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X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

CNET Editors' review

If you didn't get a chance to check out the original X-Men Legends, now's your chance to try it with better graphics and different superpowers. The sequel to the action RPG doesn't tinker with a successful formula. You control four mutants at a time in battles with Apocalypse's minions, earning experience and collecting items along the way. The demo offers a great introduction to the gameplay and story line. It's too bad the included mission isn't long enough to get a better impression.

The demo includes a cinematic cutscene, a breezy tutorial level, and one short mission in which you save the mutant Blink from the Dead Zone. You control one character directly--your "hero"--and three other party members with adjustable AI follow along. In the new story, the X-Men and Magneto's army join forces to fight the supermutant Apocalypse, who threatens both groups' survival. The default mutants are Magneto, Cyclops, Wolverine, and Storm, and Bishop and Juggernaut can be substituted into the mission to save Blink. The game plays much like most action RPGs, with lots of fighting, box smashing, item grabbing, and character leveling. The Dead Zone mission can be played on three difficulties, but all can be finished so quickly that many gamers may feel a bit cheated by the 336MB download.

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  • All versions:

    4.1 stars

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    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "the game is cool"

    May 14, 2009  |   By musadss

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    can you play as myistque

    Cons

    can you play as myistque

    Summary

    i want to play as myistque

    Updated on May 14, 2009

    i ant to play as myistque

    Updated on May 21, 2009

    i want to play as mystique ane emma fost

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like it"

    June 29, 2007  |   By magnxpyr

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    I like this game. Once you get in the gameplay is very good and the whole switching characters and leveling up makes it very interesting.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Nice comic game"

    April 22, 2007  |   By Gajubabu

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    The game is quite solid and the characters are quite true in terms of their powers, abilities and essense in the comic.

    The gameplay is decent however the fighting is too quick and doesnt seem to depend to much on player interactive, in my opinion.

    Cons

    The camera controls are diffucult and it isnt always possible to see and turn easily towards where the enemies are from.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Didn't really like it"

    September 28, 2006  |   By hayesb69

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    When I installed it the video setting went way out of wack!!! I could see but have of the game play. Graphics are not good. Not what I was hopeing for.....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "awesome graphics"

    May 21, 2006  |   By silvery

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    great involving gameplay, stunning graphics

    Cons

    demo doesn't give you time to really see what the game can do ( I literally completed the demo in less than 6 minutes, which considering the download takes approx an hour with a 1MB broadband connection kind of sucks ) Movement is a bit erratic as you seem to keep running into your comrades who don't always move out of the way

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  • 4.0 stars

    "easy to understand even u dont follow the story"

    May 17, 2006  |   By luie7

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    the power for every mutant is very interesting for me

    Cons

    its ok but sometime i dont why i cant follow this game.make me sick!!!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Could have been moved to pc better."

    April 22, 2006  |   By therickster90

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    This is a fun game. Once you get in the gameplay is very good and the whole switching characters and leveling up makes it very interesting.

    Cons

    I've played this on gamecube and it worked a lot better there. The install messed up once and the uninstall was pretty slow. Also while playing it stopped responding and when you end it it leaves some directx settings changed that messed up another game.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very good engages you but too short ends very quickly in demo"

    April 15, 2006  |   By mohakademiks

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Cons

    tooo short

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  • 4.0 stars

    "ok"

    March 7, 2006  |   By CureMe

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    if you like the Xmen then you should real think about getting this game. but i real think you should play the 1st on befor you start this one

    Cons

    can get hard at ponts

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very Enveloping"

    November 4, 2005  |   By choirbass

    Version: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse demo

    Pros

    I loved the feeling of actually being drawn into the game, being compelled to play all the way through the demo (which happens so rarely with any game I ever play). The characters have humorous, witty remarks, adding personality to them, with their voice overs being done pretty well I think. The games controls are a tad unusual, but still pretty intuitive and easy to pick up on. Ingame action is similar to Dungeon Siege, in that theres an overview from an angle. All in all though, I really did enjoy the demo, and am seriously considering getting the full version.

    Cons

    It was too short lol, it ended just as I was really beginning to get into the game.

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