Comic games that got it right

Comic books are one of the hottest licenses out there right now. All you have to do is slap Spider-Man on a bag of socks and boom! It's out the door. The same goes with games based on comics - no matter their quality, they tend to sell like crazy. With so many lackluster heroes running around, it's hard to pinpoint which games are worth playing and which need to hang up the spandex. Well, that's precisely why we've hand-picked the best, most authentic comic book games of all time.

The five titles we've chosen aren't flawless games - they just accurately capture the powers, atmosphere and universe of the given characters. Franchises like X-Men and Spider-Man have seen several attempts, some more notable than others, but their most recent entries have sealed the deal. They've also made it painfully obvious that Marvel has the gaming sector on lockdown, as not one DC title made the list. Sorry Superman, your games are garbage.

Just follow the links below to see why comic gaming doesn't get any better.

Ultimate Spider-Man

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

The Punisher

The Darkness

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  • darkheath - December 5, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    The DARKNESS was incredible... and the WWI levels were the creepiest I ever played in a video game. I didn't know anything about this game, nor the comic book, but got it as a freebie in a 2K promotion when I bought Bioshock. After finishing Bioshock, I slipped this disc in and was AMAZED. I actually think I enjoyed this more than Bioshock and that's really saying something. Pick this game up and give it a go. You won't be disappointed.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - March 31, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    I have 2 of these games :D Comic book nerd forever :')
  • cart00n - August 11, 2009 10:28 p.m.

    The Darkness is one of my all-time favorite games, its moody story is brilliantly told, and the action is just plain fun. I'd never read any of the comics before - I bought this solely on the strength of Starbreeze's previous effort, Riddick, another great game!
  • garnsr - August 12, 2009 4:39 a.m.

    It's cool to see comments on these articles that came out before commenting on articles was possible, due to links from new articles. Time warp!
  • Cyberninja - August 11, 2009 7:27 p.m.

    love utimate spider man ds