If you are looking for some Superhero Games for Nintendo Switch, this post has you covered! Here, you will discover some of our favorites, where to find them, and how they can take your game to the next level.
No matter which console generation, there’s always going to be a superhero game out there. Where else can you fulfill your dream of web-slinging around a city, or fighting crimes with superhuman strength? Certainly not real life, as much as the kid in me wishes that were true.
Superhero games have become increasingly popular in the gaming industry. These games feature characters with extraordinary powers and abilities, allowing players to experience the thrill of being a superhero themselves. From saving the world to battling supervillains, these games offer players the opportunity to take on a variety of challenges and experience unique gameplay.
I have to admit that Marvel Comics is the reason I’ve been a big fan of superhero games. Ever since I saw the first Spider-Man movie, I ended up playing more and more of these kinds of games. I have yet to touch the infamous Superman 64, but maybe one day, I’ll give it a chance.
As the years go by, there are more and more people getting into the superhero genre. Whether by video games, movies, or comic books, it’s nice to see more of an appreciation for a passion that used to be mocked or teased.
Anyways, to help get you started on superhero games, here’s a list of some games to consider.
In many superhero-themed games, you pretty much always play as the good guy. Unless you are playing a brawler or a fighting game, these games almost always have you fighting crime, taking out the bad guy, saving the world, etc.
But have you ever wondered what it would be like to play as the bad guy? In Lego DC Super-Villains, you can finally experience that thrill. This game is set in the DC Universe and allows players to create their own villain, complete with superpowers, and join forces with iconic characters like the Joker to wreak havoc in an open-world environment!
If you like action RPGs, then this game might be just what you are looking for. This game is a massive crossover of various Marvel Comics franchises, from The Avengers to the X-Men. The game plays like a top-down brawler, and up to four players can play the game on the same Switch console. As is standard in RPGs, you gain levels by defeating baddies, and there’s even a skill tree.
This game is great because of its simplicity and easy to pick up controls. Much like Super Smash Bros, the game has a similar unified control scheme (a button to attack, jump, block, dodge, specials, etc.) no matter which hero you pick, allowing you to enjoy each character without having to memorize move lists and complicated combos.
When it comes to Marvel superheroes, the MCU and the Avengers films always come to mind. But unlike those, this game is an original story featuring more heroes from the comic books, finally allowing you to pair up Wolverine and Iron Man together to take down some of Marvel’s classic villains.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a fun and engaging superhero game that features a massive open world and a diverse cast of characters. Developed by TT Games, the game offers a unique take on the Marvel Universe, with a lighthearted and humorous approach that is typical of LEGO games, making it appealing to players of all ages.
The game features roughly 200 Marvel superheroes, each with their unique abilities and powers. Players can take control of these characters as they explore the game’s open world, complete missions, and battle against the game’s villains.
Overall, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a must-play for fans of the Marvel Universe and LEGO games alike.
There was a time when Telltale was making story-driven games for nearly every kind of franchise out there, and comic book heroes are no exception. We all know that one guy who likes to jokingly say, “I’m Batman!” But this time around, you’re Batman! In this game, you get to take a peek into the man behind the mask.
Just as with previous Telltale games, this is a point and click adventure game with quick time events and a branching storyline, where the choices matter, and the decisions you make will change the way future story events unfold. You even have the choice to resolve an issue as either Batman, or as Bruce Wayne.
One of the game’s most significant strengths is its graphic novel-inspired visuals, which provide a distinct and visually appealing aesthetic. The game’s art style perfectly captures the dark and gritty world of Gotham City, creating an immersive and engaging experience for players.
The one thing I like about this game is that it is not tied to any movies or comic series, giving you the freedom to express your own version of Batman. Do you want to be a dark and gritty hero? Go right ahead! Want to be an inspiring hero of Gotham City? The sky’s the limit.
Lots of people really liked LEGO Marvel Superheroes, so it wasn’t a surprise to see a sequel to this game, a rarity among LEGO themed games (at least those not based on a major film franchise). In this game, you battle against Kang the Conqueror, who is wreaking havoc across time.
You get to team up Superheroes from across various timelines and universes! In classic LEGO fashion, you get to play as dozens of different characters and throw down in single-player or local co-op multiplayer.
I hope you don’t mind seeing yet another superhero LEGO game on this list!
To be honest, it feels a little weird to bring up a superhero game that isn’t from Marvel or DC. But seeing as the topic of today is superheroes, it doesn’t seem right to ignore it. If you like Disney/Pixar and you like LEGO, this creative crossover might be what you need.
Much like the movies, you get to explore your favorite parts with the charm that only LEGO figures can do.
Since I covered more or less all the comic book superhero games, it’s time to look at a few honorable mentions. If you are a fan of the TV series, then you’ll feel right at home with this game. Much like its predecessor, The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, is a game where you play as the new kid living in South Park and trying to fit in with the others. Except instead of doing LARP, the kids of South Park decide to play superheroes instead.
Unlike other superhero games out there, this one is a turn-based RPG, much like that of popular JRPGs like Final Fantasy. You move your characters around on a battle grid while battling foes to gain a tactical advantage. There is a deep character customisation system, from picking out classes and choosing special abilities, to create the ultimate hero.
If you haven’t strayed from Marvel or DC superheroes, you’re probably wondering what this game has to do with superheroes. Well, if you aren’t familiar with the Saints Row series, prepare for a quick recap.
Starting back in 2006, this game series was very much a Grand Theft Auto clone; you played as a career criminal fighting for a gang, committing countless acts of murder, theft, vandalism, arson, assault, and the list goes on … As the series progressed, we watched our lowly gang member grow into the leader of the gang and ultimately the president of the United States. The gameplay gradually became less realistic and veered more into the crazy, wacky, heavily stylized gameplay that is now the series staple.
In the fourth installment of the series, your long-serving Saints gang member now has superpowers, and gets to battle an alien invasion. If that doesn’t sound like the premise of a comic book series, I don’t know what is.
Overall, superhero games offer players an exciting and immersive experience that allows them to step into the shoes of their favorite heroes. With new games and advancements in technology, the future of superhero games looks bright, and fans can expect even more thrilling and engaging gameplay in the years to come.
Anyways, that’s about all I have for now. I hope you enjoyed this post, and feel free to check back on any more posts.
Have fun, as always.