Marvel Heroes 2015 is the 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.
User reviews: Very Positive (5,560 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 4, 2014

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"Disclosure: I received a review key. very fun arpg with tons of different skill sets. This is made by the same person as diablo 2 and it shows."

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September 18

Game Update Maintenance 9/18

The Marvel Heroes 2015 servers are coming down at 12PM PDT for Game Update 1.16.

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September 12

Marvel Heroes 2015 1.15 Patch Notes


The southern belle X-Man herself, Rogue has joined the cast of Marvel Heroes 2015! One of our most frequently requested heroes, Rogue boasts the most diverse powerset in all of Marvel Heroes history.

Able to steal powers from friend and foe alike, players can build Rogue as they see fit with access to over 90 stealable powers (which will increase with each Hero, Supervillain, and Team-Up Hero released!) in addition to her iconic super strength and flight powers that she had stolen from Ms. Marvel.

For her Signature and Ultimate abilities, Rogue recalls multiple stolen powers at once from iconic mutants - with her Signature resulting in a deadly, screen-wide blast and her Ultimate transforming her physical form into an amalgamation of other mutants!


Odin’s Bounty has returned and with it, a game mode rotation (with a new twist)!

In order to give player’s choice over when and where they want their lootsplosions and avoid slowdowns, buffed game modes will drop new Chests of Odin’s Bounty!

These chests contain numerous pieces of gear, XP, a chance at Odin Marks and even a very small chance at the Mysterious Crimson Box containing boss-specific artifacts.

These Chests of Odin’s Bounty have a short 5 cooldown to prevent players from using too many boxes and causing performance issues.

An additional very rare "jackpot" loot bonus can trigger during the Odin's Bounty event. This loot bonus is know as "Odin's Gift" and can contain a large pile of loot. As a bonus, the Odin's Bounty boost will provide an additional chance of receiving this Odin's Gift in addition to the Odin Mark benefits.

Schedule here with multiple time zones:

In addition, a daily mission has been added for the event: Deliver Odin’s Wrath!

Serve as Odin’s champion and deliver Odin’s own wrath to the enemies of Asgard for a special reward! Head to Lady Sif in Avengers Tower (located near the waypoint) to receive this mission. This mission can be completed once per day during the course of the event and will return for each subsequent Odin’s Bounty.


Cybernetics is a new system for Marvel Heroes that gives you something to do with all the loot that you earn in the world, but isn't an specifically upgrade for your hero and would otherwise just stay on the ground and provide no benefit.
With the Cybernetics feature you can turn those items that would otherwise be worth nothing into Cybernetic Upgrades for your cosmetic pets or into a bit of cash for yourself.

We expect to iterate and expand on this system in the coming months, with various options for players to select and personalize their Cybernetic Vacuum experience. This feature is very much a game changer for an ARPG like Marvel Heroes and we're all pretty excited to launch it and keep working to improve it.

For a detailed FAQ, click here.

Note for next week: We have a slight radius increase the width of the Cybernetics Vacuum and we’ve removed the confirmation box when donating Cosmic Items


By popular demand, we have added a new UI element (found on your character sheet) known as the Currency Tab a few weeks earlier than we initially expected.

We have converted our first batch of currency types so that you’ll be able easily view them on one page, in addition to them no longer taking an inventory slot.

We'll be adding additional currency types in the coming weeks to the currency tab to cover as much as possible.


Jean Grey has received her 52 Design Review! With stunning new visuals and powers that offer unique mechanics depending on which form she is in, players are free to play Jean Grey as they see fit: as the powerful X-Man in control, or the raging Phoenix!

For more details, please see @TheArtofRawr’s in-depth write up here.


Jennifer Walters, otherwise known as She-Hulk is now available as a Team-Up Hero! With her brawling abilities and briefcase of legal documents (for real), She-Hulk is a force to be reckoned with both in the courtroom and the battlefield.

We’re aware this didn’t have enough legal jokes.


Emma Frost’s Diamond Form is now visible in all costumes!

Emma Frost’s Marvel NOW! costume’s coat is now animated with her run.


Silver Surfer's Electromagnetic Flux shipped with greatly mistuned damage and has been changed to follow the same relative balance formula as other powers in the game.

We apologize for letting this slip through the cracks in initial Surfer testing last month. Several players did report it before launch but due to the unusual nature of the power and lack of strong precedent in tuning tags, it did not get the attention it deserved. That has been corrected for future powers of a similar nature.

The changes are:
  • Base Damage per hit has increase very slightly.

  • Damage ‘ramp up’ is 50% each phase instead of 75%

  • Power Cosmic cost halved from 250/s to 125/s

  • Power Cosmic cost increases +25% each ramp up, so +50% total at max channel

  • Natural Power Cosmic regeneration is paused while channeling

Additionally, a bug was fixed in which the “micro-beams” were sometimes able to hit the main target. These beams are intended to “swat the flies” away rather than dealing additional damage to a boss or other lone target.


The Power Cosmic Legendary Item has been changed so that users can now gain 1500 damage rating to each damage type instead of allowing a three-damage type hero to gain 3000 total.

Heroes will still receive multiple stacks of +1 to all attributes, one for each damage type that they hit with (up to +3).

