How to make a proper comic book game

Playing through Arkham Asylum really made me think about how rare it is to play a great comic book inspired game. Here's a list of some of my favorites.

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15 Comments
Posted by LordAndrew

It certainly is possible to make a good game based on comics (or a game sorta inspired by comics), but it's unfortunate how often they get it wrong.

Posted by coonce

capcom v marvel? c'mon!

Posted by Mustard

I still think X-men Legends 2 was better than MUA, but good list none-the less.

Posted by Fezz

Destroyed your PS3?

Posted by Phobos

Comics FTW!
 
I would add The Punisher. Interrogating people's faces into the pavement, dual wielding grenade launchers, and a button that makes the punisher reach out and kill the person near him.

Posted by leky1

All Hail

Posted by Thevamp25

woot,darkness rules.have a stack or two of them comics

Posted by milkman4591

I need another freedom force game. The world needs it

Posted by Driadon

I just got my taste of Freedom Force the other day due to that wallet smashing Steam sale, and I am thoroughly impressed. The mix of RPG and light strategic elements is a lot of fun and not terribly clustered. 
I can't wait to dig into it some more.

Edited by Stefan

what about the console version of Spiderman 2? Though the quests were boring, I spent a lot of time just going around the city - loved the mechanics.

Posted by RobJ
@Phobos: Totally agree. I thought "The Punisher" was a terribly underrated game and would be my favorite if it were on this list.
Posted by Phobos
@RobJ: Someone else who sees the light.
Posted by ahoodedfigure

I get the feeling Just Cause 2 is actually Spider Man crossed with a non-angsty Punisher...

Posted by scarletsnake

The Punisher's Arcade game is the best comic-inspired game IMHO.

Posted by redlitez76

they need a hd version on the ps2 punisher.