Fanatical Gift Guide - Best superhero PC games to buy this Christmas
Time to treat friends and loved ones who have been 'good' this Holiday season
Whether it's Marvel, DC or one of the more niche publishers or brands, superheroes aspire people of all ages with creative stories, unique powers and abilities, and just good old fashion good vs bad showdowns.
From the crisp clear pages of your favorite comics, many popular superhero characters have made the step to your TV or computer screen, with developers being tasked with bringing these heroes and villains to life in virtual form - and, as we've seen in recent years, they've done a pretty good job!
If you know someone who loves all things superheroes (or supervillains of course), then why not gift them one of these fantastic PC games from our top picks available on the Fanatical Store.
The original Injustice saw us experience a dark take on beloved DC characters, and with Injustice 2 the original game isn’t only bettered, it’s mastered. The game sees you not only experience the tight combat that NetherRealm Studios are renowned for, but it also includes a wonderful story mode for each character filled with cutscenes of a quality that’s unsurpassed.
Picking up where Injustice left off, Batman struggles against Superman's regime, as a new threat appears that will put Earth's very existence at risk.
Injustice 2’s special attacks are also worth a mention here, if you’ve ever wanted to see The Flash take a foe back in time to smack them against the Sphinx - and who hasn’t - then Injustice 2 is the one for you. Taking the fight to another level with the Injustice 2 - Legendary Edition will get you the base game and all downloadable content including 10 additional characters and five Premiere Skins!
GameWatcher even said “Injustice 2 is by far the best fighting game this year, and may very well be the best fighting game on PC."
Oh, and IGN hailed Injustice 2 winner of 'best fighting game' 2017 too!
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
Marvel’s well-known superheroes and super villains from various eras and realities go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Players will jump straight into the building block-filled action with hilarious outcomes and plenty of exploration.
Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Carnage, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis!
Batman: Arkham Knight - Premium Edition
The best way to experience the final chapter in Rocksteady's iconic Caped Crusader trilogy. Batman: Arkham Knight - Premium Edition is the explosive finale in which the Bruce Wayne's alter ego faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.
The fate of the city hangs in the balance as he is joined by the Arkham Knight, a completely new and original character in the Batman universe, as well as a huge roster of other infamous villains including Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Two-Face and the Riddler.
Amidst the chaos of facing old nemeses, Batman must also face a new threat - the 'Arkham Knight' - a mysterious characters connected to Batman's past.
You'll become the world’s greatest detective like never before with the introduction of the legendary Batmobile vehicle - drivable for the first time in the series - and enhancements to signature features such as FreeFlow Combat, stealth, forensics and navigation.
Fully immerse yourself in the chaos that is erupting in the streets of Gotham. Encounters with high-profile criminal masterminds are guaranteed while also offering gamers the opportunity to focus on and takedown individual villains or pursue the core narrative path.
The new ‘gadgets while gliding’ ability allows Batman to deploy gadgets such as batarangs, the grapnel gun or the line launcher mid-glide while Batman’s utility belt is once again upgraded to include all new gadgets that expand his range of forensic investigation, stealth incursion and combat skills.
Better still, the Premium Edition includes the base game and ALL season pass content!
MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2
Bigger. Badder. Quirkier!
In the over-the-top follow-up to the smash hit 3D arena fighter MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE, MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2 sees you go head-to-head in epic battles across huge arenas, with a strong roster from the MY HERO ACADEMIA franchise. Already at 'Very Positive' reviews on Steam, MHOJ2 provides a solid fighting experience for fighting games aficionado as well as newcomers.
In the Online mode, the most competitive players can put their skills to the test and compete in order to reach the top of the leaderboard!
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Superhero life not thrilling enough? Why not embark on an all-new DC/LEGO adventure by becoming the best villain the universe has seen!. In LEGO DC Super-Villains, Players will create and play as an all-new super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story.
It's up to you and a crazy group of misfits to uncover the intentions of Earth's new, strange, wannabe superheroes. Joined by renowned DC Super-Villains: The Joker, Harley Quinn, and countless others from the Injustice League, you'll set out on an epic adventure.
ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3
What do you get when you pit some of the World's best Superheroes against some of gaming's best fighters? A fighting game that is so epic that it had to be re-released for the current generation.
Bring justice from the U.S.A. with Captain America or be the ultimate boss with Akuma. Battle in 3v3 tag battles, but with so many amazing fighters in the roster it'll be hard to pick just 3 characters for your team. Ultimate MARVEL Vs. CAPCOM 3 combines the frantic style that you know and love of arcade-style fighting games with easy to pick up but hard to master controls and stunning visuals.
Batman: Arkham VR
If you're into VR gaming and have the kit available, now's the perfect time to become The Caped Crusader himself in Batman: Arkham VR. Experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World's Greatest Detective in an all new Arkham mystery where you'll need to think like Batman in order to prevail.
Utilize his legendary gadgets in Virtual Reality to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of Batman's closest allies. You'll meet fellow DC heroes and villains including Robin, Nightwing, Penguin, Killer Croc, Joker and the Riddler.
Explore iconic locations such as the Batcave, Gotham City and Arkham Asylum as Batman takes on his latest challenging feud against the criminal world outside his door.
Open-world adventures and story-driven gameplay make Disney Infinity an incredibly addictive game to play no matter how old you are. The games have two key modes, Play Set and Toy Box.
Play Set sees players use characters from popular Disney movies in their own self-contained worlds, however, characters can't join other worlds in this mode. But, with Toy Box, gamers can fully customize and explore worlds with whatever character they desire.
Disney Infinity 2.0: Gold Edition unlocks the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play Sets - including popular characters such as Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Groot and Rocket Raccoon.
If you go for Disney Infinity 3.0: Gold Edition, you'll get ALL characters and Play Sets from Disney Infinity 1.0: Gold Edition and Disney Infinity 2.0: Gold Edition, which includes Hulkbuster and Ultron!
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