Superman Returns

X360 - MPN: 014633151602
Product Details
Description
In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, one, Superman Returns: The Videogame, 014633151602, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Xbox 360, T - Teen, Action, Action, Adventure, Third Person, 2006, XG-014633151602, 15160
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Release Date 2006-11-21
Expert Reviews
Superman Returns: The Videogame
4 Star Review  GameZone - Nov 21, 2006

One of the most iconic and popular superheroes in the world is Superman. If you ask anyone walking down the street to name some superheroes one of them is bound to be Superman, and that is not really surprising since he has been around in comic books since the 1930’s. He is one of the most enduring superheroes and became one of the “models” for many other comic book icons created back then. As time progressed people become more interested in this character and there were televisions series and movies created based on this character's exploits and mythology. As interactive entertainment became more prevalent around the world, developers have been trying to make a Superman game that feels like you really are controlling the “Man of Steel;” there have been numerous attempts on many systems throughout gaming history, but they all have fallen very short of the bar, until now.

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Superman Returns: The Videogame
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Superman Returns: The Videogame receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.22 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #6,955 game of all time, #78 game of 2006 for the Xbox 360 and #238 Xbox 360 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 57 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Superman Returns: The Videogame
2 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 14 expert reviews for Superman Returns: The Videogame and the average expert rating is 42 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Superman Returns
2 Star Review   By member bob330i - Jun 5, 2008   

Strengths: Superman

Weakness: environment, repeditive battles

Played with this title a bit before getting bored. It’s the same enemies time after time. Once you figure them out, it’s a cakewalk. Not much variety in the game and there are only a few references to the Superman mythos that are of any interest. The only redeeming quality of this game is controlling Superman himself, it’s done really well in the 3rd person view. Too bad the story, poor graphics and empty environments overshadow Superman himself. I think the creators rushed this one out and it shows.

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Ok but got boring quick
2 Star Review   By member atrandoinbox - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Active game control during figh scene and can get it cheap

Weakness: Repetitive, short and bland.

My expectations were raised, oddly enough, when the game was delayed and the demo was released. 'Superman' was originally supposed to come out in May of '06 to coincide with the release of the feature film. When it was delayed, I mistakenly thought that was the staff at EA saying to itself, "OK, there's more interest here then we thought, lets sink a little more time and effort into this one." The game was subsequently pushed to November to match up with the film's DVD release. Then the demo for the game hit xBox live and I was legitimately impressed. Metropolis was huge, the environment was interactive, the flight mechanics were solid; it reminded me of 'Ultimate Spider-Man', just with Superman. The graphics and the combat system were a little below-average, but I wrote that off as a problem they're working on. It was just a demo after all, I expected it to be a little rough around the edges. While nothing that I enjoyed about the game was changed, I'm disappointed to say that none of these issues I had were fixed for the game's final release either. Not to mention, there's very little to the game outside of the demo I played. Instead of using the extra time EA took to get 'Superman' released to add content, EA seemed to just seem to multiply what was there already. Just for example, there isn't enough diversity in the enemies Superman will confront. You fight Metallo and his minions fairly early in the game. You'll be fighting those same annoying robots the whole game. There are only about five or six actual boss fights in the game, none of whom I found particularly difficult. One of which is the same character twice! I'd have loved to have seen more of Supe's rogues gallery. There aren't many side missions you have to distract yourself with either. It would have been awesome to involve more of Superman's supporting cast to pass along side objectives. As I said before, there's not more diversity, it's as if they just doubled what was already there.

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XBox360 Superman Returns
3 Star Review   By member DeLKay - Mar 29, 2008   

Strengths: Inexpensive, Flying mechanism, Create your own combos, Good graphics

Weakness: too many robots to fight with: repetitive task. Short, weak story line, childlike button smashing ...

I guess you get what you pay for. And for $10, this game worth ... that much. If you still want to try this game out after reading all the reviews, don't pay more than $10, or go get a rental. Because it will get bored pretty quick, with all the repetitive tasks, killing robots, button smashing your way to the end. There are a few cool things about this game, like zooming at speed of sound along the ocean water, flying straight up to the air ... the graphics aren't that bad either. If you have a good surround sound with your xbox, and a big sceen TV, you might want to turn on the fan and zoom around the metropolis with superman.

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Excellent Product
5 Star Review   By Reggie01 on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2008   

Really great graphics no issues. I would recommend greatly this was purchased for my 9yr old and no explicit material contain in it.

