This game is an action adventure combat focused game. It was designed to play just like Batman Arkham Asylum. Game play revolves around fighting the bad guys, completing mostly simple level objectives and collecting items that are scattered around the whole game. You can upgrade The Captain with more effective attacks and a few new moves and 2 unlockable costumes that bump up some of your stats. The upgrades unlock buy getting Intel points. You get Intel point’s by collecting all of the hidden items, combat, and unlocking and beating all of the 10 challenge modes. A play though of this game will take 5-6 hours for an experienced player to complete.
Everyone knows the rule when it comes to movie games. But after playing Captain America Super Soldier, I would have to fully recommend this game for any fan of this type of game. It is fun to play. It controlles well. Graphics are Acceptable with minor drops in frame rate, but not enough for most people to notice. Voice acting is good. The game is basically a clone of Batman AA. I would say Batman is probably the better game as far as Graphics and game play go. But in the other ways Captain America is on par or better than Batman. Better? How? I feel that since this game is shorter it doesn’t drag on and on like Batman does. Also there were way too many collectables and secrets in Batman. I found everything there was to find in both games. In Captain America you don’t really have to do that much backtracking in the levels as long as you take a few seconds in each new area you visit and look around; the items easy to find 95% of the time and the 5% that aren’t are pointed out on your map. I probably spent 3-4 hours after beating the joker in Batman finding all the secrets in that game. The challenge modes in Captain America are much easier to get though so it doesn’t feel like a pain playing the same challenge over and over. It doesn’t overstay its welcome, a perfect action rental.
posted by supervike (ELK RUN HEIGHTS, IA) Aug 28, 2011
Member since Apr 2010
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I was excited to see the Captain America movie reach the theatres, but avoided this video game because of a long history of Film titles (especially superhero ones) becoming terrible video games.
Early reviews made this game look like it would fall into that same pattern, but I decided to give it a chance anyhow.
VERY pleased I did. This is a solid game, much in the vein of the BATMAN game. Not quite an open world, but it simulates that pretty well. The fighting is extremely enjoyable, with realistic moves, counters, and crushing blows.
No online play, and the achievements are relatively easy to get, if you are diligent enough. The story is not a direct retelling of the movie, but has all the World War 2 Cap that made me want to play this. Like a great comic adventure.
Even as I finished the game (after a week or so) I decided to start it again.
It has a few flaws, such as goofy camera angles at times, and a lack of enemies in certain areas, but this is a diamond in the rough. I wish there was a bit more variety in the enemies (there were some cool 'left out' baddies in some unlockable concept art), and I also would like to see Cap pick up a gun or two (he does it in the comics and movies). But all in all, this game makes you feel like the First Avenger.
I really hope there is a sequel (in both films and video games!)