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10 Best Marvel Comics Video Games

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Marvel Comics are experiencing a period of pop culture dominance. The Marvel Cinematic Universe alone is one of the most successful and beloved movie franchises of all time. Although Marvel is popular in various mediums where they are not so predominant in video games. New Marvel games come out slower than Marvel products on any other medium.


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However, this does not mean that there are no excellent Marvel video games available. Gamers can find plenty of excellent titles, be it comic books, other media, or tell completely original stories. Some Marvel video games are really excellent and cover a variety of genres and styles.

10 Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best character adaptations yet

Spider-Man is one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic characters and enjoys numerous adaptations across all media. Anyway, Marvel’s Spider-Man as the PS4 manages to work its way through overcrowded leaderboards and sit close to the top spot. The game is an open world action adventure, famous for how fun it is.

Marvel’s Spider-Man makes the simple act of traveling fun, using the character’s web-slinging to its fullest potential. It offers entertaining combat and excellent villains alongside a story that really feels like a Spider-Man comic. While not perfect, it is known to be a joy to play.

9 Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Dives Into Its Characters

2014’s Guardians of the Universe made his characters unexpectedly popular. They went from one of Marvel Comics’ smaller teams to beloved characters almost overnight. Since then they have had a lot of media attention for them, but not as successfully as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

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The game puts the player in control of Star-Lord while the other Guardians are NPCs. However, it still puts each of the characters in the foreground. The player has limited control over it during battles, but can make decisions for the team at key moments. Though the story doesn’t change, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy allows the player to influence the dynamics of the Guardians and experience a very personal story.

Marvel vs Capcom is one of the longest-lived Marvel game series. The two universes seem at odds, but have had great success simply throwing their characters together and letting them fight. There are some Marvel vs Capcom games, but Marvel vs Capcom 2 is widely regarded as the best.

In the game, players can assemble a team of three characters, choosing from the cast of both companies. It has a well-stocked roster, with heroes like Doctor Doom, Iron Man, Thanos, and more. It combines an incredibly solid base gameplay with unique mechanics like Variable Assists. Not only is it considered an excellent Marvel game, but also one of the best fighting games ever.

7 X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Uncaged Edition is a brutal hack-n-slash

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not a well-received film. It’s known for a generic plot, abused characters, and family-friendly violence that wastes Wolverine’s potential. However, the video game X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Uncaged Edition is considered much better than the movie it edited.

It is not an overly complicated game, nor an adult game. The player relives the plot of X-Men Origins: Wolverine by fighting enemies in simple hack-n-slash gameplay. However, the sheer brutality of the game suits the title character perfectly, and the gameplay has just enough charm to make it worth checking out.

6 Lego Marvel Super Heroes has an unparalleled selection

LEGO games are known for their simple, fun gameplay and due respect for their properties. LEGO Marvel Superheroes combines these with an unparalleled selection to create one of the best superhero games ever made. It’s a LEGO game at its core: player platform, fight enemies and solve entertaining puzzles that revolve around LEGO logic.

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However, its character diversity is where it excels. Without DLC, the game has 155 characters. Not all of them are completely unique, but a good number of them twist the gameplay and make it their own thing. Lego Marvel Superheroes is ideal for players who want to enjoy almost any character they can imagine.

5 Guardians Of The Galaxy: The Tell-Tale Series is a prequel to the story

Most superhero games revolve around the action. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series offers something different with its signature Telltale gameplay. The focus of the game is less on action and more on guiding players through an ambitious and original story.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series appeals to a specific kind of gamer – someone who enjoys the choice and interaction-based nature of Telltale games. It won’t suit everyone; however, those who appreciate the style will find an entertaining story that isn’t afraid to be different from other iterations of its characters, even if it doesn’t hold up perfectly on a rerun.

4 The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction lets players enjoy their basic side

A game doesn’t have to tell a heartbreaking story or provide clever social commentary to be loved. Sometimes it just has to feel great to play. This is exactly what The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction offers. It channels and showcases the power of the Hulk in a way few other stories have done.

The game places players in an open world and stays true to its name with a destructible environment. Players can go where they want as the Hulk and experience how strong he is for himself. The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is loved for the freedom it offers and for letting players loose in immensely satisfying gameplay.

Deadpool is a popular character for his humor, breaking the fourth wall and his intensely anti-heroic nature. The Deadpool game captures them all almost perfectly. It starts with Deadpool violently trying to make a video game of himself before turning into a more conventional story. Even then, it stays true to the character, as Deadpool is roped in to fight Mister Sinister.

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Deadpool combines entertaining action combat with a comedic storyline. While it doesn’t stand out too much from similar games in its gameplay, it does so through its fiction. The game brings to life the best features of the character while poking fun at action games, comic books and video game adaptations.

2 Spider-Man 2 is what a movie binding should be

Video games made to market movies have a bad reputation. They are often considered to be low-quality money grabs. However, one that stands out from its fellows is: Spider Man 2, released as a tie-in to the movie of the same name. The game follows the movie, but also expands on it in many ways. It takes it a step further to appeal to Spider-Man fans, rather than simply doing the bare minimum.

Spider Man 2 is full of side stories, Easter eggs, and cameos designed to appeal to players. Black Cat, Shocker and Mysterio all make celebrated appearances, despite their absence from the film. It’s also a landmark in open-world games, known for its realistic Manhattan and fun traversal. Spider Man 2 is dated by today’s standards, but still stands alone.

1 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance lets the player build his own superhero team

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance shows how a game doesn’t have to be complex to be highly rewarding and replayable. It’s a top-down action RPG that allows players to assemble a team of their favorite superheroes before heading to town in Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil.

Ultimate Alliance is known and loved for its selection. It features twenty-two heroes from a wide variety of sources, including iconic figures such as Magneto, Black Panther, and Thor. Players assemble their team and use each of the heroes’ unique movesets to battle through the game. The original Ultimate Alliance has two sequels, but surpasses them both in sheer fun.

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