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  • Summary: Assume the role of Superman as he tries to avert disaster in Metropolis. Back for vengeance and determined to control Metropolis, Brainiac 13 has unleashed an unstoppable army of robotic drones that destroys everything in its path. To stop these drones from creating a giant Brainiac 13 monolith, you must travel to the far reaches of space and into the depths of the Phantom Zone. With Superman's powers and combat skills, you can destroy enemy robots, rescue civilians, and fly around lush environments. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 14 out of 19
  1. Steel isn't a game for everyone, and the repetitive mission structure will more than likely deter all but the Superman faithful.
  2. The gameplay, however, suffers from severe redundancy. [Jan 2003, p.83]
  3. A dreadfully wasted opportunity - especially when it looks so good.
  4. The ridiculous frustration in the early levels will deplete most gamers' patience.
  5. 40
    No matter how many bonuses are unlocked or how many special guests show up, the core gameplay of Superman: The Man of Steel is boring.
  6. It's not as mind-blowingly awful as the old N64 "Superman" stinker, but it is outclassed by nearly every other comic-book game out there. [Feb 2003, p.154]
  7. Superman's flying speed is disappointingly slower than a speeding bullet. When it comes to thrills, this title is strictly smallville. [29 Nov 2002, p.114]

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 14, 2002
    I think this game is great. Yeah sure the controls aren't the best, but still you have to like it!
  2. MichaelL.
    Jul 8, 2003
    The game isn't for everyone, and I agree that the missions are boring and repetitive. If I was not a die hard Superman fan (and if the price didn't drop down to $20) I never would have purchased the game. Expand
  3. SimonBoots
    Dec 30, 2002
    I agree with most of the critics. While being a superman fan of the first hour, I find this game repetitive, annoying and just plain BORING. I only submitted this to lower the average user rating. But still, if some people like, that's fine by me. Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2013
    Superman is tedeous game The repeat tics missions will bore you out The game was developed poorly and it looked like developers didn't try This game isn't for everyone The controls are confusing and annoying Expand
  5. BillR.
    Mar 29, 2004
    The controls are confusing at the begining and the whole thing is too repetitive.