Superhero Games You Must Try
Since the beginning of Batman Arkham series, which began with Arkham Asylum in 2009, superhero games have never had it this good. And while Warner Bros. and DC Comics can be qualified for making masked men fighting super villains cool again, there are other ideal examples of hooded justice in video games worth checking out. From role-playing to fighting games, there’s a swarm of different superhero games for all your impulse and fantasy. Here are some of the best.
With a Deadpool movie scheduled for next year, the powers at Activision and Disney thought it would be a good idea to make the exploits of the Merc with a Mouth available for purchase again on Steam. It’s filled with incredible comedic writing, a veer of Marvel cameos from the likes of Wolverine and Cable, and has sufficient range in combat to make it worth the price of entry. Though the PS3 and Xbox 360 digital versions are out of stock for purchase, you can find physical copies for the PS3 online and PC via steam.
Sure, Infamous: Second Son looked a lot improved (thanks to the power of PS4), but it was unquestionably the summit of the series. From a pulsating open world, solid quest structure, and progress that made traversal a joy, Cole McGrath’s exploits in New Marais are a treat even amidst more strictly skilled fodder available today.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Based on the epic Civil War storyline of the comics, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is an isometric role-playing game for upto four players. It’s one of the few odds and ends from a time before Disney and Marvel joined forces to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sturdy plot and an amazing amount of choice make this one of the better action, role playing games, featuring superheroes worth checking out. It’s for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, but at present only the PS3 version is accessible.
Before Marvel and DC determined to get in on the superhero bandwagon, there was Freedom Force. Made by the same team as the unbeatable BioShock series, Freedom Force is a strategic role-playing game that has you protecting Patriot City with a team of superheroes against a host of villains and monsters. It is available on Windows via Steam.
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
Before Rocket Racoon won our hearts in Guardians of the Galaxy, he was a playable character in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 – a fighting game from the fine minds behind the Street Fighter series. Throw in Deadpool with a genuine sense of meta-humour, along with the standard heroes and villains such as Iron Man and Magneto and that would be enough for comic book geeks to take notice. The game was out for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360. While licensing issues have ensured the game is not available digitally any more, you can still catch a physical copy for the Vita.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s fight some crime.
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by techtalks @TechTalks August 11, 2015 6:53 AM UTC