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  • Summary: X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt. [Activision] Expand
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  1. This is one of the best games I have ever played on a computer. I find myself "missing it" when I am not able to play it.
  2. Most of the challenge may be in timing the super combos correctly, but there’s an elegant simplicity to the gameplay which endures throughout.
  3. In total, the story mode alone took me around 25 hours to complete, so it’s not a game for those looking only for a quick experience.
  4. In most respects, the game doesn’t differ much from the first title in the series; but the novelty of teaming up the good guys and bad guys to go after the really bad guys is enough to make this game enjoyable in its own right.
  5. If you loved the original, or require the online play, feel free to pick up X-Men legends II; just don’t expect more than a continuation of the title you finished a year ago.
  6. Its simplicity is its strength, and its weakness – while traipsing around looking for annoyingly hidden items and backtracking is almost completely avoided, the limited direction of the game reduces its chances of holding your interest for long enough to play it all the way through.
  7. The adamantium claws sure are sharp, but are they really all you have? [Christmas 2005, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. TCherry
    Sep 25, 2005
    I love x-men and the game itself is great.
  2. Apache
    Sep 30, 2005
    I love this game. The Co-op alone makes this a great game to play with TB. I would suggest everyone to get a headset, voice communication software and some friends to go on a all out rampage x-men style. Expand
  3. MehdiT.
    Oct 24, 2005
    Absolutely great and definitely the best and most fun x-men game ever produced. The game is very loyal to the x-men comix also.