Marvel Heroes 2015 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.
User reviews: Very Positive (6,305 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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February 27

Marvel Heroes 2015 1.37 Patch Notes

EVENT: OPERATION OMEGA (AND SOME COSMIC CHAOS)

The Omega Event has returned once again!

During Operation Omega, the first time you complete a Shared Quest each day will reward double Omega Orb rewards as wel as Omega Files.

Omega Level Buffs!: XP, RIF, and SIF increase by 24% every day.

Omega leveling is 24% faster during Operation Omega. This works well with the Omega-Level buffs to experience.

Agent Coulson offers a mission during Operation Omega week. Each day, you can complete five or more waves in the S.H.I.E.L.D.
Holo-Sim to receive a reward from him. This will help hone your skills to be prepared for Omega-Level threats.

During the event, any enemy can drop a powerful artifact called The Omega Drive.

S.H.I.E.L.D. OMEGA ACCESS FILES

During Operation Omega, players can earn up to 100 Omega Access Files each day. Omega Access files are not random drops, they may be specifically earned:

10 Omega Access Files for logging in each day.

30 Omega Access Files for completing Coulson’s training mission each day.

60 Omega Access Files for completing the Shared Quests each day. (20 each)

The Cosmic Event is going to continue through the weekend until 3/1 at Midnight PST, at which point Midtown Madness Monday will begin. The Omega event will continue until the next patch.

BUG FIXES

Various issues with A-Sync loading have been fixed. This should result in a better experience moving through the world and loading the game in general. Please let us know how it feels.

Fixed an issue where Emma Frost's Diamond Form was not granting the intended Defense or Physical Damage to Melee Attackers.

Fixed an issue where Cap's "On Your Left" power did not scale spirit cost with additional points.

Arachne is now on the Eternity Splinter vendor (as intended).

Arachne is no longer hidden in the roster if you do not own her.

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February 26

Game Update Maintenance 2/26

The Marvel Heroes 2015 servers will be coming down at 6AM PST for a game update.

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Reviews

"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."
MMORPG

"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.”
Gizorama

“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.”
Curse

"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)
Meristation

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

Windows
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.
Helpful customer reviews
442 of 561 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
713.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
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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105 of 122 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
233.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
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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48 of 54 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
785.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
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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75 of 98 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,165.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I will start by repeating the title of the game, Marvel heroes, which is the way to go to start off. I have a over a 1000 hours in this game currently, about 3 hours a day. I try not to miss a day, due to the fact, I have been trying to mod games to something close to this for years. This is the game I waitied essentially my whole gaming life. It combines the Marvel Universe that I grew up with and have injected into alot of the entertainments of life, (most Marvel fans get this). Then the games adds elements of more famous ARPG's to entice the skilled players from that genre into the game. But it has something for everyone, it's basic premise of gameplay is easy to learn for anyone and the skill and power trees, you create make it feel like you control the powers and overall destination of your hero's final feel. Combine this with an incredible, community, developers that listen to your input on the game at the Official Marvel Heroes Forums. The game is ever changing, like the next comic book issue some wait for, the anticipation is even more fun, because you actually play your favorite Marvel Heroes. The game is fun, free and ever-changing and if you are a true believer and your PC will run it, Then I have to say... Well, what are you waiting for hero?
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111 of 158 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
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.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=311006223
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.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=308936667
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.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=310921895
Conclusion

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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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
340.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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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50 of 65 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
230.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
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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64 of 89 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
461.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
THIS GAME IS:
10% luck
20% SKILL
15% CONCENTRATED POWER OF WILL
5% PLEASURE
50% PAIN

AND 100% REASON TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME.
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,625.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
Shadow's Review of Marvel Heroes 2015

Overview : After 28 hours played.

This is a Gauntlet meets Diablo style of game. You get to play one of many marvel owned characters, ( heroes and villains) using powers that are unique to them in some way and work your way through the world based out of the Avengers towers aka Stark Tower.

Currently there are 38 heroes available to play, with 12 more in a pay for x-pack, and level up with a hand full of different play styles.

