Platform(s): PS3, X360
A part of me really wishes this was a cookery game! Games developed from blockbuster films tend to be a bit, well, crap.
Unfortunately, Iron Man suffers from this indignity. Now, I must admit early on here that this is not the worst offender, *ahems* The Hulk, *coughs* Transformers, Oh my, excuse me! But, when all is said and done, Iron Man lacks some of the basic elements of game play that make them fun.
The levels are wide, open plan battle arenas - which is grand - but you spend more time flying between places then actually doing anything. You can't save and there are no checkpoints so, if you die, you have to replay large chunks of inane gameplay just to get back to where you were. And, finally, the unlockable suits and armor upgrades which are designed to ramp up the replay value really don't hold up. You can't even replay through the levels in the bigger badass suits; they're reserved for the challenge mode which is pretty weak.
Fans of the recent film might crack a smile but the fun won’t last long.
Rent or Buy: RENT
Game Play: 3/5
Replay Value: 2/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary