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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.


X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP Some character like Magneto can fly.
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP You can change lot of settings for you AI friends.
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse PSP Pause menu
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse Windows Time to optic blast!

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X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse Screenshot
X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse Wallpaper

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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Into Liquid Sky Xbox 2005 A 100 Windows Dec 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PGNx Media Windows Sep 24, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
XBox Evolved Xbox Oct 30, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 2005 85 out of 100 85
Playzone PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2005 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Windows Sep 21, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Jolt (UK) Xbox Nov 25, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
3DAvenue PSP Jan 15, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 GameCube Oct 17, 2005 12 out of 20 60


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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.


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

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