X-Men: Legends

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Description

Shortly after teen Alison Crestmere begins to exhibit her mutant powers, she's hunted through the streets of New York City by anti-mutant troops and The Brotherhood. Rescued by the X-Men, Alison is taken to Professor Charles Xavier's School for the Gifted where she begins her quest to learn control over her lava-based powers.

X-Men: Legends is a role-playing game set in the Marvel Universe. Offering single and multiplayer support, Legends tells the broad story of the war between mutants and humankind and the conflict between the X-Men and The Brotherhood, against the personal story of Alison and the role she plays.

Controlling a party of four X-Men, picked from a roster that grows to 15 mutants, players take on armed guards, evil mutants, and killer Sentinels. Mutant powers grow stronger as the X-Men level up, but so do the challenges: securing an aircraft carrier, preventing a nuclear power plant meltdown and more.

Screenshots

X-Men: Legends Xbox Shot from Raven's logo movie
X-Men: Legends Xbox To Wolvie, from Alpha Flight
X-Men: Legends Xbox Cyclops and Iceman deal a devastating combo to Juggernaut.
X-Men: Legends Xbox Talking with Wolverine outside the Danger Room.

Alternate Titles

  • "XML" -- Abbreviated title
  • "X-Men:传奇" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Uncanny PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5227)
X-men Pigeons! Oh Wait I Mean Legends! Xbox Classic Nigel (150)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox Oct 15, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
GotNext PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Retro4Ever GameCube Jul 25, 2012 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 21, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Playzone PlayStation 2 Nov 09, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Oct 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Play Magazine Xbox 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Oct 22, 2004 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

Bugs

There is a bug in the Xbox version where the comic book for Colossus is not present. Nabbing the comic would otherwise grant Colossus an additional two points to his Strike and Body.

References

  • At several points during the game when you are talking with veteran X-men you can get bonus flashback missions where they relate classic X-men tales. An example of one is where Beast tells Magma of the X-mens first encounter with Juggernaut as told in X-men #12. In the flashbacks the X-men have their old costumes and classic look (Beast has no fur, Iceman has a snowman appearance instead of hard ice, Cyclops and Jean have their 60's costumes, etc.).
  • If you go through the bedrooms of the different X-men there are multiple humorous references to their comic past and character. Here are some examples:
    • Wolverine's room has a Canadian flag that has a funny inscription from his former teammates at Alpha Flight.
    • Colossus room has an easel with a painting he was in the middle of making.
    • Storm has a playful personal letter from Forge. She also has gardening books.

Release

The second Raven game not to be released for the PC, the first being Black Crypt.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #7 GameCube Game of the Year
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