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  • Summary: After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a VS.After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a VS. fighting game for the first time by Capcom’s MT Framework. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Feb 19, 2011
    100
    MvC3 is the same crazy, over-the-top fighting game that fans loved back in 2000, just with a fresh control scheme and a new coat of 3D, hi-res paint. Fighting game fans will fall in love with the "easy to play, hard to master" format.
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    90
    Pretty much exactly how I expected it - epileptic, frantic fun. Sure, it has a few balancing issues (Sentinel) and it might be a little too frantic at times, but at its core it's a great fighter for those who don't have the patience to learn SSFIV's endless move lists.
  3. Mar 27, 2011
    90
    For those having a hard time comprehending today's fighters, MvC3 is there for you. Meanwhile, veterans can definitely say that this title hits the spot.
  4. Feb 14, 2011
    85
    The balance and depth in the game is astonishing, and even the odd characters have their distinct charms...What's really a shame here is that the developer didn't manage to find a way to supplement the core experience with extras that would extend the life of the game by adding some variety to the package.
  5. Feb 27, 2011
    85
    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is definitely not just another fighting game. It's one of the most advanced games you can get so just go ahead and buy it.
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    An explosion of colours and cool combos and at the same time a great depth, smooth controls and even a great fighting game for beginners.
  7. 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.

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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! Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2011
    10
    I am giving this game a 10 but I do this not because it's perfect but because the Pros greatly outweighs the Cons. This game is fantastic, theI am giving this game a 10 but I do this not because it's perfect but because the Pros greatly outweighs the Cons. This game is fantastic, the combos, effects and the sheer craziness we love this series for is here. My only problem with it is that they could have added a couple more modes to the game. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    9
    Gorgeous graphics, intense combat and great gameplay make this an instant classic. MvsC3 is perfect to gather a bunch of friends and haveGorgeous graphics, intense combat and great gameplay make this an instant classic. MvsC3 is perfect to gather a bunch of friends and have countless hours of pure fun. I myself don't like fighting games very much, but this one is different. I have tons of fun with it even alone. My only complaint goes to the roaster of fighters; I think it is rather too small. I wished there were more variety of characters and I really don't understand some of the developer's choices. I wish I could add Cyclops, Rogue, Bishop, Nightcrawler, Megaman...That being said, MvcC3 is a game to be remembered. Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2011
    8
    If I was forced to review MvC3 a week after its release, I would have given it a 10. Now that 6 weeks have passed, the new-game-high hasIf I was forced to review MvC3 a week after its release, I would have given it a 10. Now that 6 weeks have passed, the new-game-high has passed and players are starting to stick to their teams. The game is ridiculously unbalanced. Almost everybody online has a combination of these characters as their team: Sentinel, Wesker, Phoenix, Dante, akuma. All of these people play with the exact same extremely effective strategy: spam sentinel/dante's assist while rampantly teleporting with wesker. Its extremely frustrating to play online because of this. Unlike street fighter 4, where winning matches requires smart and skillful play, winning in mvc3 requires picking the strongest characters and spamming the hell out of assist/hyper combo chains. Don't expect thoughtful matches with clever mindgames.

    Other problems with the game include the ridiculous power of X-Factor, where akuma/dark phoenix's hyper combos will kill you with chip damage alone, and the fact that the default 99 seconds is often too short to finish the match fair and square.

    Overall the game is still incredible fun granted you find someone to play who doesnt use sentinel.
    SSF4 is a better game.
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  5. Apr 22, 2016
    8
    This fighting game is very good not only for fans of marvel and capcom but for people who enjoy beating your opponent over and over again theThis fighting game is very good not only for fans of marvel and capcom but for people who enjoy beating your opponent over and over again the problem that tell of this title is that it is not technically a person pushing buttons any way you can win if you're not careful. Expand
  6. May 5, 2011
    8
    I was very much hyped for this game. I enjoyed MVC2 ungodly and the idea of 3 with updated graphics was awesome. Then as time grew on, II was very much hyped for this game. I enjoyed MVC2 ungodly and the idea of 3 with updated graphics was awesome. Then as time grew on, I discovered the cast of characters wasn't great. Then the DLC, which initially thought to be more, was only 2 characters, albeit important characters. So going in I was still hyped. The game played fast and I enjoyed it at first, then you play online and it just gets way too fast. Out of a dozen matches, I won zero. So I gave that up. Unlocking characters and getting trophies is where the addiction is in this game, especially the trophies. Is good to play friends in this game. It is playable for everyone, but there is an advanced degree of difficulty is actually trying to be good. I'm not a fan of fighting games where juggling occurs. But the game has wolverine and deadpool. There also is clearly a lack of balance in this game in the overall spectrum. But if you can match up the right people, you can have some good fights. The biggest perk I like is the voice acting honestly. The little things people say against their rivals or as a team is really awesome. They have released some costumes, but honestly Capcom hasn't done enough to support this game, especially when you see what WB did with MK. I still think it initially falls below SSF4 had is on the podium of best fighting games this generation. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2013
    1
    No, NOOOOOOOOOO I hate this game and you should to. This game is so horrible that I am going to sell it. If your a noob at fighters (I'llNo, NOOOOOOOOOO I hate this game and you should to. This game is so horrible that I am going to sell it. If your a noob at fighters (I'll admit I am one) does not help at all. I just hope TO GOD that Injustice is a good, because if it turns out like this hunk of crap did, then I will SCREAM like a 15 year old girl reacting over 1D Expand

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