You don’t have to look far these days to find a pack of crime-fighting superheroes out to make the world a safer, but also more explosion-filled place. The Avengers have become Hollywood’s biggest darlings, and the Marvel party isn’t ending for the foreseeable future. Superhero toys are moving millions of dollars a year. Even the comics themselves, which were ailing in the early 2000s, are on the upswing. And yet in video games, the one medium where you can actually be Captain America or Superman, it seems like there’s a dearth of good superhero titles.
That’s an injustice we can’t let stand. For those in desperate need of a superhero video game fix, we’ve gathered the best of the best here. Their mission: to make sure you have a super good time. Whether magic powers, technical gizmos, or just flat-out smashing things is your jam, the gang’s all here. Time to get to work.
Marvel Heroes 2015
Yes it’s an MMO, yes, it looks like a Diablo clone with superheroes, and yes the moderators don’t always think clearly when it comes to issuing permabans, but you will thoroughly enjoy this game if you’re into Marvel stuff. The hero roster is huge and it’s only getting bigger every month, the game is absolutely free to play and the community is super-friendly. Every hero has a class of his/her own, so there are no warriors, assassins and mages, but you can spec out your hero to fit at least some of those roles. It’s fun, go play it!