By MatPaget 27 Comments
In celebration of DC Universe Online being released (score one for an excuse to write about my opinions!), I decided to do a blog of my Top 10 "Comic Book" Video Games. There's quite a few comic related video games I still need to play, so I will make a small list of those games also.
The games in this list are anything comic related.
I don't like the term "Super Heroes". I prefer "Specially Gifted".Now I LOVE comic books. I also love all of the craziness that comes with them. The figurines, the movies (some of them), the cartoons, the canon, and the video games have all been a huge part of my life from when I was a kid, to now as a young adult. Even if the movies and cartoons aren't as great as they used to be, it makes me happy that my little brother can get exposed to such great characters and then when he tells me about what he's been watching, I can show him all of the REALLY great stuff.
I've been playing video games almost as long as I've been interested in comics and naturally I'd be WAY into comic book video games right? Right! So this is my list commending all of the comic book games that have kept me interested throughout the years! All of the games that let me be my favourite heroes (and villains) are now going to be given the proper recognition and will be inducted into the very prestigious (but seen by less than 100 people and forgotten by the end of the week) list of my absolute favourite "Comic Book" Video Games.
First I would like to acknowledge the games I haven't played yet, but am going to get on it as soon as possible!
- X-Men Legends and X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
- Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (while wearing the Classic Wolverine Costume this might not be so bad!)
- Spider-Man 2 (the move game)
- DC Universe Online
- Justice League Heroes
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
| 10. Batman Begins |
I don't care what anyone says, for me, this was a great game. I normally wouldn't have bought a game like this but I needed a game and it was in the bargain bin. I got it, brought it home, put it in my Game Cube, and played it for hours on end. It actually made me excited for The Dark Knight to produce a game but, unfortunately, I was solemnly disappointed.
|9. X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse |
I played X-Men for the Genesis and there was SO much to be desired. X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse fixed this. They traded out Nightcrawler for Beast and Psylocke and I got to say, GREAT IDEA! It did an excellent job with all of the characters, their powers, and the platforming. Wolverine sticking his claws in the wall still gives me a great feeling that not even my childhood self can explain. This is definitely a game I wish I still had.
|8. The Death and Return of Superman |
One of the few releases (including video games, movies, comic books, and cartoons) where I actually enjoyed a Superman product. This beat em up does a great job at making you Superman, and then Cyborg, and then Steel, and then the Eradicator, and then Superboy. Each character was fun to play as and kept me wanting to play this game through to the end. If only Superman got this kind of treatment all the time, I might appreciate him more. Did I mention it's developed by Blizzard?
|7. Batman Returns |
Beating the shit out of clowns never felt so good! This game was exactly what I wanted out of Batman at the time. A great game where I'm Batman and I beat the shit out of the bad guys. As much as I love Catwoman though, she really pissed me off in this game. That didn't stop me from enjoying this game from start to finish though. If anyone's looking for an excellent old school beat em up, then I definitely recommend this game.
|6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time |
Do I really have to explain why this game is so god damn awesome? My friends and I still play it to this day and I imagine we'll still be playing it years to come. It was one of our favourite games in the arcade and it's one of our favourite games in our home too.
|5. Batman: Return of the Joker |
This was a really awesome game. I still love playing this game and it was released 19 years ago! Now if that's not a good game then I don't know what is. All of Batman's weapons and gadgets were implemented very well and it felt awesome to use every one of them. I always got a big Mega Man vibe from it and I'm sure they got influence from there, which is a great thing because I LOVE Mega Man. This game could go toe to toe with the Classic Mega Mans any day. This list would not be complete or even worth showing without this game on it.
|4. Spider-Man |
I remember when I got this game. I pulled it out of it's box and revealed the red cartridge and thought it looked amazing. I popped it in and started playing and I was wowed. Everything about it was awesome! The classic characters, the galleries, the level select, the web slinging, it was all superb! I unlocked EVERYTHING for this game and I believe it was my very first 100% completion of a game, and what a game it was.
|3. Batman: Arkham Asylum |
Batman: Arkham Asylum delivered when The Dark Knight didn't. Actually, this game did a whole lot more than deliver, it blew my freakin' mind! This made me feel what it was like to be Batman. Everything was perfect, but I really don't need to explain why this game was so great, because so many people already know it as the greatest "comic book" video game of all time. It's not my absolute favourite, but it definitely deserves a spot on this list. I can't wait to see what Rocksteady does with the sequel!
|2. Ultimate Spider-Man |
When I saw the commercials for this I went crazy for it. I was a huge fan of the Grand Theft Auto games and when I heard it was a free-roam open world game I got even more excited than I was before. This game came out and I begged my mom to take me to get it. After hours of searching for the cheapest copy (thanks to my mom being a penny pincher even with the money I made from my first job) we found it and I could finally sink my teeth into this amazing game. Although I'm not a huge fan of the "Ultimate Marvel" universe, this game has a firm place in my heart. Talking about it right now makes me want to go and play through it again... be right back.
| 1. inFamous |
inFamous was a game I was turned off by at first. I played the demo and I hated it. I just couldn't figure it. Thank god, I got a craving for a comic book game and decided to give it another chance! Getting better at controlling your powers and gaining new powers made it a phenomenal experience and it really made me feel like a superhero. Little things like riding power lines, jumping off, and then static thrusting to the next set of power lines two buildings over had an unreal feel to it. Sucker Punch is an absolutely amazing developer and inFamous 2 is my most anticipated game for this year.
If anyone has a game they want to recommend me to play, let me know!
I'll probably redo this list after I'm done the games I want to play!