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Posted: 9 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Marvel's Midnight Suns is an action-strategy game set within the Marvel universe. You interact with and play alongside famous Marvel superheroes in turn-based battles, where cards dictate the attacks you can use. It's the way you must adjust your strategy on the fly to match both your heroes and available cards that make this a unique challenge.

When the demonic Lilith and her monstrous army threaten the universe, the Avengers resurrect The Hunter, who long ago defeated Lilith. You turn this hero into your own unique character, then fight alongside a host of Marvel staples like Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange against this ancient terror. Between fights, you talk with the heroes and get to experience their lives when they're not overcoming evil.

You choose the gender, hair colour, clothing and other aspects at the start of the game. You then take this character and two other Marvel heroes into turn-based fights. Like XCOM or Mario + Rabbids, you issue commands to each of the three characters in turn, but here your actions are limited to those reflected by cards randomly assigned at the start of each fight, forcing you to use creative strategies and continually change your attack style. You need to make good use of the environment to help you defeat multiple enemies at a time; for example, by launching an enemy into a barrel of oil you can blow up anything in the nearby vicinity.

Between battles, you talk to the heroes you've unlocked at your base of operations and join them as they go about their day-to-day lives. You grow closer with those you talk to more, increasing their strength in battle and getting a peek into their lives when they're not busy being the earth's mightiest heroes. The base is also where you upgrade your cards to become stronger in battle and contains plenty of secrets and unlockables that aid you in your mission.

The result is a game that offers a strategic challenge where you work to make maximum use of your team, but at the same time you are pressed into adjusting your plans depending on which card-based attacks and actions you have.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/10/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play and Strategy

Developer: Firaxis Games (@FiraxisGames)

 

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DurationDuration

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Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Language, Mild Blood and Violence. As players progress through the storyline, they engage in turn-based battles against HYDRA soldiers, possessed mutants/heroes, and demonic figures/animals. Players move around battlefields and take turns performing attacks, sometimes with slow-motion effects. Characters use magic, firearms, and various melee weapons (e.g., swords, shields, whips) to attack enemies; combat is highlighted by cries of pain, explosions, gunfire, and screen-shaking effects. One cutscene depicts a mutant being slashed with a sword, leaving red slash marks that quickly heal. The word “sh*t” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The turn-based play removes the requirement for quick actions, but the complexity of the attacks and abilities present is considerable.

CostsCosts

Marvel's Midnight Suns usually costs £49.99.
 

Marvel's Midnight Suns

Steam Store PC £49.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are four different versions of the game, each with different prices and varying content:
  • Standard Edition, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • Enhanced Edition, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Comes with the Enhanced Premium Pack, which contains 5 extra cosmetic skins for the heroes in the game.
  • Digital+ Edition, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC, digital only. Comes with the Digital+ Premium Pack, which contains 11 extra cosmetic skins, including the 5 from the Enhanced Premium Pack.
  • Legendary edition, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Comes with the Legendary Premium Pack, which includes 23 cosmetic skins including the aforementioned 11, as well as the Season Pass, which grants access to four pieces of additional content to be released in the future.

The extra content included in the season pass will be available to purchase separately regardless of which edition you buy.

The Switch version of the game is coming later than the version for all other platforms.

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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Marvel's Midnight Suns Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@FiraxisGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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