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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] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 43
  2. Negative: 26 out of 43
  1. Your basic run-of-the-mill action game, which manages to entertain for a while. The controls are awkward and sadly the environments are not affected by the destruction and mayhem. The optional hero objective is a great idea. [June 2008]
  2. 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.
  3. Not a complete disaster but still a long way short of fun. It's just...okay. [July 2008, p.80]
  4. 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.
  5. For all its promise, this is another entirely superfluous superhero game. [June 2008, p.70]
  6. 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]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Jetstor
    Jun 6, 2008
    Very, very fun game. The story is a bit confusing, with arbitrary inclusions of elements from comics that doesn`t fit very well with the screenplay, but it doesn`t matter at all. After strugling a while to grasp the controls, I found myself enjoying a lot to fly in open spaces and blow hordes of enemies away. It`s not a revolutionary nor deep game, it`s just a very much fun and enjoyable one. Expand
  2. AndyR.
    Apr 30, 2008
    Waiting 15 years to fly around as Iron Man. Thanks to this game it's now a reality. Yes it's a movie tie in, but the subject matter for me makes this a 10! Expand
  3. DaveM.
    May 11, 2008
    Once you get past the controls, it's a blast -- I love all of the upgrade options and the suits that can be unlocked. Plus, I, for one, really like the graphics. One of the nice touches I found was how the armor will automatically go into hover mode if you start going down too steep of a gradient -- nothing worse than doing a 50 ft face plant from the top of a cliff in a thousand-pound suit of armor! Expand
  4. Jon
    May 1, 2008
    I'd actually vote it a 7.5, it's not a brilliant game, but its fun enough.
  5. ChadW.
    May 7, 2008
    Once you get used to the controls its a fun game.
  6. Feb 17, 2014
    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. Expand
  7. DannyZ.
    Apr 29, 2008
    Movie>Game transition... Typical garbage hoping in a weak attempt to convince the mindless masses the if a movie is great then the game will be great also.. WRONG!!! complete garbage. Expand

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