LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Switch) – Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Platform
Developer: TT Games
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Tested on: Switch

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Switch) – Review

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Good: Core gameplay is fun, A lot of content
Bad: Steep asking price for an old game, Doesn't bring anything new to the table except the inclusion of the DLC
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Up until a few years ago, we were constantly being bombarded with new LEGO game releases. These releases almost always involved famous franchises, and we’ve seen the games evolve throughout the years. Where the early entries only had gibberish sounds for the famous portrayed characters, the newer games actually took voice lines from the movies they were based on, or just included original voice acting for games that included a completely new storyline. We have battled our way through LEGO-fied versions of Lord of the Rings, Batman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, but also the Marvel cinematic universe. Back in 2013 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was released on every major platform at that time, and the game has now made its way onto Nintendo’s Switch. As this game has been reviewed many times before, even by us back in 2013, we will be sticking to how relevant this port actually is.

We find ourselves in an original Marvel adventure where basically all superheroes and villains see the limelight for a short period of time. Our world is in great peril with the arrival of the Silver Surfer, but oddly enough, it’s Doctor Doom who saves the day. Of course, he has his own diabolical scheme in the works, so our blue planet is not out of the woods just yet. We soon find ourselves assembling the avengers (and many more) to plow through different missions tracking down cosmic bricks, which were left behind by the Silver Surfer. The plot still works great and we could even appreciate the original voice acting that came with this game. We do have to mention that not all voices were spot-on, but everything comes across as a polished whole.

Graphically nothing has changed compared to the original versions. LEGO games have a lot of leeway in terms of details, as you have a lot of static backgrounds which will look good no matter what. The characters and LEGO items all look crisp enough for an eight-year-old game and we very much enjoyed exploring this Marvel-infused world once more. We would have loved a minor rework perhaps, as the game has a lot of visible pixels.

In terms of gameplay, the game very much follows the formula of nearly all of the LEGO game releases. You’ll have fairly linear stages to plow through, which can later be replayed with other characters to collect all hidden items, and you’ll also have an overworld bit where you go from one level to another. It’s once again a case of smash and bash every obstacle in sight to collect LEGO studs to gain better scores. The game still has a basic action-adventure format, with a healthy dose of puzzles and platforming thrown in the mix. Those picking up the Switch version will also be able to play through the previously released DLC. We still very much enjoyed the core mechanics, but sometimes the controls felt a bit off compared to newer releases in the LEGO universe.


All in all LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is still a very solid LEGO adventure. While we did notice a bit of dated menu design and some wonkier controls, we got used to these issues in a matter of minutes and it was all smooth sailing after that. We still very much enjoyed this original entry in the Marvel universe and still loved the massive cast of characters to choose from. The added DLC is a bonus, but we find that the asking price might be a bit too high for a game that’s already eight years old. Nonetheless, if you have missed this one and are a fan of the LEGO games, this one will certainly provide you with many hours of fun. If you have already gone through this adventure in the past, there is not that much for you to return to, except if you were eager to replay this one.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Switch) – Review, 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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