Being a superhero, and having a life worth living is something every comic-book lover must have imagined at least once while reading comics or watching movies based on them. Living in a world with superheroes sounds quite intimidating but what if you can experience what it feels like to be a superhero? Sounds cool, right? Well, you can always opt for games that are based on comic books so that the fanboy or fangirl inside you can experience the feeling of being in your favourite superhero’s shoes. The thrill of becoming a vigilante and the adrenaline rush while fighting scary and deadly villains is unmatched! You can experience all this and more when you play games based on comic books.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Launched in 2015, the game lets you put on that iconic dark cape that only Batman can wear. Batman: Arkham Knight is an action-adventure, third-person game. The game is based on Batman, a character from DC comics and a well-known superhero. The thing that separates Batman from other superheroes is that he doesn’t have any superpowers. Instead, he uses his combat skills and his wits to fight against evil. The game focuses on his skills and players can freely roam around in Gotham City, exploring the territory of the Dark Knight. The main storyline follows Batman as he faces and fights the Arkham Knight. A villain that has secret ties to the Batman The game also lets you control the famous Batmobile, which players can use for transportation as well as other tasks in the game.
Batman: Return to Arkham
This pack includes Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Batman: Arkham Asylum is an action-adventure game that pits the Batman against his most deadly foe, the Joker. In the game, The Joker tries to seize control of Arkham Asylum and then trap Batman inside with his rogue’s gallery. The game is in a third-person perspective and lets you make use of Batman’s combat skills, gadgets and other abilities throughout the game. The game won several awards for its story and plot.
Batman: Arkham City was launched in 2011. The game is a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game tweaked Batman a bit, making him more fun to play, with more fluid movements. Along with Batman, his ally Catwoman is also a playable character in the game and she has her own parallel arc in the story.
With the main storyline, the side missions and all, the game promises around 40 hours of gameplay as you face down Batman’s villains in a showdown to save Gotham city.
Released in 2017, Injustice 2 is a fighting video game, which basically means you can expect a one-on-one combat format. It lets you play as several characters from DC comics such as Superman, Batman, The Flash, Supergirl, Green Arrow and many others. The story revolves around Batman going toe-to-toe with Superman after he kills The Joker and causes a rift between the various superheroes. The story progresses and ends with the final battle between Superman and Batman, making them stand against each other and giving you a chance to pick a side. The graphics, story and gameplay surely make it a game that you can’t miss out on if you love DC comics. And don’t worry, no one says “Martha” in the end.
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
This game is a Lego-themed, action-adventure video game that follows the plots of a lot of comics, combining them to make a perfect game if you love Marvel Comics or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The game consists of many superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as some lesser-known characters from the comics. The gameplay mainly includes puzzle-solving to the point where even boss battles require puzzle-solving with some time constraints to make things challenging. If you are a fan of Marvel Comics, then you are definitely going to recognise many places in the game. After the game is completed, you are treated to a post-credit scene too, keeping Marvel’s custom alive!