Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 61 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
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  1. Nov 19, 2017
    74
    Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is filled to the brim with superhero fun that's even more enjoyable with a friend. The frustration factor may be high but the overall rewarding and diverse campaign is sure to make any Marvel or Lego fan say "Excelsior!"
  2. Games Master UK
    Dec 22, 2017
    72
    It doesn't build on the formula (ha!) much, but it's one of the best - if least technically stable - entries. [Jan 2018, p.62]
  3. Nov 14, 2017
    72
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 has good graphics and a lot of Marvel characters to unlock, but it’s also a too slowly-paced game with some issues in its level design.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 6, 2018
    70
    Outside of the story levels, however, it struggles to truly celebrate the rich Marvel comics universe. [Jan 2017, p.87]
  5. Jan 21, 2018
    70
    Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a very stereotyped Lego game. Most of the gameplay element can be found in other Lego series, and the difficulty of this game obviously cannot satisfy hardcore gamers. However, this game is good enough for the target audience. Maybe we do not need to focus on the overall quality, fun and happiness is the key to its own value.
  6. Jan 21, 2018
    70
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes II is worthy its original. Several small innovations, such as action passages in the air, have given this game a lost smirk. And a lot of content and fun for the whole family are already part of the traditional aspects of this game.
  7. Dec 28, 2017
    70
    LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is a nice and cute game, the gameplay is maybe mediocre at times and boss fights aren’t challenging, but when you play it in co-op with your friends or kids, it will give you a fair amount of fun.
  8. Dec 1, 2017
    70
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 utilizes the same mechanics that were used in all previous games of the franchise. If you played some LEGO games before, there is a chance that you will be bored to death.
  9. Nov 27, 2017
    70
    A very fun game with lots and lots of things to do, sadly let down by some bugs and poor audio quality. 70s songs and a 90s story don’t quite save this.
  10. With the enormous available characters, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a fun to play game.
  11. Nov 22, 2017
    70
    This feels like a true sequel to 2013's LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and that is both a positive and a negative. Just like its predecessor, it is stuffed to bursting with fan-service and it delivers the signature fun LEGO gameplay elements that have always been core to these titles. However, it feels like a game out of time, something that should have come out in 2014. It fails to integrate the many innovations and changes to gameplay that subsequent Tt LEGO releases have created. If this had included the same type of open world as LEGO Marvel Avengers and the combat of the recent LEGO Ninjago the Movie, it could have been the best LEGO iteration to date. Instead, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2's just on par with what has come before. Not that that is a particularly bad thing, it is just that it could be so much more.
  12. Nov 21, 2017
    70
    No matter if you only watch the blockbusters or actually collect every Marvel comic out there: this game is fun for everyone. There is a funny story, a great variety in super heroes and amazing co-op gameplay.
  13. 70
    LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is one of the better LEGO games. The range of characters available is staggering and the attention to detail is to be applauded. Whilst the range of actions and movement abilities may cause problems for younger players, the ever present co-op is a wonderful addition to help younger players out.
  14. Nov 17, 2017
    70
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 offers a fun experience for Marvel fans young and old. Its only problem comes from the fact that the LEGO video games formula is starting to show its age. Warner and TT Games should really start thinking about changing things up a bit.
  15. Nov 15, 2017
    70
    Of course, these other activities aren't all enormous fun, but if you're a Marvel nut or a completionist (or both), then this game's basic cheerful gameplay and demeanour will make all of those extra pursuits worthwhile. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is reverential to its source material, even if the game that surrounds that adoration is starting to sag somewhat. After all these years, the Lego formula is still a winner--but only barely.
  16. Nov 15, 2017
    70
    The future of Marvel superheroes in LEGO format, in short, will have to be "constructed" with newer and more solid elements, before heading "toward and beyond a greater glory."
  17. Nov 14, 2017
    70
    Similar to the other TT (Telltale Games), I think beyond here Traveller's Tales might want to rebuild from the ground up. The core works, but every now and then you need to drop a new engine into your line of cars to keep them feeling modern. But that's planning for the future. For now, Lego Marvel 2 is for Marvel fans and families alike. It doesn't hit with the impact of the first Lego Marvel, but it's still a damned fun time if you're a fan of the formula.
  18. Nov 14, 2017
    70
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 delivers an experience designed for younger gamers that suffers from the same old problems, offers some nice puzzles but only a few smiles.
  19. Nov 14, 2017
    70
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 still has the power to entertain, but while the game's chronological theme has allowed the brand to stride confidently into the future, its core mechanics remain rooted firmly in the past.
  20. Nov 14, 2017
    70
    One of the best Lego games of the entire series, with a dizzying array of bizarre characters and some genuinely compelling gameplay for younger players.
  21. Nov 21, 2017
    67
    This is not a surprising LEGO title in any way, but it does offer a playful world filled with super heroes, fighting, collecting and puzzle and platform gameplay.
  22. Nov 15, 2017
    66
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is, once again, a bigger game than its predecessors, with more characters and levels, a few new puzzles, a more interesting hub world, more focus on level bosses and a new mode called Battle Arena. Too bad the game has the tendency to glitch you into getting stuck in a level, forcing you to restart a checkpoint (quite unforgivable), and the familiar formula has changed too little to call this an above average LEGO game.
  23. Nov 22, 2017
    60
    Deep within all of this stuff, under layers and layers of outdated game design carried by the Lego brand, is a promising game. The writing and character direction is, by and large, excellent. At its best, the game is a celebration of Marvel, putting together characters from lore deep-dives with big-screen names like Captain America and Star-Lord. At its worst, it is a vague, opaque slog through hundreds of identical enemies and bad level design. Sadly, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is more “stepping on lego bricks” than “excelsior.”
  24. Nov 21, 2017
    60
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a not terrible time and a pretty good game. While the story is nothing to write home about, and the gameplay is beginning to feel more than a little played out at this point, you know, definitively, if you want to play this game or not just based on the title. After 12 years, a LEGO game is a LEGO game is a LEGO game.
  25. Nov 14, 2017
    60
    This is a game aimed at children and younger players, and I imagine that far too many of them will think they’re doing something wrong when a boss battle doesn’t end – not realizing that the trigger to activate the next battle phase didn’t flip for some unknown reason. Perhaps a patch will come and address these issues. Unfortunately, it’s not here yet and I have to review the game in its current state. As it stands, I can’t recommend it to anyone, no matter how deep their love for Lego, Marvel, or past glories from TT Games.
  26. 60
    Apart from a small UI overhaul, a fragmented hub, and a batch of new and redesigned characters, this is more Lego, more Marvel, and more collecting. For better or worse.
  27. 60
    It is known how much I adore LEGO games, but these last two have been glitch-filled messes. I can’t recommend this one at all, even to those who loved the first one, until TT Games puts out a hefty patch to resolve these glitches. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 isn’t unplayable by any stretch, but it’s a downright frustrating adventure with these game-breaking issues.
  28. Nov 14, 2017
    60
    There’s great humour, knowledge and deference to the source material, and more than 250 little plastic people to unlock if you’re that into it – yet at the same time, it’s wrapped in a playstyle that’s really starting to crack and fray at the edges.
  29. Nov 30, 2017
    58
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will entertain the younger players, but its messy combat and dull open world make it one of the weaker entries in the LEGO pantheon.
  30. Nov 14, 2017
    50
    Playing LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is a constant battle between being pulled in by TT Games' charm and being pushed away by the repetitive gameplay. For every excellent moment there are seemingly multiple forgettable ones, but if you can stomach the lows of the story, then there are some fun times to be had. Still, this middling effort shows that the LEGO series is in need of some revitalising changes.
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  1. Nov 14, 2017
    The latest Lego game is a typically crammed tribute to Marvel comic lore that buffs the well-worn formula up to a shine.
  2. Nov 14, 2017
    It’s another Lego Marvel game with a so-so story leading to an immensely engaging open-world experience. That’s fine if you primarily play Lego games to collect all the things.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 61
  2. Negative: 11 out of 61
  1. Mar 24, 2018
    2
    Having loved Lego Marvel SH, I preordered this game as soon as I saw it was available. I figured $80 was worth it for the countless hours ofHaving loved Lego Marvel SH, I preordered this game as soon as I saw it was available. I figured $80 was worth it for the countless hours of entertainment that it was sure to bring. Boy was I disappointed.

