The Best Comic Book Games
August 14, 2007
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Comics book games have a reputation about on par with any other set of licensed games—they’re almost always dreadful. But there are a good amount of them that are the definition of awesome, and this GameTrailers roundup hits the majority of the high points on target.
Key to this video’s credibility is the high placement of the perfectly chaotic fighter ‘Marvel vs. Capcom 2’, which still stands as probably the best casual 2D fighting game ever made. More controversial is the fact that the rather pedestrian ‘X-Men: The Arcade Game’ topped the list, beating out both better brawlers and better X-Men games.
Other comic book games that should have been present and that are worth your time include Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ and Data East’s accidentally hilarious ‘Captain America and the Avengers’. Despite what the video says, it’s Data East’s title that has the best one-liners in comic book game history.