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X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse (PSP)

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Description

The mutants from the Brotherhood and the X-Men try to forget their differences since a common enemy has appeared - the dreaded Apocalypse. His plan involves kidnapping mutants, and, with the help of the mad geneticist Mr. Sinister, extract their powers and use them to make himself even more powerful. At first, the heroes must rescue Professor X, who has fallen into the clutches of the enemy. However, when Apocalypse kidnaps Magneto's son Quicksilver, the leader of the Brotherhood is determined more than ever to team up with his former foes and stop Apocalypse's evil plans.

X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse is an action role-playing game and a sequel to X-Men Legends. The player controls a party of four characters, though only one at a time can be controlled directly. Beside switching the characters for combat purposes, the player is often obliged to do so, because some of the tasks in the game require the specific abilities of a certain mutant. For example, Iceman can put out fire, Magneto can generate a metal bridge across a gap, etc.. Most of the time, however, is spent in combat, collecting loot and acquiring experience points. Unlike the first game, items dropped by enemies are random. The character will level up, become stronger, and learn new skills. The player can opt to allocate all the experience and skill points manually.

Each character has several different skills based on their mutant powers. These include melee, boost, projectile, traps, and others. Each character can also learn powerful super skill: for example, Cyclops has a super beam attack that can hit multiple targets; Wolverine has a spinning attack that inflicts heavy damage; Magneto has a metal attack, crushing everything in sight by manipulating metal objects in the environment, etc.

New in the sequel is on-line multiplayer with both co-operative and six competitive modes. Four players can play on a single console by plugging in additional controllers at any time.

Screenshots

X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP Dialog screen
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP Shop
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP Some character like Magneto can fly.
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP Pause menu

Alternate Titles

  • "X战警传奇II:天启的崛起" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "X-Men Legends 2: L'Avenement D'Apocalypse " -- French title

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The Press Says

GameZone Oct 28, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Jan 08, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Defunct Games Nov 18, 2005 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de Dec 18, 2005 87 out of 100 87
IGN Oct 25, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot Oct 20, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
GameLemon Jan 07, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
3DAvenue Jan 15, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
TTGamer Jan 15, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 28, 2005 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

Version differences

All versions of X-Men Legends II share the same basic cast of 20 mutants; however certain versions have exclusive playability for a few characters that the others don't have. The PSP release let's the player control Cable, Cannonball, Dark Phoenix and X-Man. the PC version allows play with Pyro and Sabretooth. The N-Gage version lets players play as Beast.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2005 – Best Role-Playing Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2011 – #7 Top Superhero PC Game

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monolith022 (239) added X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse (PSP) on Oct 30, 2005
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