5 Great Superhero Video Games
These familiar favorites will give you hours of heroic fun
Video games come in all shapes and sizes; there is an exciting game fit for almost every personality. If you happen to enjoy games that center on familiar characters with super-human abilities, following are five fun, superhero-themed games you may want to consider.
inFAMOUS 2 by SCEA
Set in a New Orleans-style town called New Marais, this game puts you in the center of the action as everyman Cole MacGrath, a bike messenger who developed superpowers after a freak accident in the first game of the series. As inFAMOUS 2 unfolds, MacGrath must learn to develop his special powers, unravel the mystery of The Beast and save humankind. This sequel is created for PlayStation 3 by Sucker Punch games.
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction by Sierra Entertainment
This game — created for GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2 — features one of the world's most beloved superheroes who's half hero, half trouble: The Hulk. This game allows you to control the big green guy on the streets of New York City as he runs wild. If you have a hankering for destroying things, this superhero — who often leaves a trail of debris in his wake — is just the ticket to gaming excitement.
Spider-Man 2 by Activision
Created in 2004, this game stands the test of time. Despite being part of a series, the second incarnation of this Spider-Man gaming franchise is still a favorite. Here, Activision presents open-world game play where Spidey spins webs across the streets of Manhattan. Created for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes by Capcom
More than 50 characters to choose from and stunning visuals combine to make Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes one of the best of the Marvel/Capcom combo games. Character choices include everything from Iron Man to Wolverine to Black Heart. This game can be downloaded via Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network.
Batman: Arkham City by WB Games
Batman: Arkham City stands at the pinnacle of superhero gaming for many fans of this genre. Featuring one of the most beloved superheroes of all time, this game offers a compelling story about the Joker and a city that seems more like a prison. Filled with great combat and hidden elements, this game has many fans. Created for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
This list provides just a small sampling of all the great superhero-themed games on the market today. All games listed here are rated T on certain consoles — for some violence, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and occasional strong language — which makes them generally suitable for players 13 and up. Surely one of these fan favorites, however, will strike your fancy and provide hours of exciting game play.