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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.
  7. 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 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  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. DaveA.
    Jan 25, 2007
    8
    Fun game to play, sixaxis controller is used quite often and visuals are stunning. Solid game.
  5. brandona
    Sep 5, 2009
    8
    Though the game can get a little hectic at times, the game is very entertaining and fun to play with friends and is incredibly long. Also,Though the game can get a little hectic at times, the game is very entertaining and fun to play with friends and is incredibly long. Also, the game has a good story line with nice looking cutscenes. Btw daniel f., just because people are entitled to their own opinions doesn't mean they deserve to get slapped...Idiot Expand
  6. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ 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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