|Hulk: Ultimate Destruction 2|
|Platform(s)||Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U|
|February 4th, 2013|
|Single Player, Multiplayer|
|Genre(s)||Action, Sandbox, Adventure, Destruction|
Set a year after The Avengers , Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, The Hulk stumble into a new villain: The Leader . The Leader turns out to be one of Banner's old friends named Samuel Sterns. Now, Bruce Banner/Hulk must stop The Leader, who plans to use The Hulk's DNA to unleash an army of Gamma creatures on the world.
The player controls the Hulk in an open world environment in which the player can visit most locations and interact with the environment while not engaged in missions. The game's bosses include Abomination and Dr. Doom, while the game's main villain is The Leader.
The game maintains many of the elements that made the first Hulk: Ultimate Destruction game great. Boasting "Unstoppable Movement" means Hulk can run across walls and other vertical surfaces, climb any wall by digging his fingers into concrete, leap huge heights and distances all under the player's control. "Total Destruction" means anything in the game can be destroyed. Cars can be ripped apart and smashed, and you can use lamp posts and telephone poles as clubs. You are also capable of demolishing buildings and tearing apart tanks like they were tin foil. At his most powerful, the Hulk can perform one of five different ultra-powerful Devastator attacks including the Critical Atomic Slam and the Critical Thunderclap. These attacks will clear enemies out for a multi-block radius, flatten entire buildings, and cause massive damage to enemies. There are 4 massive environments in this game, compared to the first game's 2.
There's also an upgrade store, which can be accessed in the pause menu and the MAIN menu. Here, you can increase your health, power, and unlock new devastating attacks to make smashing things easier.
Rampage through 4 open world environments as The Hulk. Complete story missions, challenges, explore the city, unlock Jump Markers, and just plain smash things. HULK SMASH!!!
This is where you can go to upgrade The Hulk and buy more devastating attacks to add to his arsenal. You can also increase his power, health, and jumping height.
Follwing the events of The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers, troubled scientist Dr. Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, The Hulk, battle The Leader - a criminal genius who is intent on unleashing a relentless army of Gamma Creatures on the world.
Play as The Incredible Hulk as you smash your way through this epic adventure. Only by controlling the incredible power of the beast within can you destroy the diabolical intentions of The Leader to save the world...and yourself.
In this mode, you can play with several people online in large arenas. There are a variety of modes to play.
- Destruction: Cause more damage and destruction than any of the other players to win.
- Deathmatch: Earn the most kills by defeating other plays to win.
This is a list of some of the main characters in the game.
|The Incredible Hulk||He is a gigantic, green, irradiated, mutatedhumanoid monster with incredible strength and an inability to control his rage. The Hulk is characterized as hyper-aggressive and brutal. He is the alter ego of Bruce Banner and was created after Banner is accidentally exposed to the blast of a test detonation of a gamma bomb he invented.|
|Bruce Banner||Banner, a physicist, is sarcastic and seemingly very self-assured, but is also emotionally withdrawn in most fashions. Banner lives in a constant state of panic, always wary that the monster inside him will erupt, and therefore he can’t form meaningful bonds with anyone.|
|Betty Ross||The only daughter of the renowned General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross, Betty spent her formative years firmly under her father's strict supervision. Thunderbolt Ross had wanted a son, and his disappointment at having a daughter was reflected in the way he raised her.|
|A billionaire playboy, industrialist and ingenious engineer, Tony Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping in which his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction. He instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. He later uses the suit to protect the world as Iron Man. Iron Man is a member of The Avengers. The suit he uses in THIS game is the HulkBuster suit. Originally, he decides he has to destroy the Hulk before he causes too much damage. Later on though, they team up to defeat The Leader.|
|J. Jonah Jameson||The manager of the Daily Bugle. While he really hates Spider-Man more, he has an equally big hatred for The Hulk due to his rampages in places around the world. He vows to turn the world against The Hulk and is now working with General Ross to do it.|
|Natasha Romanoff||Natasha Romanoff, also known as The Black Widow, is a member of The Avengers. Unlike most of the people hunting The Hulk, she doesn't want to kill him. She just wants to capture him and keep him under control and stop his rampages. She is a master assassin.|
You can also unlock several secret characters to play as. Check out the list here.
|The Leader||The main villain of the game, Samuel Sterns was a worker in a chemical plant in a menial capacity until an accident working with radioactive material bombarded him with gamma radiation, turning his skin green and making his head grow, filling it with extreme knowledge. He became the one who men call The Leader. He plans to use Hulk's DNA to unleash an army of Gamma creatures on the world.|
|The Abomination||Formerly known as Emil Blonsky, the Abomination gained his powers after receiving a dose of gamma radiation similar to that which transformed Bruce Banner into the Incredible Hulk. As a result he was transformed into a massive green-skinned monster whose physical power was equivalent to, if not greater than, that of the Hulk. Here, he has returned to help The Leader take over the world.|
|General Ross||General Ross is a military general of the United States Army. He is the father of Betty Ross and is obsessed with capturing The Hulk.|
Dr. Gregory Crawford was a physics professor at Desert State University who took undergraduate Bruce Banner under his wing and became his mentor. Years later, Banner went to his teacher for aid in finding a cure for the Hulk. He was nevertheless able to create a machine that could be used to filter the gamma radiation from Bruce's body. Crawford also saw this as a way to cure himself by obtaining some of the Hulk's DNA. First Crawford reconfigured his own DNA so that it was a match with Banner's. This turned him into a stronger beast than the Hulk: the monster called Ravage.
|Destroyer||The Destroyer was created, by the command of Odin as a weapon to use against the mighty Celestials. The task was taken on by the finest craftsmen of, and once finished Odin, and all other leading Earth gods transferred a portion of their power into the construct which gave it superhuman strength and energy manipulating powers. Odin then had the Destroyer sealed within a temple within a plateau hoping it would be out of reach of any would use its tremendous powers for evil until the purpose it was designed for could be implemented. For many years the Destroyer remained lifeless until a vengeful Loki destroyed the plateau to reveal the temple inside. Loki then led a hunter, Buck Franklin, to the Destroyer in order to use the hunter’s life essence to animate the weapon and send it against his hated half-brother Thor In this game, Loki teams up with The Leader and decides to send some destroyers to take down The Hulk.|
|Loki||Loki is the secondary antagonist of the game. The Leader hired Loki to help him take over the world. However, Loki is secretly planning to overthrow The Leader and use the gamma creatures to take over the world himself. He wants revenge on The Hulk for beating him up in The Avengers.|
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Hulk: Ultimate Destruction 2 was released on February 4, 2013. It sold 9 million units as of March 6, 2013.