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  • Summary: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects pits fierce Marvel superheroes against each other in a 3D fighting game. You can assume control of heroes such as the Punisher, Spider-Man, and Captain America, and duel with them in interactive and destructible environments. A new team of superheroes called the Imperfects joins the mayhem. You can play in single-player story mode to unlock hundreds of collectible awards, or you can play against other gamers in offline or online play.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. A lifetime's work of demolition awaits you since nearly everything is destructible in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Camera and detection are sometimes issues, but this was kind of expected due to the gameplay style.
  2. It's not the most original brawler out there, but the tasty graphics and cinematic comic-book style action help make up for some of the games imperfections.
  3. A rather straightforward 3D brawler, with enemies materializing in a green haze and fairly begging to be dispatched with prejudice. [Oct 2005, p.55]
  4. A mixed bag of imperfection and rather jagged diamonds that should seriously be weighed up before purchasing.
  5. Faceless-cyborg-smashing melee battles are repetitive, uninspired, and glitchy. And with each story line presented in a series of minimissions averaging 3 to 4 minutes apiece, you spend a lot of your time switching characters and saving and loading instead of just playing the darn game.
  6. A weak in the knees one button beat-em-up that has absolutely no teeth. The fighting engine is so watered down that only geeking Marvel fanboys will elicit any enjoyment out of spending any time with it.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 21, 2005
    This is a sure fire best seller. If you like superheroes, you will be blown away. Gameplay is great, the art is amazing, its a definate party thrashing game. hoot hoot. Expand
  2. ElisabethJ.
    Sep 25, 2005
    I love this game. This is the first fighting game I have ever had fun playing. It's great.
  3. HarveyT.
    Sep 20, 2005
    Pretty good fighting game, like the 3D and destruction! Needs a bit more depth in the various attacks, and the animation is a little jerky in some of the playbacks. However it should keep the young Marvel fans entertained. For the more serious hard core fighters out there... well... worth checking out still, but you may be a little disappointed until you discover there are some combos and fatalities if you know how to do them. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2012
    Much 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. Collapse
  5. RageAHolic
    Oct 9, 2005
    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. Expand
  6. Wongit
    Oct 5, 2005
    While it definelty has its problems, its still somewhat a fun game. there is l ike no depth.
  7. S.Wave
    Sep 27, 2005
    Pros: The box looks cool Cons: Marvel's game disc was in side of it.