Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
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  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. The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage.
  3. Despite its few flaws, MUA is a blast to play. If you’ve ever enjoyed an X-men Legends game, MUA is a step above and beyond that.
  4. Play Magazine
    Powers, outfits, gear...everything super about each combatant can be modded, and hot-swapping powers puts the gamut of their abilities at your fingertips. [Dec. 2006, p.82]
  5. Gameplay hasn’t really evolved that much from the super-hero games we were playing last year, but the presentation sure has.
  6. 87
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is the result of two games' worth of experience on Raven Software's part, and it shows.
  7. A good game with a great longevity factor.
  8. A chaotic ride through the Marvel world. Exciting, fun and even moreso when you play with friends.
  9. 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.
  10. Ultimate Alliance may be schlocky and unrefined, but the endless Dream Team combinations of Marvel super and not-so-super heroes prove irresistible.
  11. Raven improves upon the great work it did with the X-Men Legends games, creating a lengthy adventure that touches upon nearly every last corner of the Marvel Universe.
  12. Unlike Untold Legends, the other PS3 launch RPG that is exclusive to the system, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is the more fun role-playing experience, especially if you crave fierce action games and comic books.
  13. A very fun game that has a lot of polish and a lot of sequel potential.
  14. Marvel Ultimate Alliance is certainly worth picking up. With an adequate campaign and more playable comic book characters than you can shake a stick at, plus bonus side missions for all of them, you’re definitely getting more than what you paid for.
  15. It's a well-made game that you can try again and again with numerous heroes and their plethora of powers. If you're a comic-book fan, this is probably the most satisfying videogame ever made for you.
  16. Next-gen visuals for the PS3 version can't help that the basic gameplay is the very same sort of mindless button masher that was present in the original PlayStation 2 version. Is it still fun? Yeah, of course, provided you're a comic fan, but 20 hours or so later, it's entirely possible that you won't really want to do this again -- no matter how many characters or in-jokes are added.
  17. 80
    If you dig either dungeon crawlers or Marvel comic icons, you'll probably enjoy what Ultimate Alliance has to offer.
  18. 80
    It's a great step up from the X-men games and worth your time.
  19. Impressive visual effects make it most desirable on PlayStation 3, but the engaging superhero customization and lengthy campaign are worth playing in general.
  20. PSM Magazine
    Overall, Ultimate Alliance is entertaining no matter which version you decide to play. [Jan. 2007, p.80]
  21. 80
    A good Action RPG that could use some more polish.
  22. 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.
  23. 79
    As far as pick up and play RPGs go, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a keeper. It's not devoid of technical or design flaws, but its combat system, customization options, interesting storyline, and multiplayer features make it a good choice for comic fans or role-playing newbies.
  24. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Great fun - and pretty much essential if you're a Marvel fan - but never truly 'super.' [Feb 2007, p.72]
  25. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    If you don't care who Black Bolt, or the Super Skrull(or, well, and of the characters named herin)are, then the game is merely a very solid beat-em-up, but man, if you're a Marvel zombie like I am, this is the closest we can get to enacting a digital version of the Secret Wars. [Jan. 2007, p.74]
  26. 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.
  27. 75
    Even with these subtle improvements the game is still the same package you have been able to play on all the other consoles for a while now.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. DanielF.
    Nov 9, 2007
    Anybody who likes this game needs a slap. This is such a poor beat em up RPG Don't waste your money on anohter very very poor next gen Anybody who likes this game needs a slap. This is such a poor beat em up RPG Don't waste your money on anohter very very poor next gen game that bores you to death. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2016
    Everything that I have said in my review for the Wii version in regards to the core game play and story line but there are some improvements.Everything that I have said in my review for the Wii version in regards to the core game play and story line but there are some improvements. For instance the texture quality is higher and the controls are more responsive than they were with the Wii version. There are even more characters to use via DLC with Venom being the best new character to use. If you can choose between the versions I would recommend this one over the Wii version. Full Review »
  3. May 12, 2015
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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............................ Full Review »