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Superman Returns (360)
3 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Nov 27, 2007   

Strengths: Super powers implemented well, decent graphics

Weakness: Repetitive gameplay, no replay value

Superman Returns is a movie tie-in game from the recent Superman movie. For a Superman game, the powers are implemented well, especially the flying. The graphics look good, though certainly not some of the best on the 360, and much better than the PS2 or Xbox versions. The gameplay is mission-based with random things to do about the city, though that's the extent of the gameplay, which turns into bouts of button-mashing. Once done with the game, there's no replay value, as there's no reason to go back into the game with no multiplayer. For Superman fans, it'll be OK to pick up on the cheap.

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Superman Returns
3 Star Review   By member mj_f - Nov 26, 2007   

Strengths: They got the flying mechanics down

Weakness: There isn't much to do after the fun of flying around wears off

Superman Returns starts off well enough - the sense of speed and power as Superman is done very well in this game. You will have fun flying around and using Superman's powers, for a bit... Then you will get to the actual game which has you fighting the same enemy types over and over throughout the huge gameworld (Metropolis of course). Unfortunately there isn't much else to do in Metropolis: no hidden building interiors with side missions, no secrets of any kind, really, to find. This game is worth it only if you are a huge fan of Superman and have been dying to get a sense of actually being Superman in a video game. But that fun will be short lived so wait till you can get the game dirt cheap or simply rent it.

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He probably should have stayed missing
2 Star Review   By member blakerja - Nov 2, 2007   

Strengths: Large number of superpowers. Good soundtrack.

Weakness: Little variation in enemies. A lot of boring missions.

As a big fan of the comic I was looking forward to the game which did not meet my expectations. It is a decent game to pick up for achievement purposes. It is unfortunately par for the course when it comes to licensed games.

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Super deal
4 Star Review   By member egofed - Oct 26, 2007   

Strengths: Superman's powers faithfully recreated

Weakness: Same enemies over and over

I really liked this game, but Supes is one of my favorite made up characters so I'm a little biased. Flying around is fun and Mongul is a cool villian. A lot more could be done with this game engine and a reworking of the fight mechanics. Still, Superman Returns is cheap now, and I had a good time while it lasted. I'm hoping for a much more polished sequel, with a Doomsday fight thrown in.

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Decent Superhero game...Great Superman game...
2 Star Review   By member monsoonman - Jul 27, 2007   

Strengths: +Very good Superman game +Have all of Superman's powers +Flying around the city is fun +Easy achievements +Large city to explore

Weakness: -Not authentic Superman experience -Graphics not impressive -Very short game -Story for game is lame -Just get the demo

Superman Returns had all the potential in the world but falls short. The game does a good job in making you believe you are Superman. You have all of Superman powers and you gain new moves/upgrades as you progress through the game. Game play is similar to Spider-man 2/Hulk Ultimate Destruction. You go around the city searching for missions. Flying around the city is awesome and is honestly the best part of this game. Unfortunately missions do not make you feel like very heroic. Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen are only seen via short cut scenes. Combat is uninspiring as most opponents can be taken out with simple button mashing. As you fly through the city you'll notice plenty of graphical errors as well. The game can be completed in a few hours and replay value is zero. Overall, even if you are a Superman fan I'd suggest just downloading the demo. Your money would be better spent elsewhere.

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Fun fame, but lack depth
2 Star Review   By member fbskiracer - Jul 14, 2007   

Strengths: Graphics Control Style Growth of Character Fun challenges

Weakness: Repetitive Repetitive Repetitive

I thought this was a fun game, but the challenges and mini games were what did it for me. The map was large but everything was detailed and ornate. I thought the control and flying style was innovative. The story line itself was totally lacking. Each level was the same, bash some enemies, frequently the same ones as before, and continue. Overall its a game I wish I had rented.

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Product Details
Description
In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, one, Superman Returns: The Videogame, 014633151602, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Xbox 360, T - Teen, Action, Action, Adventure, Third Person, 2006, XG-014633151602, 15160
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Release Date 2006-11-21
Summary
Product Title Superman Returns
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Power Score 3.1 | 15 Reviews
Game Information
Maximum Number of Local Players: 1
Memory Space Required: 144 KB
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Expert Reviews
Superman Returns: The Videogame
4 Star Review  GameZone - Nov 21, 2006

One of the most iconic and popular superheroes in the world is Superman. If you ask anyone walking down the street to name some superheroes one of them is bound to be Superman, and that is not really surprising since he has been around in comic books since the 1930’s. He is one of the most enduring superheroes and became one of the “models” for many other comic book icons created back then. As time progressed people become more interested in this character and there were televisions series and movies created based on this character's exploits and mythology. As interactive entertainment became more prevalent around the world, developers have been trying to make a Superman game that feels like you really are controlling the “Man of Steel;” there have been numerous attempts on many systems throughout gaming history, but they all have fallen very short of the bar, until now.