Only the raw damage affixes were affected (levels 2-4) to prevent a large disparity with Rogue, who can easily rotate 3 damage types. No other heroes are affected in any way by this change.


Due to unfortunately being omitted last week, Cosmic Prestige XP has been doubled this week and a Gifted Doop Rune will be granted as a free login gift for five days in a row, starting with this patch.


The Queens Intro Zone has been changed to be a single player, more easily navigated instance to prevent new players from becoming lost or confused.

This is one of the many small upgrades we're making to the new player experience to keep things simple and understandable.

We have a high volume of new players to Marvel Heroes - if you would like to suggest adjustments to early parts of the game, please see the thread in the Developer Feedback section of the forums. We've already received solid feedback that has resulted in some planned improvements.

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“Marvel Heroes 2015 is set to expand on everything that made the game successful, while trimming much of the fat in terms of improvements over the core model.”

– Hardcore Gamer

“Comparisons to the Diablo series aren’t lip-service; Marvel Heroes plays exactly like a gamma-irradiated puree of Diablo II and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Real-time mouseclicking combat? Check. Tons of loot? You bet! Crafting? Absolutely. Randomly generated levels and loot drops? Stop it, my nipples are getting hard. Speaking as a fan of both franchises (as well as the Marvel universe in general), my time in the closed beta was nothing short of nerdvana.”

- PC Gamer, May 2013

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


“Marvel Heroes is a beautiful game, and an incredibly fun one at that. It also offers a distinct change of pace for gamers who may dig certain aspects of Diablo III, but are looking for a richer overall setting to while away the hours.”

Ten Ton Hammer

About This Game

Marvel Heroes 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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
    • Processor: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 2GB
    • 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
    • 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 10.9 Mavericks
    • 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.
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91 of 117 people (78%) found this review helpful
713.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I recommend this game IF, and ONLY IF:

1) You bring your own friends.
2) You never contact customer support, or require help or moderation of any kind. At all.
3) You are ok with boutique pricing.

It's a fun game. They do a great job on the heroes. The roster is the highlight of this game, and depth and diversity of roster is what holds the Diablo clone that is Marvel Heroes together. That said, there are thirty-something heroes and maybe one and half heroes worth of content to play through, so there is a lot of repetition. Of course, repetition is the foundation of all video gaming, so, as usual, it's more a matter of finding a form of repetition you enjoy, as opposed to avoiding it, which is virtually impossible.

The main problem here is the community, by which I mean both the devs and the players. The players are the most sycophantic group of white knights I've ever encountered online, which is really saying a lot. You'd think you were playing the game with the dev's spouses, as personally as they take any and all criticism of such a deeply flawed title. And there is a lot of legitimate criticism to be made of a game that was downright terrible a year ago, and still, in its new playable form, remains only one-quarter finished, at the most generous estimate. Mention that fact, or allude to it in any way, and prepare to be made pariah by Marvel's zealot based online community. Worse, you could ask a question, and reveal yourself to be someone who does not comb the Marvel Heroes forums for the information required to play the game. Only a lazy scumbag would expect a game to be explained in-game, without having to go look up patch notes after leaving Steam to sign in at a third party website, and the Marvel community enforces this type of summary judgement with a mixture of glee and zeal that would impress even the most jaded citizens of Ironforge. This is internet tribalism at its finest, and the resulting experience as a player, particularly a new player, is correspondingly atrocious.

The devs and moderators, sadly, are far worse. Whether you're talking about the development team, or the moderators, poor communication is the hallmark of Gazillion Entertainment. Be prepared to do frequent out of game research, simply because the devs can't be bothered explaining even the simplest aspects of play in-game. And pray Yig will help you should you ever require assistance with anything, at any point, because the support department at Gaz certainly isn't going to help you. You will never be a good enough customer to even be treated like a customer, much less a good one.

Which is almost fascinating, because Marvel Heroes can be quite expensive. New heroes cost $4.50, $9, or $13.50, depending (mostly) on how long they've been available. A single new costume for said hero can be anywhere from $4.50 to $14.50. It is painfully easy to spend $500 on this game, and claims of thousands spent are not uncommon. This is boutique pricing straight off Melrose in LA, but the whole thing is run by a group of people whose customer service skills would be considered unprofessional by Orange County swap meet standards. The true marvel here is that Marvel has left their multizillion dollar IP in the hands of people who don't just ignore their customers, but often seem to have a genuine dislike for them.

Don't get me wrong. The game is fun to play.

Just bring your own friends. And be prepared to throw down big money. At a business where the proprietors and other customers will bridge the entire spectrum between pointed disinterest and open hostility.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
217.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Marvel Heroes is an interesting game. It plays like Diablo, as in it’s an action RPG with loot drops and classes (heroes) to play as. That said, it has had an interesting history, at least as far as video games go. It was originally developed by Cryptic Studios under the name Marvel Universe, but it ended up getting cancelled. Gazillion Studios took over the rights and rebranded it as the name we know today, minus the 2015. That came in May of this year, though I expect it to change to 2016 next summer. We’ll see about that, though. Anyway!

