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  1. Feb 25, 2016
    7
    It was only a matter of time before the Lego collect-a-thons adapted Marvel Studios’ critically praised film franchise. It’s just a shame it came too little, too late.
    The latest title in the series, Lego Marvel’s The Avengers, sends players through a handful of Marvel’s superhero flicks, including both Captain America and Avengers films, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The
    It was only a matter of time before the Lego collect-a-thons adapted Marvel Studios’ critically praised film franchise. It’s just a shame it came too little, too late.
    The latest title in the series, Lego Marvel’s The Avengers, sends players through a handful of Marvel’s superhero flicks, including both Captain America and Avengers films, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The presentation is great, of course, with film scenes being played out by Lego minifigs and voice clips from the actual films, but there is little more than that.
    The story is obviously straightforward — if you’ve seen the movies. But there’s enough here to give you a few laughs per level. The goals of this title remain the same: Collect as many Lego pieces as possible, build and solve puzzles, defeat bosses and enjoy playing as a blocky version of your favorite superhero.
    The game is a bit glitchy, though, and characters’ powers may not work just right. But that’s not without reason. As part of a welcome addition to the series, Lego Marvel’s The Avengers introduces team-up combos, in which two characters close to each other can pull off a pretty sweet finisher move. Iron Man blasts his repulsor beams off Captain America’s shield, Black Widow and Hawkeye zipline together and more. It’s just fun.
    But as a whole, the game is lacking.
    In 2013, Lego Marvel Super Heroes was released and gave us essentially all we would and could want from a Marvel Lego game. It had tons of characters, content and an open world. It was wild, wacky fun. This game, following the films’ lead, feels like it should have come first.
    Characters like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and all of the X-Men (aside from Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, for obvious reasons) are absent in this year’s title, but the game is supplemented by fantastic characters like Ms. Marvel and Lady Thor.
    We just wish they were all in the same darn game. Heck, there are two really obscure Guardians of the Galaxy in this game, but the original crew is nowhere to be found. Someone explain that.
    Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’ve got the dough), there’s a season pass for the title already available, with content packs based on Ant-Man and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War already in the works.
    In addition to the odd character implementation, the game itself reuses a lot of the same content from Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Sure, New York got a glossy facelift and all of the animations are a bit better, but we need more than that.
    The set pieces from the films are a step in the right direction — let’s just keep going down that road.
    In terms of difficulty, the game is simple enough to get the hang of and enough to keep players of all ages interested. Overall, it’s a solid title with some interesting things missing. We just wish it could have come sooner, because the last game spoiled us.

    Nicholas Friedman, Denton Record-Chronicle
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  2. 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 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
  3. 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 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. ButLook! 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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  4. Apr 14, 2020
    7
    It was only a matter of time before the Lego collect-a-thons adapted Marvel Studios’ critically praised film franchise. It’s just a shame it came too little, too late.
    The latest title in the series, Lego Marvel’s The Avengers, sends players through a handful of Marvel’s superhero flicks, including both Captain America and Avengers films, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The
    It was only a matter of time before the Lego collect-a-thons adapted Marvel Studios’ critically praised film franchise. It’s just a shame it came too little, too late.
    The latest title in the series, Lego Marvel’s The Avengers, sends players through a handful of Marvel’s superhero flicks, including both Captain America and Avengers films, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The presentation is great, of course, with film scenes being played out by Lego minifigs and voice clips from the actual films, but there is little more than that.
    The story is obviously straightforward — if you’ve seen the movies. But there’s enough here to give you a few laughs per level. The goals of this title remain the same: Collect as many Lego pieces as possible, build and solve puzzles, defeat bosses and enjoy playing as a blocky version of your favorite superhero.
    The game is a bit glitchy, though, and characters’ powers may not work just right. But that’s not without reason. As part of a welcome addition to the series, Lego Marvel’s The Avengers introduces team-up combos, in which two characters close to each other can pull off a pretty sweet finisher move. Iron Man blasts his repulsor beams off Captain America’s shield, Black Widow and Hawkeye zipline together and more. It’s just fun.
    But as a whole, the game is lacking.
    In 2013, Lego Marvel Super Heroes was released and gave us essentially all we would and could want from a Marvel Lego game. It had tons of characters, content and an open world. It was wild, wacky fun. This game, following the films’ lead, feels like it should have come first.
    Characters like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and all of the X-Men (aside from Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, for obvious reasons) are absent in this year’s title, but the game is supplemented by fantastic characters like Ms. Marvel and Lady Thor.
    We just wish they were all in the same darn game. Heck, there are two really obscure Guardians of the Galaxy in this game, but the original crew is nowhere to be found. Someone explain that.
    Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’ve got the dough), there’s a season pass for the title already available, with content packs based on Ant-Man and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War already in the works.
    In addition to the odd character implementation, the game itself reuses a lot of the same content from Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Sure, New York got a glossy facelift and all of the animations are a bit better, but we need more than that.
    The set pieces from the films are a step in the right direction — let’s just keep going down that road.
    In terms of difficulty, the game is simple enough to get the hang of and enough to keep players of all ages interested. Overall, it’s a solid title with some interesting things missing. We just wish it could have come sooner, because the last game spoiled us.

    Nicholas Friedman, Denton Record-Chronicle
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  5. Apr 1, 2016
    7
    This game has been enjoyable but at times it does feel a little bit to much like marvel superheroes as the main open world is exactly the same, as well as it using the typical lego formula for gameplay.

    The story in my opinion is weak and confusing especially if the player hasn't recently seen all of the newer marvel films. However the lack of crafted story doesn't hinder the overall
    This game has been enjoyable but at times it does feel a little bit to much like marvel superheroes as the main open world is exactly the same, as well as it using the typical lego formula for gameplay.

    The story in my opinion is weak and confusing especially if the player hasn't recently seen all of the newer marvel films. However the lack of crafted story doesn't hinder the overall enjoyment that this game has to offer. That being said if you don't enjoy other lego games you most likely won't enjoy this one
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  6. Apr 17, 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 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.
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 70 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Apr 15, 2016
    70
    As always, [Freeplay] adds a great deal of value and content to the game, and is likely to be where you’ll have most fun.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2016
    70
    The main attractions are set-pieces that play heavily on the series' combat systems. [Apr 2016, p.95]
  3. Apr 6, 2016
    65
    The latest release from TT Games shows signs of an aging formula for handling the LEGO franchise. Most of the blunders should have been caught in an early brainstorm.