Marvel Heroes 2016 is the premier Marvel MMO-ARPG that you have been waiting for! Play as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and more. Battle infamous villains such as Dr. Doom, Loki, Magneto to save the universe.
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Release Date: Jun 4, 2014

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June 30

The Age of Ultron Arrives

The Age of Ultron has arrived. Our 58th playable Hero, Ultron, has joined Marvel Heroes 2016!

About Ultron

It was a cold day in December when Ultron became self-aware. Hank Pym had no idea exactly what consequences the machine’s sentience would unleash on the world. But before the brilliant Avenger could act, Ultron rebelled. Not just against its creator, but against all organic life. Over time, Ultron has upgraded and rebuilt itself continually while pushing the evolutionary boundaries of synthetic life. Each step brings Ultron closer to perfection. But Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Avengers, have always pulled the plug Ultron’s campaigns. Now Ultron’s prime directive has been updated, taking this machine’s unlimited functionality to unstoppable levels.

Drop by the Ultron Forums for in-depth discussions on his powers, future costumes, and more.

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June 3

Celebrate our 3rd Anniversary!

Saturday, June 4, marks the third anniversary of the launch of Marvel Heroes – now known as Marvel Heroes 2016 – and we invite everyone to join the celebration! The festivities begin Friday, June 3, with an all-day stream from Beginning at 11:00 a.m. PDT, Gazillion staff will tag-team throughout the day, as they each speak to their roles on the game and answer questions from viewers. There may even be the occasional surprise reveal…

The in-game celebration begins this Friday as well, with the return of some of our most popular gameplay events (Midtown Madness and Mystic Mayhem), a server-side boost to experience points, and a few other surprises.

6/3 to 6/9- WEEK 1 Events!
  • Midtown Madness All Week - Head to Midtown for a chance at very rare items such as the Midtown Fortune Card, an increased chance to roll cosmic or unique items, and more! Patrol Boosts return to the store as well.
  • Mystic Mayhem - Defeat the Demon Lord N’astirh in Infernal Limbo, Legendary Mystic Scroll drops, higher rare rune drop rates, Strike on Limbo mission, and more!
  • Cosmic Leveling Boost - Receive a boost when Cosmic Leveling!
  • 163% server side XP Bonus - Just as it sounds, a +163% XP bonus all week!
  • Brood Danger Room Tournament
6/3 to 6/9- WEEK 1 Sales!

For the first week of our 3rd Anniversary Celebration, we're extending our 15% Bonus G sale as well as our Hero and Costume BOGO sale!

This is just the beginning so stay tuned for more details on this month long event!

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"If you’re looking for a game that effectively meshes elements of both the MMO and ARPG genres and you love (or don’t mind) the Marvel IP, you can’t really go wrong with Marvel Heroes."

"Offering an unparalleled amount of raw gaming fun, deep progression systems, and a seemingly never ending stream of meaningful gameplay updates, Marvel Heroes 2015 is a game that continues to improve and impress at every turn in the road. ...Gazillion has left no stone unturned in its commitment to make Marvel Heroes 2015 the best it can be. It offers simple enough systems for even the most casual of online gamers to immediately grasp, and enough depth that it was easily one of our most played titles of 2014."
Ten Ton Hammer

“Marvel Heroes 2015 is one of the strongest, most energized free-to-play titles out there that is truly free-to-play.”

“Since there is no initial cost, and even other characters and costumes can be unlocked for free, we highly recommend you give it a spin. Even if you ignore all the crafting, and extras, the games’ storyline and artwork are worth experiencing.”
Gaming Trend

“Marvel Heroes combines the best of the MMO genre with the best of the Action RPG genre.”

"Fun, varied, large and ever expanding, no comic fan should miss trying the relaunch of which may end up becoming one of the leaders of the genre." (Translated)

About This Game

Marvel Heroes 2016 is the Marvel MMO ARPG that you have been waiting for! Play as Iron Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many more as they team up to try and stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube. Marvel Heroes 2016 features a deep leveling system unique to each Super Hero, diverse locations set across the expansive Marvel Universe, a robust crafting system, action-packed player-versus-player (PvP) and much more. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Action RPG for PC created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo 2 with an extensive original story crafted by Marvel super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.

About the Author: The story of Marvel Heroes 2016 is crafted by comic book super scribe Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers vs X-Men and many more).

About the Story: The Cosmic Cube is a device of untold power capable of changing the very fabric of reality at the whim of its possessor. The brilliant but malevolent Dr. Doom has the Cube, and with it he aims to reshape the world in his own image. Determined to succeed where the Cube's previous wielders have failed, Doom has lined up villainous allies to prevent the super-heroes from interfering. Can you unravel Doctor Doom's sinister plan and stop him before it's too late?
Marvel Heroes 2016 combines core gameplay elements of Diablo with the expansive library of characters from the Marvel Universe.

