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Iron Man

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
49
1.7
Wii
42
5.0
Windows
42
2.2
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Description

Mostly based on the 2008 movie Iron Man, this videogame of the one-man-army hero has been released for seven different platforms.

The game of Iron Man puts you under the skin of Tony Stark. He is a billionaire weapon-industrialist and genius inventor who, after being kidnapped by terrorists who want to force him to build weapons for them, builds an armor instead to escape. Since then, he decided to stop producing weapons and keeps on working on the suit to fight them back.

The games take the story further, giving the player the chance to go through more than 12 different missions and even fight villains that do not appear on the movie, like Whiplash and Titanium Man. All this is shown through cinematics between every mission and use the voices of actors of the movie like Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard.

By foot or by air, with the first armor at the beginning and in the characteristic red and gold suit later, using range weapons or melee attacks, the game features Stark fighting with armies of soldiers, tanks, helicopters, canons, etc. with the help of an array of upgradeable weapons like missiles, micro-grenades, repulsive shots, EMP blasts, a flame thrower and the powerful "Unibeam". Both the weapons and the suit (propulsion and armor systems) are upgradeable, and there are many special armors from the comics to unlock in most of the versions.

Differences in this version from the Xbox360/PS3 version consist of altered visuals and altered upgrade system (rather than spending money on them, the player's gear is upgraded based on how much it has been used).


Screenshots

Iron Man Windows Afterburners
Iron Man PSP Enemy cars guarding the village.
Iron Man PSP Talking with Tony.
Iron Man PlayStation 2 Mission objectives

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Iron Man?...More like Scrap Metal! PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)

The Press Says

Gameswelt PSP May 28, 2008 51 out of 100 51
GameSpot Wii May 16, 2008 5 out of 10 50
1UP Wii May 06, 2008 C- 42
1UP PlayStation 2 May 06, 2008 C- 42
Cheat Code Central Wii 2008 1.8 out of 5 36
IGN Windows May 07, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2008 35 out of 100 35
Jeuxvideo.com PSP May 19, 2008 6 out of 20 30
Gamereactor (Sweden) Wii May 01, 2008 2 out of 10 20
Game Shark PSP May 14, 2008 D- 16

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