Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Justice League Heroes may offer teams of two instead of teams of four when you play, but its superior two-player dynamic and far superior story make Justice League Heroes more fun than "Marvel Ultimate Alliance," despite the eye-candy edge held by Activision’s title.
  2. If you’re a fan of the genre and you’ve got a friend who wants in on it too, then I really can’t think of any good reason not to grab this one immediately and dive into it.
  3. The environments are beautiful and highly detailed, also are the destructible elements like the vehicles, trees and newspaper stands.
  4. 80
    Heroes is a relatively simple game that, at times, feels like "X-Men Legends" with DC character models. Still, the chance to take control of some of the most beloved superheroes on the planet is one that you just can't pass up.
  5. 80
    With a great cast of characters, tons of unlockables, and a solid single-player campaign JLH is worth picking up for fans of the comics. Casual gamers looking for more bang for their buck may want to wait to get their hands on "Marvel Ultimate Alliance."
  6. An excellent beginning to what could be an incredible franchise.
  7. That's where Justice League Heroes shines: its ability to suck you in and make you forget about the real world's ills while you focus on that rampaging robot problem that Metropolis seems to have every Tuesday.
  8. One of the most celebrated super heroes team gets a pretty decent outing, with intelligent level design and plenty of variety in the gameplay.
  9. A repetitive action game with comic book heroes. The lack of variation and camera issues are its biggest problems. The game is at its best when playing with a friend. [Jan 2007]
  10. It's a familiar formula, but Justice League Heroes offers something interesting by blending dungeon-crawling convention with comic book heroics.
  11. The most disappointing aspect of JLH is simply being forced to play as heroes you might not necessarily want to play as. I don’t see any reason why the levels couldn’t have been designed a little more creatively to allow for any combination of heroes.
  12. Fans of the DC Universe should more than likely love how much work went into the game to make it actually seem like the comics.
  13. While its dungeon crawler roots make for a slightly repetitive action game, Justice League Heroes is packed with all the right goodies to make this a fun new series with a lot to offer.
  14. It's ultimately still hacking and slashing, but it's hacking and slashing done pretty well. [Holiday 2006, p.84]
  15. The game really falls flat, and feels more like a hack and slash title than a superhero game.
  16. On the plus side, this is the first game that successfully makes Superman a fun character to play.
  17. 70
    You'll likely have fun with Justice League Heroes if you enjoy the classic dungeon crawl games that Snowblind has previously developed, and even moreso if you're a fan of comic books and the Justice League of America in particular.
  18. Justice here isn't always pretty. But it gets the job done. Barely. [Dec. 2006, p.68]
  19. The arcade-style fist fights can get a little repetitive but DC Comic fans should get a thrill out of teaming up their favourite characters.
  20. As good, if not slightly better than Marvel Ultimate Alliance - it really just depends which company's heroes you prefer. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
  21. Like a good sack of White Castle cheeseburgers Justice League Heroes isn’t very good quality, and yet it’s still satisfying in some strange way.
  22. The lack of character selection throughout most of the game, the limit of two-players, and a few frustrating moments when special attacks decide not to work take away from what could have been a stellar superhero title.
  23. JLH is a lot of fun, especially if you're a fan of the major characters.
  24. 65
    Every hero has a weakness, and Justice League Heroes' kryptonite is its laughably lame story. Wait a second, wasn't this game written by an actual comic writer? That's why it's sad that the story is frickin' terrible.
  25. My suggestion: Get the most from this game by playing with your own superfriends. [Dec. 2006, p.123]
  26. 64
    The core of the game works well. In fact, if you just admired it from afar, you might mistake JLH for a great game. But the level design is as basic and uninspired as it can get and the enemies are just an endless throng of nameless robots and Martians.
  27. 64
    The story is dull, the locations sparse and empty, and the camera is extremely annoying most of the time. [Issue #147, p.80]
  28. We can't pretend that Justice League is anything but a mindless beat-em-up. [Dec. 2006, p.138]
  29. This game lacks Batman's attitude, Green Lantern's gadgets, The Flash's quickness, and Superman's strength. It's a mediocre action-RPG through and through.
  30. If you're looking for groundbreaking gameplay and a thrilling story - or even differences between the Xbox and PS2 versions, other than HD support for Xbox - you'll be disappointed. Justice League Heroes is a pretty standard action RPG that's neither offensive nor alluring.
  31. 60
    Justice League Heroes is not perfect, and it’s definitely not innovative, but it makes a solid action adventure out of the familiar gameplay and well-loved characters.
  32. The game’s RPG spin is a positive one, and the potential for multi-player missions certainly lifts Snowblind Studio’s effort above the banal, but the superheroes that the developer has attempted to honour here deserve much more bang for their buck.
  33. While a decent dungeon crawler in its own right, it just feels unimpressive in comparison to its rivals. Unless you must have a DC Comics dungeon crawler, you'd be better off looking at "Marvel Ultimate Alliance."
  34. While a decent dungeon crawler in its own right, it just feels unimpressive in comparison to its rival.
  35. Being a superhero should be exciting, not a drab slog through a series of boring corridors, right? [Christmas 2006, p.76]
  36. “X-Men: Legends” did everything Justice League Heroes tried to do and did it so much better. What’s worse is that this game came out well after “Legends” yet showed no effort to improve on their standards or try anything innovative.
  37. The most distinguishing feature of Justice League Heroes is its complete lack of any. The game’s one, toted new feature, the ability to pick up rocks and sticks, is literally primitive.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. GeorgeL.
    Oct 19, 2008
    9
    Finally, a GOOD DC game has finally arrived. Personally, I feel that this is the best super hero game I've played so far. The major Finally, a GOOD DC game has finally arrived. Personally, I feel that this is the best super hero game I've played so far. The major difference between this and Marvel Ultimate Allience/X-Men Legends is that this game has only 2 characters to play with, allowing for more strategy, more difficulty, and more individual strength. In MUA, I played it with a friend and we got bored of it rather quickly because the game was too easy. 4 players can easily take out even some of the super villians without having to worry about much of anything. Justice League Heroes doesn't have that problem. 2 Players offer more need to strategize and not just blindly jump in and kick some butt. Also, if you happen to be by yourself, you won't die on the spot like you will in MUA. With good graphics, good sound, and a GREAT storyline, I personally say that I had the most fun playing this superhero game than all the others. This is the best superhero game for me. I just never thought it would've been a DC game... Full Review »
  2. CaioK.
    Sep 28, 2007
    9
    Really good game! I've always been a Marvel fan, but I have to admit that this game is so much better than x-men legends. You have fewer Really good game! I've always been a Marvel fan, but I have to admit that this game is so much better than x-men legends. You have fewer heroes, less powers and less stages, but much more fun! The game is more dynamic and less confuse. The heroes have less super powers, but they are so much more fun to use. If you are not a RPG freak who wants to spend hours and hours working on the ability of your heroes, you going to love this game! Full Review »
  3. MattH.
    Aug 13, 2007
    7
    A pretty good game but far too easy! i much prefer marvel ultimate alliance!