Superhero video games make us feel superhuman, enabling us to jump through tall buildings, replenish our health with the push of a button and even slow down the passage of time. These titles allow us to play being our favorite heroes of cinema and comics. Since the medium began, there have been hundreds of superhero games that span various genres, from fighting, action, platforming, and even online games (massively multiplayer online, MMOs). To this day, players delight in being able to play as their favorite characters from the comics.
DC Universe Online (Xbox One)
Creating your own hero when you join your friends online in MMO, seems like something that could not exist. In DC Universe Online, the aforementioned comes true and it features beloved characters from the DC Universe. The plot is related to a perfect action game and everything happens while you play online. You can create your hero and then decide exactly what powers you want your character to have.
As you play, you participate in different missions with players from different parts of the world. The game offers a healthy mix of customization and always reminds you of your favorite DC heroes and villains. Thanks to the constant support of the devs, this game can still be played this year 2020.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Xbox one)
You may not immediately think of South Park when you talk about superhero games. It’s worth acknowledging what Ubisoft was able to do with this game, whether you’re a superhero fan or not. It offers the same type of turn-based combat as it’s previous game called The Stick of Truth. It also shows us a fun satirical story based on superhero movies.
Comics and movies can take their plots too seriously, so it’s refreshing to see South Park make fun of them. The sensation it provokes is similar to that of watching a new season of the show. This game manages to deliver a hilarious story and solid gameplay, which is around a high level of satisfaction. This installment provides us with one of the most unique video games in recent memory. I assure you that you will not make a mistake when buying it.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Xbox 360 & Xbox one)
Sometimes you just want to hit the bad guys with your friends. In Marvel Ultimate Alliance , you can do just that while playing a variety of your favorite heroes and villains. This game isn’t the most complex and challenging; gather a squad of four players of your favorite heroes from the Marvel Universe.
The game isn’t the most complete and challenging out there. It allows you to assemble a four-player squad of your favorite characters, so it’s still an immensely fun time. Add a little voice acting and storylines to the plot and you’ve got yourself an extremely accessible action title. A superhero game packed with things to do and skills to unlock.
Injustice 2 (Xbox One)
NetherRealm Studios managed to unite the fan-favorite mechanics of Mortal Kombat, but with the themes and heroes of DC. The first game was called Injustice: Gods Among Us Original, but it later refined all those features in Injustice 2.
This fighting video game includes a dark and gritty story, as well as being accompanied by a loot system. The best thing about Injustice is that it feels similar to Mortal Kombat, but it’s much more accessible to players of all ages. Who wouldn’t want to pit Superman against Batman to see who really is the most powerful hero? Better yet, we’re very likely to see another installment when the next gen hit the market.
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (Xbox)
What would you get when you mix alongside The Incredible Hulk game with open world features? You get The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. This is one of the most forgotten games of the Xbox era. We desperately need a current version of this formula for modern consoles. You play as the Hulk, with the ability to scale buildings, throw cars, and as the name implies, destroy almost everything in sight.
Critics praised it’s graphics, in addition to highlighting it’s versatility that gives players a compelling story and excellent voice acting. With amazing boss battles and many skills to unlock, I definitely recommend this game, even though it’s 15 years old.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
Marvel Super Heroes and Lego are a match made in heaven. Lego games are already fun and easy to get into; when you add the tremendous cast from the Marvel Universe, along with solid co-op play, there is something for everyone in this title. The game takes the ideas introduced in Marvel Ultimate Alliance and expands them even further.
With more than 180 characters, each with their own abilities, you can get hundreds of hours of fun. Like most of the games on this list, you could tell that their developers were familiar with the source material. The developers were able to link all of those stories and topics together for a fun time.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Xbox 360)
Praise for X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t something you’ve been able to hear often; most people refer to the terrible 2009 movie when they remember this title. The game, of the same name, is much better compared to the movie. It’s an unusual fact as most movie tie-in games are often horrible.
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you take out enemies from the movie and comics with violence. This M-rated game is still fondly remembered for the intense and brutal ways in which you can take out enemies. This might be the best version of Wolverine in video games, at least when it comes to capturing all of his animalistic tendencies. It’s much better than the 2003 X2: Wolverine’s Revenge, I can assure you of that.
Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows
This was a game with a very original and novel proposal for the time, because at that time the most popular and played games were based on Raimi movies, however, this game came with a premise of a “world” infested by symbiotes that was most striking.
Spider-Man must face, along with other renowned Marvel heroes and villains, a plague of symbiotes that has invaded Manhattan. Possessing the bodies of NY citizens and transforming them into monsters. After fighting against Venom spidey uses again the black suit trying to control the symbiote.
The Punisher (Xbox)
The Punisher is certainly not one of Marvel’s favorite heroes. The 2005 game does indeed take the universe and turn it into a third-person shooter. Now, this is a game that is loosely based on the 2004 movie, but mainly focuses on essential elements from the comics. This game has an excellent cast of characters, including Black Widow, Iron Man, and Bullseye. It also has some of the most exaggerated interrogation sequences we can find that are used to extract information from enemies.
Furthermore, it combines realism with a fun arcade-style scoring system that keeps you coming back for more. To all of the above, add a large number of weapons and you will get one of the best third-person action games and without a doubt the best game based on the history of The Punisher.
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
Batman had appeared in video games many times prior to 2009’s Arkham Asylum. This version of the character surprised it’s audience as it offered dark and gritty themes while allowing players to truly feel like Batman. Most players will remember it’s combat system, which allows you to mix moves from the Dark Knight’s arsenal of attacks.
Arkham City, its sequel, is considered by many to be a better game, but Asylum’s compact, open world is one of its greatest strengths. With an incredibly satisfying exploration, tons of unlockable options and memorable performances from Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, it’s still regarded as one of the best superhero games of all time.
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