The game begins with The Thing discovering alien invaders destroying the bridge. The Thing fights his way to the end of the bridge and finds another alien that has the same strength as him. The Thing smashes him and the alien reveals they do not want the humans; they want something the humans have. The Thing fights through the city defeating every alien he can. The whole city learns of the invasion and learns that the aliens have defeated Captain America, The Punisher(At this moment Perez has a heart attack again xD), and Hulk.
Meanwhile, Wolverine learns of the invasion and fights through the streets. He arrives at the Avengers Mansion to find it infected with aliens. He fights his way through the mansion and finds The Wink stealing information from the Avengers computer. Wolverine fights the Wink and soon defeats her. The Wink tells Wolverine she was collecting information for her maker, and then she disappears. Wolverine travels to the bridge to find something wrong with Storm. After defeating her, Wolverine finds a mysterious alien device on her, removes it, and she's back to normal.
Elektra, in the Avengers Mansion, gets a call from Daredevil saying he is in trouble. She goes looking for him and finds him on the Daily Bugle building, infected. She fights Daredevil and defeats him. She takes off an alien device from the back of his neck, saving him. Niles Van Roekel is revealed to be watching everything and is disappointed about Daredevil's defeat and decides to let his Imperfects into the city. Fault Zone locates The Thing and they engage in a shaking battle in which he loses.
Daredevil, no longer under the control of Roekel, fights the aliens on the rooftops. He makes his way to Grand Central Station. There he finds Johnny Ohm. They engage in a deadly battle, for Johnny is using an electric clock to access powerful amounts of electricity. Daredevil destroys the clock and is able to defeat Johnny. The game moves to a different story showing a girl named Maya. Roekel tells Maya that she will be the world's best and most deadly warrior ever. She begins her training by destroying different alien devices. The game goes back to Daredevil where he finds Elektra under control of the aliens. Although he was badly poisoned by her, he still defeats her and she comes to her senses.
Later on the bridge, Storm fights her way to the end of the bridge. There she finds Fault Zone. Fault Zone creates an earthquake, and hurls rocks at Storm. But Storm still defeats her. Around the same time, the Imperfect, Brigade, engages Wolverine in battle and beats him.
Venom, who stole information from the Avengers computer, makes his way out of the Mansion. He finds that he can heal himself by destroying a certain alien device. He goes to the power plant and finds Solara, who confronts him. Solara is using the alien device to enhance her abilities and has heat tanks to heal herself. However, she is still defeated by Venom(Venom is da man!!!), who gains possession and control of the alien device to voluntarily infect himself after his victory. Later, Elektra finds The Wink at the power plant. They fight and The Wink walks away as the victor.
Maya, now called Paragon, continues her training, fighting the same aliens the heroes are fighting. She fights her way out of the headquarters. Spider-Man sees her escaping and chases her, but she easily loses him. Spider-Man gets a call from the Human Torch saying he thinks Paragon has gone to the power plant. Spider-Man goes there and destroys many alien machines, but with Paragon not there, he leaves. He finds helicopters waiting for civilians to get onboard. Spider-Man protects the helicopters during this time. Then he goes to the Daily Bugle and finds an infected Venom, where it's revealed of Venom's intention to defeat the web-slinger with the help of the alien device. The deadly battle ends with Spider-Man defeating Venom. He goes to a bridge and finds Hazmat who he also defeats. Johnny Ohm later finds Spider-Man and defeats him in battle. Meanwhile, Solara, who survived Venom's attack, finds Daredevil and defeats him in a fight in the streets.
The Human Torch goes to the Daily Bugle hoping to find Spider-Man, but Spider-Man is not there. He goes to Grand Central Station and kills many of the aliens. He finds the secret headquarters of the Imperfects. He finds an infected Thing and defeats him. He removes the alien device to bring him back to normal. The Human Torch goes to the power plant and sees an infected Spider-Man. The Human Torch is no match for his attacks and is beaten. Storm finds the secret headquarters and is badly beaten by an infected Wolverine.
Iron Man, at the Avengers Mansion to investigate the present events, kills the aliens. He escapes and goes to the power plant. There he finds Brigade. He defeats Brigade and leaves the power plant. Outside an infected Human Torch faces off with him. He defeats him and heads back for the Avengers Mansion. There he finds Roekel in a deadly alien suit. Roekel defeats Iron Man in a high-powered battle(lol power suit battle xD). At Grand Central Station, Hazmat poisons Venom with his toxin(VENOM!!! NOOOOO!!!!).
Magneto fights around the city and finds Paragon. He uses the alien device to control her thinking she will serve as his minion. Magneto then faces off against Hazmat who is trying to rescue Paragon. Hazmat crumbles under the pressure and is beaten by Magneto. Paragon breaks free of the device's control and defeats Magneto. She realizes that she is not evil and plans to stop Roekel. She finds him and fights him. Roekel reveals that he is an alien, that he is the man responsible for the invasion, and that he will spread the invasion. She viciously attacks Roekel and kills him by taking away his life force(Shang Tsung wanna be?). She stops the invasion, and she and the other Imperfects join together to share the Earth with the heroes(awwwww what?).
There are 18 playable characters in all the consoles this game was released on (PS2, Xbox, NGC, NDA, PSP) but the PSP version has two characters replacing other two existing ones. the roster goes like this: BTW: a "*" means PSP exclusive, while a "#" means taken out of the PSP version
-Venom (Favorite :D)
IMPERFECTS (This are EA created as they had a partnership with Marvel at the time)
-Brigade (Huge bombardment guy, armed with missiles and military stuff kind off)
-Fault Zone (Russian Balletist, was in a car accident at age 15 in which she was left paralized and lost her parents, she was enhanced by Van Roekel replacing tissue with cybernetics and added a seismic weapon for her use)
-Johnny Ohm (Electric guy who was enhanced to channel and control electricity)
-Niles Van Roekel (an humanod alien, creator of the Imperfects)
-Paragon (originally Maya, she was abducted and trained in combat, can suck your life by impaling you with her blades, which grow from her arms :O)
-Solara (She's like a female Human Torch, talk about a ripoff)
-The Wink (Name Benedetta, was scarred by toxic fumes and her father was murdered, she could dissapear and appear somewhere else, which was his father's best trick, she was given a device that let her travel to the 5th dimension momentarily, making her almost impossible to catch)
-Hazmat (Name Keith Kilham, he was working at the Pentagon to find cures for the most deadly diseases, after a terrorist attack, he injected himself with all he had created at the time, and his body deteriorated completely, he wishes to find a cure because he believes it is a curse to be alive, 2nd favorite even though he defeated Venom :/)
The gameplay works on a squared fighting arena, and you could throw the gimmicks within it to beat the crap out of your opponent, and also fist to fist or power to power fight, you could move freely as well. The gameplay was criticized as to making the game to be more about what you throw at each other, and that you couldn't lock on to your opponent. Also, implemented are Vanquish moves, which, activates when your opponents lifebar reaches a dangered state, which was simple to use, and by characters who have long ranged enhanced throws (the method to activating the moves) virtually unstoppable and spammable.
I myself enjoyed the game, but it was poorly received, matter of opinion.
SOMETHING TO CHECK OUT???
Yeah, check all the Vanquish Moves or Finishers on these convenient vid I stole from Youtube MWUAHAHAHAHAHA.......Just Kidding enjoy the vid ;)
I hope you enjoyed my review, and I hope you keep tuned to us for more posts and stuff like that, if I touched that nostalgic feeling well great if not, you might as well give it a try ;)
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