Last week we posted about Iron Man 2 [$6.99] suddenly appearing on several foreign App Store markets with no sign of it in the US App Store. With the release of the movie approaching, Iron Man 2 finally appeared for American iPhone owners to download.

We took a look at Iron Man 2 when it was first released in other countries, and were not that impressed:

Iron Man 2 seems to be just about everything you'd expect from a movie tie-in iPhone game made by Gameloft. The dialog isn't great, gameplay seems surprisingly linear, and while flying around as Iron Man is pretty cool, the whole thing just feels like your typical movie game.


Unfortunately, I'm not alone in not really enjoying the Iron Man 2 iPhone game. The Iron Man 2 thread on our forums seems to be in agreement, filled with people who have spent the day playing the New Zealand version. Forum member Der-Kleine was able to play through the game in 2 hours and Ziotoo4 comments on the plot, voice acting, and bugs.

After spending more time with the international release over the last week, it seems safe to take a pass on this game.

App Store Link: Iron Man 2, $6.99

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  • SalsaMD
  • leey

    wow, looks pretty good and cool.
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  • http://Www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    Too bad about the game, I expect better of Gameloft.

    Too bad about this sentence, I expect better of Eli.
    "Unfortunately, I'm not alone in not really enjoying..."
    Ugh. Do-over, try again.

    ;-)

    • Johnny82

      Loser

  • http://jmarquiso.blogspot.com Osbo

    You know, the Iron Man 1 game was more fun, but it was basically a reskin of the Top Gun game.

  • Sticktron

    This game isn't that bad, for a few bucks it's decent fun for a few hours flying around as Iron Man killing baddies.

  • Steve H

    Maybe it's just me but after a lifetime of playing video games on various consoles I avoid movie tie-in titles. Almost always substandard. Even the Simpsons franchise which I love have been very guilty of putting out terrible video games with their theme.

    • Phil_Lapineau

      GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64?

  • Michael

    complete waste of money... played it on my freinds iphone for half an hour and it was incredibly easy... waste of time for people ages 14 and over ... for very very young kids it might be interesting because they get pleasure out of games like this and dont realize how easy it is

  • Noman

    Just use the money to go see the movie a second time.

  • Frej444

    I like it very much, i like the GTA-like gameplay, with levels and stuff... :D
    also the graphs are allright and the controls!

  • JCat

    Ugh, leave these on the big consoles.. movie tie-ins are generally suckage which scream just get it out there on time to make money. These games have no soul.

  • juno

    Why are u guys so harsh on a seven dollar, eventually one dollar ,eventually one dollar? I think Gameloft's game price is good deal,although I am not buying this game.

  • spydergear

    I played it and my 6 year old son played it. It's very simple...love iron man and wnat a quick game that looks and plays well...get it. We are having fun!

  • Dino

    Honestly, I don't understand these forums. Am I missing that many incredible games? Games in the same style as Iron Man? What are you comparing this to, Xbox/PS3? We're talking about a seven-dollar game!
    I think the production value is great, the graphics are great, and it's a lot of fun flying around and blowing things up as Iron Man. Is it the greatest game I've ever played? No. Is it a pretty great game for the money? Hell yes.

    • Michael

      you forgot the magical word in your entire point: Gameplay

      clothing: comfort
      food: fresh
      games: gameplay

      get it? and no im not even a market major.... the gameplay for this ironman game is horrible... its incredibly easy like im playing the card game "war"

    • David

      you forgot the magical word in your entire point: Gameplay

      clothing: comfort
      food: fresh
      games: gameplay

      get it? and no im not even a market major.... the gameplay for this ironman game is horrible... its incredibly easy like im playing the card game "war"

      • David

        good point Michael.

  • That Guy

    What is this, touch arcade recommending to take a pass on something? Crazy, it seems like these guys are always ending with at least some positive spin on everything...of course this is generalizing, which is probably bad...

  • http://www.igamestop.com Wortek

    It's really strange to hear that from Toucharcade usually recommending games previewed on this site. Especially while the game is really good and worth to give it a try. GTA like open levels, nice controls and really great graphics. The game is a linear but what else could you expect from a Movie game especially made by Gameloft (which usually make linear games).

  • jesse

    i think the game isnt as bad as everyone says. it gets a little repetitive, but i like the free roaming and playing as the crisp detailed iron man is pretty fun.