Best Marvel Games To Play In 2022 (2022)

From bankruptcy in the mid-1990s to global brand powerhouse, Marvel's journey to the top of the intellectual property food chain has been a saga for the ages. Thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's dominance of pop culture, the house of ideas' greatest heroes are once again household names, as well as the perfect material for video game adaptations. Marvel's return to video game superstardom hasn't been entirely smooth, but these have been road bumps on an otherwise exciting journey into mystery.

With the recent release of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and several games such as Wolverine, and Midnight Suns on the horizon, here's a look at the best Marvel games that you can play right now, listed in no particular order.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

The newest game on this list, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was one of 2021's surprise hits. While anything with Marvel attached to the name doesn't necessarily sneak up on you, Guardians of the Galaxy looked fairly lackluster and generic in trailers leading up to its release. But Guardians wound up making excellent use of its license, and it arguably featured better writing and a more interesting story than either of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy films. It captured the tone and style of the classic comic book series in a way we rarely see in these sorts of adaptations.

While the narrative is great, Guardians of the Galaxy suffers from repetitive action gameplay that feels pretty dated. And the fact that you can only play as Star-Lord is a bit of a bummer considering the different combat styles of each member of the team. But the forgettable gameplay doesn't hurt the experience too much, all things considered. Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't overstay its welcome, delivering a linear, well-paced campaign that can be finished in roughly 15 hours.

Guardians of the Galaxy tells one of the best stories in a Marvel game thus far, and that alone makes it easy to recommend.

Read our Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy review.

Marvel's Iron Man VR

This might come as a shock, but if you don't have a few billion dollars in your bank account, a genius mind, and a company that regularly produces technology on the bleeding edge of science, then it's highly likely that you'll never be Iron Man. The good news is that there is a cheaper, safer, and more digital alternative in the form of Iron Man VR on PlayStation VR. Giving you full access to the playboy philanthropist billionaire's signature power-suit, Iron Man VR is a brilliant slice of high-flying and repulsor-blasting action from a first-person viewpoint.

Flying is a thrill, battles are dominated by the telltale start-up sound of repulsor tech, and Tony Stark's trademark snark makes you feel like a genuine superhero fighting impossible odds in this PSVR showcase.

Read our Iron Man VR review.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

You always know exactly what you're getting with a Lego game, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 wasn't ready to completely rock boat when it came to reuniting the comic book band for another dip into blockbuster action, but there was at least one interesting gameplay mechanic on offer. Traveller's Tales once again provided a solid exploration of the Marvel Universe that was filled with all manner of slapstick gags, destructible environments, and a cast that was obscene in size.

The big draw here was the ability to manipulate time and a four-player competitive battle mode, as well as plenty of fan service that pulled from multiple comic book eras and dimensions. Pure uncomplicated comfort food starring the ever-popular Danish brand, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is still a satisfying dive into familiar and fun territory. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is available on all modern consoles and PC.

Read our Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 review.

Marvel's Spider-Man

For a large chunk of the 2010s, Spider-Man had been absent from consoles. After the tie-in game to the Amazing Spider-Man 2 film felt more like Peter Parkham City than an actual celebration of web-slinging that had been a big draw in previous Spidey games, a drastic change was needed to bring the wall-crawler back to the video game leagues. Enter Sunset Overdrive and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games, a studio that simply understood who Spider-Man is at his core and used that understanding of the character to create what is arguably the definitive take on the character.

Swinging across Manhattan felt better than ever, there was a rogues gallery that pushed you to your limit, and the entire experience was wrapped up in a story that was exciting, serious, and heartbreaking in equal measure. That alone would have made for game of the year material when Spider-Man came out in 2018, but Insomniac went a step further by fleshing out New York City with dozens of extra web-slinging activities, dozens of collectible costumes, and post-launch DLC that had hard-hitting repercussions for everyone's favorite webhead. Marvel's Spider-Man is available on PS4, and a PS5 remaster launched alongside the console last year (Heads up: Peter Parker's character model is completely different in the remaster).

Read our Marvel's Spider-Man review.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Insomniac set a high bar for itself with its first Spider-Man game, and tasked with following up on that success with a PS5 launch game in late 2020, the studio had its work cut out for it. Miles Morales didn't take many risks in terms of gameplay, but the change in heroes did shake things up, as Miles' approach to New York crime-fighting was an electrically charged celebration of power and growth.

Armed with an arsenal of shocking abilities, juggling his own personal problems, and surviving the most perilous of odds helped make the debut of Miles in the leading role a memorable one. It also made for one of the best PS5 launch games. While Miles Morales is a shorter experience than the original Marvel's Spider-Man (think Uncharted: Lost Legacy compared to Uncharted 4), it is a thrilling adventure from start to finish.

Read our Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Easily the most ambitious crossover of the video game era, Raven Software's resurrection of the Ultimate Alliance of superheroes more than lived up to its promise of an over-the-top action experience. Taking the signature perspective of previous games and amplifying the hunt for loot to keep players engaged, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order had plenty of memorable moments, team-ups, and cataclysmic showdowns in a game that left almost no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and it's particularly great as a couch co-op experience. It's easy to jump into, and the wide variety of heroes to choose from--each with their own distinct moves--makes it a highly replayable adventure.

Read our Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order review.

