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  • Summary: This is a robot boxing game based on the upcoming film, "REAL STEEL". The player assumes the role of an owner of a fighting robot, and must battle against many different rival robots in an attempt to become champion of several levels of fighting tiers. Players earn in-game money byThis is a robot boxing game based on the upcoming film, "REAL STEEL". The player assumes the role of an owner of a fighting robot, and must battle against many different rival robots in an attempt to become champion of several levels of fighting tiers. Players earn in-game money by winning matches and, using this money, must periodically improve their robot, making it stronger and more fit to compete in the higher level match tiers. The vast amount of customizable parts and selectable equipment makes for over 100 million possibilities of custom robots! In addition to single-player mode, the game also supports online multiplayer combat, which means players can search for new opponents from all around the world. Take your own personalized robot and aim for the top of the world of robot boxing! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. games(TM)
    Dec 1, 2011
    60
    It could be worse. Hugh Jackman could be in it. [Christmas 2011, p.120]
  2. 50
    Real Steal's fisticuffs are a half step above the usual movie-based dreck, but the constant rattle of a beggar's tin cup in your face only grows more distasteful over time.
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    50
    Grinding out levels and paid for content have their places in games, and neither should be in a $10 downloadable game based on a movie. There are a few moments that the game feels really fun but those moments wear off very quickly once the grind kicks in. Unless Real Steel is a movie that defines you there really isn't any reason to go whole hog over this game. Oh, it doesn't have Hugh Jackman in it in case you were wondering.
  4. Oct 18, 2011
    30
    Incredibly tedious and horrible controls make this almost unplayable.
  5. Dec 2, 2011
    30
    Real Steel is not a noteworthy videogame. It is a shame, because the idea could have been great if it had been well executed. It has a very limited and repetitive gameplay, and a lackluster appearence.
  6. Nov 14, 2011
    30
    A prime example of a film-to-game adaptation gone wrong. It perpetuates the stereotype that games based on movies aren't good with a missed opportunity to use established mechanics effectively.
  7. Dec 19, 2011
    15
    By keeping everything good about the game locked away until players cough up the dough, Real Steel can be dismissed as terrible.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Mar 19, 2020
    10
    I really loved this game, it's a shame you can't buy it now, really, developers bring this game back to the store and add it to Xbox One andI really loved this game, it's a shame you can't buy it now, really, developers bring this game back to the store and add it to Xbox One and Play Station 4 Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2021
    10
    Iam a real steel fan and when you are playing this game you realyy feel the robots boxing mechanıcsh pysıch maps robots so realıstıc goodIam a real steel fan and when you are playing this game you realyy feel the robots boxing mechanıcsh pysıch maps robots so realıstıc good graphics if you have friend call him and play game this game like mortal kombat not so good without friend but ı love this game ı love that feeling ı think you should play this game Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2021
    10
    real steell is a real steel game im like and im pro im pro im pro im pro im pro than anan
  4. Aug 19, 2021
    8
    Great game. Controls are easy to understand and customization is great. It's sad that it was discontinued in 2017. If they made a next genGreat game. Controls are easy to understand and customization is great. It's sad that it was discontinued in 2017. If they made a next gen version with better graphics, and more customization I would be the first to buy it. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2012
    5
    At first glance, Real Steel for Xbox360, seems like a cheap, fun game to have. It only costs 800 Credits (about 12 Euros), to download intoAt first glance, Real Steel for Xbox360, seems like a cheap, fun game to have. It only costs 800 Credits (about 12 Euros), to download into your Xbox.
    You start with a stock robot however it is so weak, it cannot beat even the weakest robot in the circuit. So then you spend another amount of points (from 5 to 10 Euros) from your account to buy at least a couple of upgrades.

    If you wish to change your robots color, you must spend more credits from your account. It costs 240 credits just to change colors.
    In time, you unlock items in the shop for your robot which can be bought the the "money" you earn in fights... however the requirements to actually equip them must be met...and they are sky high. So you spend more real money (credits from your account) to get at least to a level where you can say you have a good robot.

    The idea behind the game is great, game play is lame. It only gets entertaining after you've spend quite a bit of money (at least 20 to 30 Euros), to upgrade your robot to a level you don't lose every single fight.
    I would have preferred the game was priced at the normal 60 Euros and bought in a store, in a box, and I could buy upgrafes with the game money I earned while fighting.

    I can only account this to greed. Potentially a player could spend over 100 Euros in Microsoft Credits to buy upgrades and create his dream robot fighter.
    The list of garage upgradres is long which is nice but the repetitive fighting in order to advance in levels so you can equip them is boring and pushes you to just spend Microsoft Credits to just buy them (if you spend the credits, you can equip anything regardless of your levels).

    Too bad, it could have been an awesome game if only the developers were not so greedy. Don't buy unless you have deep pockets.
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  6. Jun 16, 2014
    5
    i would have like it more if it wasn't so hard to make a decant robot. mine's either too slow, too weak, or both. not to mention that poweri would have like it more if it wasn't so hard to make a decant robot. mine's either too slow, too weak, or both. not to mention that power meter goes down way too quickly. Expand
  7. May 2, 2014
    0
    This game is literally a contender for the worst game of all time. Why is this well if bad gameplay that's overly challenging, no story atThis game is literally a contender for the worst game of all time. Why is this well if bad gameplay that's overly challenging, no story at all, and music that's so generic that you could have played around with a Mario Paint rip-off and came up with something more original. Well at least this was bought by my brother and not me. But I'ld better get into the review so I'll start with the gameplay... it's literally broken. Yes there are combos but are you going to memorize 15 combos just to fight THE FIRST ENEMY IN THE GAME. But you need to because if you don't then you loose, you know what even if you do you loose, this games first enemy is impossible to beat. I wonder if there even is anything after the first enemy in the game. Also by the way remember in the movie when they first fight that robot in the zoo. Well apparently he got really popular or something (after being destroyed by the way) and got into the robotic boxing federation. Because animating more then one arena is way to hard for one person with 50 cents and five seconds to create the game. Of course that couldn't be it because everything has to be wrong. The game play is very generic punch, kick, heavy it's all there... BUT IT DOESN'T WORK. And playing it is like taking a needle the old fashioned way. Even the get up is messed up, like how do you do it spam one button... no of course not you've got to do an awkward quicktime event that doesn't even make sense (and it's basically impossible to explain). Oh wait there's customization, but there's no way to customize past heavy, intermediate, and light in the beginning and because you can't win the first fight it's impossible to do it at all. Well at least there is no reason to keep going on anyway because there's no story or point. So don't play it infact once your done reading this just forget that Real Steal exists on anything, just watch the movie or watch a different movie or do anything but play this game. Expand

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