Cert: 16+
Platform: All Formats
Genre: Action

In videogame history, it is widely know movie tie-ins have had a troubled past. For whatever reason, the videogame Gods prohibit any title 'based on a movie' to be any good, in most cases even an 'average' is frowned upon. If the summer blockbuster is lushly CG-laden, action-packed, well written and non-stop entertainment for two hours, the game that follows is generally ugly, horrible to play, poorly written and not very entertaining at al. Does Iron Man 2 break the jinx? Not really.

The best thing Iron Man 2 has going for it is that the story is not simply a rehash of the movie; events take place after the movie, during which Tony Stark must track down the individuals who attempt to steal a copy Stark's Archives. Unfortunately said story is relatively shallow, and even modest gamers will play through to the end in a few hours.

Gameplay only disappoints even more, with the heart of the action limited to flying around blowing things up, which oddly is not as enthralling as it sounds – it quickly becomes monotonous, and is not helped by the fact the graphics themselves are poor, at some points almost unforgivable so for this next-gen. Beings the makers of this game are SEGA, this comes as a surprise that more care wasn't but into the presentation. It's a real let down.

Even the use of authentic voices fails to save what is yet another below-par Hollywood title.
For Iron Man fanatics only.

Rent or Buy: Rent
Graphics: 2/5
Gameplay: 3/5
Replay Value: 2/5
Overall: 2/5

Reviewed By: Simon Rubbathan