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  • Summary: Avengers Assemble! Experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers and the much anticipated sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save humanity.
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LEGO Marvel Avengers Trailer - The Game Awards 2015
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Jan 26, 2016
    85
    There are still some small annoyances preventing Lego Marvel's Avengers from being an outstanding game, but TT Games has shown it still has some magic up its sleeve to keep improving upon its long-running franchise.
  2. Jan 26, 2016
    80
    Its more direct focus does nothing to water down the grand, and often times hilarious, experiences one comes to expect from the franchise. It may not add much that is new, but it is a prime example of why you shouldn’t mess too much with a good thing.
  3. Feb 7, 2016
    80
    Another fun adventure through the LEGO universe with Marvel's Avengers that is a good all-ages game.
  4. 75
    The story is straight from the movies, and is enjoyable for kids of any age – indeed, fans of the Marvel universe will likely have fun here too. Some technical hiccups and the occasional unclear objective can hamper your progress, but these can all be overcome in a game that exudes a fun-loving attitude throughout.
  5. Feb 24, 2016
    70
    The entertainment you'd get through a LEGO game is a given and it's a fact for Marvel's Avengers too, but the truth is that the concept is getting more tiresome with every new addition to Tt Games' franchise.
  6. Feb 1, 2016
    70
    Oh, you know, same old same old. Incredibly, though, it still works, and this new LEGO game in particular surprises with an amazing amount of playable characters and a fun campaign. Still, the formula is becoming really stale. It’s definitely time for a big change.
  7. Jan 28, 2016
    50
    Focusing on the movies rather than the comics has seen Marvel go from inspiring the best Lego game to one of the worst.

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 26, 2016
    10
    Complete treat for those who love marvel cinematic universe and open world
    it is like Lego marvel superheroes but with more added features
    Complete treat for those who love marvel cinematic universe and open world
    it is like Lego marvel superheroes but with more added features and story.i personally enjoyed so much as i like open world and this game fulfilled that with one of my favorite cinematic universe and open world hubs.
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  2. Jan 29, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Love this game! The combat sistem is amazing and the open world is perfect the only thing i don't like is the fact of this game doesn't have spider man, deadpool and the mutants but doesn't matter this game is absolutely AMAZING! Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    This game is a lot of fun. I don't care what critics say about stuff like this. I've been a LEGO fan for as long as I can remember.This game is a lot of fun. I don't care what critics say about stuff like this. I've been a LEGO fan for as long as I can remember. Terrific voice acting and great objectives. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    8
    A great addition to the LEGO games series. Based of the two Avengers films with a main hub location of Manhattan plus some other key areasA great addition to the LEGO games series. Based of the two Avengers films with a main hub location of Manhattan plus some other key areas from the two films - Barton's Farm, SHIELD base, Asgard etc.

    Plenty to do. Plenty to collect. All the characters. Possibly the best thing is the combo features where one power will boost onto another. Great stuff. Made even the simple fights seem like scenes from the movies. Great level design. Greatly improved flying controls. In fact the flying was so much improved I barely used any vehicles. Even for the races it was easier to use a flier than a land based.

    It does have its issues. My main problem with the game was the Hub/Fast Travel or rather lack of fast travel. Anytime you finish a level you - when not in story mode - you are plonked back in Manhattan. You can then go to space. Easy enough but the customised parts and red bricks were all in the Helicarrier flying above which meant either finding a vehicle chooser (where there was an up to carrier launcher) or fly up. Either was a bit of a drag when it felt like this should have been its own location really. I had no problems with glitching or crashes.

    There were a couple of times I got the character trapped in flames or force field that caused a respawn/dead loop but just swapped to other character and it sorted itself out.

    Possibly the only odd game-play decision is the scanning 'puzzle' that black widow/tony stark/ultron have as a side power. This seemed somewhat pointless. It is a sort of memory game but gives you so much help/hints that it did not seem to be anything apart from a delay technique, possibly to give BW something to have as her 'thing'? None of the mini games/access puzzles were particularly challenging but this is a lego game so not to be expected. Red Bricks are only available to find on free play and via the collector. These challenges again are simply find object things. Certainly easier than some of the red brick finds in the past. It made a nice MCU way of doing it. Loved how the Collector bows.

