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5 Best X-Men Video Games Of All Time (& The 5 Worst), According To MetaCritic Marvel"s X-Men have sầu been the stars of plenty of video games throughout history. Some were great và a few missed the mark in a big way.

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On the surface, it seems lượt thích the X-Men are the perfect group of superheroes to bring to lớn a video game. The Marvel comic book characters have sầu abilities that would be a blast lớn pull off with the controller in your hand và their personalities drive some truly intriguing storylines.

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There have been occasions where X-Men đoạn phim games turned out khổng lồ be pretty great. Those elements all come together nicely in those cases. On the other hand, there have sầu been some that really missed the mark và disappointed fans. The ratings at MetaCritic lay out how fans felt about these games, even if not all of them are available on the trang web.


A screenshot from Konami's X-Men arcade game
As evidenced by a solid score of 64, even some of the lesser games based on the X-Men were still pretty strong. That"s the case with X-Men: The Arcade Game. Initially, this was released in 1992 as a popular arcade game. That doesn"t have a score but the remastered version does.

Released in 2010 on the PS3 và Xbox 360 (then for Android & iOS a year later), this is an updated take on the side-scrolling beat "em up. It allows players to control Wolverine, Nightcrawler, và others against notable villains. A lot of players saw it as a fun bit of nostalgia but not much more.

9 Best: X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (72)



Fighting games were all the rage for quite a while during the "90s & inkhổng lồ the early "00s. It made sense that X-Men would get in on the action, especially given their inclusion in the beloved and iconic Marvel vs. Capcom series. Their own fighting game series was Mutant Academy.

The sequel to the original arrived on the PlayStation in 2001 và was met with a warm reception. The game itself follows a lot of what was expected from the genre at the time, though it lacked some modes for replayability. It does get a boost for having Spider-Man as a playable character.


Rogue stands alone in X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse
As fun as the Game Boy was as a portable system, it was difficult to overcome some of the limitations of the platkhung. There weren"t many button possibilities and things lượt thích graphics weren"t often a focal point. That"s part of what made X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse struggle.

Again, this is a rating of an above-average game so it"s not bad. It"s just that this 2001 Game Boy Advance release couldn"t live sầu up to lớn the best from the franchise. Another side-scroller, this game lets you control Rogue, Cyclops, Wolverine, or Storm khổng lồ get revenge for the destruction of the X-Mansion.

7 Best: X-Men: Mutant Academy (75)


Gambit & Cyclops prepare lớn fight in Mutant Academy
Putting out a đoạn Clip game sequel in about a year is a tall task. The fact that it was done for X-Men: Mutant Academy should be all that you need to lớn know about the popularity & success of the first installment. The 2000 game was their first official foray inkhổng lồ the fighting genre.

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Similar to the sequel, this follows the tropes of the genre, not really doing anything new with the concept. Still, the novelty of fighting as mutants was fun và it released around the time of the film, which was a hit. The Game Boy version also boasted Phoenix as a hidden character.


Developers seemed khổng lồ have gone lớn the well one too many times. After finding success both commercially & critically with the Mutant Academy series, a third X-Men fighting game was put out. That was 2002"s X-Men: Next Dimension on PlayStation 2, Xbox, & GameCube.

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Conceptually, it did a lot right with more modes, characters, & 3D maps, as well as narration from Patrick Stewart. There were issues with the unbalanced fighting & the fact that many character models looked pretty bad.

5 Best: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (77)


Even with a unique concept like X-Men involved, making a good đoạn phim game based on a movie can prove sầu to be a challenge. A lot of the time, these games are rushed to production khổng lồ come out with the film và they miss the mark due lớn it. This is a rare case of things being different.

2009"s X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie was panned (with a MetaCritic score of 40) but the game adaptation scored quite high. It let you play as Wolverine in an action story. While the PC version was met with high praise, some other systems had disappointing ports.


On the flip side of the prior entry, X-Men: The Official Game is a case where something came out lớn tie-in with a movie release và was kind of a mess because of it. This arrived in 2006 to coincide with the release of X-Men: The Last Stand, which ended the original film trilogy.

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Story-wise, it"s appreciated that this bridges the gap between X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. It explains Nightcrawler"s absence from the third film, lets you play as hlặng, Iceman, and Logan, & even introduced HYDRA. Alas, the AI was dumb & the gameplay was too repetitive sầu.

3 Best: X-Men Legends (82)


Side-scrollers and fighting games were good ideas with the X-Men but it wasn"t the ikhuyễn mãi giảm giá one. The best place lớn utilize these characters is in an action role-playing setting, which is just what X-Men Legends did in 2004 when it hit PlayStation 2, GameCube, và Xbox.

Players could switch between multiple characters during the story, allowing for variety. It"s a similar concept lớn what worked so well for the Marvel: Ulitmate Alliance series. The game was praised for the combat system, customization options, role-playing elements, & more.


Considering how far along giải pháp công nghệ has come, you would expect a game released in 2011 to lớn be better than some from the past. Of course, that can"t always be the case and X-Men: Destiny is a prime example of that. There was reason for excitement, though.

The game was penned by Mike Carey, who actually wrote the X-Men: Legacy comic. While the story was fine, it was criticized for being too short. The real issues came from the game feeling unfinished and unpolished, as well as lackluster graphics.

1 Best: X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (84)


The first X-Men Legends game put the focus on Magneto as the main villain. Upping the ante, Apocalypse was brought in for the sequel a year later in 2005. That in itself allowed this iteration khổng lồ be grander in scale than the predecessor, which was welcomed by players.

It takes everything from the previous game and improves it. The cast of characters is larger, there were more customization options, & online gameplay was even added. It was also a hit in terms of sales, making PlayStation 2"s "Greademo Hits" collection.

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Born in Thủ đô New York City, Kevin eventually went on to lớn attain his Bachelor"s Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University as Valedictorian. He has written in the past for various websites covering movies, TV, pop culture, sports, & wrestling. You can always find hyên ổn on his Twitter,