Free to play...
This is a free to play game, So far I only felt compelled to buy Nightcralwer, who I have had a crush on since I was like 14. His teleport abilities and straight up DPS has been well worth my money. I bought my husband the new 'advanced' Rocket raccoon costume. This gave him the skin from the latest Guardians of the Galaxy movie and the same Voice actor saying thing you expect the movie Rocket to say. “I wonder if there is a goodie inside” when braking boxes. “Humans come in interesting shades of blue.. and you can teleport.. tell me how!” and lastly. “Braking stuff is more of Groot's thing, I like shootin stuff!”

Buying costumes are one thing that isn't tooo expensive and I feel is well worth it. Seeing a lot of the fun factor is seeing the heroes or villeins you know and love kicking ♥♥♥. Most heroes have two to five costumes out there including some for the comics and movies. Million shades of Wolverine, to the phases of storm threw out all the comics. Deadpool has a hand full as well including the Lady Deadpool.

There is is a gambling box you can buy and can give you gear. Meaning there is a Pay to win.. but it is such a slaughter fest no matter if you are soloing or working in a group of four. As far as I can tell beside costumes there is no other reason to put any money into this game. Most of the things you can want including other unlocked toons can be done threw in game gathered things eternity shards.. mostly or special event drops.

Lastly there is a daily-ish log in reward box that gives away much of the power ups exp boosts and so forth you can buy on the market.. soo just play and have fun.

Fun factor
Once I got Nightcralwer I really started having fun. Listening for the lines that triggers when he is around other hero's he knows. The fact he plays exactly how I expect a teleporting powered half daemon to play. Much of the gear also has throwback to the comics on it. I like to read the quotes that appear on the gear tooltip.

I also got Loki as a buy one get one free deal. He was surprisingly fun. Though I look forward / hope to see a costume / skin based of him in the Avengers movie. The costume is good but I feel if it was the actors skinny frame and voice acting I would want to pay for that.

Loot is not shared, you mostly will get drops for your current toon with an occasional drop fro one you may have locked or unlocked. Most of the time I just sell them or use them to level up a vender.

Difficulty
There is a feel of challenge, among the chaos if taking on one or ten to many mobs at once and seeing my health go down faster then I would like. Nothing I could not teleport out of and take a first aid kit. Leveling with someone really has pushed up to see how far we can go in some of the events. There are dailies, and weekly events and holidays to really help break up the flow of the game if you're trekking through for your third plus time.

The most difficult thing for me was the trickle of upgrades that dropped. Seeing that most gear has bonuses for abilities or skill trees on it I was finding only two out often or so drops that were even the right skills or trees for my Nightcralwer. The events really have me hordes of gear to look through, so that is a nice bonus.

Replay ability
After I max out Nightcralwer I could go and max out Loki. In the story line I will be given 3 more toons while completing the story. So yes.. but I already can tell that if you are a person who looks for more than just mass slaughter and enjoying seeing your favorite marvel characters do something awesome. It might get old.

Side kicks aka Team-Up
Now there is a NPC based side kicks available in the game. I have earned enough of the dropped random currency to have bought one, but seeing I am enjoying my play with my husband I decided to save my shards for my next hero to level with him.

Venders, crafting and leveling.
Because you can play this game many times through on many different toons. You get to level up your venders. You can do this by “donating' loot to them and Shield metals. With a crafting being mostly upgrading the quality of gear you find, and changing the random not for your toon gear into your toon gear.

I have chose to level my 'crafting' NPC and my 'enchanting' NPC vendors first. Seeing that my level has shot up by fifteen in just two Agent S.H.I.E.L.D. Events it is more important to be able to upgrade the gear and enchant it then it is to be able to but random loot boxes from the weapons and armor vendor.

In Summary
Fun game if you like that style of games, mowing down near armies of baddies. I would suggest it as a free to play game for those who want to hang out with the marvel goodness but doesn't really want to fork over the wallet. I simple 15 one time payment can unlock any hero or villain you want to play and the costume you may want for them.

