One of the coolest things about NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice 2 (read our review) is that the fighting game features a diverse cast of DC superheroes to choose from. It’s not just Superman and Batman that are playable, as smaller characters are also included to fill out the roster. This is great since it allows players the chance to interact with beloved characters that would never get the chance to star in their own superhero games.
Since the majority of games based upon comic books end up starring either Batman or Spider-Man, that got us thinking about what other comic characters would make for a good fit for a video game. Since we want to highlight unique characters, a few rules were put in place: A) Characters couldn’t have starred in a game before (this rules out some great characters like The Tick and Johnny Alpha from Strontium Dog) and B) Appearances in a game with a large roster is fine as long as the game didn’t revolve around them (think fighting games or Marvel: Ultimate Alliance).
With that out of the way, check out our list below of 10 comic book heroes that should get their own video game!
We hope you enjoyed our look at comic book heroes that should get their own video game. While we only highlighted 10 great heroes, there are dozens of others that could be cast in a compelling video game. So, don’t take it as a knock against your favorite character if didn’t end up making the list. Gaming has proven itself as an amazing meidum for character driven stories, so this is only touching on a few of the amazing possibilities that may one day be a reality.
Let us know in the comments below which comic book characters you would like to see star in their own game, and what your favorite superhero games are!