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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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  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. 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

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