The best superhero games: An essential buyer’s guide

Batman: Arkham VR

Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Genre: Adventure

Don the iconic cowl of the World's Greatest Detective in this PS VR experience. Investigate the murder of a close ally in a mystery that will plunge you into Gotham City's depths and bring you face-to-face with some of the Dark Knight's greatest foes. Can you think like Batman, and use his legendary gadgets to solve the case?

Super trivia: According to the game's Batcomputer database, Joker's crimes include unlicensed dentistry, duck-baiting and littering. 

Injustice 2

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Genre: Fighting

This one-on-one fighter from the same team behind Mortal Kombat imagines a parallel DC universe where Superman is a crazed villain, and the lines between good and evil are irrevocably blurred. A blockbuster story campaign, a huge roster of classic characters and extensive customization features make this a super-powered brawler to be reckoned with.

Super trivia: The DLC adds non-DC characters to the roster, including Hellboy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Radical.

Batman: Arkham Collection

Developer: Rocksteady Games
Genre: Action adventure

Rocksteady's groundbreaking Arkham Trilogy is brought together in this definitive collection. The dazzling Batman: Arkham Knight is accompanied by remastered editions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, both boasting improved graphics, lighting and shadows. This incredible package also includes all post-launch content.

Super trivia: In Batman: Arkham City, you can earn a Trophy by visiting Calendar Man on 12 notable days of the year. Pay attention to his clues...

inFAMOUS Second Son

Developer: Sucker Punch
Genre: Action adventure

In an America where superpowers are feared rather than revered, a government organization called the Department of Unified Protection ruthlessly hunts down and cages super-powered “conduits.” In this spectacular action adventure you'll assume the role of Delsin Rowe as he unleashes his newfound abilities on the D.U.P. in a locked-down Seattle. Your choices can change the city.

Super trivia: Delsin's ringtone is the theme song from Sanzaru Games’ Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. 

Chroma Squad

Developer: Behold Studios
Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Taking a unique approach to the tactical role-playing genre, Chroma Squad eschews fantasy for a more grounded tale of five stunt actors who decided to create a TV show inspired by Power Rangers. Choreograph turn-based encounters between your colourful heroes and an eclectic cast of monsters, craft new props out of cardboard and turn your show into a global sensation.

Super trivia: The game is inspired by Japan's 'tokusatsu' films and TV shows, such as Godzilla and the Super Sentai series.

Prototype Biohazard Bundle

Developer: Radical Entertainment
Genre: Action adventure

In this double bill of body horror-tinged anti-heroics, you'll become two normal men transformed into near-invincible bioweapons by the BLACKLIGHT virus. Far grislier than most superhero videogames, the Prototype games promise a real power trip, allowing you to run up skyscrapers, absorb and shapeshift into other humans and unleash savage Devastator attacks to wipe out hordes of enemies en masse.

Super trivia: Before creating Prototype, Radical Entertainment developed the similar The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

Gravity Rush 2

Developer: SIE Japan Studio
Genre: Action adventure

As a Gravity Shifter, Kat is able to manipulate gravity itself, allowing her to fall in impossible directions and levitate objects or people. This unique ability is at the heart of an open-world action adventure like no other, as Kat and her former rival Raven travel between worlds and battle forces, both human and otherworldly, to defend the innocent.

Super trivia: In Japan, the series is known as Gravity Daze, and was directed by Keiichiro Toyama, creator of the Silent Hill and Siren series.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Developer: Ubisoft
Genre: Role-playing game

Superhero fever has gripped the kids of South Park, and now they're battling to create the next big superhero media franchise. As the New Kid, choose from one of ten superhero archetypes, from the weather-wielding Elementalist to the aggro-magnet Cyborg, and party up with the alter-egos of 12 South Park regulars. This tactical role-playing game perfectly captures the look and the anarchic, frequently gross spirit of the show.

Super trivia: The South Park episode 'Franchise Prequel' is a prologue to the events of the game.

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

Developer: Volition
Genre: Action adventure

The boss of notorious criminal gang the Saints is now the President of the United States - and it only gets weirder from there. Trapped by invading aliens in a virtual open world, your customizable President must bend the rules of the simulation to become a Super Hero-In-Chief and free humanity. This Re-Elected edition of Saints Row IV comes with all 25 DLC Packs, including two story expansions.

Super trivia: You can choose one of seven voices for your Boss: three Male, three Female and one Nolan North.

Megaton Rainfall

Developer: Pentadimensional Games
Genre: Action

With unlimited power comes a mind-boggling amount of responsibility, in this wildly ambitious tale of an immortal superhero saving Earth from an alien invasion. Being the most overpowered character in gaming history cleverly forms Megaton Rainfall's big challenge: as Earth's protector, you need to ensure that you're not the one causing casualties with your incredible abilities. Play with PS VR for an unmissable superhero experience.

Super trivia: The game's hero can utilise the SuperLuminal Flight ability to travel at one trillion times the speed of light. That's not a typo.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Developer: Insomniac Games
Genre: Action adventure

When a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, teenager Miles Morales must take up the mantle of Spider-Man to save all of Marvel’s New York. Master Miles’ unique, bio-electric venom blast attacks and camouflage powers alongside spectacular web-slinging acrobatics, gadgets and skills. The PS5 Ultimate Edition also includes Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered.

Super trivia: Miles' middle name is Gonzalo.

© 2021 MARVEL© 2020 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Inc.

Marvel's Avengers

Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Genre: Action/Adventure

Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Super trivia: Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, made her debut in 2013 and is the first Muslim character to headline her own Marvel comic book. 

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered

Developer: Insomniac Games
Genre: Action/Adventure

Remastered and enhanced for PS5 console – experience the complete award-winning adventure with updated visuals and immersive new features. In Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, we meet an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City. At the same time, he’s struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of Marvel’s New York rests upon his shoulders.

Super trivia: The game is packed with easter eggs referencing other Marvel characters. Can you find them all?

© 2021 MARVEL© 2020 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Inc.

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for the PS5 console is available as part of the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition or available for $20 when purchased with Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales Standard Edition. PS4 Standard Edition owners must upgrade to PS5 version (at no cost) in order to redeem. To upgrade PS4 Standard Edition disc to the digital PS5 version, you will need a PS5 console with a disc drive.

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2

Developer: Traveller's Tales
Genre: Action/Adventure

Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis! Travel across lands -- from Ancient Egypt to The Old West, Sakaar and New York City in 2099 -- and transport objects or characters through the centuries!

Super trivia: Lead villain Kang the Conqueror's real name is Nathaniel Richards. He's a time-traveling descendant of Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Developer: Capcom
Genre: Fighting

Universes collide once again in this all-new crossover clash for the ages. Select your favorite Marvel and Capcom characters and engage in accessible and free-form 2v2 team battles which allow for new gameplay dynamics never before seen in the franchise. Choose one of the six powerful Infinity Stones from the Marvel Universe to influence the outcome of battle.

Super trivia: The first game to bring together the world of Marvel and Capcom was 1996's X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

LEGO®Marvel's Avengers

Developer: Traveller's Tales
Genre: Action/Adventure

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO® Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers team and experience a videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed films and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

Super trivia: The game also recreates moments from other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man 3.

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