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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September 30

Celebrate Marvel's Luke Cage

To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage, a Netflix Original Series, now available in Marvel Heroes 2016 is a brand new Luke Cage Costume inspired by the show, as well as a new Jessica Jones Team-Up, inspired by Marvel's Jessica Jones. Also as a special gift, log in Saturday October 1st to unlock playable Luke Cage for FREE!

Lastly, to further celebrate Luke’s long history in Marvel Comics, a new event is live until 11:59 PM Pacific on Thursday, October 6th. The event centers around Luke Cage and his Heroes for Hire coming together to clean up the streets! There is also a new Fortune Card available for purchase that has some great classic Heroes for Hire costumes and more!

Marvel's Luke Cage is rated TV-MA. All 13 episodes available now, exclusively on Netflix.

New Event: Heroes for Hire

Event Details:

Background - ​The Hellbane Gang is bringing together various crime factions in order to expand its’ territory and have been seen robbing banks, looting shops and mugging citizens! Luke Cage and his band of Heroes for Hire refuse to watch their city be overrun by these thugs, and have gathered to dispense some justice, clean up the streets, and keep the people safe.

Bonus Experience - ​All Heroes will earn 50% bonus XP during the event as well as faster Cosmic Prestige leveling.

The following Heroes will also gain an additional 50% bonus XP!
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • She-Hulk
  • Human Torch
  • Black Cat

Daily Login Gift - ​Log in each day for a box with the following items:
  • 10 Gang Member Dog Tags
  • 5 Random Currency (Either Eternity Splinters, Cube Shards, Hero Commendations or Protector.

Brand New Achievement Chain - ​Play as the Heroes for Hire to unlock an exclusive title!

Gang Member Dog Tags - Defeat the following enemies anywhere in the world to gather this new currency which is spendable at the Special Event Vendor in Avengers Tower for new Heroes for Hire themed rewards.
  • Gang Members
  • Maggia
  • Mercenaries

Tournament (4 hour reset, duration 1 week) - The Heroes For Hire are back in action and ready to beat down any punks and gangsters causing trouble.

Earn points by performing any of the following actions in the game world while playing as Luke Cage, Iron Fist, She-Hulk, Human Torch or Black Cat:

  • 1 point per Gang Member defeat
  • 1 point per Maggia Member defeat
  • 1 point per Mercenary defeat
  • 1 point per Civilian Rescued in Midtown, Industry City or Hightown Patrols
  • 3 points per Legendary Mission completed
  • 5 points per Gang Member Dog Tag looted
  • 15 points per Daily Shared Quest completed

New Team-Up: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones joins the Team-Up Roster of Marvel Heroes 2016!

While returning home with her family, their car crashed into a military convoy transporting radioactive chemicals. Both her parents and brother died during the incident, but Jessica survived the crash only to awaken from a coma several months later with newfound powers such as super strength, enhanced durability, and flight.

Jessica’s superheroine spotlight lasted only briefly after some heavy traumatic experiences caused her to leave the world of superheroes behind. She has since used her powers as a private investigator and journalist.

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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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"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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
858.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I stumbled on to this game by pure accident. I expected very, very little from it (I'm too much of a comic and gaming nerd to believe that they'd do it right).
This was also the first time that I had tried a free game (I have over 85 paid games in my library), so there was also that touch of elitism in thinking that free could not be cool.
I was wrong and I admit it.
Is it perfect? Of course not; what is? Is it fun? yes. Easy to learn and complex to master? Yes. Are the controls fine? Yes again. I've read some complaints about them, but I personally had no need for digit-dexterity beyond the norm for gaming via keyboard.
Also, it truly is free, and you can unlock evry option with time and ggameplay. Of course you can get it faster via real money, but if you play a semi-reasonable amount, you'll earn it for free, Also, you can try every character to level 10 (out of 60 give or take) before you decide which to perma-unlock.
If you're curious, give it a try--it's free after-all. You may not come back to it or you may wind up as addicted as I have.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
335.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game has come a long way since its release. In its current state, it is a very fun and fair f2p game. If you played it initially and didn't like it back then, you should definitely give it another shot! Needless to say, if you like Marvel games, this is probably the best thing we have at the moment!

There are tons of characters that are mostly fun to use and feel different. The animations, effects, and sounds are really good for an ARPG, and you really feel like a superhero/villain while playing. Unlike other ARPGs like PoE or Diablo, Marvel heroes actually have a lot of content focused for teamplay. There are even raids in the game that require a full team of players that require actual skills too. There are a lot of things to do, a lot of items/characters to farm/collect, and a lot of events to participate in. I come back to this game every time a new Marvel movie/tv show comes out, since the game usually has an event associated with them at the same time.

Overall, it's a solid 8/10 game overall, and a solid 9/10 for someone who either likes ARPGs or Marvel comics/movies. It's free to play, so why not give it a try?
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3,339.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Marvel Heroes is by far the game I spend the most time on at the moment.

The game is constantly evolving and improving from its original state. There is plenty of end game content. You can start with two free characters, and Gaz is extremely generous during events and holidays -- they normally give out three or four character boxes a year, and others can be unlocked by accumulating eternity splinters, which drop about every eight minutes.

Once you have your crafter leveled to twenty and your Hammer Bay experience topped (two primary goals during early gameplay) you can start working toward getting your gear maxed out and buying recipes.

