X-Men Legends PlayStation 2

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
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  1. It's rare that an action role-playing game works as both an 'action' and 'role-playing' game, so to come across such slick combat and a deeply involving character upgrade system here is a real treat.
  2. Light on story and depth but packed with tons of action (particularly in multiplayer), Legends is an X-Men fan’s dream come true and the best non-fighting game ever made featuring Marvel’s legendary team of superheroes.
  3. The game does have quite an ‘old-school’ feel to it that some may not like, but it’s a definite foundation for the franchise to develop over time.
  4. Play Magazine
    67
    There's no denying that the level of interaction in here is humbling. [Nov 2004, p.54]
  5. netjak
    62
    The AI-controlled team mates are shockingly ineffective. They have the power; they have the abilities. Why can’t they take matters into their own hands more often, then?
  6. 60
    The overhead camera feels constrained. We simply want an isometric view to get a better perspective.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    It’s far from perfect, but Marvel fans have been served well, and those who like their Gauntlet served with extra statistics will have a game they can place just behind the last Dark Alliance. [Dec 2004, p.109]
  8. The not-so-obvious story, sound and graphics take away from this excellent game. The game is definitely an experience worth trying, but don’t expect a long ride!
  9. Shame then that the actual game itself does not contain much inspiration to match the source material.

Awards & Rankings

#66 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#71 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    8
    A epic X-Men action/RPG
  2. GeorgeL
    Nov 7, 2008
    5
    This game is actually worse than I thought it would be. Being an X-Men fan (I watched all 3 movies and also the TV shows), I hoped this gameThis game is actually worse than I thought it would be. Being an X-Men fan (I watched all 3 movies and also the TV shows), I hoped this game would be pretty good. It was an ok experiance when I played. You get to play as several different characters and you can choose your team most of the time in the game (which is cool, as you can create your dream team of X-Men legends. No pun intended). However, since I bought this game after other RPG superhero games like JLH and MUA have already came out, I can't help but see a whole bunch of flaws in the game that have long been improved by the more recent RPG games. This game basically suffers from the same thing MUA does, and that is that the 4-man team typically can kill pratically anything that stands in your way rather easily, making this game much too easy for its own good. And, since most of my friends aren't X-Men fans, I had to play through this by myself, which sucked bigtime. And, it lacks some of the features that MUA had, so we have a lamer version of MUA, which was already pretty lame. Overall, X-Men Legends was a great game at its time, but now, there are better RPG superhero games to play. Full Review »
  3. RamiW.
    Mar 3, 2006
    7
    the game is okay but the only problem is the graphics but my brother loves it.