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
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  1. The game really falls flat, and feels more like a hack and slash title than a superhero game.
  2. On the plus side, this is the first game that successfully makes Superman a fun character to play.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    As good, if not slightly better than Marvel Ultimate Alliance - it really just depends which company's heroes you prefer. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
  7. 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.
  8. While a decent dungeon crawler in its own right, it just feels unimpressive in comparison to its rival.
  9. 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."
  10. Play Magazine
    70
    Justice here isn't always pretty. But it gets the job done. Barely. [Dec. 2006, p.68]
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    65
    My suggestion: Get the most from this game by playing with your own superfriends. [Dec. 2006, p.123]
  14. Play UK
    64
    The story is dull, the locations sparse and empty, and the camera is extremely annoying most of the time. [Issue #147, p.80]
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    We can't pretend that Justice League is anything but a mindless beat-em-up. [Dec. 2006, p.138]
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. JLH is a lot of fun, especially if you're a fan of the major characters.

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#58 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 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!