Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 35
  2. Negative: 25 out of 35
  1. To make matters worse, Iron Man 2 can be shockingly ugly at times, especially in the cut-scenes, which spotlight terrible effects, fuzzy and slow-loading textures, and choppy animations.
  2. 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.
  3. It's a game that failed to seize the license of the movie.
  4. Only the smallest of improvements on the original game and still a shameful waste of the license.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Iron Man 2 bungles its improvements and neuters its thrills, taking all the fun out of being a high-tech superhero.
  9. Iron Man should be the ultimate mech, the battle suit that tantalizes, and fires the imaginations of gamers. Iron Man 2, though, is more blech than mech, and it stumbles along delivering a gaming experience that is unrewarding.
  10. The game somehow manages to get everything wrong yet even as a failure, Iron Man 2 is still far from grand.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Iron Man 2 is an unfinished game released to coincide with the flick's debut. There aren't many redeeming values here and you'll get a lot more entertainment value from simply watching the movie.
  14. A rushed, short and appalling game on every level. Even die-hard Iron Man fans should steer well clear of this rubbish.
  15. 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."
  16. This could possibly be the worst hero game since Superman 64.
  17. 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.
  18. A typical videogame tie-in that will last no longer in the public's memory than the film. Play it if you must, but don't say we didn't tell you so. [Issue#60, p.99]
  19. Nothing but a cynical movie cash-grab. [July 2010, p.99]
  20. If you want more Iron Man 2 this summer, you're better off just seeing the movie twice.
  21. Sadly, Iron Man 2 is easily one of the most disappointing games of 2010 thus far, no doubt though there will be something else down the line that will reluctantly take this throne.
  22. A mediocre game in every aspect: even if you're a great Iron Man fan, prepare to be disappointed by this shoddy tie-in.
  23. A poor-quality marketing tie-in. [July 2010, p.81]
  24. It really is just another slice of the Iron Man pie chart, another means for a massive corporation to squeeze more money out of the general public. To Hollywood, ladies and gentlemen, that appears to be all that matters.
  25. A car crash of a game, and yet another howler to add to the execrable Hollywood tie-in bin. [Aug 2010, p.27]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    Beware, I can almost promise you you'd be better off burning your money. A game with such a cliched gameplay it's annoying, so you have a BAD time playing it, so yes, you would actually be better off burning your money, in a pit of fire. The controls are terrible, while the graphics are pretty good, but not appealing enough to average out this mess. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2013
    ok this is something so bad you would be better off just throwing your money into the fireplace to use as firewood. when that is a better use of money then buying this game you know something is awful
    pros: well it is 1000 times better then the first iron man game which had nothing good
    cons: really short, bad gameplay, single player WTF, gamecube graphics, terrible CGI, war machine had more useful stuff for me so playing as IRON MAN was pointless, bland voice acting, story
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