Captain America: Super Soldier is a third person single player video game loosely based on the film Captain America: The First Avenger. The story of the game takes place during the events of the film, explaining Captain America’s adventures against the Red Skull and Hydra all over the planet as established in the film.
The player will control Captain America and use his shield to inflict damage, deflect projectiles, solve puzzles, and scale walls. Captain America will use free-flow and acrobatic combat to defeat his foes. This sounds amazing right? How could this possibly go wrong? Allow me to answer this.
I’ll start out with what you will notice first. The graphics in Captain America Super Soldier are horrendous. It looks like they belong on previous gen hardware. And to top that, the game struggles to hold a constant frame rate, which inevitably leads to dizziness followed by headaches and cursing.
Next up on this gaming train derail is mindless busy work and puzzles. This includes flipping a switch, matching numbers or working your way around an entire building because a bookcase was tipped over partially blocking a room opening. Captain America’s kryptonite is apparently made of wood and shelves.
While waves of action can be a great thing, this isn’t the case here. If you got tired of fighting Germans in Call of Duty, you haven’t seen anything yet. These guys are relentless and the unresponsive game controls make it a painful experience to work through. They have reinforcements that report to upper reinforcements that get orders from their reinforcements.
I had high hopes for this game. I think all gamers were spoiled with Batman: Arkham Asylum. It’s hard to go from that to this atrocity. Even the biggest Captain America fan would be wise to rent this one and hope for a better adventure on the next outing.
Review Rating: 2 Shields out of 5