The 8 Best Superhero Games Ever Made

With the recent launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, superhero games are back in the spotlight. Critics have been praising the game for its open world, combat, and story, and it has quickly become one of the most popular games of the year.

But Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is not the only great superhero game. There are many other superhero games that have been released over the years that are also worth playing. Here is a list of the top 10 superhero games of all time, according to critics:

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Genre: Action-adventure, Metroidvania, Horror
Highest Metacritic Score: 92 (Xbox 360)

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“Arkham Asylum” plunges players into the dark, atmospheric world of the iconic institution, where Batman must confront his arch-nemesis, the Joker. It set a new standard for superhero games with its storytelling and gameplay.

Batman: Arkham City

Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Genre: Action-adventure
Highest Metacritic Score: 96 (PS3)

This sequel to “Arkham Asylum” expanded the playing field, enclosing the decaying urban slums of Gotham City within a super-prison. Players assume the role of Batman as he unravels a plot orchestrated by Dr. Hugo Strange. The game’s gripping narrative, intricate open world, and exceptional gameplay earned it a remarkable Metacritic score of 96 on the PlayStation 3.

Injustice 2

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Genre: Fighting
Highest Metacritic Score: 89 (Xbox One)

“Injustice 2” combines superhero combat with a compelling storyline as Batman tries to restore order after Superman’s fall. It introduces a robust character customization system and dynamic battles that keep players engaged.


Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Release Date: May 26, 2009
Genre: Action-adventure
Highest Metacritic Score: 85 (PS3)

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“Infamous” places players in the shoes of Cole MacGrath, who gains electricity-based superpowers after a devastating explosion in Empire City. The game’s Karma system allows players to choose between good and evil, shaping the story and gameplay based on their decisions.

Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)

Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: September 7, 2018
Genre: Action-adventure
Highest Metacritic Score: 87 (PC & PS4)

Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man charmed players with its breathtaking recreation of New York City and a compelling story involving Mister Negative’s plot to control the criminal underworld. It captured the essence of the web-slinger perfectly.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: November 12, 2020
Genre: Action-adventure
Highest Metacritic Score: 88 (PC)

This spin-off introduced players to Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man, as he faces off against Roxxon Energy Corporation and the Underground in Harlem. It continues the legacy of its predecessor, offering a fresh perspective on being a superhero.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: October 20, 2023
Genre: Action-adventure
Highest Metacritic Score: 91 (PS5)
Minimum System Requirements:

  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K
  • File Size: 100 GB
  • OS: Likely Windows 11 or higher
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The sequel to the 2018 hit, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2,” continues the story of Peter Parker and Miles Morales as they face new threats in New York City. With stunning graphics and an engaging narrative, it promises to be another epic adventure.

Spider-Man (2000)

Developer: Neversoft
Release Date: September 1, 2000
Genre: Action-adventure
Highest Metacritic Score: 87 (PlayStation)

This classic title follows Spider-Man as he clears his name while facing a symbiote invasion orchestrated by Doctor Octopus and Carnage. The game received positive reviews for its enjoyable gameplay and faithful adaptation of the web-slinger.

These games have not only redefined superhero gaming but have also set high standards for storytelling and gameplay. Whether you’re swinging through New York as Spider-Man or prowling the shadows as the Dark Knight, these titles have offered unforgettable experiences for fans of all ages. With the genre constantly evolving, there’s no doubt that more epic adventures await in the world of superhero gaming.