Standing for truth, justice, and the American way, Superman is more than just a comic book, superhero. He is a cultural icon, representing the values and strengths that have made America the country it is today. In video games, however, Superman is a different icon. He stands for average, subpar, and even down-right awful. Superman games have a reputation of not living up to his heroic standards yet alone a good game. This so called 'curse' is almost as deadly as Kryptonite, robbing Superman of his ability to stand out among his peers as a role model for what a superhero, or game, should be.