The Daily Grind: Which MMO would you recommend to Marvel Heroes refugees?


So Marvel Heroes has about six weeks to live thanks to the impending shutdown of the game following Disney’s decision to drop Gazillion as a business partner. That’s going to leave some superhero MMO players once again without a home, and though the game’s current Steam numbers can’t hold a candle to the number of players affected by the City of Heroes closure five years ago, we’re left with the same situation – and a similar roster of games vying for refugees.

The big superhero MMORPGs are still DC Universe Online and Champions Online, the former of which is certainly better supported with content, the latter of which may have more of that Marvel feel. There’s also three strong crowdfunding superhero MMOs still trying to fill the CoH vacuum: Ship of Heroes, City of Titans, and Valiance Online. Which MMO would you recommend to Marvel Heroes refugees? Would it be another superhero MMO, another superhero game or ARPG altogether, or something else? If you’re a former MH player, where are you getting your fix?

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For Superhero Hero Collecting: DC Legends Online.
For ARPG: Diablo III, Path of Exile, Titan Quest.
For Supers genre: DCUO, Injustice 2, Marvel vs Capcom, Marvel Mobile Games.

On a side note, I am really looking forward to new superhero titles.

RIP Marvel Heroes. You will be missed.

Indigo Salma

Nothing , there is nothing like Marvel Heroes out there.
And DC universe has a lot of content locked unless you pay monthly.
Not to mention that even if you pay monthly you still have daily dungeon locked loot …

This mmo is VERY unique , and i’m hoping people will make private servers as fast as possible.
And revert the game systems back to what they were before the huge trash overhaul they added since last year.

Kickstarter Donor

As a Supers alternative I wouldn’t recommend any that are out. Champions is dead and was never that good, DC is alive but is not that good unless you like action games in which case it may work for you.

My advice and the advice I am taking myself is to wait for these three Ship of Heroes, City of Titans, and Valiance Online in the hopes one of those can fill my Super Hero MMO needs.

I am holding out a small hope we may actually get a triple A MARVEL mmo now though, but even if we do it will be years off.

Dug From The Earth

Honestly, there arent any.

CoH/CoV is gone. Champions online is a mess and way too dated. DC Universe is so packed with DLC now that you would find yourself having to drop a LOT of money shortly after reaching 30 (which is a quick process) AND DC’s graphic engine is super dated too.

The 3 “CoH spiritual successors” that are in the works are all pretty meh as well. Most of them are struggling to even meet the level and quality that CoH had over 7 years ago.

There just isnt a good solution for a Super Hero mmo of any kind right now.


There is no online game equivalent. Yeah, you can find and play Diablo like games, but they all have a medieval fantasy feel and most aren’t MMORPGs where you actually see other people running around the levels (you see them in hubs only and can team up, but it’s not the same).

I don’t see any replacement coming either. There are superhero games coming, but I don’t believe any of them have that Diablo-esque view and play, and certanly none of them are in the Marvel universe.

I’d like to see a replacement game made that is sort of like this one, much bigger in scope and size, but one that lets us make and design our own superhero in that universe. I’d sink so much money into a game like that.

Nathaniel Downes

For Diablo like play, I’d go for Master x Master… oh wait.

Grave Knight

Master x Ma-oh, right…nevermind.


The answer is obvious:

Marvel Future Fight

It is basically the mobile version of marvel heroes, but using programs like Bluestacks you can play it on PC.


No offense but that’s so very not the same. That’s a single player game that also has an arena you can fight bots of other players in. It’s very on rails, it doesn’t have big open areas. It has an autoplay button so half the people don’t even play it but watch it (your choice, but lots of people use it). It only has a few powers to use. It’s a lockbox draw to get heroes game.

Marvel heroes was so very different than that in almost every way except for that they both use Marvel characters. That’s not a good place for refugees. That may be fun for people to play on mobile here and there, I’m not saying it wouldn’t be, but it’s not close to the Marvel Heroes MMORPG at all in anything but the property it’s based on.

A Dad Supreme

Assuming they were playing Marvel Heroes because they like the “superhero” aspect of that game as the main reason they were playing, there is only one choice- DCUO.

Well, Champions Online is an option but I don’t think they have a big enough playerbase. DCUO is supported on console which means if you want to invest in a superhero game, you’re on safer ground.

Assuming they were playing Marvel Heroes because they like the “Diablo” aspect of that game as the main reason they were playing, there are a myriad of choices to pick from… so many that I won’t even begin to list because it’s not necessary.


Well it was a Diablo like view and play style, but also an MMORPG. There aren’t really many true MMORPGs that are like that. Path of Exile is an excellent game, but the only time you see other people is in a hub unless you group up with them, it’s not a true MMORPG where you see other people running all around the levels you’re doing. Yes, Marvel Heroes did have an instance cap so if too many were in an instance it would make a new one, but still most of the game had other people in it with you.

There are very very few Diablo-esque games that are actual MMORPGs. Guardians of Ember is one, but it’s medieval and not super hero stuff, plus it’s buy to play (which is fine – great even, but also different).

There is no MMORPG equivalent right now sadly. I’d love to see a new one made if possible, and another Marvel one would be great if we could also design our own characters. I know there are multiple superhero MMORPGs in the works right now but none are Marvel based, and at least as far as I know none are of this Diablo type view and play style.

Most played it because it was a mixture of both, although a lot played it because it was Marvel specifically.

A Dad Supreme

Well it was a Diablo like view and play style, but also an MMORPG.

I think the jury is still out on this. Most people I know didn’t consider it one. Guild Wars (the original) was more MMO than this was.

Granted that’s only people I know, but I only know four people :P

Loyal Patron

Can’t in good conscience recommend dcuo, unless you play it on console, as it’s pc community is minimal at best. Champ online isn’t supported for crap, so that’s out. The kicksters are too far out as yet.

So I would say path of exile, or if you want something more 1st person and action oriented, warframe. WF is wonderfully supported, great community, with constant updates. The only thing I can say is make sure to find a friend/clan to take you under wing when you start. The intro to the game is super confusing, and it takes a while to learn the ropes

WADE Green Jr.

DCUO has crossplay between PC/PS4/PS3. So they all play together.