Are you tired of superheroes? Sick of turning on your TV or checking out the listings at your local movie theater and seeing all those familiar names? Nope? Good, because they are not leaving any time soon. You just can’t get away from those guys these days, particularly when it comes to videogames. Whether you play on your computer, gaming system, or a mobile device, there are quite a few games featuring superheroes, and many more are in the works.
And while not all superhero games are great, there are some fantastic ones out there/ Some of the best actually come from what may seem like an unlikely source: kid’s plastic building blocks. LEGO has of course been a staple of childhood toys for decades, but the company has expanded its horizons over the last several years, including delving into the world of videogames. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was released in 2013, and it immediately set the bar very high for not only LEGO games, but those featuring superheroes. What’s great about this one is that you can play about 150 different characters, including Stan Lee, who has his own unique powers. There are also almost 30 different missions to go on.
Not to be left out, Batman has his own series of LEGO games. The best of the bunch, according to an article on GameRant, is LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. In this one, there are 70 characters you can play, including folks from the Batman universe, but also Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash. The game is so good, that it got Batman a role in The LEGO Movie—and his own upcoming movie. But if you’re looking to play some games featuring comic book characters that are a little less blocky, head over to this Gala Casino section. In addition to several starring favorites like Iron Man and Hulk, you’ll also find games with characters that do not get a lot of attention, such as Blade and Judge Dredd. These guys can help you have fun and potentially win some prizes while you’re at it.
Speaking of Marvel characters, another highly anticipated game coming out soon is also a LEGO creation. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, encompasses every Avengers film ever made, including the first two, and those populated by Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. In addition, audio and dialogue taken right from the movies will be incorporated. If that isn’t enough, there will be a multitude of both familiar characters and those who may not be so familiar, such as Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Moon Boy, and Devil Dinosaur. Overall, there are more than 100 playable characters. You can learn more and see a trailer in this Tech Times article.
If you are a big fan of superheroes, this is your heyday. New TV shows and movies are coming out all the time with a brand-new assortment of characters. And when they inevitably make their way into videogames, we get another way to enjoy them. Who could ever get tired of that?