LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes is an action game, reuniting about one hundred and a half Marvel heroes and villains coming from several Marvel franchises, having the player control the good ones in order to save the Earth from a team of the vicious (headed by Galactus, also named as The Devourer of the Worlds); all in the fashion of LEGO adventures blocky cartoonish visual style and gameplay.

Game world consists of Manhattan as explorable open world and game's hub — including known Marvel locales such as the Marvel HQ — plus a series of self-standing story mode levels located beyond Earth, in the worlds of Asgard, Bifrost, and Asteroid M. Marvel-related buildings in New York can be entered, and for each of them there is a storyline, narrated by Deadpool.

At the beginning, available playing characters are Iron Man and Hulk, soon joined by Spider-Man. Other characters are made available by advancing in game, and other ones by collecting Gold Bricks. Gold bricks can be found exploring Manhattan, completing side quests there, as well as story mode levels: by them, additional characters are unlocked as well as bonus levels. Extra outfits and vehicles are obtained retrieving Character tokens and Vehicle tokens in Manhattan. Other collectibles are Minikits, Deadpool bricks (by which some power-ups and extra features are obtained). Some characters are available through purchase of the Super Pack and Asgard Pack DLCs (the former ones, taken from Marvel's film Thor: The Dark World were available as pre-order bonus, also), purchasable on Xbox LIVE, PS Store and PC. Playable characters total to around 150, more than 100 needing to be unlocked. They all have their own Super Powers, regarding possibility of interaction with the environment, and Super Moves, regarding how enemies can be beaten.

In-game dialogues are all voice-acted by a cast of 27 people. On Wii U, game is playable without a tv, by GamePad off-tv play feature. In two-player mode, one of the two players can use GamePad's display, and the other the display, so avoiding split screen.

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  • LEGO Marvel 超級英雄 - Traditional Chinese spelling
  • LEGO マーベル スーパー・ヒーローズ ザ・ゲーム - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 81% (based on 96 ratings)

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Average score: 4.2 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

A flawed, but endearing LEGO game.

The Good
This is my favorite LEGO game to date. The sheer amount of content is incredible. I beat the main story line and was only 20% done with the game. Tons of bonus content, Deadpool bonus missions, and so many unlockable characters.

There is also a very high replay value. With the achievements and unlockables in this game I find myself constantly coming back to the game to collect one more character, one more achievement or to complete one more mission. It is a great, light-hearted game that doesn't take itself too seriously. It is also casual enough to play a little bit at a time.

The Bad
There are some bugs here and there, and the flying races make me want to claw my eyes out because of how clunky the flight controls are. You can only move in eight directions in this game and if you get in between two of those directions the character will jitter back and forth between the two directions.

I also wish there was some indication of when a new area can be unlocked on the map without having to constantly check locations to see if you have enough bricks to unlock them. It would be fine if the hub world was smaller but it is a scale recreation of Manhattan, so there is a lot to take in and explore.

Apart from fighting the direction controls and some of the races in the game there really isn't a high level of difficulty.

The Bottom Line
I didn't grow up with Marvel comics, only watching Marvel TV shows and movies, but I'm surprised at how many of the characters I recognize. On top of that, I'm finding new characters to enjoy and greater appreciation for characters I may not have liked so much.

If you are a fan of any of the Marvel super heroes this game is a must. All your favorites are here. The only character I like that I haven't seen in the game so far is Nightcrawler, but he's not really a main line character. That being said, I did find Squirrel Girl (who?), so yeah.

Windows · by TarquinnFF3 (285) · 2014

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Stan Lee

Stan Lee, co-creator of many of the main Marvel heroes (such as the Hulk, X-Men, Thor and many others), and former president of Marvel Comics, is well present in the game.

Scattered throughout Manhattan and all the game levels as well, along with all the other collectibles, are Stan Lee in Peril icons: each icon opens a short challenge. A surprise awaits those who complete all the 50 challenges.

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Game added by is_that_rain_or_tears.

Nintendo Switch added by A.J. Maciejewski. Macintosh added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Rik Hideto, Kam1Kaz3NL77, Kennyannydenny.

Game added January 2, 2014. Last modified February 21, 2024.