Superheroes are big money nowadays. Mostly on the big screen, but what about on your video game console? Here are a few forgotten superhero videogames that could use a sequel.
#1: The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
While it did get a spiritual sequel in the form of the 2008 Incredible Hulk game at tied into the movie Hulk Ultimate Destruction deserves a full-blown sequel that is not just a cheap cash-in movie adaption. The open world full of destruction definitely has to stay, but what about a storyline that adapts both the Planet Hulk and World War Hulks storylines? Maybe even a co-op mode that lets Hulk team-up with She-Hulk or even Red Hulk. Also bringing back some of the fun minigames like golf and making them multiplayer would be a cool idea
#2: Justice League Heroes
Much like the DC movies this game was overshadowed by a superior Marvel project in the form of Marvel Ultimate Alliance, but that does not mean DC should not be given a second chance. A game with up to four players instead of just two and a much larger roster taking inspiration from Justice League Unlimited and a story adapting one of DC’s Crisis events could turn into a hit for DC that they need.
#3: X-men: The Official Game
X-men the Official Game: This one is definitely a long shot as the X-men film series is pretty much dead at this point but who is to say that we can’t revisit the Fox X-men Universe in videogame form. Maybe even call it Return to the X-verse. The original game, which was set between X-men 2 and X-men: The Last Stand, let you play as three different characters: Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler. Each character had a different story that adopted a different play style. For instance, Nightcrawlers missions were more platforming-based with plenty of teleporting action while Wolverine’s missions were more hack and slash and Iceman’s were more flight-based. Why not continue that formula and release a new game focusing on different characters. Perhaps Cyclops missions that play as a first-person or third-person shooter using his eye beams or Mystique stealth missions using her shapeshifting abilities or maybe even some Professor X missions that take place in the astral plane. While it probably would not happen, it is fun to dream and it might be an opportunity to pay off the Mister Sinister tease at the end of X-men: Apocalypse
#4: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects:
While generally poorly received this 2005 fighting game still managed to be somewhat fun and introduced some new characters to the Marvel stable. There is potential to bring back the original characters introduced in the first game as well as expand the roster of Marvel Heroes and give this game another chance.
#5: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
While it has gotten quasi sequels in the form of both Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe has never got a proper sequel which is a shame. One of the criticisms of the original game was that it was toned down to appeal to the younger DC demographic, but if you have Mortal Kombat characters facing off against DC characters from the darker Injustice universe maybe the maturity can be up a little bit. Kronika could be the villain in a storyline that messes with both the DC and Mortal Kombat timelines
#6: TMNT Smashup
While the idea of a Smash Bros clone using Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles is not necessarily an original idea if the roster could be expanded, the number of players increased and the story mode revamped a TMNT Smash-up sequel could be a great way to either tie-into the new movie or celebrate 40 years of the franchise next year.
What do you think? What superhero video game do you think deserves a sequel? Let us know in the comments.