developer: Travellerís Tales
publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
LEGO Marvelís Avengers is the next installment in a long-standing action-adventure game series, featuring worlds created of LEGO bricks. Travellerís Tales, the developers of most of the games in the franchise, once again joined forces with Marvel company to invite players into the universe of comic superheroes. The game is a direct sequel to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, announced in early 2015. Just as its predecessor, the game launched on multiple platforms, including PC, PS4 and etc..
Story-wise, LEGO Marvelís Avengers is based on several live action films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apart from the titular ones, namely Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), the game also includes plot threads from Thor: The Dark World (2013), Iron Man 3 (2013), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), focusing on their respective protagonists. The events of the game once again revolve around the mysterious artifacts called Infinity Gems, which serve as the linchpin to all Avengers stories.
In terms of gameplay, LEGO Marvelís Avengers for PC, PS4 and etc. is not much different from the 2013 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which was a colorful, light-hearted 3D platformer with third-person perspective. Therefore, gameplay boils down to exploration of game levels, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents. LEGO Marvelís Avengers lets you play as one of the numerous Marvel superheroes featured in the company's comic books and films, including, but not limited to: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. Obviously, not all characters are available from the start, but you gradually unlock them as you make progress in the game.
Just as in most of the recent LEGO video games, you can complete is solo; however, extra emphasis was put on cooperative gameplay. Here, two players assist each other in combat and when solving puzzles.
In terms of visuals, Lego Marvelís Avengers follows its three-year-old predecessor, becoming more cinematic than any previous LEGO game. Thus, the locations themselves are not made of LEGO bricks, with exception of the heroes and a few, selected elements of environment. Of course Travellerís Tales remembered about the unique sense of humor characteristic for the series, which is evident in numerous situational jokes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4570 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 480/Radeon HD 5850 or better, 14 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz/Phenom x4 9850 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 430/Radeon HD 6850 or better, 14 GB HDD, WindowsXP/Vista/7/8/10