Marvel Heroes 2015 is the Marvel MMO ARPG that you have been waiting for! Play as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and more. Battle infamous villains such as Dr. Doom, Loki, Magneto to save the universe.
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Release Date: Jun 4, 2014

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"It may have started slow, but frequent updates have made this free-to-play action-RPG stand out quite nicely."
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September 18

Game Update Maintenance 9/18

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

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September 12

Marvel Heroes 2015 1.15 Patch Notes

ROGUE

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

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

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

ODIN'S BOUNTY EVENT

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule here with multiple time zones:

http://forums.marvelheroes.com/discussion/131532/odins-bounty-schedule-s#latest

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

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

CYBERNETICS SYSTEM

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

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

For a detailed FAQ, click here.

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

NEW CURRENCY UI TAB

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

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

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

JEAN GREY - LEVEL 52 DESIGN REVIEW

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

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

SHE-HULK TEAM-UP HERO

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

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

EMMA FROST

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

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

SILVER SURFER

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Natural Power Cosmic regeneration is paused while channeling

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

THE POWER COSMIC - LEGENDARY ITEM

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

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

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

COSMIC PRESTIGE & DOOP RUNE

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

QUEENS ZONE CHANGES

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

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

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

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Reviews

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

– Hardcore Gamer

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

- PC Gamer, May 2013

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

Curse

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

Ten Ton Hammer

About This Game

Marvel Heroes 2015 is the Marvel MMO ARPG that you have been waiting for! Play as Iron Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many more as they team up to try and stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube. Marvel Heroes 2015 features a deep leveling system unique to each Super Hero, diverse locations set across the expansive Marvel Universe, a robust crafting system, action-packed player-versus-player (PvP) and much more. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Action RPG for PC created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo 2 with an extensive original story crafted by Marvel super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.


About the Author: The story of Marvel Heroes 2015 is crafted by comic book super scribe Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers vs X-Men and many more).


About the Story: The Cosmic Cube is a device of untold power capable of changing the very fabric of reality at the whim of its possessor. The brilliant but malevolent Dr. Doom has the Cube, and with it he aims to reshape the world in his own image. Determined to succeed where the Cube's previous wielders have failed, Doom has lined up villainous allies to prevent the super-heroes from interfering. Can you unravel Doctor Doom's sinister plan and stop him before it's too late?
Marvel Heroes 2015 combines core gameplay elements of Diablo with the expansive library of characters from the Marvel Universe.

Key Features


  • Engage in Action-RPG-style gameplay, but in an MMO world.
  • Team up online with your friends, or play solo.
  • Randomly generated environments are different every time you play.
  • Collect and play as your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Star-Lord, Wolverine, Hulk, Storm, Dr. Strange, and many others.
  • Choose from a list of fan favorites from the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, and every corner of the Marvel Universe.
  • Build your character using a library of spectacular powers appropriate to your hero.
  • Play through hours of story content, or try out many of our other numerous game modes such as X-Defense, Holo-Sim, and more!
  • Marvel Heroes 2015 features the first ever raid in an Action-RPG, gather friends and take on Surtur!
  • Customize your character with a library of costumes from Marvel’s rich history.
  • Summon other heroes to fight along side you with Team-Ups, such as Falcon, Firestar, Drax, Gamora, and Groot.
  • Discover an endless variety of gear to increase your hero's power.
  • Explore the Marvel Universe in a story crafted by comic book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
  • Visit famous locations from the Marvel Universe, from Avengers Tower to Mutant Town to the Savage Land.
  • Smash through hordes of iconic Marvel enemies, such as the dreaded Purifiers and the legions of HYDRA.
  • Face off against dozens of super-villains.
And It's All free-to-play With Marvel Heroes!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • 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
47 of 63 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Personal Rating: “Worth playing”
Traditional Rating: 8/10
Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Isometric Action Role Playing Game

Marvel Heroes 2015 - the action focused MMO released late last year - is another phoenix born from the ashes of calamity. Just like Squares online magnum opus, Final Fantasy 14, which launched to horrific reviews and incredibly scathing and toxic user experiences all round back in 2010 only to resurface as a critical favorite three years later with A Realm Reborn that now boasts an impressive 2 million subscribers, Gazillion entertainment seems to be taking a leaf out of Square Enix's book by heading back to the drawing board for its online free-to-play aRPG after a not so stellar launch that was bug riddled but also lacking any real merit-able content to make a person want to invest time with it. Most promptly threw it to the sidelines and forgot about it after launch but Gazillion Entertainment seems to have been toiling away listening to suggestions made by the die hard community that stayed behind because what has reemerged is a fun and addictive Diabloesque game set within the Marvel Universe.

