Over 35 levels of challenging gameplay -- Race at the speed of light, fight off computer Viruses and engage in violent digital combat.
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Very Positive (218 reviews) - 85% of the 218 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2003

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Update Notes

10/21/2014 Build (417111)

• TronLauncher.exe now uses .NET 3.5 Client Profile for compatibility with Windows XP. Added .NET 3.5 Client Profile redistributable.

10/20/2014 Build (415656)

• Added TronLauncher.exe to resolve a compatibility issue with the cloud save.

10/15/2014 Build (411009)

• Fixed disc check error appearing when there is no optical drive present.
• The game no longer resets user preferences each time it is launched.

About This Game

Alan Bradley has finally perfected the technology to digitize people, which allows humans to enter the internal world of a computer. His program, ""Ma3a,"" has AI sophisticated enough to store the entire gene code of a person and the mathematical equations necessary to transfer people back and forth between the physical and digital world.

However, fCon -- Future Control Industries -- has learned of Alan's research and is moving to take over the company. When Alan disappears mysteriously, finding him is up to Jet, his son. Jet uses his father's technology to enter the computer world and, while investigating his father's disappearance, discovers a sinister plot.

Four ""primitive"" weapons -- disk, rod, ball, and mesh -- are encountered in the computer world, though the disk is the only weapon that can be used both offensively and defensively. Jet will also ride light-cycles, both the classic cycle from the 1982 film and a new ""experimental"" update from designer Syd Mead (also responsible for the original light-cycle design).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
    • Processor: Pentium III or AMD Athlon 500MHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB Direct3D compatible Video Card with Hardware T&L and 32-bit color
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2458 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible 16-bit Sound Card
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God, owner of the universe
16.4 hrs
Posted: August 5
THIS GAME SCORES [1 2 3 *4*]

Tron 2.0 (Not to be confused with the arcade game Tron from 1982.) is a well done first person shooter that really does the original movie Tron (1982) justice (but it has its own story). This is one of those rare occasions when the owner of the intellectual property of a movie adds a game to the franchise, and the outcome is just well done.

The graphics are cheap from a technical standpoint, but at no point did I not enjoy the way they look and feel (especially the glow; another golden example of simple ingredients that make a great meal). I must have played through this game more than 10 times already since it was published August 2003. I remember playing it in 1600x1200 when that resolution became available to me, and one can supposedly even get it to work in UHD.

The sound design fits and is well done. The music is great, 100% Tron (1982) movie feeling.

The level design is very diversified. A great spatial experience in shape and look.

You find upgrades throughout the game. They have three levels each, though you don't need to iterate through those to get the highest, you can just find them. But leveling them up is possible, too. Each map you're in - a computer system, of course - has its own memory restrictions, so you have to organize the currently active upgrades wisely, which you can do at any time. Learning about the upgrades and making the best configuration decisions is a nice gameplay aspect by itself - and of course hunting for of them while managing your energy level, because you need energy to download these programs from storage cubes.

The classic Tron disc weapon is the one you'll use almost all the time even though there's a good selection of guns and some melee weapons available. It's easy to use and does the franchise justice. Some of the upgrades affect the disc weapon in very powerful ways.

You're not in shooter "arenas" all the time. There's also a bit of exploration and stealth involved, and you'll have civil areas where you'll just be another guy among NPCs. And there's of course the Light Cycle races, a great game by itself.

Boss fights are pretty annoying in my opinion, but that's probably somewhat colored by the fact that I am not quite a fan of boss fights.

http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=10666 says 13-15 hours, which is correct I guess.

I give Tron 2.0 a double-thumbs-up!
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0.5 hrs
Posted: July 25
Loved this game when it was released, and it is still a great game! Brought back some good memories, and it's TRON FPS with data discs! If you even kinda like TRON the movies you will like this game!! Recommended!!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
Normal install, continued to say something to the order of the title of this message board sucker: "When i start the game it says dom to make changes you want steam to change youre hard drive. If you click yes or no the tron launcher will pop up then It will say do you want tron.exe to change youre computer. If you click yes or no it will close the launcer and revert me to the steam message to change youre computer."

Final resolution was to give Admin privledges to the program. WTF? People of the Earth. Stop doing this!!!!
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10.4 hrs
Posted: July 19
An actually good movie-game? Preposterous!

