Tron Xbox 360

Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 13 out of 18
  1. While you'll miss the novelty of a glowing blue joystick and an analog spinner, setting the controls to "Absolute Aim" (preset C or D) gives you enough precision to do battle on the Game Grid. [July 2007, p.79]
  2. The Xbox Live Arcade release of Tron hobbles this absolute arcade classic with some technical problems.
  3. It’s obvious to see that Tron hasn’t lasted the “test of time.” For only 400 MS Points, you shouldn’t expect much more than a straight up port with a few additions thrown on top.
  4. The sole purpose of a coin-op ROM is to steal quarters away from the user. With that said, some of Tron’s achievements can be very difficult since such goals were originally designed as quarter munchers.
  5. A disappointing experience. Leave this one in your childhood memories, where you did not mind how shallow it was.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. edzill
    Feb 6, 2008
    7
    I agree that if not for nostalgia, this game doesn't have many redeeming qualities. At 31, I have very fond memories of this game as aI agree that if not for nostalgia, this game doesn't have many redeeming qualities. At 31, I have very fond memories of this game as a coin-op. That being said, I was frustrated that the xbox controls didn't translate well to the classic 8-direction joystick and spinner wheel. However, the 'absolute aim' setting helps to get close to the original feel. Kids of my generation dreamed of owning coin-op games in our own houses (i.e. Ricky Schroder in Silver Spoons). Now we can. Full Review »
  2. khan800
    Jan 9, 2008
    7
    I'm having a lot of fun playing this game, but it may be just the retro vibe that's responsible. The controls are fairly wonky, I'm having a lot of fun playing this game, but it may be just the retro vibe that's responsible. The controls are fairly wonky, Tron for XBLA really misses the spinner from the arcade machine. Overall, they did with it about all they could do with the limitations of the controller. They did incorporate online modes (vs. and co-op) but the net code is lacking. If you like(d) Tron, and don't mind mastering the dual analog sticks, you'll enjoy this game, but I imagine the younger crowd may go 'wtf'. Full Review »