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  • Summary: Marvel’s first family of Super Heroes face its greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. Transform into any member of the Fantastic Four to fight enemies from the Fantastic Four Universe including Silver Surfer, Super Skrull and more. Battle in 4-player co-op with easy pick up and play ability. Combine super powers for devastating team attacks with the new Fusion Attack System. Truly destructible environments: smash, wreck, wreak havoc. Loads of unlockables including alternate Fantastic Four costumes, historical comic covers, and more. Enhance your super powers: use the Sixaxis controller for mega boost attacks. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 15 out of 26
  1. Not as good as the first game, but far more enjoyable in multiplayer than in single-player mode.
  2. There was a wealth of material here that it seems the dev team tried to cram into the story. Instead of a well-scripted tale, this game is a random (repetitive) level run that loosely fits some story, if you can find and hold on to the main thread.
  3. 54
    The bottom line is you never feel like you're the Fantastic 4. Instead, you're a big orange tank and three kick boxers who know some magic tricks.
  4. Some decent ideas do fight there way to the surface. [Aug 2007, p.68]
  5. In fact, it’s repetitive and (quickly) becomes boring. Regardless of the enemy, expect a lot of walking around, smashing, taking of elevators to the next floor, more walking around, and more smashing and more … well, you get the picture.
  6. 40
    Fantastic Four fanatics apply only because there isn’t much in this game that will provide endless hours of fun.
  7. 30
    The graphics are distinctly last-gen, with bland, repetitive environments that feel as slapped together as every other part of this lackluster brawler.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    what the **** is wrong with "Digital Entertainment News". This is by far the most cheap and boring game I played the day I put it on my TV that day. Its horribly pathetic and fjkasuioghas9h Expand
  2. PaulM.
    Jun 16, 2007
    When i saw this on the shelves i thought "this looks like its gonna be a good game", i have 2 sons, my eldest is 14 and my youngest is 10, we all played this game and thoght it was pants. The gaming engine within the ps3 should excite the producers of the games that are comming out for this platform but it seems that they have only gone half way with this one. When are they going to realise that the concept of "press a button to open the door then kill some badies then press a button to open the door then kill some badies etc etc is not what we want any more. Graphicly it looked reasonable but the charactor movements were inconsistent and sometimes were very annoying. I know a lot of work goes into making games but to be honest its not just about the work that goes into making these things its about the thought that goes into the story behind the game. When your paying top prices for games you expect a little bit more than this. Expand