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Iron Man 2: The Video Game

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 May, 2010, 12:00am

Suit up, it's time to shoot some bad guys in the latest movie tie-in game, Iron Man 2: The Video Game, The game is designed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation Portable.

Gamers get another chance to take on the role of Marvel's modern-day metal knight in a 3D action-packed adventure that sees him fighting evil scientists like AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics) to old enemies from his comic book.

The previous game was probably one of the worst games of 2008, and left a lot of gamers very disappointed.

But like its movie counterpart, this video game sequel actually fares a little bit better than the original.

Game play is fairly easy and can be boiled down to this: 'see evil bad guy/robot, blast and pummel it into little pieces'.

Graphically, Iron Man 2 looks only slightly better than a PlayStation 2 video game. It's obvious it was rushed out to coincide with and cash in on the release of the film.

The character models are stiff and barely look like their real-life counterparts.

One of the major problems is the low polygon count and poor texture mapping of the Iron Man suits - this might have been acceptable 10 years ago on the PS2, but not for a PS3 game.

As for the sound, the game has all of the bangs, pows and smacks you would expect. Voice acting is not bad and the game characters sound vaguely like their movie counterparts.

Although this is a much better game than the first one, it lacks adrenaline. There will be those who love this game simply because of the movie, and there will be those who hate it because it lacks elements from the film - although it does capture the humour.

The price is HK$338 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Gamers might want to wait a couple of months before buying in the hope that the price will come down.


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