There are a lot of superhero games for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, but which ones are the best?
Sony’s Spider-Man game from Insomniac Games has a shining gem exclusive that Microsoft doesn’t have. Because of how well it did on the PS4, Sony bought the studio and made it a subsidiary in 2019. This means that if Spider-Man fans want to play as the Marvel hero in the future, they will probably need a Sony device.
Even so, there are still a lot of good third-party and Xbox-only superhero games that fit the idea of what a superhero game should be. Some of them might be a stretch, but they all show what it means to be a video game character. All of these games can be played on Xbox devices, either because they were made for it or because it can play games from other systems.
|Developer||WB Games Montreal|
Usually, you won’t go to Gotham City without Batman. But you can’t bring him with you in Gotham Knights because he’s dead. In his place, the city is in the hands of Batgirl, Red Hood, Robin, and Nightwing.
This is the basic idea behind an interesting story about the Bat Family going up against the Court of Owls without their head. Gotham isn’t just being scared by the Court, though. In this fun action-adventure game, you also have to stop all the other big and small crooks.
Saints Row 4: Re-Elected
|Developer||High Voltage Software (Volition Developed The Original Saints Row 4)|
Saints Row has always been about gangs of criminals, not superheroes. But Saints Row 4 has both of these things.
The reason for this is that most of the game takes place in a big recreation. This lets the main character get special skills that aren’t possible in the real world, like super speed or telekinesis. So, you feel like a superhero as you try to stop an alien attack and save the world. The best way to play the game is in its Re-Elected form.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
You can make your own Marvel hero named Hunter in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. As them, you join forces with a few young Midnight Suns members and a few experienced Avengers. You all want to stop your strong mother, Lilith, who wants to do bad things to the world.
On missions, you take part in turn-based fights that are well thought out and require a lot of strategy and superpowers. When you’re not in fight, you walk around the hub world and talk to and hang out with your allies to get to know them better.
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy feels like an apology to fans who bought Square Enix’s 2020 video game Marvel’s Avengers. Marvel’s Avengers wasn’t a bad game, but the best parts were in the story mode for one person.
Because of this, most fans wanted the writers to make a game that was all about the story and not the multiplayer. So, Guardians of the Galaxy comes into play. Not only is it better than the Avengers game, but it’s also a great superhero game on its own. It’s a more focused action game with unlocked skills than its predecessor, which tried to be like a light RPG. It’s a fun game with a great 80s soundtrack, so superhero fans should add it to their collection.
Batman: A Telltale Series – Shadows Edition
If you’ve been playing Rocksteady’s Arkham games, Telltale’s Batman series might be a bit of a shock. As an episode-based visual adventure game, Telltale’s Batman is all about the story. There are some quick-time events, but your choices will affect how the story ends.
The Shadows Edition includes both the first Telltale Batman game, which came out in 2016, and The Enemy Within, which came out in 2017. But the second game is better because it gives you more important choices, has a better story with more twists and surprises, and shows The Joker in a great way.
Guardians Of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Guardians of the Galaxy is a visual adventure game made by Telltale that came out in 2017. Like their Batman and Walking Dead games, it is more about the story than the action. Once again, player choices matter and can change what happens in the game.
Like Square Enix’s 2021 action game, the story of this game has nothing to do with the MCU, but it feels more like a comic book. Fans of the team won’t be blown away by the designs and animations of the characters, but the story is interesting and has some real shocks throughout the 5 episodes.
Batman: Return To Arkham
The Xbox can be used to play all of the Batman: Arkham games. Even though it is from the last generation, Batman: Arkham City is the best of the three main games.
This set includes both Arkham City and the game that came before it, Arkham Asylum. The first is an open-world Batman game that did the character better than any other video game adaptation before it. It has exciting fighting, a good story, and a lot of references that fans will enjoy.
The company that made Mortal Kombat has shown that it knows how to make good stories for fighting games. NetherRealm also showed it could use DC Comics’ figures in the first Injustice game and its sequel.
Brainiac attacks Earth in the story of this game, and Batman and his friends are the only ones who can stop him. While this is going on, Superman is locked up because he started fighting crime in a bad and cruel way. But he might be the only one who can stop this strong bad guy. The story is interesting, and the game’s way of fighting is good, too.
DC Universe Online
|Developer||Dimensional Ink Games|
Since 2011, this MMO has been going strong. The only form of DC Universe Online that has been shut down is the PS3 version. Other than that, the game is doing very well.
In the DC world, you can make your own superhero and then fight with some of the best. Since this is its tenth year, you can be sure that even on the free form, there is a lot to read.
Disney Infinity 2.0
The Marvel figures were the focus of the second game in the Disney Infinity series. About this time, the first Avengers movie was coming to an end and Guardians of the Galaxy was out in theaters.
There were so many personalities to choose from, and everyone in the family had a good time. It may be hard to find Funny Shooter 2 and figures now, but the search is worth it just for the toys.
Marvel’s Avengers is a bit of a controversial title because it has broken vows and given fans bad news. Still, it’s a good game that deserves some praise.
Most of this should be about the major plot, which is that the Avengers have to get back together to save the world. It’s an interesting story with good writing. Also, the fights aren’t all that bad. Every character plays differently, and some of them are a lot of fun to handle.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Lego Marvel Super Heroes is the best Marvel game for the whole family, as long as you don’t mind blocks blowing up.
The best thing about the game is that you can play as a lot of different heroes and foes. This book is a love letter to the entire Marvel world. The second game came out in 2017, but most people think the first one was better.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
The first South Park role-playing game showed that a good game based on the show could be made. This game is mostly about fantasy, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole is just a joke about superheroes.
Most people think that the first game is better than the second, but not by much. Still, The Fractured But Whole is a good character RPG with a lot of jokes and references that most fans will enjoy.
This is a different take on superhero stories, but the Crackdown series still works as a whole. The whole point of the game is to play as a cop with superpowers and break up gang areas with a lot of force.
Crackdown 3 didn’t live up to most fans’ high hopes, but it’s still a good game. There is a fun open world to explore, and the game is crazy from minute to minute. So, this wrong title is a good way to have some fun.
Before Insomniac became famous for Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018, Microsoft signed them up to make this Xbox One-only game. Sunset Overdrive is also a different kind of superhero story. This time, it’s about an apocalypse caused by zombies.
Still, it has a lot of what people love about Insomniac’s Spider-Man games, like bright graphics, humor, and, best of all, crazy tools and powers. Sunset Overdrive is a great game for this system that does not get enough attention.
Anthem was a different way to play games like Destiny. BioWare’s game had a rough start and has been given up on, but it did have some good points.
Anthem has been called the best Iron Man game, so it should have a place in the world of superheroes. It’s like playing as Tony Stark on a planet from another galaxy. Try it out now before the computers shut down, which will happen eventually.