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  • Summary: Assemble your ideal Super Hero squad to defend the galaxy in explosive and immersive co-op fights across iconic Marvel locations. Unleash the strength of Black Panther, smash foes as Hulk, wield Deadpool’s katanas—or choose from a roster of 18 of Marvel’s greatest heroes. Get ready forAssemble your ideal Super Hero squad to defend the galaxy in explosive and immersive co-op fights across iconic Marvel locations. Unleash the strength of Black Panther, smash foes as Hulk, wield Deadpool’s katanas—or choose from a roster of 18 of Marvel’s greatest heroes. Get ready for battle with iconic character powers, over-the-top ultimate abilities, and a full-body transformation only possible in VR. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 25, 2018
    80
    If you're looking for an epic sprawling all-star experience this isn't it, but I hope this fun brawl-focused base eventually leads to that and continues to improve over time with the promised upcoming support.
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    72
    In spite of a very classical structure and a certain underlying redundancy, in short, we perceive that Marvel Powers United VR has been realized with passion and maximum respect for the original works.
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    70
    The experience of embodying superheroes is a lot of fun at times, but the lack of variety sets it way back.
  4. Aug 1, 2018
    70
    The huge number of playable characters may suggest a big adventure is concealed in Marvel Powers United VR. Well, not really. But it's still worth your time, especially if you want to play with all your friends in VR.
  5. Jul 25, 2018
    65
    Marvel: Powers United VR is a hard game to score, because its best characters make it feel like an 8/10 while the majority of cookie-cutter heroes bring it closer to 5/10. Ultimately it’s a little more of a muted take on the superhero VR genre than we were hoping. It’s carried by its best characters, heroes with truly unique abilities that evoke sheer blockbuster comic book joy you’ll keep coming back for. But much of its cast struggles to stand out from a set of templates that limit their capabilities and the repetitive mission structure and forgettable boss battles put a ceiling on the fun.
  6. Jul 30, 2018
    60
    Marvel Powers United VR really is a mixed bag of goodies. One the one hand are its high production values, with gorgeous character models and scenery, easy control schemes and comfortable gameplay style. It’s the repetition that lets it down, dissolving the gameplay down to basic wave-based combat. With four friends you’ll get some life out of Marvel Powers United VR, just not the heroic gameplay most were looking for.
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    50
    Marvel Powers United VR's high production value can't keep secret the game's true identity: unabashed wave shooting mechanics, bland enemies, and arcade gameplay that's more about points than fun or skill. If you were hoping that Powers United would make you feel like your favorite superhero, you'll be disappointed that the game offers no story, character development/progression, or meaningful exploration of the rich Marvel universe, and instead hinges around collecting outfits, poses, and props.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 28, 2018
    10
    Amazing VR game.. Picked it up last week and played most of the objectives. Like any Marvel release, this is a super polished game and it runsAmazing VR game.. Picked it up last week and played most of the objectives. Like any Marvel release, this is a super polished game and it runs all nice and smooth on my machine. The amount of content and quality is amazing for this price. I mostly play as Crystal, DrStrange and Iceman.. but all characters have unique attacks and combos. Playing multiplayer and help grinding is the best.. Best game ever so far on Rift. 10/10 :D Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2018
    9
    Marvel Powers United (MPU) has a lot of great things going for it! First of all, there are 18 heroes to choose from and instead of justMarvel Powers United (MPU) has a lot of great things going for it! First of all, there are 18 heroes to choose from and instead of just getting their hands in VR you get their whole bodies. The first time I tried the Hulk I was shocked at my size compared to the other players in my group. I actually laughed out loud as I realized that he truly is a pretty big guy compared to the other characters. Second of all, although some of the heroes may play the same it does help with learning the game and keep in mind that many of them have similar powers. For example: Rocket and Star Lord both shoot guns and can hover, while Wolverine and Black Panther have claws and melee attacks. And yet, even if they may play the same there is something truly incredible about being able to become your favorite Marvel Super Hero. And finally, although people complain about the missions being repetitive, because you basically do the same things each time in different maps, I would like to point out that most multiplayer games do the same thing if you consider Death Match, Team death match, Capture the Flag, Battle Royale etc.....What makes MPU unique is that you get to work together with other players and it does a great job of making you feel like you are actually a team of Super Heroes trying to save the day! Even if you play the same map, with the same objectives, it can be a whole different experience depending on the people you play with! In conclusion, the game is extremely fun to play, the graphics are great, there is a ton of content to unlock, and I have heard that future DLC is going to be free. If you enjoy comics and have always dreamed of becoming your favorite superhero, I highly recommend you check this awesome game out! Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    7
    Pretty fun Arcade style game. 18 characters all with unique powers; and in VR it's a lot of fun. It's a Co-op Brawler. However, there's aboutPretty fun Arcade style game. 18 characters all with unique powers; and in VR it's a lot of fun. It's a Co-op Brawler. However, there's about 8 maps, but the objective is the same for each. Could have been a better launch by Sanzaru with more game modes and varying playstyle, but they've already stated and confirmed they're working on updates and free DLCs; so hopefully the repetitiveness will be addressed with a simple update. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2018
    5
    What a massive disappointment. My buddy and I are both huge Marvel fans and had pre-ordered the game.

    The intro to the game has you start
    What a massive disappointment. My buddy and I are both huge Marvel fans and had pre-ordered the game.

    The intro to the game has you start as Cap and introduces you to his moves. You travel through the city and are introduced to a handful of characters. There are some very cinematic moments, and it really felt like they had hit it out of the park.

    Then you start the actual game. You and three other people (or bots) pick your hero, then you each select which stage you want to play, or select random. It spins around like wheel of fortune until it lands on a player and that stage is selected.

    Every stage looks different, but they are all basically the same. A few different types of minions spawn and you basically button mash until they are all dead. There are random boss encounters that are also repetitive. Nothing about any of the minions or bosses are challenging. You quickly find out the most effective move for your character (and they are the same for every enemy including bosses) and spam it until everything is dead.

    The game looks fantastic, and it is fun to play as your favorite Marvel characters once. This is not a game to spend $40 dollars on though. I probably wouldn't spend more than $10 and only play it occasionally when new content comes out.

    Biggest entertainment disappointment so far in 2018.
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