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To defeat the greatest evil, the X-Men will join their greatest enemy. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse — sequel to the best-selling X-Men game ever—introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments -- from the Madri Temple to Egypt. For fans loyal or new, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse delivers a bigger, deeper and more epic action/RPG experience.

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With the X-Men and Brotherhood fighting side by side for the first time, players switch instantly between teammates wielding many more super powers and skills than X-Men Legends, as they overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and defeat more than 100 types of enemies including Lady Deathstrike and the notorious Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. Delivering significant gameplay enhancements over the first title, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse challenges players to explore immense, destructible environments set in classic X-Men locations like Genosha and the Infinite Factory, and exotic worldly locales like Egypt and the Savage Lands in both single player and, for the first time ever, online multiplayer modes.

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From hated foes to united force: Experience the amazing saga of X-Men and Brotherhood rivals bonded by a common enemy. Create, customize and control a punishing team of 4 powerful Mutants, selecting from 16 playable characters -- many playable for the first time. Choose from your favorite X-Men character -- including Wolverine, Bishop, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Storm -- and Brotherhood Mutants -- such as Magneto, Toad and Juggernaut. Instantly switch between team members mid-fight to take full advantage of their unique abilities. Combine their powers for even more bruising combo attacks.

Unique superpowers and customization capabilities: Each of the 16 playable characters has 10 individualized superpowers at your command, including awesome fighting, melee or ranged attacks and devastating extreme powers. Instantly upgrade and customize your characters' levels and powers on-the-fly with just the touch of a button so you never have to leave the action. Empower your character with a huge array of completely unique equipment items. Switch costumes between Ultimate, Astonishing and other styles.

Upgrade attributes such as Strike, Ability and Focus: Intense online and offline multiplayer action -- X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse's online multiplayer enables up to 4 players to engage in an exciting story-based co-op mode and enjoy exclusive online content. Both online and traditional offline multiplayer modes feature dynamic joining that lets your friends jump into the action at any time. 6 multiplayer skirmish modes offer head-to-head "versus" action, side-by-side battles against enemies and more.

Open-ended storyline and choices: Immerse yourself in an all new, flexible storyline with compelling gameplay and theatrical-quality FMV created by Academy Award nominee Blur Studios. Take advantage of over 70 free-roaming zones to regroup, begin new missions, complete unfinished missions, gather information and stock up on equipment. Get creative using your super powers to solve challenging puzzles. Every time you turn a corner, unexpected surprises keep you on the edge. In addition, new difficulty settings allow you to play at your skill level. As you improve, revisit levels using tougher difficulty settings for increased replayability.

Amazing array of enemies and environments: Demolish over 100 different types of enemies, from hordes of Apocalypse's henchmen to Lady Deathstrike and Apocalypse's 4 Horsemen. Fully destructible locales are more expansive, requiring even more exploration and containing many hidden items to uncover. Visit X-Men locales like the Weapon X facility and the Infinite Factory plus intriguing spots around the globe such as Egypt and the South Pole. Everywhere you go, discover hidden equipment and paths.

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Jul 22, 10 12:58pm
It's ultimately exactly the same as the first game. XMenLegends2RiseOfApocalypse
Jul 12, 10 8:29am
Haven't had A chance to play this one yet!!! XMenLegends2RiseOfApocalypse
Dec 4, 07 11:32am
X-Men RPG, with quite good graphic XMenLegends2RiseOfApocalypse
Aug 1, 07 12:16am
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Curt Connors
Nov 8, 05 5:45am

Please note, this is based on playing the game all the way through on normal...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Oct 18, 2005 (PSP)
    • Sep 20, 2005 (PC)
  • Europe:
    • Nov 25, 2005 (PSP)
    • Oct 14, 2005 (PC)
    • Oct 7, 2005 (PS2)
  • Australia: Nov 23, 2005
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