The Top 5 Superhero Games
We look at the top 5 superhero games on Xbox 360
As life long comic book fans we love superheroes on 360 magazine. But you’ll often be hard pressed to find decent video games starring our spandex wearing friends. All too often superhero games are rushed abominations thrown out by second-rate studios to meet the launch date of a movie. Developers just can’t seem to juggle the challenge of imaginatively portraying these costumed powerhouses with creating a game that works and provides a challenge. They generally end up being the kind of horrible rubbish that sits on at the back of the shelves in shops until some child’s unsuspecting Grandparent buys them. They then give it to a child who has to grin and say thank you when they really want to scream and jump on the disk till it’s in a thousand shiny pieces.
Thankfully there have been a few shining heroes amidst the dross, with developers that have managed to both create good games and portray their heroes in a fun way. Here we present the top 5 superhero games on 360.
You might be surprised to find Green Lantern on this list, after all it’s just a tie-in to what’s looking like a terrible movie. But while nothing to get your spandex in a twist about Green Lantern is actually a fun game that manages to make you feel like the green Lantern thanks to the range of fun ‘Constructs’ that your ring can create to use in battle.
Another terrible movie with a decent tie-in game Wolverine Origins is probably the best rendition of the feral X-Man in video games. It’s incredibly bloody third person fighting has you slashing your way through the ‘old Canuckleheads enemies with believable abandon. Some of his brutal finishing moves are enough to make you wince, although perhaps not as much as the games ‘interesting’ take on the characters history.
What’s better than one Spiderman? How about four Spidermen? (Or is that four Spiderman’s? Sub, help! ) The cell shaded antics of Spiderman in four very different looking dimensions of the Marvel Universe was not only fun to play, but the unique play styles and stylish looks of the individual Spidermen made for great play variety.
2. Marvel Vs Capcom 3
You might be a little surprised to find Marvel Vs Capcom 3 on this list, but Capcom’s fighting game manages to do what so many superhero games simply can’t – present it’s heroes as dynamic, powerful fighters with crazy powers. With its huge roster of the very best from the Marvel Universe, this is the only game that can make you feel like you’re actually in control of a superhero team in combat – and the attention to detail on every character is enough to make a comic book geek swoon.
Just like the Batman himself, Batman: Arkham Asylum stands head and shoulders above the rest of the superhero pack. It’d be fair to say that Batman: Arkham Asylum is not just the best superhero game out there, but one of the best games on 360. Rocksteady Studios managed to capture the essence of the character in the games cleverly paced third person play, incredible fighting, stealth abilities and plethora of gadgets. You really feel like the Dark Knight as you play Arkham Asylum, and the amount of homage to the comics and Bat-lore in the game shows just how much respect and love Rocksteady has for its subject. If only all superhero games were treated with such love.