Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a brand new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. LEGO Marvel's Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel's The Avengers and the smash hit sequel Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as playable content based on additional Marvel Studios blockbusters, including Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Play as Earth's Mightiest Heroes in their quest to save the world.
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LEGO Marvel Avengers
Lego Marvel's Avengers Offers More Than Just The Movies
by Mike Futter
When Lego Marvel's Avengers was first announced, it felt a bit like a step back for that segment of the multifacited Legoverse. Lego Marvel Superheroes was an original tale with a huge cast of characters from throughout Marvel's history. While Marvel Avengers certainly has the trappings of a rote Lego movie-based game (dialogue ripped from the films and familiar story beats), it is already shaping up to be much more. In addition to the plots of both Avengers and Age of Ultron, the recently delayed Lego title includes other cinematic moments (Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., please) as well as segments from the comics.
We got a look at characters who haven't been on screen yet, including the updated Squirrel Girl, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, and over 100 new characters. That's in addition to returning heroes and villains from the last Lego Marvel outing.
The game also has new hub areas, including the Barton farm from Age of Ultron. My hands-on time took us back to the climactic Battle for New York, which rippled across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hulk can now charge up his jump Ultimate Destruction style, and while he didn't play much of a role in what we played, we got to see him in action before. With Black Widow, Hawkeye (now with more trick arrows), Thor, and Captain America on the team, I fought off Chitauri, solved puzzles, and took advantage of new finishing moves and team-ups.
Each character portrait now includes a meter on the rim. Executing a finishing move on an enemy takes up about one-third of your power. Once it's filled though, you can trigger a team-up move that wipes out many of the enemies in the vicinity. Each duo has two different moves, depending on who triggered. Despite the constraints of using the pre-existing dialogue, the writing is still sharp and well aligned with the on-screen action.
Unfortunately, we didn't get time to take Iron Man out for a spin. Tony has been hard at work since Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Instead of swapping among the different Iron Man suits using the character grid, switching up suits pulls players into the suit. Each armor set has a different animation, with the Mark I calling in Stan Lee to weld it on and the Mark V entombing Tony from its portable briefcase storage. The Hulkbuster is on hand (and, yes, you will get to fight the Hulk). Stan Lee isn't left out, as he has his own mustachioed Iron Stan armor and even a Stanbuster suit. It comes with a typewriter, lamp, and pencil cannon.
I understand why we're waiting to play Lego Marvel's Avengers considering Lego Dimensions is likely to get the spotlight this fall. However, the wait to January 26 just got longer for me now that I've had hands-on time.
Experience the Blockbuster Action from the Avengers Films – Relive the most amazing moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the famed Battle of New York between the Avengers and Super Villain Loki as seen in Marvel's The Avengers, experience the epic action from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron with The Avengers, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision and Ultron, journey through familiar Marvel cinematic locations and more, all with a splash of classic LEGO humor!
Diverse Roster of Characters – Play and unlock more than 100 new characters that have never appeared in a LEGO game before, including Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as classic Avengers characters featured in Marvel Comics.
Variety of Iconic Marvel Cinematic Locations – Adventure through iconic settings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as seen in Marvel's The Avengers and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, while also experiencing playable content and locations from additional Marvel Studios blockbusters, including Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
New Character Powers and Abilities – Execute Avengers Team-Ups and Avengers Initiative moves to progress through the story. Players can roam around Open World environments using brand new gameplay mechanics—play as Hulk to super jump off skyscrapers, use Quicksilver to speed run over water or even play as giant characters like Fing Fang Foom who can grow to the size of buildings.
Open World & Free Roam Gameplay – Enjoy a unique take on open world gameplay while exploring the expansive streets of LEGO Marvel Manhattan, or discover up to seven other supporting HUB environments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Asgard, Sokovia, South Africa, Barton Farm, Malibu, Washington D.C. and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Exterior. Encounter numerous quests, races, puzzles and even random crimes, as well as a myriad of characters and vehicles to choose from to explore on land or in the air.
LEGO Marvels Avengers is rated
4.3 out of
Rated 4 out of
Great addition to our collection!My 7 year old loves it. They really did a good job with including multiple storylines from the cinematic universe. It feels a little aged compared to some of the newer Lego games but still worth owning.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 4 out of
Marvel GameOnly thing is it didn’t have free play like XBox360 from what my son can tell at this point.
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 4 out of
Great game for Avengers fans.I purchased this title for my kids, who - like most kids - love LEGOs and Avengers .
The game sticks fairly close to the movie storylines with a few minor story adjustments to keep the E10+ rating. [Parents: I found there to be nothing uncouth or out of the rating.] The graphics are what you would expect from a LEGO title. Game play is fairly immersive with 2 player split screen cooperative available. (Up to 4 online. Please note: we do not play online. I can't comment on that experience.) Players work puzzles, play through action sequences, and retrieve/collect objects. My kids put in almost 100 hours collectively on the title. The soundtrack is derived from the movie scores. Voice acting is generally good.
Overall, it's a good title. If you or your kids aren't fans of the Avengers, then you may prefer to play another LEGO title, but if you're looking for some Avengers action via your PS4 this isn't a bad title to pick up.
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 5 out of
Good game. Great priceMy son likes it. He plays it quite often. I would purchase another title like this.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of
Bonding in Lego madnessAlot of fun, game controls are easily picked up. It can still be challenging as well though. Always nice to find a really good cough co op. Me and the wife play the Lego games because of the great co op play and the funny little adult jokes they sneak in
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 2 out of
If you didn’t play this game first, don’t play it.Started with superheroes, and thought to try this. It’s older and after used to the better/newer game there are things lacking in this one. Traded for Villains and definitely a better game!
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of
Mr Chase from
Never ending AdventureMy 8yr old loves playing this game over & over its always a portal somewhere
Date published: 2019-03-03
Rated 4 out of
Fun timesSome levels are a bit more difficult to figure out than anticipated but much fun to play with my 4 year old son