X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is an RPG (Role-Playing Game) that is a direct sequel of X-Men Legends (2004). Initially released in 2005 for MS Windows, PlayStation2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, and Game Cube, the storyline is set after the events of its predecessor X-Men Legends and introduces the mutant villain Apocalypse as the main antagonist. In this game, Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants has to join forces with Professor X’s X-men to prevent Apocalypse’s mayhem and rescue the four mutants Polaris, Sabretooth, Quicksilver, and Emma Frost. The goal of the game is to defeat Apocalypse and stop him from taking over the world.
The game features several missions with different locations, including mutant-controlled Genosha, New York City, the Weapon X facility in Canada, the Savage Land, and Apocalypse’s stronghold in Egypt. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces high-quality cinematics from Blur Studio. It also supports online multiplayer.
Compared to its predecessor, the game comes with several new features such as additional powers for mutant characters and a bigger cast of characters for additional depth and variety of gameplay.
Some of the gameplay’s key features and enhancements include the debut of new playable characters, customization options for character abilities, additional superpowers, more than 100 different types of enemies, and a wide range of real-world locations and exotic fictional environments.