This adventure game applies a LEGO spin to a retelling of the titular superhero film
LEGO Marvel's Avengers is a family-friendly action game that places players in a LEGO-fied version of the first few waves of Marvel films, filling in the gaps with comedy and plenty of easter eggs for fans.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers represents the strange dichotomy of LEGO games. On one hand, it's a blast - it's fun, it's funny, and it is a great game for the whole family. On the other hand, it isn't appreciably any different than any of the other LEGO games that have been released since 2005's LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. If you enjoyed the formula then, you'll enjoy it now. If not, this isn't the game for you.
On the positive side, the Avengers game picks up the pieces from LEGO Marvel Superheroes and reconfigures them into something slightly better. There are more new characters, more new powers, and a few new mechanics that keep the game fresh. The storyline loosely follows Age of Ultron with a few flashes back to other films, and the usual LEGO antics really do add a fair bit of fun to the proceedings.
The game is, however, terribly repetitive. If you fully completed the previous game in the series, there's not much new here for you to enjoy. While there's some great new environments and some of the new characters are a lot of fun, the game still feels like an expansion pack instead of a sequel. The saving grace is the fact that it's relatively short - you can get through the story with a partner without wasting too much time, and the levels are usually short enough to hold the attention of children. LEGO Marvel's Avengers is ultimately a game for families that won't offend anyone, but probably won't be anyone's favorite.
Fun for all ages
Great new levels
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