X-Men Destiny Reviews

We have rounded up some more reviews for Silicon Knights' X-Men Destiny, which unfortunately doesn't seem to live up to its potential, at least judging by the reviews that criticize it for its lack of polish, repetitive combat, lack of real consequences for your choices and extremely sub-standard graphics.

Giant Bomb, 2/5.
Top to bottom, this game feels rushed, a supposition backed up by Silicon Knights' history of protracted development cycles, from which X-Men: Destiny did not benefit. While politics of why that's the case, as well as speculation on the impact more time and money would've had on the game, are ultimately irrelevant to the game's failures as they are, it's not that hard to see how it could've been something great.

VGRevolution, 4.2/10.
The whole game was probably just over 4 hours for me to beat and I took the time to do each challenge room that I could find. I'm actually glad it was not much longer because much more of it and I would have gotten bored with the lack of additional combos. The best part of the game was actually the credits. As the credits start rolling on the left side of the screen you are thrown into a large arena with the faction you picked and 200 enemies. If you can clear 200 before the credits end you unlock an extra suit for your character. I'm not sure how helpful that suit is unless you plan to play through the game a second time to try the other faction, but the actual fight against so many enemies was really fun.

ZTGD, 7.0/10.
X-Men Destiny is a good game that stumbles over its own shortcomings. It is hard to recommend shelling out $60 for a game that feels this shallow, unless you are a die-hard X-Men fan. The action is fun, if not monotonous, and there is simply nothing special about it at all. Still, I had fun the entire time I was playing the game, and that speaks volumes in my book. If you have a special place in your heart for these mutants, it might be worth your time. Just know what you are getting into before laying down the cash.

Diehard GameFAN, "Worthless".
I don't know what's harder to come up with a complete list of everything that is wrong with X-Men Destiny or to try and find something positive to say about the game. Since the former is longer, let's go with the latter. X-Men Destiny is neither the worst X-Men game ever made, nor is it even close to being the worst game of the year. Make no mistake though, it is truly terrible in all respects unless you love all button mashing games even ones that are horribly buggy and are hit with constant slowdown for the entirety of your time with it. The best thing I can say about the game is that it IS playable if you really want to put yourself through that experience. Other than that, this is a game you should only experience when it is in a budget bin and only then if you really want to waste some money or see how far Silicon Knights has fallen in the past decade.