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X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse – Review

The original Legends scored high marks for a number of reasons—it was a game based on a comic book license that managed to not suck, it was an action RPG with everyone's favorite mutants from the X-Men universe, and it was simplistic enough with its hack-and-slash gameplay that almost anyone could grab a controller and get in on the action. Rise of Apocalypse earns high marks for all the same reasons, plus the addition of online cooperative play—the one thing the first game was missing that really seemed as though it should have been included.

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

Game Description: X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is an all new action-RPG that lets players create, customize and control teams of the legendary mutant heroes, hated and feared by the world they struggle to protect. This time, the threat of Apocalypse is looming over the world. An immortal mutant with advanced science and incredible shapeshifting powers, Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen seem unstoppable. To face this incredible evil, the X-Men and their rivals in the Brotherhood Of Mutants will unite—but even that may not be enough. Fantastic enemies and environments taken directly from the classic saga—Demolish over 100 different types of enemies, from hordes of Apocalypse's henchmen to Lady Deathstrike and Apocalypse's 4 Horsemen—in locations like the Weapon X facility, the Infinite Factory, Egypt and the North Pole.

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence

Ultimate Spider-Man – Review

I would say that I'm a fan of Spider-Man, but I am usually not a fan of Spider-Man games. I have fond memories of web-slinging on the Genesis and Neversoft's entry on the PS1 is still the best adventure to be had with Peter Parker's alter ego, if you ask me. Besides those two outings, old Spidey has been stuck starring in a long string of unsatisfying, unhappy titles.

Ultimate Spider-Man – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Language, Violence

Ultimate Spider-Man

Game Description: In Ultimate Spider-Man you get an incredible opportunity to play both a hero and a villain. Control Spider-Man as he faces criminals with strange abilities to defend New York—then switch sides and become the deadly villain called Venom, smashing Manhattan and destroying everything in his path. This original storyline picks up right where the "Ultimate Spider-Man" comics left off, for an immersive adventure.

Gun

Game Description: Gun is the story of a man's quest for revenge. When life robs Colton White of all that matters, the only thing left he can trust is his gun. Follow along with him as he seeks to exact vengeful justice on those who have wronged him. Seek retribution as you face corrupt lawmen, warring tribes, cold-blooded outlaws, and ruthless renegades.

Gun – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol

Gun – Review

Famous for its wildly successful Tony Hawk series, they've struck out in a different direction and created a new entry in the sparsely populated Western genre. I'm sure that stuffy suits in a boardroom somewhere are nervous about Neversoft leaving the dry, over-milked teats of the Hawk cash-cow behind, but in my opinion, Gun is an extremely solid game and an enjoyable experience from start to finish, skateboards be damned.

Fantastic 4 – Second Opinion

In my book, a superhero videogame's first priority is to accurately recreate the experience of being the hero in question. Although Fantastic 4 does a passable job in this regard, a few slip-ups and some stale gameplay do a lot to soil the illusion.

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