Marvel has gone from bankruptcy in the mid-1990s to being a global brand powerhouse. This is a story that will be told for many years to come. Because of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s popularity, the heroes of the House of Ideas are once again household names, and they’re also great material for video game adaptations, because they’re so well known. Marvel’s return to video game stardom hasn’t been easy, but these have been bumps in the road on an otherwise exciting journey into the unknown.
If you like Marvel games, this is a list of the best ones you can play right now. They’re not in any particular order, but you can play them all.
1. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
When Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy came out in 2021, it was a surprise hit. This is the first game on the list. In the trailers before its release, Guardians of the Galaxy looked a little boring and generic. Even though it has the Marvel name, it doesn’t mean that it will surprise you. The popular Guardians of the Galaxy films were good, but Guardians made great use of its licence. It also had better writing and a more interesting story than either of the popular films. We don’t usually see this kind of thing happen with these kinds of adaptations. It stayed true to the tone and style of the original comic book series in a way that we don’t usually see.
While the story is great, the gameplay in Guardians of the Galaxy is very old-fashioned. You can only play as Star-Lord because each member of the team has a different way to fight. All things being equal, the gameplay isn’t that bad. Unlike other games, Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t go on too long. It has a linear, well-paced campaign that can be finished in about 15 hours.
A Marvel game called Guardians of the Galaxy has one of the best stories so far, and that alone makes it a good game to play.
2. Marvel’s Iron Man VR
People who want to be Iron Man might be surprised to learn that they need to have a lot of money, a genius mind, and a company that makes cutting-edge technology all the time. You can play Iron Man VR on PlayStation VR for much less money. It’s also safer and more digital than the real thing. Iron Man VR lets you play around with the playboy philanthropist billionaire’s signature power-suit. It’s a great first-person game of high-flying and repulsor-blasting.
Flight is thrilling, battles are filled with sounds like repulsor tech starting up, and Tony Stark’s snarky humour makes you feel like a real superhero fighting against impossible odds in this PSVR show.
3. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Whenever there’s a Lego game, you know what you’re getting. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 wasn’t ready to completely shake things up when it came time to bring the comic book heroes back together for a new round of blockbuster action. Traveller’s Tales did a good job again of exploring the Marvel Universe with a lot of slapstick gags, destructible environments, and a cast that was too big to fit on the screen.
Players could manipulate time and compete against each other in a four-player battle mode. There was also a lot of fan service that took place in a number of different comic book ages and worlds. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 isn’t anything new, but it’s still a good way to go back to familiar and fun places. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 can be played on all modern consoles and on the computer, as well.
4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
It took a lot of time for Spider-Man to show up on console games in the 2010s. After the tie-in game for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie felt more like Peter Parkham City than a celebration of web-slinging that had been a big draw in previous Spidey games, a big change was needed to get the wall-crawler back into the video game leagues. This is what happened: When Sunset Overdrive and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games learned who Spider-Man is at his core, they used that knowledge to make what is arguably the best Spider-Man game ever made.
A rogues gallery made you push yourself to the limit, and the whole thing was wrapped up in a story that was both exciting and heartbreaking at the same time. As it was, that alone would have made Spider-2018 Man’s release a game of the year. Insomniac took things a step further by adding dozens of extra web-slinging activities, dozens of collectible costumes, and post-launch DLC that had real-world consequences for everyone’s favourite web-head. There is a PS4 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man. There was also a PS5 version of the game that came out last year. Peter Parker’s character model is completely different in the PS5 version.
5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
When Insomniac made its first Spider-Man game, it set a high bar for itself. When the studio was given the task of making a PS5 launch game in late 2020, it had a lot of work ahead of it. This game didn’t have a lot of risk-taking by Miles Morales. Miles’ approach to crime-fighting in New York City was an electric celebration of power and growth.
When Miles played the lead, he had to deal with his own problems, deal with his own problems, and deal with the most perilous odds. This made Miles’ debut as the lead a memorable one. It was also one of the best PS5 games when it came out. While Miles Morales is a shorter game than the original Marvel’s Spider-Man, it is still a thrilling adventure from start to finish.
6. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Raven Software’s reboot of the Ultimate Alliance of superheroes was the most ambitious crossover of the video game era. It lived up to its promise of an over-the-top action game. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order had a lot of memorable moments, team-ups, and epic fights in a game that explored almost every corner of the Marvel Universe. It took the same perspective as the previous games and made the hunt for loot even more exciting to keep players interested. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is only available on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a great game to play with your friends on the couch. It’s easy to start playing, and there are a lot of different heroes to choose from, each with their own unique moves. This makes it a game that you’ll want to play again and again.
7. X-Men 2: Clone Wars
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The X-Men looked like the biggest superheroes in the ’90s, but they were not. Young people all over the country wanted to be one of Marvel’s merry mutants, and Headgames’ co-op friendly side-scrolling action game helped them get their fix. X-Men: Wolverine: Players take control of Wolverine as they travel across the world to destroy the Phalanx virus and stop everyone from becoming robots and slaves. Each hero has a unique set of abilities that help them fight and move through the environment, which makes the game more fun to play again.
8. Marvel Strike Force
iOS, Android • 2018
In your job as a member of the Special Tactical Reserve for Interdimensional Key Events, you have to put together a team of heroes to protect the Earth from an alien threat. Marvel’s turn-based mobile game isn’t what we love about it. We don’t love it because of the story. We love having a growing list of some of our favourite heroes and villains from all over the world. There is just the right amount of strategy in Strike Force’s turn-based combat, and chasing the slow unlock of new characters is a real game.