I’ve been playing Marvel Heroes 2015 off and on since July, and I’ve been having a blast so far. I picked Rocket Raccoon as my first hero (the one you get for starting the game) since he looked like he’d be a lot of fun, and Guardians of the Galaxy was about to hit theaters. I played him for a bit, to level 12 or so, but heard he was getting his powers completely changed by the developers. This made me wonder whether it was worth the time leveling him up or not, since he was going to change anyway, and I ended up putting him on the shelf for later.

Since I enjoyed the game enough to buy a hero, I chose to buy Loki; his powers were pretty unique, and I thought that it wouldn’t hurt to try something new. He has the ability to make illusions and send them after the enemy, either by hitting an enemy with his scepter or using another skill to create several. I remember using the ability he gets far down his illusion tree pretty often – the one where his illusions drop down like a meteor. Unfortunately, Loki’s Ultimate (a skill heroes get at level 52) is pretty lackluster. I admit I don’t know much about the comics (and I do hope to eventually change that) but Loki’s Ultimate has him turn into a frost giant for 20 seconds, changing the skill bar to unique skills only the frost giant can use. This would be fine if the frost giant didn’t move so slowly and if Loki actually did this in the comics. The Marvel Heroes 2015 forums are full of people expressing their distaste for Loki’s Ultimate, so hopefully it will change eventually. I thought it was kind of neat at first, turning into something so huge and powerful, but moving so slowly killed it for me. I did get Loki to level 60, though, and that helped me level up other heroes, since the game gives an experience boost the more heroes you have leveled to max.

Other heroes I have bought or randomly acquired with in-game currency (Eternity Splinters, which drop once every 6-8 minutes or so) include Iron Man, Squirrel Girl, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Human Torch, Thing, Taskmaster, Deadpool, Wolverine, Storm, Nova, Rogue, Moon Knight, Daredevil, Emma Frost, Punisher, Colossus, and Thor. So far, Human Torch and Iron Man have been my favorites to play, but I’ve just started to play Nova now and I haven’t touched Rogue yet.

As a whole, the gameplay is fun. I haven’t done any raids (end game content) yet, but even so I have felt some heroes needing more attention from the developers than others. Some heroes, such as Scarlet Witch, have not gotten their ’52 Rework, or 52 Review’ yet, which means she has no signature power. Like Ultimates, Signatures are unlocked at a certain level, though this level is 30, whereas Ultimates are 52. Signatures are usually pretty vital, and heroes without them really feel it. Not only that, but 52 Reviews usually end up with a complete overhaul of a hero’s powers. In other words, I haven’t played Scarlet Witch because I’m waiting for her Review.

Even with Reviews, some heroes are still lackluster, and need attention. Captain America is the one most people think of when they think of a hero who needs help. He’s squishier than he should be, and his signature doesn’t last long enough, with a minute long cooldown. (Most signatures have a 20-30 second cooldown, for comparison.) My boyfriend played Cap and really wanted to like him, but felt like he had too many problems right now. Hopefully Cap will get a loving readjustment, but we’ll see how long it takes for that to happen, if it ever does.

The free-to-play aspect of the game is pretty fair, especially compared to similar ones on the market. Eternity Splinters drop about once every 6-8 minutes, and are used to purchase heroes, box space, or team ups. 175 Eternity Splinters allow you to get a random hero. The downside to this is that you might get one you already have; if this happens you can level their Ultimate to have a shorter cooldown. The only thing I’ve felt needed to be purchased was box space, or Stash space. This cannot be purchased with Eternity Splinters and without enough boxes you will feel overwhelmed. Each regular Stash box costs 500Gs, which equates to $5. If you like the game, dropping $5 every once in a while isn’t a big deal.

The bosses are usually fun to play against, though when there are a lot of players on screen things can get laggy and you may miss Juggernaut charging you; this isn’t a big deal, though, since dying doesn’t really feel detrimental in any way. (Probably does in raids, but like I said, I haven’t done any of those yet.)

There are events that happen very regularly, some very grindy. (Get 2000 of an item to have Agent Coulson from SHIELD be your team up.) That said, the events as a whole bring life to the game, and the developers are constantly adding things. New heroes are being added once a month or so, and while some feel rushed out the door, others are almost perfect. All in all, I would recommend trying this game out if you’re interested in Diablo-like games and/or the Marvel Universe, especially since it’s free.

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81 of 114 people (71%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Sir Faulty's Scorecard

Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 7 out of 10
Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Isometric Action Role Playing Game

