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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
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  1. Feb 9, 2011
    9
    This is a game that should have failed miserably but instead you get a really deep experience, the story is complex and surprisingly deep, the gameplay is solid, and it's just a blast to play, the graphics are great, the sound is outstanding, the controls are good but you'll mostly use them for button mashing, it has an rpg like effect that succeeds in the end, all in all it's all theThis is a game that should have failed miserably but instead you get a really deep experience, the story is complex and surprisingly deep, the gameplay is solid, and it's just a blast to play, the graphics are great, the sound is outstanding, the controls are good but you'll mostly use them for button mashing, it has an rpg like effect that succeeds in the end, all in all it's all the characters and all the hidden secrets and side quests that kept me coming back for more, it has some great co-op too, if you like Marvel and there games than this is a game that will find it's way into your heart and into your collection. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2016
    8
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    Great Potential
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a dungeon crawler beat em up where you play as your choice of 4 marvels heroes, or a mix with online or local co-op out of 25 different characters to be unlocked with collectibles , secrets and story progression. You team up of course to stop doom from doing his usually doom thing of trying to take over the world…
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    Great Potential
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a dungeon crawler beat em up where you play as your choice of 4 marvels heroes, or a mix with online or local co-op out of 25 different characters to be unlocked with collectibles , secrets and story progression.
    You team up of course to stop doom from doing his usually doom thing of trying to take over the world…
    your journey to stop him will take your characters to a variety of locations like Atlantis and asguard…
    unfortunately while the scenery does change at a decent pace, the gameplay doesn’t…
    This game is a monotonous and ridiculously long 17 hours…
    During this 17 hours you do the dungeon crawl thing of just killing everything for fairly minimal loot with very much welcomed but too thinly spread out puzzle and platforming sections …
    Bosses will drop rings for stat boosts, but that’s about it…
    There no real incentive to explore or even defeat all enemies other than unlocking new characters as leveling up doesn’t seem too significant... and if you have your favorite 4 unlocked, why even bother finding these hidden figures…
    As you level up your stats unnoticeably increase and you unlock new moves that you can assign to a button command.. you can also unlock suits by using characters or completing a comic mission hidden throughout the world…
    These optional comic missions tell the story of one individual character to give more insight on them to new fans and hit that nostalgia button of existing fans of characters.. And as stated already, completing these missions successfully will unlock a new suit for your character... and thankfully these suits are not just skins... they all have their own special perks which will actually give you a hard time choosing from… and you can upgrade these perks with the coins that enemies drop.. but again it doesn’t really feel too significant….
    Combat in this game is fairly basic, but characters do all handle and feel unique, some can fly, some have projectiles, some are straight up brutes… if you get too bored, which you definitely will, you can switch out your team at any time when you run into a save point…
    there’s also over 17 boss battles and mini boss battles in this game… but are essentially either a straight up beat em up brawl or dodge attacks and do a quick time event…. Which are surprisingly some of the more better boss fights as they throw in a splash of variety… but really aren’t that great and don’t require any real strategy…
    While Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a great love letter to the marvel fans, packed with material that even I can appreciate while not being a marvel fan.. I feel like the game drags on and keeps you in its lackluster locations far too long, ultimately making this game feel like a drag...
    That being said, if you’re a marvel fan I still believe this game is worth your money
    I give Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    a 7.5/10
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  3. Dec 31, 2016
    9
    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance sempre me deu ótimas lembraças, foi o primeiro jogo que eu zerei no Playstation 2, eu amava esse jogo, tinha muitos personagens, eu adorava jogar com com Wolverine e Doutor Estranho, tinha muito viloes, cada fase tinha o grande mestre, muitas fases, bons graficos, boa jogabilidade (pelo menos na época eu achava, tem que ver agora), a trilha sonora é muito boa, aMarvel: Ultimate Alliance sempre me deu ótimas lembraças, foi o primeiro jogo que eu zerei no Playstation 2, eu amava esse jogo, tinha muitos personagens, eu adorava jogar com com Wolverine e Doutor Estranho, tinha muito viloes, cada fase tinha o grande mestre, muitas fases, bons graficos, boa jogabilidade (pelo menos na época eu achava, tem que ver agora), a trilha sonora é muito boa, a dificuldade é razoavel, acredito que qualquer um pode zerar esse, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance é um dos melhores jogos de super-heroi. Nota 9.2 Expand
  4. YanivA.
    Dec 2, 2006
    10
    Best super hero game - I played it over and over and over and over.... Just the replay value is immense.
  5. LamoS.
    Apr 22, 2007
    9
    I don't generally play games of this type, so I don't know how it stacks up against other action-rpgs, but as a Marvel fan it's a godsend. Unlocking the characters and trying out everyone's moves is fun enough to distract you from any of the flaws in the gameplay. It's also a huge step beyond the X-Men Legends games. The environments are more lively and diverse, I don't generally play games of this type, so I don't know how it stacks up against other action-rpgs, but as a Marvel fan it's a godsend. Unlocking the characters and trying out everyone's moves is fun enough to distract you from any of the flaws in the gameplay. It's also a huge step beyond the X-Men Legends games. The environments are more lively and diverse, the controls are more intuitive, and the characters are cooler and more colorful. The gameplay is repetitive of course, but so much great stuff is thrown at you so often that you don't really care. My only real gripe is with the voice acting. At first it was fun in a hokey, over-the-top way, but it gets ridiculous to the point of being annoying eventually. Still, this game is fun as hell. Expand
  6. MattH.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    An exellent game ,iI love the fact that you get 20 playable characters at the start with upgradeable attacks ! A great game I would recomend this to all you marvel fans!

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. AceGamez
    80
    Appealing to a multitude of fans, including those of Marvel, action-RPGs and multiplayer, most gamers should feel little hesitation in giving Marvel: Ultimate Alliance a try.
  2. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Decent comic book effort which certainly captures the Marvel spirit. Unlikely to become as revered as the icons that star in it, though. [Christmas 2006, p.97]
  3. Ultimate Alliance may be schlocky and unrefined, but the endless Dream Team combinations of Marvel super and not-so-super heroes prove irresistible.