With Amazing Spider-Man hitting stores this week, we've put together a list of our favourite super hero and comic book games. Is your favourite included?

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

LEGO and super heroes sounded like a perfect mix, and we were right. LEGO Batman 2 is tremendous fun for gamers of all ages, mixing combat with puzzle solving and exploration - as well as plenty of gags.

Batman: Arkham City

We didn't think developer Rocksteady could better Arkham Asylum, but it did with Arkham City. The open city environment was hugely believable and the side missions were genuinely enjoyable rather than being filler.

DC Universe Online

A free-to-play MMO that's good, based on a massive license and available on the PlayStation 3 as well as the PC. While not as well-rounded as some of the current MMO favourites, this is well worth a look for DC fans.

Marvel vs Capcom 3

This might be more of the same frenzied action we've seen from the series in the past, but that doesn't mean it's not a super fun game to play. Seeing the most famous Marvel characters on screen unleashing super moves is a sight to behold.

The Darkness 2

As the sequel to the surprise hit based on the Top Cow comic of the same name, big things were expected from 2K's follow-up. While there are a few bum notes, on the whole this is a gloriously violent and gorgeous game.



There have been many Spider-Man games over the years, but this PlayStation game simply titled "Spider-Man" is our favourite. It's a shame that the games since then have been rather mixed.

Marvel Vs Capcom 2


When the third game in the series was announced earlier this year it got fans all hot and bothered. MvC2 is considered a fighting game classic and for good reason.



If you went into an arcade in the early 90s chances are this six-player cabinet would be the most popular. With all the popular characters from the comic, this was the perfect game to play with your mates.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance


Playing as your favourite Marvel super heroes made this one of the most enjoyable action games around, especially when tackling the numerous enemies with a friend.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine


Given the lack of buzz surrounding the movie of the same name, the fact that this was an extremely competent hack 'n' slash was a huge surprise. Incredibly violent too.

Batman: Arkham Asylum


At the time this was quite possibly the best super hero game ever made. This stealthy brawler made you feel like Batman like not other game had managed before.

The Punisher


OK, so this guy doesn't have super powers, but he's a bad ass of serious bad ass proportions. This game had some of the grimmest kills we've ever seen.

The Darkness


A man possessed by evil supernatural spirits goes on rampage after witnessing the death of his girlfriend. Not very family friendly, but then not all comic books are about men with laser eyes.

Rogue Trooper


A blue soldier with the minds of his fallen comrades inserted into his equipment. This might not sound like a great idea for a comic or a video game, but this third-person shooter is well worth checking out.

Hulk Ultimate Destruction


Forget the terrible Hulk games based on movies. This free-roaming title made the towering green giant feel like the brute he is. Jumping from building to building was cool too.