A Marvel-ous universe rebooted

Marvel Heroes 2015 - the action focused MMO released late last year - is another phoenix born from the ashes of calamity. Just like Squares online magnum opus, Final Fantasy 14, which launched to horrific reviews and incredibly scathing and toxic user experiences all round back in 2010 only to resurface as a critical favorite three years later with A Realm Reborn that now boasts an impressive 2 million subscribers, Gazillion entertainment seems to be taking a leaf out of Square Enix's book by heading back to the drawing board for its online free-to-play aRPG after a not so stellar launch that was bug riddled but also lacking any real merit-able content to make a person want to invest time with it. Most promptly threw it to the sidelines and forgot about it after launch but Gazillion Entertainment seems to have been toiling away listening to suggestions made by the die hard community that stayed behind because what has reemerged is a fun and addictive Diabloesque game set within the Marvel Universe.
Taking on any kind of MMO is no small feat. They often require dedication and patience. Sadly, most are hamstrung by the genres conventions (kill X and fetch me Y, incessant level-grinding to get anywhere – which can get particularly offensive especially in free-2-play MMO’s where users are often bombarded by cash shops selling items to help advance leveling at a quicker pace). I admit I love exploring these living; breathing digital worlds but as I have gotten older and wiser I can’t really say I enjoy playing them. There was a time when all I did was play MMO’s. They literally consumed what playtime I had but as my time got more and more precious I found I started to enjoy more focused, less time consuming games and therefore was rather reluctant to plunge back into these waters. Seems I need not have worried at all because Gazillion Entertainment has crafted a fun, entertaining and incredibly generous free-to-play aRPG that is actually a blast to play and boasts an impressive quality and sheen to it.
While all the super-star heroes are still locked away in pay packages what heroes are available for immediate play are fun and certainly don't dampen the enjoyment that can be had here. On the odd occasions you will get the chance to invite one of the more weighty Marvel stars into your campaign through an in-game currency that is dropped at quite an alarming rate. Granted they do cost a certain amount of this in-game currency but now they are not unattainable in the way that forces you to head for the cash shop or else face grinding until you are blue in the face. Crafting has also been overhauled and is vastly different to any kind of crafting I have come across in other MMO's. Vendors are upgraded by donating excess items which in turn levels them up enabling them to assist you in crafting higher spec'ed items as their portfolio of wares grows. There is also a welcome Omega system addition which is varied enough for end-game level 60 characters. Raids and exclusive end game content that was sorely lacking from the original launch is now also available which allows for ten superheroes to band together to take out the supreme evil in the form of the Norse fire giant Surtur. With more content to be offered in the not so far off future, Marvel Heroes 2015 is poised to enjoy a healthy longevity.

There are still some slight ♥♥♥♥les though. Skill trees are a bit bland to be honest as there appears to be a lot of repetition of skills across many of the heroes and PVP is still a bit of hit and miss with equipment and gear not visually distinct enough thereby having no impact on your characters appearance whatsoever. Although at the current rate that Gazillion entertainment is spicing things up I imagine it will be just a matter of time before these issues are addressed. Visually and aurally the game looks and sounds great and Marvel Heroes 2015 is just as dynamic and fluid as any of the big hitters in this crowded field. If you enjoy clicking, looting, fast paced action all set within the Marvel universe I can highly recommend you give the game a go - you won't be disappointed.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
196.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I highly reccomend this game. The computer I have isn't great. Just a Toshiba laptop. It runs ok. Nothing special. If you like Marvel, you need this game. I play the game mostly because I am a Marvel fan. It has almost any hero you can think up, and even some villians. The characters can get a little pricy at times, but they can all be bought with in-game money.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
340.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Fan of the Diablo series? Fan of Marvel Comics? If you're both, then this game is for you. If you love Marvel but haven't played Diablo or any similar games (Torchlight, Titan Quest, etc), then you'll probably find a lot of good stuff in here too.

Free to play action-rpg, with many, many different characters to play. Your first character is free, you can buy any other characters with real money, as well as their costumes (which there are a LOT). But if you're not into spending money, you can collect items (Eternity Splinters) and purchase characters with thouse, either as a Random Hero Box where you might get a character you already have but costs the least amount of splinters, or you can get the character directly.

You can easily play the game for a long time without spending a dollar. I've spend 10 bucks across 150 hours of gameplay, and I have 7 characters.

The game is constantly being updated/patched, and new characters/costumes/items are being added all the time. A character you have might not be fun to play, but down the line it might get reviewed and be fun as hell afterwards.

Max character level is 60, and every character you get to 60 gives you an EXP boost across all other characters you have. And you'll generally get enough splinters for a random hero by the time you get one character to 60, so you'll have a chance to start working on a new one immediately. Or you can join a Supergroup (Clan/Guild), do raids, farm items, make your level 60 a total badass.

So yeah, if you're looking for a fun as hall ARPG, this is a great game. It's not perfect, but it's much better than it was beck when it originally came out, before the MH2015 rebranding. So give it a shot, blow up dudes with your mind powers or laser eyes, or just punch them with your rock fists.
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392 of 652 people (60%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A business model with a game loosely taped to the side. Every aspect of this game is just the developers begging for more money.

The only things you can do that feel truly free are to pick 1 character and 1 build then level to about ~30 of 60 levels. After that the experience gained decreases immensly to promote buying exp boosts. It's true that you can get everything in this game with enough work, but it would probably take years to accomplish. It's fun for a playthrough or two but after that this game loses appeal based on how much money you would need to invest to have any fun.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,478.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Despite the urgings of what seems to be a great many of the other reviews here I've quite enjoyed Marvel Heroes. It's gameplay is fun, lots of flashy effects, high damage numbers, having to dodge and kite and most of the heroes have their own interesting little gimmick / mechanics. The atmosphere is awesome, bringing the marvel universe together in a convenient diablo-like world with 'acts' represented as chapters and all the big bads you could want from Shocker to Doctor Doom. The loot, rather important in an ARPG is done in a way that rewards players for time spent, with small thnigs like relics that drop atleast once every 3-5min that stack upto 1000, giving you slow progression to artifacts and uniques that are boss-only and are invaluably important to getting your character to late-game viability.

