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TRON: Evolution (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 1.5
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.2

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Overall, though, the game manages to convey the same ambiance and feeling of authenticity as the movie does, and as far as licensed movie tie-in games go, this one stands out from the crowd.
The Guardian
Given the prevailing opinion about games of films, Disney Interactive has to be applauded for sidestepping all the traps that you might have expected it to fall into with Tron: Evolution. It manages a pretty impressive balancing act: non-gamers obsessed with Tron will love its ambiance and authenticity, and may even discover they like games more than they thought.
D+PAD Magazine
Another Tron videogame, whether you like movie tie-ins or not, is certainly warranted and is more than welcome. The game exceeds our expectations in nearly all areas and certainly rates highly in our minds-own check-list of movie cash-ins. The universe is sinister, yet memorising and visually stunning and the game transports you to the world in glowing fashion. Tron: Evolution then, is a decent attempt, but one that never quite matches the ambition or the inspired creativity of the licence upon which it is built.
Irgendwie tut es mir um TRON richtig leid. Die Entwickler hatten einige richtig gute Ideen und Ansätze und auch die Story weiß im Grunde zu überzeugen. Doch ein eintöniges Game-Design, unbeeindruckende Grafik, schlechte deutsche Sprecher und die teils mühsame Kamera machen TRON Evolution zu einem Titel, den wirklich nur solche Zocker in Betracht ziehen sollten, die unbedingt die Vorgeschichte zum neuen Film wissen wollen. Alle anderen können sich ruhigen Gewissens das Geld sparen.
Cheat Code Central
TRON: Evolution isn't the worst game to ever come out of the movie-and-game-tie-in-factory. In fact it fits the status quo rather nicely. If you are looking for a game that plays like every other licensed title out there, then you won't be disappointed by TRON: Evolution. It has functional combat, a bare-bones online offering, and some high production values. However, if you are looking for something a little more, you won't find it here. It really is a shame that a game based on a franchise that is all about a "real" video game world, the game that ties-in with the movie franchise doesn't stand out. Though the game does look nice, it seems that beauty, even on the Grid, is only pixel-deep.
GameStar (Germany)
Hm, wenn Tron Evolution die Handlungen der beiden Filme verknüpfen soll, dann stehe ich entweder auf dem Schlauch, oder der verantwortliche Autor hat einen Hang zu erzählerischen Lücken. Plötzlich ist der Virus da, plötzlich sind Kevin Flynn und Tron verschwunden, dafür gibt’s auf einmal zig andere, mir komplett fremde Gestalten, die aber wahnsinnig wichtig sind. Kurz: Die Story von Tron Evolution ist in etwa so löchrig wie eine Festplatte, die seit Jahren nicht mehr defragmentiert wurde. Da lass ich doch die Handlung lieber links liegen und freu mich an den Akrobatikeinlagen des Systemwächters. Die machen nämlich verflixt oft verflixt viel Spaß. Meinetwegen könnte das Spiel nur daraus bestehen. Ohne die nervigen Kloppereien.
Spazio Games
All’interno della categoria dei tie in, Tron Evolution si presenta come un discreto prodotto, senza dubbio adatto agli amanti della pellicola a patto che non si aspettino particolari novità dal gameplay. Il gioco si limita a riproporre situazioni già viste in decine di altri titoli lungo una campagna principale che scorre abbastanza liscia fino alla fine, una modalità multiplayer ai minimi termini ed un comparto estetico di buon livello. Peccato per la mancanza di coraggio e di rifiniture, elementi che limitano il gioco alla categoria dei titoli adatti solo agli appassionati del brand.
USA Today
While ambitious, the glow-in-the-dark TRON: Evolution will likely disappoint those looking forward to the game (including those excited over the sleek YouTube trailers). It's certainly fun at times, and offers multiplayer modes to take the action online, but alas, it's one of those games you'll likely want to rent for the weekend instead of buying at full price.
TRON: Evolution is a bold attempt to re-introduce the wonder of an 80’s classic to a new generation, but despite its stylish visuals and highly polished environments it has struggled to make an impact. Too many mistakes have been made and with so many other games doing what TRON: Evolution has attempted, much better, it seems the only reason for possibly purchasing this game is to extend the experience from the silver screen debut. Without trying to reveal any spoilers, the games ending is unsatisfying, you’ll buy it, enjoy it, but probably never play it again, it will forever lay on upon a pile of movie tie-in game failures, just not right at the bottom.
