The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (PS2/Xbox/GameCube): After the previous ill-conceived Hulk title that spent too much time as puny Bruce Banner, Ultimate Destruction fully embraced the smashing fun of being the Hulk. You spend the entire game as the green one, bashing everything into rubble, and you just keep running in the big open world until you can smash no more. Ultimate Destruction got how fun it must be to cut loose as the Hulk, particularly when you’re surfing on a flattened bus towards a tank just asking to be smashed.
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (Xbox/GameCube): Few have played Battle for Atlantis, so its probably news to you that it was ripped straight from the comic page. Aquaman was wearing his then-current combo of a scraggly beard and hook hand, his enemies were the same ones he was facing in the comics, and the futuristic version of Atlantis was correct down to the metallic, underwater cars. None of this distracted from how awful the game was, but you couldn‘t doubt its authenticity.
Winner: Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis In all the infinite Earths, there isn‘t one where we‘d play Battle for Atlantis over any Hulk game, but the Aquaman game appeals more to our inner continuity nerd, which wins it this category.