LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, chasing baddies and saving the world.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Boy oh boy it’s been a long while since I did a review of a LEGO game (here’s a throwback to my LEGO Jurassic World review), but during editing and rendering some old gameplay footage for YouTube, I found I’d started LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, but never quite finished.

There have been a variety of LEGO games I began looking at after first playing the Jurassic Park. This LEGO game here is the fourth one I’ve tried.

It’s probably been my least favorite…

Time to get down to business with this review, so you can see what’s in store if you’re willing to try a LEGO game.

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  • Every hero has unique abilities
  • Fun throwbacks to all Marvel characters
  • Perfect for the younger generation
  • Puzzles are simple with on-screen command prompts
  • Voice acting

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  • Constant switching back and forth between characters
  • Not as humorous as it tries to be
  • AI is not smart
  • Can’t skip cutscenes



The game doesn’t have too much to offer you. You’ll follow a certain villain, depending on what Marvel character you’re playing as, in order to thwart their nefarious plan of assembling a super-weapon via Cosmic Bricks. The game doesn’t have a vast area to wander around in. It’s less open space and more linear building paths.

That doesn’t mean you can’t do a lot. There are certainly side areas and secrets and achievements to gather, but it doesn’t feel like it.

Not like a few other LEGO games I’ve played.

One of the more annoying parts of the game is when you approach a certain obstacle, a prompt comes onto the screen to say what you need to do. Normally. Sometimes I’ve noticed a prompt comes up and it’s the wrong thing. Especially at the very beginning, when you’re controlling both the Hulk and Iron Man as your main characters. Things were kind of mixed up and I didn’t know what to do for a long while.

This doesn’t happen a lot. But…it happens. It gets aggravating. I wish they would’ve kept to the proper button to use, an then show the icon of someone who can get through an area, if you have the wrong one.

If you don’t know LEGO games, I probably just confused the hell out of you.

What systems can you play LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on?

Are there achievements?

Yes. There are 48 available.

What’s the combat like?

Every character you control has their own special ability that caters to them. Which means Spiderman can shoot webs and swing along strings of web that are attached to who-knows-what, Hulk has the ability to smash and pick up heavy objects, Hawkeye can shoot exploding arrows and target three enemies at once, and so on.

The enemies you’ll be facing have a different battlefield every time and their own specific mechanics that you’ll have to figure out in defeating them. Some are out in the open, others are inside buildings.

Use the environment to your advantage.

I won’t go into spoiler-mode, but an example would be Sandman needing to be solidified in order to do any kind of physical attacks.

Don’t always rely on the AI.
If you get pretty far ahead of an area before you’re supposed to switch to another character–check. Look behind you, and if they aren’t there, chances are they’re stuck on something, or just chilling somewhere far away from you and where they should be.

When this happens, you have to switch to them and move their sorry ass back to where they’re supposed to be. Careful, as once again the other AI will follow you and have a chance of once again getting stuck.

This happens more often than I (or any other player) may like.

How long does it take to complete?

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes takes around 30 hours for the whole main mission.

However, if you’re wanting to 100% complete the game, you better be in it for the long run and really like the game and the universe and the characters. Gamers have logged over 100 hours (even more than 200 hours!) in order to play all the characters and get everything they want.

Like other LEGO games, this one is good to lose yourself in.

Any DLC content?




The different areas you’ll be going through are pretty linear, but there are side areas you might miss if you’re not feeling very adventurous. This means you’ll want to break everything, and use all the characters you can in order to unlock specific places.

I’m sort of disappointed by this, especially after playing LEGO Jurassic Park.

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As per usual, the graphics all deal with LEGOs, except for everything that can’t be destroyed. So if you run around a park with bushes that aren’t cube-based, then don’t bother trying to hit them. Same goes for the background–it won’t be in the form of LEGOs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]


The background music was on point, but it never really stood out a lot. So I’d be playing the game as usual and other sound effects would tone it down. It was something to fill the silence, more often than not.

But then there were times where it ramped up and I got into it. The music fits the areas, let’s say.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]


There are 150+ characters that you’re able to play as in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.

You won’t be getting them all at once, nor will you be getting them from just completing the main missions from start to end. A lot of them have a specific means to unlock them. Which means you’ll need to collect a whole lot of studs in the game, and do a variety of side missions.

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Final Thoughts

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes caters to those who love the Marvel universe and all the characters in it–friend or foe. That means, if you really enjoy the series, then you’re without a doubt going to like this game.

But as someone who does enjoy some of the Marvel movies, this game fell short in a variety of areas.

In other words, if you like LEGO games, and if you like Marvel, then you might love this game. If you like LEGO games, but aren’t really invested in Marvel, there are other better ones to choose from.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]