Conclusion: Seriously at no time did this game display what the 360 was capable of. It felt like a lazy PS2 port (which it probably was). There are so many other games you could be spending your forty quid on - like GTA IV for example, or even saving up for a movie franchise game that actually does bring the feel and atmosphere of the film into the gameplay: The Bourne Conspiracy. Look out for our review of that and don't waste your time with this.
Excerpt: Iron Man was a pretty big "if" for Hollywood. Marvel hasn't had the best track of record of comic book-to-movie releases in the last couple of years, with flops like Daredevil and Elektra and a so-so showing for Spider-Man 3 . Iron Man could have easily fallen in with the failures, but a slick script that goes far but never too far and some very solid acting by Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jeff Bridges really made the movie.
Excerpt: Name: Iron Man Genre: Action Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PS2, Wii, DS, PC (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Months ago, when we first got images of the in-game Iron Man model, I got interested. When I heard that the character model was being provided by ILM, and was basically the same as the one used in the movie, I got excited. Last week, when I saw the excellent Iron Man movie, I got downright stoked.
Conclusion: Iron Man is also satisfyingly fast, and while most settings and levels are bland in locale, they do look good in visual design. Unfortunately praise for Iron Man is fleeting. Anything enjoyable within Iron Man is soon rapidly dissipated through repetitive combat, illogical story coverage and a big hole for content you’d expect filled when buying a new full price game.
Pros: * Iron Man is fast and well stocked., * When the dust settles, there are moments of enjoyable action., * A next-gen texture here and there., The Bad -
Cons: * Far too chaotic and messy., * Bland and basic controls form very repetitive shooting., * Horrible story telling.
Conclusion: The Iron Man the game exploded on to store shelves the same day as the film and we here at BXB really loved the film! But we can't help but wonder, will Iron Man the game hit the same high flying and action packed notes that it's big screen brother did, read on to find out.