Lategame in Marvel Heroes is basically an externsion of the story mode with easy/medium/hard/intense/oh god difficulties for players to work their way through - from fighting bosses on 'easy' in Green terminals, to Cosmic terminals where Doctor Doom will show you the meaning behind his name, Holo-Sim waves defending virtual civillians, or defending Xavier Schools students from invaders in X-Defense - to now even being able to raid - Marvel Heroes has most players needs covered. I think the later game still has potential to be worked on, and imporved - but as it stands I do enjoy it.

It IS F2P, anything you can get in the store is either - avaialable pretty easily, or purely cosmetic - such as costumes. The only exception being Stash Tabs - which you will not need until you're entering the lategame stage of Marvel Heroes, and by that time you've spent towards 30-40hours on the game, and I'd say that's about fair. Every F2P ARPG at this point in time charges extra for additional stash tabs - I don't think it should be this way but I do think it's one of those things that won't be going away so it's kind of pointless to argue about it.

Updates - Holy hell, the updates. When I first played this game at launch it was a horrible mess, and hardly worth 20minutes of my time, coming back to it later I fell in love! Everyone week or so a new event comes around, or a new rebalance, new content, or another Hero for everyone to sink their creative teeth into - and that's one of the best parts about Marvel Heroes to me, the constant Developer discussions, interaction, compromise and updates that make the game a delight to keep playing.

All in all I think Marvel Heroes is currently one of the best ARPG's on the market in my opinion, That said everything boils down to ones preference, as such I recommend you try it, rather than read reviews! It's free, if you don't like it, delete and complain about it over VOIP for 20minutes and move on - that's how we gauge F2P's now-a-days anyhow :D
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40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
521.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Some of you probably saw TotalBiscuits review of this game(a.k.a WTF is Marvel Heroes). In the review, you can probably tell that he thought the game was terrible. But you have to check the date it came out, June 15th 2013. 2013! A year ago when the game was first released. A game can change TotalBiscuit, and im about to show everyone how it did change.

So lets start off with the beginning and storyline. Once you make an account for this game, you automatically get to choose a hero from the starter hero list(11 starter heroes to be exact, including Human Torch, Rocket Raccoon, Storm, Thing, Hawkeye, Captain America, Colossus, and i cant remember the others). Once you pick a hero you automatically get a starting cutscene sort of explaining the main story line, where Dr. Doom has stolen the Cosmic Cube. In this cutscene, Uatu and Doom fight in order gain control of the Cosmic Cube. I bet you can guess who wins, but no spoilers!

After the beginning cutscene you are traveled to Queens, where a current bank heist is going down. Fight in the streets to the bank to stop the heist. Once you have defeated the badies in the bank and saved all the civilians, you go over to the vault where (surprise!) Black Cat pays a visit. This is your first boss. Defeat her, and go to the front to speak with Sergeant Acedillo to travel to the prologue stark tower. In order to keep the review kinda short, lets just wrap up the story line here and have it for you to do the rest. Also, when you travel to Stark Tower, speak to Jocasta. She'll give you a box that if you right click on it gives you some shiny items called Eternity Splinters!(Which, you may or may not have picked up on your first mission)

Now you may be asking yourself, what are these "Eternity Splinters" anyway? Well, you couldve just looked at the item description in your inventory, but if you didnt, ill explain them to you. These items are the way you get special items from Adam Warlock, located in each hub. Through Eternity Splinters, you can get new heroes! If you save up 175 of them, you can get your first random hero box! Right click on this item in order to open it, and youll get a shiny hero token which(if its not the same hero you already have), you can write click on to add that hero to your roster! Also from Adam Warlock there are Team Up tokens, which is a companion system which you can learn about from the forums or something else.

Once you are completed the story line, you probably will be level 30, or almost atleast. That means your halfway through the leveling system! The max level cap is lvl 60, but you get a really cool power for your hero at lvl 52 called an ultimate power!
Now, in order to level, there a ton of things you can do! Terminals, Shared Quests, XDefense, SHIELD Holosim, Legendary Quests, and much more!

Now, this reviews gone on long enough. Notice i didnt really include anything bad about this game, and thats because i cant really think of any! The games just getting better and better, with more stuff to come!. All id have to say is that, surprisingly, this game takes a good graphics card in order to run it. Also, if your a non marvel fan, this game isnt probably for you. But if you enjoy marvel, diablo like clones(because realize-the maker of diablo 1 and 2 helped make this game), this is definatly a game to try out!
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
706.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Similar to: Diablo 2 and 3, Torchlight 1 and 2, Titan Quest, Sacred

Feels like: X-men Legends, Marvel Ultimate Alliance

How free to play is it?: 1 free hero from a limited list, all heroes can be purchased with in game currency if you're willing to grind. The only thing that is impossible to get for free is S.T.A.S.H. which is bank space. You'll want some, trust me.

Pros: A ton of heroes for the fans, with more being added every month or two. Weekly events to boost leveling, access special loot, and sometimes even gear out a hero in a day. A good story mode the first time you go through it, raiding for organized groups, a few modes for random groups, and lots of solo content. The developers seem to be huge fans and always want to add more.

Cons: Bugs, every fix seems to break something else. The game seems to have issues with certain hardware configurations regardless of how powerful the system is.

