Which Marvel solo act would make for a cool video game?

Spider-Man seems to be the only Marvel character that gets any serious video game love, so I thought I'd take a look at some other prospects. Because a game developer would want to back a "popular" character, I've made the following list of characters that have current solo titles, in order of sales:

1. Captain America

Cap recently had a game, but it was somewhat tied into the film, so its potential was limited (in my opinion). I'm sure if they based it in current continuity it could be much better.

2. Hulk

Hulk has had a few games before, but none have ever been particularly amazing, focusing simply on smashing as much as possible. I'm not sure if his character really suits the game medium.

3. Wolverine

Again, Wolverine has had a fairly recent game, again tied to a film, which as I mentioned with Cap, limits potential scope. His lack of "moves" lead to rather repetitive gameplay.

4. Daredevil

I believe Daredevil would make for an interesting game character. I picture Assassin's Creed's city free-running combined with Arkham City's fight mechanics. Then there would be the inclusion of his radar-sense, as well as enhanced other senses. I think it could really work.

5. Thor

Another character who has had a recent film tie-in. I never played it, but it received terrible reviews.

6. Iron Man

Aaaaaaaaand, another who had a terrible film tie-in. The fact that flight is one of his main abilities makes him a difficult character to work with.

7. Winter Soldier

I know many people who believe Bucky would be great in a game. If teamed up with Black Widow as he currently is, I agree that it holds a lot potential. Something spy-like, with stealth and action would be great.

8. Scarlet Spider

I intentionally left Spider-Man off this list, and even though Kaine has a few different powers, I imagine his game would end up just like all the other Spider-Man ones.

9. Venom

A Venom game would be pretty interesting I think. Combining the shooting with the symbiote would probably end up something like The Darkness game, which wouldn't be a bad thing.

10. Deadpool

Deadpool could provide for a great game. It would probably end up playing like Arkham City with guns, but the dialogue and story would give it a completely different tone. He certainly was fun to play in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.

11. Red Hulk

See "Hulk" above...

12. Punisher

There was a pretty cool Punisher game back on the PS2 and Xbox, but I think a modern remake is overdue. Something along the lines of Max Payne 3 with cameos from Spider-Man, Daredevil, or Moon Knight. I'd play that game :)

46 Comments
46 Comments
Edited by BlueLantern1995

Last I checked he was in Man without Fear so...The one I want is: BLACK PANTHER

I would love a game based on you Black Panther
Gameplay would be like Batman except he's in Africa and has a sword.
Posted by Danial79

@BlueLantern1995: He doesn't currently have his own series. Do you think he'd be popular enough to get his own game?

Posted by KainScion

@Danial79: incredible hulk: ultimate destruction was the BOMB! then everybody copyed it and that how we have sandbox type games.

Posted by venomoushatred1001
Posted by zexion_armando

Doctor Strange more certainly.

Posted by Nova`Prime`

I think a arkham city style daredevil would be a cool game, I also think a punisher game more like say GTA or RDR.

Posted by WildStyle

First character that came to mind was Daredevil.

The Punisher as well. Whenever I play Max Payne 3, I keep getting the Punisher vibe because Payne and Castle act pretty similar.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

@BlueLantern1995 said:

Last I checked he was in Man without Fear so...The one I want is: BLACK PANTHER
I would love a game based on you Black Panther
Gameplay would be like Batman except he's in Africa and has a sword.

i agree me too.

Posted by Enosisik

Galactus would be fun 

Posted by BlueLantern1995
@Danial79 said:

@BlueLantern1995: He doesn't currently have his own series. Do you think he'd be popular enough to get his own game?

I don't think it would happen but I think he is popular enough. Lets hope(even if it is a full's hope).
Posted by Imagine_Man15

Daredevil would make a spectacular game if done right. I think it would easily have potential to turn out better than the Arkham games.

Posted by BlueLantern1995
@Imagine_Man15 said:

Daredevil would make a spectacular game if done right. I think it would easily have potential to turn out better than the Arkham games.

This and Black Panther has same potential.
Posted by Danial79

@BlueLantern1995: His last series was cancelled, which is why I didn't include him on the list. If I was to include recently-cancelled titles, I'd also have Moon Knight and X-23 on here... because I personally would LOVE a Moon Knight game :)

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@Danial79 said: A deadpool game would probably end up being a first person shooter.

10. Deadpool

Deadpool could provide for a great game. It would probably end up playing like Arkham City with guns, but the dialogue and story would give it a completely different tone. He certainly was fun to play in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.

