8 Games That Made You Feel Like A Comic Book Character

8 Games That Made You Feel Like A Comic Book Character

There's more to superhero video games than the Batman: Arkham series. Here are eight games that made you feel like a comic book character.

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Missing from this list: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was bloody good fun.

I gotta say, Infamous was pretty good, though I was disappointed that Netherrealm didn't include Cole Macgrath as a guest character in Injustice.

Spiderman Web of Shadows was fun to play. Not at launch mind you, it was horribly unoptimised. The patch helped, but I never really played it much until my PC far exceeded the recommended requirements (maybe Arkham Knight will be like this?). Anyway, WoS did an awesome job of capturing what it felt like to be Spiderman.

Somewhat surprised Saint's Row IV didn't make the list. Its an even better superhero game than Infamous IMO. Some say that the wackiness hurts the game but it just made it feel like a classic comic book. While it probably won't be remembered as a classic like Spider-Man 2, which was mostly because of its webslinging, I think its better.

No mention of Batman: Arkham Asylum.... really?

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is still my go-to "open world" superhero game because where else can you pick up a bus, smash it, and then surf it all across the city while creating destruction in your surf-skating wake?

Other than that, not stating the more obvious choices is either predictable or should have been done predictably... :P

shame DC Universe Online and Champions Online are such pale, pathetic 'replacements' for City of Heroes. It's unlikely we'll see a good Super Hero based MMO anytime soon with the best of the lot shut down and its sad imitators more or less forgotten by every one but the people playing them.

I didn't know there was that many comic book games out there..

My thoughts immediately went to Anachronox and every level about Paco "El Pu?o" Estrella.
Especially the one on Democratus. Pure Super Hero stuff.

FoolKiller:
No mention of Batman: Arkham Asylum.... really?

Would you call Arkham Asylum a superhero game? Because I wouldn't. I'd call it a game noir starring a superhero. It's not flashy, it's not over the top. It's gritty and sort-of realistic - not really traits of a superhero game at all, where even the grit is supposed to glitter.

MarsAtlas:
Somewhat surprised Saint's Row IV didn't make the list. Its an even better superhero game than Infamous IMO.

There's seems to be kind of a split between people who enjoy Infamous' gameplay, more precisely its traversal, and people who like Saint's Row 4 and Prototype.

While it was fun to blast through the city in Saint's Row 4, it became so effortless after a while that I just got bored, and the city kinda felt like it had lost its size.

Thyunda:

FoolKiller:
No mention of Batman: Arkham Asylum.... really?

Would you call Arkham Asylum a superhero game? Because I wouldn't. I'd call it a game noir starring a superhero. It's not flashy, it's not over the top. It's gritty and sort-of realistic - not really traits of a superhero game at all, where even the grit is supposed to glitter.

Title of the article is "Made You Feel like a COMIC Book Character" It never said "Super Hero" specifically.

Yes, the exclusion of the Arkham games is INCREDIBLY bizarre given that it did actually make you feel like BATMAN who is a Comic Book hero (at least the first two games did this quite well). But the inclusion of InFamous over this (a game NOT based on a comic book) kind of makes this list almost pointless. I could also bring up Deadpool... but that game was just okay and I didn't really feel like Deadpool. I felt like a slower and less fun version of Bayonetta or Dante.

SilverUchiha:

Thyunda:

FoolKiller:
No mention of Batman: Arkham Asylum.... really?

Would you call Arkham Asylum a superhero game? Because I wouldn't. I'd call it a game noir starring a superhero. It's not flashy, it's not over the top. It's gritty and sort-of realistic - not really traits of a superhero game at all, where even the grit is supposed to glitter.

Title of the article is "Made You Feel like a COMIC Book Character" It never said "Super Hero" specifically.

