TRON: Evolution is an immersive 3rd person action game that pulls players onto the digital grid of TRON. Explore TRON's cities using free running mobility, navigate among unique rebel factions, and fight an epic battle against a dictator's seemingly unstoppable army as the powerful System Monitor.
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Release Date: Dec 7, 2010

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TRON: Evolution is an immersive 3rd person action game that pulls players onto the digital grid of TRON. Explore TRON's cities using free running mobility, navigate among unique rebel factions, and fight an epic battle against a dictator's seemingly unstoppable army as the powerful System Monitor. Seamlessly connect from single player story mode into 10 person multiplayer battles with martial arts inspired light disc combat and thrilling light cycle chases in the prequel story to the highly anticipated film, TRON: Legacy.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium D Processor 3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory: 1536 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVidia 8800 GT or higher, ATI • Radeon HD 3870 or higher). 3D Video card supporting Shaders 3.0.
    • Additional Notes: Onboard (built-in) integrated chipsets are not supported
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150 of 175 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
In terms of a port I must admit then Tron:Evolution is a bit of a nightmare, if you wanna get 1920x1080 resolution you're going to start using .ini files with mixed success and, while it works for me on windows 7 I'm hearing a lot of mixed things in terms of what works for who, so while one can hope the modding community will work on all this it is by definition a bit of a mixed bag.

The thing is (having completed the x360 version) what hide behinds that nightmare is a fun game. Clearly inspired by the 3d Prince of Persia games it's a fun romp through the early world of Tron:Legacy with more information on Tron's corruption, the birth and death of the ISOs, Clu's purge, and how Quorra made it out in 1 piece. Even referenced in the film itself this game actually feels relevent to the universe and canon of Tron in a way few license games ever do.

The campaign itself is pretty basic and standard fare for this kind of game, lots of free-running, lots of combat (that is basic but nice and flashy and with a few interesting mechanics like disc varients and damage multiplayers depending on if you are free-running while attacking encouraging moving while fighting), and some scripted light-bike sequences; it's functioning if uninteresting with some stand-out levels and some amazing visual nd sound design that keeps you going through an average experience as Daft Punk music tends to do (and yes there's a lot of Daft Punk).

However this game has one big trick up its sleeve....The multiplayer (once you can find people) is absolutely beast! Now while you can do a single bot match in the standard arena mode before it transfers to an online lobby (there's a few odd decisions regarding bot availability) the main multiplayer only maps that allow people, light-cycles, and tanks can create some truly unique experiences with people jumping out of bikes to parkour into health pickups while throwing disks at oncoming traffic. It is truly amazing if there are people on, and thus is the biggest problem...

Tron: Evolution is a dead community with noone playing, the games best component's rely solely on people and they are genuinely worthwhile experiences that essentially define why I do recommend this game as opposed to saying that one should be indeifferent to it unless a tron fan in which case you should already want this! With that in mind I have created a steam group that I plan to add weekly play-sessions so that we can all bring back some of that light together. The multiplayer is something that makes this game so unique so one can hope that this gives life back to it even if only once in a while. If you're okay for an okay to good game with the risk of boosting it up to a great one again together then buy it and join me, because this game is great together, we just got to bring that together bit back!

Join us on (also cheers for reading :D)
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
A great example of a movie tie-in done right. It's a bit like God of War meets Prince of Persia.

Two things if you're thinking of buying this game: Be prepared to play with settings and .ini files in order to get this game to run the way you want. Second, do NOT play the game on Hard mode to start with. Enemies will kill you in ~3 hits, they have much higher damage and health intended for a subsequent playthrough. When you first start the game you won't have any upgrades, so expect to be destroyed in Hard mode or multiplayer. It's not that the multiplayer is unbalanced or anything, it's that upgrades are shared. The single player upgrades give you more health/energy and unlock more of your disk modes. Without those, you're at a disadvantage against any human player who is further along in the game. Once you get a handle on the single player unlocks/upgrades, everyone's on the same level bar their loadout.

