If you loved the Iron Man movies and the first Iron Man video game then you are really going to go crazy for Iron Man 2, the video game. Why? Simply because it features our favorite characters such as Iron Man, Ultimo, Black Widow and my personal new favorite game character Crimson Dynamo and is so much better then the first Iron Man video game release.
What amps up this game? A whole new storyline, new armor suit features and the same lovable characters. They are awesome. You can play this single player campaign story on three different settings depending on how advanced of a gamer you are, these settings are easy, normal and formidable for the real Iron Men video game playaholics.
You can choose your character at the start of each new mission which I thought was a real bonus of this version of Iron Man. You can also choose different Iron Man suits of armor. The degrees of these armor depend on how you have equipped them. You can equip them by researching new weapons and ammo and also do modular enhancements throughout the game. After researching a new item you can attach it to certain suits by doing a little fabrication work through custom building your suits. Pretty cool, right? I thought so. The best part is the custom weapons on your dream Iron Man armor. If you could invent anything for this purpose, I wonder what it would be? I would probably choose a liquid lava plasma ray gun.
Flying is simple in this game, you just tap the joystick or X, depending on how you configure the controller settings in options, but the point is, it’s an easy flight, just click and go. Master Iron Man 2’s controls to hover and evade as well as preforming basic attacks using weaponry and simple melee fighting moves. Glide through the sky and toast your enemies with your high powered guns to whip through the levels to discover and unlock new weapons and body armor to customize your Iron Man with.
Most of this game is based outdoors, however you would be surprised at how much game play involves entering buildings and bases. Flying isn’t the only actions you will have to master in Iron Man 2, sometimes you need to know when to walk it off.
Fight though 8 levels which vary in game play from invading and escaping enemy territory in Russia from defending your home base to protecting a “Helicarrier” base entitled S.H.I.E.L.D. Have a blast playing Marvel Comics currently most popular character on your home XBox 360 console or go watch the new Iron Man 2 movie in the big screen starting May 7th.
My only problem with the video game Iron Man 2 was that it wasn’t long enough. I was able to whip through the entire game campaign on normal in under 6 hours, including breaks. Which makes this game rent worthy, but not worth buying. It’s no Grand Theft Auto, but for a simple game featuring one of our favorite beloved metal man, it’s a lot of fun.
The best part of this game? That’s easy. Samuel L. Jackson as the voice dub. Anything with Samuel L. has my seal of approval. I just love everything he touches as he is such a great character himself he has the power to bring an otherwise mainly dull game to life. Not to mention the music selection is pretty sick too, featuring Lamb of God’s hardcore heavy metal and even an exclusive song created just for the video game Iron Man 2.
This game is rated T for Teen, so check it out for yourself before renting it for your 7 year old nephew and make sure you are okay with it’s game play before handing it over to kids.
My advice, rent this game and save your money to go the see Iron Man 2 movie in theaters instead of purchasing the Iron Man 2 video game. I am glad I didn’t buy it, but I still plan to go see the movie on the Wednesday matinee.