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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.9
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.3
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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TeamXbox (May 05, 2008)
So, if you can get past Iron Man's steep learning curve and a little bit of tarnish in the visual department, what are you left with? A game that's far from perfect, but still better than a lot of movie and comic book tie-ins that have come before. For Iron Man fans, the game is a solid enough entry to add to your video game collections. For everyone else, there's at least enough to warrant a rental.
XboxAchievements (May 15, 2008)
Overall, Iron Man did end up suffering from Multiplicity Syndrome, a fact I am both disappointed and surprised with. There are plenty of decent action games out there, I'm sure Sega has even made a few. Couldn't they just ignore the multi-million dollar franchise and make a good video game? Did they really have to rush out an incomplete game riddled with faults? It appears so. The controls are decent, but sub-par graphics, poor voice acting (from professional actors no less) and a non-existent story with repetitive gameplay really make this a poor effort to recreate the magic of the comics and the movie. It can be fun for a bit, but considering you'll be done in two or three hours, I'd save your money and put this one on your Gamefly or spend a weekend with a free rental from the store.
3D Juegos (May 12, 2008)
Iron Man llega a consolas con una correcta adaptación de su última película a videojuego armado con una acción directa y sin complicaciones orientada a su poderosa armadura y arsenal tecnológico. Su desarrollo es lineal, no especialmente largo y sin grandes alardes visuales, no obstante los fans del hombre de hierro encontrarán en él una buena armadura con la que desatar su furia más inmediata.
Totally Gaming Network (May 06, 2008)
In essence, if you absolutely loved the film to bits and absolutely must have an Iron Man game to go with it, then Sega have done as good a job as they can of producing a playable version of the movie. It’s just disappointing that they didn’t get to do more with the source material, and perhaps wrap all that spit and polish and top notch presentation round a more engaging core game.
MS Xbox World (May 05, 2008)
As movie tie in games go, Iron Man sits neatly on the pile and follows the formula of being decidedly average at best. There's nothing here that really stands out to give a "wow" factor. As a compliment to the movie, then sure the game will garner some fans because effectively you can be Iron Man, however the difficulty on default settings might just alienate some of the fan base. Perhaps the developers made some levels overly difficult to increase the longevity of the game, who knows? Either way, if your looking for a simple old school style shooter, then Iron Man is certainly worth the rental. Beyond that, you'd have to be one of the biggest Marve/Iron Man fans if you were to go the whole hog and buy the game. Some fiddly controls, bland levels and simplistic gameplay make for an un-engaging gameplay experience that is best tackled in small doses. Oh and Paltrow's boobs are always worth a look to see how well rendered they are.
Things are much the same in the audio department: we're talking about functionality over flash here. The effects are fine, if a little repetitive by nature, and the music is suitably epic but totally forgettable. At least Robert Downey Jnr. And Terrence Howard voice their characters, and they do it well but the script is hardly an Oscar-winning effort. Bonus points should be awarded for actually featuring Black Sabbath's classic Iron Man song in the closing credits though!
Iron Man biedt een redelijk antwoord op de vermoeide vraag: Wat, alweer een filmspel? Door je echter te straffen met een dodelijke moeilijkheidsgraad in plaats van te streven naar complexere missiestructuren, verliest het veel van de goodwill die het opbouwde in het eerste spelgedeelte. Uitspelen is een beproeving zonder duidelijke beloning en zelfs de fans van de film en stripreeks zullen moeite hebben om Iron Man het voordeel van de twijfel te geven.
Planet Xbox 360 (Jun 12, 2008)
While there was a lot of potential here for a quality licensed video game, it ended up being marred with problems with the controls, frustrating difficulty and lame environments. For the fans of the film, the only reason to buy the game is to play through the storyline. If you weren’t a fan of the film, then the game is definitely not for you. And for gaming fans, well…it is best you rent before buying.
