Even for a movie tie-in, GI Joe feels like a rush job. It's not a terrible game by any means; the game mechanics mostly work, there's plenty of variety to the characters, scores of things to unlock, and even playable Cobra characters like Storm Shadow and Firefly. It's just that everything it does has been done much better by many different games. From day one, GI Joe feels inconsequential, instantly forgettable, and dated, like an early pre-cursor to the X-Men Legends series. If GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra were a downloadable title, priced at around $15-20, I'd have no trouble recommending it to fans of the property, but for $50 it feels like a rip-off.