X-Men Legends Xbox

Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 63 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 63
  2. Negative: 1 out of 63
Buy On
  1. Legends has features coming out of its ears - in keeping with the general mutant theme - but you'll need to be a RPG/mutant/comic fan to truly care. That's no bad thing, but this is pretty niche, if sometimes highly enjoyable and surprisingly complex stuff, with some niggling glitches.
  2. The game does have quite an 'old-school' feel to it that some may not like, but it's a definite foundation for the franchise to develop over time.
  3. Play solo, as we reckon most people will most of the time, and you will find your three AI buddies, while eager, do have a habit of getting killed more quickly than when you're controlling them. It's not a game wrecker but that sliver of mistrust in your buddies' abilities can intrude on your fun in the heat of battle. [Xbox World]
  4. It's also cool that Legends' features over 20 hours of gameplay, but its length is also one of its weaknesses, because over time it just gets boring beating up enemies.
  5. Play Magazine
    67
    There's no denying that the level of interaction in here is humbling. [Nov 2004, p.54]
  6. games(TM)
    60
    It's far from perfect, but Marvel fans have been served well, and those who like their Gauntlet served with extra statistics will have a game they can place just behind the last Dark Alliance. [Dec 2004, p.109]
  7. 60
    The overhead camera feels constrained. We simply want an isometric view to get a better perspective.

Awards & Rankings

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#48 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
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#12 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. JM
    Jul 8, 2005
    9
    A fun game, with cool cel-shaded graphics, 15 characters,gameplay that doesnt get repetitive and lasts a long time its a game thats hard to A fun game, with cool cel-shaded graphics, 15 characters,gameplay that doesnt get repetitive and lasts a long time its a game thats hard to match up to. Besides Jade Empire which is the best RPG out. Full Review »
  2. HankL.
    Oct 22, 2004
    9
    This game is really really good. The story is excellent and the stratagy involved is enough to make the best gamer loading his game. Other This game is really really good. The story is excellent and the stratagy involved is enough to make the best gamer loading his game. Other good action rpg's are Fable and KOTOR. (And whatever you do 'Do not buy a GameCube and Do not get Zelda' that game is meant for the younger less mature minded) Full Review »
  3. MichaelC.
    Oct 19, 2004
    5
    Did I miss something? I seem to be the only person who doesn't like this game. Gameplay is repetitive, missions are linear, and the Did I miss something? I seem to be the only person who doesn't like this game. Gameplay is repetitive, missions are linear, and the graphics and voice acting leave something to be desired as well. Now, make no mistake, I'm not much of an X-Men fan or a comic reader in general, but I pride myself on knowing a good action/RPG. If you happen to be an X-Men fan, you'll probably love this game, as it does cover a lot of the storyline and give you lots of options to choose and develop your characters. However, if you're just looking for a good RPG, go get Fable or KOTOR, or, better yet, buy a Gamecube and get Zelda. Full Review »