Taking on any kind of MMO is no small feat. They often require dedication and patience. Sadly, most are hamstrung by the genres conventions (kill X and fetch me Y, incessant level-grinding to get anywhere – which can get particularly offensive especially in free-2-play MMO’s where users are often bombarded by cash shops selling items to help advance leveling at a quicker pace). I admit I love exploring these living; breathing digital worlds but as I have gotten older and wiser I can’t really say I enjoy playing them. There was a time when all I did was play MMO’s. They literally consumed what playtime I had but as my time got more and more precious I found I started to enjoy more focused, less time consuming games and therefore was rather reluctant to plunge back into these waters. Seems I need not have worried at all because Gazillion Entertainment has crafted a fun, entertaining and incredibly generous free-to-play aRPG that is actually a blast to play and boasts an impressive quality and sheen to it.

While all the super-star heroes are still locked away in pay packages what heroes are available for immediate play are fun and certainly don't dampen the enjoyment that can be had here. On the odd occasions you will get the chance to invite one of the more weighty Marvel stars into your campaign through an in-game currency that is dropped at quite an alarming rate. Granted they do cost a certain amount of this in-game currency but now they are not unattainable in the way that forces you to head for the cash shop or else face grinding until you are blue in the face. Crafting has also been overhauled and is vastly different to any kind of crafting I have come across in other MMO's. Vendors are upgraded by donating excess items which in turn levels them up enabling them to assist you in crafting higher spec'ed items as their portfolio of wares grows. There is also a welcome Omega system addition which is varied enough for end-game level 60 characters. Raids and exclusive end game content that was sorely lacking from the original launch is now also available which allows for ten superheroes to band together to take out the supreme evil in the form of the Norse fire giant Surtur. With more content to be offered in the not so far off future, Marvel Heroes 2015 is poised to enjoy a healthy longevity.

There are still some ♥♥♥♥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.
Posted: October 14
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
712.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
738.3 hrs on record
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?
Posted: September 24
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: September 26
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
644.2 hrs on record
Remember when you would spend countless hrs grinding in Diablo? Well, it's all here, just using your favorite, and some lesser known, Marvel Heroes! Now for a closer Diablo-esk like experience I would send ya to Path of Exile, or maybe Grim Dawn; these you will find your familiar warrior type classes. As for Marvel Heroes, you get to be a SUPER! Now, I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to have lazers to shoot outa my eyes, especially in traffic! haha! Why do I like it? F2P is one, and the other is a really good comic book storyline.
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
185.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
390.8 hrs on record
Being a very very very picky gamer, I actually love this game. I used to play Dream of Mirror Online. I like anime/cartoon style games and this satisfies my taste fully. I'm especially a Marvel fan, growing up with every action figure known to exist and collecting comics and really love that this game brings heroes and villains that I haven't seen in years to life!!

It may sound uber geek, but when I first fought Mr. Sinister, I think I may have yelped like, "oh snap, I had him as a toy when I was a kid!" Now next to nostalgic reasons for playing this game, I'll list below the reasons why I actually love the gameplay and content.

This game doesn't have a really tough grind to level up to 60 scale. It's fairly easy but fun in the process as you learn so many mechanics that are built into the game. From designing the build that best suits the skills you like to use, to hunting for unique items and skill combinations that work best. It's a great game.

As far as content is concerned, there has been a weekly event each week I've played so far and the release of new Heroes and Teamup Heroes. The devs at Gazillion are putting forth effort to revise characters that may need a review suggested by players of the game from what I can tell. It's very well balanced and has many different angles to play the game which keeps it fresh.

The characters in the game are many, which is great and once you level up to 60 you can Prestige your character up to Prestige 6. The more heroes you bring up to 60 the bigger experience bonuses you get to help level other heroes you get.

It's not a pay to win game as anything in the game can be purchased by playing the game and saving up. I willingly purchased inventory space and a costume because I found one of my favorite characters to play with, Dr. Strange!!