Game Captain (May 10, 2008)
Ich will Iron Man sicher nicht schlechter machen, als es ist und Fans der Marvel-Comics werden vielleicht noch ein Auge zudrücken, über die Schwächen und die Langeweile im Titel hinwegsehen. Einige Funktionen des Spiels machen Sinn und auch etwas Spaß, unter dem Strich kommt der Eiserne aber nicht über das Mittelmaß hinaus. Wer nach einem unterhaltsamen Action-Spiel sucht, der nimmt sich besser irgendein anderes Spiel – am besten aber keine Filmumsetzung.
55 (May 22, 2008)
Unter dem Strich sind zwar fast alle Versionen über einen kürzeren oder längeren Zeitraum zumindest einigermaßen unterhaltsam, doch Iron Man schafft es weder, das angeschlagene Image der Superhelden-Spiele zu verbessern, noch langfristig zu motivieren. Keine Lizenzgurke, aber dennoch ein Projekt, dem ein schaler Beigeschmack beiwohnt und das mit Ausnahme der DS-Version keine Chance hätte, ohne den großen Namen auf dem hart umkämpften Spielemarkt zu bestehen.
55 (May 14, 2008)
Wir sind mit großen Hoffnungen in den Test gegangen, und beinahe alle wurden erbarmungslos zerschmettert. Bis auf die verschiedenen, und gut designten Iron Man Anzüge ist alles von Gameplay, über Grafik bis hin zum Umfang deutlich unter dem Durchschnitt. Plötzlich wirken Titel wie Spiderman oder sogar das, zum Synonym für schlechte Film-Spiele aufgestiegene, Transformers wieder sehr gut, oder zumindest passabel. Iron Man ist leider eine große Enttäuschung, von der selbst eiserne Fans Abstand nehmen sollten!
GameSpot (May 08, 2008)
Iron Man makes a decent opening argument against the just-another-movie-game stigma. However, by smacking you with a punishing difficulty spike instead of striving for more complex mission structures, it sacrifices most of the goodwill it garners in the early going. Completing the game is a frustrating trial with no substantial reward, and even sympathetic jurors will have a hard time ruling in its favor.
XBox Front (May 28, 2008)
Da haben wir sie wieder, die schnelle, lieblose Lizenzumsetzung. Bei „Iron Man“ stimmt es hinten und vorne nicht. Schreckliche Technik, langweiliges Gameplay, geringer Umfang, fehlende Abwechslung…viel mehr hätte man nicht mehr falsch machen können. Dass es durchaus solide und gute Spiele zu Filmen gibt, hat vor kurzem erst „Speed Racer“ gezeigt. Unser Tipp: Das Geld lieber sparen und in den Film gehen, der ist im Gegensatz zum Videospiel nämlich richtig gut. Das Spiel könnt ihr dann getrost auf den Schrottplatz bringen.
Gameswelt (May 28, 2008)
Egal, ob 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer', 'Catwoman' oder jetzt 'Iron Man': Videospielumsetzungen bekannter Superheldenfilme sind die Rohlinge oft nicht wert, auf die sie gepresst sind. Dasselbe gilt für den neuesten Marvel-Vertreter: Segas 'Iron Man' krankt an einem unausgereiften Schwierigkeitsgrad, abwechslungsarmen Missionen und einer deutlich zu komplizierten Steuerung. Wer nicht im selben Millionärsclub wie Tony Stark ist, sollte sich eine Anschaffung besser zweimal überlegen.
games xtreme (May 15, 2008)
Iron Man is a typical movie game, from swarms of respawning enemies to the obligatory boss battles that lack innovation. Iron Man is a chore to play from beginning to end. Save your pennies, go and see the movie again and ignore this rusty attempt.