So... Tron 2.2?
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3.5 hrs
Posted: July 18
'I will never drop a laptop again'

- Jethro
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12.0 hrs
Posted: July 16
Good Game,
Really recommand,
first of all it hard,
Alot of skill you choose to use (passive skill) and weapons
a good story and funny one
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Ice-T [yeezy]
3.5 hrs
Posted: July 9
its rad
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4.6 hrs
Posted: July 8
I played the original, and I am quite impressed with how well the game has aged with the Steam release, although with a little unofficial support for widescreen, thanks to long time avid fans that keep the links alive. Still a great title with a great skill tree.
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6.0 hrs
Posted: July 8
A fun action rpg lite FPS that you'll enjoy that bit more if you like the Tron movie/s.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Tron 2.0
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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136 of 140 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2015
Before I continue, I want to disclose the fact that I'm one of the creators of the Killer App Mod for TRON 2.0. I've also owned the game since its initial release in 2003, and provided help and support to players during that entire time. So, my opinion on TRON 2.0 could be considered a bit biased.

If you look at the negative reviews for this game, you'll find in the majority of cases it's not because they didn't like the game. It's because they couldn't get it to work. Giving a negative review for that reason is fine, and Disney should definitely fix the issue.

It doesn't happen for everyone. But if it does, there's a community guide started by schmatzler that can help, with a simple fix. It also advises on how to play the game in widescreen, and even get the online multiplayer working again; both via the Killer App Mod.


For me, TRON 2.0 is a more faithful sequel than TRON Legacy. It was once considered the official follow-up to the original TRON film, as stated by director Steven Lisberger himself. It celebrates the geekiness of the original, with many puns and references to it.

The environments in the game expertly balance the fine line between paying homage to the original film's neon glow aesthetics, while at the same time updating them and giving the game levels a more sophisticated look. The player's weapons are imaginative analogues to the standard FPS shotgun, machine gun, sniper rifle, grenade launcher, etc. But it's the iconic identity disc that is the most fun to use: being able to both attack, and defend (block) opponents' discs. Monolith Productions managed to translate the versatility and precise control seen from the disc in the film, to this game.

Continuous FPS action is occasionally broken up with Light Cycle race sections, which again almost perfectly emulate what was seen in the original TRON. The AI can be a bit frustrating to play against, because of their insanely fast responses to the player. But, eventually you will learn how to deal with them, and they can be defeated relatively easily. If you find the races too frustrating, they can be skipped by saying "No" when the game asks if you want to retry. There is no score penalty for doing this, and you won't miss anything (cutscenes or rewards) if you skip races.

The ending of the game is a bit disappointing, and leaves you wanting more. But it's the journey there that is the most rewarding. TRON 2.0 is a lot like System Shock 2, in that regard. Another game with a fantastic campaign, but an unsatisfying ending.

The press and user reviews generally agree on a score of 8.4 (84/100), which I think is fair. If I had to give TRON 2.0 a numerical score, it would be a 9/10. It's not perfect or completely groundbreaking for its time, but it does what it does very well and is an overlooked gem of a title.
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116 of 132 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I played this game way back when I was bginning to get into games in my early teens. I was a massive fan of Tron and this Game was Tron on steroids! It was also the first FPS with RPG elements that I played, and even to date I still compare alot of games to it. Its decently long, challenging in parts without being too frustrating, incorporates lightcycle sections which I loved, has a expanded multiplayer in the form of the "Killeer App" addon which makes the multiplayer amazing, and is enjoyable by all ages. 10/10 in my books. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for a good FPS expeerience, and to anyone who enjoys a splash of RPG elements.
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86 of 92 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Fantastic, yet terribly underrated/overlooked FPS. Expect some light RPG elements, lengthy campaign full of large exploratory levels, variety of creative and fun-to-use weapons, and fantastic visuals that perfectly captured classic Tron aesthetics - even today this game can look absolutely stunning at times. There is also some surprisingly not-awful first person platforming, and few quite fun light cycle racing sequences (which are also pretty short and not too hard, so they won't be hindrance to anyone who is playing this purely for shooty part). Old Monolith Productions quality, through and through! Killer App mod is strongly recommended as it adds support for modern widescreen resolutions as well as numerous fixes & improvements.
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54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
Tron 2.0

Tron 2.0 is a very old first person shooter developed by Monolith Productions and published by Disney. Though hailing from 2003, it does have the necessary components that allow it to hold your interest even with todays gaming giants.

