Parents' Guide to

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Exciting action game where superheroes join forces.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Complex story, easy gameplay

We enjoy playing this game with our 5-year-old son, though we do have the volume turned down for most of the cut scenes, because the language is sometimes inappropriate. If he does hear something, we try to explain that *we* don't use that language in our family. It is violent, but it's very obviously fantasy, and it gives a complex issue to think about as a family---how to see right and wrong and is there something in between? Everyone in the game is trying to do what they see as the right thing, and it's a positive message to stand up for what you really believe in.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
age 11+

Fine if you don't have a problem with bad language

It shows team work and problem resolution. I don't know why they had to add foul language. It doesn't make the game any better.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (18):

The title is a pretty simple beat-em-up where teamwork is crucial. In fact, building teams properly can lead to special bonuses. For example, playing as the Fantastic Four provides a stamina boost. Heroes can perform team strikes called Fusion Attacks used to deliver heavy damage to multiple enemies. While the game feels very similar to the original, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 presents an intriguing story as well as a proven gameplay formula that's fun and intense.

Visually, the game looks much better, as players will notice more details in heroes' costumes and mannerisms. On the standard difficulty, it seems pretty easy to coast through each levels and defeat the toughest of foes with little trouble. Players can also unlock a bevy of costumes, power boosts, and dossiers which provide extra details on each Marvel character. Once the single-player campaign is complete, players can opt to tackle it again in cooperative mode or alone on a tougher, unlockable difficulty. Fans of the original Ultimate Alliance should be pleased with the sequel.

Online interaction: The game has online chat during cooperative sessions, where players work together to win. Questionable language is possible.

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