Final thoughts: If you're a fan of Marvel, or Diablo style games you'll probably love this one. Totally free to try, so why not see what you think and how well it plays on your system.
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
315.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Marvel Heroes 2015 is an action role playing game in the vain of something like Diablo set in the marvel universe. That's simply the best way to describe it without going overboard. You take your cursor point it at things, kill enemies, collect loot, and so forth until your character is max level and you eventually get better and better equipment to put on your character as time goes on. This game is a loot driven game plain and simple. You like seeing progression on your character and do it over and over on repeat again and again? Then this is the game for you. If you've never been a person who has been into clicking and collecting loot then there really isn't anything here for you. Sure this game has the Marvel license attached to it, one of the largest franchises in the world but if you don't like the gameplay then seriously there really isn't much here for you. Even less here for you if you don't like the Marvel license.

For you see that Marvel license is exactly where this game makes it's bread and butter. When it comes to free to play games the game has to attract their audience in two ways that are pretty much valuable to us as gamers, TIME AND MONEY. You spend the money on the heroes & costumes you thought are cool within the Marvel univese, you eventually spend your time leveling up that character you spent your money on, rinse and repeat. For the most part that's what is considered fun.

But here's the real kicker with this game, let's say you didn't spend a dime on it. Would this game hold up? Would you still be having fun?

The short answer: heck yeah!

Gazillion Entertainment, the developers of Marvel Heroes 2015 has done something quite remarkable that I've only seen f2p developers like valve do. They have made a polished and refined free-to-play game that if you seriously wanted to you could play this game completely free and still be able in a small percentage of a way get everything in the game free as long as you are into the game for the long haul. You want that spider-man hero for $13.50 but don't have the money to buy him? Well just use the starting hero you got free (they actually have quite a good selection of starter heroes from when I started out) and earn 600 eternity splinters (currency drops) and you can have him. You want a certain costume but don't have the money for the exceedingly priced costumes to buy one (cosmetic costumes for $15.00 is seriously way too expensive) well then either spend a hefty amount of time playing and possibly get a costume as a drop, prestige and possibly earn enough costumes to recipe the costume you may have wanted. The numerous ways in which you can gain value for something in the game is equivalent to the amount of time put into it and a whole lot of luck.

We spoke of the business model but how is the actual game? Each character in the game can fit into categories usually used for these types of action role-playing games. You got your melee tank characters (ex. Hulk, Thing) you got your ranged characters (Hawkeye, Cyclops) you have your character who excel in dps, you have characters who excel in aoe. Each character in the game intertwines between these certain categories and while you do see some similarities, each character never feels exactly the same. There is a wide variety to this game that will make each character you play as that much different with each playthrough.

This game is truly remarkable and my hat is off to the developers and community for this game who have shown a way of making a game better than what it was a year ago. When I played the beta and release a year ago, I played and enjoyed the main campaign but there was never really anything there to really suck me into that cycle of time and money. I gave it a few months off and was quite surprised how addicting the game has become.

Marvel Heroes 2015 is befitting of it's new game title and hopefully a second chance on making an impression on players.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
300.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This will be my first 'review' I will be writing for a game, so if you have any feedback for me, I am happy to hear you out! After writing this I do actually believe it's more of an introduction to Marvel Heroes with my own opinion mixed together. Anyhow... Recently Marvel Heroes re-released as Marvel Heroes 2015. Gazillion had a rough start but they really turned the game around in to something great. There are weekly updates, events and patches to keep everyone busy. There are heroes and some villians to play in MH2015 but I will just talk about heroes (easier to read).

You get to choose one of the 11 starters, which are; Captain America, Black Panther, Punisher, Black Widow, Luke Cage, Human Torch, Colossus, Storm, Hawkeye, Rocket Racoon & Daredevil. After choosing one, the journey begins. First you will start with the storyline, which is set up in chapters. In total there are nine chapters located all throughout the Marvel universe. After gaining a certain level, more game modes will open up to you, giving a lot of different options to level. Gameplaywise, Marvel Heroes is an ARPG, similar to Diablo 2. Furthermore, It's loot heaven. Really, I have never seen this much loot. Like most ARPG's, it can be grindy, expecially if you don't like the game (duh) or hero. The game is set up as a serious time sink. At the moment, you have around 35(?) heroes and villians available. These can all be leveled to 60. If you enjoy a hero that much, there is the option to prestige him/her, 5 times. The prestige system basically means starting over having a different coloured name and the ability to buy a special pet (pets are only for showing off). If you still don't have enough from playing your favorite character, Gazillion recently added to option to cosmic prestige your character. This takes 25 times the normal leveling rate. Talk about a major time investment right? The game has three difficulty settings. Normal, heroic and superheroic. While leveling you will unlock these modes automatically. In my opinion, the game is not hard (except for some endbosses which are rediciously difficult) and very forgivable. This is not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it because I don't have all the time in the world so it always feels like I am progressing.

When you're level 60, there are various different ways to gain the best loot possible. To be honest, I haven't done a lot of endgame yet. I do have 3 level 60 heroes at them moment, but I prefer leveling over endgame. Gazillion added raids not too long ago but I have yet to try them out. I will update this section as soon as possible!