A little bit of background; Tron 2.0 is one of several games I frequented as a young child in the early - mid 2000s. It was also the first game to introduce me into a beautiful world with a good story line, thus sparking my love for video-game lore. I thoroughly enjoyed this game, through out all of its flaws and perks and even twelve years later I still cannot stay away. This review may be a tad biased, but I also believe that reviews should reflect upon ones experience, whether it be positive or negative.

As far as gameplay, it's not entirely up to par from modern games of today but it is not exactly lacking either. You have all of your basic functions; crouch, walk, lean over to the side, strafe and jump (There's no sprint.) Additionally all of your keys are rebindable which was a nice consideration. You do have a difficulty slider from Easy, Normal, Hard and Insane. Replayability shouldn't be much of an issue. Aesthetically the game does an incredible job of immersing you inside the digital world of a computer, from the sounds of your foot steps to the views of the many levels this game has to offer, and even as far as some of the termonology used in the games dialog.

The sound track is amazing and as I've said it before and I'll continue to say it, this game by far has the most unique and nicest looking game-worlds of anything I have played to this day. I'm not sure about you, but I am a fan of the innards of a computer. Neon lights, blocks, digital bridges, circuit boards and all. I cannot help but stop and look around for a solid five minutes when I enter a level. It's just very pleasing to the eye, even if it is a world designed in the early 2000s.

You play as a character who gets digitalized into a computer to fight off a virus. Your character can acquire build points to level up attributes such as health, energy, and processor (How long it takes your character to defrag or clean a corrupted subroutine). There are four types of weapons in the game, with three sub-types of those weapons to choose from. For a 2003 game published by Disney, I would not say the story is great, but it is not by any means bad either. It drew me in pretty easily early on, but I found it had some consistency problems towards the tail end of the campaign.

Aside from the age and story, and lack of previous success in it's earlier years, another and perhaps more fatal flaw is that it's relatively difficult to get this game to work for Windows 10. I'm not sure about previous versions of Windows and other operating systems though, so I will focus on what I had to do to get Tron 2.0 to run on my Windows 10 machine.

Before I get on with the how-to for Tron 2.0 on Windows 10, I will say that I recommend you to pick this game up. It's worth a run through the world to see the sights and hear the sounds, and a play through the story as well. It's relatively cheap, you can replay it easily at a higher difficulty, It's really a lot of good fun. Give it a go!

There are two+one items you will need to download and install to get the game to run (Links at the bottom of the review until if and when I am asked to remove them). The first item you will have to download is a seperate launcher. Simply place the new launcher into the folder that this game installs to, replacing the default launcher, is all you need to do for the first step. Secondly there's an unofficial patch that you'll have install as well but it's nothing too complicated. Just download and run the installer, and you're done. At this point, you will be able to run the game, and should do so before you continue reading this review / how-to.

Finally, there is an optional mod that gives you extra features, including resolutions for 16:9 and 16:10 monitor ratios. The mod comes as an installer and is relatively straight forward to use. If you choose to download this optional mod, you must be warned that it might hang up at a certain part of the install due to you having any logitech or razer software / driver on your computer running. I found the easiest way to get the mod to install is to restart your computer and boot up into safemode. Run the mod installer once you're logged in and you should be able to finish the install with out any further issues.

Unofficial Patch
Killer App Mod
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62 of 70 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I'm very glad that this is available on Steam. It's a superb game, even over 10 years since its release. I completed it twice since 2003 and I'm sure I'll complete it again. Especially if you liked TRON (the movie), it's such an awesome experience. Visually it's top notch and you definitely get the retro feel when you're playing. The atmosphere is authentic and definitely matches the movie well.

The overall feel of being inside a digital world, or even a computer, is very well done. As with most games that contain a certain amount of RPG elements, you can gradually upgrade your character with "subroutines" that enhance your abilities. Unlike other RPGs though, you have to automatically re-spec whenever you enter a new area (due to different memory requirements/allocations). This can mean that you might have more or less abilities to choose from. This is unusual, but adds another dimension in my opinion.

