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  • Summary: Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend theMarvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 9, 2021
    83
    There is no doubt that Marvel's Avengers did improve a lot in its new presentation for next-gen consoles. Crystal Dynamics had a long time to develop a more solid version when it comes to technical aspects such as graphics and performance, however, the game remains the same: entertaining, but repetitive, with a so-so multiplayer and an enjoyable story.
  2. 80
    Though Marvel's Avengers makes a superhero-sized splash on PlayStation 5, this is still at its core the same game we had back in September 2020. That said, the improved visuals and passage of time both mean that Marvel's Avengers on PS5 is essentially now the definitive version of the game, boasting much more responsive gameplay and a wealth of bug fixes and quality of life improvements. Though no amount of extra pixels or DualSense features can transform the game, the fact that Marvel's Avengers is actually enjoying a fairly steady stream of worthwhile content should be reassuring to those who have been sat on the fence for the superpowered caper. In short, if you've been sitting Marvel's Avengers out, now is the time to jump in.
  3. Mar 29, 2021
    80
    While the content shortage and cross-play challenges still exist, performance problems are eliminated, and bugs almost entirely eradicated by the next-gen console launch of The Avengers. Stability issues remain, but with the promise of a more consistent launch of content, the future is a little bit brighter for The Avengers.
  4. Mar 21, 2021
    70
    The technical prowess of Marvel's Avengers on PS5 is impressive; the game has never looked better and the endless load times are a thing of the past. The new content that launched alongside the current-gen update is nothing to write home about, however, and there isn't much here for players who finished the base game at launch. The upcoming Black Panther campaign and new DLC content might fix that, but Hawkeye isn't enough on his own. The PS5 version of Marvel's Avengers is the definitive version of the game for players who held off at launch, as the frustrating technical issues are gone, but the game hasn't quite received the content overhaul that it needs to win back the crowd that's already experienced it.
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    May 4, 2021
    70
    One of the better upgrades we’ve seen can’t prevent the feeling that this delayed update is still lacking in content, and it’s now more of a concern than ever. [Issue#1, p.92]
  6. Mar 23, 2021
    70
    The technical upgrade just makes the game run better. Cutscenes that struggle and stutter on PS4 run smoothly on PS5. Some of the game's previously long load times have been cut to virtually nothing. A few spots, like the pre-mission character select screen, still take a little time to work through, but the time to get in and out of missions has improved substantially.
  7. Mar 28, 2021
    60
    There will be case studies written about this release, because it should have been a sure-fire slam dunk, and yet it feels like a missed opportunity. Make no mistake, the title has improved since launch – and with the announcement of Black Panther, developer Crystal Dynamics remains committed to iterating on it for the foreseeable future – but as we alluded to in our Marvel’s Avengers PS4 review, there’s a disconnect between the promise of this product and what it actually offers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. Apr 17, 2021
    10
    WOW and this game plays like a PS5 game!!! I am late to the party and never played this on PS4 and why did this game get such a low score!?!?!WOW and this game plays like a PS5 game!!! I am late to the party and never played this on PS4 and why did this game get such a low score!?!?! It's freakin fantastic!!! The story, the graphics, the ray tracing, the battles.....THIS IS AN AVENGERS GAME!!! I am blown away and can't state how great the campaign is. Maybe this was never suppose to be a PS4 game? This is the best $30 bucks I have ever spent for a PS5 game and would have paid full price for this 100%. The low score held me off from playing this in 2020 and I am happy I waited to see this on a next generation console. BUY THIS GAME and have fun. Bravo Square Enix and when is the next Tomb Raider on PS5 coming out :0) Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2021
    10
    Awesome game dude I love it so much its really amazing and it's really cool well done wow man it's a amazing experience
  3. Mar 19, 2021
    10
    Lots of fun with friends if you are an Avengers fan. The game had a rocky initial release last year, but it’s running smoothly on PS5 now. TheLots of fun with friends if you are an Avengers fan. The game had a rocky initial release last year, but it’s running smoothly on PS5 now. The added content has been great. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2021
    7
    Graphics 8/10
    Playability 8/10
    Entertainment 6/10
    DualSense 5/10
    Story 7/10
    Overall 7/10
  5. Nov 29, 2021
    6
    Heroes are good. Games-as-a-service is bad. The folks at Square Enix must have been patting themselves on the back when the first saw the inHeroes are good. Games-as-a-service is bad. The folks at Square Enix must have been patting themselves on the back when the first saw the in game marketplace for Marvel's Avengers. They had the licensed characters, the rinse-and-repeat gameplay, and the microtransactions. With all of that, did they need compelling gameplay or bug fixes? Surely the players would be satisfied enough with the opportunity to buy useless skins for a game they will quickly tire of playing and then quit forever.

