Five best videogame adaptations of comics

Translating a medium into video game form often doesn't quite pan out the way it should. Just about every "game of the movie" ends up being a complete pile of rubbish that might as well just have a sentence on the front saying "we just want to milk more money out of this franchise." So its no surprise that video games bear a similar difficulty. Everyone who grew up playing Nintendo knew of the abomination that was The Uncanny X-Men (NES). And just about every Superman game has been absolutely horrendous (sorry DC). So you take note of the games based on comics that were actually worth somewhat of a damn. Games Radar feels the same way, so they decided evaluate the top 5 games based on comics that were actually pretty good (in their opinion). Their list includes (in no particular order):
  • Ultimate Spider-Man
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
  • X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse
  • The Punisher
  • The Darkness
All worthwhile games in my opinion, but there were a few glaring omissions if you ask me. I would throw in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, which is actually a great game, X-Men (Sega), which was simple, but the graphics were pretty amazing for the time, and of course, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, which turned the traditional Capcom fighting genre on its head. In all fairness to Games Radar though, they were really just looking for those games that capture the essence of the hero its based on, as opposed to looking at overall gameplay and what not. But check out their reasoning behind the ratings, and let them know if you agree or disagree. Games Radar Top 5 Comic Video Games