Parents' Guide to

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comic book action returns with new focus on teamwork.

Game Nintendo Switch 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Live an Avengers Adventure!

Really good game. 4 character co-op mode is fun. Reminds me of the old TMNT or Gauntlet games. A huge gallery of characters to choose from once you defeat them or reach certain levels. The violence is anything you would see in any superhero fighting game. No blood. Just knocking people over as their life status bar wears down. The main thing I was surprised by is the high usage rate of the word "hell" in the game. In names of places, items, and characters saying "What the hell..." I suppose it's considered a mild swear if at all anymore but it's enough that I don't want my 6 year old hearing it.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
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It's been a long time coming for comic book fans, but after a decade-long hiatus, a new entry in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series has risen from the ashes, complete with a new developer, a new publisher, and a new home as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order isn't just a rehash of the previous games, though. Instead, a lot of work has gone into taking everything that fans loved about the franchise, polishing it up, adding some new and original twists on that formula, and cranking it all up to eleven to deliver an adventure that's not only the best entry of the series to date, but also a game that earns a spot as one of most entertaining Marvel games in recent memory and a must have title for the Nintendo Switch.

One of the best things about most comic book events are the team-ups. Ultimate Alliance 3 also has a heavy focus on teamwork that goes well be beyond the diverse roster of available characters. While the game is fantastic in single player, it's even better when shared with friends in via local or co-op play. And thanks to the drop in/drop out feature, friends can come and go as they please with little interruption to the flow of the action. Syncing moves together for Synergy attacks between characters adds a new layer to the gameplay and, in multiplayer, encourages players to communicate and work together. Different characters interact with one another in different ways too, including different dialogues, Synergies, and team bonuses. This variety of options gives fans plenty of ways to play and reasons to experiment with different character combinations. And fans will also get a kick out of all the extra unlockables available throughout the game, such as new costumes, artwork, character dossiers, and more. From top to bottom, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a complete revitalization for the Ultimate Alliance franchise and just about everything a Marvel fan could ask for.

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