Bear in mind that the multiplayer is mostly dead at the time of this writing. I hosted a bot match, one player joined and completely obliterated me because he had already unlocked everything. It's definitely *worth* bringing back to life by joining a community group and organizing games, but there's no guarantee that this game will ever get popular enough to jump into an open game at any given time.

The single player is very fun, though it may not sound exciting on paper. Half the time you'll be performing simple parkour through the level, then when you arrive at the next combat arena you spend the other half of your time fighting groups of enemies. New mechanics are introduced gradually, as are new "modes" for your identity disk.

The controls and targeting work well; it takes a little bit of practice to get a feel for the movement animations, but once you get an idea of what you can do the game really flows between acrobatic moves and attacks. In order to regain health and energy (used to perform heavy and special attacks), you must break off from your relentless assault to parkour across special surfaces and objects. With your health or energy refilled, you can then launch yourself into the air and fling your disk at the enemies, hitting hard and bringing yourself back into the fray. The heavy emphasis on making use of the environment and objects keeps the gameplay fresh, even though the levels are all variants of "blue city populated by orange bad guys". Each new combat arena is set up with a new challenge and a different set of moves to regain health or energy. You'll be too busy diving in and out of combat and frantically parkouring to get your health back to notice much else.

The multiplayer is extremely cool, allowing players to do all the things they've always wanted to do in the Tron universe. Parkour and disk-based combat make the transition, challenging players to deflect, dodge and parkour around each other while disks fly in every direction. In the large maps, pressing a certain button will make your character leap into the air and generate your own light-cycle. It's possible to drive normally or make use of 90 degree turns, as you have seen in both movies. You can even throw your disk from the light-cycle to take out enemies as you drive by or to attack other light-cycles directly. There are even multiple models of light-cycle that you can choose between, each with different stats. Tanks can be brought into the battle by capturing certain points on the map, turning the multiplayer matches into beautiful spectacles where players are leaping on and off of light-cycles, flinging disks at one another. Where single player upgrades give straight stat increases, multiplayer unlocks provide a wide range of buffs usable in custom loadouts.

I'm loving this game, it was well worth the price and may find new life via multiplayer on Steam. It's worth buying for the single player and bot matches, even if the (awesome) multiplayer never really catches on.
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64 of 85 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
As a movie tie-in, this game is pretty good, even if it's basically a Prince of Persia clone with slightly more wonky controls. But TRON is my religion and therefore I can't say anything else about Evolution, since I bought the original version on day one and worshipped it like a holy relic.
My body needs to play this game at least once a year, and you know yours want, too.
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118 of 177 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
No saves, unless you can get Window Live games to work, and good luck with that.
No multiplayer without GfWL either.
A flawed game when all is said and done. The first boss I came across didn't even attack me, he just stood there until I hit him enough. There's also a mini boss of a tank, you can just stand on top of it and not be hit.
Even it's "Free-Running" is far from free as you need to wait to time your movements or be killed by altering the path 1 inch.
Light cycle scenes are an easy equation. One right path, you win. Anywhere else and you're dead. And the camera is no help for finding that path.
Daft Punk score in unoticeable with all the BS going on around you.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
I love this game. Claims it only has partial controller support, I've had no issues using just a controller. It has a perfect mix of Parkour/Platforming & Action/Fighting & doesn't take too long getting used to the controls. I have nearly completed it twice in 1 day mostly because I'm trying to find the collectables I missed first time round & to unlock & level up more abilities/loadouts. The controls are good & the story quite frankly is a lot more engaging than the movie companion Tron: Legacy.
I've yet to play the PC multiplayer but when i played it on PS3 it was fun I can't imagine it would be any different on PC.
I highly recommend getting this game if you either enjoy Tron or just general Cyber Sci Fi genre.
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91 of 145 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
This game will absolutely not launch. I wasted my money on this because Microsoft is unwilling to fix its broken Games For Windows authentication.

Just to write this review and save some other sucker from getting ripped off I launched this thing hundreds of times until Steam said I'd "played" it for five minutes. I haven't even see the loading screen.