    I first tried getting in to it right when it was released, and something just felt lacking so I figured I was just a little tired of Lego games at the time. The past week I've gotten back at it, and here's my thoughts.

    Pros:

    - a TON of characters, from the very popular to the obscure
    - A lot of variability amongst levels/stages
    - Some pretty clever puzzles, but not especially hard
    - A decent story, not sure if it's from the comics but it's quite clever
    - Great graphics, great dialogue, pretty good voice acting

    Cons

    - The UI is an absolute joke. Doing something as simple as viewing the characters you have unlocked is extremely difficult because they are not shown based on any sort of logic

    - There's nothing really new to show for, basically if you've played any other Lego game you know EXACTLY what you'll get; no surprises

    - No X-Men of FF. This is basically criminal and shows how absolutely brutal Disney is when it comes to licensing

    - A ton of bugs; everything from random dialogue that has no relevance to the current situation to spontaneously spawning in random locations. Basically made the game unplayable

    - As much as the story is interesting, it's also pretty boring. Every level is "meet boss, chase boss, kill boss". Chronopolis is not near as interesting as the open world of LMSH

    - the controls are absolutely pathetic. Switching to the character you want is way too diifficult and way too often pressing a button causes the game to think you briefly held the button so you do a competely different move

    - The AI is also pathetic. Your AI controlled team will not be anywhere near you most of the time when you change to them, or they'll be sitting on the edge of a cliff or something else stupid

    Overall, this game should not have been released as it is. Way too many issues, making it a chore to play and not recommended at all
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  2. Jan 7, 2020
    8
    I think this is a good game. I know that this isn't the best Lego marvel game. There is a lot of bugs, like characters simply spawning inI think this is a good game. I know that this isn't the best Lego marvel game. There is a lot of bugs, like characters simply spawning in front of you, characters teletransporting, going through walls. But still a good game. The story isn't the best too, but is a good excuse to put a lot of random characters together.
    The game has a lot of good characters, not only the classics (like Captain America, Iron man, hulk, etc), but characters from another dimensions. As a Marvel fan, i love the choice of characters, but i'm sad that any xmen or ff character is in the game.
    If you love lego games you have to try this one.
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  3. May 2, 2018
    8
    All in all TT games have created another great Lego game. It doesn’t really break the mould from its predecessors but with everything on offerAll in all TT games have created another great Lego game. It doesn’t really break the mould from its predecessors but with everything on offer (and once you get past the control system) you’ll find yourself sinking hours upon hours into the game thanks to the extensive collectables and customisation on offer. The amazing writing, from the story to the characters themselves, make this a must have for anyone who loves Marvel. Full Review »