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  • Summary: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 adds 12 new characters to the roster as well as adding a Spectator mode for fans to watch players fight.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    100
    Like it or not, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the penultimate version of the game available. The gameplay has been refined, the roster is bigger and even more diverse than before, and everything else has been tightened and streamlined for online play. If you are a fan of the series, this is the version that you must own.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    87
    Capcom might be pushing their luck by releasing a Ultimate edition of a game that was already released early in the same year. However, it is this confidence that helps ease us into this timely update.
  3. Nov 25, 2011
    85
    This is an incremental update with a lot of fresh paint.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    That's the story of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: This is actually the game that the original should've been. If you've not played MVC3 or traded it in and want another fix, this is absolutely the best route to go. If you bought the original, how much do you love MVC? If you want more, go get it – the newcomers are great fun.
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    With this extended cast of highly viable characters, the only thing holding you back from picking a group of characters you enjoy is your imagination. While this hastily released upgrade definitely has some room for improvement, there is absolutely enough new content to warrant the purchase.
  6. Nov 30, 2011
    75
    If you skipped MvC3 back in February (perhaps because you weren't in a rush and knew this version would come), then for $40, you're getting a very solid fighter with a huge cast and lots of attention to detail.
  7. Nov 30, 2011
    60
    Although it's a good fighting game the learning curve is steep and there are not enough news in Ultimate to make it worth your money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a great game for the Xbox 360. It's also the only fighting game I've ever played where it's really easy to pull off huge combos, I can pull off combos of around 40-100 hits, which is hugely fun and impressive. The achievements on this game are challenging and fun to recieve, and the game features Marvel and Capcom favourites such as Zero, Spiderman, Rocket raccoon and many many more. Overall this game is very fun and has cartoony, crisp visuals. Buy this game if you want to be impressed by it's epicness! Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    This game is for two audiences- those who for whatever reason didn't pick up MvC3 and the hardcore fighters who are buying this in addition to MvC3. I find myself in the latter category- I had both MvC3 and UMvC3 on preorder. This game does add a good roster to the MvC3 group. They are advertising that the game is more balanced, and it definitely feels that way. Overall, this game is very fun. If you don't own MvC4, this is a steal at $40. If you do, then I'd probably only recommend this game if you are really a hardcore player- there is a lot of new stuff, but it may not be worth $40 more dollars for someone who already has MvC3. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    This game is pretty good if you always wanted to buy Marvel Vs Capcom 3 but you didn't. It's almost the same game with fews minors changes ( like spec mode online , new menus, etc) + 12 news charaters and a few more map.In the other hand, if you already bought MVC3 at full price, you might not want to get this again at this price, unless you really wanna play those 12 news charaters.It's like a MW3 in fact , the same game but with some upgrades expect they will tell you it is and won't try to sell it to you like it's a brand new game.It's up to you to decide, but if you like MVC3 you will surely love this one. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    5
    Isn't this why we have DLC? Seriously I paid $60 on day one for MVC3 and now a year later I am expected to drop another $40 for some minor tweaks to the game mode and 12 new fighters. Why couldn't I just download an update for $15-$20 to my HD? I can't knock the game too much it is great game game, a bit of a button masher's paradise not a technical fighter at all, but great visuals and cool characters, alot of fast action fun if you have friends to play with locally, never did like playing fighting games online always more fun to trash talk in person :) But I give it 5 out of 10 because this is the game that should have come out last year. Expand
  5. May 11, 2013
    3
    This game is They're giving you 12 new characters, 8 new levels, spectator mode and balancing. All of these features could have been released as DLC content! But no, instead of going for this option Capcom decided to go all out scumbag mode forcing us to pay $40-$50 for a completely unnecessary game. The first MvC3 was bare minimum. This second release is even more so. Why couldn't they have followed Super Street Fighter 4 and given us a reason for buying the new expansion?! you Capcom. you to hell. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2012
    2
    A travesty for MVC fans. MVC3 was great, but that's what UMVC3 is. A better version of MVC3. Almost nothing new that couldn't have been DLC. Plus the balancing flaws of the first game that gave it a smudge are not only back, but even WORSE than before. Should've bought Mortal kombat instead, at least their upfront about their DLC, Don't get overly greedy, and fix the balancing flaws rather than ignoring them Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    0
    Capcom should stop making video games, this is awful. It looks and feels like it belongs in a 1990s arcade and just wants to eat all of your quarters with BS attacks by the computer. $60 for this is a joke, wait for it to hit the $9.99 bin at Walmart if you must have it. Expand

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