Key Features

  • Engage in Action-RPG-style gameplay, but in an MMO world.
  • Team up online with your friends, or play solo.
  • Randomly generated environments are different every time you play.
  • Collect and play as your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Star-Lord, Wolverine, Hulk, Storm, Dr. Strange, and many others.
  • Choose from a list of fan favorites from the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, and every corner of the Marvel Universe.
  • Build your character using a library of spectacular powers appropriate to your hero.
  • Play through hours of story content, or try out many of our other numerous game modes such as X-Defense, Holo-Sim, and more!
  • Marvel Heroes 2016 features the first ever raid in an Action-RPG, gather friends and take on Surtur!
  • Customize your character with a library of costumes from Marvel’s rich history.
  • Summon other heroes to fight along side you with Team-Ups, such as Falcon, Firestar, Drax, Gamora, and Groot.
  • Discover an endless variety of gear to increase your hero's power.
  • Explore the Marvel Universe in a story crafted by comic book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
  • Visit famous locations from the Marvel Universe, from Avengers Tower to Mutant Town to the Savage Land.
  • Smash through hordes of iconic Marvel enemies, such as the dreaded Purifiers and the legions of HYDRA.
  • Face off against dozens of super-villains.
And It's All free-to-play With Marvel Heroes!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64, Windows 8 32/64, Windows 10 32-bit
    • Processor: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 3GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible with 512MB VRAM (Nvidia 8800 Series, ATI HD3800 Series, Intel HD 3000)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Current Generation Quad Core (Intel Core i7, Core i5 or AMD FX Series)
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card:Discrete video card with 2GB of VRAM (Nvidia GTX 600 or 700 Series, AMD R9 or HD7900 Series)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card: Discrete or Onboard GPU with 512MB VRAM (Nvidia 9600m GT, Intel HD 4000)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
    • OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Current Generation Quad Core (Intel Core i7, Core i5, Xeon)
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card: Discrete GPU with 2GB of VRAM (Nvidia GTX Series, AMD FirePro Series)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
Customer reviews
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Mostly Positive (179 reviews)
Very Positive (11,246 reviews)
Recently Posted
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I want to love this game, but I can't.
Played it back then and quit it because it got boring.
Felt like a greatly executed, but soulles Diablo clone.
I got back to it and wonders! It still felt like it.
Graphics are good, gameplay is fine, but can't help it feel like you play a generic arpg with Marvel skins. You are a thug fighting thugs. That's all to it. Wish there would be more...
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Nice game
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73.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
after 2 months of playing the game and buying heroes the game CRASHED.
I could NOT do anything with the game and I had to ask Steam to remove it from
my library. It was a fun game upto that point.

PLAY at your own RISK.
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270.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This is one of the best free to play games I have ever played. There is a ton of things to do, and most can be done with friends, or solo. The end game is a set of three weekly raids that can be completed in a couple hours. The PVP is bad, and nobody really does it, which leads to a fairly pleasant community. There is one thing that players should buy -- STASH ( shared hero storage ).
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
+ Nice graphic & sound
+ Smooth combat

- Nice roster of characters but cost a lot to unlock
- Mediocre quests

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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22

Imagine playing Diablo with thousands of characters with different suits of armor and clothing. They all have the FIREBALL skill, same dmg, efect and mechanics but just different colors.

Do not be allured by the ability to play Deadpool...

Original Review:

WHAT IS THIS? This game is clearly a rip-off of all ARPGs out there. EXACTLY all the characters have the same skill.. There is nothing UNIQUE to this game. Imagine playing Diablo or Torchlight with 100s of different characters but they all have the same skill just different animation and effects.

Yes, it is very tempting trying to play aRPG using ur favorite marvel hero. But that is it, this game is an embarassment.

For Example:

AoE based skill around the Main Char.
Capt America = Swings shield around, does dmg
Hulk, Collossus = Slams ground, does dmg
Black Widow, Daredevil, Spiderman, Deadpool = Bicycle kicks around like a maniac, does dmg.
Ghost Rider = Swings flaming chains around, does dmg
Thor = Calls Lightning, does dmg.
Ironman, Cyclops, Vision = Lasers around, does dmg.
Wolverine & any other bladed guys = Berserks around, does dmg.

Linear Based skill.
Capt america = throws shield in a linear line, does dmg.
Black Widow, Deadpool = shoots gun, does dmg.
Ghost RIder and any other magician types = Throws fireball or any colored ball, does dmg.
Hulk and any other buff guy = Throws fist that magically pops out wind, does dmg.

I would understand if the Left Click or the default attack is the same with different animation. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE? C'mon!

Heck, there's more but you get the picture. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME SKILL, EVEN THE SAME DAMAGE!, only the animation is different.

There is exactly no point in buying the characters, just play any character and you get the skill.

