Five Games to Play During Comic-Con

By Ryan Winslett in Lists!
Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:00 am
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Playing games: Just like being there!
Over the years, the San Diego Comic-Con has shifted it focus from being strictly about the funny books, allowing movies and video games to share the lime light for one long, nerdy weekend.

 

For those who can't be there in person, here are five comic book-inspired video games to help make the weekend cruise by a little bit faster.

 

Otherwise, you're just going to sit there thinking about all the cool stuff you're missing out on. All the super awesome, amazingly cool stuff you're missing out on.

 

Man, are you missing out.

 

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Everyone knows Wolverine is the best there it as what he does, but nobody expected that statement to also apply to being a God of War clone. While the title for best game based on a comic book hero belongs to another entry on this list, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a surprisingly competent action snikt-a-thon that's actually better than the movie it was based on.

 

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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Remember what I was just saying about the best comic book game ever? Yeah, this is it. Take control of The Bat, utilize all the cool gadgets, use your powers of deduction to solve riddles and beat the crap out of a few hundred henchmen with a deep combat system that rewards careful timing and steady nerves.

 

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3

We know there's an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 coming out later this year but, until then, let me introduce you to the best title in the series. Even if you ignore all the DLC for the time being, MvC3 offers a large roster and quite possibly the most balanced combat on the market. The new comic book art style is gorgeous and the gameplay is arcade perfect.

 

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X-Men: The Arcade Game

If you've got a few friends around and a couple bucks to blow on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Arcade, you could do a lot worse than to pick up X-Men: The Arcade Game. It may only take an hour to beat, but the real fun is reliving all those memories from the arcade when you and your chums would fight over who gets to be Colossus. There's also the added bonus of saving all those quarters and taking advantage of endless continues.

 

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

This list may feel a little Marvel heavy, but that's because, more often than not, their titles are done the right way. There are few better examples of this than Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Take control of just about any Marvel character you can think of and team up with a few friends in one of the most solid dungeon crawlers to date.

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