Yes, the exclusion of the Arkham games is INCREDIBLY bizarre given that it did actually make you feel like BATMAN who is a Comic Book hero (at least the first two games did this quite well). But the inclusion of InFamous over this (a game NOT based on a comic book) kind of makes this list almost pointless. I could also bring up Deadpool... but that game was just okay and I didn't really feel like Deadpool. I felt like a slower and less fun version of Bayonetta or Dante.

Perhaps the title is wrong - I mean, I genuinely didn't realise it said 'comic book,' so that's on me. But then, do we include graphic novels as comic books? The Punisher has no overt superpowers, but he's kind of a superhero, right?

Soo, yeah. I concede. I entirely thought the title said superheroes and I was wrong.

And I'm sorry for that.

Well to be fair, I think Arkham series was excluded from here just because it's too flippin' obvious.

Casual Shinji:

MarsAtlas:
Somewhat surprised Saint's Row IV didn't make the list. Its an even better superhero game than Infamous IMO.

There's seems to be kind of a split between people who enjoy Infamous' gameplay, more precisely its traversal, and people who like Saint's Row 4 and Prototype.

While it was fun to blast through the city in Saint's Row 4, it became so effortless after a while that I just got bored, and the city kinda felt like it had lost its size.

Which is precisely why Saints Row 4 gives the most superhero feeling. If you were a superhero, the world would get tedious and small.

Honestly I don't thing I've played a Spiderman game that did the web slinging as well as Spiderman 2 did. Other games might have had better combat and story but Spiderman 2 is still my go to for web slinging. Attaching to buildings, picking up speed, timing your jumps just right to get the most height or length, it was all so much fun.

FoolKiller:
No mention of Batman: Arkham Asylum.... really?

Umm...from the OP:

Fanghawk:

There's more to superhero video games than the Batman: Arkham series. Here are eight games that made you feel like a comic book character.

My bold. Then there's the opening of the article:

Superheroes are a major cultural force in the movies, but outside of Batman, few heroes get the video game treatment they deserve. Which is a shame, because there's a history of fantastic superhero games that grasped what made its source material click. Here are eight examples of video games that really helped you feel immersed in a superhero universe.

Again, my bold. Everyone knows the Arkham games are pretty much the pinnacle of making you feel like a comic book superhero. The article could have been titled better, I suppose, but it was still outright implied that this list would be composed of non-Arkham titles.

CrazyBlaze:
Honestly I don't thing I've played a Spiderman game that did the web slinging as well as Spiderman 2 did. Other games might have had better combat and story but Spiderman 2 is still my go to for web slinging. Attaching to buildings, picking up speed, timing your jumps just right to get the most height or length, it was all so much fun.

I agree. I remember picking up Spiderman 3 thinking it would be fantastic on the new generation of consoles, but somehow it took a step backwards in fun and just did not feel as good as 2 did.

I figured Spider-Man 2 was going to be on this list, it's been the Holy Grail of Spider-Man games forever and yeah, it's good, but honestly I'm sick of hearing it seemingly EVERY TIME anybody wants to talk about any remotely decent superhero game. Spider-Man 2 has been surpassed in literally every way it possibly could be by almost every open world Spider-Man game since it's release, Ultimate Spider-Man, Web of Shadows, Amazing Spider-Man 1 (especially this one) &2 are all better at everything Spider-Man 2 did by a ridiculously massive margin, including it's main claim to fame the webslinging. I'm glad to see that this article at least acknowledges that these games exist, but mostly everybody just acts like bothering to develop these other games was pointless.

As some have mentioned: no Prototype? I liked Prototype because it really did a good job of making you feel like a guy who's in the process of gaining his powers. At the beginning of the game you can barely go toe-to-toe with a single APC, by the end you're fighting 5 Apaches, 6 Abrams, 100 Soldiers, and 10 Mutants at the same time.

RealRT:
Missing from this list: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was bloody good fun.

To this day, I still think this was the best movie tie-in game ever made.

Ihateregistering1:

To this day, I still think this was the best movie tie-in game ever made.

Better than the movie for sure. As for the best tie-in... Riddick anyone?

 

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