Iron Man 2 for iPad

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Impressive action game would be at home on a console.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Auto-aiming makes battles a lot simpler than they would have been otherwise. The camera controls can be a bit awkward at times, but on the whole, the controls work pretty smoothly.

Violence

You'll be blasting enemies (mostly robotic drones, but some armor-suited humans, too) with "repulsor rays" and missiles, as well as bashing them in hand-to-hand combat. When you, as Iron Man, get hit, you'll briefly see a splash of blood on the screen; It doesn't relate directly to your injury, though -- it's only appears to symbolize damage.

Sex

As you wait for each new level to load, you'll see a go-go dancer shimmying in the corner of the screen.

Language
Consumerism

The game is a tie-in to the Iron Man 2 movie of this summer.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Iron Man 2 for iPad is a story-based action game adapted from the movie that shares its name. There is a lot of laser fire and plenty of explosions to be seen. While most of the enemies are robotic in nature, some are metal-suited humans. The splash of blood used to signify that Iron Man has taken damage feels gratuitous, as does the presence of a go-go dancer during load screens (at least she only appears in silhouette). Parents should also be aware that this is an entirely different game from the Iron Man 2 app available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Kid, 12 years old January 8, 2012

13 and up? More like 8.

Let me begin by saying that this game isn't very well based off of the movie. The only thing that is actually bad about this game is that one of the charac... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old October 11, 2010

Great for mature tweens

This game is amazing great graphics and special effects This game was worth every penny!!!

Is it any good?

IRON MAN 2 FOR iPAD is no one-trick pony mobile app -- this is a fully-fleshed out action adventure complete with story-based cut scenes, upgradable armor and weapons, multiple (and varied) locations, big boss battles, and more. Everything you'd expect from a $30 console game is here for much, much less. It's even got some nice puzzle moments thrown in for good measure. The camera controls can get clunky at times -- which is frustrating -- but on the whole, this is an app that shows some of the massive potential for gaming on the iPad.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $4.99
  • Release date: May 3, 2010
  • Category: Action Games
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later

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