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  • Summary: Set in the iconic Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of Action RPGs and MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players can collect and play as their favorite Marvel Superheroes (including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many others).

    Team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube in a story written by Marvel comic super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 12, 2014
    90
    Marvel Heroes 2015 offers many hours of fun, with free content, true to Marvel Universe and note that the developer provides great support to the game with consecutive patches and added content, based on the feedback of a strong community. If you are a Marvel fan, what are you waiting for? Try it.
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    90
    From Wolverine to Spider-Man and Cable, all the heroes you wanted to be when you were a kid are made available, with more to come. As an added bonus, you can unlock all of them without ever paying anything, which makes for the best kind of free-to-play experience, where you never feel constrained to do anything, and any money you spend only translates into cosmetic or quality-of-life upgrades, without unbalancing the game in any way.
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    90
    A year later, Marvel Heroes is the game it wanted to be when it was released, and its ability to grow and change by acknowledging its problems and actively trying to solve them, is a testament to one of the best features of MMO.
  4. Jul 9, 2014
    82
    Like Steve Rogers, Marvel Heroes initially had its heart in the right place, but was lacking everywhere else. Fortunately, the game has improved enough over the past year that the results are about as dramatic as Steve’s eventual transformation into Captain America via the Super Soldier Serum.
  5. Aug 27, 2014
    80
    A surprisingly solid ARPG featuring a litany of iconic superheroes. [Sept 2014, p.56]
  6. Jul 9, 2014
    80
    Marvel Heroes is now a solid title that any ARPG fan should at least try once. After a bumpy launch, it's back on track.
  7. Jun 27, 2014
    56
    If you're a hardcore Marvel Comics fan you could find it entertaining, but even in it's latest incarnation Marvel Heroes is too lacking in terms of depth and mechanics.

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  1. Negative: 41 out of 212
  1. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    This game satisfies my desire for collecting items and wraps it in the always awesome Marvel wrapping.

    Great characters, awesome events,
    and lots to do. My social life my suffer a bit from it, but it feels worth it at the moment!

    Highly recommend.
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  2. Jun 5, 2014
    10
    A game whose low level play features The Incredible Hulk punching Rocket Propelled T-rexes until they explode.

    A game whose mid-level play
    features an angry racoon from space and his walking tree monster who may also be royalty respectively shooting and punching ninjas.

    A game whose high-level play features Iron Man dropping airstrikes, launching missiles and firing piercing laser orbs all aimed at the robot army of a European dictator with mommy issues.

    A good game.
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  3. Aug 13, 2014
    10
    Boy is this game awesome! My friend who has been playing for a while got me hooked on it recently and I absolutely love it. I was really looking for another Online game to play but I was skeptical to play it at first. This game is like Diablo 2 mixed with Marvel Ultimate Alliance. There are so many different game modes to play so I never get bored. There are roughly 40 Marvel heroes you can play as at the moment and more are coming! If you are looking for a really fun f2p game, I'd say this is the one to check out. You can definitely play the game solo and meet a lot of fun people but it also makes the game much more fun if you play with friends Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    It's amazing how much work was put into this game the last year. I don't see myself playing anything else for the upcoming years. And Silver Surfer is coming next week!!!! Expand
  5. Jun 5, 2014
    9
    I've played Marvel Heroes since its release and i've been consistently blown away by the amount of content Gazillion continues to shove into this game. It has transformed from decent action RPG with a Marvel license to one of the best action RPGs created (and it just happens to have a Marvel license).

    I would rate this game an 8 / 10 but the sheer amount of content and positive community interaction that Gazillion has offered gives it an extra point. I've yet to see another game that continues to shower the players in gifts and additional game play like Marvel Heroes. And it's not throwaway content either like you see with many triple A pre-order bonuses; they've added entire levels, characters, new item slots, crafting recipes, end-game content...all for free.

    I hope the rest of the gaming world is paying attention to the strategy that Gazillion has employed for Marvel Heroes; listen to your customers and shower them with gifts.
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  6. Jun 6, 2014
    8
    Marvel Heroes has gone through many changes since it first released back in June 2013. Now a year later, the game is better than ever and the developers show no signs of slowing down. There are a multitude of heroes to choose from, each with their own playstyles and flavorful abilities. The end game has been expanded greatly due to the introduction of Prestiges, Hero Synergies, and the newly launched Omega System. Now, every experience point you earn, either at level one or at max level, now progresses your overall account in a meaningful way. I have 25 Heroes unlocked so far and over 800 hours of play time with no signs of stopping. This game warrants a second look, especially if you are a comic book or ARPG fan. For those players who don't want to spend any money, be forewarned. There is a LOT of grinding required in order to play for free. There is a decent selection of free starter heroes, but most of the heroes require hours upon hours to unlock. If you find the gameplay enjoyable, the process of unlocking new heroes wouldn't seem too tedious. My recommendation if you like the game is to buy one hero you wouldn't mind grinding with to unlock the rest. Expand
  7. Sep 18, 2014
    0
    This game was ok for its time, it was fairly broken at the start in 2013, but now it no longer has an excuse.

    This game has been poorly
    optimized, every patch has new bugs, no hero is released without less than 5 bugs on them that takes months, almost a year to fix, and worst of all the management is corrupt. They will do anything they have in their power to silence you from bad mouthing their game.

    Every month they promise better optimization, know how many months its been since release? Coming on 15. Their patches are as large as hell, the last one was 5gb, for the new hero rogue, jean grey level 52 rework, and a terminal bronx zoo. Things that, normally would take any other game company about maybe 1-1.5gb. Their regular patches are anywhere from 300mb-2gb and those are weekly patches.

    Bugs bugs bugs. Should've been called bugged heroes 2015. Always bugs always, its amazing because no other game have I noticed so many bugs, not even WoW, and WoW pushes things out fast too. Some of these bugs have gone without a fix for months. Loki, a playable character, one of his builds is absolutely garbage, because they can't seem to take maybe a day to fix how bosses react to cc effects, or change how the abilities work.

    The game deserves no more than 0 in my opinion just because of the above, they would get higher if they showed they cared to fix these issues, but they don't. As long as people praise them like gods and still feed them money, well, they'll still pretend to the tyrannical gods they are.
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