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Play’s Favourite X-Men Games

Play’s Favourite X-Men Games


With a couple of exciting X-Men games on the horizon we’ve been talking a lot about classic games we’ve loved that involved Charles Xavier’s merry band of world savers. There have been loads over the years, but the best may yet be to come. Konami is re-releasing its X-Men arcade game on PSN sometime soon (we’re waiting on an exact date) and Activision has a very exciting X-Men RPG project with Silicon Knights called X-Men: Destiny.

Anyway, in the mean time here’s our top picks.


Ryan – Marvel Ultimate Alliance

It only got 64% in Play, but Ryan is rather partial to this isometric Marvel action RPG. One of its best features is the team building where you can bring together members of Marvel’s best and brightest squads for your mission. You could have had the Avengers or the Fantastic Four, but we all went with the X-Men match-up of Storm, Wolverine, Iceman and Colossus.


Chris – X-Men: Children Of The Atom

“I really liked that one game where they’re in a beat-’em-up fighting each other,” Chris told us. Having put the pieces together we think he was talking about Children Of The Atom, Capcom’s X-Men fighter made before the crossover with the Street Fighter characters. It made it’s way to PSone way back in 1998, but had been in arcades since 1994. Something of a retro classic.


Ian – X-Men: Legends

Before Marvel Vs Capcom was Children Of The Atom and before Marvel Ultimate Alliance was X-Men: Legends. This action RPG is very similar to the PS3 game, but only had the X-Team involved. Fan favourites like Nightcrawler, Psylocke and Beast. It’s a far superior game in our overall opinion to the later Marvel titles. But then, we’re X-Men fanboys… clearly.


Jon – Marvel Vs Capcom 2

While a whole bunch of other Marvel and Capcom characters felt the need to interfere, Jon is a sucker for any game that lets you play as Magneto. Plus, it’s one of the most fun and easy to play fighters Capcom has ever produced. Mix the two things together and you definitely have one of the best games to feature the X-Men so far. Fingers crossed MvC 3 matches up.

Honorable Mentions:


No talk of great X-Men related games would be complete without at least acknowledging X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Raven Software’s movie tie-in was a surprising joy to play with some great gameplay and a pretty decent representation of everyone’s favourite cigar chomping, claw popping and Sentinel slicing anti-hero.




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