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  • Summary: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine theMarvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe – revealed in one of multiple epilogues. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance offers total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Gamers also have the option to level up each character individually to their liking, or all team members at the same time to keep their heroes balanced. With the game's new combat system, players battle against the world's most notorious Marvel Super Villains in the air, underwater, and on the ground, using grappling, blocking and dodging moves, by charging up their Super Hero powers before unleashing them, and using environmental objects as one and two-handed weapons. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a storyline where the missions players accept, the objectives they complete, and their interactions with other characters throughout the game directly impact how the story plays out. The game also features a robust multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and fight evil in both on and offline cooperative story modes. There's also a Competitive Mode where the game tracks various in-game stats so players can see how well they stack up against one another – affecting the amount of experience points earned and how equipment is distributed. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. The critical path is incredibly long and is joined by bonus comic missions for most of the characters. The teammate AI is very impressive, often getting to baddies before you even see them, but once again, Raven has designed a game that is better through cooperative play.
  2. Gameplay hasn’t really evolved that much from the super-hero games we were playing last year, but the presentation sure has.
  3. The game tells a good story and the cast is incredible. It looks good, it plays decently and will cause the occasionally joyful noise from anyone who has treasured the Marvel comic books.
  4. It's a dream come true for many Marvel fans, as this RPG really thrills with an engaging plot, solid team-based gameplay and huge cast of characters.
  5. 80
    It's a great step up from the X-men games and worth your time.
  6. A few technical details set the PlayStation 3 iteration of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance just a notch below the 360 version, most notably in regards to online multiplayer.
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    60
    Four-player superhero co-op is as fun as it sounds, but ultimately Alliance is a fanboy’s game and little else. [Apr 2007, p.131]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. ColmShanahan
    Sep 24, 2009
    10
    This is a very fun Action game, with some RPG goodness added in. The single-player is a great blast, especially for Marvel fans, but youThis is a very fun Action game, with some RPG goodness added in. The single-player is a great blast, especially for Marvel fans, but you don't need to be one to enjoy the game. Online is quite fun, (Although, like all games, depending on who you play of course) but this is pure gold when playing the co-op offline. A true multiplayer classic. 10/10. Expand
  2. v12bobby
    Oct 26, 2007
    9
    I enjoyed this game and the kids loved it. enough levels to keep you amused, fight play and puzzles, and you get to be a whole load of I enjoyed this game and the kids loved it. enough levels to keep you amused, fight play and puzzles, and you get to be a whole load of superheros, whats mnot to like? Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2013
    9
    This was a really fun game. It had a great story and Loki's in it! I was expecting more playable characters and it's too bad Hulk isn'tThis was a really fun game. It had a great story and Loki's in it! I was expecting more playable characters and it's too bad Hulk isn't playable. Other than that it was great. Expand
  4. Rudy
    Dec 26, 2007
    8
    I usually only play sports games but got a used copy for Christmas. Its fun for co-op and single player. It can get repetitive as a I usually only play sports games but got a used copy for Christmas. Its fun for co-op and single player. It can get repetitive as a beat-em-up type of game where you are just constantly smashing bad guys buts its fun anyways. Lots of characters to choose from. If you are expecting a more cerebral game you will probably be disappointed. Expand
  5. Dec 18, 2013
    8
    You could compare the gameplay with Diablo but more focused on action and focused on co-op, you can play with up to 4 players. That's the wayYou could compare the gameplay with Diablo but more focused on action and focused on co-op, you can play with up to 4 players. That's the way to go really, alone this will be a bore. I liked playing with all the superheroes a lot, seeing all there different abilities and such. Good game if you like Marvel. Expand
  6. ZachDeWitz
    Jan 30, 2009
    7
    I first played this on PS2, and I liked it a lot. It had a cool storyline, and the graphics were good. When I got my PS3, I saw this for superI first played this on PS2, and I liked it a lot. It had a cool storyline, and the graphics were good. When I got my PS3, I saw this for super cheap figured, "Why not?" Not only are the graphics better, the gameplay is much better. I don't know if I would have paid full price, but for the $20 I spent, it was definitely worth the money. Expand
  7. Javier
    Mar 15, 2007
    0
    This game blows! The cameras are really confusing and the playability is very poor.

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