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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,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: 49 out of 230
  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,
    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 4, 2014
    10
    Very good game. A lot of weekly events and patches. They roll out many monthly content updates and the game keeps getting better. HighlyVery good game. A lot of weekly events and patches. They roll out many monthly content updates and the game keeps getting better. Highly recommended. This game has come a long way. It feels new and refreshing and the developers are adding many contents at a rapid pace, so you have something to do every month. Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    Marvel Heroes is what Diablo 3 could have been. The game has come a long, long way the past year, and is constantly being added to. TheMarvel Heroes is what Diablo 3 could have been. The game has come a long, long way the past year, and is constantly being added to. The Developers not only read the forums and their private messages, but they also respond to ideas/critiques/issues/pm's. Far and away the best development team in any game I've ever played.

    Here's to another year of Marvel Heroes.
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  4. Jun 15, 2014
    9
    Trolls LOVE to rage and make up crap. I will be the first to admit that this game had a really rough start. It is miles away from that oldTrolls LOVE to rage and make up crap. I will be the first to admit that this game had a really rough start. It is miles away from that old game. This is a nerds dream game: Marvel plus Diablo 2 with a smooth finish. All the people ranting about the forums are obviously going off hearsay because people just don't get banned for disagreeing (the forums arent what is being review!). I would have been banned long ago along with my friends who are never happy with drops. Gaz hasn't instructed anyone to revote for them or stalk anyone. They are all hard working and honest people. This is a business and they may try to make money but they do give so much to all. They aren't nearly as stingy as other f2p mmo/arpgs. They ban people for being condescending and flamers/trolls. Then they get mad because they think they were right and trash their good name. Obviously the game isn't perfect but it fills that long term ARPG gap. I think they are justified with how much changes they made to re brand the game and name. I took off one point for their retcon use to re-review this MARVELOUS game. Soooooo many characters on the way! Expand
  5. Jun 5, 2014
    9
    Well over 1500 hours into this game, I just cannot get enough. I was an original UP purchaser and I have to say I am not disapointed at all.Well over 1500 hours into this game, I just cannot get enough. I was an original UP purchaser and I have to say I am not disapointed at all. The development process has been great! The game started a bit smooth but the devs listen and fix issues, buff what needs it, give great weekend events and incentives to play, honestly this is probably one of my favorite games still after a year. Great Job Gaz, I had my initial doubts from the rock launch but this game deserves all the praise it gets and more. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2014
    8
    Well where to begin, Marvel Heroes 2015 the big re-launch and the first thing I can say is wow what an improvement, from even the basics ofWell where to begin, Marvel Heroes 2015 the big re-launch and the first thing I can say is wow what an improvement, from even the basics of how each hero is designed/built to the actual game content it really is night and day different to how it used to be at launch.

    For a free game that doesn’t even restrict you in the same ways that many free to play MMO’s do you can’t go wrong, marvel heroes is a great way to spend either a few hours or a whole week. The game isn’t without its flaws however, there are still some broken heroes that are waiting for their design review and bit of content here and there look/feel unfinished but this is a drop in the ocean compared to how it was last year.

    Most of the heroes play very well, their abilities and skills for the most part make the feel the part of the powerful superhero you are wanting to be and with a much improved roster for new players to pick from, you will be spoilt for choice very quickly especially if you frequent many of the MH forums and fan website that offer up boost and free new random hero codes.

    One thing that stands out to me for marvel heroes is the support that the developers give to the community, they generally do seem to listen to what people say and constantly put on offers/promotions and free giveaways in game for events (like xmas, Easter etc). They say it’s the little things that matter and marvel heroes is full of them.

    At the end of the day this is an ARPG, it is Diablo 2 but with marvel characters in it and some extra group related content. You will expect to have to grind bosses/content over and over for certain items and some characters will do this much better than others occasionally leaving you feeling annoyed that your favourite hero isn’t as good as storm or whatever.

    The new modes in this game are what make it really stand out, after finishing the main story there are now lots of things to do from various repeats of certain sections of story (called terminal missions) to one shots (mini story missions) Xdefence + shield holo sim (your standard survive as long as you can against ever increasing in difficulty waves of mobs mode) and midtown (run around the city beating up bad guys and react to villain attacks.

    On the whole I would give Marvel Heroes 2015 8/10, it borders on 9, but as said still lacks a bit of polish here and there, it’s a long road and MH is near the finish line, but just hasn't crossed it yet.
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  7. Apr 24, 2015
    0
    Gameplay is fun, but the pricing is horrible. Each new hero costs 10$, and each bank space costs 5$. This game is basically a money trap forGameplay is fun, but the pricing is horrible. Each new hero costs 10$, and each bank space costs 5$. This game is basically a money trap for kids with rich parents. Expand

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