TRON: Evolution Xbox 360

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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 oneSet 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
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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. games(TM)
    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: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  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:LegacyShort 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 withIt 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 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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  4. Jul 29, 2016
    7
    A solid action game made up of borrowed parts, some genuinely good and new ideas, and some design flaws. It ultimately isn't able to make it'sA solid action game made up of borrowed parts, some genuinely good and new ideas, and some design flaws. It ultimately isn't able to make it's borrowed elements as good as the games it took them from, but ultimately I can't criticize the game too much. It's a solid effort and more enjoyable than most movie tie-in, licensed games even with it's flaws.

    The combat is pretty entertaining. It's no Bayonetta in terms of mechanics and execution. The controls are a touch stiff and the lock on mechanics aren't always going to let you hit what you want in the larger battles. However things like enemies having certain weaknesses add more depth to the experience, and I really enjoyed how the game's parkour elements tie into the fights. Maneuvering over certain objects or running across certain walls are some of the only ways to refill your health and energy needed to pull off stronger attacks in the middle of combat. Tank and light cycle sections are there to add some variety to the mix.

    There's a platforming element to the game that's very similar to the Prince of Persia series. This is where the game has it's biggest flaws. Controls are unbelievably stiff in these sections. The more ambitious moments of the game's platforming can be quite frustrating as you careen off a ledge through little fault of your own. There are moments of pure Prince of Persia bliss that can lead to cool looking moments once you get the hang of the controls. Even when you do though there are still going to be times where you just get screwed by the controls. The overly lengthy respawn cutscene does nothing to alleviate that irritation. It's only a few seconds, but that's still way too long. We live in a time where instant respawns are a must.

    There's a multiplayer component to the experience that's still surprisingly active. The experience is most definitely TRON. You can turn into a light cycle at will and the combat is overall solid. It's not groundbreaking in any way, but may still bring back the TRON faithful for repeat matches.

    As far as the presentation side of things go, like most of the game, it's decent, but could be better. The soundtrack is pretty great. Fits the world perfectly. The graphics capture the look of the TRON universe perfectly, but stiff animations are noticeable. Look to closely and you can see that it's pretty dated graphically. The story that bridges the gap between the two films doesn't do anything really consequential to the overall story of the universe, but still ties into things nicely. The returning Olivia Wilde playing her character is much appreciated.

    Perhaps with a bigger budget and more polish this could have been TRON's Arkham Asylum. The potential is here, but the refinement isn't. Things like dated design and control issues bring down the experience. Yet, the game's core ideas are good and make it pretty darn fun even in the face of some frustrations. It's also nice to see TRON get some solid video game representation. The universe is in desperate need of expansion.

    As it stands it's a solid action game that's worth a look for TRON fans. Maybe that look should only be in the form a rental, but it's worth the look nonetheless. The TRON fan in me was delighted to play a TRON game of this kind. No, I wasn't blown away by it and it could have used some more work. In this genre though you can do much worse. Plus it has that TRON setting going for it.

    7.5/10
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  5. Dec 21, 2011
    7
    Tron: Evolution is a action, platformer and has a level up system like most good RPGs, but is it a good game? First of all, only if you enjoyTron: Evolution is a action, platformer and has a level up system like most good RPGs, but is it a good game? First of all, only if you enjoy platforming! If you hate platformers turn back now. If you love platforming and heart pounding light cycle chases then this is the game for you. It has its anoying "I thought that the wall was climbable but then I fell and died" moments but it's still a good platformer. The combat is intense as you use different disks that you get by leveling up to defeat you foes and each enemy has a weakness to a certain disk. Buy the game used at a good price and you won't feel ripped off when you play this. It's a great game and you should play it if you like TRON, now! Expand
  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 areIn 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 peopleI 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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