50 (Sep 21, 2009)
Nachdem ich den Film gesehen hatte, war ich hinsichtlich der Versoftung zwiegespalten. Die wenigen Actionsequenzen machen eine 1:1 Umsetzung unmöglich, schaffen dafür aber ausreichend kreativen Freiraum für die Entwickler. Dieses Privileg hat man bei Secret Level allerdings mit den Füßen getreten, denn Iron Man ist uninspiriert, monoton, teilweise frustrierend und technisch sehr enttäuschend. Einige Grundideen wie das Ausbauen des Anzugs und die nach einiger Eingewöhnungszeit tadellos funktionierende Steuerung sind ganz nett, Gameplay und Missionsdesign reihen das Spiel jedoch in die Kategorie der enttäuschenden Filmumsetzungen ein. Beinharte Fans können einen Blick riskieren, warten aber auf eine Preissenkung.
Atomic Gamer (May 14, 2008)
Iron Man is a waste of your time. The few minutes that it takes to screw around with the fully-powered suit are probably the best moments of the game and some of the upgrades you can put into the suit are kind of impressive, but it goes downhill from there with bad design and a frustrating difficulty that forces you to make up some pretty cowardly solutions in order to win. Sure, there are unlockables and a few gameplay modes, but they don't fix the major flaws that are in this sub-par action title. Take your sixty bucks, go watch Iron Man in the theaters three more times, and keep the thirty you have left over for pizza delivery or something. Just don't waste any on this game.
En conclusión y en una frase, otra adaptación más tirada a la basura. Las virtudes del juego son muy escasas si las comparamos con los fallos y deficiencias que presenta. Desde la corta duración del modo historia hasta la escasez de modos de juego, pasando por un sistema de juego muy repetitivo y un apartado gráfico deficiente. Resulta triste decir que el mejor apartado de todo el título es el sonoro porque simplemente cumple, pero en realidad es así. Un título únicamente dirigido a los fans y para su alquiler: con el catálogo que hoy en día tiene Xbox 360 no merece la pena desembolsar 60 € en un título pasable que puedes acabar en una tarde.
Game Watcher (May 09, 2008)
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.
48 (May 23, 2008)
In the end, Iron Man is nothing more than another attempt to cash in on a summer blockbuster. Any hope of this game bucking the trend is quickly squashed once you take a single step past the fancy menu and mission briefings. As with most movie-to-game adaptations, be sure to steer clear.
46 (Jun 18, 2008)
You can leave Iron Man in the shelves. If you're a die-hard fan of the comic and the movie, you'll have to get this game, but only to make your collection complete. Other than that I can't come up with a reason to buy it.
As is, Iron Man is shot down again and again in battles where he's totally out of his depth. His game suffers the same ignominious fate.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (May 03, 2008)
Men tyvärr. I det skick Iron Man är nu passerar det inte gränsen för godkänt. Ljudet är burkigt, mellansekvenserna fula och spelkontrollen som sagt ganska krystad och det enda som glänser är de banor där man springer på marken, vilket är också naturligtvis därmed är de banor som känns minst Iron Man. Han ska ju flyga, vara riktigt kaxig och cool. Nej, även om denna version av Iron Man är den bästa, så är det långt ifrån ett bra spel och inte ens godkänt. Lägg dina pengar på ett bra seriealbum med Iron Man istället, gå se filmen två gånger eller investera i något helt annat. Iron Man är inte värt dina surt förvärvade slantar.
UOL Jogos (May 09, 2008)
Se o filme parece ter caído nas graças do público, o jogo deve ter uma recepção bem diferente. É o típico produto caça-níqueis, de design genérico e problemas bobos que poderiam ser resolvidos se houvesse um pouco mais de tempo para finalizá-lo. Como está, é uma grande mancha no currículo de um grande herói.
Hooked Gamers (May 19, 2008)
If you can bear with the horrible graphics and the utterly mediocre sound quality, then the game play that grows on you might be enough to keep you playing, as parts of it are interesting and can be somewhat fun to play (assuming giant lasers aren’t shooting through buildings and decimating you). The control scheme for the game is somewhat organic, with the flight and repulsors being controlled with the triggers and secondary weapons and melee being controlled by the face buttons. But it all becomes irrelevant to the location of the Uni-beam which you will be using for most of the game. Replayability is possible by playing previous missions with unlocked suits, but overall, Iron Man: The Game is for the hardcore fans only.
