- Summary: This is a robot boxing game based on the upcoming film, "REAL STEEL". The player assumes the role of an owner of a fighting robot, and must battle against many different rival robots in an attempt to become champion of several levels of fighting tiers. Players earn in-game money by winning matches and, using this money, must periodically improve their robot, making it stronger and more fit to compete in the higher level match tiers. The vast amount of customizable parts and selectable equipment makes for over 100 million possibilities of custom robots! In addition to single-player mode, the game also supports online multiplayer combat, which means players can search for new opponents from all around the world. Take your own personalized robot and aim for the top of the world of robot boxing!… Expand
10REAL STEEL is to Xbox Live Arcade what dog sh*t is to fine cuisine. It has absolutely no redeeming value. The moves and combos are clunky and rudimentary, the singleplayer is bland and everything; and I mean friggin EVERYTHING costs extra. This game is a shameless attempt to cash in on the movie license; and judging by the fact that its one of the most downloaded games on XBLA, it's doing just that. 1/10, and that's only because my console didn't explode when I started playing it.… Expand
9Great game. I really don`t understand why people give it such a bad score ? In fact there is not much in main game and you should buy some DLC if you want some cool stuff, but you DON`T HAVE TO ! This is very important. Price is very low, so everybody can afford it and play. If you don`t have money you must spend some time to get stuff. But you also get skills. If you have rich parents you can save some time and get things quick, but no skill. This is what i call justice. Gameplay is very cool. No magic, and extra abilities but simple rules and moves. Power depletion is excellent factor, you can`t just hit your enemy endless, you must think. To get new parts you must learn how to defend yourself, you must learn to be quick, you must break some hands and heads and you must be effective. This is chalanging, no question about it. You can`t beat enemies in first encounter, you must find a tactic for almost each one of them. For some of them you`ll also need good parts. Getting money and opportunity to buy better parts you can learn new moves and technics. I have so much fun playing this game with my friends on couch-multiplayer. This is the best part of this game. Perfect for parties. Of course there are some things that could have been done better. I think customization and buying new parts could be done easier. Especially considering that kids will be playing it. I don`t understand why are we playing 3 stages of underground on 1 arena ??????? This is stupid, no question about it. WRB also 1 arena. Who designed it ? No idea. Music is getting boring after few hours. It shouldn`t be hard to put few more tracks in this game right ? Game has problems with saving data. Many times i lost my game progress going back to dashboard. You must enter shop or customization screen and change something (taunts f.i) and then get back to title screen to be sure that everything is saved. I`m not sure about Live multiplayer yet, cause i had few matches only so far. But it was little depressing. It`s very hard to find somebody with low skills (like i have) and weak robot. Most of these guys have top rated, shining all colors monsters. I can`t even scratch them with my robots fists... It should be more balanced or i must just get better in this game :).
I think it was great idea to make cheap game and add many DLC for people who want their robot to look nice. People who can`t buy DLCs can get almost everything working hard. And getting skills in same time. This is cool idea. Unfortunately looks like i`m the only one who understands and likes it... I love movie and i love this game either.... It gave me many hours of fun and real satisfaction beating twice (or more) higher rated enemies with my real steel, not painted self made robot.
Oh, and one more thing... You can find Charlie Kenton in this game (not like one if the reviewers mentioned) :) . Not personally but he is there piloting Noisy Boy in single player mode (check description).
This game is worth buying and playing. I recommend it 100 %… Expand
At first glance, Real Steel for Xbox360, seems like a cheap, fun game to have. It only costs 800 Credits (about 12 Euros), to download into your Xbox.
You start with a stock robot however it is so weak, it cannot beat even the weakest robot in the circuit. So then you spend another amount of points (from 5 to 10 Euros) from your account to buy at least a couple of upgrades.
If you wish to change your robots color, you must spend more credits from your account. It costs 240 credits just to change colors.
In time, you unlock items in the shop for your robot which can be bought the the "money" you earn in fights... however the requirements to actually equip them must be met...and they are sky high. So you spend more real money (credits from your account) to get at least to a level where you can say you have a good robot.
The idea behind the game is great, game play is lame. It only gets entertaining after you've spend quite a bit of money (at least 20 to 30 Euros), to upgrade your robot to a level you don't lose every single fight.
I would have preferred the game was priced at the normal 60 Euros and bought in a store, in a box, and I could buy upgrafes with the game money I earned while fighting.
I can only account this to greed. Potentially a player could spend over 100 Euros in Microsoft Credits to buy upgrades and create his dream robot fighter.
The list of garage upgradres is long which is nice but the repetitive fighting in order to advance in levels so you can equip them is boring and pushes you to just spend Microsoft Credits to just buy them (if you spend the credits, you can equip anything regardless of your levels).
Too bad, it could have been an awesome game if only the developers were not so greedy. Don't buy unless you have deep pockets.… Expand
2mildly fun game, but SOOOOOOOO LAME that you have to pay extra 240 MS credits as DLC to be able to change your robot's colors. Totally greedy!! Dont buy this game! otherwise it will encourage other developers to release games that are incomplete and will nickle and dime you more to play the whole game.… Expand