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Top Five Videogame Crossovers

Top Five Videogame Crossovers

Whether it’s a small cameo from a well-known character, or a full-blown mash up of two iconic series, there’s something appealing about the idea of seeing two separate fictional universes collide. We’ve cast our minds back over the years to bring you some of our favourite videogame crossovers…


5. Evolution Skateboarding


This game was rubbish, but that doesn’t change the fact that it had a brilliant crossover. It makes no sense whatsoever, but Evolution Skateboarding allows you to play as Metal Gear Solid’s Snake. Not only that, the game has a level based on Big Shell from Metal Gear Solid 2. The takeaway here is, if you put Snake in something, Play is right on board.


4. Asura’s Wrath


You’ve just made one of the most ridiculous, over the top games ever released in the form of Asura’s Wrath, a game in which you destroy a planet sized god by uppercutting his finger – what the hell do you do for DLC? Bring Street Fighter’s Ryu and Akuma into the fold, of course.


The fights between Asura, Ryu and Akuma are gloriously silly (Asura smashes Ryu through space and into another planet, to give you one example), their epic scale dovetailing perfectly with the game’s excessive style. Those spectacular fights earn Asura’s Wrath’s Street Fighter crossover DLC a more than respectable place in our top five.


3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker


Having already established our love of all things Metal Gear, Peace Walker naturally gets a place on our list, courtesy of its tie-in with Monster Hunter.


After meeting a Felyne in one of the game’s side missions, you unlock a series of hunting quests that allow you to go after creatures from the Monster Hunter series as Snake. The first of these pits you against a Rathalos, the second a Tigrex and the final mission pits you against Gear REX, a mutated dragon-like creature that was made specifically for the Metal Gear and Monster Hunter crossover missions.


2. Kingdom Hearts 2


This game is absolutely bursting with characters from a host of films, games and TV shows. There’s Donald Duck and Goofy, Scar from the Lion King, Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Fa Mulan from Mulan (obviously), all from the Disney stable.


Then there’s the Final Fantasy lot – Cloud, Tifa and Sephiroth from FF VII, Squall from FF VIII, Auron from FF X and Vivi from FF IX, to name a few. As well as being brilliant as fan service, by virtue of its huge roster of crossover characters, Kingdom Hearts 2 is also an excellent game, making this RPG more than deserving of a place on our list.


1. Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3


Who would win in a fight between Ryu and Thor? She-Hulk and Akuma? Spider-Man and Dante? Before Marvel Vs Capcom, these battles could only take place on the hypothetical battleground where Batman is locked in eternal struggle with Superman, Bruce Lee combats Jackie Chan and Arnie slugs it out with Stallone.


The Marvel Vs Capcom series gave us an outlet for those formerly hypothetical conflicts, pitting two iconic rosters of characters against each other. From Wolverine to Mike Haggar, Iron Man to Chun-Li, there are just so many brilliant characters to choose from.


The ostentatious Marvel Vs Capcom 3 also happens to be one of the most loved games within its genre. That fact, in combination with its excellent roster, earns it a place at the top of our list. We’ve chosen the Ultimate version of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 to fly the flag for the series due to its expanded roster (okay, its because it’s got Phoenix Wright in it).


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