All in all, I suggest giving this game a shot as the community is very helpful and fun to chat with. This is by far the best game I've played in a long time and so much to learn and do in the game, I can't seem to put it down and do homework! lol Again the community freakin' rocks!! So yea I'm not sure about other reviews and they're gripe with the game but the ones that play and are in-game love it.

Try it for yourself and make your own educated decision :)
Posted: October 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
fun
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
I'ts rly neat. U can have wolverstooth wepon XXX and Magento working togethe on your team. It also has a knight that moons and rogue kiss fenix and steal his power. Or even spiderman is able to wear the venim suit and have sibonnette costume with rhonoceratops charge up into walls and says "im unstoppable!". 10/10.
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
i reccomend the game IF you dont have a mac, ive got a mac and the games opens and runs fine. HOWEVER the screen flashes random colours all the time.
Posted: October 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Awesome game, u should play it. I 100% recommend this game.
Posted: October 14
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
A good free to play game. I recommend playing it with friends. 7/10
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,241.0 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
117.3 hrs on record
Diablo on steroids, with Marvel characters...I only wish I had a better computer to run it on, and more time to play.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Its Awesome Game to play if you are a true marvel fan or not!
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
505.1 hrs on record
Easily the best ARPG out there, with events and MMO elements being the icing on the cake. The free to play model is really generous too, nothing is locked behind a paywall except for some 100% cosmetic stuff.
Everyone should atleast give it a try.

Gazillion has done a great job turning this game around. Constant communication via forums, twitch streams and reddit posts have kept the players involved in the changes they bring weekly. They do try to cram more content each month which is aweome, and they have absolutely righted the sinking ship and captured the Marvel experience.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
903.6 hrs on record
This is a game with a lot going for it. Without a reason to really go for it. The raids are still a bit of a mess, and you can defintely tell you are a part of a game that is still currently being pushed out and made into a great work. But that doesn't stop you from being frustrated by the fact.

All in all, you can play any style(with money at any time) you want if you are willing to put some time into it, without all the weird trees you get from Path Of Exile and the Static crap that Diablo 3 said you could use.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.5 hrs on record
Marvel Heroes 2015 is essentially MMOlite-Diablo with a Marvel coat of paint. If you like fighting tons of mobs, picking up endless amounts of loot off the ground, and clicking the screen like a madman, then this is a game you should try.

Now, I'll start with the negatives before I get to the positives...

Cons:

F2P Model/Eternity Splinters/Cash Shop: It's free right? What could posibly be wrong with that? Well, if you love Iron Man, Spider-Man, or some of the other heavy hitters don't expect to be able to play as them right away, unless you pay. When you start the game you can pick your first hero from a limited roster. When I first started, this roster included Storm, Daredevil, The Punisher, Captain America, Rocket Racoon, and a few others. Definitely not bad choices, but it's lacking in some of the more "popular" heroes.

You can "earn" other heroes by cashing in Eternity Splinters. Think of them as a form of F2P currency. You get 200 from beating the story (and this is a one time deal...its per account, not per character/hero), and have to earn the rest by defeating mobs. They drop at a rate of about 1 per 7 minutes of gameplay. That's not too bad, but heroes cost 200,400,or 600 ES each (Spidey and Stark? Yep, 600 each). Do the math....it will take you a LONG time to get anything without having to spend money. Certainly doable, but if your favorite hero isn't in the starting roster then you'll need to play for awhile before you can get him/her. To put things in perspective, I had roughly 400 ES after leveling my first hero to 60 (max level)...I think that was 25-30 hours in, give or take.

Costumes must be purchased (I believe they can act as rare drops but they are EXTREMELY rare....it's like winning the lottery). If you don't like your hero's default look, then tough luck.....fork over $7-$10 for a costume. Since this is cosmetic it doesn't impact the gameplay at all, but the asking price is a bit steep.

Storage/Stash: Extra storage space is behind a pay-wall. You get your hero's inventory space (it is shared between heroes, so expect it to fill up rather fast) and one additional stash tab. If you want to add more, you'll have to pay up. Unfortunately, the extra space is kind of necessary if you want to be a little serious about crafting/gearing.

Pros:
Gameplay: It's Diablo, but you can be a raccoon with a minigun and a talking tree for a best friend. Need I say more?