My advice to everyone out there on Steam is that if the Store Page shows this:

"Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: SecuROM™, Game For Windows Live"

DO NOT BUY! I wasted my money.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Despite what others say about the installation of the game, it's very easy if you follow LDSO's YouTube instructions. Games for Windows Live has not been a problem for me anymore, and multiplayer works fine like it did before. I should note i'm running Windows 10 and it works perfectly. The game itself has quite some flaws such as audio inconsistency, support for up to only 1600x900, and actors not working properly (rarely), but overall it's a fun game to play through and manages to create that TRON atmosphere while playing.

The real gem hides in the multiplayer feature of this game. There are arenas where you can have disc wars, light cycle battles, or even both at the same time against other players. There is also different gamemodes such as capture the flag, bit runner, and control points. Unfortunately, there are not many daily players for this game right now, however if you manage to get a group of friends or host an event, I can assure you it will be a very fun experience.

I would rate this game a 8/10 and recommend others to play, as well as the multiplayer as it's one of the most fun things to do in TRON: Evolution.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
I decided that the best way to review Tron: Evolution is to make a list of pros and cons-

Perfectly captures the mood of the Tron universe
Wonderful multiplayer (Join the "Tron Evolution Multiplayer Madness!" group, because nobody plays this game)
Great combat
Good plotline
Fantastic parkour that is comparable to Assassin's Creed
Collect Tron Files to look at 3D models and prototypes for the game
Has some awe-filled scripted moments, such as vaulting through a window and riding a light bike down a mile-high exploding building while picking off enemies with your identity disk

You don't get to do any free exploration
Nobody plays online multiplayer
No character customization (except for your loadout in multiplayer)
Saps CPU like crazy with its fancy reflections and lens flare
Very few options in options menu
You have to make a Windows Live account, and it has SecuROM (DRM), so you can't start it if you are offline

Overall, despite how laggy it was at some parts, I thoroughly enjoyed this game so far, but can't recommend it for anyone with a very slow computer (i.e. mine). I would, however, try it on a console if you do not have a nice computer.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
Im biased as a major Tron fan, but the game world itself is beautiful, gameplay is a little rough around the edges but its there.

But my god, the light cycles, please... those light cycles are beautiful.
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I will reccomend this because the fighting is pretty fun. I was one of the fortunate ones to get it to work AND get Windows Live to work as well. Here are a few pros and cons, even though I haven't played it for a super long time.

Fighting is fun
Music is good if you get a chance to hear it
Most of the characters are awesome looking
Free running/parkour like movement is fun
Mulitplayer is decent, light cycles are fun
Fighting system is fun

Character dialogue in story is sort of corny
Though it is an attempt at free roam, path feels slightly guided.
Windows live requirement is pretty stupid
Half of the multiplayer games you can get into are filled with AI
In the story, your character seems pretty random. I have yet to see where the refer to you by anything other than "you"

Despite the cons, the game is pretty fun. If you can get it to work, I'd reccomend it. Bout a 7.5/10.
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6.2 hrs
Posted: September 8
Tron 2.0 is objectively the better game, but i had more fun with this
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1.5 hrs
Posted: July 11
I can't save...
That's the only flaw.
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randy butternubs
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 1
6/10 Not even nostalgia could save this one!
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3.8 hrs
Posted: July 1
Good graphics, story that's faithful to the movie, original content, and solid gameplay. Parkour takes a bit of getting used to, but is fluid and pretty solid. Whoever complains about windows live is too lazy to not find the self help guide in support. Easy to get working.
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Air Raid
44.2 hrs
Posted: April 28
I have to say this is one of the most challenging games I have ever played yet. By challenging I mean like running from buildings falling apart, avoiding/ trumping the impact of explosion, managing your health while in the middle of fighting a mob of sentry programs, etc it's very challenging. The story in this game takes place before the Legacy of Tron, Pritty much like the TV Series Tron Uprising but, before both Tron Uprising and Tron Legacy. So yes the story great you wont be dissapointed, the graphics are tramendous, the game play is very enjoyable/ challenging, and the music is so good, I want a soundtrack of it.

