This is a category that doesn’t get talked about often enough. That is to say. We don’t’ treat superhero games like their own genre. Rather, we separate them into ordinary genres: open world adventures, fighting games, narrative experiences, RPGs, etc. Generally, that’s the right way to do things. But I have a hunch people who play superhero games are in it for the characters, which is to say you’re not playing Injustice 2 because you love Street Fighter; you’re playing because you love Batman and Wonder Woman.
It’s also somewhat difficult to think broadly of superhero games for PC because frankly there just haven’t been that many good ones! Marvel is getting in on the console game in a big way now (about time), and DC has had its hits over the years, but overall this is a pretty limited category even if we mash up all the genres.
With that said, however, I thought now would be a good time to look back at some of the best superhero games on PC, before Marvel (hopefully) blows them all away in the next few years. I’m presenting these in no particular order because it’s all pretty subjective based on your hero and genre preferences….
Batman: Arkham Knight
It’s still probably my favorite superhero game available on PC, even though it’s a couple of years old at this point and it’s had its issues. More specifically, the game has had trouble running on certain systems, prompting endless online articles about whether or not it’s fixed. If you have trouble with the game, do a bit of troubleshooting to see if your system may be incompatible.
I’ll admit, it’s a bummer that people have been having this problem since the game first came out. But provided it works okay, Arkham Knight is an awesome, captivating game. It’s the finale to the action-adventure “Arkham” series, centered on a compelling battle between Batman and the Scarecrow, as well as a bunch of other interesting DC villains. It’s just a great game to get caught up in.
But provided it works okay, Arkham Knight is an awesome, captivating game. It’s the finale to the action-adventure “Arkham” series, centered on a compelling battle between Batman and the Scarecrow, as well as a bunch of other interesting DC villains. It’s just a great game to get caught up in.
This game is updated (and somewhat annoyingly renamed) every year. I hesitated to include it, actually, because it’s almost more of a glorified browser game than a “PC game” in the sense that we’ve come to think of it. But I decided to give it its own write-up because it’s probably the best Marvel gaming experience you can currently enjoy on a computer. If you’re not familiar, it’s an MMO, and it’s actually very well done.
There’s a massive selection of characters and villains to play with and against, and though there are pay incentives, you can also get pretty far just by grinding. It’s commonly compared to DC Universe Online, and this is one rare instance in which I’ll give Marvel the edge. It’s the best superhero MMO.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
Injustice 2 is not available for PC yet to my knowledge, so there are actually not many opportunities to enjoy all our DC heroes at the same time. One interesting alternative that I’m not giving a full write-up to because it’s more a cluster of games than a single title is DC’s slot lineup. Playtech announced that it was expanding its lineup of DC-branded slots this year, and if you enjoy slot machines at all these are actually pretty interesting games.
But now on to the main focus: Injustice may not be outdated, but it’s still an excellent fighting game for your PC entertainment consideration. It doesn’t require too much of an explanation either: you get to control DC heroes and villains beating the crap out of each other in awesome graphics.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I thought about going with Batman: The Telltale Series for my last real selection (the next one is kind of a bonus). It’s a beautiful game and one that will satisfy a lot of players. I’m just not a huge fan of Telltale’s style. So instead I’m going back to 2009 and this epic hack-and-slash romp.
Truth be told it’s probably my favorite superhero game of the last decade, and a perfect opportunity to enjoy all the best aspects of the Wolverine character. Marvel has been pretty lousy at influencing good game design, but credit where credit’s due. I can only hope the next Marvel console games are this much fun.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Okay, so at the time of this writing, this game hasn’t been released yet. I’m marking it down anyway because it’s virtually guaranteed to be awesome (and should be out for PC right off the bat). The history of these games is great, the launch character roster is outstanding, and all indications are that it’s going to be one of the best fighting games in a while. I can’t wait.
This concludes our list of The Best Superhero Games On PC. I hope our list has given a new perspective on the different Superhero games you can play on PC. Do not forget to tell us which is your favorite game on the list in the section below.