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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: 7 out of 14
  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. Overall, the Iron Man title on the Wii lacked the spark that the film had; however, it’s a huge step up from last year's A2M film franchise adaptation, known as The Golden Compass. That said, if players are looking for a film to game adaptation that actually reflects the film, they should look elsewhere.
  3. If you're expecting this to be more than the average licensed game, though, you'll be a bit let down. [June 2008, p.88]
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    I hesitate to say that Iron Man is dumbed down for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP, since hardware limitations likely necessitated such a distinct iteration, but the resulting experience is a by-the-numbers affair unlikely to rouse most action fans.
  5. This is every bit the under-developed movie tie-in. [Aug 2008, p.63]
  6. 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!
  7. How Sega thinks it can get away with this utter detritus is beyond us. [July 2008, p.101]

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  1. JacobH.
    May 7, 2008
    Game rocks! love playing it.
  2. PeterJ.
    May 7, 2008
    I rented this for my son for the Wii, and I was not expecting much. But it was even worse than I expected. I should have just downloaded the free demo on our PS3 and just let him play that. Expand