Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
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  1. Edge Magazine
    Feb 26, 2011
    70
    There's a great deal of satisfaction in finding the right combination of fighters and feeling the curve of a battle until you hit the tagging sweet spot. [Mar 2011, p.88]
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    70
    MvC3 tends to emphasize flash over substance... and that's totally cool, for some folks, as MvC3 is going to divide the fighting game audience, including series faithful. Some will like that it's more accessible (if a bit stripped down), while others will decry the dumbing-down of their favorite series and its lack of arcade sauce.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 6, 2011
    70
    Whacking frantic battle frenzy in which you can build yourself against the computer and comic book heroes. Fun guaranteed only in multiplayer mode! [Mar 2011]
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 22, 2011
    70
    Satisfying in parts in a way that only kicking a supernatural wolf can be, but it doesn't quite recreate the satisfying ebb and flow of other beat-'em-ups. [Spring 2011, p.106]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Feb 25, 2011
    10
    This is a great game. The graphics are good sound us cool too (and includes remixes of 'wanna take you for a ride from mvc2). The charactersThis is a great game. The graphics are good sound us cool too (and includes remixes of 'wanna take you for a ride from mvc2). The characters are great and I think it was a good idea of using more unknown characters instead of bog standard marvel and capcom ones (e.g has zero instead of megaman). My only problem is that dlc characters have already been announced 2 months before the games release meaning they could have easily been fitted into the game ( and the game already has 20 less characters then mvc2). But that's just capcom being greedy and shouldn't put people of buying the game. Overall a excellent game! Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    9
    Attention all: Disregard weege's review, unless you never play fighting games, as he clearly has no idea what he's talking about. If you optAttention all: Disregard weege's review, unless you never play fighting games, as he clearly has no idea what he's talking about. If you opt to use the one button simple control scheme, you will get slaughtered by anyone who is even decent at the game--I repeat SLAUGHTERED. The one button control scheme is aimed at folks who just want to mash around with friends and who do not get into fighting games that much. Anyone who plays fighting games moderately, and especially high-level players would annihilate anyone using this watered down control scheme.

    Anyway, the game has great visuals, great roster (in my opinion), and the additions and tweaks to the fighting engine make for an quickly engaging, yet deep fighting experience. Sure, it can get crazy, and button mashers may frustrate you the first couple of matches, but just a small amount of time in practice mode will give you the upper hand and you can dismantle such strategies. This is a great follow up to one of the best 2D fighting games of all time--if you are a fan of the series it is a must buy. If you are a huge fighting game fan, it is a must buy. For casual fighting game fans, I strongly recommend it. Anyone else may want to rent/gamefly or play at your local game store before making the purchase.
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  3. Feb 23, 2011
    10
    MvsC3 is a very bright and brash, slick, fast and even simplified to a degree its appeal is more online than the single player offline mode.MvsC3 is a very bright and brash, slick, fast and even simplified to a degree its appeal is more online than the single player offline mode. That's not to say you should not bother with the single player though Capcom have worked hard to made the AI more challenging on the hardest difficulty, usually on the hardest he game is still relatively easy and un challenging but not this time round, bravo Capcom a more challenging experience awaits. The single player also has missions for all the characters much like the ones found in the SSF4 series, enough to keep you busy for a couple of hours with some devious timings required for some of the tougher missions. Online is an interesting affair once you understand how to start a game the gameplay online works well but be warned if the opponent or yourself has a poor connection the lag is terrible, when characters are at a distance all seems well but get in close and the lag kicks in making it practically unplayable which leaves Capcom something to work on. Cacpom has worked hard to try to bring more people to the series with simplified controls and moves with one button commands allowing even the most ham fisted player a chance to look good,, overall Capcom has made a great game here and the only real competition it will have is its previous outing MvsC2 this is definitely a worthy purchase for any 2D beat em-up fan. Full Review »