10. Disney Infinty 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes
Now that the behemoth Disney owns all of the Marvel properties, they knew they had to get the famous super heroes into their new Disney Infinity title. This toys-to-life game, similar to Activision’s Skylanders, allowed all sorts of Disney characters to interact with each other through the game’s Toybox mode. What made this game fun was that gamers of any age could play with their friends or family while blasting away at Loki. If anything could bring the family together, it’s beating up the god of mischief.
9. The Punisher
This is literally the polar opposite of the last game. The Punisher released in 2005 and made waves for its use of violence and general gameplay. In The Punisher, gamers could torture poor souls to get critical information from them. What makes The Punisher one of Marvel’s best video games is how true it stays to the source material — the Punisher isn’t a nice guy and there wasn’t any use of softening him and they certainly didn’t.
8. The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
This game came as a surprise, but an incredibly welcomed one. If you know anything about the Hulk, you know when he gets released in a city, it’s like a nuclear bomb going of inside it. That’s exactly what makes the character so fun, and that’s just what you’ll do in this game. The Hulk can run around smashing cars, the military, and any super powered being standing in his way. This is the Hulk in his truest form.
7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
With plenty of characters to choose from, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is one fun ride. After you beat the single player you can explore the city and unlock various characters like Galactus, Superior Spider-Man, or even the man himself: Stan Lee. It’s hard to argue that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes isn’t enjoyable, and smashing bricks and tearing apart your friends in co-op will surely give you some super powered memories to come.
6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
With one of the worst superhero movies ever released, also came this amazing Wolverine game. With brutal takedowns similar to 2005’s The Punisher video game — X-Men Origins: Wolverine was freaking gory as hell. The combat felt aggressive, bloody and everything you could hope a videogame iteration of this canucklehead could be. Developer Raven Software perfectly captures this X-Men’s healing power, and if players took enough damage they could see his adamantium skeleton. Pretty gross, but pretty damn cool.
5. X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse
You know what’s better than just Wolverine? The entire X-Men cast AND villains. Developer Raven Software has proven they’re the best at handling the X-Men license, they developed both the X-Men Legends franchise and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With a deep leveling system, crazy mutant powers, and an unlockable Deadpool, gamers every where finally had a faithful X-Men game to play with. Can we get a sequel already?
4. Ultimate Spider-Man
Treyarch, who now primarily makes the Call of Duty games, first gave us Spider-Man 2, which at the time was undoubtedly one of the best Spider-Man videogames thus far. With Spider-Man 2’s accurate portrayal of the web-slinging, agile webcrawler, the game proved that not all movie tie-ins had to be terrible. Luckily, Treyarch’s unofficial sequel to Spider-Man 2 didn’t have the storytelling limitations of that game. Plus players got to finally be Venom in an open world sandbox. Ultimate Spider-Man perfected everything the previous game did so well, along with that came some witty writing thanks to Ultimate Spider-Man creator Brian Michael Bendis. Screw Call of Duty, can Treyarch make a Miles Morales game already?
3. Marvel vs Capcom 2
Well, you knew this was coming. With a roster of 56 playable characters, there was a good chance either your Capcom or Marvel favorites were included in there somewhere. With glossy 2D visuals and smooth gameplay, this was and still is the definitive Marvel vs Capcom game. That being said, ten years after Marvel vs Capcom 2’s release it received a mediocre sequel with a weak roster and sloppy 3D character models. Marvel vs Capcom 2 needs a true sequel with an insane roster and a return to the 2D artstyle fans all know and love. Come on Capcom make it happen!
2. Marvel Heroes
If you haven’t played the updated Marvel Heroes game on the PC, you’re truly missing out. With an ever expanding roster of characters and costumes, developers Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios are constantly keeping the game fresh. The game is a MMO but with the action gameplay of an action role-playing game. At the game’s release, there was a staggering 21 playable characters, all with a wide array of powers and talents. As the game continues to grow, the developers have added 30 more! Want to play as Rocket Racoon while you’re friend controls Magento,? Do it. Want to web-sling around as Venom while Squirrel Girl gets your back? You have that option too. The game has a generous free-to-play model and continues to give a hardcore Marvel fan everything they want. The real question is, when will this game finally come out to consoles?
1. Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Proving to everyone around the world that Raven Software is still the king of creating Marvel video games, Marvel Ultimate Alliance was the bigger, badder, and meatier brother of Raven Software’s X-Men Legends franchise. It’s too bad that Raven Software didn’t make the sequel because it would have definitely been a home run given their track record. Marvel Ultimate Alliance featured spectacular gameplay with deep character trees and multiple unlockable costumes for every hero. The storyline was heavily focused on Doctor Doom and his devious plot was something you could easily find as a main storyline event in the comics. The game even featured characters in the comics before Marvel Cinematic Universe made them cool, Jarvis anyone?