PS4 Review: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Can this sequel inject new life into the franchise?

With a completely original branching storyline, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 introduces amazing new gameplay features, including the ability for characters to manipulate time and a four-player competitive Super Hero battling mode. With a huge array of brand new characters from the Marvel Universe, including old favorites in new guises, this game is sure to thrill both Lego and Marvel fans, as well as newcomers to the series.

With so many Lego games, it was high time we got a sequel to Marvel Super Heroes, which was a great entry for the series. The good thing is that even though they are using the Marvel characters, they are doing an original story instead of simply following a film plot. The sequel maintains this, also introducing the Guardians of the Galaxy cast to the mix. The standard formula of collecting studs, mini-kits, gold bricks, red bricks, unlocking characters and vehicles remains and while it’s still perhaps a bit on the old side now, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a worthy sequel.

The story pits the Marvel cast against the time-travelling Kang as you travel across time and space to places like Ancient Egypt, the Wild West, Planet Hulk, New York 2099 and more. It’s a nicely varied game full of great locations, the typical Lego puzzles that we are used to by now. Getting 100% will take a considerable amount of time as there are a good number of levels and plenty of collectables to find. Other than that and the new 4 player battle mode, it’s business as usual. It would have been nice for TT Games to mix up the formula somewhat, but I suppose if it isn’t broken…

Visually, the game looks great and while it’s not running in 4k as far as I know, it still looks impressive. The character models are nicely detailed and the levels are well designed, even if they don’t exactly outdo themselves, it’s still an impressive entry. Voice-acting is decent and full of typical Lego humour that you would expect.

The Verdict

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a decent sequel to the original, but it doesn’t quite break away from it’s roots enough for those who have become far too used to the Lego formula. However, it’s still a blast regardless and worthy of your gaming collection this holiday.

Score: 8.0