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Superman Returns: The Videogame
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Superman Returns: The Videogame receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.22 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #6,955 game of all time, #78 game of 2006 for the Xbox 360 and #238 Xbox 360 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 57 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Superman Returns: The Videogame
2 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 14 expert reviews for Superman Returns: The Videogame and the average expert rating is 42 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Superman Returns
2 Star Review   By member bob330i - Jun 5, 2008   

Strengths: Superman

Weakness: environment, repeditive battles

Played with this title a bit before getting bored. It’s the same enemies time after time. Once you figure them out, it’s a cakewalk. Not much variety in the game and there are only a few references to the Superman mythos that are of any interest. The only redeeming quality of this game is controlling Superman himself, it’s done really well in the 3rd person view. Too bad the story, poor graphics and empty environments overshadow Superman himself. I think the creators rushed this one out and it shows.

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Ok but got boring quick
2 Star Review   By member atrandoinbox - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Active game control during figh scene and can get it cheap

Weakness: Repetitive, short and bland.

My expectations were raised, oddly enough, when the game was delayed and the demo was released. 'Superman' was originally supposed to come out in May of '06 to coincide with the release of the feature film. When it was delayed, I mistakenly thought that was the staff at EA saying to itself, "OK, there's more interest here then we thought, lets sink a little more time and effort into this one." The game was subsequently pushed to November to match up with the film's DVD release. Then the demo for the game hit xBox live and I was legitimately impressed. Metropolis was huge, the environment was interactive, the flight mechanics were solid; it reminded me of 'Ultimate Spider-Man', just with Superman. The graphics and the combat system were a little below-average, but I wrote that off as a problem they're working on. It was just a demo after all, I expected it to be a little rough around the edges. While nothing that I enjoyed about the game was changed, I'm disappointed to say that none of these issues I had were fixed for the game's final release either. Not to mention, there's very little to the game outside of the demo I played. Instead of using the extra time EA took to get 'Superman' released to add content, EA seemed to just seem to multiply what was there already. Just for example, there isn't enough diversity in the enemies Superman will confront. You fight Metallo and his minions fairly early in the game. You'll be fighting those same annoying robots the whole game. There are only about five or six actual boss fights in the game, none of whom I found particularly difficult. One of which is the same character twice! I'd have loved to have seen more of Supe's rogues gallery. There aren't many side missions you have to distract yourself with either. It would have been awesome to involve more of Superman's supporting cast to pass along side objectives. As I said before, there's not more diversity, it's as if they just doubled what was already there.

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XBox360 Superman Returns
3 Star Review   By member DeLKay - Mar 29, 2008   

Strengths: Inexpensive, Flying mechanism, Create your own combos, Good graphics

Weakness: too many robots to fight with: repetitive task. Short, weak story line, childlike button smashing ...

I guess you get what you pay for. And for $10, this game worth ... that much. If you still want to try this game out after reading all the reviews, don't pay more than $10, or go get a rental. Because it will get bored pretty quick, with all the repetitive tasks, killing robots, button smashing your way to the end. There are a few cool things about this game, like zooming at speed of sound along the ocean water, flying straight up to the air ... the graphics aren't that bad either. If you have a good surround sound with your xbox, and a big sceen TV, you might want to turn on the fan and zoom around the metropolis with superman.

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Excellent Product
5 Star Review   By Reggie01 on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2008   

Really great graphics no issues. I would recommend greatly this was purchased for my 9yr old and no explicit material contain in it.

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Superman Returns (360)
3 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Nov 27, 2007   

Strengths: Super powers implemented well, decent graphics

Weakness: Repetitive gameplay, no replay value

Superman Returns is a movie tie-in game from the recent Superman movie. For a Superman game, the powers are implemented well, especially the flying. The graphics look good, though certainly not some of the best on the 360, and much better than the PS2 or Xbox versions. The gameplay is mission-based with random things to do about the city, though that's the extent of the gameplay, which turns into bouts of button-mashing. Once done with the game, there's no replay value, as there's no reason to go back into the game with no multiplayer. For Superman fans, it'll be OK to pick up on the cheap.

