It had to happen sooner or later, and now it has. The Marvel Universe has been given the LEGO treatment. And developer Traveller's Tales hasn't left anything out, either. Not content to settle on just Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four... or any of the other Marvel characters that could have held their own game, the developer has thrown the whole lot into the mix! Characters available range from the likes of Iron Man and Captain America through Spidey and the Fantastic Four right across to X-Men such as Wolverine, Cyclops and Storm.
The Silver Surfer has turned up on Earth, which is often bad news. You see, the Surfer is the herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds, so where he goes Galactus isn't usually far behind. Before he can do much, however, he's knocked out of the sky and his surfboard is destroyed by Doctor Doom. It falls to Earth as cosmic bricks of immense power, and the Marvel universe's assorted villains scramble to get hold of them. Cue the assembled Marvel heroes to fight them off!
The game plays out in the familiar LEGO manner. Gameplay is a combination of platforming, brawling and puzzle solving. There's a strong emphasis on teamwork, whether you're playing solo or in co-op, using the right character for the right job is crucial. As with LEGO Batman 2, there's a whole open world for players to explore. With Marvel, that's the iconic city of New York, with famous locations such as Stark Tower and the X-Mansion!
LEGO Marvel is a definite win for any family member of the family who's taken a shine to the world's mightiest heroes.