Iron Man 2, like the first video game in the series developed to coincide with the Marvel Comics movie releases, is a single player action game featuring combat and other action both on the ground and in the air. The game follows a timeline that is separate from that found in the the movies, allowing for both comic book and movie elements to coexist. Gameplay is mission-based with players collecting "field data" for success in battle, which in turn allows for the upgrading of battle suits. Improvements over the earlier game include greater variety of play, including indoor and outdoor combat and stealth, a control scheme that remains consistent regardless of whether you are on the ground or in the air and an optional lock-on system which pulls Iron Man towards enemies when he is in the air facilitating spectacular attacks. Finally, and probably most important, players in Iron Man 2 have the ability to play both as Iron Man as well as Tony Stark's friend and ally, War Machine.
Story: Suit up and take to the skies again. This brand-new story thrusts you deep into the Iron Man comic world adding to the excitement of the Iron Man 2 feature film. Battle epic enemies, like the classic Iron Man villain Crimson Dynamo, only featured in the game. In this original story penned exclusively for the game by renowned Iron Man comic writer Matt Fraction, billionaire playboy and tech genius Tony Stark gifts the world with new technology in order to make it a better place. His philanthropic nature isn’t enough to keep the enemies away as they have devious designs on the technology. In the end, the fate of the world will be left in Iron Man’s powerful hands and he must battle to save the world from destruction.