Captain America: Super Soldier Review Roundup

This week brought us yet another movie tie-in game in Captain America: Super Soldier, and as you would expect no one’s throwing out any superlatives about it. Here are some of the reviews from around the web:

1UP – C-

In a universe where copies of Batman: Arkham Asylum can be found for so cheap, I simply cannot recommend that anyone wastes their time or money with Captain America: Super Soldier. If you’re dead-set on a quick rush of Marvel patriotism, I suggest lighting some sparklers, voting in a local election, and seeing the movie instead.

IGN – 5.0/10

If you want an open-world superhero adventure, full of kick-ass combat and endless discovery, there’s probably a better alternative on the way. But Captain America is passable, and the combat is surprisingly varied and well executed. But if you’re expecting the full-on cinematic experience, you’ll be disappointed. The game is commendable for the way in which it tries to do something different, attempting to create an open-world adventure, but ultimately the execution is lacklustre and unable to support its ambition.

Giant Bomb – 3 stars

While the combat might offer you a few hours of relatively amusing fake-Nazi bashing, there’s little here that hasn’t been done better by other developers with other superheroes. Captain America is absolutely a piece of summer fluff; a competent but slight release that you’re bound to forget about the second it leaves your console.

GameSpot - 6.5/10

There’s little in Super Soldier you haven’t seen before, but the action manages to stay fun throughout the eight-hour adventure. And there are a few challenge rooms (with an emphasis on combat) to take part in when you wrap up the tale. Predictability isn’t always a bad thing. Captain America: Super Soldier shakes free of its ho-hum trappings to deliver an action-packed adventure that manages to consistently entertain.

Game Informer – 7.5/10

Captain America: Super Soldier is a fun, if sometimes mindless, action roller coaster. The game doesn’t stray too far from tried and tested gameplay mechanics, but its lack of creativity ultimately holds it back, and it lacks one final level of polish needed to shine.

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