The Top Comic Book Based Games
Comic books saw an incredible rise in popularity when they were turned into blockbuster movies. Whether it be The Avengers, Batman, or Spider-Man, comic books have been turned into successful movie franchises, and then into successful game franchises.
Some of these games require lots of thinking and decision making; others just need brute force, but they are all the best at testing your skill and having an incredibly fun time in the process.
Batman Arkham Series
The Batman Arkham series is probably one of the biggest and most detailed comic book game franchises. With 10 titles in the franchise, spanning across mobile, console, PC, and VR platforms, there is seriously a title for everyone.
The main titles of the series are Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Batman: Arkham Knights. The game follows Batman having to defeat well-known enemies such as Joker, Black Mask, Scarecrow, and many others. It also features some familiar faces, such as Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin.
As mentioned, there are other games in the Batman series, but the Arkham titles are most definitely the best. Playing them will give you the most complete experience with the Batman world.
Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
An Incredible Hulk game where you can go full Hulk. Released in 2005, the game allows players to take control of the Mean Green Destruction Machine in an open-world environment where Hulk can climb tall buildings, jump from block to block, and smash every car, truck, and bus out of his way.
Even though the game is 15 years old now, it is still a must for any superhero and Hulk fans who want to roam around the city, destroying everything in their path, and having quite epic battles along the way.
Injustice 2 is a fighting game based on the DC Universe. Much like Tekken, it is a platform fighter where players can take control of one of many DC characters, each with their own style and powers.
You can play as Bane, Batman, Catwoman, Cheetah, Deadshot, The Flash, The Joker, Superman, and many others. Not only is Injustice 2 a great fighting game, but it’s a brilliant DC game, a world that doesn’t get as much attention as their Marvel counterparts.
Marvel vs Capcom
Another spin on a fighting game. Marvel vs Capcom pits two massive franchises against each other in the classic fighting platform. With multiple titles in the series, from arcade games all the way to Playstation 4, there are many of them to enjoy.
You can also play as your favorite character from either of the franchises. Play as Chun-Li, Ken Masters, Bison, Ryu, and many others from Capcom, or Magneto, Wolverine, Thanos, Spiderman, and many, many more from Marvel. This is a great crossover; it’s for anyone wanting to play some great games from these two giant franchises.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead video games are based on the comic book series, with the first game being released in 2012. The game puts you in control of decisions and actions; each and every one of them influences the game and outcomes.
The game focuses heavily on the narrative and story, with less attention placed on hardcore action. These games became popular due to the decision-making aspect. They are, by far, some of the best games in the genre.
Lego Comic Book Games
Lego has made many games based on movie and comic book franchises, each being quite brilliantly made. In the world of comic books though, they have made games in the Marvel, DC, and Star Wars worlds.
Their DC and Marvel games are incredibly fun, with that unique Lego twist that makes the games that much more unique and different to play. Considering the number of games released, it is highly recommended to pick up any one of them and explore your favorite comic book world made of blocks.
Obviously, the Avengers have their own game, and it is probably the best one to date. Play as either Thor, Captain American, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, or Spiderman.
The list of supporting characters is also huge, with J.A.R.V.I.S, Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, MODOK, Abomination, Taskmaster, and Loki. The Avengers need to fight their way through the game to—you guessed it—save the world.
The scale of the game is impressive. It has an immersive storyline, and being able to play as your favorite avenger is obviously going to be incredibly fun. Another must-play for any superhero or Marvel fan, or anyone looking to spend some time blowing stuff away with their powers.
These are but a few of the amazing games that have their roots in comic books. Yes, there have been times when the crossover just didn’t work, but there are still some gems from the past that you should consider playing.
As for now, obviously game quality has been stepped up. And with the advent of new consoles and hardware, who knows where this genre of games is going? The idea of playing a VR Avengers game is enough to get even the biggest Marvel haters excited.