Marvel at this free-to-play action RPG
Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play dungeon crawler that has you running through levels set in iconic comic locations as your favorite superheroes. Get ready to beat up thugs and super villains as you gather loot and level up.
The basics of Marvel Heroes are simple, send you hero dashing around the screen flattening all in your way using your powers – think Marvel Diablo. An overhead perspective gives you a great view of the action, as you utilize your character's powers to blast, shoot, lightening, magic, or just smash your way past all in your path.
Leveling up allows you to spec your hero in a way that suits your play style. Take Captain America for example, his shield can either offer him protection buffs or he can fling it at enemies allowing it ricochet around the arena and flatten everyone in the area. Depending on how you build his abilities, stats, and equipment his skills and strengths can differ wildly, so meeting another Captain America running around the world does not always mean that you are doubling up on tactical options.
With more than 50 members of Marvel’s cast at your disposal, ranging from Avengers to X-Men, there are plenty of heroes to pick from. When you sign up you can try any and all of these champions for free up to level 10 but this only gives you access to their base abilities. If you want to experience the full majesty of their fully powered up level 60 powers you have to unlock them. You get the first unlock for free, and after that you will have to pay.
What makes this free-to-play dungeon crawler even better is that it just keeps getting better. Every year since it 2013 release has seen huge improvements and expansions. New characters, synergies between heroes, costumes, levels, missions, and other content - all available for free. This 2016 release includes more realistic interpretations of famous characters coming to the game along with a new "Secret Invasion" chapter for the story.
As with all just loot based games, Marvel Heroes involves a good deal of grinding if you want to get every item you desire – but with so much game for free, maybe you will want to buy some extra kit to speed up the process.