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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

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  1. CrashX
    Sep 21, 2009
    10
    kind of a marvel buff, and ive been playing these games since X-men Legends 1. this game is quality. the whole system(though you need to get use to it b/c its refined from the last one) is tight and streamlined. they handled the Civil War story very well. not 100% accurate but the liberties they take are more than acceptable. now im not usually a basher, but Krit U's review is simply kind of a marvel buff, and ive been playing these games since X-men Legends 1. this game is quality. the whole system(though you need to get use to it b/c its refined from the last one) is tight and streamlined. they handled the Civil War story very well. not 100% accurate but the liberties they take are more than acceptable. now im not usually a basher, but Krit U's review is simply useless. dont listen to it. sorry bro but the things you complain about are simply untrue. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2012
    7
    If your a marvel fan & and RPG fan this is a game for you, the character dialogue and 1 liners will have you nostalgic with the older comics, The combat is a lot of fun but a little repetitive at times..
    A great game to play if you've got more then 2 people with you as it doesn't divide the screen, but it may cause some camera issues..
    The variety of characters to play as will give you
    If your a marvel fan & and RPG fan this is a game for you, the character dialogue and 1 liners will have you nostalgic with the older comics, The combat is a lot of fun but a little repetitive at times..
    A great game to play if you've got more then 2 people with you as it doesn't divide the screen, but it may cause some camera issues..

    The variety of characters to play as will give you plenty to do, and the collectibles give this game somewhat of a replay value..

    Definitely worth picking up if you see it for $30>(AUS)..
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  3. May 31, 2013
    8
    This was a really good game and this is coming from a Marvel fan. I love playing as Spider-Man, Gambit, Ms. Marvel and Deadpool. You can play as the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four. I just wish there were more characters to play as such as Loki and Doctor Octopus.
  4. Aug 7, 2016
    7
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
    Better and Worst at the same time
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is of course the sequel to the original that this time tells the story of the hero civil war. Youll get to a point early in the story where the government wants super humans to be registered and captain America is against this while iron man is for this.. This creates a rift within the superhero
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
    Better and Worst at the same time
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is of course the sequel to the original that this time tells the story of the hero civil war.
    Youll get to a point early in the story where the government wants super humans to be registered and captain America is against this while iron man is for this..
    This creates a rift within the superhero world and you have to make a choice, the choice you make will lock off certain heroes that choose the opposite side and throughout the stories journey youll take on other heroes and villains that have joined the opposing side…
    I did find this story much more interesting and compelling than a simple bad guy trying to take over the world story we got in the original… but it ultimately felt kind of just there as did the rest of the game…
    The graphics and combat are miles better than they were in the original.. this time the game feels more like a hack and slash co op game than a dungeon crawler…
    Leveling up and collecting xp feels worthwhile this time as youll definitely notice a difference when you spend skill points and xp on moves and bonuses that every character earns simultaneously to allow swaps of the 30 possible different characters without worrying about their level or strength of moves…
    Speaking of swaps you can do them at anytime rather than having to wait for a save point…
    The special moves are also much more impactful to the gameplay this time around as I feel everyone will have their own favorite character based on boosts and attacks they have, so much so that my favorite character from the original fell to the wayside as characters felt more customizable and mine with the skill spending depth…
    Theres also a new fusion system which is triggered by filling a bar from simple or special combat where 2 characters team up to do a super powerful move that can reward you with a health drop if you pull off its challenge which can really come in handy during close boss fights… But the better in this game unfortunately ends there…
    This fusion move for starters has a horrible bug where 2 characters will run at eachother face to face completely wasting such a valuable moment…
    And the stars seem like they fill fast until you find yourself actively trying to fill them… it can be a huge bummer to try and pull off a saving grace when your characters are about to die and its wasted because of a game bug…
    The depth the original had is also missing here…
    There is just no charm, feeling more like a cash grab than a love letter…
    There was so much for the fans in the first game, while here everything feels generic, from unlockables to level design…
    Theres nothing special at all…
    The story progression is just atrocious… and the boss battles lack variety completely where they all.. every last single one of them feels exactly the same…
    In fact theyre really just regular enemies with ranged attacks and larger health bars…
    There are no real wow moments here…
    The original felt like a real standalone game, while ultimate alliance 2 felt like just an above average tie in game…
    That’s not to say this game is bad…
    It’s fun, but nowhere near worth your times as much as the first one was…
    Ultimate alliance 2 is half the length, about 8 hours, but due to the lack of charms feels twice as long
    I Give Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
    a 7/10
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  5. JonSmith
    Oct 10, 2009
    3
    The gameplay is a simple mash of buttons, I couldn't even imagine playing this in co-op. There are so many characters that one feels overwhelmed at times with what to choose, and the graphics are disappointing. This all said is a regret because I was looking forward to this storyline (which was the games only plus) and I barely played have the game.
  6. Mar 24, 2011
    5
    It goes to show you that better graphics and a bigger storyline doesn't necessarily make a better game. The extra-combination powers gets old real quick when you can regenerate them very quickly as in this game. The story itself has too many turns to care about. And the final boss battle was patheticly done. Very dissappointing game considering its predeccesor.
  7. CarloC
    Sep 20, 2009
    7
    I thoroughly enjoyed the game but I felt it was short. The first one took me twice the time. I have not played the other side, but the game seems a bit short for me. I was nice that they put the sixaxis to use when you have to button mash for certain tasks since I have a problem with button mashing due to a condition that the meningitis left. Or else, I would not have gone too far from I thoroughly enjoyed the game but I felt it was short. The first one took me twice the time. I have not played the other side, but the game seems a bit short for me. I was nice that they put the sixaxis to use when you have to button mash for certain tasks since I have a problem with button mashing due to a condition that the meningitis left. Or else, I would not have gone too far from the beginning. Another thing I was somewhat disappointed on was the selection of characters. A few of them seemed so useless like Songbird, and Penance. I liked the roster more on the first one. Fusions were fun. The graphics were good. The audio was somewhat funny when it came to their voice overs. Overall, the game was just OK. I definitely would have wanted a longer campaign. Expand
  8. Steve
    Oct 1, 2009
    7
    Online co-op play is INCREDIBLY laggy, worse than any other PS3 game I've ever played. Even some of the videos stutter on playback when doing co-op online. It's awful.

