Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 35
  2. Negative: 25 out of 35
  1. Were this a non-licensed product, it would be a below-average action title with little to recommend. The fact that it stars a popular super hero definitely helps, as does the passable plot and enjoyable script, making Iron Man 2 a title that’s just barely worth playing.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. It's a game that failed to seize the license of the movie.
  5. Only the smallest of improvements on the original game and still a shameful waste of the license.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The game fails to impress for the most part, but its one glowing achievement is the fact that I could play through it and didn’t ever really find myself hating my time with it.
  9. 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.
  10. It probably will not surprise you, but Iron Man 2 is a mediocre game. We appreciated the presence of various elements of interest in the first episode, elements that unfortunately have not been developed (or included at all) in this sequel. Better luck next time?
  11. 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.
  12. Iron Man 2 is another example of how a movie tie-in game can go horribly wrong. It isn't a very technically sound game, as issues with the controls and graphics make it apparent that the title lacks some polish.
  13. 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.
  14. Iron Man 2 seeks to outperform its predecessor with improved gameplay, better graphics and a bigger universe seen in the comic books. Despite being a funny game, it doesn't meet the minimum required for the current generation and remains halfway in all aspects. Only for fans of Iron Man and Marvel Comics heroes.
  15. Iron Man 2 is monotone and way too short for a fully priced game and since it lacks a multiplayer mode, there’s no need to touch it again once you beat it. No need to buy this game unless you’re a true hardcore fan of the Iron Man series.
  16. 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.
  17. Iron Man 2 bungles its improvements and neuters its thrills, taking all the fun out of being a high-tech superhero.
  18. 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.
  19. The game somehow manages to get everything wrong yet even as a failure, Iron Man 2 is still far from grand.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. A rushed, short and appalling game on every level. Even die-hard Iron Man fans should steer well clear of this rubbish.
  24. 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."
  25. This could possibly be the worst hero game since Superman 64.
  26. 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.
  27. 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]
  28. Nothing but a cynical movie cash-grab. [July 2010, p.99]
  29. A twisted shrine to mediocrity. [Aug 2010, p.104]
  30. If you want more Iron Man 2 this summer, you're better off just seeing the movie twice.
  31. 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.
  32. A mediocre game in every aspect: even if you're a great Iron Man fan, prepare to be disappointed by this shoddy tie-in.
  33. A poor-quality marketing tie-in. [July 2010, p.81]
  34. 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.
  35. 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 49 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 BADBeware, 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 useok 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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