From Spider-Man to Marvel Midnight Suns: five must-try games recommended by your Heart Observer.
Our national Bobone’s favorite part of the podcast is the Marvel Observer: everything that happens within the Marvel Cinematic Universe brilliantly narrated and fictionalized by the two Mattei’s. Today’s proposal instead embraces the world of video games. In fact, if Bobo were actively writing in Freaking News, his first piece would be just that (instead, you have to settle for him overseeing the article in addition to carefully selecting the games on the list).
In fact, we want to suggest five must-have video games taken directly from the universe of our favorite superheroes-from Spider-Man 2018 to the surprise 2022 Marvel Midnight Suns. There is no shortage of supply, especially in recent times, as we take baby steps toward the release of Insomniac Games’ Spiderman 2, among the surely most anticipated titles for this 2023 ( Freaking News’ most wanted here).
There is no better way to start than with one of the most important Playstation 4 exclusives: Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man. Flying around the skyscrapers of a divinely reproduced New York City is perhaps one of the best experiences you can have on the Sony console. Shooting cobwebs everywhere and meanwhile flying over cars crossing the Big Apple with their maddened horns gives an immersion comparable only (and perhaps even superior) to the films devoted to our neighborhood climber.
A pure Marvel-style story that welcomes most of Spider-Man’s enemies into one big video game. The combat system, while basic (free flow is an extremely accessible combat system), is sewn perfectly to the superhero conceived by Stan Lee. Watch out for the tear-jerking ending. The only discordant note: the bloody stealth stages as Mary Jane that have no claim to citizenship.
Spider-Man Miles Morales
The cousin of Spider-Man 2018, also from Insomniac Games available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Miles Morales is the stand-alone DLC that hooks directly into the predecessor. New York City this time is snow-covered, in a Christmas version that we admire every year as we fake-watch the TG1 correspondent on duty. A title that would have been perfect to play a few weeks ago while waiting for the nightly arrival of Santa Claus.
The coolest combo in the world? Shoot yourself first on Netflix that wonderful animated movie called Spider-Man – A New Universe (by the way, did you know they recently announced the sequel?) and then start the Miles Morales game and thus have a super mixture of cinema and video game.
Marvel Midnight Suns
Here is the underdog of the new console generation, but it will come, with a little patience, to Playstation 4 and Xbox One as well. Released in December 2022, critically acclaimed ( more than 80 average on Metacritic), Marvel Midnight Suns is a turn-based strategy that fields a number of MCU heroes practically comparable to the number of movies Matthew Regoli sees in a year.
Create your own character, called The Hunter, and take part in a long journey with the Avengers and X-Men as you take on super ignorant villains such as Venom, the Hulk in a corrupted version of him (much less docile than the Hulk of the last movies) in more than forty hours of gameplay.
Guardians of the Galaxy
A foregone choice here, too, but it is still one of the best Marvel games recently released. Guardians of the Galaxy is a little bit of everything, third-person shooters, fisticuffs that leave a mark and to top it off, a sprinkling of platforming that never hurts. Beware though, the only usable character is Star-Lord so if you dreamed of playing with Rocket well, at best you can veer to Biomutant. However, special attacks exploit all the synergy of the crazy quintet of superheroes.
The writing is lighthearted, fun, in keeping with what James Gunn’s films have accustomed us to. A screenplay that triumphed at The Game Awards 2021 (here instead all the winners at The Game Awards 2022) for Best Narrative in a video game.
X-Men the Origins – Wolverine
The vintage title of this list. While we wait to see a little more about Insomniac Games’ Wolverine, X-Men the Origins – Wolverine is the tasty old-generation appetizer if you want to take a little leap into the past.
Activison’s bare-bones action game launched in 2009 to coincide with the movie of the same name, from which it draws, in part, for the story. In the US version, Wolverine was voiced by the legendary Hugh Jackman. A God of War like ignorant and ruthless that successfully managed to get the player into the shoes of the mythical superhero with adamantium claws.
Honorable mention for the little drug that unfortunately we have not yet had a chance to try, Marvel Snap, a free-to-play card game available for IOS, Android and Microsoft Windows that won at the last The Game Awards the award for best mobile game.