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Marvel Ultimate Alliance review

AT A GLANCE
  • Great selection of superheroes
  • Feels like a huge comics event
  • Excellent unlockables and bonuses
  • Nothing new in the core gameplay
  • Game conventions defeat heroes
  • Set characters in cinematics

If hanging back and unleashing projectile attacks is your thing then you might want to enlist Spider-Woman or Captain America. Players that want agile hand-to-hand combatants will dig playing as Deadpool or Elektra. Whatever your style is, you can pick the characters you like and power up your preferred attacks through the game's diverse power-up system.

Like its predecessors, there are tons of unlockable features. Each character has multiple skins, some of which give stat boosts or enable new attacks. Playable comic-book missions for single characters do a nice job at breaking up the team gameplay. Various action figures are strewn about each level, allowing you to unlock new characters. There are also more obscure ways to unlock new heroes; they might be tough to find, but the payoff is absolutely worth it if you're into comics.



So you've got tons of heroes and the series' stock gameplay. These ingredients are mixed into a well-written story that's brought to life with excellent voice acting. The heroes are up against Doctor Doom in an adventure that leads them from the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier to Atlantis to Mephisto's Hell to Asgard to a Shi'Ar mothership to the Skrull homeworld and more. The cutscenes can feel a bit stilted, but they're used well as a storytelling tool and do a fine job of making the game feel like a comic-book crossover-event.

More Info

Release date: Oct 24 2006 - PC, PSP, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, GBA (US)
Available Platforms: PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, GBA
Genre: Action
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Raven Software
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Language, Violence

2 comments

  • MerylsHers12 - February 14, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    The game is great! I would recommend also does play a refreshed version of the PC from the PlayGameHacker .. Link to the manager so that we retrieve the game: http://playgamehacker.com/marvel-ultimate-pc/ Link to Film from the action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofhJE14ciT4
  • SuB0 - June 21, 2009 6:32 a.m.

    I luv this game

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