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  • Summary: In X-Men Legends II, the X-Men must join their enemy the Brotherhood to fight a greater menace--Apocalypse. The sequel to the team-based role-playing game X-Men Legends lets you play as one of many X-Men, and use and combine his or her unique abilities to defeat enemies. Rise of Apocalypse includes new mutant powers, playable characters, and environments. Also new to X-Men Legends II is online play, which lets you work cooperatively against other teams of mutants. Expand
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  1. Also new, and welcome for those who don't favor the role-playing aspect, is the ability to ignore the character management with automated leveling up.
  2. 90
    When you have a formula that works, all you have to do is tweak it to make it better. That's exactly what RavenSoft did, and the results will not disappoint fans of the series.
  3. I guarantee that anyone who enjoyed "X-Men Legends" will love Rise of Apocalypse.
  4. An enjoyable hybrid RPG/action game that is accessible to the novice X-Men fan but pays the bigger dividends to the true fan.
  5. Whether you are a hardcore X-Men fan, an RPG-lover, a single-player, or a multiplayer, this game has something to offer everyone, and with more than 70 branching levels and over 100 potential hours of gameplay, there is a whole lot of X-Men and Brotherhood action just waiting for you to explore.
  6. In the end, how you receive this game will depend largely on how much weight you put on the X-Men franchise, because without it, Legends would be a very average brawler at best, and an overwrought, slightly clumsy bore at worst.
  7. There's not a great deal here that you haven't played before - like, last year - and we can't help but feel that this particular dungeon-crawl epic needs more updating and fewer characters. A little more, shall we say, mutation?

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 26, 2005
    A vast improvement over the first one. A real joy.
  2. WillM.
    Sep 23, 2005
    Even better than the first.
  3. JoeL.
    Sep 28, 2005
    Really good game, i love all the characters..magneto is sweet. Great Game!!!
  4. ShaneS.
    May 12, 2006
    It doesn't really deserve a ten, but it doesn't deserve the 6.1 rating that it currently has. It's a very good dungeon crawler, and a vast improvement over the original. I'm fine with people giving a game a zero, but not when they don't even leave commentary. That's just low. Expand
  5. Billy
    Oct 24, 2005
    Quite fun and long lasting.
  6. BT
    Oct 10, 2005
    A solid RPG with the x-men thrown in for good measure. If you are a fan of the x-men you'll love it, if you're not, you'll still love it. I would have like some more character's but every x-men fan wants to play as their favorite so I guess they could have had 50 playable characters and still not pleased everyone. Give it a go, trust me you'll love it. Expand