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Mixed or average reviews - based on 73 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 73
  2. Negative: 2 out of 73
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  1. Sep 18, 2017
    88
    There are issues to be ironed out, the Auto Combo being a huge one right out of the gate, but none of the issues I have with the game can’t be fixed with patches or updates in the future. The core of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite shines like the Infinity Stones it features, and there are Infinite possibilities of where the game can go from here. It’s Mahvel baby, and it’s back in a big way.
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    86
    Infinite is a great fighting game, which succeeds in mixing both universes with a great combat system. Combat feels great, but it falls short on game modes and unlockables.
  3. Sep 27, 2017
    85
    It's rough to not have X-Men in this game, and the graphic choices lack a comics flair, but the gameplay feels nice and free and the focus on Infinity Stones truly is an excellent choice.
  4. 85
    It ultimately doesn’t matter if you’re upset with the roster, because at the end of the day Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a great way to spend a night with friends. The combat feels smooth, the depth is there for dedicated players, and it’s a much more feature-complete offering when compared to the launch version of Street Fighter V. There’s a ton here to like, and those who dismiss it will only be missing out on one of Capcom’s finest fighting games.
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    83
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a fighting game that tries to appeal to everyone, and it largely succeeds (unless you’re a die-hard Wolverine fan). I occasionally cringed at the bad one-liners, but I also giggled with absurd joy every time photojournalist Frank West tossed a demigod like Thanos across a dilapidated space station. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite isn’t trying to be taken seriously; it’s a series of geeky what-if scenarios that play out in spectacular aerial battles. After I embraced that, I had a lot of fun.
  6. Games Master UK
    Nov 2, 2017
    80
    Different rather than strictly better or worse, MvC's combat still holds up, even if its personality doesn't. [Nov 2017, p.68]
  7. Oct 1, 2017
    80
    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that despite how polished the game feels, with its newly revamped audio tracks, revitalized roster and extemporaneous movement abilities, that I still long for the days where the X-Men filled the ranks of playable characters.
  8. Sep 26, 2017
    80
    For the moment, I'm confident in saying that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite plays well, which is good, because everything that surrounds that base game is a hot mess. It deserves a lot of the initial terrible buzz it received because unless you have your hands on it, Infinite just looks like refried hell. The Vs. series has never exactly been known for its high production values, but for a major fighting game release in 2017, this borders on embarrassing. It's a fun game that's often difficult to look at, and more so than any balance patches or DLC, it could use a fresh coat of paint.
  9. Sep 25, 2017
    80
    The game's roster of fighters feels severely limited, but this flaw is more than made up for with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's deep combat and tons of new features.
  10. Sep 22, 2017
    80
    Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite offers one of best iterations of the series's gameplay, but its weak presentation and lacking roster prevent it from achieving excellence.
  11. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    A fighting game focused on individuality and expression, with deep systems that reward studious players but also accommodate casuals.
  12. Sep 20, 2017
    80
    Great game mechanics and new elements ready for the battle. The Infinity Gems and the new Active Switch will like to the enthusiasts of the fighting genre, but elements like the story mode, the strange roster and the questionable decisions with the DLC are disappointing for the product.
  13. 80
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite may have some flaws with its visuals and roster, but its gameplay is so strong that its not too hard to overlook them.
  14. Sep 19, 2017
    80
    A good but not great beat'em up that does everything perfectly inside of the ring, but doesn't offer enough variety outside of it.
  15. Sep 19, 2017
    80
    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is a good game for newcomers, but the hardcore fans of the series can still found a deep and rewarding combat system. So even if it doesn't match the epic scale of Marvel 3 by any mean, is a great way to bring back one of the biggest crossovers ever and a cool new entry on the series.
  16. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Capcom takes a more accessible approach to bring new players in, and the strategy becomes more important than ever in the fights. We miss some characters and some more options for one player, but it still is a good option.