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Superman Returns
3 Star Review   By member mj_f - Nov 26, 2007   

Strengths: They got the flying mechanics down

Weakness: There isn't much to do after the fun of flying around wears off

Superman Returns starts off well enough - the sense of speed and power as Superman is done very well in this game. You will have fun flying around and using Superman's powers, for a bit... Then you will get to the actual game which has you fighting the same enemy types over and over throughout the huge gameworld (Metropolis of course). Unfortunately there isn't much else to do in Metropolis: no hidden building interiors with side missions, no secrets of any kind, really, to find. This game is worth it only if you are a huge fan of Superman and have been dying to get a sense of actually being Superman in a video game. But that fun will be short lived so wait till you can get the game dirt cheap or simply rent it.

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He probably should have stayed missing
2 Star Review   By member blakerja - Nov 2, 2007   

Strengths: Large number of superpowers. Good soundtrack.

Weakness: Little variation in enemies. A lot of boring missions.

As a big fan of the comic I was looking forward to the game which did not meet my expectations. It is a decent game to pick up for achievement purposes. It is unfortunately par for the course when it comes to licensed games.

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Super deal
4 Star Review   By member egofed - Oct 26, 2007   

Strengths: Superman's powers faithfully recreated

Weakness: Same enemies over and over

I really liked this game, but Supes is one of my favorite made up characters so I'm a little biased. Flying around is fun and Mongul is a cool villian. A lot more could be done with this game engine and a reworking of the fight mechanics. Still, Superman Returns is cheap now, and I had a good time while it lasted. I'm hoping for a much more polished sequel, with a Doomsday fight thrown in.

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Decent Superhero game...Great Superman game...
2 Star Review   By member monsoonman - Jul 27, 2007   

Strengths: +Very good Superman game +Have all of Superman's powers +Flying around the city is fun +Easy achievements +Large city to explore

Weakness: -Not authentic Superman experience -Graphics not impressive -Very short game -Story for game is lame -Just get the demo

Superman Returns had all the potential in the world but falls short. The game does a good job in making you believe you are Superman. You have all of Superman powers and you gain new moves/upgrades as you progress through the game. Game play is similar to Spider-man 2/Hulk Ultimate Destruction. You go around the city searching for missions. Flying around the city is awesome and is honestly the best part of this game. Unfortunately missions do not make you feel like very heroic. Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen are only seen via short cut scenes. Combat is uninspiring as most opponents can be taken out with simple button mashing. As you fly through the city you'll notice plenty of graphical errors as well. The game can be completed in a few hours and replay value is zero. Overall, even if you are a Superman fan I'd suggest just downloading the demo. Your money would be better spent elsewhere.

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Fun fame, but lack depth
2 Star Review   By member fbskiracer - Jul 14, 2007   

Strengths: Graphics Control Style Growth of Character Fun challenges

Weakness: Repetitive Repetitive Repetitive

I thought this was a fun game, but the challenges and mini games were what did it for me. The map was large but everything was detailed and ornate. I thought the control and flying style was innovative. The story line itself was totally lacking. Each level was the same, bash some enemies, frequently the same ones as before, and continue. Overall its a game I wish I had rented.

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Entertaining for a while
3 Star Review   By member mchenoweth16 - May 29, 2007   

Strengths: Superman powers and huge world

Weakness: Not much variety

First off, the good. Superman looks pretty good and the world is a large place to explore. Flying around is enjoyable for a while. Unfortunately, the problems you solve in that world are very similar and begin to feel like chores. This provides my son with a chance to play as Superman, but does not bring a great story or presentation to enjoy.

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Superman Returns to a badly designed game
2 Star Review   By member terribledeli - Mar 31, 2007   

Strengths: Superman License. Flight mechanics World is huge

Weakness: Everything just feels a little subpar

To tie in with the DVD release, EA has released a game by the same name. Superman's video game track record has been less than stellar. Unfortunately, Superman Returns isn't much better. To the game's credit, Metropolis is huge and flying around it is one of the highlights of the game. I'd almost prefer, if this mechanic had been perfected, an entire game based around flying. Sadly, the rest of the game suffers. Superman is set to save Metropolis for various villains. But it never just never takes off well. The entire game feels rushed. To its credit, there are a couple of mini-games tossed in for good measure. Fans of Superman can have some fun with this release, but everyone else should avoid.

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