Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 31, 2013
    This is a strong portable game well-suited for consumption in short bursts, but with plenty of content and a possibly-addicting design. It should satisfy both LEGO and Marvel fans who never want their favorite franchises farther away than their pockets.
  2. Dec 30, 2013
    Long load times, ugly cinematics, and finicky touch controls aside, the fun mission structure and engaging gameplay makes this one worth picking up for anyone seeking big fun in small bursts.
  3. 60
    In all, the technical problems of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes really make it difficult to recommend, although there’s no dearth of content. You just have to be willing to put up with a lot to enjoy it.
  4. Dec 4, 2013
    The portable counterpart to LEGO Marvel Superheroes is a lot les 'Super'. Levels are short and bland, the cut-scenes are in horrible quality and the gameplay just isn't that much fun when the whole game lacks the polish and quality that the console-version has.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jan 8, 2014
    If you love Lego games avoid this at all costs!

    Travellers Tales have taken the great Lego formula and completely broken it, out go the big
    levels, multiple character switching and the ability to jump in comes instant death and the frustration of playing levels over and over.

    Having lots of re-doing levels (instant death or to re-collect gold bricks) and lots of shoddy cut scenes has been added to counteract the lack of real in game content and try and make the game seem longer than it is.

    I think Travellers Tales thought this game would sell on the LEGO Marvel Superheroes name and quality of past games, so didn't need to put in any real effort.

    A boring and poor addition to the LEGO stable of games.

    Try one of the older Lego games instead and save yourself some money.
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  2. Jan 6, 2014
    I honestly hope this game is better on the consoles. Lego, when it aint broke, don't fix it. They did exactly the opposite. What I loved about the previous lego games (aside from Lego Batman 2) The game was the same on DS and the consoles, they didn't dumb it down at all. Well they did this time. Free roam? No. Not only do you not get to explore New York City's Marvel twin, but you don't get to explore anywhere. This game can still be fun though and is a time wasster, but it is very flawed. If you were planning to buy the 3DS version, don't. I'm sure the PS3 and XBox 360 versions are much better. Full Review »
  3. Dec 27, 2013
    I'm a big fan of the LEGO games and Marvel so I was very excited to play the crossover game of the two. The game play, is awesome without a doubt, being able to unlock heroes and villains (a huge win for a Loki fan-girl like me) and exploring more then just the Avengers. There's plenty of levels and the in-level challenges we see in many LEGO games aren't lacking in number. The only issues I see, though, is the voice actors aren't the same as the movie actors, the voices sounding like bad impressions throughout (with some exceptions, but it's to the ears of the beholder) and the cut-scenes are blurry. There isn't a straight-up tutorial, but with over 150 characters each with different abilities and weapons i can see why but there isn't a pop-up screen to show you controls. You figure it out as you go (I still can't figure out how to block...). Overall, I love the game despite it's minor setbacks and it grasps the humor of the Marvel world. Full Review »