  17. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite is undeniably one of the best fighting game out there. Capcom found a striking balance between depth and accessibility, tweaking a spectacular yet chaotic formula into a frantic gameplay with tons of options and mechanics. And yet Capcom ditched the most important thing: personality.
  18. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is already one of the most compelling fighters in quite some time, because it addresses the genre’s biggest problems in so many creative ways, while keeping play interesting for returning fans. The gulf between the skilled and the green, has been large enough that the fighting game community has become infamously insular. Infinite proves that basic accessibility need not come at the sacrifice of depth.
  19. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite introduces some twists to the formula that will likely be divisive for the hardcore fans of the series. However, a compelling story mode and the balanced introduction of the Infinity Stones will satisfy new and old players alike.
  20. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    It plays as well as the series ever has, and is far more accessible than previous entries, but there’s infinite room for improvement in terms of the roster and presentation.
  21. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Marvel vs Capcom Infiinite is a good and fun game, with nice simplified mechanics and a really cool story mode. Too bad its roster lacks some iconic fighters like the X-Men at launch.
  22. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite has a lot of history to live up to, and while it doesn't surpass any of the previous entries, Infinite does make a strong case for being the most accessible game in the franchise.
  23. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    It’s a shame that it doesn’t have the visual fidelity or single-player content of some of its competitors, because it knocks the shine off what is otherwise a really fun, deep and varied fighting game. At its core, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite is a game that offers a fresh spin on the series’ tag-based combat and, provided the online works upon release, is another top-tier fighting game.
  24. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    In a big year for fighting games, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite squares up to its rivals confidently. With a healthy amount of content, it makes up for the lacklustre launch of Street Fighter V, despite not being quite as good.
  25. Sep 25, 2017
    79
    Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is a great fighting game with an ugly appearance. The main adjustments to the classic formula provide intense combats and many choices for creative players.
  26. Sep 18, 2017
    79
    The Infinite roster is a wasted opportunity within a project developed without ever coming out of a cozy comfort zone. A safe but sad choice. An understandable approach, considering the current reputation of Capcom among its old-time fans.
  27. Sep 18, 2017
    79
    Even with all my complaints, I couldn’t help but enjoy my time with Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. I really, really enjoy playing the game and playing with the variety of characters - it’s just a shame that when combining two amazing universes such as Capcom and Marvel so much feels restrained or held back. Infinite might be the next big esports fighter, but this feels like a rough launch.
  28. Sep 21, 2017
    78
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite offers a very good and funny gameplay, but the game lacks in contents, especially if compared to a lot of other beat'em ups you can play this year.
  29. Oct 18, 2017
    77
    While the tag fighting gets an interesting layer by adding the effects of the infinity stones and the rock solid mechanics are spot on, the inconsistent artdesign and especially the surprisingly bad script in the story mode with its cheesy one-liners make you think that Capcom somehow bit off more than they could chew.
  30. Sep 18, 2017
    77
    While Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s tag-team fights are like a bolt of lightning from Mjolnir, its story is dreadful and its characters look like they were deliberately designed to spawn a million derpy memes. It manages to be easily one of the worst and also one of the best fighting games in recent memory all at once. Like its heroes and villains, it’s stuck between two worlds.
  31. Sep 20, 2017
    76
    Enjoyable both by newcomers as well as experienced players, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite lacks impulse in several aspects. There is a lack of extra characters, although those who accept its 2vs2 fights and its arcade gameplay will enjoy a game made for fans.
  32. Nov 21, 2017
    75
    The epic clash between two storied universes returns with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the next era of the action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat.
  33. Sep 21, 2017
    75
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite looks ugly, feels kind of cheap at times, and suffers from a disappointing initial roster—but it’s also a frenetically fun fighting game that got almost all of the things it needed to get right right. With (hopefully) a bit more polish and DLC helping to flesh out its character choices, this is set to become a worthy—if still flawed—new chapter in Capcom’s beloved fighting franchise.
