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There's a fair few good ones and a load more terrible once (sadly) and I'm glad Disney are finally realising the greatness of computer games again after cancelling or ignoring the market for so long.

Anyway, on the list for me are:

X-men Arcade Game - The the one in arcade only, found this when I was a kid on holiday in Florida at the arcade there. Amazing time playing with me, my brother and 2 random US kids. Was great fun and easily one of the best arcade games I've ever played.

Marvel's Spider-man - For obvious reasons, the game just lets you webswing around New York, fighting is on point and it had a great retelling of many Spiderman things.

X-men Legends - This one is probably my favourite. It was a legit RPG with X-men in it, you were able to control all your part, switch to them like any good party game, it taught you thinks about the X-men, had a great cast. The sequel was good as well but it removed many RPG elements and dumbed it down a bit.

I would love a new game in the X-men legends style, not just Ultimate Alliance which was more action than RPG. If anything it was the start of my love for party based RPG games, I am now a Dragon Age fanatic and I'd put it down to X-men Legends.



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I do wanna add, I'm very much looking forward to the new Hellboy game, Hellboy Web of Wyrd. Looks like they pulled Hellboy straight out of the comic and into video game form. Also, I'm just gonna throw a shout out to Dredd vs Death on the Ps2, Xbox, aand Gamecube. Also actually, shoutout to Hellboy Dogs of the Nights on the ps1 and Hellboy The Science of Evil on 360 and Ps3.



Probably the NES and SNES Ninja Turtles games. Not too into superheroes.

If manga counts, then DBZ: Kakarot is another favorite.



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No particular order:
1. X-men 1 & 2 (Sega Genesis)
2. TMNT 4 Turtles in Time (Arcade)
3. Spiderman (PS4)
4. Batman Arkham City (PS3)
5. Marvel vs Capcom 2 & X-men vs Street Fighter (Arcade)
6. X-men (Arcade)



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A lot of people love the Arkham games, I don't. The core 3 are really good, not great. I haven't played Origins yet, so I don't know if it's good or not.
Marvel's Spider-Man is easily the best to me. I love virtually everything about it.
Spider-Man 2 has aged (obviously), but I adored it as a kid. Not at the top (maybe not even the second best), but it's significant.



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The first Marvel: Ultimate Alliance game for me.  Deep roster, visually appealing for its time, customization through team building and alternate costume changes spanning past comic eras, decision making which affects story endings, and the action was enjoyable both in single player and co-op modes. 

As for a game focused on a single superhero, Arkham Asylum remains the best in my book.



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HoloDust said:

I grew up in 80s with Spiderman comics, but I'm yet to play a Spiderman game that I really liked.
I never cared for Batman comics, but I often played Batman games that I really liked (Batman Arkham Asylum probably being favourite).

Just for the sake of nostalgia, I'll throw in Samurai Warrior: Battles of Usagi Yojimbo from C64 as well.

Odd. Which ones have you played? Spiderman on PS1 was really good for its time. Spider-man 2 (movie tie in) was also quite good. Shattered Dimensions was alright as well. Marvel Spider-man is great. 

SanAndreasX said:

Probably the NES and SNES Ninja Turtles games. Not too into superheroes.

If manga counts, then DBZ: Kakarot is another favorite.

Yeah sure. I'm not going to stop you from including manga. Been holding out on Kakarot, which has paid off since it will be on PSPlus or premium or whatever soon. 

I actually really liked Legacy of Goku 2 on GBA. To be honest, I can't really explain why. It's a weird top down beat em up, but it has a weird sort of charm. Me and my little brother loved Budokai Tenkaichi 3, which is getting a sequel that will hopefully be good.

Wman1996 said:

A lot of people love the Arkham games, I don't. The core 3 are really good, not great. I haven't played Origins yet, so I don't know if it's good or not.
Marvel's Spider-Man is easily the best to me. I love virtually everything about it.
Spider-Man 2 has aged (obviously), but I adored it as a kid. Not at the top (maybe not even the second best), but it's significant.

I really liked Arkham Asylum and City when I first played them but replaying City, it just kind of doesn't hold up as well as I thought. The core is good, but it's just missing the kinds of big moments that really make you feel like you're playing through a comic/movie. Even after playing recently I can't think of any parts where I'm like "oh yeah that was really cool, can't wait to do that again.

I love Spider-man 2 on the cube. It wasn't exactly cutting edge when it came out, particularly in the audiovisual department, but that gives it a clunky charm if you replay it. I really think everyone needs to play this game, because it's the most memeable thing ever, except for the fact that nobody would get the references. I also think the combat is kind of better than the new Spider-man game in some ways. There's a bit more flexibility in the combo system. It's generally not as satisfying as the new game, but you can do some interesting and wacky things. Also, Tobey clearly was not thrilled to be doing voicework for the game, and it's glorious.



JWeinCom said:
HoloDust said:

I grew up in 80s with Spiderman comics, but I'm yet to play a Spiderman game that I really liked.
I never cared for Batman comics, but I often played Batman games that I really liked (Batman Arkham Asylum probably being favourite).

Just for the sake of nostalgia, I'll throw in Samurai Warrior: Battles of Usagi Yojimbo from C64 as well.

Odd. Which ones have you played? Spiderman on PS1 was really good for its time. Spider-man 2 (movie tie in) was also quite good. Shattered Dimensions was alright as well. Marvel Spider-man is great.

Yeah, odd, given how much I loved Spider-man comics as a kid. I've played a bunch...latest being Marvel's Spider-Man (honestly I've only played it for a few hours, my step-son loved it, me, not so much). It's not that I didn't like any of them, it's that I didn't REALLY like any of them.