Marvel’s Avengers from Square-Enix brings together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the sort of tremendously epic ensemble that one might think you’re staring at the latest MCU blockbuster movie. That said, Marvel Comics has literal universes of characters to pull on, so what Marvel’s Avengers game characters made the cut and which didn’t? We let you know right here in this handy guide.
Able to fly around the battlefield, hover around foes while delivering small country’s worth of devastating ordnance and engage in deadly close combat with his repulsor strikes, Iron Man is a high damage dealing, agile character whose sarcastic comebacks cut almost as deeply as his laser attacks do.
In Marvel’s Avengers, Tony Stark’s Iron Man bankrolls the Avengers global conflicts while his flashy New York based Avengers Tower provides a cutting edge base of operation for the heroic group.
The soldier that time forgot makes a compelling case for himself as an effective hybrid damage dealing tank in Marvel’s Avengers. Between his impressive martial arts expertise, thudding takedown moves, precision counter-attacks and a whacking great shield made of pure vibranium that can be thrown at multiple enemies and recalled just as quickly, Captain America is an essential component of the Avengers heroic line-up.
With a resolute moral compass and a deeply held instinct to defend those who cannot defend themselves, Marvel’s Avengers sees Captain America tangling with the forces of the vicious Taskmaster as he attempts to prevent the destruction of San Francisco and the surrounding areas.
Arrogant, brash and abrasive, Thor’s burly exterior conceals a sensitive… nah, who am I kidding? An almost unstoppable force on the battlefield, Marvel’s resident thunder god is capable of dealing out tremendous amounts of damage in both melee and at range, leveraging the power of his Mjolnir hammer and his innate ability to channel lightning into the faces of his enemies.
Simultaneously amused by and invested in the fates of mortal men and women, Thor’s presence in the Avengers provides the group of insights into the Nine Realms and the threats that lay beyond.
The Incredible Hulk
A gargantuan and relentlessly charging wall of green flesh and muscle, Bruce Banner’s alter ego is the Avengers primary tank. With his rage-infused attacks, high speed sprints and long distance leaps, the Hulk isn’t just capable of damaging enemies greatly but he can command the attention of all enemies on the battlefield too. In practice, this means that the not-so-jolly green giant is efficient in not only distracting enemies from attacking the less hardy members of the group, but he can also use his aggro-gaining tanking traits to pull all of the enemies together in a single place for maximum damage.
Always in conflict with Bruce Banner and vice-versa for ultimate dominion over the other, the Hulk is always at the vanguard of just about every mission that the Avengers embark on. Nonetheless, the constant state of volatility that Banner finds himself in as he attempts to repress the Hulk marks him as much a threat to the world as it does an erstwhile ally to the Avengers.
A Russian trained superspy with a conscience, Natasha Romanoff is the Black Widow; an extraordinarily deadly damage dealer that excels in melee combat and has a set of uncanny abilities that allow her to confuse her foes and buff her friends in battle. A technical savant when it comes to martial arts, Black Widow supplements her arsenal of bone-breaking moves with a variety of gadgets that hurt, stun and distract her foes in equal measure.
Always trying to outrun her murderous past, Black Widow follows the Avengers across the globe in a bid to scrub out the red from her ledger in an attempt to redeem herself.
An Inhuman warrior created by a catastrophic leak of Terrigan gas, Ms. Marvel is a force of nature at any range on the battlefield. Able to stretch her limbs to spectacular proportions and able to grow to a terrifying size, Ms. Marvel is one of the most versatile combatants on the Avengers roster.
Wide-eyed and continually nerding out over the fact she gets to go on missions with the Avengers that for so long she has held up as icons, Kamala Khan’s innocence belies a burning desire to prove herself and not be dictated by those around her.
Announced as the first DLC character for Marvel’s Avengers, the slick Hawkeye is very much a focused damage dealer like Black Widow – the primary difference being that Hawkeye prefers to dish out his punishment at a comfortable range, instead of making it all up close and personal.
A family man with strong ties to Black Widow which predates the Avengers, Hawkeye is a precision combatant that rounds out the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in significant ways that many might well underestimate.
Currently an exclusive character to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of Marvel’s Avengers, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings into action sometime in 2021. While we have no real details on how Spider-Man fits into Marvel’s Avengers from a functional standpoint, acrobatic melee combat, all-surface traversal and web-based crowd control all seem like sure bets.
First revealed in a 2019 trailer for Marvel’s Avengers, Hank Pym is a well-meaning scientist who buys into the A.I.M’s kool-aid that they can create a better world for everyone. Of course, A.I.M being A.I.M, things don’t quite work out that way and Hank Pym finds himself adrift before aligning with the Avengers. Not yet confirmed as a playable character, Hank Pym’s Ant-Man alter ego would be a tremendous addition to the Avengers ranks.
A devious and highly skilled villain, Taskmaster is a vicious combatant who can mimic the attack patterns of whomever it is that he happens to be fighting. Brutal and without mercy, Taskmaster remains a constant and deadly thorn in the Avengers side.
Former KGB spy Emil Blonksy got more than he bargained for when he subjected himself to the same gamma radiation that allowed Bruce Banner to unleash the Incredible Hulk. For Emil though, things didn’t work out quite so well. Despite being even stronger and more powerful than the Hulk, Blonksy cannot return to his human form and must instead remain as the Abomination; a nihilistic force hellbent on destruction and cruelty.
The end result of a cataclysmic experiment to create a bio-engineered living computer, MODOK was supposed to be a special A.I.M project that would allow the company to understand the depths of the cosmos. What transpired however was the creation of a vile super-genius whose lust for murder cannot be satiated – something that MODOK proved when he murdered everyone at A.I.M and took over as Scientist Supreme.