Superheroes may dominate the box office, but there are surprisingly few official options when it comes to video games. Sure, Batman’s doing pretty well for himself with the critically-acclaimed Arkham series, but Marvel heroes like Iron Man are being done a major disservice with the lack of quality games out there. Thankfully, the ever-talented PC modding community has us covered.
JulioNIB has already made successful mods for The Hulk and Spider-Man in Grand Theft Auto 4, but now he’s taken things to the next level with this Iron Man mod for GTA 5. There have been impressive Iron Man GTA mods before, but none have looked this legitimate. GTA Iron Man feels suitably powerful, able to punch police cars and send them flying hundreds of feet away and perform epic takedowns from the air. His unibeam looks particularly lethal.
This mod really underscores how dismal Marvel’s own video game output has been for their characters. There’s no excuse for the best Iron Man game being a GTA mod, as cool as it may be. Until Marvel gets its act together on the gaming front, we’ll just have to make do with mods like JulioNIB’s to get our superhero fix.