Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  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. There's quite a bit of replay value involved, primarily when trying to get the three hidden characters unlocked.
  3. Pure fun that increases exponentially has you add more friends to the mix. [Nov 2005, p.138]
  4. 90
    A terrific action-RPG that serves as an example of what a sequel ought to be. It's better than the original, absorbing and well balanced with enough challenge and variety to keep you busy for the 20-plus hours you'll need to get through it.
  5. 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.
  6. 90
    The game can be completed rather quickly (in less than 20 hours), but there are tons of unlockables to keep you playing well past 40 hours, such as secret characters, a Hard Mode, and the option to start a new game with your cleared save data.
  7. X-Men Legends II isn't a drastic improvement over the first game, but it is definitely an improvement and ultimately a fun game.

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