Story/Campaign: The story is interesting and well written and the voice acting is solid for the most part. There are motion comic cutscenes every now and then to keep things moving.

Leveling/Powers: The power trees of the heroes are varied and interesting, and are faithful to each hero. Some heroes are still undergoing a Level 52 review. When the game was first release in 2013, heroes unlocked their last skill at lvl 30. Since the rebranding, power trees have expanded and the last skill unlocks at lvl 52. Heroes that still fall under the old system are periodically getting their power trees rebalanced/expanded to fit in with the new 52 lvl scheme.

End Game Content: There are a few one off story missions, and some horde/free roam modes where you can grind for loot. There is also a WoW style raid, but as I'm nowhere geared for that I haven't even attempted it yet. From what I've experienced, it's been enjoyable so far.

Events: Every week there's usually a server-wide event in the game. This means you have the opportunity to collect special items/gear and may even get some bonus XP boosts.

Updates: New heroes (and a few anti-heroes....Venom, I'm looking at you) are being added roughly once per month. Now this could be seen as a con since it just adds more to the cash shop, but personally I like the new additions.

Now, why am I recommending this? Those cons I mentioned were kind of bad, right?

Simply put the game is fun. If you strictly want to go F2P then you'll definitely find yourself limited in certain areas.If you don't care and only want to stick to your starter hero and maybe one or two extra ones, then this really isn't a huge concern.
If you're like me, you'll play for a bit then drop some $ for your favorite hero and a stash tab or two and then won't spend any money again.

I've been burned by games before and I had to pay $50-$60 for them. At least here, you can decide whather or not the game is worthy of a financial investment. If you do decide to throw some money at it, just be mindful....things can get INSANELY expensive if you arent careful. You have nothing to lose since it's free. Give it a try...if you like it, great....if not, then uninstall and move on.

And did I mention the space raccoon with a minigun? I did? Good, try Rocket...he's awesome.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,260.7 hrs on record
This is Diablo II meets the Marvel Universe... but with many more hero options, and more to come. I could probably write a lengthy review, but I'll instead direct you to my hours played instead.

As for negative reviews, take them with a grain of salt. Of course there are flaws (memory leak, I'm looking at you), and this sort of game just might not be your thing. But seriously, you don't need to spend a cent on anything if you don't want to, yet you get all the content. All heroes and team-ups can be purchased with eternity splinters, which are gained in-game from just killing things (about one every 6 minutes). If you want to spend real cash on a specific costume or hero, that option is yours, and is often supplemented with a buy one, get a random free deal. Even with the costumes... probably the main was Gazillion generates revenue... I have crafted two enhanced costumes through the random crafting (Lady Loki and Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)), with in-game materials and the blessing of the RNG gods. It's this sort of thing that makes you want to support the game with real money purchases.

Additionally, you will rarely find a game that has improved and grown in one year as much as MH. Naysayers can say what they want about a "lack" of new content, but content has in fact been added (one shots, raids, Asgard, etc). New heroes and team-ups are constantly being added (Guardians of the Galaxy team-ups and Starlord most recently, with Nova coming), hero reviews overhaul and adjust gameplay, the Omega system was added (providing many options for tuning your heroes), weeklong events have been added, and the devs are very active in the community and listening to player concerns and suggestions. Maybe people expect season pass-like content to be delievered on a regular basis... to me, there's been a ton of growth and improvement in the year... and you don't have to spend a penny to enjoy any of it.

I would suggest logging in and asking players what they think about MH... responses will be overwhelmingly positive. Any bonehead (myself included), can write a review and seem to know what they're talking about. People in-game might be your best choice for critical review.

Essentially, if you played the Diablo games and enjoyed what is the inevitable post-story repetition of running bosses for gear, you will probably enjoy Marvel Heroes. If not, you're missing out on a ton of fun.
Posted: October 14
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Marvel Heroes and DC Universe Online are the 2 top games on Steam and anywhere else, because they are connected with the 2 most famous franchises, DC and Marvel wich are the top sellers of Hollywood (80% of Hollywood's money is from the movies of DC/Marvel) both games are perfect in any possible way, they both passed WoW in population and they can never die because as long as Hollywood keeps making live action movies the games evolve with new content.Anyway and Marvel/DC will always be the top in media/gaming and anything else.
Posted: October 20
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