5. X-Men Legends/Marvel Ultimate Alliance – From 2004 to 2009, I’ve found myself anticipating each new title in these series. What could be better for a comic book nerd than forming your own team of mutants and metahumans? My personal team for MUA usually includes Mr. Fantastic, Storm, Deadpool, & the Thing. A very strange incarnation of the Fantastic Four indeed.
4. Spider-Man 2 – After it’s prequel where Spider-Man was allergic to the pavement of NYC, this game set down the standard for how to make a Spider-Man video game. Open-world, excellent web-swinging physics, and wall crawling abilities. My expectations for the third movie game was high, but it has been so beaten down by game critics I have avoided newer Spidey titles since.
3. Ultimate Spider-Man – Basically, an improved and more stylized version of Spider-Man 2. Based in the Ultimate Marvel universe, it tells the story of Peter Parker the way it ought to be told. As a nerdy high schooler juggling the life of a teenager and a superhero, whilst dealing with an alien symbiont because being a teenager isn’t obiously hard enough.
2. Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage – A personal favorite that I played over and over and still have a copy that I pop in every now and again. Just like when I was four, I still can’t beat those two ponytailed chicks.
1. Marvel v.s. Capcom Series – Fighting games are my personal favorite genre of games so this was a no-brainer. The major popularity of this series alone sets it above all other Marvel games. Which is about to release the Ultimate version of Fate of Two Worlds.