Marvel's Avengers

There's no denying that Marvel's Avengers had a rocky road after launch, but 2021 has proven to be a turning point for the ambitious game starring Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Constant patching has fine-tuned the gameplay, developer Crystal Dynamics has regularly rolled out time-limited events, and this year saw the latest expansion, War for Wakanda, add a substantial slice of new content to the game that included the Black Panther himself, all for free.

With a larger roster, confirmation that Spider-Man will be swinging into the PS4 and PS5 version of the game this year, and its recent debut on Xbox Game Pass, there's never been a better time to assemble some Avengers and help save the day. Marvel's Avengers is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Read our Marvel's Avengers review.

Marvel Puzzle Quest

The only thing more powerful than the Marvel Universe is arguably the legacy of Puzzle Quest, a beloved series of match-three games that is both easy to pick up and challenging to master. Combining both properties though? That was a genius pulled off at the height of Marvel mania, as each game would see a trio of heroes square off against iconic villains while working their way through infinite gem stacks. What made this particular incarnation stand out was how it felt like a superhero game with combo attacks, color-based power-ups, and a tactical focus built around a roster of hundreds of characters.

Constantly challenging with its addictive strategic gameplay, Marvel Puzzle Quest is a titanic team-up for the ages. Marvel Puzzle Quest is available on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

A decade after it was first released, and it's still hard to see exactly what was going on in any Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 match from the perspective of an outsider…but there's no denying that the visual chaos was a slobber-knocker for the ages. Tossing Marvel's greatest heroes and villains at the seasoned brawlers of the Capcom universe, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a game of high-risk and high-reward combos that will sear themselves into your retinas with every flashy attack.

Every character felt distinct, the shift to more modern rendering techniques still retained the superb animation of previous games, and the number of substantial gameplay tweaks made this the definitive Marvel fighting game of the 2010s.

Read our Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 review.

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Best Marvel Games To Play In 2022? ›

10 Best Marvel Games Of 2022
  • X-Men (Arcade, 1992)
  • Spider-Man (Dreamcast/N64/PS1, 2000)
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (PS3/Xbox 360/Wii, 2010)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS3/PS4/Wii U/Xbox 360/Xbox One, 2013)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance (PS2/PS3/Xbox/Xbox 360, 2006)
  • Spider-Man (PS4/PS5, 2018)
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Is there any Marvel games? ›

Marvel's Midnight Suns received a new gameplay trailer, In the upcoming game from Firaxis, players can play Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and far more in a strategic action game to defeat a series of demons invading the surface world. It launches December 2, 2022 for Windows PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Is there a new Marvel game coming out? ›

A new Marvel game starring Captain America and Black Panther, Marvel's Midnight Suns, and more. D23 2022 is home to the first-ever Disney & Marvel Games Showcase, and the show gave us a glimpse into the future of Disney and Marvel games from studios around the world.

What Marvel games are coming out in 2021? ›

Marvel's Midnight Suns, Marvel's Wolverine, and Marvel's Spider-Man 2 are all games that have been formally announced and will be released in the coming years. Outside of this, Skydance New Media and its creative director Amy Hennig revealed in late 2021 to be developing a title tied to Marvel as well.

How long is Disney and Marvel game showcase? ›

And if you want to watch the 23-minute showcase in full, you can catch it on Marvel's YouTube channel.

Will there be an Avengers 3? ›

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be out in cinemas on May 2, 2025 with Avengers: Secret Wars (aka Avengers 6)coming on November 7, 2025 - and thus will be the end of not only Phase six, but the second saga, aka the multiverse saga.

Who is the villain in Midnight Sun? ›

Lilith, Mother of Demons, is the main antagonist in the supernatural world of Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Can you still play Marvel Avengers Alliance? ›

On September 1, 2016, Playdom announced that Marvel: Avengers Alliance in all platforms would be discontinued on September 30, 2016.

Is 2K making a Marvel game? ›

New York, NY – August 25, 2021 – 2K and Marvel Entertainment announced today Marvel's Midnight Suns, a new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth's last line of defense against ...

What is the new Marvel game called? ›

It was also released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on 18 March 2021, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players able to upgrade for free.
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Marvel's Avengers (video game)
Marvel's Avengers
ReleasePS4, Stadia, Windows, XBO 4 September 2020 PS5, XSXS 18 March 2021
Genre(s)Action-adventure, beat 'em up
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
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Is Marvel's Avengers good 2022? ›

Overall, Marvel's Avengers isn't a game we'd easily recommend in 2022, even if we have racked up dozens of hours of play since it originally launched. With friends, it's an enjoyable co-op action RPG though one that doesn't have the same level of customisation or reward as the genre's frontrunners.

Are there any good Marvel games on PC? ›

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Is Marvel's Avengers good 2022? ›

Overall, Marvel's Avengers isn't a game we'd easily recommend in 2022, even if we have racked up dozens of hours of play since it originally launched. With friends, it's an enjoyable co-op action RPG though one that doesn't have the same level of customisation or reward as the genre's frontrunners.

Are there any Marvel PC games? ›

Marvel's Avengers is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Is there any daredevil games? ›

Daredevil is a video game released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. It is based on the Marvel Comics character Daredevil and is a tie-in to the live-action 2003 film of the same name.

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