Theres also a multiplayer in this game however it is not active. You're not likely to find anyone else in the world to play this with you. If you manage to get your friends or me to battle with you in the Game Grid, you can still enjoy the fun with multiplayer experience of this game. I highly recommend you and your friends to play this game. Your gonna have lots of fun. See you on the Game Grid User -End of Line-
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0.5 hrs
Posted: April 21
update the game
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22.8 hrs
Posted: April 4

Tron Evolution is a wonderful movie world experience built into a terribly executed PC video game. If you can get past its myriad of flaws, the game itself is at best an “ok” experience. 4/10

- You are a tough as nails rogue program on the Grid with cool parkour abilities and a disc that probably says “Bad Mother*%&@)^” on it in Hexadecimal.
- The world is recreated quite well, which is a treat for Tron fans.
- Light Cycle levels while being shot at – WOOOoooOO!

- The platforming is one of the best examples I’ve ever seen on how *NOT* to make parkour controls in a video game.
- Tank controls are excruciatingly awkward.
- Combat gets repetitive after a few levels.
- Meh storyline that is easily forgettable.
- A good chance you may never be able to run the game, and even then you will need to edit the .ini file.

Get your Daft Punk helmet ready. You know the one that looks ultra amazeballs with LED’s flashing twitter memes across the front. You’ve been eyeing this game for a bit, and feel like it’s time to strap a disc to your back, fire up a lightcycle, and headbob to that awesome Tron soundtrack.

Oh, but wait. I forgot to mention – the game may not run at all. Oopsies. That’s right.
The first thing you need to do is get Game for Windows Live to work. Good luck with that. I managed to get it to work, but a good chunk of folks could not. So, be prepared to ask for a steam refund because it could be unplayable. There is a guide in the Community Discussions that is quite helpful for what it’s worth.

If you manage to get the game to run, then you also have to edit the .ini file in WordPad to get a resolution that works on your screen. I typed in 1920X1080 on mine, turned off the intro screens, and disabled that annoying intro cinematic from starting each time. Good to go, right?? Um…sort of. It didn’t recognize my Xbox controller at the beginning; you have to turn that on in the settings. NOW, I can play. Really, man, after all that hassle this game better be good.

It’s not. The beginning is quite nice and you’ll be wowed by the slick looking monochromatic world of Tron in all it’s 60 FPS glory. But early on you realize a major issue. The platforming is a little off. Run up to an edge to jump and – nope. For some odd reason you did not jump off correctly, but plummeted to your de-rezzed death. Try again…okay. Now I am speed running on wall when I didn’t want to. Try again, and YES got it. But once I landed the character ran along the wall again without wanting to and jumped off the edge. REDO. This happens pretty much all game long, from the first chapter to the last. There were a few nice areas in Levels 4-5 where I didn’t jump to my death 50 times in a row, but overall the controls are absolutely bonkers. It astounds me. Can you imagine if Shadow of Mordor had controls this bad? It would be the fail of the year. Yet, somehow the mediocrity of Tron Evolution lets it slide. You can get better after time, but even then there are bad spots where you spend more time trying to get the parkour controls to work than fighting bad guys, including the bosses.

The game is linear without any real missions, just level chapter to level chapter. You fight with your disc weapon and a variety of good combos such as electro-poofing someone away or slamming the floor really hard to make them fall down. Rarely did I get stuck on a boss or swarm fight. I could disc slam or explode the floor with relative ease. The gameplay itself wasn’t bad, albeit repetitive. But wait, some rather good games are repetitive, correct? So, why complain? The rhythm of the fighting is basically the same over and over. There are few bosses and the ones you do encounter are not a giant sweatfest of stress to get past. Not that it’s a bad thing, but expect bosses to be slightly different variations of the standard tough bad guy you’ve been attacking the whole time or dozens of swarms attacking at the same time. On top of that, you can just spam the special moves over and over. It’s *fun*, but just so-so.