TRON: Evolution is barely a TRON game. It's a repetitive cyberpunk Prince of Persia. The platforming and combat are flashy, but both feel awkward to control and get really competitive. All the cool things you'd expect in a TRON game are restricted to the limited multiplayer modes. If you've got 10 people you can play some fun multiplayer games, but there are only a half dozen maps including the day one DLC. If you want to find out what happens between the two films, then you at least get a bit of a story here. And if the developers keep expanding the multiplayer with DLC like they're already doing then this game could be worth a purchase eventually. But right now TRON feels like a movie cash in game more than the next step in a classic gaming franchise.
PC Games (Germany)
Als Fan des originalen Tron-Films von 1982 habe ich mich enorm sowohl auf den neuen Streifen als auch auf das Spiel gefreut. Der Film lief bis zur Drucklegung dieses Artikels leider noch nicht in den hiesigen Kinos, aber erste Kritiken haben bereits meine Vorfreude gedämpft. Das Spiel hingegen hat mit meiner Vorfreude noch weitaus schlimmere Dinge angestellt. Der Stil und die Atmosphäre sind zwar wunderbar eingefangen, aber durch die verhunzte Steuerung, den oftmals unfairen Schwierigkeitsgrad und das lästige Trial-and-Error-Gemurkse musste ich mich regelrecht zwingen, bis zum Ende durchzuhalten. Und für den Mehrspieler-Modus reichen zwei einfache Worte: aufgesetzt, überflüssig. Schade!
Absolute Games (
Плюсы аккуратно уравновешены минусами, однако часть претензий стоит предъявлять «Наследию». Именно благодаря второй киноленте самобытная и стильная фантастическая вселенная превратилась в футуристическую версию родной планеты со всеми ее условностями: в фильме герои пьют и едят, а «самолеты» глохнут при вертикальном взлете, в финале игры идет дождь. Умудрившись создать в тесных сценарных и визуальных рамках небезнадежный проект «по мотивам», Propaganda Games все же не смогла сделать что-то сравнимое с TRON 2.0 — и канула в Лету.
Cheat Happens
TRON: Evolution isn't the TRON game you've been waiting for - hell, it's not even really a TRON game at all. Instead, we get a subpar third-person action game with a TRON themed skin. It's a game that fails to deliver on pretty much every front, save for the cool light cycle races, but even those aren't enough to save this lackluster movie tie-in.
A moins d'être un inconditionnel absolu de Tron, peu regardant sur le gameplay, on aura du mal à conseiller l'achat de cette préquelle au second film. Répétitif à souhait, laborieux sur bien des points, il peine à éveiller l'intérêt en solo. Seul son multi sympathique lui sauve la mise avec ses affrontements faisant intervenir quantité de Light Cycles. Maigre consolation.
En l'état, Tron: Evolution n'est ni plus ni moins qu'une version démonstrative de ce qui aurait pu être un jeu de qualité. Mais en voulant rusher le développement du soft pour coïncider avec la sortie du film Tron dans les salles obscures, l'éditeur propose à la vente un titre final avec un début de progression très agréable, mais répétitif et sans intérêt sur la longueur. Pour ceux qui ne le savent pas encore, précisons que Disney Interactive a fermé le studio Propaganda Games juste avant la sortie de Tron: Evolution. Voilà qui explique bien des choses...
Wie zich graag ergert aan een game, kan met Tron: Evolution uit de voeten: de slechte besturing zorgt voor veel irritatie en de verhaallijn is te simpel. Daar kan een sfeervolle futuristische spelwereld niets aan veranderen. Na een paar uur gamen weet je het zeker: dit spel is gewoon extra marketing voor Disney.
Resolution Magazine
Perhaps it is unfair to compare Tron: Evolution to Prince of Persia or Ass Creed, as I’ve been doing, because it is a game targeted mainly at children. Maybe. But that an audience is a young one should not give a bad game any slack. In fact, this is the worst offence. Disney Interactive has either been rushed to get this out in time for the movie, or they have underestimated how savvy a young audience can be. We see this time and time again in the entertainment industries. The attitude runs: “They’re kids. They’ll take anything.” Wrong. The only reason Tron: Evolution could sell well is because children who enjoy the movie will want to pursue the feeling of excitement, elation, adventure and awe they felt in the cinema. I have no doubt they will be disappointed.
PC Gamer
Madly repetitive, flaky and incessantly dull third-person action. Not even Olivia Wilde can save this clumsy movie tie-in.