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What makes a truly great super hero game? The GamesRadar staff has some opinions on that...

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  • ultimatepunchrod - May 1, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    Glad to see Ultimate Spidey on the list, and I liked Turtles in Time, but the Manhattan project will always be my favorite TMNT game.
  • Cyberninja - May 1, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Yes Ultimate Spiderman was the best spidy game heck I would have put it at number 2 in this whole list
  • GR HollanderCooper - May 1, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    It almost was!
  • XanderGC - May 1, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    Huh, I wasn't really aware that the ninja turtles counted as superheroes in the classic sense. Personally I really liked Web of Shadows so I would pick that as my Spider-man game but not everyone feels the same.
  • jeremy-warner - May 1, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    They started off as a comic book before anything else if that means anything superhero wise.
  • GR HollanderCooper - May 1, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    We thought about drawing that line, but if we say they're not superheroes then Batman isn't a super hero, so we sort of lumped in anyone that can be brought into super hero mythos together.
  • MetallicaDan - May 1, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    Maybe not "the best" but there were two games for the SNES that I played a whole heck of a lot back in the day: The Death and Return of Superman and Maximum Carnage.
  • IceBlueKirby - May 1, 2012 7:14 p.m.

    The Death and Return of Superman and Maximum Carnage are still two of my favorite beat 'em up games to this day. I definitely agree with the games on this list that I've played. I never did play The Punisher though, because the reviews I'd read weren't too favorable...but the Punisher game for Genesis was a lot of fun. Never played Freedom Force either, despite its praise.
  • zombiekoolaid - May 1, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    I have to agree with MetallicaDan Web of Shadow was by far the best Spidey game. It had cameos from Wolverine to Luke Cage and the boss fights were epic.
  • Cyberninja - May 1, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    you know ultimate also had a wolverine cameo since he was a venom boss early in the game.
  • zombiekoolaid - May 1, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    sorry, i meant XanderGC
  • PBC13 - May 1, 2012 6:22 p.m.

    I think X-Men Origins Wolverine deserves a mention. I had a lot of fun playing that game.
  • GR HollanderCooper - May 1, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    It was close, but it didn't make the cut because the second half of the game stunk.
  • GR_HenryGilbert - May 1, 2012 9:27 p.m.

    I pushed hard for it, but cooler heads prevailed
  • GR HollanderCooper - May 2, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    You're a cool head.
  • andrewt0904 - May 1, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    The Death and Return of Superman for SNES was a great superhero game before free roam became a standard and it is the only good superman game
  • BladedFalcon - May 1, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    Weird, I had the impression that here at GR you guys hated most beat them ups from back then? I could even swear Turtles in time was featured in such an article in which they called beat them ups overrated. Anyway, cool list, made me smile that you had Infamous 2 in there. It might not feature any comic superhero, but Cole's story and romp definitely fits the tone, and it's quite fitting to be here.
  • Redeater - May 1, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    I get the feeling that they are unnecessarily cynical about a lot of things. I actually watched them live stream the Simpsons arcade game and I wasn't even sure that they said one positive thing about it. Kind of ironic since they had damned near a whole podcast where they talked about the Southpark where everything turns to shit for Stan because he got older.
  • BladedFalcon - May 1, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    Didn't watch the stream of them playing that simpsons game, but they talked about it in the podcast after it. And a good portion of them actually enjoyed it, it seems. Though they claimed it was mostly for nostalgic reasons *shrugs* Well, whatever, I guess I shouldn't complain since TMNT: Turtles in Time is in this list after all. Hypocrisy or not, it's getting the credit it deserves.
  • GR HollanderCooper - May 1, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    They are often remembered with a level of nostalgia that's unfair, but that doesn't mean they're bad - just that many of them are ;)

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