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Iron Man 2 Review

By , on May 4, 2010


Iron Man 2
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 3 May, 2010
  • Size: 421.6 MB
  • Price: $6.99
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3 out of 5

PROS

  • Fun flight controls.
  • Well designed 3D models.
  • Mindless brawler gameplay.

CONS

  • Auto-camera/lock-on unstable.
  • Wedged in puzzle gameplay.

VERDICT

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.

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dobre2 4 years, 4 months ago

i thing the game is brilliant has almost the same gameplay as pc game''prototype'', is the single game i played on iphone that has an open enviroment like flying over the an entire city, or walking everywere in it, yes the author of the article has right about the graphic enviroment but is a logical issue because is an open city to explore if the graphic was perfect the framerate was dropped......sorry for my inperfect english!!! i thing is a must have for everyone!!! i whant to give thanks to the all authors of this site, with this ocasion, for verry good articles, i read almost everyone of them!!keep up the good job guys!!