Comic-based superhero video games always catch the eyes of fans. They bring excitement through their action, fighting, special effects and story line. Batman Arkham series are one of the most successful superhero video games. But that’s not true in every case. Here are 5 worst superhero video games ever made:
5 Worst Superhero Video Games Ever Made
1. Watchmen: The End Is Nigh:
Watchmen series are one of the most famous comic books ever published by DC comics. Watchmen movie was released in 2009 which was directed by Zack Snyder. Amazingly, the film did well. But the video game of Watchmen was pretty bad. Watchmen: The End is Nigh was released in 2009 and it put the work of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon, the creators of Watchmen comic series, to shame.
At first, you have to choose character which either Rorschach or Nite Owl. They both possess different fighting styles. Nite Owl has combatant skills. Rorschach has brawler fighting skills and he can take on multiple enemies. The game experience remains the same, you progress forward and beat the enemies and move on and it continues for two hours. The first five chapters of Watchmen: The End is Nigh have same thugs with different costumes in each chapter.
The co-op experience was not good. This game is short and ends in three hours which makes it worst enough to be on our list of 5 worst superhero video games ever made.
2. Thor: God of Thunder:
Thor: God Of Thunder was released in 2011. The game was based on Thor movie. It was developed by Liquid Entertainment. Unfortunately, the game was terrible and it had many glitches. The story of the game doesn’t line-up much with the Thor movie. Instead, Thor fights through the tricks made by his brother Loki consistently through different realms in the game.
There is no Earth in the first section of game. Thor fights the Jotuns (Frost Giants) which is also in the movie. After that, he takes a separate path which disjoints it from Thor movie’s story. During the gameplay of Thor: God of Thunder, power abilities are divided into six categories. Thor can improve his melee attack, hammer and health.
Graphics of the game were not good and the gameplay was broken, unsatisfying and boring. While finishing the boss, the players have to use available buttons with timing to climb the titans and deal maximum damage and fill their critical points. All other boss fights are finished with the same experience which is the worst part of this game. Camera angles during boss fights are out of control due to which dodging the projectile attacks from the boss become difficult.
3. The Incredible Hulk:
The Incredible Hulk was released in 2008 and it was based on Marvel’s Hulk Comics. Dr. Bruce Banner who saves a young doctor from massive gamma radiation caught himself in it which changed him to the green Hulk. Hulk is always about strength and physical action. The game is buggy with worst controls and visuals.
The storyline of the game is weak. Boss fights are bad. Destroying flying jets, surviving shell fires from tanks and missiles from jets using high jumps is common in the game. Bullets have no effect on Hulk’s monstrous body.
The boss fight at the end of the game is good, the rest are quite bad. The final boss is stronger than Hulk. So he has to throw cars and use heavy combos to beat him. Overall, The Incredible Hulk was pretty bad and faced a lot of criticism that also effected the movie.
Catwoman is not a full-fledge superhero. However, adding Catwoman’s game here is fair because she was a part of superhero games like Spider-Man and Batman. Catwoman’s game was made by Electronic Arts.
There was a major problem in the game and that was the camera control. Because of the weird camera angles, the players are not able to see where they are going and often fall off from buildings. Sound quality of the game was extremely bad. All this made EA’s Catwoman awful.
5. Fantastic Four:
Another superhero game called Fantastic Four was released in 2005 on PlayStation which was based on comic series created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. During the gameplay, the player can switch between any character of Fantastic Four. Fighting through Dr. Doom’s robots, monstrous foes, mini-bosses was common in Fantastic Four. The player can also upgrade hero’s abilities. Unfortunately, Fantastic Four suffered because of few bugs and imprecise controls.
All of Fantastic Four characters have their own cosmic powers and fighting abilities. The Thing and Mr. Fantastic is recommended during the fights because they have melee fighting techniques and combo abilities which can be upgraded.
In the game, it is easy to figure out where to go and what to do. Some areas in the game will require special abilities. Fantastic Four’s biggest flaw is that the controls of the game are bad and the targeting system in game is weird.
Fantastic Four is just about smashing and moving from one room to another. It includes good amount of mini-bosses that require different strategy to figure out but overall the game is pretty bad.
So there you have it. That’s it for our countdown of 5 worst superhero video games ever made. Stay tuned to GeeksULTD for more countdowns like this.
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