should keep their hands off of Iron Man 2. The game-mechanics are dated and the presentation is just boring.
  28. 39
    Iron Man 2 the movie is pretty cool, but the game is the complete opposite. The graphics are poor and look like those of a PlayStation 2 game and the audio isn’t great either. The gameplay is repetitive and there is no atmosphere in the game. Don’t buy this game, it’s too bad and that’s a shame.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 37
  2. Negative: 12 out of 37
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    Iron Man 2
    about what you would expect.
    Iron Man 2 is an action shooter game where you can play as either iron man or war machine, some
    Iron Man 2
    about what you would expect.
    Iron Man 2 is an action shooter game where you can play as either iron man or war machine, some missions you even switch between the 2,
    This is your standard budget tie in game, the voice acting is bad, the story is just background noise, controls feel too floaty, and its insanely repetitive.
    Iron Man 2 is fun though in spots, this is a very short game, only 8 missions, the entire game won’t last you longer than 5 hours.
    Each mission has a new objective and setting so the levels do feel fresh, you won’t get bored.
    But the gameplay doesn’t switch up at all, it’s a back and forth between defend allies and get to each checkpoint activate the thing and kill everything in your way.
    The game would have been much better without the defending sections, they drag on way too long, and if you get ahead of the slow moving allies you automatically have to restart from the last checkpoint, it’s annoying... you can freely fly or land on the ground in iron man 2 in any and all moments, but flying can be a little too fast so by time you’re warned you’re too far ahead, it’s too late to stop yourself.
    Combat though is fun, you’re given a variety of weapons that take just a tad too long to reload without the option to manually’re given freedom on the weapons you use, and hold up to 4 at a time, but this slow reload time, and only being able to carry 1 to a couple shots in a clip handcuffs you into using quicker weapons with less damage in one of your slots
    Iron Man is also given a bonus chest blast attack, but both war machine and iron man have a special fury move that either brings out a gun that does insane damage, or makes you invincible, I honestly never really used this because the game does a poor job of explaining it, you’re told it’s there, but there’s no explanation of when you can use it, or some sort of indicator that sticks out to tell you your meter is full… there is an indicator, but it matches the color of your health, which leads you to having to actively look for it if you’re curious….poor design for a game where taking your eye off an enemy can lead to your death
    At the end of every mission you’re awarded points to spend on weapons and upgrades, you’re also awarded new suits of iron man’s past that you can freely wear in game.
    Iron man 2 is fun at times, completing the objectives, finding what I’m looking for in buildings, blasting at enemies while I explore the land... it has its moments... it’s just a shame that these moments only make up about 30% of the game.. The rest of it is a boring drag
    With there being nothing here but a mind numbing time... no good story, no real level design... there’s no reason to ever play this game
    Well, maybe trophies.
    For what it is
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  2. Apr 28, 2014
    i know, i know, why an 8/10?!! this game is one of the most fun in my collection, especially for trophy hunters like me. the gameplay isi know, i know, why an 8/10?!! this game is one of the most fun in my collection, especially for trophy hunters like me. the gameplay is excellent, that is what makes the 8 in the score. however, the graphics are HORRIBLE and there is a lot of lag whenever a cutscene wants to start. i would have given the iron man 2 movie a 9/10. But this game is still really fun (at least in my opinion) Full Review »
  3. Jun 10, 2011
    The game was just down right horrible. Everything about this screams garbage. I would get locked on to stuff in the distance while trying toThe game was just down right horrible. Everything about this screams garbage. I would get locked on to stuff in the distance while trying to kill enemies right next to me. The camera was the worst of the whole game. This game should only be played if you are a trophy hunter but even then it's a maybe. They are easy to unlock but the game is a headache. Full Review »