Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (HD Edition)

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (HD Edition) is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews

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GameWatcher
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

There has never been a fighting game like this one before, and judging by Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, there probably never will.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 28, 2016

There’s no doubt that this is the best version of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 available. It still has the issues that it always has, such as being unbalanced and having what has got to be one of the most aggravating final bosses in a fighting game ever, but the sharper visuals, improved performance and snappier load times more than make up for it.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Dec 18, 2016

To be 100% honest with you, if you’ve played Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, then you’re going to be familiar with the PlayStation 4 version. The gameplay hasn’t changed one bit, so you’re going to be right at home here. All your favorite characters, your best combo strings and yes, and even dreaded infinite combos are still intact. That said, if you’re new to the game or even the series, I’d highly recommend you brush up in both the training and arcade modes.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2017

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a great port of a great game and it's great that it will have one more breath of life on current consoles before Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite comes out.

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Generación Xbox
8.5 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
Desirée Clary

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 finally arrives at the Microsoft console with the full set of 50 characters, brand new graphics and 60 fps support. It is the perfect title if you want multiple game modes both offline and online and a great amount of fanservice.

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IGN Spain
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2016

One of the funniest fighting games that we remember although it's an old one...

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Digital Chumps
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2016

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 nailed it in 2011 with great gameplay and all of it still stays relevant and fun five years removed. I wish more fighting games took heavy notes from this title and started to craft their own experience after it because this is how you make a fighting game.

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Hobby Consolas
82 / 100
82 / 100
Mar 23, 2017

One of the most complete fighting games ever made, but we can't forget is the exact same game we saw 6 years ago. It's a solid, spectacular product, tough.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Dale Kakilala
8 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a one way ticket to nostalgia express if you are a fan of the Versus series.

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Windows Central
Mar 14, 2017

Matchmaking issues aside, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a must-play for fighting game enthusiasts and Marvel fans.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 30, 2016

I was a little disappointed that you didn’t see any of the actual heralds from the comics, but just herald versions of characters already in the game.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2016

In one major way, UMvC3 beats out the current fighting game king Street Fighter V: accessibility to newcomers. Solo players can play successive matches in Arcade Mode, or tackle the slightly more complex Heroes vs Heralds mode, using ability-enhancing cards for some added variety.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 remains a superb fighter, and one that is at the peak of its power in terms of performance. Beyond that there’s nothing much for the pre-existing audience, but anyone curious about the series heading into next year’s Marvel vs Capcom Infinite may well be tempted to start here.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2016

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is exactly what you would expect, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I am just glad to see it back in circulation, I do wish exclusivity would die though, making PC and XB1 players wait four months to play this remaster is flat out ridiculous. That said, get hype and welcome back the curly mustache. Marvel is back baby, and it feels so good.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 20, 2016

Ultimate Marvel vs.Capcom 3 is just a mere port of the game that we already played in PS3 and Xbox 360. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. Unless you were expecting a drastic revamp from the original title (which would be something silly), you will get the same frantic and agile gameplay that many are still enjoying nowadays.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 21, 2016

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the definitive experience on the PS4 with the jump to 1080p resolution coupled with all the post-launch DLC. It should be a good starting point for those who are new to the series while offering a returning point for the fans.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 16, 2016

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 shows its age visually, but is still as fun to play now as it was in 2011.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2016

Honestly, all you need to know to determine whether the PS4 version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is for you, is that it's still Marvel vs Capcom 3. The strengths and flaws are well documented, and nothing has really changed from the HD re-release.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2017

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is a funny and spectacular fighting game: a huge mix of explosions, superheroes and terrifying villains, more sparkling than ever in this PS4 version.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2016

It’s a fun way to celebrate Marvel vs. Capcom‘s past, while looking forward to the future next year.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 24, 2017

In short, there will never be another fighter quite like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The staggering roster has some notable flaws, but an admirable effort was made to provide something for everyone. The X-Factor sub-system could have used a bit more development time in order to iron out the issues. Even taking into account all of the frustrating nonsense that can occur, this game is still very impressive. The Xbox One port is really good, though there aren't enough additions to win over anyone who has played the previous version extensively. For everyone else, it's still a worthwhile pickup.

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Forbes
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2017

In short, if you are new to Marvel vs. Capcom then pick this up to get ready for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, whereas more experienced players should probably give this one a miss.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jan 31, 2017

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is an excellent fighting game with an amazing pool of characters and finely-tuned gameplay. Its original release in 2011 is a critical and commercial darling still enjoyed by fans and pros around the world, but there isn’t enough new content or technical upgrades in this edition to justify a purchase for anyone that isn’t already a devoted fan.

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PCMag
Mar 16, 2017

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rumbles onto PC years after its original, last-generation console release. Despite irritating infinite combos and a barren online lobby, it was worth the wait, thanks to fun fighting, included console DLC, and a wallet-friendly price.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jan 11, 2017

This HD re-release of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the same game that fans know and love, complete with high-paced action, team mechanics and over-the-top hyper combos that’ll take you for a ride. As a port, however, this rendition does the bare minimum and does not add any new key features while also suffering from some netcode issues. It’s still a great game for hardcore fans or newcomers looking to get into its kinetic action. At the same time, it’s also a bit of a missed opportunity.

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TheXboxHub
Mar 28, 2017

If your love for all things Marvel or Capcom is strong, then Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is no doubt worth a look, but for everyone else it depends how much of a hardcore fighter you are and whether A.I. is enough of an opposition to keep you entertained.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2017

Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 doesn’t really welcome newcomers into the amazing crossover battles that the game can offer, and doesn’t have any new content to really tempt a double dip from an old fan, but the visual update and just being made available again is fantastic. It’s great to welcome another fighting franchise to the current generation if you’re looking for something to play with friends, but perhaps the PS3 version can be busted out for the same experience until Infinite comes out.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was a good fighter, and the updated Ultimate game is, undoubtedly… it's, well, the ultimate version… but other than that, it's not something that adds enough things to justify a purchase, especially if already having owned the console original. Capcom and Marvel fans will surely have fun with this somewhat lazy port. The rest can safely pass it by.

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