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GF Rating
6.8

3054 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

A decent offering for a super hero game.

posted by Jeremus (DAVENPORT, FL) Jun 17, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game got pretty poor reviews. I was really bummed out, because Captain America is high on my list of all-time coolest heroes out there, and I was really hoping for a good game. The good news is that the bad reviews were really a bit exaggerated.

Let's start with where they were wrong. There are a lot of great things about this game:

1) The story. It's a nice blend of Cap from the comics, and Cap from the movie. They shelled out and got the voice actors from the movie as well, which is nice. The plot is not exactly a nail-biter, but it is a decent original story that is true to the heroes and villains involved. It also builds speed for a pretty dramatic ending.

2) The combat! The combat system is very satisfying. Cap can throw his shield, use it to block, or bash enemies silly with it. He is also a great brawler, handing out kicks and knuckle sandwiches like they are candy. It even slows down when you do a really sick move to show off how cool you are. Very satisfying indeed.

3) The collecting. There are a lot of things to collect. The up side is that (as long as you are thorough) it is not too tough to get them all on the first play through to unlock all the bonus stuff.

There are a few downsides:
The control isn't always as smooth as you would like, especially when platforming or puzzle solving out of combat. It's not terrible, but it's no Arkham City.

The cutscenes are a bit choppy, even with the game installed. Just poor frame rates, which there is no excuse for.

It is SHORT, first time took me less than 8 hours to complete story mode.

Lastly, you have to do some pretty un-hero-like things for achievements--like destroying priceless art or blowing up everything in a room you are supposed to be sneaking past.

Overall, this game was a really good one to Gamefly. I give it a 7, bumped to 8 if you love Cap. It's not as good as the Batman games, but it is a very satisfying one-time through hero game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun!

posted by Bizr7 (SURPRISE, AZ) Jun 28, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you like the fighting style of batman arkham city than you'll enjoy this simplified version of it. I had a lot of fun with it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Really not bad at all...

posted by usmc_craig (LITTLE ELM, TX) Jun 18, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Overall gameplay was a little repetitive, but the storyline was an original one, meant to coincide with the movie but not mimic or replace it. Appreciated good overall graphics and a "true to Cap" experience. If you enjoyed the films the game is a good addition.

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