Business Model
The game is F2P, but it may be the fairest I've ever encountered. So far, I've only spend €4,- on some extra storage and a hero. I will spend more soon (those packs are sooo tempting!) but that's because Gazillion deserves my money, not because I need to. I do think some cash shop items are overpriced when they're not in discount.

Eternity Splinters
This is the in-game currency. You see, most of the stuff in the game is obtainable through the in-game currency called Eternity Splinters (ES). These ES drop on an invisible timer. You just play and they randomly drop from anything giving XP. From ES you can buy heroes, team-ups or anything else you'd like. The only thing which is not obtainable through ES are storage space and fortune cards. It's a neat system and you get some extra ES on your first playthrough to help you on your way.

On the highest settings, the game looks great. The newer heroes/areas all have detail and you can see Gazillion puts a lot of care in designing their game and characters. Some of the older areas and heroes however, look a little bit bland. They are working on this by updating the older heroes. I haven't heard any plans on updating some of the older areas. Another thing is the performance. After playing for a while, the game's performance gets worse. This is a known problem for players and most think this is a memory leak. Over the months I've played, it already got better, but this is still an issue.

THERE. IS. SO. MUCH. TO. DO. Seriously, the possibilities are endless. There are so many heroes that you can choose from. Also I have the feeling the game is gaining momentum because of the re-release and the ever growing popularity of Marvel. They connect their game to the Marvel movie releases with great updates (latest example Guardians of the Galaxy).

Marvel Heroes 2015 is an endless timesink. And a very very very fun one at that. So far I've spend a fair amount of time in the game. I prefer leveling over endgame, so I will have to spend some more time on that part. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who is in to Marvel (or anyone in to comics in general). Gazillion really nailed the feeling of being your favorite hero (or villian). The game does tend to get grindy at times. Also, this is not mentioned before, but the community is great. The official forums are very active and in game there's always someone willing to help.

Tips for new players
  • Don't sell the loot you don't need, but donate the stuff you don't need/use to the crafter. By donating you level him up giving you nice options later on.
  • When buying heroes with Eternity Splinters, you can also buy a random hero box. This box is 175 splinters whereas the heroes are 200/400/600. This box will give you a random hero so if you're not too picky on which hero to play, this is a great option. There is a chance that you receive the same hero you already have, in which case you will get an ultimate token.
  • official website.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
458.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Honestly, this game is worth a shot. If you've even showed the mildest of interest in the action RPG genre, try it. I've been playing the game off and on since the beta launched and seeing how far this game has come since then is astounding. Definitely worth a download.
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270 of 478 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
It's free to try, and it's fun to play. Everything you could want and a marvel theme to go with it.

That said, in a flood of F2P games, it's average at best, there are no "OH DAYUM" moments, you won't ever be impressed, and from my limited game time, it's clear the devs have 1 goal, money.
Now I'm all for making money, I'm the kind of user who will clear out your store, if it's value for money. I think things in F2P games are getting stupid these days though, and this game takes the cake.

Heroes cost about $10 each. Cosmetic costumes also cost $10 each. I can buy so many good games for $10 and I mean $10 will get me 5-6 good games, that a costume or hero in a game for $10 is pathetic. I hate to think people would buy anything. I'd hate to know people who bought things.
I'm all for supporting a game, but even games I consider rip offs like Heroes of the Storm still have prices better than this game, and the graphics, artstyle and game quality leave this game in the dirt.

Personally a hero of such low calibre should cost around $2, it's not like there isn't enough of them, $5 max, maybe if you bring out a truely impressive hero you can get away with $7.50. Costume don't deserve more than $0.50 just look at the screen shots, most people won't even know you have a different costume on!

Like I said, the game is fun, but it's not amazing, the shop is huge, I think you could spend several thousand on this game without owning it's entire collection.... That in my opinion is stupid.
When people with 500+ hours played don't own most heroes, and have only see 1 costume drop, it doesn't seem worth the effort.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
517.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Think Diablo meets Marvel Ultimate Alliance meets F2P MMO. While a fairly simple ARPG, it adds complexity in that every single character is its own class. Now there's 30+ characters, and a new one is added every month. Although you only get one character free at start and get an easy second when you complete the story campaign for the first time, you can grind currency to buy them in-game for free, or just drop real cash to make them available now. The majority of my characters I've gotten through this method, and I have roughly 1/3 of them.

You really get to feel like your favorite Marvel super hero in this game. When I lay down thunder and ice storms and tornadoes as Storm, or teleport around as Nightcrawler, or simply punch everything in the face as Hulk, it really gives you the feel good buzz that you are the character, not a generic hero like most MMO games allow you to be. While it's fun making your own, I'd much rather play as the real deal. There is enough characters now that you don't often see more than one of your character on the board, depending on how new that character it is, and how popular it is.

The downsides to the game are mostly F2P related, including the multitude of in-game currencies that confuse your bank storage, and the fact that each bank storage slot costs $5 each. This is fairly expensive, and you need a decent amount once you have more than a few characters. I currently have something like 6 general bank slots (2 free, 4 bought), 2 crafter slots, and 6 Hero specific slots. I'll likely buy them all at some point as my bank fills to the brim with stuff I can't bear to sell. Also, costumes are really expensive, running from 4-15 dollars, about the same price as characters. While I definitely purchase a lot of them, I wait until the BOGO sales to do so, so I have a chance to get another one for another character I own. I've gotten quite a few free costumes this way.

