LEGO Marvel's Avengers

Game review by
David Chapman, Common Sense Media
LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about problem-solving and teamwork in Lego Marvel's Avengers, particularly by working together to overcome obstacles. The Lego-based world also provides a unique opportunity for kids to expand their creativity outside of the game, by seeing how the characters, vehicles, and environment are built, then creating their own versions in the real world with actual Lego parts. The diverse lineup of heroes in Lego Marvel's Avengers teaches that anyone has the capability to be a hero, regardless of race, gender, or belief and can even encourage kids to read more outside of the game if they choose to learn more about specific characters.

Positive Messages

Regular "good vs. evil" themes, with heroes working to help save those in need. Heavy focus on teamwork, with players, characters working together to overcome obstacles.

Positive Role Models & Representations

With so many characters from the Marvel stable of superheroes, there's no shortage of role models. Even villains, when controlled by players, are using their powers to do good.

Ease of Play

Fairly straightforward, easy-to-use controls. Some characters' powers, such as flying characters, speedsters, can take a little more time to get used to. New "team-up" abilities take some extra effort to learn.

Violence

Core mechanic involves beating up bad guys, blowing things to pieces. All violence cartoonish in nature, with defeated enemies, environmental pieces falling apart like toys, leaving Lego studs, pieces in their wake.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Part of both Lego, Marvel franchises, both of which include a massive amount of merchandise, including books, movies, TV shows, apparel, games, and (of course) toys.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lego Marvel's Avengers is an action-adventure game that combines the Lego brand of building toys with characters and stories from Marvel Entertainment's movies, TV shows, and comic books. The game's story loosely follows the events of both Marvel's The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, while including elements from other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Players take control of various characters from the Marvel Universe as they fight off villains and solve puzzles to save the world. Violence is cartoonish in nature, with characters using their abilities to beat up enemies and blow up objects, all of which shatter into Lego studs and pieces.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJulicore January 29, 2016

Missing peaces

I think its well.. another lego game its a good game over all but im sad that they have forgoten of some cool avenger characters . Example one of my favorite un... Continue reading
Adult Written byFredrick west April 5, 2016

the best

I was so profound of this game because of the great effect it has had on me and my family as a whole.
Kid, 11 years old February 9, 2016

A great game for most ages

This game is one of the best Lego games I've ever played. It's also one of the most appropriate for kids. It's a very entertaining game and any k... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byOwy.davies February 5, 2016

Lego, you've done it again!

Lego avengers is another tt Lego game. This it focuses on the mcu. With a great roster of characters from black widow to Stan Lee.

What's it about?

Whether the world is being invaded by aliens or taken over by a robotic despot, when evil strikes, it's time to call in the superheroes: the Avengers. In LEGO MARVEL'S AVENGERS, players can unlock and take control of more than 200 characters as they take part in some of the biggest moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Put together your own comic-book dream team and have Iron Man and Captain America come together to capture Loki in Stuttgart, or take Squirrel Girl and Mockingbird to Sokovia to stop the machinations of Ultron. Heroes, villains, and even Stan Lee himself make this one of the most power-packed Lego video games to date.

Is it any good?

When villains' schemes leave Lego bricks scattered around the globe, the Marvel Universe rallies behind a single cry: "Avengers assemble!" Lego Marvel's Avengers is every Marvel comic fan's dream, packed with an insane amount of content. While the game's Story mode covers specific content from six Marvel movies, complete with audio and voice-overs pulled straight from those flicks, the cast of characters available to unlock covers the gamut of the Marvel stable, from the original 1939 incarnation of the Human Torch to more modern characters such as Kamala Khan's Ms. Marvel. It's not only the cast that's gotten bigger, though. The game itself, especially the free-roam New York City hub, feels substantially bigger than prior Lego games.

Of course, all the characters in the multiverse don't mean a thing if the game isn't fun to play. Thankfully, that's not a problem. Action is pretty much nonstop from start to finish. The controls, for the most part, are simple to pick up and play. There are a couple of quirks, such as flight, and new elements, such as powerful team-up attacks, that can take some practice. Plus, despite the overall size of the game and its wealth of side missions, collectibles, and secrets during the game's free play, the actual Story mode feels a bit light.  But even so, there's so much to do outside of the Story, you'll rarely feel like there's nothing left to do. If you're a comic-book fan, a Lego fan, or just a fan of action games in general, Lego Marvel's Avengers is a great addition to your video-game superhero lineup.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about heroism and morality. What are the traits possessed by superheroes and supervillains? What makes one "good" and the other "evil"?

  • Talk about violence in entertainment. How does the violence in the Marvel movies differ from the violence in the game? Does the cartoonish nature of the game's violence make a difference in its impact?

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