Its now free for gamers to play as a proper Marvel Superhero. And let me tell you, that's a first in an MMO! Normally, when a superhero MMO title comes out, the player is kept away from slipping into the tight spandex of the awesome characters we read about in the comics. Because in an MMO how can everyone be The Hulk? There is only one The Hulk. That's why he is called The Hulk.
Marvel and Gazillion (The pubs and devs) must have put their heads together and decided - its a game about people that aren't real, why not just let the gamers to have a laugh and play as the heroes they love. Very cool. Lets see if your PC can play it and meet Marvel Heroes System Requirements...
Marvel Heroes Minimum System Requirements
OS: Win XP 32 bit or higher
CPU: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
RAM: 2Gb or more memory
GPU RAM: DirectX9.0c Compatible with 512 MB VRAM or higher
GPU: ATI Radeon 3870 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
HD: 10Gb or more hard drive space
The popular and faithful old workhorse, the Nvidia 8800 GT, turns up again and the 10GB hard drive space is fairly easy going for a MMO now-a-days, but it is likely that extra patches will continue to roll out, adding to that initial 10GB. But of course this is normal, as the devs continue to enhance Marvel Heroes.
RAM and CPU requirements for Marvel Heroes are pretty low by today's standards also.
Some of the characters you can play include, Spiderman, Thor, Cap'n America, The Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man, Black Widow...Basically The X-Men, Avengers and the Fantastic Four are all covered.
Marvel Heroes takes the isometric viewpoint. After a while this may become a little irritating for some, only seeing the topside viewpoint of your superheros. But on the other hand, the Action RPG MMO is going to let you play as The Hulk right from the start and that's just smashing. For those of you who missed my deft wordsmithing there, I strategically pummeled a "Hulk Smash" play on words right into your eyes. You're welcome.
Marvel Heroes is out now and available in French, German and English.
Which Marvel SuperHero are you going to start as?