Review
Gameplay 8/10
Esthetic 7/10
Fun 7/10
Difficulty 6/10
roleplay 0/10
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
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184.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
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740.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
fast paced, fun ARPG with loads of different characters and no P2W. All heroes can be unlocked by just playing the game.
Wade through hundreds of puny minions with your favorite Marvel heroes. What's not to love about that?
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
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8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Freakin' Awesome Game!
Play as your favourite Marvel Heroes, with family or friends.
If you like Marvel, play this game, Highly Recommended.

"Marvel Ultimate Alliance MMO.." - 10/10
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
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289.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I beat Doctor Doom with an army of squirrels 10/10
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
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102.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Not quite as polished as Diablo 3, but it brings a hectic, arcade environment that is hugely entertaining. Heroes all play significantly differently, and there is a huge amount of replay value as well as regular content updates. After playing through normal mode, I had no problem picking up some in game purchases to support the game. Try it!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
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357.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Has it's flaws, but for the most part it's an enjoyable game. It's f2p so I have no real right to complain, however I have spent real money in game for buffs and characters - mainly due to impatience (character unlocks via eternity splinter drops, around 1 per 8 minutes). If you are a Marvel fan and enjoy ARPGMMO games, this one will most likely be enjoyable.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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35.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
This is a fun game with lots of characters to play. And it is free unless you want to get characters quicker or if you want to hoarde stuff.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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73.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Play it, its "free". Haha honestly.. great story for no cost at all. ..Warning.. Very addictive. For the little time Ive played. I can see myself playing this game for alot longer and spending alot of Money.

If you love marvel, you got to try it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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167.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
This game ranks as one of the best free to play games on Steam as of this writing.

A game similar in feel and gameplay to the Diablo and Torchlight games, only you get to play through as your favorite Marvel heroes (and a few villains) - with new characters being introduced regularly. The initial character selection is limited to a few basic heroes, but complete the story mode and you will unlock another random hero for free. Additionally, while you can pay real money to unlock any hero you want (as well as customizing them with various costumes), you can earn every hero in the game for free by collecting Eternity Splinters that drop from time to time.

Gameplay is pretty straightforward. Click on an enemy to attack them, with up to six special ability hotkeys (and plenty of skills to choose from). One downside is that many heroes play very similarly at the earlier levels, though you do begin to see some differences as you progress and unlock new abilities, with every hero having a unique ultimate attack that can be unlocked and upgraded.

Loot is a big draw here. Like all Diablo-style games, loot will drop regularly and in the familiar rarities (grey garbage, white normal, green uncommon, blue rare, purple epic) as well as a few others (yellow cosmics, red artifacts, gold uniques). Old loot can be sold or 'donated' to a shopkeeper which will, over time, upgrade that shopkeeper so that he or she will offer better items or services.

Another benefit of this game is that there are many events that take place which offer chances to get items for free that you might otherwise have to pay for. And speaking of paying for items... this is hardly a 'pay to win' game. Sure, you can pay for an experience boost if you want to level up faster, or you can pay for a potion that will give you a better chance at scoring really good loot, but most pay items are cosmetic. Costumes, pets, and so forth. And while pets can give you small boosts to your stats over time, you can earn free pets that do the same thing.

While it isn't exactly breaking any new ground or stepping into new territory, Marvel Heroes is a great game to pass the time either solo or with friends, and if you ever get stuck, the community is generally quite helpful to newer players. I'd recommend this game to anyone, even non-gamers.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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972.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
I have been playing this game since Beta and I honestly regret not dropping $200.00 on this bad boy for the founder's pack. This has been the greatest Free to Play experience I have ever happened upon. Gazillion has consistently made this game better with each and every patch. The business model is brilliant. I have spent more on costumes than I would have spent buying this game at a $69.99 price tag, and every time I make a frivilous purchase to make a character I love look cooler I feel good about it. I want this development team to have more money and continue making a fantastic marvel experience. Every character feels like it came straight out of a comic or movie and if for some reason it doesn't, just post in their forums about it. The teams has this revolutionary plan where they listen to what the community wants, and then...they give it to them! Crazy right? So if you haven't tried Marvel Heroes recently, you have nothing to lose, you can be a total cheapskate and you still have access to the full game and every character just by playing it, so get in here and get raid ready already.
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