Better play any other aRPG games out there that allows you to mod characters. I can get more fun out of playing "Gauntlet" in gameboy Color than this.
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a horde of kittens
90.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Fun game, if you like poe & diablo you'll enjoy this :)
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not famous
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
It's fun but the objective and directions you're supposed to go can get confusing.
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20.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
why the hell cant i kill unstopible ultron at the beging of the game i cant do anything else thers nothing else on the internet to fix it kill it i cant do **** it;s terroble why the hell ge this
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3,940.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
It's kind of alright.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
237.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Wow, Spider-Man AND Deadpool are in diablo? I'm sold. Thanks Blizzard.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
119.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
My experience:
When I first played, it was thanks to a sale for iron man and captain america. These two characters gave me a good start and a good experience. After playing my first few hours and got the feel for everything, I started to find myself grinding. Many players to help you on your adventures along side team-up partners to help you in fights. Exploring the world of Marvel was fun, even for none comic fans, you can skip video's if needed. You have a top down view but it works very well with the gameplay. In the options, i'd recommend checking it all out, it can help with inventory space, picking up items and more. There is a random feel to the game both missions & towns / citys. Ingame achivements in the 10k ratio & for Steam under 100. Gameplay value is pretty good considering the price is free. Entirnty & cube shards are pretty good to remember and always take them as they pay for characters and uniqe unlocks.

Loot / levelup system:
The item loot system is intresting, the level system in play is very intresting. I found myself wanting to levelup characters to 50 and earn omega points as fast as I could. You'd have to check it out for yourself to better understand it.

In-game cash shop?:
Yes, it has a shop. I currently have spent 15$ on this game & feel it was worth it. You can buy your way up, speed up gathering or take chances on finding rare loot. Fix buy's such as costumes, powerup tokens & boosts. Buying stash is a thing too. The S.T.A.S.H is probly the most decent price set at a fix 5$ USD. Remember, most of the items you do actually see in the cash shop can actually be awarded via loot, chance or ingame shops, Events & in-game cash or prizes.

MMORPG Aspect:
It's a MMORPG indefently. I think the only downside for most MMO users for this game is the lack of character customization. I mean, you can't create you're own character, you unlock characters and have fashion.

Boss fights, dungeons, battles?:
Many random boss events throughout Marvel heroes. You can fight good guys too. The bosses normally fought in citys or danger rooms require help, can be very tanky, deadly but rewarding. Most cases, if your running terminals suspificly green or red, you should be great even on solo runs. This game is Solo lonewolf supportive for those die hard solo runners.
These are somewhat the dungeons you run as you grow to lvl 60. Terminals are very rewarding and can have random aspects. Run terminals 1 of each a day to gain cube shards and rewards. Green is easier, red more difficult.
Danger rooms:
A unige dungeon creation processing room that allows you to generate or create tickets to portals of simulation. Each ticket can have random properties such as con's and pros. Its very random and has a very intresting feel. Danger rooms can be very difficult and shows difficulty ratings before you create the portal. You can sell them for alot too. Each ticket has its own rarity and can be located within the game off random bad guys, bosses, or cosmic enemys. The danger room from what little i've played has me intrested in playing more.

Is this more PTW than it is FTP?:
I'd have to say no, it's a choice. If you want to save money, you can buy the stuff you feel you want or need. You also get much more gameplay value if you don't spend money in the cash shop however, There is many PTW options but there is many FTP ways around these PTW options if you got the time to spend. Most people would rather just spend the few bucks tho to get comfortable. Therefore i'd say it is open for PTW. I must add tho, not all of it is PTW and must be achivied within the game. There is many good ftp options that is some what a must for all.

Coop. It is based for coop. The game is prefect for friends and users that rather team-up gameplay than fight one another. There is pvp and has the word Beta, I've never tried it. It has a PlayStation 2 console game feel to it. I remember seeing some of Marvel games top down view back in the day. They seemed good and always had good sound fx, gameplay, features.

Gameplay: 8
Soundfx: 8
Graphics: 6
FunFactor: 8
Total: 8.7

Umbrella Korp approves this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
173.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Fun to play for a few weeks and gets boring, come back a few months later, begin cycle again. If you like diablo or marvel its a good time for a free game that gets new content every 6 months to a year.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
+ Nice graphic & sound
+ Smooth combat

- Nice roster of characters but cost a lot to unlock
- Mediocre quests

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Fun game, if you like poe & diablo you'll enjoy this :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
i really like it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
975.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Excellent game, great graphics, fantastic developers who listen to the players input. Great community, not a play to win game, and a game that keeps sucking you back in. Few free to plays hit it on the noggin, and this is one of those rare ones that just did it right, and listened.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,133.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Decent ARPG, really free to play, you can get everything the game has to offer without spending money , except for the extra bank space which lets you hoard more items.
Recommended if you are a Marvel fan as it lets you play a great number of heroes and villains, otherwise keep looking for another way to pass your time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
It makes you feel like your favorite super hero! Has a fun campaign with lots of support from other players. Once I beat the game I did not play it anymore, but it's a free game with a fun story and compelling multiplayer. Worth the download!!
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