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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Marvel's cast of mutants takes center stage and shows the rest of the comic world how to make the jump to consoles in this stellar RPG/action game.
GameZone (Sep 27, 2004)
Let’s face it; good superhero games are very few and far between. With the exception of City of Heroes (NCSoft’s incredibly addicting PC MMO), there hasn’t been a decent team-based superhero game in a long time. However, Raven Software and Activision are looking to change all that with the release of X-Men Legends. Legends takes our familiar uncanny buddies and puts them in a top-down Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance-style action RPG. The game features some great RPG elements, customizable characters and excellent multiplayer gameplay. X-Men fans should take note, as Legends is the best game yet to feature their likenesses, as well as one of the best superhero games in a long time.
With over 20 hours of gameplay, and one of the most enjoyable cooperative multiplayer experiences I've had, I couldn't recommend Legends more highly to fans and newbies alike.
ActionTrip (Sep 24, 2004)
Other than those trivial issues, this is a great game. X-Men: Legends is a game that anyone can enjoy. Comic book fans will love the attention to detail that has been paid to their long-time mutant heroes. Gamers will love the action, graphics, the RPG elements of customizing their team and the ability to sit down and fight bad guys with your friends. X-Men: Legends is a worthy addition to anyone's game library.
GamePro (US) (Oct 15, 2004)
X-Men Legends isn’t perfect, but it comes pretty damn close. A few notable gripes do arise, like the abhorrently sluggish and leisurely loading times and the unimpressive and outdated cinematic sequences that jar with the otherwise slick visual stylings. The camera also hangs at an awkward perspective and occasionally moves too far out to cover all the action, leaving you with a screen of indiscernible mini-mutants. However, such complaints seem petty and entirely forgivable when juxtaposed with the stellar cell-shaded graphics, excellent voice acting (with Patrick Stewart reprising his cinematic role as Professor X), and multiplayer mayhem that make Legends look and feel like the A-list game that it is. Whether you’re a long time X-fan or simply an action/RPG enthusiast, X-Men Legends is an outstanding addition to any gamer’s library.
GameSpy (Sep 23, 2004)
If you're in any way a fan of the franchise, you should run out and buy X-Men Legends right now. There's a lot of content to keep you busy for quite a while, and I can guarantee that you'll find things that will put a smile on your face. If you aren't a fan, it's still worth checking out, especially if you enjoy hack and slash dungeon-crawlers. It's nice to see that everyone's favorite mutants are finally getting a chance to shine. Now, if only we could do something about The Justice League...
85 (Oct 31, 2004)
Nach den diversen Prügelabenteuern und Third-Person-Titeln rund um die X-Men hat es Raven Soft aus dem Stand geschafft, das bislang beste Spiel rund um die Superhelden abzuliefern. Spielerisch auf einer Linie mit Titeln wie Baldur´s Gate Dark Alliance und Champions of Norrath, sorgen die Superhelden mit einer enormen Liebe zum Detail, viel Action und einer durchdachten Charakterentwicklung von Anfang bis Ende für enormen Spaß. Die Steuerung ist gut, die Kämpfe fordernd und da ihr nebenbei mit allen nötigen Informationen zu Wolverine & Co versorgt werdet, muss man nicht einmal knallharter X-Fan sein, um Legends genießen zu können. Dass auf allen Systemen Ruckler auftauchen, ist angesichts der ansonsten gelungenen Comic-Grafik zwar unverständlich, stört den Spielverlauf aber in keiner Form. Einzig die KI-Probleme der Mitstreiter, wenn man als Einzelspieler unterwegs ist, nagen etwas an der Motivation, sind aber wiederum nicht allzu gravierend.
85 (Oct 05, 2004)
While the game does have some flaws that keep it out of the 'instant classic' category, Activison is now two for two in comic-related franchises this generation. Xmen Legends is bar none the best X-men game I’ve ever played, good job Activision. Bring on the sequel!