The levels and puzzles are great and as your arsenal gradually improves, so do the missions and adversaries in form of the "Kernel" and it's clean-up routines. Essentially you can be a computer virus in an FPS game. To use a fitting phrase from the time of TRON's creation: "That's just rad!"

I do recommend you get the Unofficial 1.042 patch though (even if that is the version number Steam is showing, do still install it, it's different), and also the "KillerApp MOD". It adds additional options and provides current era screen resolutions among other things which you can choose during install. There are several websites you can get this, but a simple Google search will take you there. There are some very helpful guides here in the Hub that will assist you with issues. You can also play with your GPUs driver settings and add AA/AF etc. to smoothen the game out further. Given the intended 70s/80s era graphics, the game almost looks current with those tweaks.

As far as FPS/RPG games go, this is certainly one that should be in everyone's hall of fame! For the current asking price, on offer or not, you cannot go wrong.
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158 of 222 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
HOLY HELL! stop everything you are doing buy this! real review will come after the shock of how fast disney was at getting to us after we asked!

This is a game i have played several times through on disk copies. After several moves i dont have the disks anymore sadly so its really nice to see it avalable finally for digital download.

But seriously this is one of the best games i have ever played. FPS RPG elements amazing level design many various game play style though out the game. FPS action, areana combat, racing, and having to haul ♥♥♥ across a level durring a system format! This game is non stop epic! END OF LINE!
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40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
NOTE: I have reposted this review under the conditions that it has recived ratings before I had done my final review.

First off please download the killer app mod along with the unoficial update. The game just is so much better with them.

This game is just unique and amaizng. You play as Jet who gets sent into the Tron world and must find out not only why he is there but what is going on in the digital world. The music and sound effects are just fantastic. This game simply would not be what it is without the soundtrack. Most of the voices that you hear are very good especially the icp cernal. I am not really a fan of first person rpgs but this game is really easy to play. There are quick saves as well as autosaves at the begining of every level which help keep the game fair. The main weapon you will use is your disk which you can manipulate to bounce off of things and hit enemies in really interesting way. The story is actually really good which is surprising because the original Tron was not that great of a story. PLEASE GRAB ALL THE EMAILS YOU CAN FIND OR YOU WILL MISS OUT ON IMPORTANT DETAILS IN THE STORY. Some people say this game does not look all that good but in my opinion the graphics in here stand the test of time due to the unique bright digital look of the game.

The game probably took me about 15 hours to beat even though steam does not have the time recorded due to me using the killer app mod to play. I played on hard and I would recomend you do to because it is just the right amount of difficulty without going overboard.

I am going to share one of my favorite parts. MINOR SPOILER WARNING: At one point Jet loses his disk and must stealthly take out guards to retrieve it. This section is really fun and rewarding once you get your disk back.
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
A fantastic FPS from Monolith Productions (think Blood, F.E.A.R, No One Lives Forever, Shogo, Shadow of Mordor, etc not Xenoblade). A critical darling from 2003 that, for whatever reason, failed to gain any sort of traction with gamers at release, it's one of the most unique FPS games you'll play, both visually and mechanically.

It's pretty difficult, and hails from a time before checkpoints every 30 seconds, so be prepared to familiarize yourself with quick save (F5) and quick load (F9) keys, at least in the early game before your character gets fully equipped with weapons (primitives) and perks (called sub-routines here).

If you decide to take the plunge on this one, I recommend taking the time to install the Killer App mod (there's a full guide in the community guide section) to enable widescreen support (and resolutions like 1920x1080) and force some AA through your graphics control panel. In high resolution the smooth, sharp lines and glaring neon of the abstract TRON universe have never looked better. Not bad for a game over a decade old!

I genuinely can't recommend this game highly enough, and at a current cost equivalent to about two pints of beer here in the UK, it's an absolute bargain. Also light cycles, nuff said.

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72 of 100 people (72%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
This one is great, unlike the latest Tron game. A variety of weapons, upgrades, enemies and levels, decent length and humor makes this game not just a great Tron game, but also a great FPS/RPG on it's own!
If you like No One Lives Forever, you'll definitely like Tron 2.0. Oh, and the lightcycle races are included!
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