    I thought a lot of the moves were better in the last version. The combined powers thing isn't as spectacular as I hoped. The game is still fun and very similar to the first one. Despite the lag,
    Online co-op play is INCREDIBLY laggy, worse than any other PS3 game I've ever played. Even some of the videos stutter on playback when doing co-op online. It's awful.

    I thought a lot of the moves were better in the last version. The combined powers thing isn't as spectacular as I hoped.

    The game is still fun and very similar to the first one. Despite the lag, I'm still enjoying playing co-op with my brother and sister-in-law. The graphics, story, and sound are pretty polished.
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  9. RockmanX
    Sep 18, 2009
    8
    I been playing this game for a while now and I have to say that the game is very good. It is no Batman Arkham Asylum, but there is a lot of elements that makes this game good. Why I could not rate this game a 10 is because of the game play mechanics. After playing a game like Arkham Asylum, I wish there was more collision in the fighting. I could feel the hits in Arkham, vs in this game I been playing this game for a while now and I have to say that the game is very good. It is no Batman Arkham Asylum, but there is a lot of elements that makes this game good. Why I could not rate this game a 10 is because of the game play mechanics. After playing a game like Arkham Asylum, I wish there was more collision in the fighting. I could feel the hits in Arkham, vs in this game you could punch a character and there isn't much reaction. The replay value is very high however which adds to the game. You can probably get close to 30 hours playing everything in this game, and you have to beat the game once to unlock the hardest level. It does seem a bit glitchy as you can easily get caught between items in the levels and I wish that the action moved faster than it does. The fusions are nice, but a lot of it is reused, nevertheless it is enjoyable to use. It is definitely worth playing and even buying. Expand
  10. AndrewP
    Sep 16, 2009
    8
    I think that this game is great. It improves on most of what I found annoying in the first game. I have yet to get bored with it. The cut-scenes are slick and the story is really great (compared to the first game). All of the characters are fun to play, but I'm addicted to Juggernaut and Deadpool :-D. I would recommend this game to anyone that even remotely enjoyed the first one. If I think that this game is great. It improves on most of what I found annoying in the first game. I have yet to get bored with it. The cut-scenes are slick and the story is really great (compared to the first game). All of the characters are fun to play, but I'm addicted to Juggernaut and Deadpool :-D. I would recommend this game to anyone that even remotely enjoyed the first one. If anyone is trying to judge this game harshly, yes, it has a few flaws (random video skipping/a bugged mission that finally fixed itself, etc), but it is just soooo much fun!!! I don't know if I'll ever be tired of it. That is, until the third one comes out :-) Expand
  11. EzraR
    Sep 15, 2009
    9
    As a huge fan of the first title, this is exactly what I wanted. Same basic game play with a better mix of characters (and hopefully some DLC for us non-Xbox folk... That really cheesed me off before). The Civil War storyline gives an excellent opportunity to play with heroes and villains against other heroes and villains. (Can't wait to team up Spidey and Venom!) I'm only As a huge fan of the first title, this is exactly what I wanted. Same basic game play with a better mix of characters (and hopefully some DLC for us non-Xbox folk... That really cheesed me off before). The Civil War storyline gives an excellent opportunity to play with heroes and villains against other heroes and villains. (Can't wait to team up Spidey and Venom!) I'm only through the first stage so far and I am so stoked. The Fusions are cool and the action is a notch above the first game. I'd like more variations on the powers (including Fusions) as they are heavily recycled among characters with different graphics but I also accept the more accessible gameplay this allows since I'm mostly playing with my six-year-old this time around. If you liked MUA, you LOVE MUA2. If you didn't care before, not enough has changed to make you care now. Expand
  12. KritU
    Sep 16, 2009
    0
