Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
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  1. Dec 8, 2022
    Marvel's Midnight Suns is, without question, my Game of the Year and has quickly become one of my favorite games of all time.
  2. Jan 3, 2023
    Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a massive game filled with content and details, and no matter if you are a Marvel fan or not, you will find something to like in this deep RPG.
  3. Dec 19, 2022
    Apart from the excessively long learning curve, Marvel's Midnight Suns is an amazing surprise with some of the world's most famous heroes in a different way than usual. It is certainly one of the best games of 2022 and yet another example of Firaxis' impeccable quality.
  4. 90
    If not for a rather significant bug that dragged back my progress, Marvel’s Midnight Suns would have been an absolute joy from start to finish. A nice twist on the RPG format that lets you get up close and personal (platonically) with some of the biggest names in the Marvel universe.
  5. Dec 9, 2022
    The weirdest Marvel game is also one of the best. With an enormous number of complementary systems, a simple but deep combat system, and a mountain of delightful character moments to explore, Midnight Suns shines a brilliant light into one of Marvel’s lesser-known corners. This is a huge game, but also a comfortable and warm game for strategy and Marvel fans alike. Possibly the best release of the holiday season, and one of the strongest games of the year.
  6. Dec 7, 2022
    Marvel's Midnight Suns is probably my top shocker for the year. I'm surprised at how well everything comes together. It almost seems like a bit too much on paper, but it feels amazing once you get your hands on the game. The combat is addictive and incredibly fun, and the story is pure comic book schlock in the best sort of ways. If you are looking for Marvel XCOM, you'll be disappointed, but that's the most significant "flaw" I can think of. Marvel fans of all types will be delighted with Midnight Suns, which is a love letter to the spooky side of the universe. It's a game that I easily see myself coming back to time and time again.
  7. Dec 11, 2022
    Marvel's Midnight Suns can be considered one of the best hero-based strategy games. It has that MCU twist we all know and feels more like a Marvel's Ultimate Alliance spin-off at the same time. The combat system is very intuitive but something is missing. 100% recommended to fans of this genre and comics.
  8. Jan 9, 2023
    As it stands, I had a blast stepping into the role of the Hunter and getting to hang out and battle with a colorful assortment of Marvel heroes in a supernatural-tinged adventure. I’m already eagerly awaiting the future DLC for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Sometimes, you do draw a winning hand.
  9. Dec 14, 2022
    Any fan of Marvel can get Midnight Suns without a doubt. Its many references to the MCU, well-written characters and in-depth gameplay mechanics make it a pleasure to play. The game is also packed with content, so you won't get bored easily. It is unfortunate, however, that it is not very strong graphically, but that should not be a reason to pass up the game. Recommended.
  10. Dec 15, 2022
    Marvel's Midnight Suns is a turn-based RPG with great narrative and friendly gameplay. It has every tool to reach a young fanbase with Marvel's heroes in thrilling adventures for those who enjoy this kind of game. The only issue is that it doesn't look like a new gen game, but you can overlook that if you're willing to have fun.
  11. Dec 11, 2022
    Too much of a good thing: The outstanding combat system, including great Marvel fan service, almost sinks into an annoying mush of unnecessarily ramified micro-management, boring dialogues and boring hiking tours in environments whose optics seem to be ten years old.
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    Feb 11, 2023
    Saving the world involves more chatting than we expected, but by balancing combat with a hero houseshare, Firaxis has delivered one of the best Marvel games in years. [Issue#23, p.62]
  13. Feb 4, 2023
    Midnight Suns is a complete package created with passion and love, and that's why it stands out from many lifeless Marvel releases we've seen lately. It oozes substance, which is why not many will focus on the relatively weak visuals and technical problems.
  14. Feb 2, 2023
    Marvel's Midnight Suns is a robust and very fun tactical RPG adventure with beautiful visuals, fantastic characters, a complex but fun combat system, excellent social gameplay and overall, despite the stale feel the game gives off, it looks and sounds fantastic.
  15. Dec 24, 2022
    Firaxis is finally coming out of their comfort zone. I know - it's also a turn-based strategy game, what they are known for in the last few decades - but with added systems like the card games, some RPG elements and the friendship system, are adding more spice to the already perfected formula.
  16. Marvel's Midnight Suns is an enjoyable tactical strategy - deck building game that both comic book and MCU fans will love. It manages to take its place among the good Marvel games.
  17. Dec 19, 2022
    Even though the world is in danger and Lilith is a force to be reckoned with, Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a popcorn flick of a game purely designed to entertain its players. It can be silly! Sometimes, it will be serious. You don’t need to think too hard about it. No experience with Marvel series or Firaxis games is needed. You can hop into it, play for a few hours, and save the day alongside major and minor heroes.
  18. Dec 19, 2022
    Forcing players to utilize their least played characters is particularly telling of the game’s design philosophy, for the success of your multipart battle proves that Midnight Suns is only as strong as its weakest links.
  19. Dec 13, 2022
    Midnight Suns is a salad with nice dressing and some juicy steak over cheap iceberg lettuce: I'm not here for the lettuce, but I'll certainly eat it as long as it means I get the steak. It's one of the best tactics games of the last five years.
