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  • Summary: X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debutX-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Vicarious Visions have once again done an exceptional job in adapting a console game to a handheld system, yet for the first time ever, have made it virtually indistinguishable.
  2. On the PSP, it really shines, offering up a portable dungeon hack that matches its consoles counterparts in just about everyway -- something you can rarely say for a PSP port.
  3. The gameplay is great, and feels right at home on the PSP. The controls are quite comfortable, and (expect for the lack of camera control on a second analog stick) work just as well as the console iterations.
  4. 84
    X-Men Legends 2 feels like it was made for the PSP. This style of dungeon crawler is ideal for quick bursts of action on a handheld and the addition of four player co-op sweetens the pot.
  5. While some of the game exceeds that of the console counterparts, problems with load times, camera angles, and some unstable frame rates hold it back.
  6. 80
    Graphically, it can be too impressive for its own good at times, and the online experience doesn't quite measure up to that of the consoles, but it does more than enough things right to make it worth a look.
  7. It should go without saying that if you already own one of the home console versions of X-Men Legends II: Rise Of Apocalypse, then you can almost certainly live without the PSP version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    10
    the best game for PSP!
  2. CharlesF.
    Oct 18, 2005
    10
    It's the best multiplayer game in the history!!
  3. DavidL.
    Nov 5, 2005
    10
    Wow, what a great game. This is an almost PERFECT translation of X-Men Legends 2 from the console versions (YES, even the graphics) with some Wow, what a great game. This is an almost PERFECT translation of X-Men Legends 2 from the console versions (YES, even the graphics) with some more cool additions like new missions and characters. There is some lag in the framerate when loading, and the load times can be pretty long, but those are tiny problems when looking at the rest of the game. With its massive assortment of characters and its great story, this game gets my highest recommendation. Expand
  4. RayP.
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    This game is great. It sometimes has pauses for a second or two during gameplay but not enough to detract. The PSP has been missing a good This game is great. It sometimes has pauses for a second or two during gameplay but not enough to detract. The PSP has been missing a good RPG. This is a great addition to the library. Expand
  5. TidB.
    Aug 21, 2006
    9
    I really like this game, it's easy enough for a girlie girl to pick up and smack the crap out of some mean beasts but also hard enough I really like this game, it's easy enough for a girlie girl to pick up and smack the crap out of some mean beasts but also hard enough for the boyfriend to be entertained whilst on the loo. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2011
    7
    pros: decent roster of characters, pretty good graphics, interesting story. cons: boring and dark gameplay and interface, loading times arepros: decent roster of characters, pretty good graphics, interesting story. cons: boring and dark gameplay and interface, loading times are annoying, too deep for psp, all the characters' melee are similar, beast isn't a playable character. OVERALL: fun for a while but sometimes too hard and an overall dull game. Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2020
    4
    Truly horrible UI design that incur unnecessary interaction and time lost on the player. Missions are simply getting from A to B exercises.

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