628470_largerAvengers Alliance [Free], an intriguing turn-based RPG that made its initial debut on Facebook, is now out and available across iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It's free, naturally, with a bunch of in-app purchase options for the game's currency.

If you're not familiar, Alliance tasks users with battling through waves of bad dudes as various Marvel heroes in an effort to secure or control resources. As you take on quests your heroes level up, earning new powers and abilities.

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Despite being a dreaded "social" game, a lot of folks really seem to like this thing. If you've got a hankering to beat up robots as Iron Man and don't mind timers, this has the potential to be up your alley. Give it a shot.

  • Jerutix

    I loved this game for a long time, but I got tired of not being able to play on my iPad or iPhone, so I quit playing. Unfortunately, this doesn't support the Facebook version, so everyone who played before is up a creek. It's too bad, because I'd definitely play again if I could continue my same game.

    • bobehm

      Bummer. I'd play if this tied to friends playing Facebook version.

    • Dillon Chalupsky

      Agreed, considering how much time I put into the FB version.

  • Eseres

    I just tried this one, and I like it very much so far :)
    It is one of those free "IAP games" I usually don't like, but so far I have not needed to spend money on anything, and I am a real sucker for this Marvel universe stuff so I just had to try it. The game suits the Marvel superhero theme with a turn based RPG set-up. Not your typical smash and bash the buttons action game, but a tactical fighting without the horrible stress factor. Great job with this game :)

  • Protoman

    I'm actually happy to see this detached from Facebook. I've never been into the FB gaming thing. I've hardly been into FB honestly.

    • Jerutix

      Oh, I definitely agree. It feels better than it ever did on Facebook. I just played so long before that I'm not willing to put the effort in again.

    • oldgamer dude

      What's this face book thing you speak of ? I'm defiantly going to check this out when I have some free time .

  • Reignmaker

    I was turned off by all the negative reviews on the app store at first, but then realized it's because the game is not synched to facebook that a lot of people are mad. Seems like that would've been pretty basic to do, but I'll give it a spin.

    • Natalie Rath

      it's much better. That way people who play the facebook game won't be crazy enough to spend iap.

      Because I am fed up with PVP. IAP EVERYWHERE

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    So how is the actual game?
    Why must reviews miss the whole game and focus on the annoyances (ie FB and IAP's in freemium games)?
    Based on this review, there seems like *ZERO* reason to play this, even though I was a Marvel (ahem -- DISNEY!!!) fan a long time ago.
    XMen movies almost made me a hater (so bad!!), but recent Iron Man (except 3 was flawed), Cap Amer, Thor, and Avengers has brought me back. (Still no passable Hulk movie -- but Ang Lee's 'gamma poodle' Hulk is possibly the worst Hulk movie of all-time.)

    BTW, I am still a fan of Marvel Ultimate Alliance PS3, recently replayed & enjoyed. Despite IAP (ooops, its DLC in PS3-speak) vanishing bc of licensing failures, game is still a lot of mindless button-mashing fun!