    Mini-figure character animation is top notch. The Lego version film clips are great. They use clips from the movies for the characters which does sometimes cause the sounds to vary in quality quite a bit. It would have been nice to have had them either extracted from the films as their own channel - sure this could have been done - or had the actors record the words again, pretty sure Stan Lee did - although this probably would have added too much to the budget.
    In Conclusion, its a great addition to the lego franchise. Yes - I did 100% it. No - I have not played the DLCs - of which there are 6 currently.
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  5. Feb 11, 2016
    8
    Another LEGO game (and Avengers at that) but loads of fun. I never grow tired of the hundreds of tasks to be done and collectables to find.Another LEGO game (and Avengers at that) but loads of fun. I never grow tired of the hundreds of tasks to be done and collectables to find. The mission/story is pretty great as well with LOADS of characters. I found LEGO Dimensions to be kinda exhausting with so many different franchises, so it's nice to come back to some familiar territory and focus. Plus, flying through Manhattan is very relaxing. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2016
    7
    Another LEGO game with everything you love! New open world is huge and robust and a lot of fun to play around in, but the wide array of gamesAnother LEGO game with everything you love! New open world is huge and robust and a lot of fun to play around in, but the wide array of games this title covers hurts the LEGO charm a little too much, as you lose on some jokes if you haven't seen every Marvel movie right before you play as it doesn't just cover the Avengers movies. Not enough added to improve on the LEGO series.

    7.5/10
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  7. Oct 27, 2016
    6
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's... another LEGO game! This time it's LEGO MARVEL's Avengers. And yes, I'm aware thatLook! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's... another LEGO game! This time it's LEGO MARVEL's Avengers. And yes, I'm aware that opening line comes from a DC Comics character. But what strikes me the most as someone who's not a huge fan of comic books is just how similar both Marvel's and DC's rosters are. There are blatant rip offs of characters up and down each side. But let's focus on Marvel for now. LEGO MARVEL's Avengers tells the stories of the blockbuster films The Avengers, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron where they team up to defeat Loki and Ultron, respectively.

    If you've ever played a LEGO game you know what you're in for. Progress is made through levels by breaking and/or rebuilding things, which is always fun, and there are a mind-boggling amount of collectibles to hunt down. The emphasis of LEGO MARVEL's Avengers seems to be on the collectibles, since there are only 15 story levels to play through. Of those 15, only 12 are dedicated to telling the stories of the movies. The other 3 are dedicated to short stories of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. The LEGO games usually thrive in re-telling an already told story with added humor and charm, but due to the reduced number of episodes the stories become too compact and hard to follow. Even the humor and charm seems somewhat phoned in, as most scenes simply attempt to rely on a running gag involving a milkshake. You normally play as multiple heroes throughout each level, some stages of which can take place in vastly different places from one another, so the level design feels disjointed.

    Small improvements have been made to every LEGO game over the years, and LEGO MARVEL's Avengers is no different. The game will now (finally) remember which red bricks you had turned on between your gaming sessions, so you don't have to go into the options menu and turn them on every time you start up the game. Most characters now roll after landing from a jump, which helps keep their movement speed up and thus keeps the flow of the game moving at a good pace. Unfortunately there are also a few notable feature removals from this iteration. There is no small character select wheel when playing in free play, you must always choose from the giant roster of characters available which quickly becomes tedious to try and scroll through. Speaking of the giant roster, there are many characters included in LEGO MARVEL's Avengers that only the most hardcore of Marvel fans will recognize, yet inexplicably removed from the game is the feature that tells you each characters' skill on the character select screen. I ended up using only a small handful of the available characters who's skills I already knew throughout the game because of this. Of other small annoyance is the minikit detector still not being able to make up it's mind about whether it wants to show me where the minikit will appear, or what I need to do to make it appear.

    The LEGO games have always thrived on charm, but LEGO MARVEL's Avengers misses the mark in that department. And when that happens the flaws that the LEGO games have appear more brightly. LEGO MARVEL's Avengers is a one step forward, two step backwards entry into the series, making small improvements to the franchise but removing features and still refusing to fix the problems that have plagued the games forever. It's still enjoyable to play, but it misses the heights that previous versions have reached.
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