There are tank fights. And this is where you cue some derpy circus music because it’s sort of like a grown man driving a little monkey sized tricycle. Just play the controller with your nose, it’s about as accurate. Wiggle-move that tank across some bridges and blow up other tanks, etc, etc. Let’s get ready for a snails paced bit of action and excruciating maneuvers through a few tight corners. I could have made a gag reel of that. Somehow, I didn’t die: go figure.

Next up, we have light cycle action sequences! Right here, is the best part of the game. You on a light cycle, zipping around and driving through mines, tanks, exploded data bits, and gunfire hailing from the sky. AWW, YEA. Yet, it’s not what you’d expect. What I wanted – what I think we ALL would want – is to be able to kill baddies with my light cycle in a maze like mission level. Instead, you get an almost rails-on sequence where you just avoid pitfalls. Not the best, BUT, you are on a light cycle. How cool is that? A light cycle!

Lastly, we have online battle arenas. Except no one is there, ever. But the nice thing is that there are bots who are surprisingly fun to play with. In no time I was leveling up and getting all sorts of unlocks. I think I may have more fun here than in the entire game. It’s a total battle royale of tron inspired multi-player havoc. I put in several hours with the bots and enjoyed myself immensely.

I can’t really say much about it. You are a random program just minding your own business when Tron and Flynn get their butts in trouble. You have to find Flynn while the evil Clu decides to kill all the Iso programs and take over with his new color coded minions. Quorra is there ( her face looks weird ) and she guides you for a bit until you have to rescue her. That’s about it. Add some baddies and cut scenes - viola. Voices are well done, I’ll give them that.

I found the look of the game to be gorgeous. Frankly, it’s the eye candy that keeps the player from just quitting. If it was janky looking or didn’t have that Tron vibe, I doubt I would have bothered to keep going.

It could have been so much better! Just slap on some better controls from another game and get rid of Games for Windows Live. Then, it’s more like a 6/10. As it is, this game is a hassle to set up and a so-so game experience. I just shake my head at what could have been.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: March 20

- Comes with Games for Windows Live, a horrible bugridden software that may require some additional steps to run.
- Singleplayer is very short.
- Keyboard controls are horrible, can run with any controller after some manual tinkering
- Albeit very short, the game is awesome and fun to play. I won't recommend it in this state, though. Only get in on sale and do not support Disney being lazy!

More detailed:

I had a lot of problems before I could even get to the main menu. I tried to get this game running on Win7 x64 and it installs an older version of Games for Windows Live, which would always crash when entering a password to sign in. Yes, you need a Microsoft account to get achievements and save progress.
I got rid of the crash after updating GFWL to the latest version that is mentioned in this guide:

It should be Disneys job to bundle this version with their game, but they don't care.

Afterwards, I still couldn't sign in to this program, because I got a cryptic error message and spent 2 hours typing commands into a terminal. While that was fun for me and I consider it being part of my own personal TRON experience, this is unacceptable for a non-geek.

If you get around the GFWL obstacle and you don't have a controller I recommend you to get one. It's a lazy console port and playing it with a keyboard isn't fun at all. You can put a program called "x360ce" into the game folder and use any controller you want, but only an older version from 2011 will work with the game.

The game itself is fine, but finding multiplayer opponents to connect to is very hard. Probably because you need to be Crash Override from the movie "Hackers" to sign in to GFWL :P

I already played through this game before and the Singleplayer campaign can be beat after 5-6 hours, if you're slow.

Too much of a hassle for this price. I can't recommend this in good faith. If you want a really good game, get TRON 2.0 and install the Killer App Mod.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: March 20
I had that game on my ps3 and it was awesome, then i was soooo excited to get it for PC, BUT , everything is so ♥♥♥♥ed up, it has every imaginable ♥♥♥♥ that you don't want in a game, the kayboard controls are terrible, absolutley no sound for the core game, i can't even proggress further than the tutorial level, my pc freezes every time i try to play the story since then. Surprisingly the frame-rate and the graphics are goodn but that's it. I love that game , but it's ♥♥♥♥ on pc, and i would like my money back. (actually, i don't expect refunds, since thats Steam).
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0.2 hrs
Posted: March 19
i just spent $40 and it wont work i cannot get it the game to launch.
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