Honestly, there are a lot of bad superhero games out there. It sort of shares the same curse as games based on films. However, there are some gems out there. One of the quickest ways to get a glimpse of what people think of games is through Metacritic, which posts reviews both from everyday gamers and professional critics.
We decided to list the ten best superhero games based on Metacritic scores. As for our definition of a superhero, we decided to go with already licensed characters such as characters from the Marvel and DC universe.
10 Marvel's Spider-Man (Score: 87)
This PlayStation 4 exclusive game out in 2018, making it one of the most recently made games on this list. Fans and critics alike have agreed that a ton of love went into this game. You are an experienced Peter Parker in New York City, and it gives you the feel of an open world that is a ton of fun to explore. The web slinging and combat mechanics are very comfortable and its very exciting to find all the side-quests hidden around New York City.
9 Batman: Arkham Knight (Score 87)
You are about to learn that Batman is the king of video game superheroes. He is all over this list. This particular game came out in 2015 for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One. It was the final game to a series by Rocksteady Studios. Critics loved this game, calling it a "love letter" to Batman fans and some even said that it was the best entry of the series. You get to deal with different big Batman enemies such as The Penguin, Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn.
8 Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles (Score: 88)
While The Avengers are big in the movie realm of entertainment, they have not yet made any real stride in the gaming industry. The games that do exist of them have pretty low Metacritic scores. However, this Avengers DLC for Pinball has a very high score. It adds four new pinball tables to Pinball FX 2 that are based on the Avengers movie and comic crossovers World War Hulk, Infinity Gauntlet, and Fear Itself.
7 Batman: Arkham City (Score: 96)
With a score of 96 on Metacritic, this is the highest rated superhero game on the website! Its highest rating was its PlayStation 3 version, though it was also available for the PC and Xbox 360. It was so popular that it would later get a remaster for the PS4, Xbox One, and even a version for the Wii U.
It was the second game in the Batman series by Rocksteady Studios and was the sequel to Arkham Asylum. Despite coming out in 2011, it still keeps the title as the best superhero game of all time.
6 Flipped Out - The Powerpuff Girls Match 3 Puzzle / Fighting Action Game (Score: 85)
Not all superheroes are hyper-masculine and edgy. Some are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Since the Powerpuff Girls reboot, there are also been a reboot of Powerpuff merchandise, including games. This puzzle-action game is for the iOS and has good ratings on Metacritic for how addicting it is. Critics call it "a challenging match-three or brawler game."
5 Batman: The Enemy Within (Score: 88)
Back to Batman, except this one is not made by Rocksteady Studios. It as made by Telltale Games and released in episodic increments. Due to that, every episode has its own Metacritic score. The one we are putting on this list is the last episode, "Same Stitch," which got an 88.
If you have played a good Telltale game, then you know what to expect when the episodes were highly rated: spectacular storytelling, interesting dialogue, and memorable choices you have to make.
4 Teen Titans Go Figure! (Score: 87)
Teen Titans Go! is both the most popular and most hated cartoon. It is popular because Cartoon Network plays it 24/7 but it is hated because fans of the earlier show were insulted by how much it changed and resorted to comedy instead of action and drama.
Like the Powerpuff Girls, this is an iOS game. Also, yes, it was rated higher than the PS2 Teen Titans fighting game. It also serves as a sequel to Teeny Titans, which was another iOS game. While it is rated highly, it has only 4 critic reviews and none by regular players. Maybe this is your chance to add your input on Metacritic?
3 Batman: Arkham Asylum (Score: 91)
We promise is the last Batman game on the list. This was the first game of the Rocksteady Studios Batman trilogy. It came out in 2009 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Part of what made the beginning of the series so good was that the original script was written by Paul Dini, an Emmy Award-winning Batman writer. That's right, they had the guy who wrote for Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and Duck Dodgers. With a guy like him writing a script for your Batman game, you know its going to be amazing.
2 Injustice 2 (Score: 89)
Injustice 2 came out in 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC with its best Metacritic score on the Xbox One. The action fighting game features DC super heroes and villains that you can play and fight with.
Part of what makes the game so good is the amount of characters. You have Aquaman, Bane, Batman, Black Adam, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Brainiac, Captain Cold, Catwoman, Cheetah, Cyborg, Starfire, Flash, Firestorm, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Harely Quinn, Joker, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Superman, Nightwing, Scarecrow, and Wonder Woman. That is not even all the characters and there are even more added with various DLCs.
1 Spider-Man (Score: 87)
Now this one is a blast from the past. Released in 2000 for the original PlayStation, Spider-Man was loved for its great voice-acting and extra content such as collecting new powers, suits, and comic book covers. The graphics were also perfect for time and console it was made for. The game combines various mechanics from platform, to fighting, and some shooter elements. While the graphics are now dated, the game still is enjoyable and fans still write about how much they love it on Metacritic to this day.