Iron Man 2 is a 2010 video game loosely-based on the film of the same name. It was released on May 4, 2010, days after the film's international release and days before the film's domestic release. The game is yet again published by Sega and developed by Sega Studios San Francisco (Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3), High Voltage Software (Wii & PlayStation Portable) and Gameloft (Wireless).

The game features the voices of Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson, reprising their roles from the movie, and Lamb of God recorded an exclusive song for the game, "Hit the Wall". Additionally, the game created an original story is written by The Invincible Iron Man scribe Matt Fraction and Sega creative director Kyle Brink. The story is set after to the plot of the movie, while the iPhone version stuck to the movie's plot.


Players can play as Iron Man or War Machine, each with their own unique play style. While Iron Man is more sleek and relies much more on energy weapons, War Machine is outfitted with heavier weaponry and tougher armor. Iron Man can choose from multiple suits of armor, including Marks 2 through Mark 6. Players can customize upgrades and weaponry on the armor. Flight control has been improved, as well as melee combat, allowing players to get near to the ground. Artificial Intelligence also was updated from the previous title. (fixing the issue of the last game's hard difficulty by making the A.I. charge all at Iron Man, which many critics cited as the last game's worst problem) New enemies are seen, and the team worked to incorporate new strategies in combat.[4][5] The weapons can be switched during gameplay. In the Wii/PSP version, simplified graphics, different combat systems (not using melee during midair) and different missions are added, but sticks to the story of the game. Flying across levels were removed, instead letting Iron Man hover or walk across the level. The POV was also changed. There is also "Tech Trophies" which serves as collectibles and is used as upgrades, while "Ammo Cases" are used to supply ammunition.



The game begins with Iron Man defending the Dataspine, an archived version of J.A.R.V.I.S., from attackers until an EMP bomb is dropped disabling Iron Man. Three hours earlier, Tony Stark records about how he will have to defend the Dataspine. He mentions Roxxon and how they tried to duplicate the Iron Man armor. Tony is then interrupted by James Rhodes who says that there is some trouble at Stark Archives and instructs Tony to become Iron Man. Back in the present, the power reserve in Iron Man's armor activates. Upon recovering, Iron Man learns that Roxxon is behind the attack. Iron Man decides that he should destroy the Dataspine to keep Roxxon from getting the archives. Outside, James, in his War Machine armor, intercepts some Roxxon Dropships.

Iron Man makes contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury who informs him that separatists under the command of General Shatalov have seized control of the Tesla facility. During Iron Man's escorting of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s helicopter forces, they are attacked by the battle platform called the Roxxon Armiger. After destroying it, Iron Man continues escorting the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicopter forces. Upon making it to a battle cruiser and destroying it, they learn the Armigers were remote-controlled. They discover that Shatalov is working with A.I.M. to create the Crimson Dynamo suit for him. Upon Tony and James learning that it's at a power manufacturing plant in Siberia, Nick Fury mentions that he positioned Natasha Romanoff to spy on the plant.

At a power manufacturing plant owned by Roxxon, Shatalov makes contact with A.I.M.'s Kearson DeWitt who tells Shatalov that there is a spy in his ranks and is displeased that he brought S.H.I.E.L.D. to their front door. Shatalov gives orders to prep the Crimson Dynamo armor and then informs his men that their connection with A.I.M. is now severed. Iron Man finds and protects Natasha from Shatalov's men. A S.H.I.E.L.D. transport is sent to their location, and Natasha is extracted while Iron Man and War Machine battle Shatalov in his Crimson Dynamo armor. The defeated Shatalov reveals that A.I.M. was behind the theft of J.A.R.V.I.S.' AI and planned to use it to create Ultimo.

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The team learns that Kearson DeWitt was behind the attack led by Shatalov and that he worked at Stark's Theoretical Weapons Division until Tony shut it down. Outside of Kearson working on the prototype to the arc reactor, Pepper also reveals Kearson also had a secret project called PROTEAN. Inside an A.I.M. base, Kearson uses his PROTEAN technology to merge with an enormous metal suit and become Ultimo. With the merge complete, Kearson has his men upgraded with PROTEAN implants. Arriving at the base, War Machine battles PROTEAN drones while Iron Man searches for Kearson. J.A.R.V.I.S. detects Ultimo shortly after the base is secured with help from S.H.I.E.L.D.

