Marvel Heroes Review
Marvel Heroes Box Art
System: PC
Dev: Gazillion Entertainment
Pub: Gazillion Entertainment / Marvel
Release: June 4, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Cartoon Violence

Graphically, the game is hit or miss. Before missions, you get awesome motion comic-style cutscenes made up of some very impressive comic book-style art. The environments of the game are also impressive, changing as you traverse through them. Actually being able to see Eddie Brock bond with the Venom symbiote in the intro level is pretty cool.

Marvel Heroes Screenshot

Unfortunately, the in-game graphics leave something to be desired. Characters move and attack awkwardly and character models are so tiny it’s hard to appreciate any detail in them. Text boxes are small and hard to read and they disappear quickly. On the flip side, boss dialogue is large and doesn’t disappear until you close it, but this make it overlap the action, and that can kill you in an intense boss fight! Characters also appear and disappear out of thin air, and transitions between areas are sudden and jolting. In truth, the game looks like it’s a generation late.

Still, Marvel Heroes is free, and for a free game it’s pretty fun. The missions, while simple, will keep you playing just to see what villains you run into. The voice acting is pretty good in cutscenes, though it can get repetitive in game. Superhero powers are cool and varied but boil down to standing in place while clicking on an enemy. The game gives you tons of options, but, unfortunately, those options are all locked behind a microtransaction pay wall.

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The best way to describe Marvel Heroes is, truthfully, average. Everyone should give this game a shot, just because it’s free and a fun distraction. But chances are you won’t be compelled to spend extra money on it. I wouldn’t describe these heroes as “super,” just “fun.”

By
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: June 4, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.7
Graphics
The environments are interesting, but the characters are too small to appreciate.E
2.5
Control
The game has an awkward point-and-click scheme that makes it hard to fight strategically.
3.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voice acting is actually quite good and is reminiscent of Marvel animated series.
3.7
Play Value
It’s an enjoyable game, though its insistence on getting you to indulge in microtransactions is annoying.
3.5
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Experience the entire game without paying any money. If you choose, you can shop in the in-game store for even more heroes and items.
  • Play as Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider Man, Captain America, and many other famous heroes.
  • Make your hero unique with a range of spectacular powers and costumes. Discover enhancements to increase your hero's power.
  • Visit famous locations from the Marvel Universe, from Avengers Tower to Mutant Town to the Savage Land.
  • Smash through hordes of Marvel enemies and face off against iconic supervillains
  • Join with your friends as you fight your way through the game.


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