  34. Sep 20, 2017
    75
    I’m going to be playing Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite quite a bit over the next few years, but that doesn’t change the fact that its feature set is less impressive than every other AAA fighter on the market.
  35. Sep 19, 2017
    75
    Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite has some good things like the return of the 2Vs2 fights and a very strong gameplay, but also some bad things like the story mode which feels like it's been added at the last moment to avoid what happened with Street Fighter V.
  36. Sep 18, 2017
    75
    It’s hard to deny how much of a blemish Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s visuals are, but it would still be a mistake to skip this entry for that reason alone. The fast tagging system and the Infinity Stones change up the series’ standard mechanics and open up so many options for creative play, no matter your skill level. Infinite is expressive, exciting and fun to play, but the visuals inspire more eyerolls than the hype this series deserves.
  37. Sep 18, 2017
    75
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is sterile on the surface, but a functional as hell fighter. I'm fine with that. Are you?
  38. Sep 18, 2017
    75
    It's not as big and beautiful as I want it to be, but Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite still has plenty to offer fans of the series.
  39. Oct 13, 2017
    70
    It’s a Capcom game so you know by definition that it will deliver great gameplay. Besides that, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite struggles to become Capcom’s Injustice, but fails due to its lack of content, poor graphics and overall low production values.
  40. Oct 9, 2017
    70
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite doesn't electrify the way its predecessor does, but it's nonetheless a competent and chaotic, newcomer-friendly yet deep competitive fighter with a huge amount of fight style flexibility.
  41. Sep 30, 2017
    70
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a hard game to pin down, a task made even more difficult by the plentiful competition of other recently released fighting games. It's easy to see the areas where the game could have been so much more, an especially frustrating exercise when you consider how much it gets right. If the most important part of a fighting game is the joy you can have during an individual match, then Infinite manages to capture that. Hopefully future updates can smooth over some of its roughest aspects so the game can shine more brightly.
  42. Sep 28, 2017
    70
    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite makes a poor first impression with its lackluster visual style and a roster of characters that are missing many fan favorites. Even though it’s impossible to completely look past the issues in the presentation, the combat engine is solid and the addition of the Infinity stones is a boon to the series as a whole. While those who only enjoy playing fighting game for the story mode can safely steer clear of this title, those interested in a deep, flexible and entertaining fighting game will find much to like here.
  43. Sep 27, 2017
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  44. Sep 26, 2017
    70
    The inclusion of the Infinity Stones and the change to a more measured 2v2 format make up for the slightly slower pace. Marvel vs Capcom Infinite succeeds as a superlative fighting game, it’s just a pity that everything moulded around it doesn’t quite reach those heights. The Story Mode is abysmal and the roster is uninspired. Despite that, it’s still a blast to play.
  45. Sep 21, 2017
    70
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is, like football, a game of two halves. The actual fighting half, which is arguably the more critical 50% anyway, is fun and exciting. The other half is a bit confusing.
  46. Sep 20, 2017
    70
    It’s always nice to see Marvel and Capcom working together on a fighting game and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is still a great fighting game with neat ideas. Infinity Stones are a breath of fresh air, and going back to a less chaotic 2v2 format makes it more playable at a lower level, but ultimately some of the silliness and wonder has been sucked out of its DNA. For the hardcore audience, it’ll still play wonderfully and I had fun, but casual players will find little to sing and dance about.
  47. Sep 19, 2017
    70
    the core of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is there, but it feels significantly held back by its adherence to only use MCU marvel characters. It hampered the roster and character design, two constant elements of the experience, and it’s hard to overlook those and see the strong fighting system underneath.
  48. Sep 18, 2017
    70
    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is all but infinite, with a skimpy roster and pretty dull aesthetics. Unless you love playing online, you'll miss a true captivating and lasting single player mode. It's not a bad game in itself, but at the same time we can't shake the feeling that it's a missed opportunity to create something really unique.
