Iron Man Xbox 360

Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 43
  2. Negative: 26 out of 43
Buy On
  1. 71
    A surprisingly deep game with some rough edges. If you can manage to get a grip on the controls and combat you will quickly grow to enjoy what the game has to offer.
  2. So, if you can get past Iron Man's steep learning curve and a little bit of tarnish in the visual department, 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.
  3. It can be fun for a bit, but considering you'll be done in two or three hours, I'd save your money and put this one on your Gamefly or spend a weekend with a free rental from the store.
  4. 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).
  5. As movie tie in games go, Iron Man sits neatly on the pile and follows the formula of being decidedly average at best.
  6. In essence, if you absolutely loved the film to bits and absolutely must have an Iron Man game to go with it, then Sega have done as good a job as they can of producing a playable version of the movie.
  7. Die hard fans of Iron Man will really appreciate the smooth controls and frantic gameplay. After all, the game feels like you've stepped into the toughest part of a comic. However, if you're just a regular gamer, you're going to want to pass on this title. The repetitive missions, terrible story, and ugly cutscenes are not worth your hard earned cash.
  8. If you can persist though, the frantic arcade pacing and frenetic aerial combat in large open areas is quite enjoyable while it lasts.
  9. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    60
    Iron Man only just scrapes itself above being a typical movie tie-in title by virtue of some nifty flight controls and the excellent suit. The missions are fun but repetitive and with a lack of a proper checkpoint system and muddy backgrounds, this fails to take off into the stratosphere of a top-quality 360 experience.
  10. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    58
    Not a complete disaster but still a long way short of fun. It's just...okay. [July 2008, p.80]
  11. While there was a lot of potential here for a quality licensed video game, it ended up being marred with problems with the controls, frustrating difficulty and lame environments.
  12. Iron Man's high-flying new adventure is hindered by erratic difficulty and repetitive level design.
  13. Games Master UK
    52
    An irritating experience that unfortunately has to go down as a Marvel disappointment. [June 2008, p.68]
  14. After the movie turned out to be such good fun, the game landed with a heavy thud, failing to offer anywhere near the same level of enjoyment.
  15. Even with all that fanboyism, I came into this game with optimism tempered by mediocre expectations. It failed to meet even them. The game is just plain bad. It feels underdeveloped, hacked together and downright shoddy.
  16. As the game reaches its midpoint, repetitive missions and aggravating boss encounters begin to sap the seat-of-your-pants fun.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Apr 18, 2015
    6
    I'm not going to lie, when I first played this game, I was impressed by the graphics and the gameplay, but when I got to certain level whichI'm not going to lie, when I first played this game, I was impressed by the graphics and the gameplay, but when I got to certain level which involves throwing missiles at this big machine, I spent 3 hours trying to defeat it. This game is way too hard unless you know how to play this game like a boss. It took me another 2 hours to beat that level and after I beat that level, I turned my Xbox off because I was tired.

    Overall, this game has good graphics and good sound, but is really bad in gameplay and mechanics. I'd get it if it was 5 dollars, don't spend more than 10 dollars on this game
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  2. 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 werethe 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 »
  3. Jul 17, 2013
    0
    this sucks
    cons: controls, gameplay, repetitive, flight mechanics, story, graphics, missions, soundtrack,EVERYTHING
    pros: NOTHING! oh wait
    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
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