Following the story is the best way to level your character to sixty, and gaz gives you the opportunity to 'replay' each character several times by prestiging. Each level earns you a different honorary color in chat while you play as that character. Once you have your character properly geared, you can advance to end game raids: Goldtron, Green and Red Meph, and Axis Onslaught.

The game is amazingly fun for entry level and advanced players who are fans of marvel, and is both very well done and often updated for an ftp.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
A great concept brought into the Marvel Universe. It's like a cross between World of Warcraft & Marvel: Future Fight (Mobile Game). I'm glad they chose to include heroes from both the X-Men universe, Avengers universe, Fantastic4 universe and lastly other heroes that you might not know even existed unless you read Marvel comics. It had a really great cinematic introduction at the start, like all other games do, but afterwards the rest of the storyline are being told like you're reading a comic book with audio, which is a really unique take into a game that has a storyline. This is, also most likely the first game I've seen so far that is MMO + a storyline behind it.

However, the game can be further improved if even more heroes are added, and I'm really happy about the "choose any hero to play until lv 10". But, I'm really disappointed with the fps issue that I'm receiving from a game like this, and I have to play on Medium quality or lower, but sometimes I still get choppy frames. Of course the game runs smoothly, but there are times when it lags out or freezes especially when you're at a Hub, due to the high traffic. Also, I hope a more opened-world can be added, as the game feels like a board game, and also if we could rotate our camera, as when I zoom in to my character to make it more realistic, I can hardly see where I am going.

Overall, a really good game, and it has improved a lot since it officially first came out, as I did came across this game when it first came out, but had many doubts on it and saw many bad reviews on it. I'll edit the review as I progress throughout the game, and hopefully some of the common bugs commented by other players can be fixed in a upcoming update(s) soon. I'm rating it 8/10

P.S. use deadpool because he is OP
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
355.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
a very fun game!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2,492.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I simply love playing iconic Marvel characters, and this game delivers just that, the satisfying feeling of playing the Marvel characters you love. Tied to that you have a constant changing and evolving action RPG with decent amount of content and a lot of replay value due to the always increasing hero roster. It's definitely worth at least a try.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Of all the ARPGs I've played lately, this one does an amazing job of making you feel like a total badass. If you're looking for legitimate, tension-filled challenge, play Path of Exile, if you're looking to be a friggin' Superhero and pound some bad guys, play this. Lots of great voice acting, lots of character customization, fun comic book style cutscenes.

In terms of F2P, this game is very generous. You can try out every character up to a low level cap, and purchase them with an in-game currency or with real cash. The in-game currency always comes at you at a regular pace so if you keep playing you will be able to get the hero you want. Quite often there are events that give you free heroes and other free cash shop stuff. Right now, just logging in gets you Luke Cage for free since his TV series just hit Netflix.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Marvel Diablo - polished, fun in short bursts, with a huge lineup of characters to play. Freeplay model seems generous also.

Like most clicky-clicky-level-up-grab-the-loot ARPGs it is shallow and repetitive, but that's a flaw in the genre rather than this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
637.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
The best ARPG i have ever played.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
941.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Fun to play your favourite comic book characters, but in the end it's all about the grind.
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Gray Fox
832.2 hrs
Posted: October 23
Ok this is my first revue but i do have some hours in this game to back me up ^^

First of all this game is 100% free you dont need to pay for a thing. What i'm saying is there are no VIP classes (Heroes in this case), no special content that you need to pay and no... wait for it.....There is no golden gun that you pay for real money and own all the players in game.
All the gear is acquired in game from drops or from event vendors.
And as for the event they rotate frequently.
There are some special events when a marvel movie comes out or a TV series.
All the heroes can be acquired do to energy splinters (aka ES) which drop from mobs in game.
The story? They keep it in the comic book line i enjoyed it.
The graphics are kinda i guess you can say cartoonish, this is basically a comic book game the heroes look great.
Combat and spells look and feel great they did a good job on capturing characters attacks.
As for my final words on this game... The game gives a lot which i can't say for most free to play games out there as you are all aware
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25.0 hrs
Posted: October 23
Very good and fun Hack'n Slash !
A ton of things to do.
Loots paradise. The greed is real ;)
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18.4 hrs
Posted: October 22
A highly addicting Marvel game with a large roster of heroes and villains to play as.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
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6.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
i love this game and hope to play again soon <3333
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217.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
By far the best Free to Play game I have played. First hero is free, and you get enough in game currency after about a week to unlock another. Besides stash space and choosing a specific costume, nothing is behind a pay wall. I've spent money on a few costumes/hero bundles, but you could play this game for nothing and get plenty of enjoyment. Only negetives I have really is that there can be a lot of lag at times, and currently some of the heroes (Wolverine especially) feel pretty weak at the moment. Lag I can deal with, and hopefully they fix some of the heroes in the upcoming changes they are doing. Really can't recommend this game enough, especially if you want to play something for free.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
Love the heroes and game over DC Universe

It's always fun to play a game with super heroes
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2.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
Game is unplayable with hardware better than minimum requirements. Stated minimum videocard is Intel HD 3000; I have an Intel HD 5500 and I cannot get the game to go above 30 FPS, ever. Any effects or more than 2-3 characters on-screen and it turns into a slideshow.
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307.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
Has been a good game for quite awhile. Plenty of heroes. Beware of constant system changes but generally are for the good. Rng based game.
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18.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
18 hours of straight boredum. think diablo with superheroes and all enemies have 1 hp.. yea truly boring AF. it's a good game to play if you need to go to sleep in a hurry, it also unistalls very nicely.
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