Today, characters who originally appeared on the pages of comics have successfully made their way into many other entertainment areas. First of all, in movies and computer games. And here the most striking example can be DC comic games, among which are full of excellent projects of various genres.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The first part of the best series of Batman games, which has rather complex game mechanics. Batman: Arkham Asylum is based on hand-to-hand combat using an unusual combat system. But there are also stealth missions in the game, challenging puzzles, missions to find objects in intricate locations, and much more.
If you haven’t played this series before, then start now. Elements of action and stealth are ideally intertwined in it, and all the key characters are perfectly revealed. Playing as Batman, you’ll constantly have to investigate, solve riddles and use the detective’s skills to the fullest, and not stupidly rush around the city on the Bathook and beat the villains in the face.
Best DC comics video game about Catwoman, related more to the plot of the film of the same name than to the original comics. In terms of gameplay, this is a third-person action game where the heroine relies primarily on her feline acrobatics and incredible skill with a combat whip in battles. Model Catwoman, by the way, is a digitized actress Halle Berry, who starred in the film of the same name.
Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe
An excellent two-dimensional fighting game in which characters from two completely different universes sort things out among themselves. Players received an impressive selection of characters and excellent animation of battles with mesmerizing special effects. The latter became possible thanks to the use of the modified game engine Unreal Engine 3 in the game.
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
A fully 3D good DC comics game in the beat ’em up genre, based on the Watchmen comics released by DC since 1986. The main focus here is on the brutal battles in dark and muddy alleyways, as well as the overall depressing atmosphere. There are also small inserts with puzzles designed to slightly diversify the gameplay.
Injustice 2 (2017)
Perhaps the best superhero fighting game to date. In Injustice 2, you can safely find out what a fight would look like, for example, Superman with the Joker or Batman with Lex Luther. The developers added the most famous heroes and villains of the DC universe to the project and allowed the players to beat each other’s muzzles without any restrictions. If anything, DC comics PS4 game was created by the guys who worked on Mortal Kombat X, so even despite the lack of blood, playing Injustice 2 you’ll find a truly dynamic and cinematic carnage that will be remembered for a long time. At the same time, it was in Injustice 2 that the developers did a great job of multiplayer modes.
DC Universe Online
The famous online game, which is currently available for free on the Steam service. An open-world game with an epic storyline that features nearly every major superhero and villain in the DC universe. But the main feature of DC Universe Online is the ability to create a completely new character from a new generation of superheroes and join incredible adventures in the company of other players.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Even though X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released 11 years ago, it can be safely played even today, because it is by far the best X-Men game ever released. The project was made based on solo films about Wolverine, and the plot of the two films was completely transferred to the DC comics PC game with minimal changes. There is a sea of blood, crowds of enemies, many unusual locations, and constant battles that do not stop for a minute.
A memorable feature of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was the excellent detailing of the protagonist. The Wolverine model has almost 100% similarity to Hugh Jackman, and this even though in 2009 there was no talk of capturing facial expressions or movements. In general, the gameplay here is fascinating, the plot is interesting, from a technical point of view, everything is done for 5 points.
Lego Batman: The Video Game
The first Lego game was fully dedicated to the DC Universe. And to be more precise – to Batman, who is considered perhaps the most famous character of this publishing house. Regardless, other notable DC characters in the game are fully playable superheroes and supervillains. As for the gameplay itself, it is identical to what was in other all DC games under the Lego brand.
Spider Man (2018)
In terms of gameplay, Spider Man is perfect. The mechanics of flying on the web, acrobatics, and movement on vertical surfaces are distinguished here. Also striking is the combat mechanics worked out to the smallest detail. Peter Parker delivers a variety of blows, dodges quickly, uses gadgets in battle, and, of course, can release a web at any time.
When a crowd of enemies comes at you, the fight with them turns into a real show, where Spider-Man is in the main role. As for the plot, it was written from scratch and does not overlap with the events of films from Marvel, although the popular DC comics game was made with the support of the studio. This is a snippet from the life of a superhero, which can tell about his usual everyday life and show what Peter Parker does in everyday life.
Justice League Task Force
The first full-fledged fighting game with the heroes of the DC universe was released in 1996. DC Comics superhero game is completely two-dimensional and with not the most pleasant pixel graphics. The controls in the Justice League Task Force were also not very convenient. But players got the opportunity to take part in battles between famous villains and superheroes from their favorite universe.
DC Universe Online
DC universe games are, of course, good, but have you ever wanted to come up with your own, and even play for it online with fellow superhero fans? DC Universe Online provides such an opportunity for every comic fan. Here you can create your hero or villain, pick up unique superpowers and outfits for him, and then go to administer justice or wreak havoc.
The game features several famous comic book locations like Gotham and Metropolis. There is also a storyline along which players move, completing various quests. By the way, the plot is written by real authors of DC comics, so the quality of the narration is at a fairly high level. Also in DC Universe Online, a non-standard MMORPG combat system and a lot of unique loot.
Marvel Series: Ultimate Alliance
Our list of video games based on DC comics rounds out the Marvel Series: Ultimate Alliance. In terms of gameplay, this is a kind of mixture of action and RPG with a top view. You have a squad of four superheroes at your disposal. Each has its own fighting style and unique abilities. If you play alone, you can safely switch between all team members. You’ll have to travel across colorful locations, fight against various enemies and, of course, confront the famous villains from the Marvel Universe.
The game has become popular largely due to the presence of co-op and multiplayer modes. To understand how good the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series is, you just need to gather a group of friends or just find a game session in multiplayer with random people and go on a journey where everyone would take control of their favorite superhero.
The creators of the blog advise you to try out each of the projects featured in our top ten DC games. If you like a certain hero, then a video game has already been created about him, and most likely it is at our top.
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