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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: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Mar 15, 2021
    9
    really enjoyable and perfect at first but
    i realized i have not went back to it in 2 years
    and anons death was quite non redeeming good
    really enjoyable and perfect at first but
    i realized i have not went back to it in 2 years
    and anons death was quite non redeeming

    good arena mode though

    bumped from a 5 to a 9 because very redeeming derez system, and each player is anon
    in the game, so as much as it was non redeeming, the amount of anons was redeeming
    plus 4
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  2. Jan 22, 2011
    8
    This game is pretty damn fun... from the Campain that would take about 6-8 hours to complete to the multiplayer thats gonna keep wanting youThis game is pretty damn fun... from the Campain that would take about 6-8 hours to complete to the multiplayer thats gonna keep wanting you to lvl up so you can unlock power ups and new light cycles and the graphis a pretty good too. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2010
    8
    Tron: Evolution, a story bridge between the Original Tron, and the upcoming Sequel, Tron Legacy. The game tells the story through a non-vocal,Tron: Evolution, a story bridge between the Original Tron, and the upcoming Sequel, Tron Legacy. The game tells the story through a non-vocal, faceless character, Anon (Anonymous anyone?) , a system monitoring program. While the story holds solid, it is kept shallow by few details, and often moments that pull you out and make you realize your playing a game. Pros:
    -The Second Modern Tron game, and the first considered canon.
    -graphics and sounds are quite amazing, especialy for a movie tie-in/prequel.
    -Animation and general feel and good, as well as keeping that "Tron" Atmosphere.
    Cons:
    -Control scheme lacks on vehicles.
    -learning curve so steep, it might as well be ninety degrees.
    -buggy camera that likes to clip occasionally.
    -Incredibly difficult, even on easy, requires patience and will to play.
    -Awkward multiplayer setup, and lack of original game modes.

    Even thought the cons seem to outweigh the pro's, the game holds together, although not for the mainstream. In the end, it does what its meant to do, tell the player whats happening between Tron's, and entertain them. I recommend purchasing, as light cycles alone are worth it.
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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. Jun 22, 2011
    0
    The claw is cooler than the halberd so this game is obviously bk. I mean the movie itself was arguably the worst movie ever due to the lowThe claw is cooler than the halberd so this game is obviously bk. I mean the movie itself was arguably the worst movie ever due to the low realism contested by other movies and games such as the ever realistic call of duty franchise or the social network. this game is not worth the money, you should buy a Ferrari instead of this bad kid game. Expand

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