Gamesplanet Review Round Up: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
Kang the Conqueror is breaking time in the open world action sequel LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Find out how the game is doing among the Critics.
It's been 4 years since we got LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and now the sequel launches later today. The story picks up after the events of the original game with the Guardians of the Galaxy arriving on Earth and must team up with the rest of the Marvel universe to take down Kang the Conquerer, who has managed to bring various cities together to create the massive open world of Chronopolis. Like the previous game players are able to explore the open world and do various activities in the world, as well as the story which will take players on a journey through time and space as the meet with Marvel characters such as The Inhumans. Additionally, it's been revealed that the recent Thor Ragnarok will get content based on the movie at launch.
The game will also feature a Season Pass that contains 6 level packs and 4 character packs, which are based on various Marvel TV Shows or Movies including upcoming movies like Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War or recent ones like Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2! This will add into the game 60 brand new characters to play with, bringing the total number of playable characters in the game to a massive 208.
There is plenty to do in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and the original game was one of the best LEGO games ever made. So just how is the sequel doing with the press?
Let's take a look at the critic scores to see how this latest LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is doing among the gaming press! Open Critic currently lists the game at a Fair 73 rating, based on 18 scored reviews.
Critics on LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
"LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 doesn’t deviate much from the established LEGO template, but its wide variety of settings, heroes, and abilities make it constantly fun to play, especially in co-op.."
– Leif Johnson, IGN (8.0/10)
"Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a fantastic Lego game. A fun narrative, a list of well-known characters a mile long, and further refinement on the series’ classic gameplay mark this out as the best Lego game yet."
– Dominic Leighton, TheSixthAxis (8/10)
"The latest marriage of LEGO and Marvel is a mixed but promising step-up. Its star-studded story, inventive hub-world and new presentation style all add much-needed freshness to a stale format."
– Chris Moyse, Hardcore Gamer (7/10)
"Like the first, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a really fun title with a large open world to explore and tons of great content to play through at your own pace. There's still issues with the core gameplay, but it's hard not to have fun with the latest in the LEGO franchise."
– Mehdi Zadnane, Press Start (8/10)
"Bigger, bolder and brighter than ever, the LEGO formula remains unchanged in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. While evolution isn’t a building block for this latest entry, fan service, gorgeous visuals and an absurd amount of content certainly is. ."
– Darryn Bonthuys, Critical Hit (7.5/10)