developer: Vicarious Visions
publisher: Activision Blizzard
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for PC, PS3 and etc. is a sequel to a famous action RPG from 2006. The title lets us assume the role of Marvel’s superheroes (this time, over twenty characters) whose actions we observe from an isometric view. The production initially came out in 2009 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Wii, and Xbox 360. In 2016, it was remastered for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, receiving a better interface and enhanced graphics. For these three platforms, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is sold digitally as a standalone product or in bundle with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
The action of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 starts when Nick Fury—the boss of S.H.I.E.L.D.—comes across an incredibly dangerous criminal activity. He gathers a team of superheroes, including such personas as Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Daredevil. They are sent to fight the worst of crimes, and do a very decent job. This is when mysterious creatures equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and advanced technology step in. They target all superheroes who participated in activities organized by the boss of S.H.I.E.L.D. The player’s task is to uncover who is behind this scheme.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for PC, PS3 and etc. offers a non-linear story. In some dialogues, the player has three different attitudes to choose from: an aggressive, a defensive, and a diplomatic one. They influence further missions and superheroes’ development. The biggest novelty in comparison with the original is the Fusion system that allows two different superheroes to jointly use one special power, for example, to wreak mass havoc or to heal party members. In total, the game gives over two hundred different combinations at our disposal.
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live
Uses: memory card 32 MB
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card 8 MB
PC / Windows
Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5670 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP2) 64-bit