Top Games Ranking - Top 10 Upcoming Superhero Games You Need To See
Video games are the ultimate medium for superhero stories because you get to be the superhero. With that in mind, there are a large number of pretty great looking superhero games coming. Hi folks, it's Falcon, and today on GameRanks are 10 upcoming superhero games you need to pay attention to. We're going to start off at number 10 with what I think is probably the most obvious choice, Marvel's Wolverine.
It's being developed by the great insomniac. As you know, they created perhaps the best Spider-Man game that's been created. I'd say that there are definitely ways that you could criticize it. It retains some open world elements that are annoying, but they're so minor that mentioning them here almost seems weird, but I have a reason for it.
Insomniac games are fantastic. They are very good developers, but when you're web slinging, it kind of makes sense that you would have large waypoints that you need to get to. I'm wondering if they abandoned that mechanic for Marvel's Wolverine because a) I would like that, but b) Wolverine's movement would be a much more traditional style mechanic.
So what are we going to see? Is it going to be an open world? Is it going to be set in the same universe that Spider-Man is set in? I don't know. It's an interesting prospect, and although all we've really seen is a trailer, it kind of looks like what Wolverine would look like in that world, so I'm certainly interested in seeing more.
They'll probably start telling us more over the next year, but that's coming out in 2023, exclusive to PlayStation 5. Moving on to number nine, it's suicide squad kill the justice league, which is, I mean, they really want you to know exactly what this game is about. You're playing as the bad guy.
Now for all intents and purposes, that sounds, maybe not super original, but it's being developed by the creators of Batman Arkham Rocksteady Studios and they're referring to it as an action adventure shooter which will bend genres. That is not something I would expect them to say about the game because, to be frank, a suicide squad game made by the Batman Arkham developers seems like something that would be very easy to make.
They've already got all of the stuff there ready to just have more Batman style heroes or villains in, but it seems like they're going to be trying something new. I hope they do exactly that without losing what makes Arkham so great. We'll see, of course, when Suicide Squad Kills the Justice League lands on pretty much every console in 2023.
And number eight is an interesting entry. It's called Marvel's Midnight Suns. It is something very different from what I would expect out of Marvel at this moment. It's a tactical role-playing game. It comes to us by way of Fire Axis Games, who developed X-Com, so you know that the gameplay is going to be quite tight.
This is the tactical rpg developer, and they've taken a different approach to the aesthetic of the characters. The most recognizable is Wolverine, who has a similar look to how he has in the comics. Blade is in this game, so that means vampires are in this game. It's based on the Rise of the Midnight Suns from the old 1990s comic series.
It's about the Avengers teaming up with supernatural characters to stop Lilith, the mother of all demons. So it's very 90s and also very different from basically anything we've seen out of Marvel in quite a while, so I know it's piqued my interest that it's going to be landing on all the consoles and PC apparently late in 2022, but I wouldn't count on it.
A lot of these games have been delayed, not only due to COVID, but it seems like games are just starting to have longer development cycles. Anyway, keep your eyes on Marvel's Midnight Suns, and at number seven, another Arkham-related game, Gotham Knights, which is developed by WB Games Montreal. So yeah, to avoid confusion, it's not a sequel to the Arkham games.
However, it's probably going to be a lot like the Arkham games in terms of gameplay. Knowing who's developing it, you know what, I'm just going to call this Batman's Not Dead. I just want to be able to come back to early 2022 and when I said that Batman's Not Dead, that's what you're going to learn, and then he'll be a DLC and you'll be able to play him as a secret character.
The villains in this game are the Court of Owls, Mr. Freeze, and the Penguin. It's going to be a big old open world, it's probably going to be a fun game, and Batman's probably going to be in it. It's coming to PC and all of the consoles late in the year. The Wolf Among Us Two comes to us from Telltale Games.
In a lot of ways, this is Telltale Games' way of saying that Telltale Games is very old. The original wolf among us came in 2014. And you know what has happened to Telltale? It went under, things went topsy-turvy, and then somebody invested a bunch of money to bring it back. Now what's interesting is that ad hoc studio, a company that was formed by former Telltale game staff, is collaborating.
With the current telltale which also has some former Telltale staff, if you're unfamiliar because Telltale has done a really wide range of work the wolf among us is about a detective who is also a werewolf. It's based on the Fable series of comics, kind of as a prequel. A lot of, like, fairy tale creatures and stuff, are characters in the game as regular humans, and they obviously have ties to their former characters, but you, as the sheriff slash investigator, were formerly the big bad wolf, and you solve mysteries.
This is the second season of that, which was going to happen back in 2018, before Telltale went under. It's now going to happen in 2023. We're going to see it probably on every platform imaginable, and Telltale fans should probably be excited. It looks good. At number five is Spoken, a game that's not directly a superhero game, but it's kind of a fantasy.
RPG type game with some incredible traversal mechanics as well as a lot of magical powers, so you're effectively a superhero in this game. It's one of those games that if you were to simply describe it, it doesn't sound like a big deal, but watching it, you immediately see that this is something that's going to be fun to say.
It's an action rpg with great traversal mechanics. That doesn't sound anywhere nearly as cool as this looks. This is one of those games we're excited about because it seems like it takes something that sounds kind of like a traditional RPG and injects a completely different mechanic into it. I mean, they're actually calling it magical parkour, so I think they know that they have something on their hands.
I think there are very few games that you can just see are fun without knowing anything about them, and this seems like one of those rare games. I'm really excited about this one. And number four is God of War: Ragnarok, which is again a mild stretch in terms of superhero stuff, but how many superheroes have you seen?