    I love the series and hoping I would love this one. while playing I don't even know where the character I'm controlling is, my enemies are, nor my allies are. The whole thing look confusing. I was gonna give it a chance for at least a few hours before judging it. But after 30 minutes I asked myself, why would I wast my time on this piece of crap? So I stopped.
  13. maxg
    Sep 16, 2009
    9
    This game is much better than the reviews it is getting. I played the firs one a ton (and am totally sick of it now) and I have to say that the improvements to this game are many. The story, action, characters, menus, are all very well done. The fusions also add a nice layer to the game. The graphics are much better than the first and the game play feels tighter and more fun than the This game is much better than the reviews it is getting. I played the firs one a ton (and am totally sick of it now) and I have to say that the improvements to this game are many. The story, action, characters, menus, are all very well done. The fusions also add a nice layer to the game. The graphics are much better than the first and the game play feels tighter and more fun than the first. The story is a million times better than the first and the new camera makes co-op a lot better to look at (now you see your character in detail instead of just the top of everyone's head. Do not sleep on this title - a must buy! Expand
  14. Jul 1, 2011
    7
    Pros: decent graphics, good roster of characters, level design is fine, organised. Cons: weak cutscenes, you have to pay for dlc, not enough levels. Other: the choice of 'powers' are hit and miss. OVERALL: a decent game but the type of gameplay isn't particularly fun
  15. Dec 18, 2013
    7
    It's the same game as the first one essentially. If you liked it and you want more, then this is the way to go. Just don't expect any improvements, there are none, it plays exactly the same.
  16. Sep 9, 2012
    10
    Games like these never get old, especially when you watched Avengers on big screen. Playing this game would make it a worthwhile living as Marvel's best superheroes. Unlocking HULK & Thor would make it not just better but crazy good. I wish they had installed audio plugin for HULK 'Puny God'. Deadpool is the winner of this game, not only his game play & cool moves, Witty one liners are aGames like these never get old, especially when you watched Avengers on big screen. Playing this game would make it a worthwhile living as Marvel's best superheroes. Unlocking HULK & Thor would make it not just better but crazy good. I wish they had installed audio plugin for HULK 'Puny God'. Deadpool is the winner of this game, not only his game play & cool moves, Witty one liners are a relief to otherwise engaging game play. Bring down friends (multiplayer offline 1-4) over a weekend & you'll have an ultimate alliance. Expand
  17. Oct 30, 2012
    5
    I have played around the 2/3 of the game and did not finished it. The game is way too repetitive. Maybe if i had played in off-line coop, i would have appreciate it more.
  18. Apr 29, 2013
    4
    Really didn't enjoy this game. It was boring, game play that was fairly bland and predictable. Fun from the perspective of 'getting to play as my favorite heroes' but not in an engaging way that made you FEEL like a super hero. It just reminded me how frustrating playing these types of 'switch between em' games with a console is.
  19. 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
  20. Jul 11, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have to admit this game is not as good as the first, but it's still awesome... I gave 9 out of 10, because this game seemed smaller than the first, had a less interesting story and had less heroes. If you liked the first one, you will like this one. If you love Marvel and the Civil War storyline from the comics, you will play this game over and over again. Expand
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Most of the time when I see a developer change between products, it spells inevitable doom or a watered down shadow of the previous title. In this case, I think Vicarious Visions has taken what Raven started and managed to not only match it but improve upon it.
  2. 67
    But ultimately, even though a lot of things about MUA2 aggravate me, the moment-to-moment gameplay of superheroes beating the crap out of robots/mutants/soldiers with fists, mystical hammers, repulsor rays, giant tongues, and what-have-you feels solid and enjoyable.
  3. A solid follow-up to the 2006 release, with great new characters and fusion powers. The game looks very nice and plays well.