Marvel creator Stan Lee, unfortunately, passed away recently but the extensive superhero universe that he created over the years will live on. His contributions to the entertainments industry have also left its mark on video games as plenty of games have been made with Marvel comics as source material. Sadly a large majority of all the Marvel games are really bad but there are definitely a few real gems out there. Here are the best 5 Marvel games that you should give a go.
Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 is the most recent Marvel game that has been released and it’s a complete banger. It stays true to the character that Stan Lee has created while still telling an original story that we’ve not seen before. (although loosely based on a story in the comics) Just like the Spiderman game that appeared on the PS2, web swinging in Spider-Man is extremely fun and feels incredibly smooth. The game is actually so good that it has received the official Marvel Seal of Approval. If you own a PS4 but not Spider-Man I honestly don’t know what you’re doing with your life.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features one of the largest playable Super Hero rosters of any Marvel game which makes it already worth a mention. Although the game is considerably easier than most games on the market, it makes up for it with the sheer amount of fun and silly humor that it’s packed with. It also makes for a great family game that you won’t mind playing with a son or daughter who’s just as obsessed with Marvel as you are. This game has also been released on almost every platform in existence and thus is very accessible.
Marvel Future Fight
Please don’t crucify me for putting a mobile game on the list, it’s simply on here because this game is genuinely enjoyable to play. It’s nearly everything that you could want as a Marvel fan, a beat ’em up game with an enormous roster of playable Marvel heroes all with different abilities. It even features the most obscure heroes only seen in the comics. If a game like this would be released on PC and console people would be all over it. Unfortunately, the game features a few obnoxious pay-to-win mechanics and other paywalls which do put a damper on the fun from time to time.
The Deadpool game released in 2013 was one of our first tastes of the modern Deadpool that is now almost synonymous with Ryan Reynolds. The game is also one of the few M-rated Marvel games to ever be released and simply for that already deserves to be played. The game is filled to the brim with humor, gore, and a combination of two. The game is by no means perfect though and contains numerous issues such as repetitiveness. Nevertheless, this Deadpool game is great if you love the new iteration of the character as you would almost think that it was Ryan Reynolds that came up with all the ridiculousness shown in this game.
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
I’ve tried to stick to games that were recently released for this list but The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is simply too amazing not to mention. It was released in 2005 for the Gamecube, PlayStation 2, and original Xbox and is thus a bit outdated although it holds up quite well. This game is notorious for being the perfect Hulk game and it really is. You play as the Incredible Hulk in an open-world game and all you have to do is smash stuff. You can smash everything in this game, people, cars, and even buildings. Despite being a bit outdated, the game is absolutely worth giving a go and will definitely deliver a fun night of smashing stuff. Hulk Smash!