  49. 70
    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite isn't the massive step back that was feared, but it's not exactly kept up with the frontrunners of the genre either. There's lots of fanservice in the daft melodrama of it's story, and the fighting itself is still flashy and as punchy as before. Just don't go in expecting an evolution of the series.
  50. Sep 18, 2017
    70
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite continues the franchise’s tradition for packing a punch with its depth and replayability, but the lackluster campaign, abysmal secondary modes and middling presentation do little to help justify the full-price tag. Those dedicated to the series and genre will likely be pleased with what the latest entry has to offer, but those outside the bubble would be better off waiting for a bigger roster, and hopefully, updates and additions to the current offerings.
  51. Sep 18, 2017
    70
    While the single-player content feels phoned in, Infinite's multiplayer is enough to make it feel worthwhile. The Infinity Stone mechanic also helps it stand out, with enough variety to keep it from feeling like a tacked-on gimmick. It certainly has its shortcomings, but if Capcom can keep the roster growing, Infinite stands to have a good, long shelf life ahead of it.
  52. 70
    Capcom's popular cross-over remains as enjoyable as ever, but a disappointing roster and off-putting visuals drag down the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite experience.
  53. Sep 19, 2017
    67
    Environments are beautiful, fights are intense and my frames were smooth. All in all, my personal opinion would be if they have fixed the crashing issue, this is a definite must play for any fighting fans on PC.
  54. Nov 17, 2017
    65
    This game doesn't feel like the next game in a long running series. This feels like a brand new game that exists only to promote the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  55. Sep 25, 2017
    65
    I’m no expert at fighting games. I like them, but I’m terrible at them, and tend to judge them on how well they do when both players are blindfolded. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite passes that test well, making for a great party game. Most of my issues with the roster comes down to personal preference, but it’s safe to say you shouldn’t pick it up for the story mode alone.
  56. CD-Action
    Dec 19, 2017
    60
    Infinite is a case study on how not to make crossovers. The story mode is really poorly written and if you don’t already know and like the characters, you’ll just waste your time. What’s worse, almost every element of the game is similarly weak. The result is a mediocre game that wastes the potential of its solid combat system. [12/2017, p.54]
  57. games(TM)
    Nov 3, 2017
    60
    Infinite raises more questions than it delivers answers. [Issue#194, p.74]
  58. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 15, 2017
    60
    A rock-solid combat system is held back by the extremely poor story mode and limited offline options. Not a disaster, but Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite still squanders its immense potential. [Nov 2017, p.86]
  59. Edge Magazine
    Oct 12, 2017
    60
    The memories of that abysmal story mode soon fade, and those prepared to put the hours in by themselves will find a game as fluid and flexible as any on the market. [Dec 2017, p.110]
  60. Oct 5, 2017
    60
    The story is as absurd as you’d expect from a game bringing together Marvel and Capcom characters and trying to make it coherent.
  61. 60
    Also somewhat a downer is the uninspired presentation. Menus and pregame screens are overdone in some games, but in MvC Infinite, they feel undercooked, hardly electric in any way.
  62. Sep 29, 2017
    60
    A bit of a disappointment, mainly because the charming characters from the previously entries has been replaced by others, and a greedily implement of dlc content. Luckily the fighting is as good as ever.
  63. Sep 29, 2017
    60
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's gameplay lives up to its predecessors, but in most other ways, it takes you for a ride.
  64. Sep 27, 2017
    60
    Fighting game players who are into the genre for the sake of going toe-to-toe with other players will have far more to look forward to than those who are attracted to game’s overall presentation or alternative game modes. So in the midst of quite a few missteps and mediocrity, you can’t deny that at its very base Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite did at least offer some solid improvements to gameplay while still keeping the overall pace and feel of the franchise. Unfortunately, the game struggled to achieve much else outside of that.
