Marvel: Avengers Alliance is a 2012 Facebook game for the PC platform. It features Heroes and unlockable costumes from the Joss Whedon film The Avengers as well as heroes from other franchises such as The Fantastic Four, Spiderman, and the X-men.
The game takes place during story lines that are interconnected with the Marvel comics, featuring such powerhouse villians like Loki, Magneto and Doctor Doom. Players take on the role of an customizable S.H.I.E.L.D. agent leading a team of super powered heroes. The combat is composed turn based RPG style action similar to franchises like Final Fantasy. Players unlock and train other heroes through currency called command points and S.H.I.E.L.D. points, as well as pick up supplies from earned in game silver to research and level p abilities as well as purchase new weapons.
The initial team that is unlocked for no charge is Iron Man, The Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
Much akin to the style of Facebook games is the concept of a "freemium" game which is free to play, but allows for micro transactions to purchase in game gold or silver, which can be applies to services throughout the game.
The price set is currently designed to give you lower level heroes quickly to build a roster, with such heroes as Iron Fist and She Hulk being the cheapest, and Main title heroes such as Captain America and the Hulk being the most expensive.
While there is no co-op mode, players can give resources to Facebook friends by simply playing the game, which allows players once daily access to their friends for supplies.
A PVP (Player vs. Player) mode lets you take your chosen squad of three into battle against other players for leaderboard ranking.
This summer, Marvel: AA introduced Specs Ops mode, which features side stories accessible for a limited time which unlock weapons, supplies and special characters. The following Spec Ops chapters have been released.
- Don't Say A Word... (May 15, 2012 - June 20, 2012)
- Long Live the Queen (July 25, 2012 - August 27, 2012)
- Avengers Vs X-men (September 21, 2012 - October 23, 2012)
- All Hallows (October 26, 2012 - November 27, 2012)
- The Wild Hunt (November 30, 2012 - January 07, 2013)
- Cry Havok (January 29, 2013 - February 25, 2013)