Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    After all is said and done Captain America: Super Soldier plays a lot like a watered downed Batman: Arkham Asylum, but with decent Wii controls thrown in.
  2. Jul 21, 2011
    68
    Captain America: Super Soldier comes as a small, pleasant surprise. Not a masterpiece, mind you, but a clear sign that SEGA wants to improve the quality of its superhero tie-in games on the Nintendo console. The graphics are mediocre, with some PSone-like models and low polycount, but the overall experience is fun and enjoyable.
  3. Sep 30, 2011
    67
    Captain America: Super Soldier on the Wii isn't as bad as some people claim. While the combat is somewhat repetitive, the upgrades actually help you and the ability to counter attack is useful when surrounded. The graphics aren't anything special, but the gameplay somewhat makes up for it. This is probably one to rent first, but for $40, it's not that bad.
  4. Aug 7, 2011
    65
    Despite the flaws, Captain America: Super Soldier is actually a decent game.
  5. Aug 20, 2011
    60
    Captain America: Super Soldier is a fairly decent game with very few flaws, though there's nothing spectacular about it and the environments are pretty much the same throughout.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    60
    Captain America: Super Soldier is an enjoyable game, but a limited length and several shortcomings sting where it might have shone.
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    Super Soldier presents a bland-looking world with a bevy of mechanical problems, but beating down foreign aggressors still delivers patriotic fun.
  8. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    High Voltage should be commended for intelligently lifting play elements from Arkham Asylum and successfully merging them with a novel shield-throwing mechanic to provide a similar but still entertaining gameplay experience. Truly awful presentation severely hampers the product overall though, creating a title that is enjoyable in the hands but abhorrent to the eyes.
  9. Captain America is similar to the recent Wii Transformers game - it looks like someone was sick on a battlefield and it's too short.
  10. Aug 5, 2011
    58
    This cut-and-dry fighting will get a bit tedious and boring for some, especially since Captain's moveset barely changes throughout the game, but it's easy to forget how more casual game players will appreciate the simplicity.
  11. Aug 2, 2011
    55
    The real shame of it all is that Captain America: Super Soldier does many things right. [Aug 2011, p.88]
  12. Jul 19, 2011
    55
    A mediocre game, not nearly befitting the titular hero. The gameplay amounts to spamming the attack button, making for a boring experience. The fact that Focus Mode is completely busted is terribly disappointing.
  13. Sep 6, 2011
    51
    The fighting's better than expected, but it's outdated, unimaginative and you'd want to wait for it to be cheaper. [Sept 2011, p.71]
  14. Sep 13, 2011
    50
    Quite entertaining in the first moments, Captain America fails on the long run, when its undeniable faults come out. The cheap visuals give the fatal blow to a product which should have deserved more care.
  15. Jul 24, 2011
    49
    A Captain America unworthy release! Disappointing!
  16. 45
    Overall, the game's all right. Nothing makes it stand out against Thor or Green Lantern or Transformers or any other of the hundred movie games that came out this year. The game's not bad, it's just not very good.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    0
    This is probably the worst video game I've ever played. It's bad enough that I actually created a metacritic account hoping I might be able to warn people off. The combat system is something like Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I would appreciate if the input lag wasn't so high and they'd tried something more creative than "walk into an arena, fight waves and waves of enemies, platform to the next arena". Flinch animations and "more bad guys are coming" FMVs don't pause combat, so you'll be getting smacked around the entire time they play out. There is no checkpointing between waves of enemies, and very little within boss fights, either - so every time you die (and you will) you generally have to start all over from the hallway outside the arena (there's always a hallway). I spent nearly an hour fighting a midboss (the giant robot one) today.
    It's a Wii game, so I don't suppose I should fault it for looking like it was made in 2002. It does make decent use of the wiimote, mainly for targeting the thrown shield. The camera is controlled (vaguely) by the D-pad and does try very hard to get you killed.
    Bad combat and graphics aside, there's the writing and voice acting. I never saw the movie, but after hearing all the actors reprise their roles here, I'm glad I didn't waste my time. I am a bit puzzled by the writing, actually - this game is rated T and the combat is roughly that advanced, but the writing is clearly aimed towards young children. Which audience was this game aimed at?
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  2. Jul 31, 2011
    7
    While the Wii version of Captain America doesn't quite match up to it's HD brethren, it's still a solid title. While the graphics are very cartoony, it has very good shield mechanics and the puzzles are far better than the HD versions. The platforming is too simple and easy though. Only offering a tiny bit of challenge near the latter parts of the game. The main put off is that it's a single player campaign with no challenge modes or any reason to keep playing once finished.

    If you're a big fan of Cap, or really enjoyed the movie, you may want to consider this one. At the very least, it's worth a weekend rental. As far as Marvel/Sega movie games go, Captain America has proven itself to be the best on both systems.
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