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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    97
    With 12 new fighters and tons of extras along with several tweaks to existing fighters Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 is quite a value for $40!
  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 14, 2011
    85
    If you skipped out on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 earlier this year or simply heard about the Ultimate version and opted to wait it out, you'll find a lot to love in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  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 17, 2011
    80
    The visuals are great – as vibrant and colourful as you'd want from a game featuring comic characters – and overall it's tremendous fun to play. Perhaps not an essential upgrade if you already own Fate of Two Worlds, but nevertheless highly recommended.
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Gloriously insane and surprisingly good value, it doesn't pretend to be the deepest fighter around but in the short term at least this is one of the most entertaining.
  7. Nov 21, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    Another great example of a perfect fighter! Great online, good fighters, perfect combo system, better balancing than the 2nd one, and ofAnother great example of a perfect fighter! Great online, good fighters, perfect combo system, better balancing than the 2nd one, and of course, 3 character to go on your tem for variety! Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    10
    The game is all around fantastic. It' has a great fighting system, strong presentation values, some nice extra modes, and a terrific onlineThe game is all around fantastic. It' has a great fighting system, strong presentation values, some nice extra modes, and a terrific online component. It's a bit lacking in modes when compared to something like Super Street Fighter IV, but it's still a terrific game all around. Yes the roster is smaller than it was in MvC2, but with that comes better balance. If you can't have fun in this game, you might just be dead inside. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    I bought MVC3 on opening day and was very disappointed with it, mainly because of the online compared to super street fighter4. Well CapcomI bought MVC3 on opening day and was very disappointed with it, mainly because of the online compared to super street fighter4. Well Capcom has brought out UMVC3 and I must admit that this is a solid game all round. Online is allot funner to play because now you can actually spectate matches instead of just waiting around in the lobby for matches to be over. The 12 new characters that they added are extremely cool to play with especially Iron fist who plays like a super hero version of feilong. I have been waiting for a fighting game that could take me from SSF4 for a long time and it looks like Capcom has done that for me with UMVC3. The game controls are easy to learn but UMVC3 gets very difficult when you compete at a competitive level so just be aware of that, definitely a game that makes you spend alot of time in the lab but the results are worth it if you are into fighting games. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2018
    8
    A superb fighting game with a huge roster of characters and endless replayability. Not a big improvement on Marvel vs Capcom 3 (the addedA superb fighting game with a huge roster of characters and endless replayability. Not a big improvement on Marvel vs Capcom 3 (the added characters are not great in my opinion) but then it features everything MvC3 did plus more! Expand
  5. Dec 19, 2011
    7
    Character interactions aside, this game is short on charm and personality, despite the reservoir of characters and franchises it draws upon.Character interactions aside, this game is short on charm and personality, despite the reservoir of characters and franchises it draws upon. As a beat-em-up, it excels with all the competence you should expect from a Capcom title; an impressive roster, varied move sets, technical opportunities etc are all in abundance. However, take away the competition presented by a lag-ridden online component and you're left with some very slim pickings to scrape up. Offline gameplay offers a short arcade mode halted by an anti-climatic boss fight against Galactus, a merciless trials mode that fails to initiate newcomers, and a cookie-cutter training mode. A disappointment when compared to the rival beat-em-up of the year, and hopefully not an indication of what to expect from Street Fighter X Tekken. Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2019
    6
    I'll get straight to the point. This is a decent game, not great, not fabulous, certainly not PERFECT but its decent enough to rent, borrow,I'll get straight to the point. This is a decent game, not great, not fabulous, certainly not PERFECT but its decent enough to rent, borrow, own...certainly the latter now that it's price dropped down to the $25-30 range. I'm not thrilled with the graphics at all. I know its supposed to look like the inked pages of a comic book come to life...but it doesn't. It looks terrible. They could have stuck with the classic 2D cartoon style of Marvel vs Capcom 2 or maybe gone with the 2D/3D-hybrid of Super Street Fighter 4 or Street Fighter X Tekken but they didn't and the art department at Capcom certainly dropped the ball on that issue. Yes, there are are quite a few characters but some of them are so obscure that no one will care that they're in the game. Meanwhile other noteworthy characters like Gambit, Rogue, Psylocke, Venom, and Mega Man are completely missing from the roster. Capcom could have supported the game a little longer with some DLC but with Marvel recently acquired by Disney, I'm sure there was alot of red tape to go through to get that going. I won't take points off for that. The levels/backgrounds are nice. I see you Daredevil, hanging out with The Hand back there!

    The gameplay is great. It probably seems a little dumbed down to the hardcore fighter fans but its easily accessible and doesn't take much effort for first time players to pull off special moves with very little effort. There are some remaining balancing issues carried over from MvC3 to the Ultimate version. I'm not sure if Capcom will further tweak these inconsistencies through patches or not. I would have liked to see some point system from MvC2 passed over to this one. Specifically with the option of collecting points and purchasing (unlocking) new characters, costumes, music, modes, etc.

    Its hard to find jump into online gaming on the PSN w/ this game. There aren't alot of people playing online and many times when you finally do get a game going, the connection gets dropped. It could be my internet connection, it could be Capcom's servers, I don't know. What I do know is that waiting around for someone to join your game is boring as hell. I wish it had the online challenge settings of Super Street Fighter 4 where anyone at anytime could just jump into your game and challenge you.

    Final notes: This IS worth playing. For a low price, its even worth owning. For the next one in the series, and I'm sure that with Capcom, there will be atleast 5 versions of that, I hope that they go with a better art style and certainly an improved online component. Overall, I give this a 6 out of 10.
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  7. Nov 26, 2011
    0
    SCREW YOU CAPCOM!!! YET ANOTHER CASH IN. not more than a year later here we are again with the same crap! first arcade edition now this?! watSCREW YOU CAPCOM!!! YET ANOTHER CASH IN. not more than a year later here we are again with the same crap! first arcade edition now this?! wat did i even buy MVC3 for if it was going to be obsolete in a matter of months? F CAPCOM!!! Expand

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