Conclusion: Please silence your cell phones and enjoy Iron Man 2, the movie. Please use your cell phones to call your game retailer to see if you can still return Iron Man 2 the game. It's a pretty good film and a pretty bad game.
Pros: Iron Man is a fun character, and Iron Man 2 was a fun film, You get to customize and play as both War Machine and Iron Man, Iron Man is a fun character, and Iron Man 2 was a fun film, You get to customize and play as both War Machine and Iron Man
Cons: Iron Man 2, the game, has very little to do with Iron Man 2 the movie, Controlling both War Machine and Iron Man are equally bad experiences, Iron Man 2: The game is uglier than Whiplash, Tony Stark is charming in Iron Man 2 the movie, he is downright annoying in the game, Buy some Iron Man 2 action figures, they play much better than the game, Iron Man 2, the game, has very little to do with Iron Man 2 the movie, Controlling both War Machine and Iron Man are equally ...
Excerpt: One of my favourite things about being a games journalist is putting together a scathing review of a bad game. You can be rude under the justification of critique, make use of fantastically derogatory vocabulary, and generally go to town with the insults. In light of this, you'd probably expect me to jump at the chance of reviewing Iron Man 2, which by all accounts is an awful game. The thing is, however, I love Iron Man, I love Tony Stark, and I love Robert Downey Jr.
Excerpt: Iron Man 2 could have been a good game. Like so many license-based titles, though, it fell short of the mark. That's not remarkable. What's remarkable is that it fell as short as it did and as thoroughly as it did. There are disappointing games and then, further down the figurative scale, there are bad ones.
Excerpt: Robert Downey Jr. has made plenty of good films and decisions in his life, but he’s also made some pretty bad ones. Fortunately for him, not lending his voice to the Iron Man 2 videogame was not one of them. Coming off the heels of an impressive theatrical run but an underwhelming videogame adaptation, Downey was all but assured of returning for Iron Man 2 — in both media.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Summer is here and it’s bringing all its baggage with it, including this year’s breed of high-grossing blockbuster extravaganzas. And everyone knows that no summer line-up is complete without a mainstream super hero film and no mainstream super hero film is complete without its video game tie-in. So what can you expect from Iron Man 2 the videogame?
Conclusion: While Sega surely got the gameplay and control mechanics down, they seemed to have fizzled out at the mission creation. There's just not enough exciting substance to match the great controls and suit upgrades. Maybe they'll get the missions and mechanics right on Iron Man 3, which is already in the works at Paramount.
Excerpt: Videogames based on comic books don't have the best track record, but there have been standout titles, particularly Batman: Arkham Asylum . And games based on movies have an even more checkered past, mostly due to the accelerated development cycle needed to release a game to coincide with the film's theatrical run.
Pros: you want to go head to head with some classic Iron Man baddies
Conclusion: Iron Man 2 has some good ideas – the custom loadouts, the different armors, and Cheadle and Jackson providing voices – but they don’t pan out. In the end, this is an uninspired brawl from one mission to the next. You don’t need to worry about much, the game isn’t that hard, and it’ll be over before you know it.