Iron Man 2 Review
- Fun flight controls.
- Well designed 3D models.
- Mindless brawler gameplay.
- Auto-camera/lock-on unstable.
- Wedged in puzzle gameplay.
Fans of the movie or comic book character might take exception to Tony Stark's portrayal in the Iron Man 2 game, but there are still some amusing moments despite the game's fairly limited content.
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With Iron Man 2's promotional material reaching almost fever pitch in the lead up to the International release of the film, Gameloft have taken the opportunity to release their game early for those outside the US, providing a unique opportunity to check out this movie tie-in.
The game is a fairly standard 3D action-brawler, mixing ranged and melee attacks for combo effects as you unlock them. An analogue stick is used for movement, with different combinations of tapping buttons and the screen used to fire your various weaponry. One of the most enjoyable features of the gameplay is your ability to fly around most levels, smoothly arcing your way around obstacles or hovering to nimbly avoid incoming attacks.
While a lot of attention to detail has gone in to designing Iron Man's armored suit and his various foes, the environment suffers with poor lighting and an over-simplified design that looks good while flying, but extremely disappointing up close. The game's dialogue is curt and polarizes Tony Stark's character as a spoiled smart-arse, but there are still few amusing moments to listen to. Bejeweled Twist-inspired puzzles occasionally break up the gameplay, but they feel wedged in compared to the game's brawling action.
Iron Man 2 is definitely an amusing title to blitz through before watching the movie at the cinema, but you're probably better off saving your money for popcorn and a drink than spending a few hours to finish this tie-in.
DescriptionSuit up and rocket into the action as Iron Man or War Machine in the official movie game on iPhone/iPod touch.
PLAY WITH IRON MAN OR WAR MACHINE
Play as Iron Man for speed and agility or suit up as War Machine for maximum firepower. Both suits offer easy-to-learn controls and the ability to run, hover and fly at will. You’ll also have the chance to jump into the Mark IV, Mark VI, Stealth and underwater suits. Whether you prefer to pound your foes in melee combat with your fists or to lay down the destruction from a far with your weapons, you can upgrade your suit after each stage with improved weaponry and abilities to devastate your foes.
A BLOCKBUSTER GAME
Based on the most anticipated film of the year, Iron Man 2 delivers all the same action and excitement you’d expect from the movie with epic battles and massive enemies that will leave your chest pounding.
Tony Stark’s enemies have their own super suited droness and they want to take Iron Man and War Machine down. Fight Ultimo, Firepower, Whiplash and armies of other enemies to prove that the only the original armored hero is the best.
THIS FIGHT IS GLOBAL
Battle across 9 locations across the globe constructed in full 3D, from Stark Expo in New York to a jungle war zone in Somalia.
Get charged for battle with a powerful rock metal soundtrack including the rock classic, “Iron Man”.
Connect to Gameloft Live and unlock 25 different achievements that you show off to friends and prove you’re a real Iron Man.
Also available from Gameloft: Brothers In Arms®2: Global Front, N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, GT Racing: Motor Academy, James Cameron’s Avatar, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Driver, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
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