Game Vortex writes: "The original Marvel Ultimate Alliance based part of its appeal on fan service -- and it was still quite fun. While it could be considered a "pick-up-and-play" title, hardcore players could peel back the layers to find a deep and satisfying role-playing system. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 was helmed by a different developer, but nobody should be wary of this new installment. If you liked the first one, rest assured that you will love the sequel. Vicarious Visions has made several improvements on the formula while adding a generous layer of polish to everything that made the original so good in the first place."