  65. 60
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets things right where they matter most. Combat is entertaining and the addition of the Infinity Stones is a fresh and welcome addition. I also appreciate the diversity in how characters play and a storyline that does a serviceable job weaving two very disparate universes together. Visually Infinite misses the mark more often than not however, and the roster misses several opportunities in what gave me the impression that Marvel is more interested in promoting their current movies than catering to their overall fan base.
  66. Sep 25, 2017
    60
    Smashing two dimensions together should be the stuff of ambitious prog-rock albums, but Infinite seems determined to steer towards the middle of the road.
  67. Sep 20, 2017
    60
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is more complete than Street Fighter V, and its accessible bouts fare favourably – even though they’re likely to divide long-time franchise fans. But this package lacks the polish that you’d expect from such a high-profile title, and even accounting for its forgettable story, it still winds up feeling light. While it’s all largely agreeable, we’re yet to be convinced that this title is a knockout – let alone a Hyper Combo finish.
  68. Sep 18, 2017
    60
    Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has a solid core and Infinity Stones make fights tactical. If only it didn't have to live up to the expectations set by its excellent predecessors.
  69. Oct 3, 2017
    56
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a serviceable, albeit disappointing fighting game release. Solid enough gameplay mechanics and flair dampened by a terrible main story mode, unappealing character designs and a lack of general polish.
  70. Sep 22, 2017
    55
    The awkward story mode, lackluster roster and poor presentation overall don’t live up to the standard of the series. Though casuals should probably proceed with caution, Infinite has a decent game just lying beneath everything bad about it; it’ll just take those patient and forgiving enough to find it.
  71. Nov 14, 2017
    50
    For some hardcore fans and for some casual players, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will do the job. The online and training modes are there for the former, whilst the arcade and accessible gameplay is there for the latter, but it doesn't make an effort to go all out and do all it can for both sets of players. Add to this the inexcusable locking out of characters as DLC, the weak overall roster, and rubbish presentation, and it is clear Capcom didn't want to put the effort into what could have been a great revival for the series. No doubt Infinite will still have appeal when it comes to the esports scene, but in the face of stiff competition, this one is likely to fall by the wayside before too long.
  72. Oct 5, 2017
    48
    Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has a small selection of characters, poor graphics and imperfect combat system. If you're looking for a new fighting game, you better skip it.
  73. Sep 20, 2017
    40
    For the first time since Capcom dared to show Cyclops and Ryu shaking hands in X-Men vs. Street Fighter, the Marvel vs. Capcom series offers up a fight that nobody really needs to see.
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  1. Sep 19, 2017
    Great fighting, but a drab art style and disappointing roster of characters let the side down.
  2. Sep 20, 2017
    The real accomplishment of Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite is that it’s able to make a schmo like me feel as if I’m pulling off the same jaw-dropping feats of combo ingenuity as those experts.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 251 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 251
  1. Sep 19, 2017
    10
    A step forward for the franchise. The game play is fresh and interesting. The graphics look tip top. Infinity stones are dynamic additions.A step forward for the franchise. The game play is fresh and interesting. The graphics look tip top. Infinity stones are dynamic additions. Glad Capcom listened to the fans-significant improvements to Chun Li's face. She no longer looks like Chuckie's bride. This is the kind of game that you can just kick back and relax and play with your friends for hours. The game is appropriate for all levels from a causal player to a pro player. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2017
    2
    It's unforgivable that in 2017 a new Marvel vs Capcom game would look so bad......characters' models look plastic and stiff, horrid story lineIt's unforgivable that in 2017 a new Marvel vs Capcom game would look so bad......characters' models look plastic and stiff, horrid story line and lack of key characters that have always been part of the franchise.........a total disaster. Full Review »
  3. Sep 20, 2017
    0
    you basically paying 60$ for a unfinished game then have to pay $30 more for the extra DLC characters they already done, only idiots wouldyou basically paying 60$ for a unfinished game then have to pay $30 more for the extra DLC characters they already done, only idiots would give greedy company like Capcom these money Full Review »