IGN (Sep 20, 2004)
I have played some really, really bad X-Men games in my life. There really have only been a couple of good X-Men games throughout the entire existence of home consoles and not a single good one this generation. It's been nothing but disappointment for X-fans for the past few years. Playing Activision's latest, X-Men Legends, is a lot like day 41 for Noah -- seeing the first ray of sunshine after a whole lot of darkness and downpour is thrilling. While not perfect, Legends does justice to the X-Men franchise and will almost certainly please fans. It's about damn time.
GameSpot (Sep 21, 2004)
When it comes to the world of video games, the mutant fighting force known as the X-Men are probably best known for their work in fighting games. More specifically, the X-Men are best known for their work in Capcom's fighting games, which turned the eye-beam-firing Cyclops into a Ryu-like fighter, complete with a dragon punch. While the X-Men have occasionally crept into other genres, the results are usually less than favorable. X-Men Legends, however, packs in a good number of different playable characters and great-looking graphics into an easy, but fairly lengthy adventure. It all combines to form a great action RPG with strong action and a well-told story.
RPGFan (Nov 11, 2004)
Overall, X-Men Legends is a good game with no major flaws. Although it's certainly not genre busting in any way, it provides Action-RPG fans something better to play than the subpar Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Anyone who is a fan of either the X-Men or Action-RPGs will find a fun, 15-hour game with X-Men Legends.
Extreme Gamer (Oct 07, 2004)
X-Men: Legends is by far the best X-Men game ever released, it gives fans a closer look into the super-heroes they love. The AI really has some flaws and overall the representation of Legends being an RPG is misleading. Aside from these flaws X-Men: Legends has loads of replayablilty, customization and super awesome cast of X-Men and villains. The action is fast paced, and it's great with friends over. It's not perfect, but there is an abundance to love with in X-Men: Legends.
1UP (Sep 27, 2004)
X-Men Legends, at the very least, is an impressively well-made take on Gauntlet. If you're a fan of superhero comics, it's the best Gauntlet ever. Up until now, the folks at Raven Software had never made anything that wasn't a first-person shooter. Now they've made a pretty fiendishly complex four-player 3D action-RPG -- who'd have thought they had it in them?
Game Revolution (Nov, 2004)
However, in X-Men Legends you will always be in control of four mutants at the same time. At the beginning of each level, you select the four mutants to take on the mission, controlling one active mutant while a slightly customizable A.I. controls the others. You can switch between the four by pushing different directions on the D-pad, so if you’re unhappy with the way the computer is handling Cyclops, you can hop into the driver’s seat and zap things yourself. This comes up pretty often, too, because the A.I. isn't very good. Computer-controlled mutants end up dead more often than not.
Diehard GameFan (Nov 06, 2004)
Legends is a very good first start for an Action RPG series, and I hope the second one, which has already been announced by Raven and Activision, improves on the things which hurt it here, like an original storyline and a more natural targetting method.
70 (UK) (Oct 12, 2004)
And, obviously, there's the coup de grace: there's four-player multiplayer, with each player taking control of a separate superhero. You can play through the entire story like this, and the combat's deep enough to make Legends an X-Men must-have for this aspect alone. Fans will love it.
Easily summarized, X-Men Legends is a decent top-down action game encased in an excellent RPG with more than enough super powers to send fans racing to the retail bins. If Raven Soft had paid as much attention to the details and gameplay as they did the role-playing elements, this would have been a tsunami to the genre; as-is, however, it’s still the best X-Men game I’ve played since Clone Wars on Genesis.
60 (Oct 22, 2004)
X-Men Legends sera clairement un produit à destiner aux fans. Manquant de finition dans les coins avec une réalisation à l'arrache et souffrant de problème de clarté de son action, le titre de Raven a tout de même quelques arguments en sa faveur (nervosité, évolution des héros) pour assurer sa défense auprès d'un certain public.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 22, 2005)
Continuously beating up the same generic thugs becomes tiresome, and the stage designs are monotonous. Too many times we found ourselves going in circles, asking, "haven't we been here before?" Since the camera is pulled back, there's not much eye candy to enjoy. Also, the save game points are spaced far apart, so dying forces you to revert to your last load and replay a large chunk of the stage - not cool. X-Men Legends does contain some old-school charm, but I'd hardly call it addictive. Casuals fans will tire of it quickly, but bump up the grade by one letter if you're a die-hard.