Game Review: Marvel Superheroes (PS4)

Lego Marvel


Description: The description in the heading pretty much says it all. Its another Lego game from the folks at TT Games, which focuses on all the iconic superheroes as well as some of the not so well known. It’s what it says on the tin. Or in this case brick.

Review: This game was included in the bundle that my games console came with and have to admit. I wasn’t overly keen to start with in that I would have rather had a straight Marvel game. But once I started to play it I got into it real easily and had a great time playing the hulk.

The game has a fews modes of play. You have a campaign mode, which sees you playing a different pair of superheroes for each mission. A multiplayer game, which unfortunately will only let you play with someone else who happens to be in the same room as you and not over the web. And a free roaming style of game which allows you to take on any of the heroes or villains and explore New York.

In essence its the same game that was released on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, but a little prettier and a little crisper.

There’s a lot of fun to be had here for all ages. I loved the little cut scenes scattered throughout the main game and found a fair few of them really amusing. The games humour is of the type that will make both kids laugh and much of the stuff in the game will satisfy the most hardcore of marvel fans in terms of continuity and stuff addressed within the game.

The plot is basically the good guys have to put a stop to nasty little plot that has been cooked up by Doctor Doom and Loki. The interplay between Loki and Doom throughout the game is damn right hilarious.

From the gameplay point of view pretty much anyone can pick up this game. Its really easy to get used to the controls and the puzzles although not massively challenging are a lot of fun.

One thing to watch for is the triangle button. In the game if you are playing Hulk you hold the triangle to turn back into Bruce Bannar, but the same button is also used to switch between the characters that you are operating on the screen. I found myself changing from Hulk to Bannar a couple of times before I got used to it. Its basically a quick tap to change character and a longer tap to transform.

All the characters from the Marvel Universe are here. The game also includes Stan Lee, who you get extra points for if you save him enough times.

The PS4 version of the game I got comes with a special pack of characters from Asgard.

In terms of value for money. You can’t lose with this particular game. Its one of those that you can easily dip in and out of from time to time or play for a few hours on end. There really isn’t any hard and fast rule on how to play this. Its a case of just install and go and enjoy the fun and games that ensue.

TT have done a cracking job with this one. I certainly took to it much easier and quicker than I did to one of their ‘Star Wars’ games, which was released a few years back. So if I can take to it. I should imagine anyone can.

It’s a game for all levels of gamer and the great thing is you do not have to be a huge comics fan to enjoy the game, but if you are a comics fan. Then obviously there will be a little more value in the game for you.

Score 4/5


Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.


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