Best Superhero Games For iPhone And iPad
Superheroes have a place in our hearts. We go to every Marvel-licensed movie to see our favorites pummel villains, and then we play them in every video game to capture that feeling of saving the world from evil.
Thankfully, there are plenty of superhero games to choose from on the App Store, ranging from fighters to more strategic titles that dig into comic book lore.
Here's a guide that points out the best superhero games you can download right now!
Marvel: War of Heroes (Mobage, free-to-play)
In Mobage's highly entertaining card battle game War of Heroes, you'll pit a variety of familiar Marvel characters - including Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man - against a who's who of villains, in the hopes of winning new cards and strengthening your deck for later missions. Avid players may have to pay a few bucks for the more powerful cards, but casual fans will certainly enjoy the general pace this game provides. Plus, comic book fans will love it.
Download Marvel: War of Heroes: iPad & iPhone
Injustice: Gods Among Us (WB Games, free-to-play)
Even though it's set up differently than the console versions, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a highly entertaining brawler that mobile fans won't get enough of. Featuring a number of heroes and villains from the DC Universe - including office favorite Batman - Injustice also comes with various power-ups to unlock, as well as strong touch-screen controls and a solid presentation. This one's definitely worth a brawl or two if you're away from your console.
Download Injustice: Gods Among Us: iPad & iPhone
Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes (WB Games, $4.99)
Easily one of the best Lego games around, DC Super Heroes is an adventure for players of all ages, where the Dark Knight, along with a number of his Justice League cohorts, attempt to save Gotham City from a terrible fate at the hands of the Joker and Lex Luthor. With colorful visuals, user-friendly gameplay and hours' of beat-em-up and puzzle-solving fun, this one's worth the money.
Download Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes: iPad & iPhone
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past (GlitchSoft, $2.99)
With the Days of Future Past film doing remarkable business in theaters, GlitchSoft found the right opportunity to unleash its X-Men-licensed game to market. In this side-scrolling adventure, you'll play as Wolverine, Cyclops and other characters as you attempt to fight back against the Sentinel resistance, getting your hands on every new power-up you can fathom. If you're an old-school comic fan, you need this game, bub.
Download Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past: iPad & iPhone
Batman: Arkham Origins (WB Games, free-to-play)
Like Injustice before it, Batman: Arkham Origins features a slick fighting system that you'll want to take advantage of, since you're facing off against a rogues' gallery of villains throughout. This includes the vile assassin Deathstroke, the nearly invincible Killer Croc and other ne'er-do-wells who want to end the Dark Knight's criminal bashing ways. Fat chance of that, as you also have a number of great tools you can use in each battle. Best of all, it's free-to-play, and won't gouge your wallet too badly.
Download Batman: Arkham Origins: iPad & iPhone
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Gameloft, $4.99)
Finally, the heroic wall-crawler has seen his fair share of great games over the years, but when it comes to accessibility, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes the cake. With beautiful 3D visuals that bring city environments to life, along with solid controls for the web swinging and brawling, Amazing Spider-Man 2 flourishes. In addition, the countless missions available will leave you playing for hours at a time.
Download Amazing Spider-Man 2: iPad & iPhone