Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 43
  2. Negative: 26 out of 43
  1. Iron Man is a waste of your time.
  2. In the end, Iron Man is nothing more than another attempt to cash in on a summer blockbuster.
  3. 45
    Boring, repetitive gameplay, uninspired level design and pathetic voice-overs are just part of the reason why Iron Man is destined to become a video store rental rather than a full price purchase.
  4. 45
    Any way you cut it, it's just not worth the aggravation to play through what is just another botched licensed movie game. [June 2008, p.81]
  5. For all its promise, this is another entirely superfluous superhero game. [June 2008, p.70]
  6. He's rubbish at flying and all his weapons are completely unbalanced. [Issue#33, p.92]
  7. The gameplay turns mundane as you blast target after target with no real feeling of being the all-powerful Iron Man. Worse yet, it suffers from too many setbacks with its flying and ground combat.
  8. Iron Man is a typical movie game. The game has outdated graphics, repetitive gameplay and unsatisfying controls. Almost everything in this game feels wrong. Even the official licenses and soundtrack don't do the game justice. Even Marvel fanatics should stay far away from this product.
  9. 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!
  10. Following the format of releasing an uninspired superhero game on every conceivable format, Iron Man unsurprisingly offers little to anybody but the hardest Iron Man fanatic.
  11. 38
    Flying is fun, the upgrades are neat, and the game can look good. However, these pros are outweighed by the aforementioned frustration, crappy storyline and lame cutscenes.
  12. Needless to say, I played this entire game tense, angry, and praying that the next level would be the last. I never really felt like I was in control at any point during the game. The summer movie games usually bring misery, but I never expected them to bring this much pain.
  13. I despair! I despair before the vast amount of things that are simply wrong with this game: Graphics which range from prehistoric to reasonably acceptable, a continuously horrible soundtrack and features that just won’t work properly. For my sanity’s sake, give me a proper movie game, just once!
  14. A terrible action game in its own-right but made even worse because it was based on an awesome action film. Roll your eyes over this one folks.
  15. If we add a repetitive level design, a problematic gameplay and some poor technical elements, the result is... the typical movie adaptation. And unfortunately, Iron Man stays painfully true to this rule. [June 2008]
  16. Much to our discontent, Iron Man joins the long list of crappy movie tie-ins, sinking lower than Treyarch's "Spider-Man 3" and even lower than Shiny's "Enter the Matrix."
  17. 33
    We've come to expect a missing coat of polish on film tie-ins, but Iron Man seems to lack even a level of care, resulting in a drab adaptation that sinks well beyond simple mediocrity.
  18. And so rather than allowing you to feel like an armoured avenger, Iron Man's videogame outing merely offers the chance to lurch awkwardly around the sky like a drunken wasp while holding down a button to blow stuff up.
  19. 30
    Generic and boring visuals; ridiculous difficulty curve; weak controls.
  20. Another blockbuster movie, another movie tie-in game. Time and time again we’re treated to hastily produced games designed to cash in on a movie that’s attracted attention in the mainstream media. Iron Man is no exception to this rule, and even though there are some qualities to be found here the overall experience is a lackluster one.
  21. Littered with slowdown, needless cut-scenes and droll monotonous play, Iron Man is as disappointing an effort as Sega has published in its entire history.
  22. Don’t be a sucker. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
  23. It doesn’t matter if you're a fan of the movie, comics, or action games in general. Iron Man has little to offer but the pain of aneurysm-inducing frustration and disgust for the greedy underbelly of our lifestyle.
  24. It's a numbing piece of design. [July 2008, p.97]
  25. 10
    Iron Man is a mess, an utter travesty and a total waste of anyone's money, no matter how little they spend on it.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Feb 17, 2014
    4
    the game was okay but could have been so much better, the graphics were so-so and the story was alright but felt disjointed, the controls were the worse thing they were a pain in the you know what!!! the controls made it hard to control him. it's not the worst game i've played and certainly not the best, it's just about bearable. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2013
    0
    this sucks
    cons: controls, gameplay, repetitive, flight mechanics, story, graphics, missions, soundtrack,EVERYTHING
    pros: NOTHING! oh wait
    blowing stuff up if only you could do that in other games oh wait you can Full Review »
  3. Dec 4, 2011
    4
    I don't know how anyone could be entertained by this game. The movies are so great, so what turdball decided to make this kind of game? Average graphics, poor controls, poor gameplay, mashed up plot, and completley unorginized. If your a die hard Iron Man fan..... rent it. Full Review »