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  • Summary: This is a robot boxing game based on the upcoming film, "REAL STEEL". The player assumes the role of an owner of a fighting robot, and must battle against many different rival robots in an attempt to become champion of several levels of fighting tiers. Players earn in-game money by winning matches and, using this money, must periodically improve their robot, making it stronger and more fit to compete in the higher level match tiers. The vast amount of customizable parts and selectable equipment makes for over 100 million possibilities of custom robots! In addition to single-player mode, the game also supports online multiplayer combat, which means players can search for new opponents from all around the world. Take your own personalized robot and aim for the top of the world of robot boxing! Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    60
    Real Steel does not look good, has no story, is extremely difficult, but for a quick fight between friends, it's quite okay.
  2. Doomed to averageness. [Christmas 2011, p.97]
  3. Based on the movie. In 2020 boxing is no longer practiced by humans. Matches are fought by huge robots controlled by humans outside of the ring. You build your own robot and gradually unlock more parts. It's a shame that the fighting system sucks. [January 2012, p.84]
  4. Nov 15, 2011
    30
    A prime example of a film-to-game adaptation gone wrong. It perpetuates the stereotype that games based on movies aren't good with a missed opportunity to use established mechanics effectively. Frustrating fights, clunky combat, and a bunch of broken, bad ideas destroy what could have been a childhood dream come true.
  5. Dec 2, 2011
    30
    Real Steel is not a noteworthy videogame. It is a shame, because the idea could have been great if it had been well executed. It has a very limited and repetitive gameplay, and a lackluster appearence.
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  1. Oct 31, 2013
    10
    I own this game and bought the DLC. If your brain dead and cannot spend the time to understand the stats system then yeah you are going to have a rough time. If you actually spend the time to enjoy the customization involved along with the combat then you will enjoy the game. It's worth the little money it costs to buy the core game rank your way up to the top and if you are still thirsting for more then buy the DLC for 3 more ladders. Great boxing game with heavy customization and you need to enjoy that part to understand the game. If you have seen the movie you understand the background so this is not about the story it's pure action. It's a fun game! Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    0
    I played this the demo version of this game with a friend and the truth is we didn't play than more 5 minutes. This is totally hilarious... really bad controls and the fight was so... soooo BAD!!! Expand