Parents' Guide to

Marvel Super Hero Squad

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Loads of fighting with heroes but has funny, spoofy vibe.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Good game, for older kids

This game seemed good, as it features super heroes, but the there is a strong violence theme. After my 13 year old son plays with this app, he becomes very aggressive. Also, app you to communicate to others. Important- My son was playing it and had inappropriate messages sent to him. Words we NEVER say in our home. I am taking it off our computer now.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 8+

Neat Game Lots of FUN!!!

Kids get to work together as their favorite super heroes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
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Marvel Super Hero Squad is a good, solid game that attempts to put some techni-color fun back into the superhero genre. Co-op play adds to the enjoyment, and the arena battles (for those who want to eschew the story and just go toe-to-toe) are well done.

Just like comic book movies, comic-based games like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 have gotten darker and grittier of late, but Super Hero Squad goes in the opposite direction. The heroes are depicted as squat, almost toy-like figures; the villains are hapless goons with squeaky voices; and jokes fly along with the punches. Sure, there's still plenty of fighting in the game, but it's nice that (slightly) younger fans can finally have a chance to play with their favorite heroes. It might not be the greatest superhero game ever made, but it's a truly refreshing change of pace.

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