    First the good. Playing as the heroes is fun, super fun! Each hero (except the two archers) has unique moves and animations. Ms. Marvel is especially well animated with here body size changing powers. Forget Anthem. Fly as the real Iron Man! The mechanics for a super hero beat-em-up are well done and we should all applaud Crystal Dynamics for making this happen.

    Now the bad. Marvel has a deep roster of villains and goons for the heroes to fight. So it is a big let down that all we get are three marquee villains and a bunch of robots. Everywhere you, everywhere you turn, everywhere you look, robots. I've read the Avengers comics. I've seen the movies. The Avengers often fight wave after wave of grunts. They've fought aliens, ogres, demons, lava men, medieval knights, and the hordes of Hades. Defeating robots should be the first chapter of this saga, not the entire game. Even Destiny, a game more people have quit than any game in history, a game that started selling guns for dollars, a game that scored so low on release that some publications stopped publishing review scores, a game Activision dropped, even Destiny had the decency to launch with three alien races to fight. (And then of course Destiny reskinned those alien races for the next 7 years, but at least Destiny still charts on Steam.) Lesson to the wise, when you launch a games-as-a-service, include some service.

    More bad. Some of the enemy mechanics stink. There are glitches all over the place like falling through the floor or enemies popping in and out of existence. What irks me are the bad design decisions. Enemies will deliver area of effect damage that will stagger your hero. A few of these in quick succession becomes an unbeatable combo. Some attacks do enough damage to one-shot kill a hero and your hero will fall down and die for seemingly no reason. As with all of these games-as-a-service, the solution to difficulty is to make every enemy a damage sponge. In the Black Panther expansion, many weapons will make the screen go dark and you will have no idea what is happening. A better studio would have spotted these issues long before release.

    Finally, games-as-a-service is like a cancer that is killing gaming as we know it. My solution is to never buy micro-transactions. Of course, just by playing these games I give life to what I hate. Some "whale" with hundreds of dollars sunk into skins can enjoy quick matchmaking because "freeloaders" like myself are there for the matchmaking server. So I should stop playing the game entirely and instead spend my time and money on single player titles with strong narrative elements and darling indie games with novel mechanics. Except the Avengers game is fun to play through the main story and co-op missions are fun to play with my kids or strangers on-line. (None of my friends play this game, something you may relate with).

    Full disclosure, I spent $16 on this game in a Black Friday sale. Honestly, the game should be free-to-play. Rather than fix bugs or add diversity of enemies, the developers made more skins and upgrade material. Rather than make a must play game in service of fans, the developers fine tuned the store to encourage you to buy more skins. I have no empathy for the loss of revenue this game represents for the studio or the publisher. They saw what happened to Destiny, The Division, Fallout '76, and Anthem, and Star Wars Battlefront II and they pushed forward with games-as-a-service anyway. They saw the success of Spider-Man on PS4 and never said to themselves, "If we make a great game with these characters, people will buy it!".

    All-in-all, this game is not a bad budget title. Astoundingly enough, the developer is adding more playable content, trying to fix the progression system, and adding free skins for playing. This is a Hail Mary play that may not work. People will probably play for free skins and then quit anyway. So if you ever want to enjoy this game, jump in now before a death spiral kills it. (The death spiral is when people quit because they think people aren't playing. And then as matchmaking stops working, more people quit. That leads to more people quitting. Then the studio decides they don't want to pay for the servers so they pull the plug. This is how these kinds of games die.)
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  6. Jul 31, 2021
    3
    This would have been good if it was just a single player game with no “gear” system. If you compare this game to Spider-man then you’ve gotThis would have been good if it was just a single player game with no “gear” system. If you compare this game to Spider-man then you’ve got something with absolutely no soul and no love. I am genuinely so dissatisfied because I really like Kamala Khan and her character because she is such a wholesome character filled with love. She feels wrong in this game because it is obviously just a money vacuum for Disney. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    One of the most disappointing games i have ever played. This is emptiest and most lackluster game ever made.

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