Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda adds an interesting playable character, but the game’s structure is as repetitive and unfocused as ever.
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 (reviewed), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Price: Free for owners of Marvel’s Avengers ($40)
Genre: Multiplayer action/adventure
Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda has the same charms as the base game — and the same problems. This free expansion to Marvel’s multiplayer action game adds Black Panther as a playable character, as well as a substantial story campaign and a handful of new multiplayer missions. The price is right, and Black Panther is a welcome addition to the roster. But War for Wakanda can’t do much to change the fact that Marvel’s Avengers can be a confusing, tedious experience that tries to cram single-player adventures into a game designed around a multiplayer core.