There is raid content, cosmic, hard, and normal difficult boss fights, sandbox style street brawls across Manhattan and two wave spawn modes, the content is a bit thin. The campaign isn't really replayable, even if you play thru on another character, as the rewards are just too slow compared to the instanced boss fights you can level on. It does feel like the game needs more content, and the devs are creating more as we speak, including a bunch of new one shots, a new campaign chapter, and higher tier raids... something for everyone.

When you first start, the game is easy. It doesn't really challenge you. Step one foot into the challenging door, raids, or terminals, or oneshot stories, and the game drastically goes up in difficulty. The campaign prepares you for this, however, as long as you don't go crazy and skip difficulty levels on the repeatable content. I found the game very satisfying the first way through. Now when I level a new character, I jump in the wave survival matches and level up 10x faster. The game's character synergies boost all of your character's stats as you reach lv50 with them, and boosts their XP gains when you hit 60 with each character.

Although the F2P stuff and the limited content are a bit annoying, the game is still amazing and playing it is really fun. I love killing Magneto, and Dr. Doom and Loki over and over. Playing as Loki is equally as fun! Pick your favorite Guardian, X-man, Avenger, Fantastic 4, or other Marvel hero and give this a spin. It's free, so it only costs bandwidth to DL and install.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
115.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
so, marvel heroes. What to say? possibly the best game based in the marvel universe made. most of the characters you've heard of are here albeit some you have to unlock with eternity splinters but other than that a hell of a lot of fun. pick your character and go make a name for yourself be it Captain America, Loki or even the new addition the juggernaut, great growth patterns for each character with their own individual skills and abilities. I couldn't rate it higher if I wanted to.
10/10 in my opinion
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Go ahead if you like Nolan North, he voices everything
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1,879.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Easily the best free to play game I've tried to date and the game I've spent more time playing than anything since *wipes tear* City of Heroes.

Its an 'Action RPG' which basically means it has a story but the primary focus is gearing up your heroes (roster of 30+ and one released once per month typically) for the first of its kind, a raid! Yes it has raids not usually seen outside of traditional MMO's where a group of ten people must work together to take down the bosses.

The only in game item that can't be bought from simply playing alot is storage space and this is few pounds per storage bin but given the time spent if you enjoy, easily worth the investment. Heroes can be bought for 'Eternity Splinters' as well as the 'Team Up Heroes' (limited AI pet henchmen with some skill configuration and gear itemisation) which drop on a semi set period of time (approx one drop per 8-12 minutes of play).

The only negatives with this game (assuming you enjoy the type of game it is obviously) is that its still a bit of a beast to run on a PC and while patches are weekly (with an outstanding development team running things) bugs and wierdness continue to exist and creep into each update.

All in all its a game I really enjoy and if your bandwidth can take the initial download without problem, then please give it a try!
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36 of 61 people (59%) found this review helpful
1,512.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Marvel Heroes 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 combines core gameplay elements of Diablo with the expansive library of characters from the Marvel Universe.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
2,238.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Pro: Regular updates and releases are coincides with new Marvel movies.

Con: Need more new contents. Can get very expensive for a free-to-play game.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
893.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
A must play for any Marvel fan or anyone with interest in the Marvel franchise!!

What drew me to this game is that i heard it was a GOOD free to play game with a good free to play module. There are many other free to play games out there like warframe, dota and league of legends that have good free to play modules, then you have games that lean towards the pay 2 win direction such as planetside 2. Not to discredit these other games as this review is focusing on Marvel Heroes 2015, but what i'm trying to point out is that Marvel Heroes 2015 offers an experience equivalent to a AAA title you purchase in stores for $60, only FREE!

Now that i've piqued your interest, let me tell you what this game is all about and the 'catch' that every free to play game offers. This game is an action RPG Dialo-like. This means that there's gear tiers, lots of skills and lots of mobs to kill. What really impresses me is the vast of amount of playable characters in this game. You can play as your favourites! Hulk, Iron Man, Ghost Rider and even Squirrel Girl! There will be constant updates and new characters will be added into the game constantly. "But wait, there has to be a catch, right?" Yep there IS a catch. Despite this game having a vast cast of playable characters, they are not instantly available. You have a choice of either spending in-game currency or actual currency to play these heroes. Let me tell you something, You'll unlock heroes faster than unlocking a character in warframe or league of legends. Not only that, each character is VERY unique and hardly plays like another. Whats even more impressive is that these characters play out like how they would in the Marvel universe. I truly felt like a stealthy badass spy when i played Black Widow and i truly felt like a street level crime fighter when i played Daredevil.

yes, there is multiplayer but not like how you think. The game plays like an MMO so you will see tons of other players, thankfully at a level where players aren't cluttered all over and that there's plenty of hero variation. I mean, i've played this game for over 60 hours and i dont think i remember seeing another Psylocke! The main storylines are instanced so you wont be able to get annoyed by some random tough guy on the internet who just wants to show off. You should try out this game, see if you like it. It's free and it's possibly the best Marvel Universe game i have played.
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