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  • Summary: X-Men: Destiny has you playing a new recruit amongst comic's motley mutant band, and promises a branching storyline that features a deep element of choice.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 51
  2. Negative: 25 out of 51
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    78
    Silicon Knights may not be treading into its Eternal Darkness territory here, but at least it's steering clear of its Too Human regime. This Destiny's got some weight behind it.
  2. Oct 2, 2011
    60
    X-Men: Destiny feels like a demo for a bigger game that never was. Little of the excitement that could have followed in the booted footsteps of X-Men Legends or Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is buried within its too-short campaign and thin smattering of gameplay. It's Dynasty Warriors for mutants; it can be fun at the outset, even with all the button-mashing, but the boxed-in world is not enough to distract from the hollow feeling of this particular destiny.
  3. Sep 30, 2011
    55
    Even for an action brawler, this one is as mindless as they come.
  4. Sep 27, 2011
    50
    Some boss battles are absolutely thrilling, and the plot, while somewhat convoluted, definitely feels like a proper X-Men story, but the dull, monotonous battles and lack of polish hamstring the game.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2011
    40
    This game's destiny? The bargain bin. [Issue#78, p.84]
  6. Sep 29, 2011
    40
    In X-Men: Destiny, mindless combat and meaningless choices combine to create a new mutation of boredom.
  7. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Oct 31, 2011
    24
    Even for the notoriously shabby ghetto of licensed-games, X-Men Destiny represents a new low. Activision have sent this one out to die. [Christmas 2011, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    If you like kicking a lot of ass 110% of the time...this one is for you. It was a lot of fun, and I usually don't even like beat'em ups. I hadIf you like kicking a lot of ass 110% of the time...this one is for you. It was a lot of fun, and I usually don't even like beat'em ups. I had to force myself to go to bed! The real focus of this game is the brawler style combat, and evolving your mutant to kick even more ass as you go. The combat is simple and easy to pick up. As you unlock abilities you'll find yourself immediately satisfied that you're now a tank who can wreck 100 guys at once. The story is on par for any comic book (that is to say, fairly ridiculous), and the graphics are not the best (with a few glaring errors). I have to be honest though, I actually enjoyed playing it. It was cool to dig into the back stories of the other Xmen/Brotherhood characters, and fighting alongside different ones via the 'Destiny Choices' was a nice touch. The combat itself is gorgeous, and as you evolve it just gets better. I'd recommend it to anyone new to the brawler genre. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    9
    pretty solid game. story was decent but the morality/ choice of team thing made up for that. fighting does get repetitive but its still hardpretty solid game. story was decent but the morality/ choice of team thing made up for that. fighting does get repetitive but its still hard to put the game down. its not as good as i had expected but that doesnt mean it aint worth $60. get it. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    Yes the controls and moves are a tad mid-00's game like for a 2011 game, but X-Men: Destiny might be my favorite marvel game. Easy controls,Yes the controls and moves are a tad mid-00's game like for a 2011 game, but X-Men: Destiny might be my favorite marvel game. Easy controls, but what's important is the story line. It should have been expanded but they make up for it by allowing to play through multiple times. By far, this is the best X-Men game yet. Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2012
    5
    Stupid, button mashing fun. I only wish I could see my girl's face, that freaking scarf thing drives me crazy.

    Not great--and certainly not
    Stupid, button mashing fun. I only wish I could see my girl's face, that freaking scarf thing drives me crazy.

    Not great--and certainly not worth $60, but if you buy it used you'll be happy enough with it. The locations are varied enough, you meet most of your favorites along the way, and all in all, if you go in not expecting a whole lot, you'll be fine.
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  5. Sep 29, 2011
    4
    Once every so often, you sit down with a game with so much promise that it almost makes you squeal like a little girl. This is what XM:D willOnce every so often, you sit down with a game with so much promise that it almost makes you squeal like a little girl. This is what XM:D will do for many video game/ comic book geeks. You play as a NEW MUTANT? You get to PICK HIS/HER POWERS? Sign me up! The only issue we have here is a middling developer with no direction pumping out at an Activision-like pace, and in the end we get a thinly veiled excuse for a generic beat-em-up. Silicon Knights, whoâ Expand
  6. Oct 3, 2011
    2
    X-Men: Destiny had such great promise; unfortunately it failed dismally in delivering on it...

    You start out by choosing one of three
    X-Men: Destiny had such great promise; unfortunately it failed dismally in delivering on it...

    You start out by choosing one of three youngsters oblivious to their mutant abilities and predictably once a horrific event takes place you discover you them. Throughout the course of the game you make various choices to help you expand upon these abilities. To keep it simple the game uses a mix of choices at key moments and a simple "Power branch system" in order to define what powers you utilise and which you will expand on. This sounds fantastic, but it's not really. The main power choices are pretty limited and result in much the same thing whichever way you go. The "Sub Powers" allow you to define the type of attack and defence modifiers each of your chosen powers has, e.g. Pyro's fire or Colossusâ
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  7. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    Cette revue contient des spoilers, cliquez sur l'expansion de vue. De loin le pire des X-Men jeu jamais réalisé. IlCette revue contient des spoilers, cliquez sur l'expansion de vue. De loin le pire des X-Men jeu jamais réalisé. Il est triste que cette dernière jamais obtenu un concept de design. Les doublages est terrible, les graphismes sont au début X360, au mieux, même les sous-titres ne correspondent pas au dialogue vocal. Par ailleurs, les concepteurs avaient peu ou pas de fond sur les X-Men autres que les personnages NPC. Silicon Knights n'a pas fait de devoirs. Ils ont à peine faire un effort dans ce pour un bon match. Avez-vous de choisir X-Men/Brotherhood? Oui. Est-ce que d'autres choix font la différence? Non, c'est tout simplement un dialogue muet. Apparemment costumes accorder des pouvoirs dans ce jeu aussi. Qu'est-ce? Si vous êtes vraiment un fan X-Men/Marvel/Comic, je dirais que louer cette au mieux. Assez pour voir juste comment ils ont ruiné certains personnages préférés et les concepts (comme Nightcrawler. Permet donner dreadlocks et Kurt certains anneaux hippie sur sa queue). N'importe qui d'autre, c'est votre argent, et vous pouvez faire comme vous voulez avec elle. Mais ce n'est pas n'importe où près d'un neuf, ou même d'un 5 à cela. C'est glitchy et même lent à certains moments Expand

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