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  • Summary: Set during the era between the two TRON films, TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles. TRON: Evolution is one of the keys to unlocking the TRON mythology. The game's story takes place before the film "TRON: Legacy" events and provides insight into the film's past. As an integrated entertainment experience, the film references elements of the game's story. As part of the connection between the game and film, actress Olivia Wilde stars as Quorra in TRON: Evolution. Wilde's voice and likeness as Quorra provide players with another direct link to the film as they discover how earlier events within the world of TRON shape her character’s future. [Disney Interactive Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 51
  2. Negative: 8 out of 51
  1. Dec 15, 2010
    83
    The game gains points because of its visuals and sound but the lack of any new innovations will keep this title from gaining any momentum beyond the TRON fan base. I am scoring this game as a fan of the TRON universe, for individuals not yet a fan you can take off at least 5 points from the score.
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    70
    TRON: Evolution mixes free-running platforming with simple but engaging combat and is a fun if slightly repetitive trip back into the digital world of the Grid.
  3. Jan 28, 2011
    70
    Surprisingly entertaining, but it borrows a lot from famous assassins and princes of Persia.
  4. Dec 16, 2010
    60
    Considering the blahness of the single player mode, it's somewhat surprising that Tron Evolution also has a multiplayer mode where up to ten players can play neonized, light-cycle-accessorized versions of deathmatch or capture the flag. Like the single player, these experiences are less than gripping.
  5. Jan 2, 2011
    60
    Tron Evolution could have been a great game, but it lacks much of the polish required to leave a lasting impression.
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    55
    The first movie's cult status will draw people into Tron: Evolution, but the single-player campaign's repetitiveness and the unmemorable multiplayer action point to a game that's best enjoyed as a rental rather than a purchase. Tron: Evolution isn't a total failure, just a disappointment for fans hoping for something as innovative as the original film was back in the day.
  7. Jan 4, 2011
    20
    A challenge for all the wrong reasons, Tron: Evolution is a frustrating shell of a game, and exactly the sort of just-get-it-out-the-door festiveware that the pre-recession videogame market looked to have left behind. [Issue#104, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. May 20, 2011
    9
    Short and simple if you like Tron you'll like this game. The campaign is decent, its telling you the story that leads up to the Tron:Legacy movie. Where the game really gets addicting when when you jump into the on-line matches. Definitely worth checking out despite what the critics have said. Expand
  2. Dec 30, 2010
    8
    It is a very strange industry. I mean, a game that is not broken, that has superb graphics and excellent music, that provide players with solid combat and fun platforming is a rare gem these days. And yet, it doesn't give the credit it deserves. Please, trust people that have played the game to it's completion (I have done it 3 times). A very, very solid game from beginning to end. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2010
    8
    At a high level, this game is not nearly as bad as some critics make it out to be. Seems like people are taking it out on Disney, or the fact that it's a movie tie in. Setting that aside, this is what you get: Pros 1. Platforming is only Prince of Persia only when you wall run; the similarities end there. Not only is the platforming using parkour, your character stays mobile even during combat. While fighting you can vault off objects, attack from walls and more. It's nice not to be locked to the floor when fighting enemies.. 2. You can go online at any time, then return to story mode with the same upgraded character! That's awesome as I hate having to start levelling again in other game where the multiplayer component is completely separate. 3. Multiplayer is frantic. If you get tired of fighting AI, get a taste for real players. Not only that, in multiplayer you can go 90 degrees with your light cycles as well, and you can go back and forth from on foot to bike at any time. Pretty sweet. Cons 1. I like Tron and all, but the neon does get to you after a while. Don't get me wrong, the fidelity of the game is super high and looks real good on my 50 inch TV, but there's only so much blue, black, and green neon I can stomach. 2. Light cycle moments in the story are identical: drive to survive in a straight line. It doesn't capture the feel of the cycles (but if you go online its way better!). 3. Gameplay looks great, but the character renders in cinemas are awful! Olivia Wilde has a plastic wax face from house of horrors, and some of the other characters don't fare any better. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2010
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Overall a great experience. Loved the sleek and crisp look of the environments and with all those reflections. Also had a decent amount of variety in the settings; the rock levels looked really cool. As far as gameplay goes, movement was very fluid and quick. Combat felt good but started to get repetitive once I was well into the game. I would have liked to see more levels using the light cycles. Handling on the light cycles was a little twitchy but the sense of speed and danger came through well.

    Wasn't a big fan of the tank, ended up moving backwards and forwards like Austin powers a couple of times....ugh!

    The big airship level was a very cool environment! I haven't yet tried multiplayer....that's next! Overall an above average game and I think worth buying. I love Tron!
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  5. Jan 9, 2011
    7
    Cons: There are some definite hiccups with the camera not helping you to understand the acrobatic puzzles, and the targeting system was so wonky I ended up using the area-effect attacks almost exclusively.

    Pros: Fun, not too long for a movie game, nice tie-in if you're interested in the larger Tron story.

    Bottom Line: If you can rent it, and you liked Tron, it's worth the play.
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  6. Jul 25, 2011
    5
    In all honesty, TRON: Evolution isn't a BAD game... it just has too many short comings to be called, "Good". For starters the controls are some of the worst I've ever played with a 3rd person on my 360 (then again the only 3rd person I have really played and enjoyed was GoW), the camera angles are simply terrible and like most movie 3rd person games, has a mind of it's own and would rather kill you then let you play. The online play, however unbalanced is semi fun. If TRON just took more example from TRON 2.0, or just fixed A LOT of the things I mentioned above, this game would easily be a 7 or possibly even an 8. However, it just simply become to tedious to play after a while and for the first time in a while, I actually put down a controller and walked away from boredom... and I wasn't even through the 2nd chapter. After the 2nd chapter, I came back and found myself having fun, but never really kept me pleased due to the amount of times I died trying to master the controls. The light cycle chase segments would be jaw dropping, if it wasn't handling like a drunk driving simulator...

    To sum this all up, I love TRON, and the original games still have a warm spot in my heart and every once and a while I try to get my name on the weekly leader boards for both TRON and Discs of TRON, but TRON: Evolution is a rent at the very most, other than that, this can be skipped. A avid TRON fan isn't missing out on much if they pass this up except hours of frustration and trying to master a game's mechanics that will have it's servers possibly shut down in the next 4-5 years...
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  7. Dec 8, 2010
    0
    I have never done a review on metacritic before. In fact I have never registered for it because I use it mainly to see what other people think. The complete retardation that is TRON: Evolution required that I do so so that I may register my opinion that this game is a complete and utter turd. Its almost as if it was specifically designed to be annoying and frustrating.

    I am a (reasonably) seasoned gamer and I found the controls to be *way* too difficult to even use, much less master, and the 'help' that you receive in trying to follow the course the game thinks you should take is borderline actionable - I want to sue Propaganda for causing me to question the very reality in which we exist.

    Hm... I can climb this wall, but not that one. Jumping forward rips me backwards. Go left? No... we know which way you want to go... Down this time. No, left this time. Ok, lets settle on right. Pretty much anything but what I wanted to do was done to me. I started to wonder if it was actually reading my control stick to know what I was trying to do, or to use that information to frustrate me deliberately.

    One word review: ESS AYCH EYE TEE.
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