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Avengers Assemble: The video game adventures of Iron Man [Video]

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Not so fast, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Hawkeye. Today we’re focusing on Iron Man, and we managed to unearth over 25 appearances and cameos by Tony Stark and his famous suit throughout the entire history of this interactive medium of ours.

Over 25 games. That’s how many individual Iron Man appearances we managed to find throughout 30 years of video games. Did you think there’d be more? So did we! For a mega-popular character created back in 1963, you’d think there’d have been more opportunities for a super-strong, flying robot with laser weapons in video games, right? 

We hope to chronicle the legacies of more of Marvel’s superheroes in honor of the upcoming Avengers movie, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, don't miss our feature celebrating the best superhero video games of all time!

33 comments

  • CanadianBeaverHunter - May 6, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    Gamesradar could sure use more Chris Antista. Always great to see that guy back on this site.
  • XanderGC - May 4, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    Not only did I enjoy the video, I feel like I learned something about Iron Man along the way. War of the Gems is such an awesome game so thanks for that reminder. CAntista, I'm confuzzled if you aren't exactly back at GR and you're not at PC Gamer (which is what I read maybe I'm wrong) where are you then? Thanks for the video, make MOAR!
  • LaffPiranha - May 3, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    Great video, Mr. Antista. It only makes me yearn more for a truly decent, stand-alone Iron Man game.
  • santaclouse37 - May 3, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    The Tista of Cans hath spoken! I liked the video and its use of the trademark GR unnecessary comprehensiveness, but I agree that it was missing the trademark GR hate and vitriol. Christopher, Y U no rip on any of the games? It's what the people want!
  • chrisbullsheetsta - May 3, 2012 5:01 a.m.

    Umm, give Chris a raise and bring him back. GR let a keeper slip through their fingers.
  • berry87 - May 3, 2012 4:24 a.m.

    wait was i watching properly because i didn't hear or see anything from the ps3 iron man games :S so there is a this gen iron man game.
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - May 3, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    Tons of PS3 Iron Man game footage in there, mister! Iron Man, Iron Man 2, not to mention Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Pinball, Super Hero Squad, etc. I suppose the point I trying to make was that my anticipation for the Avengers movie is so ridiculously high, I' kinda dying to play even a crappy movie tie-in :(
  • onewingedantista - May 2, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    Good fucking christ. I leave for a year and when I come back, I find a video that sounds like it cam from effing IGN. No ripping on shitty games, excited tone, no silly sound effects or graphics. RIP GamesRadar, you've lost your edge. I'm glad I left at the beginning of your downfall last year. And before the haters show up, let it be known that I still love my memories of GamesRadar, back when it was... GamesRadar, not IGNSpot 2.0.
  • Japanaman - May 2, 2012 8:46 p.m.

    WOW! You not only mentioned games I didn't think you would, you mentioned games I never heard of! Great video!
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - May 3, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    Wow... that was strangely the exact compliment I needed to hear. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
  • beezn - May 2, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    A reason to come back to the site!
  • Unoriginal - May 2, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    Hey Chris, are you still at PC gamer?
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - May 3, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Nope. But I'll always be THERE FOR PC Gamer. Love those guys...
  • TheMonarch - May 2, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    Boom, Mr. Antista said I needed to post here, so bamf. I want more of these types of videos. You could probably do one for every Avengers character. It's cool to see the history and evolution of a character from sprites to early 3D to modern 3D. As a tangent, you need to bring back the podcast. I don't feel like I know any of the new editors, writers. I feel like I know Coop and Hank the Tank because of the podcast.
  • festerblatz82 - May 2, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    WELCOME KINDA-BACK!!
  • Brelston64 - May 2, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    Who is this ironed man
  • samsneeze - May 2, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    Brett... is that... is that really you?
  • BladedFalcon - May 2, 2012 7:10 p.m.

    Judging from the previous posts he has in his account. Not to mention his link to capcom unity, and that it's the same avatar he uses fro his CU blog. Yeah, I'd say it's a safe bet it's him alright. So, hello there Mr. Elston! Don't suppose we could hope to see you more often here at GR as well?
  • BubbaDuke95 - May 2, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    That first person Ironman looks so badass! I wish someone would actually do it : /
  • Mexiflan - May 2, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    SUPERIOR TECH! Also, hai Chris.

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