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.
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( 1,330.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Highly addictive, and a ton of fun. The crew over at Gazillion are continuosly updating the game and adding new characters/content. I have spent waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much time playing this game, and I know I'll spend a bunch more.
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( 2,598.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Started playing this game in beta. The variety of heroes, game modes, and constant updates make me love the game. Recommend for any ARPG and/or Marvel fan.
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( 115.3 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

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( 26.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great and Entertaining game!!!
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Does not work on 32- bit computer
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( 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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( 81.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
A really Good MMO. Only problem I have is that it takes A bit to unlock the hero you want. You can do A random hero Unlock for A moderate ammount of Splinters, however When you want to unlock a specific hero the price goes WAY up
But cost aside I think its a verry good game with active devs.
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Marvel Hentai OP
( 41.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Best game that I have ever played. A must play. Not pay to play. If you have played before the update, try it now. Infinitely better. I love this game so much.
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( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It almost never saves your game but graphics are not bad
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Big Dick Rick
( 207.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game is a must try wheather you like the marvel universe in gerneral or you like ARPGs.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
From the original boring wasteland that was this game three years ago to this gem of an ARPG, Marvel Heroes hits so many of the right notes when it comes to fun, fast, engaging, and ultimately satisfying gameplay.

My first experience with Marvel Heroes was their introduction at PAX East 2013. Like most, I was awe-struck by the promises of an mmo, isometric, loot hunt set in the Marvel Universe. Down foes with Cyclops' laser eyes? Bounce Captain America's shield between baddies? Yes please; count me in.

And in I was with my Starter Pack pre-order, that is until the game's release. Maybe it was the bright lights, raised staged, or Ms. Marvel's cosplayer, but my ten minutes with the beta was enough to convince me to buy-in. Then June 2013 rolls around, and instead of seeing my childhood heroes brought to life in adorable, isometric, diablo-esque fashion, I'm greeted with painfully slow progress, a static, lifeless environment, with not a lot to do. I could swing around as Spider-Man and not much else, until now.

Perhaps I have the 3-year Anniversary Event to thank, but all that time has made a huge difference for Marvel Heroes. It feels like a game transformed. There is so much that is not only right with this game, but innovative. Everything you do contributes to your overall power in some way: leveling a new hero, playing an old one, bringing along a team-up hero, feeding a pet unwanted loot, donating rather than selling to vendors, exploring, passing cosmic trials. My personal favorite? Synergies.

Synergies are account-wide stat and affix bonuses earned by playing with different heroes. Rather than feeling beholden to one "Main," you're encouraged to experiment with new heroes. Best of all, synergy buffs make thematic sense in the Marvel Universe. Level up Spidey and you'll be harder to hit thanks to a +4% dodge rating. Level up the Hulk and you've got 6% more health. That may not seem like a lot, but consider activating 10 synergies at the same time and the benefits start to add up.

Likewise, each new hero you bring to level cap increases all experience gains in the future (up to +200%), making subsequent heroes that much easier to level. Even if you don't reach the level 60 cap, bonuses are awarded at levels 30, 50 and 60. While your level 60 Silver Surfer nets you +5% experience, even your middling Black Cat is helping with +3%. And that's the general theme of the game: all of your actions are rewarded.

Working in tandem with your heroes' powers and synergies is the "Omega Program". Regardless of whether you are playing a new hero or the same hero over and over, all experience earned also counts towards unlocking Omega points. The "Omega" system allows you to spend unlocked points on 14 sub-sections in exchange for additional account-wide boosts (think Skyrim's node system), allowing you to tailor your strengths the way you like to play. Like your power specializations, your Omega points can be reset and respent at any time.

But what if bouncing around a roster of ~56 super heroes doesn't interest you. You can always just level the same hero multiple times through the Prestige system. Granting more bragging rights than tangible rewards (besides an extra default costume), the Prestige system actually changes the color of your in-game name for everyone to see your dedication to that specific hero. A white or green name may indicate someone's fleeting interest, an orange or red name may mean they are currently playing a favored hero, and a yellow name exemplifies undying devotion. Earning a yellow name, also known as Cosmic prestige, takes 25 times longer than usual to level, affording the player unparalleled expertise. Green, Blue, Purple, Orange, and Red, on the other hand, all take as long as the standard 1-60 route, which is to say not long at all. A savy player will stack bonuses, buffs, and knowledge of the story-mode in their favor, cutting their 1-60 time to as little as 30 minutes (mind you, that is only for the most dedicated players. I managed to get my time down to 90).

Along with heroes and their relevant account-wide synergies, you can also have a Team-Up hero. Also known as TU's, these heroes act as AI-controlled escorts that can attack, taunt or heal depending on their available powers. And much like your own character, they have their own gear and abilities for you to spec. Not in the mood for a companion? Then change your TU's specialization to an "Away" spec which provides you and your party with extra damage, healing over time, or any other number of advantages. All of this and I have yet to mention to loot, and there is lots of it.

In direct opposition to some of the more horrible design trends/flaws in gaming of the past few years, Marvel Heroes throws loot at you, from everywhere and all the time. My past week with the game has made me all but forget Diablo 3 at release, or all of The Division (that dumpster fire of a game). You're not slogging through uninspired incursions for one chance at one piece of loot that has three layers of RNG stacked against. No. Instead, everything you find is either hero-specific gear or all-accessible gear.

