This is a matter of preference, but for us, superhero games are way better than superhero films. You get to embody the iconic characters, beat up the mean city street thugs, and foil the plans of evil supervillains in the process. It’s a rollercoaster ride and nothing comes close to replicating that feeling.
With the success of the Batman: Arkham and Insomniac’s Spider-Man franchises, more studios are following in their footsteps and have announced their own superhero adaptations. Here’s our ranking of the best upcoming superhero games you need to wishlist.
Best Upcoming Superhero Games
Nearly a dozen different superhero games are in development at studios around the globe. Today, we’ll be counting down what we think are the 5 best upcoming superhero games. It goes without saying that if we happen to miss any of the games you’re anxiously waiting for, feel free to drop their names in the comments at the end.
5. Wonder Woman
Release Date: TBC
Monolith Productions went dark after the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of War in 2017. Since then, we’ve only seen a single teaser of their next project, Wonder Woman.
Details are non-existent at the moment, but we know for a fact it’s going to be an open-world action-adventure game bringing to life Wonder Woman, her rogue’s gallery, and her invisible jet if you could believe it – can’t wait to see the textures on that thing.
Plus, given how groundbreaking their Nemesis system was, many are excited to see how it evolves in Wonder Woman.
Supervillains to be exact, but you get the gist of it. Not including Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (KTJL) in this list of the best upcoming superhero games would be criminal since it’s going to have the Arkhamverse’s entire Justice League in it.
It’s been a rocky ride for KTJL, albeit recent showcases of the gunslinger gameplay, Metropolis, and a week in beta testing have led to some positive reviews. There’s no knowing how good it’ll actually be, but the previews are looking fun if nothing else – fingers crossed.
Suicide Squad: KTJL will also feature the late Kevin Conroy’s last appearance as Batman, another reason for long-time fans to look forward to.
3. Iron Man
Release Date: TBC
If you remember the Dead Space Remake from early 2023, you might be surprised to find out that the same studio is now working on an Iron Man game.
This will be Motive Studio’s first original single-player IP, so we aren’t sure what to expect. Iron Man isn’t exactly a small character either. It’s hard to imagine Motive will be able to pull off something as amazing as the likes of the Spider-Man games, but we’re hoping for the best. Regardless of how it turns out, we’re certainly excited, and Marvel’s Iron Man surely makes our list of the best upcoming superhero games.
The teaser has had fans of Logan in a chokehold since 2021 and the recent launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has just added to the anticipation tenfold.
The script, gameplay, and even a playable development build may have leaked, but Wolverine still remains one of the best upcoming superhero games.
It feels wrong quoting material from the leaks, though, to Insomniac’s credit, Wolverine is shaping up marvelously. The unfortunate leaks have dealt a terrible blow to the studio, however, with the quality Insomniac is known to deliver, another couple of years for Marvel’s Wolverine will be worth the wait.
Release Date: TBC
Arkane fumbled big time with Redfall but technically that was the Austin branch and Blade’s being developed by Lyon, the Paris branch of Arkane that made Deathloop.
Excluding Redfall, Arkane’s track record is beyond comparison and Dishonored 2 is proof of that. However, Xbox acquiring the studio and the epic disaster of Redfall – which some people blame the acquisition for – have left the relationship of Arkane with the fans in shambles. On the other hand, Blade does show promise and it may be the redemption both the fans and Arkane itself is searching for.