Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    72
    Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is an awesome game for all the young Marvel-fans out there, with nearly perfect Kinect controls and voice commands.
  2. 70
    Though the game mostly works as advertised, occasional missed moves and finicky menus disappoint. So do the bare-bones campaign and limited array of fighting venues. But with bonus challenge stages, split-screen and online multiplayer, and local co-op beatdowns, this lively Kinect romp packs unexpected (but appreciated) staying power.
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    40
    One of the least worst Kinect games this year, which although it suffers from all the usual control issues is at least mindless fun while it lasts.
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is a "Kinect addicted" game. The good use of the vocal commands is pretty interesting and could be really hilarious with few friends gathered into the same room. Pity for the short length and the too-easy difficulty level.
  5. Nov 27, 2012
    80
    Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth may be one of the most surprising Kinect titles of the year.
  6. 70
    While a property as strong as The Avengers warrants more than a Kinect game, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth rises above the movie-tie in it would have likely received instead. A great opportunity for fans to step into the shoes of their favorite heroes, it's a fun fighting title that makes great use of the Kinect with multiple characters, modes and an impressive amount of polish. Unfortunately, it's not a deep game and the limited combat options will disappoint hardcore fighting fans and hurt replay value with casual ones.
  7. Nov 20, 2012
    55
    Motion recognition works well, which cannot be said for the voice recognition. And even though you'll find more than enough challenges, some design decisions slow the super heroes down, most notably the restricted mode selection.
  8. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    A good and very solid Kinect beat-em-up for Kinect, combining an effective combat system to Marvel heroes' charm. One of the very best Kinect games of the holidays.
  9. Oct 30, 2012
    70
    As usual, the gimmicks quickly become evident and tiresome, especially for folks familiar with the comic arc this game's story is based off of. However, there is some surprising polish here and you might have more fun with it than you'd expect as it is one of the few Kinect games where the controls actually work.
  10. 60
    While the game's simplistic combat, overall look and satisfying power moves will certainly appeal to younger fans of the Marvel Universe and may even warrant a purchase for them, those who are not Marvel Fans may just want to pass this Kinect title by.
  11. Avengers: Battle for Earth will tire you out, but it just can't quite trick us into believing the Black Widow could really kick Thor's butt, which is too bad because that smarmy Goldilocks usually has it coming.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    10
    Favorite kinect game up to now, the kids (8 years old & up) can enjoy the game, and so can I. Simple gameplay mechanics works well with kinect (good detection IMHO) yet you can get more in depth if you learn the combat mechanics and different types of attacks and ways to counter. Only negative point is that you have to work a lot to unlock all characters, but this is a gaming generalized problem, not specific to this game.

    Co-op works also very well, as does versus. Fun to see the kids battle against each other or work in a team against the bad guys!!

    Good job Ubisoft Quebec!
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  2. Jan 26, 2013
    10
    This is no doubt my favorite kinect game. It is addictive and fast paced, with all my favorite marvel heroes in one game. With action that will make the creators of Batman: Arkham City cry, this is no doubt a must own for anyone with a kinect. Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    I'm giving this game An 8 for what it's meant to be. It is not meant to be a world beating game, or an accurate installments in the marek avengers tale, but a fun kinect game to put you in the shoes of the marvel superheroes and just have fun. The controls work really well, interesting gimmicks such as use of the kinect microphone to make super moves. There are enough characters, content does become repetitive but it will last long enough to unlock all the characters, play through the trials and picking up the fairly simple achievements. For a kinect game, it's comparatively very good. Full Review »