The latest entry in the massively successful Batman video game series, Batman: Arkham Knight, was just released to rave reviews and caps off a trilogy of fantastic superhero games developed by Rocksteady. The return of the Dark Knight to the gaming space seems like a perfect launching pad to take a look at some of the best superhero games that have come along over the years. Video games allow us to live out our wildest superhero fantasies better than any other medium, but outside of the continually impressive Batman games, the superhero genre has largely not lived up its potential (we’re still waiting for an Avengers game that can match the quality of the Arkham series). Still, there have been a number of outstanding titles, with the following 10 representing arguably the best superhero video games ever made.
10. Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions
The Spider-Man games have fallen on hard times as of late. Developers Beenox, a subsidiary of Activision, were handed the reigns to the series in 2010 and have come up short with almost all of their games since, with the exception of their first crack at it with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The game was a major departure from the previous Spider-Man games, eschewing an open world design in favor of linear stages. While some were put off by the absence of a fully-rendered New York City to swing around in, Shattered Dimensions was actually a very good entry in the series when judged on its own merits. Featuring four different Spider-Men across a variety of timelines, the gameplay varied dramatically from character-to-character and the boss battles (featured in every stage) were very impressive. Unfortunately, Beenox hasn’t quite known what to do with ol’ webhead ever since.