  20. Dec 12, 2022
    While the dialogue, of which there is a lot, can sometimes revel in its corniness, there is a lot to love in this strangely multifaceted game. Much lighter than the dark and brooding trailers suggested, Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a game that somehow mixed XCOM’s military strategy style combat with a social sim in which your character helps friends with their personal problems and forges bonds. Small strange slice-of-life options, like having the ability to have characters change clothes every day or customizing various room,s turns this into a game that you almost feel like you can live in. Which is a good thing because I did not want to leave it.
  21. Dec 12, 2022
    Midnight Suns is a revelation in tactics gameplay, ditching movement constraints in service of its superhero cast. Its story is well told and voiced, and in between combat there’s a wonderful hub to explore. Structured like a daily tasks Persona-type experience, it won me over with oodles of character and design smarts throughout, keeping me coming back day after day.
  22. Dec 6, 2022
    Marvel’s Midnight Suns pulls all its different elements together to create a memorable tactical RPG. The combat is the main event and its execution resulted in every battle being an enjoyable event, whether it was taking on a nefarious supervillain or relieving Hydra of the ownership of a valuable artifact. Outside of battle, life in the Abbey is full of activities and social interaction with other super heroes that greatly flesh out its RPG elements. The dialogue trees aren’t the most in depth ever created, but they’re fleshed out enough where they help the world feel alive and worth saving from Lilith. The end result is a game that isn’t just a must play for superhero fans, but one that should be experienced by RPG fans in general.
  23. Dec 5, 2022
    Marvel’s Midnight Suns proves that when the right developer is given the keys to the Marvel toy box, something very special can happen. Like Insomniac Games and Eidos-Montréal before them, Firaxis have been unafraid to put their own stamp on a beloved universe, taking gameplay elements it’s already known and loved for and giving it a Marvel makeover that just works. What could have been a simple XCOM reskin is genuinely the best superhero game of 2022, and an adventure that no fan of costumed do-gooders should miss.
  24. Dec 19, 2022
    Don’t get me wrong, Marvel Midnight Suns fits squarely into that lineage, but there’s also much more to it than simply getting your squadmates into the right position. It’s an interesting mix, but it’s also one that the game more or less pulls off pretty well.
  25. 70
    The point here is that even I can enjoy this game, and I am most certainly not the target market for Marvel. What Firaxis has done is truly impressive, in taking a property that is known for big, dumb action and turning it into a genuinely interesting and furious tactics RPG. Those who are still convinced that Marvel stories are worthwhile will probably enjoy the story and application of characters, too. This means that this is going to be even more worthwhile for them. However, I do think that everyone, regardless of how invested you are in Disney’s content goldmine, will find something to appreciate about this one.
  26. Dec 11, 2022
    Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a hero on the battlefield, where its card-based combat is a hit. The release’s more adventurous social aspects are conceptually interesting, allowing you to candidly interact with a spectrum of personalities, but the writing and cutscene direction simply isn’t up to scratch. It means that you’ll spend long stretches of gameplay itching to get back to the action, but the lure of the tactical battles with pull you through. It’s an unusual, unfocused title at times, but one with character and ambition that’s easy to appreciate.
  27. Mar 21, 2023
    Marvel’s Midnight Suns has many of the elements that would make it a great special event story – it carries off its pulpy narrative pretty well despite the bland protagonist, and the combat is a competent adaptation of superhero action into a strategy format. However, the slow pacing of the narrative and battles, not to mention the wrong-headed approach to the home base and team building make Midnight Suns feel disjointed and torpid. This is one special event that won’t become a collectible.
  28. Dec 7, 2022
    While there's a lot to love about its RPG elements and card-based gameplay, Marvel's Midnight Suns ultimately frustrates too much to be considered a true genre great. Its compelling supernatural premise and gameplay are undermined by MCU-style snark and a disappointing lack of polish, making it land with the impact of a low-charge Iron Man repulsor blast and not a well-timed hit to the face from one of Ghost Rider's patented Hellfire chains. Firaxis Games' title may be fun to play, but its story serves as a disappointing reminder of how Marvel's identity has been homogenized by a decade of formulaic silver screen dominance.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 99
  2. Negative: 24 out of 99
  1. Dec 4, 2022
    I have played for 20 hours and I have to say that it is impressive.

    1.The combat is complete, with many skills to use, interaction with the
    I have played for 20 hours and I have to say that it is impressive.

    1.The combat is complete, with many skills to use, interaction with the stage. There are different missions, such as defeating all enemies, winning in a set number of turns, and more.

    2. The abbey has many places to explore, and to train the heroes.

    The only fault I can make is that the faces of the characters are a bit badly designed, otherwise it's an extraordinary game, I'm loving it.
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  2. Dec 4, 2022
    Really bad game, no repair, no defence, only attack mode. Nothing to explore, bad character editor..
  3. Dec 10, 2022
    Hero Ops broke the game. critical bug with which it is not possible to continue the passage. releasing games like this is trash.