Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
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  1. The area where the gameplay lacks is the variety on moves, combos, and just providing ways to keep gamers interested after the smoke and mirrors of the visuals wear off.
  2. 40
    The story mode is boring and full of repetition, the controls are overly simplistic.
  3. It’s the very definition of [average], with so-so graphics and sound, mindless, repetitive action and nothing to get even vaguely excited about.
  4. 40
    It's a schizophrenic game that tests poorly as both a brawler and a fighter. 80 percent of the game is too easy, and the balance is cheap and simply not fun.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Even worse, it doesn't do the stuff you've seen before with much panache. It's not comic - it's tragic. [Nov 2005, p.90]
  6. This is a superhero game that actually makes you hate the superhero you're playing as for their rubbish attacking skills, poor movement and general refusal to do what they're told.
  7. Inarguably, it’s a sucky game. Once you’ve taken Marvel Nemesis through its paces, you’ll pierce its glinty armor with your newfound eye beams of license abuse and try to toss it into the local penitentiary for the rest of its unnatural born life.
  8. games(TM)
    An odd visual style tops off a very poor title in a suitably poor manner, jumping between looking halfway decent and just plain nasty. An unbalanced and sorely broken mess. [Dec 2005, p.106]
  9. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    With its horrible looks, non-existent gameplay and shallow controls, every possible effort should be made to avoid this. [Dec 2005, p.111]

Awards & Rankings

#64 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 48
  2. Negative: 14 out of 48
  1. Simplisticgamelover
    Oct 19, 2005
    Unlike everybody else, i thought that it was pretty fun.
  2. BigL.
    Sep 24, 2005
    You finally get to use super powers they way they were meant to be used in a game. Tons of fun playing versus mode with a friend.
  3. M.G.
    Sep 21, 2005
    This game is sweet and offers lots of replay. Great value!