Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Xbox

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
Buy On
  1. 45
    Under-use of the Marvel license, focus on style over substance and a rushed developer have ensured that Marvel Nemesis will be the turkey of the EA holiday lineup.
  2. games(TM)
    20
    An odd visual style tops off a very poor title in a suitably poor manner, jumping between looking halfway decent and just plain nasty. An unbalanced and sorely broken mess. [Dec 2005, p.106]
  3. 40
    The story mode is boring and full of repetition, the controls are overly simplistic.
  4. The graphics seem mostly unimpressive despite some quirks, and the gameplay never really meshes. Only some online options and multiplayer goodies keep this from being completely imperfect.
  5. The area where the gameplay lacks is the variety on moves, combos, and just providing ways to keep gamers interested after the smoke and mirrors of the visuals wear off.
  6. Inarguably, it's a sucky game. Once you've taken Marvel Nemesis through its paces, you'll pierce its glinty armor with your newfound eye beams of license abuse and try to toss it into the local penitentiary for the rest of its unnatural born life.

Awards & Rankings

#81 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 11, 2012
    8
    Much like the title suggests, Marvel Nemesis is indeed imperfect, but what it lacks in technical finesse it makes up for in loads ofMuch like the title suggests, Marvel Nemesis is indeed imperfect, but what it lacks in technical finesse it makes up for in loads of old-school, power stone-esque, beat-em-up fun. A severely underrated game that has grown nicely with age. Full Review »
  2. RageAHolic
    Oct 9, 2005
    7
    Characters are fun to play but story mode levels are ridiculous and obviously tacked-on. This game should have been left a straight up Characters are fun to play but story mode levels are ridiculous and obviously tacked-on. This game should have been left a straight up fighter. For the inevitable sequel, I hope they concentrate more on versus mode and eliminate story mode entirely. Full Review »
  3. Wongit
    Oct 5, 2005
    6
    While it definelty has its problems, its still somewhat a fun game. there is l ike no depth.