9 Best Superhero Games of All Time

6 Best Superhero Games of all Time
6 Best Superhero Games of All Time

Video games make us feel like superheroes, with abilities like jumping high and slowing down time. Comic books have also brought iconic characters like Batman, Spider-Man, and the X-Men.

These characters are everywhere, from TV shows to lunch boxes. Many superhero games are based on these comics. Here are nine great ones to check out.

Superhero video games let us step into the shoes of our favourite characters from comics and movies. Many games cover different types, like fighting, action, and multiplayer online games. Fans are excited about upcoming games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Marvel’s Avengers.

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Here are the 9 Best Superhero Games of all Time

1. DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online-6 Best Superhero Games of all Time
DC Universe Online

The mindset of creating your hero as you join your friends online in an MMO seems like something that couldn’t exist. In DC Universe Online, though, that dream becomes a reality.

As the name suggests, it features characters from the DC Universe, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, and mixes them with action gameplay—all while you play online.

You create your hero and make out exactly which powers they possess. As you play, you partake in missions on massive servers with real-world players present.

It offers a healthy combination of customization while constantly reminding you of your favourite DC heroes and villains. Thanks to its developer’s constant support, it’s still highly playable.

2. Batman: The Video Game

Batman The Video Game
Batman The Video Game

It’s an excellent movie-based game! While it’s fun to talk about current superhero games for modern systems, you wouldn’t have those beloved titles if it weren’t for the experiences of the past. One of the best superhero games of the NES era is the movie tie-in called Batman: The Video Game.

It is similar to the 1989 Tim Burton film but includes extra villains and story stuff to round it out. You get a solid action platformer with excellent music and fun gameplay mechanics that still hold up today.

Games have expanded in scope and budget since then, but it’s hard to deny the importance of games like these and their effects on future games.

3. South Park: The Fractured but Whole

South Park The Fractured but Whole
South Park: The Fractured but Whole

You might not immediately think of South Park when discussing superhero games, but what Ubisoft was able to do with 

The Fractured but Whole is worth recognizing—whether you’re a superhero fan or not. It delivers the same delightful turn-based combat from its predecessor, The Stick of Truth while telling a hilarious satirical story based on superhero films.

It’s great to see it made fun of in South Park. It feels like another highly polished season of the show in a playable format.

This game has a funny story and great, satisfying gameplay, making it one of the most unique video games ever.

And with a bold title like that, you can’t go wrong with The Fractured but Whole.

4. Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Often, you want to beat up bad guys with your friends. In Marvel Ultimate Alliance, you get to do that as you play through various scenarios with your favourite heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.

It doesn’t have the most complex or challenging gameplay, but combining a four-player squad of your favourite Marvel characters is still enjoyable.

Include some campy voice acting and storylines, and you get a tremendous, accessible, action-packed full of things to do and skills to unlock.

You also might like its two predecessors, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, which are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

5. Spider-Man

Spider-Man
Spider-Man

This game is not holding the place it used to, but the 2000s Spider-Man game was an absolute banger when it came out. It blends the beloved stories and characters from the comics with action-packed gameplay that offers so much variety it was hard to put down.

This game’s impact on contemporary titles cannot be overstated. Its creators were completely in tune with the source material, giving us many costumes, villains, and collectibles to enjoy.

6. Injustice 2

Injustice
Injustice

There is something so satisfying about playing a fighting game with some of comics’ most beloved characters.

This game features a dark, gritty story, an exciting loot system, and your favourite heroes and villains.

What’s great about the Injustice games is that they feel like Mortal Kombat but are much more accessible for players of all ages.

Who wouldn’t want to pit Superman against Batman to see who is the best hero? Better yet, we’ll likely see another breeze of next-generation systems.

7. Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel's Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers has a glittery and delightful campaign that stacks up to modern-day Avengers stories. Its gameplay is varied enough between heroes that there are shining stand-outs and ones that belong in the bin.

To this end, if Marvel’s Avengers is an Iron Man suit, Kamala Khan is its arc reactor, pushing the story forward and providing necessary emotional torque.

She should have been featured in the marketing materials far more than she was because she is the Avenger in this game.

Her story and the simultaneous story of the Avengers we know and love overcoming failure and crippling self-doubt to reassemble is a rock-solid one (and maybe even better than one or two of the Avengers films). 

8. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

-Men Origins: Wolverine
Men Origins: Wolverine

Not only is this game infinitely better than the movie it’s loosely based on, but it might well be one of the best movie tie-in games ever. An R-rated experience that doesn’t shy away from Logan’s capacity to brutalize his enemies, X-Men Origins: Wolverine represents the first mature take on the character outside the comics.

The game was more than just blood; the action-heavy combat engages in simplicity, not to mention relentlessness, during the impressively designed boss fights. This is one of the Best Superhero Games of all Time.

The well-told story also features full voice acting from almost the entire film cast, with Hugh Jackman lending his suitably gruff tones to the proceedings.

Unfortunately, the movie’s infamously awful interpretation of Deadpool turns up in the game, too, so it isn’t all smooth sailing. 

9. inFamous Second Son

inFamous Second Son
inFamous Second Son

A comic book or a movie does not inspire this game, and it doesn’t feature a beloved protagonist with roots in 1940s America.

Instead, Delsin Rowe is a hero for the modern age: a charming delinquent who discovers he can absorb other superheroes’ powers a la Rogue from X-Men and struggles with the choice between using them for good or whatever he damn well pleases. This is also one of the Best Superhero Games of all Time.

While the first two games have their charms, Second Son is a fuller package, with tons of side content and visual flourishes that make the heroes and the city they’re trying to save feel alive.

Plus, it gives you access to the raw power you always want to get your hands on but rarely do.

Playing as Delsin gives you the feeling of genuinely controlling a superhero. His powers grow to near-absurd levels by the end of the game. With all the different abilities he can acquire throughout his journey, it’s not long before your cup runs over with superpowered possibilities.

Using neon to speed through the streets and straight-up buildings, levitating enemies or anchoring them with concrete, shooting into orbit, and coming back down for an Earth-shaking entrance – it’s the stuff of superhero dreams, and it’s all at your glowing fingertips.

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Mamta Sharma

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