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Video games have been getting better and better as the years have gone by. The latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles have games with better graphics and more engaging gameplay than ever before. A long-time favourite among console and PC gamers are Marvel games, which see players’ favourite comic book and film characters turned into playable characters. There have been countless video game versions of Marvel classics such as Hulk, Spider Man and Avengers and, as the franchise expands, new games are introduced. There are games for all platforms, including Marvel themed casino games. These online casino games capture all of the most exciting elements of Marvel stories and can be picked up and played on your mobile anywhere, at any time. With so much choice it’s difficult to know where to begin but these are, in our opinion, some of the best Marvel video games of all time.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
The latest Spider-Man film received excellent reviews and did well in the box office. So fans might be eagerly awaiting the video game version. However, this PlayStation 2 game was the first Spider-Man game to really capture the character. The controls were simple but enabled you to swing around the city in a way that felt almost real. The open world game was filled with little side quests, meaning you could spend hours amusing yourself by swinging from roof to roof. There were plenty of villains to defeat, such as the Green Goblin, and the story loosely followed the film of the same name, which starred Tobey MacGuire. The actor voiced over the game character, making it feel like a realistic extension of the film. The newly released version of Spider-Man is the only game featuring the character that could come close to beating this one.
Lego Marvel Superheroes (2013)
This more recent addition to the Marvel video game family is available on a huge range of platforms, including PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Nintendo DS and Wii U among others. This extremely popular game is great fun to play, regardless of your age. Players can navigate the open world as just about any Marvel superhero character you can imagine, switching between them whenever they feel like changing it up. The story is engaging and players can expect a lot of witty humour, thanks to Lego’s involvement with the plot. There are also a tonne of recognisable locations from the comics and films, including the S.H.I.E.L.D Hellicarrier, the Daily Bugle and the entirety of New York City. The developers clearly had a lot of fun when creating this game, which in turn makes it much more enjoyable for players. There’s good news for fans of this game, a second version has been announced! It will be released on November 14th 2017.
X-Men: The Arcade Game (1992)
This one is a classic that many young Marvel fans won’t even remember but it can’t be left off the list. With button-mashing game play that was similar to the iconic Street Fighter arcade games, X-Men: The Arcade Game lets players fight against villains such as Pyro, Bob and Juggernaut. This was the first X-Men video game that let players get involved with using all the powers of the characters. Up to six players could join in and play as different characters, making the game a great way to spend the afternoon in the arcade. It has been ported to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade and made playable on mobile, so if you’re interested in playing this game for the first time you still can. Classic arcade games remain popular and there is a high demand for PC and console remakes of these games.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Fans of the X-Men series and people who enjoy action packed, combat games will remember this one. The game is brutal, players navigate the world as Wolverine, encounter villains and quickly rip them to shreds. The game is better than the film version of the same name, but the story is still somewhat limited. The story only really functions to create scenarios where you encounter the bad guys but it’s still a good fun Marvel game which immerses you in the world of Wolverine.