And no matter what you find, you're always upgrading. Always trying new builds and new pieces of gear, because respeccing is free, just like the multiple specs you can have on each hero. But even gear you don't want is useful, serving as a donation to grow the in-game crafter or enchanter, allowing those vendors to expand their selection.

And if all of that doesn't get you, then how about a pet system with pets that are actually useful. More than just a cosmetic tag-along a la Path of Exile, these pets will happily suck up those unwanted drops (literally, it's called a cybernetics vacuum). Vacuumed items are tallied according to their rarity until you hit that rarities threshold. Give your pet a few hundred common items, and they'll give you an additional 8% health. Give them 180 cosmic items and they'll increase all your powers by one. And if you don't like the bonuses your pet is providing, your crafter can help reroll any number of them (at the price of having to vacuum up loot of that rarity again). Best of all, if you happen to get lucky and find a new pet that you love, the crafter will swap the boosts between them.

I'm not sure who to thank, whether it be Gazillion Entertainment or Secret Identity Studios, but the developers have been making all the right decisions by taking an active interest in raising everyone's in-game quality of life. So how do these guys make money?! While Marvel Heroes is free-to-play, the one bottleneck is Stash space. Though a couple of extra tabs can be unlocked for free, and hero-specific Stash tabs come in hero bundles (like the Civil War bundle that was on sale for $2.50), you will eventually have to make the choice between 'travelling light' or giving in to the gamer hoarder in you. Some might argue that unlocking heroes can be seen as another pay wall, but even the average player will have no problem unlocking random heroes at a reasonable pace.

Regardless, and this is coming from a life-long gamer that detests F2P/P2W/IAP monetization garbage, there is enough enjoyable gameplay here that whatever money you do choose to spend on Marvel Heroes will be money well spent. Now if you don't mind, I have a newly unlocked Scarlet Witch that has been calling my name.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
696.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Marvel Heroes 2016 claims it is an action rpg. This is a lie.
Marvel Heroes is where my time goes to die.
Thanks to the daily login awards, I know that I have played for 61 days.
Thanks to Steam I know that I have played 650 hours.
Is it July already?

1) How do they get your money? This is the critical questions on any free to play game.
Marvel Heroes lets you earn the entire roster of 58 heroes and villians for free by grinding. They let you earn a huge number of teamups and other benefits by grinding. How do they separate you from your hard earned funds? Loot. Tons of loot. They drown you in loot and then sell you additional STASH (bank) space.
You can also use money to buy heroes, costumes, and other stuff but the key pressure to entice your expendatures is inventory space limits.

2) Is it fun? This is the key question for almost any game.
I enjoy killing hordes of mobs and occasional bosses for fun and xp. As such I find it fun. I preferred Diablo II to Diablo III and this game feels a little bit of a throwback in that regard.
Does it get grindy at times? Yes. The do a decent job with daily shared, legendary, and influence quests to make sure you always have some short term goal to work for other than simply level grinding, but after 50 runs from 1-60 it is starting to feel repetitive. But then I spin up Deadpool's Canadian Devil (think Tasmanian Devil's rampage with guns) and it's all better.

3) Do I recommend this game? Yes
It's worth 1 playthrough for free if you like action RPGs or the Marvel Universe. Stop Dr. Doom and Loki from taking over the world. Then start your twelve step program to break free as needed. I admit that I am powerless over Marvel Heroes, and I have to get back to my game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A surprising amount of content and depth for a free-to-play game. Although It becomes VERY grindy once you start getting into optimization and unlocking new characters, and there's a lot of stuff that's poorly explained in the game, like all the currencies, the genosha reputation, the crafter/vendor/enchanter levels etc... it gets a little confusing. Overall it's still a quality game, with a nice and helpful community. Certainly worth looking into at least.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
110.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
If you like Marvel, and if you like Diablo, this is the combo you was looking for.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
467.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
one of the best ones. Theres alot of characters, they ofttimes update it. They've always brought new stuff. And the best part of it's you can play as the badass!! you may be wondering who the badass is but I guess you already know the answer's Hawkeye!!!!

They just need to invest more in PVP's 'cause I want to kick some heroes' butts, especially war machine's
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Diablo meets Wildstar with marvel super heroes... honestly, it's great, if you're looking for an mmoarpg, this is the only one I even know of; the loot is great < albeit maybe a bit too much, is that even possible for an arpg though? luckily there are controls to autoconvert useless gear to currency > framerate can dip a bit but the experience of this game is amazing, definitely worth checking out seeing as it's free, and the f2p model is great considering you can buy heroes in game with currency you find, as well as other things in the shop with other currencies like cube shards.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Marvel Heroes 2016 is a fun game with lots of cool side task but a big thing I dont like is how often Eternity Shards Drop.

It has some awseome unlocks with frequent updates. Note: you need to make an acount for the game because Steam accounts dont work.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Ovr 80 hours in game should say enough, i would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice and easy game, with lots to do ie. missions,story or even just go around the place looking for different places :) :3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Great free fun, Diablo gameplay in the Marvel universe in a FTP MMO format. Enjoying the heck out of this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,146.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I use to play WoW, now I don't Community is great and very helpfull with some elitists sprinkled here and there.

It's my goto game when I'm inbetween waiting for a new release to play.
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