40 (May 07, 2008)
Enième portage vidéoludique, Iron Man ne déroge malheureusement pas à la règle. Le film étant plutôt réussi, le titre de Sega est, quant à lui, à oublier. S’il ne tombe pas dans la nullité, le jeu de l’homme de fer manque sérieusement de profondeur, se montre ultra-répétitif et ne comblera même pas les fans du héros Marvel. Mieux vaut se déplacer dans une salle obscure pour découvrir le long-métrage que d’acheter son adaptation en jeu vidéo
GameDaily (May 04, 2008)
If you manage to build up enough patience to complete the game and its stress-inducing challenges (such as killing the required number of enemies and beating the stage in a certain time limit), you can unlock new pieces of Iron Man armor straight from the comic books. Past that, though, there's no reason for a return visit. The game doesn't support Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, not even for leaderboards or new suit downloads. It's a blown opportunity, especially considering that co-op missions with Iron Man and War Machine would've given this game some much-needed pep. Save yourself the torture of dealing with this mechanical mess and go see the film instead.
GamesRadar (May 02, 2008)
What can we praise? Well, reducing the sensitivity of the camera, prevents said camera from auto-locking onto every single enemy immediately. This makes Iron Man playable-ish. You can’t calibrate the flight sensitivity, though, so flying is jerktastic. But when you do manage to carefully soar through skyscrapers in the sun, it can look very impressive, with huge draw distances and a reasonably stable framerate. But Iron Man is so jerky to control, he’s totally without grace. Much like the game as a whole, in fact.
38 (Jun 12, 2008)
Gentlemen, ich verzweifle. Verzweifle im Angesicht dieser Übermacht an Minuspunkten. Grafik, die von prähistorisch bis halbwegs annehmbar rangiert, durchgehend fürchterlicher Soundtrack, generell keinerlei Features, die auch nur ansatzweise so funktionieren wie sie wirklich sollten. Gamer! Haltet Abstand von diesem Spiel, ich bitte euch. Einmal – nur ein einziges Mal, verdammt – möchte ich ein zumindest mittelmäßig gutes Spiel für einen brillanten Film sehen. Hört ihr mich, ihr Developer, ihr Publisher, diejenigen unter euch, die ihr mit den großen Filmspiellizenzen um euch werft als wären es tollwütige Beutelratten? Verlange ich wirklich zu viel?
IGN (May 05, 2008)
The problem with Iron Man is that at some point someone sat down and said "You know what would be fun? Drop players into situations where they have to do repetitive, meaningless tasks and then add respawning, overwhelming douchebags." That's a shame. Flying is fun, the upgrades are neat, and the game can look good. However, these pros are outweighed by the aforementioned frustration, crappy storyline and lame cutscenes. You never feel like Iron Man in this game, and if you're like me, you never feel like you're having fun.
Needless to say, I played this entire game tense, angry, and praying that the next level would be the last. I never really felt like I was in control at any point during the game. The summer movie games usually bring misery, but I never expected them to bring this much pain.
ActionTrip (May 14, 2008)
Much to our discontent, Iron Man joins the long list of crappy movie tie-ins, sinking lower than Treyarch's Spider-Man 3 and even lower than Shiny's Enter the Matrix.

Again, I haven't seen the movie, so I cannot advise you to watch it. All I can say is stick to the comics, if you haven't read them already, but do your best to avoid this game.
33 (Jun 01, 2008)
We've been here so many times now I have to wonder why I'm even in the slightest bit surprised that a comic book film tie-in has ended up being a rotten excuse for a game. I guess it's because somewhere in the future there's a superhero game that will actually deliver on the promise of characters that really, all things being equal, should be ideally suited for games what with their special powers and large rosters of existing well-realised enemies. Unfortunately Iron Man is defiantly not the game to usher in that brave new dawn, if its finger cramp you're after though knock your self out, you're onto a winner.