Meanwhile the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier is attacked, and Iron Man protects it from Kearson's drones. When War Machine defeats a Arc Armiger dropped on the helicarrier, Iron Man decides to reprogram it. Using the reprogrammed Arc Armiger, Iron Man and War Machine assault an A.I.M. base in Malaysia. When the giant Ultimo arrives, War Machine disables some of its arc reactors while Iron Man fights the Kearson/Ultimo within. Upon defeating the Kearson/Ultimo, Iron Man learns that the effects on Kearson are irreversible. War Machine finishes Ultimo off while the Helicarrier rams into it. Afterward, J.A.R.V.I.S. tells Tony to promise him never to let anyone gain access to his programming again.


The heroes feature Tony Stark / Iron Man, James Rhodes / War Machine, Nick Fury, Natasha Romanoff, Pepper Potts and J.A.R.V.I.S. Villains include Ghost, Mauler, Firepower, Advanced Idea Mechanics, Roxxon Energy Corporation, General Valentin Shatalov (who becomes the Crimson Dynamo), and scientist and former Stark employee Kearson DeWitt (who creates Ultimo).[6]


Iron Man 2 was written by The Invincible Iron Man scribe Matt Fraction[7], Sega creative director Kyle Brink,[5] Sega writer Phil Campbell and Sega associate producer Stephen Frost.[8] The game also features an exclusive song recorded by Lamb of God, "Hit the Wall", along with a soundtrack composed with other bands.[9]


Although Robert Downey, Jr. does not reprise his role as Iron Man, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson reprise their roles as War Machine and Nick Fury, respectively.[10] Cheadle and Jackson are the only actors from the film to return to voice their video game counterparts. Veteran voice actors Steven Blum and Phil LaMarr also lend their talent, with Blum voicing the characters Mauler and Ghost, while LaMarr provides additional dialogue for the character War Machine.[citation needed]


 Iron Man 2
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 44 (PlayStation 3)[11]
45 (Xbox 360)[12]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 4.5 (Xbox 360)[13]
GameZone 4.5[14]
IGN 5.1 (PlayStation 3) & (XBOX 360)[15]

5.5 (Wii)[16]
4.9 (PSP)[17]

Gamestate 4.0[18]

The game has received generally unfavorable reviews, with Metacritic scores of 44% and 45% for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions respectively.[11][12] There is division among critics whether or not it is an improvement from its predecessor. IGN gave this game a score of 5.1, claiming it was an improvement from its predecessor but doesn't quite hit the mark. They cited the game's bad graphics, five-hour length, repetitive dodging and action and no real challenge in the game, thus making the upgrade system unnecessary.[15] IGN also gave a score of 5.5 for Wii version and 4.9 for PSP version.[19][20] Gamestate gave it a 4.0 stating it was one of the worst games the media house has ever played.[18] Michael Lafferty from GameZone gave it a 4.5 who ultimately said "Watch the movie, read the comic book, but pass on the game."[14] Gamespot gave it a 4.5 Iron Man 2 for Xbox 360 said that its improvements and neuters its thrills, taking all the fun out of being a high-tech superhero.[13] Empire magazine gave it one star calling it a "Rare failure for Sega" and also stating that the experience felt like an early PlayStation 1 game.[21]


  1. "High Voltage developing Wii version of Iron Man 2". 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. "Marvel and Gameloft Partner to Produce Mobile Content"". 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  3. Iron Man 2 Release Date Confirmed By Sega. Gaming Union (2010-02-09). Retrieved on 2010-03-22
  4. IGN PS3 Hands-On
  5. 5.0 5.1 Behind the Scenes
  6. Watch the New Iron Man 2: The Video Game Trailer. Marvel Video Games. Marvel Characters (2010-03-25). Retrieved on 2010-04-16
  7. Schedeen, Jesse (2009-07-21). Matt Fraction Discusses Iron Man 2. IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved on 2010-03-11
  8. End Credits
  9. SEGA Announces Iron Man 2 Soundtrack
  10. Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson Lend Their Voices to Iron Man 2
  11. 11.0 11.1
  12. 12.0 12.1
  13. 13.0 13.1
  14. 14.0 14.1
  15. 15.0 15.1
  18. 18.0 18.1

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