LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an action-adventure game featuring LEGO characters as superheroes from the Marvel franchise. The heroes face off against Kang the Conqueror, solving puzzles and manipulating time and space along the way.
Pro Light-hearted story
With well-written characters who quip and deliver memorable lines, the story is wonderful for anyone interested in a lighter, kid-friendly interpretation of the Marvel universe. Kang the Conqueror is competent without needing to be overtly evil, and heroes such as Spider-Man and Captain America are charming in their heroism and banter with other characters.
Pro Fun two-player local co-op
Friends and family can play LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 together, battling against hordes of enemies in the chaotic two-player co-op mode. The combat is unbalanced, with some characters who are far more powerful than others, but there's still a great time to have with all the madness on each level. Although there's no online play, this is still a great game for those looking for fun games with couch co-op.
Pro Great variety of level locations
Traveling across Chronopolis, the world filled with Marvel locations from around the globe, is a great theme park of different levels. With the game's time-travel elements, it's possible to be in the modern New York City metropolis for one level and then Ancient Egypt in the next. The variety helps to keep things fresh across the 11+ hour campaign.
Con Doesn't change up the LEGO game formula
As the LEGO games are meant for younger audiences, it's great that they're easy to pick up and learn, but LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 doesn't offer anything new to the franchise. The combat is the same button-mashing experience that requires no skill and offers no forms of character progression.
Con Objectives aren't always clear
Even though the open world design of the levels is limited and simplistic, the game sometimes neglects to give specifics on where to go next. Getting to objectives will then require wandering around the small maps and eventually stumbling upon the next place to go.