1UP (May 05, 2008)
We've come to expect a missing coat of polish on film tie-ins, but Iron Man seems to lack even a level of care, resulting in a drab adaptation that sinks well beyond simple mediocrity. See the flick, read the comics -- hell, even drink the commemorative Slurpees. Just skip the game.
Avid Gamer (May 09, 2008)
Iron Man is bad. Nothing can be done to redeem the viewpoint. It’s monotonous, tedious and a bore. There are unlockable movies but you’ll ignore them, working your way through simply to get an easy 1000 achievement points (on the Xbox 360 version). That’s if you even buy the game. I doubt you will, as to do that requires some serious mind deprivation.
DarkZero (Jun 03, 2008)
Perhaps the worst part of Iron Man was that the movie is so damn entertaining, this game is almost certainly going to piggyback quite a few sales off the back of it. For the same price, you can see the movie at an IMAX four times, which will be far more entertaining than enduring the equivalent amount of time with this torturous piece of software. Remember Superman 64? Just saying… Don’t be a sucker. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Xbox Gazette (May 18, 2008)
Ce simulateur de vol de bonhomme en armure est sympathique sur les premières missions mais on a vite l'impression de faire toujours la même chose. La faute a des objectifs toujours similaires et qui s'abattent en quelques minutes. La difficulté étant quasi absente, compte-tenu de la presque invincibilité de l'armure, on enchaîne rapidement les missions sans envie. Le gameplay, aussi sympa soit-il, ne rattrape pas ce manque de substance, ce manque de contenu. Les premières heures étaient pourtant prometteuses... Si vous aimez les jeux creux, presque beau mais ennuyant, Iron Man est le titre qu'il vous faut.
30 (UK) (May 06, 2008)
And so rather than allowing you to feel like an armoured avenger, Iron Man's videogame outing merely offers the chance to lurch awkwardly around the sky like a drunken wasp while holding down a button to blow stuff up. The idea that people might turn to this ham-fisted misfire in order to relive the boundless fun of the movie is quite depressing. What's the next big movie game? Hulk? Hey, maybe that'll be good...
Game Tap (May 07, 2008)
Ultimately, none of these shortcomings are really surprising. Iron Man simply continues the tradition of many movie-based games that have come before it. The sad part is that there was an opportunity here to do something interesting with a truly great comic book character, but instead we end up with something that’s merely passable as a video game.
Jolt (UK) (May 10, 2008)
In fact, if being attached to a movie is the only reason Iron Man has made it to the shelves in its current state, then it’s fair to suggest that Hollywood just might have more to worry about than a falling market share.
X-Box Gamer (Jun 10, 2008)
Iron-Man est un ratage complet. On lui aurait bien pardonné sa réalisation décevante s'il avait été amusant et original, mais outre quelques bonnes idées cet opus ne fait que décevoir de minute en minute. Fun pendant quelques secondes, Iron-Man passe vite du jeu bourrin jouissif au jeu sans âme raté. A éviter !
Game Revolution (May 21, 2008)
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of the movie, comics, or action games in general. Iron Man has little to offer but the pain of aneurysm-inducing frustration and disgust for the greedy underbelly of our lifestyle. If there is one truly good thing that I can say about Iron Man, it’s that Robert Downey Jr. did one hell of a bang-up job behind the microphone. He’s a stellar actor who can shed a ray of light on the most dismal situation, and I thank him for helping me pull through.
Level (Sweden) (May, 2008)
Skitspel föds inte. De byggs. Elden från Mark I-dräktens eldkastare är det fulaste som skådats sedan Playstation-tiden, explosionerna ser ännu värre ut och fienderna har inte ens några riktiga dödsanimationer. De bara tonar bort och försvinner.