15 Best Superhero Video Games of All Time

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON May 16th, 2016

 

7. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (2000)

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Developed and released by Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 hit the market in 2000 and features over 56 characters from both Marvel and Capcom Universe.

The game impressed critics immediately upon release with its excellent fighting mechanics and attractive graphics. It’s still counted amongst the best fighting games of all time.

 

6. X-Men Arcade (1992)

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Released back in 1992 by Konami Developers, X-men Arcade is a fun-filled mutant themed video game that is fashionable and easy to play even to this day (thanks to its HD port).

It features six super heroes to choose from and a total of six simultaneous players.

 

5. Infamous 2 (2011)

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Released in June 2011, Infamous 2 is a parkour focused open world action game staged in New Marais, a New Orleans inspired city.

It centers on the life of Cole MacGrath who has to build his strength in order to beat “The Beast”. Each decision a player takes alters the story and there’s a ton of side quests apart from the main storyline centric missions. It’s one of the finest superhero game if you are into third person action adventure games.

 

4. The Punisher (2005)

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Released in January 2005 by Volition, Inc, this third person action superhero game is reminiscent of a series called Max Payne and incorporates elements of brutal interrogation methods.

To ensure that The Punisher remain among the trendy games, it has featured fantastic cameos from the typical Punisher world like Nick Fury, Black Widow and Iron Man, among others.

 

3. Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)

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The uniqueness of Injustice hails from its superhero driven features that fully embrace the wacky fighting styles of its characters from comic books.

It features over 30 characters, highly interactive stages and super combos.

 

2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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This is a classic adventure video game which was released in 2004 ahead of the film, Spider-Man 2 and brought a revolution in how spiderman games were made.

It featured a huge realistic open world of New York City along with realistic web slinging (as opposed to mere flying in previous spiderman games) and received critical acclaim. The movie and the game released in 2004 make for the best movie-game combo till date.

 

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)

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Developed and released in 2009 by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham Asylum happens to be amongst the best Batman video games ever created and is surely one of the best superhero games for pc.

If you are a Batman fan, you will definitely get everything from this video game, including top notch graphics, superb voice work, excellent combat mechanics and plenty of cool gadgets. It raised the bar for super hero games at its time and received global critical acclaim.

 

Honorable Mentions

This list of superhero video games cannot be completed without mentioning these titles as well:

  • Saints Row IV
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
  • Deadpool

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