Posted by BlueLantern1995
@Danial79 said:

@BlueLantern1995: His last series was cancelled, which is why I didn't include him on the list. If I was to include recently-cancelled titles, I'd also have Moon Knight and X-23 on here... because I personally would LOVE a Moon Knight game :)

X-23 wouldn't make a good video game I think however Moon Knight gameplay would be sweet...imagine Batman like gameplay except their are multiple modes some like detective mode others not...based on the current personality...now that my friend would be a very sweet game.
Posted by Danial79

@WildStyle said:

The Punisher as well. Whenever I play Max Payne 3, I keep getting the Punisher vibe because Payne and Castle act pretty similar.

It was actually the Max Payne/Punisher similarity that inspired this blog. Glad I wasn't the only one to see it :)

Posted by Danial79

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@Danial79 said: A deadpool game would probably end up being a first person shooter.

A huge part of a character's branding is their costume, so I don't think they would risk losing that by making a FPS.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@Danial79 said:

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@Danial79 said: A deadpool game would probably end up being a first person shooter.

A huge part of a character's branding is their costume, so I don't think they would risk losing that by making a FPS.

then they'll make it a 3rd person shooter like gears.

Posted by Danial79

@BlueLantern1995: @Mega_spidey01: As cool as a Black Panther (or Moon Knight) game might be, I doubt very much that a game dev would get finance for a character that isn't even popular enough to even have their own on-going series :(

Posted by SoA

beta ray bill . seriously though a good punisher game, a marvel knights type game or series so u can have DD, moon knight, black panter. an agent of s.h.i.e.l.d. game , think arkham asylum/city but you are a rookie agent learning the ropes and taking out threats , cool tech n gadgets , a huge arsenal , cameos by damn near everyone and killing hydra agents for hours on end

Posted by ReVamp

Punisher, Wolverine, Thor would all make good games under current standards.

Posted by Danial79

@SoA said:

an agent of s.h.i.e.l.d. game , think arkham asylum/city but you are a rookie agent learning the ropes and taking out threats , cool tech n gadgets , a huge arsenal , cameos by damn near everyone and killing hydra agents for hours on end

They already have a Facebook game of that :P

Edited by SoA

@Danial79: lol yes but im talking something bigger and better

Posted by Danial79

@SoA said:

@Danial79: lol yes but im talking something bigger and better

I think I'd prefer a Marvel Knights game, but again, besides DD, they don't even have their own series anymore, so I don't like the chances.

Posted by Danial79

Just found out that there was a Daredevil game for the PS2/Xbox that was VERY close to being released, but was cancelled at the last minute. Based on the trailer, I think it would have been very cool... even cooler if made today though.

Posted by Purgy

Gotta Go with Gambit, solo game setting from the big easy to other locations, like india, japan and so far. Putting in some sealth elements and action also.

Posted by evilvegeta74

It could be any character, it depends entirely on the maker of the game! Example what if the maker of Arkham City made a game with the Black Panther, Cap, or the Black Widow, see what I mean?

Posted by Purgy

@evilvegeta74: I see and that would be awesome. If Rockstar made a marvel game.

Posted by Danial79

@evilvegeta74 said:

It could be any character, it depends entirely on the maker of the game! Example what if the maker of Arkham City made a game with the Black Panther, Cap, or the Black Widow, see what I mean?

They might end up with just as good a game, but without the branding of a popular, known character, I'm not sure it would sell as well, and that risk might negatively influence potential financiers.

Posted by Malonius

@zexion_armando said:

Doctor Strange more certainly.

Posted by marvellover101

punisher

blade

sentry

daredevil

Posted by venomyak

I've always wanted a good Ghost Rider game. The movie tie-in was O.K. but since the trend seems to be for darker games Ghost Rider stands a chance of having a good game.

P.S. Ultimate Destruction is the F-ING BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by deadpool6_6_6

I would say the hulk

Posted by henryarguelles5

No lie: Ant-Man. The puzzle-solving dynamics of using the ants ANd changing size would be pretty damn sweet. Like a superhero Pimkin.

Posted by krisboyz781

Man, I think they could make a X-Men game similar to Arkham Asylum/City. A Hulk game would be amazing, if they do it right and have other heroes involved. You would be able to do some WWH type ish, if they put a Prototype engine. Imagine reenacting WWH and increasing rage as you get hit. A Daredevil game would probably be like Assassin's Creed.

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Iron Man could make for a wicked video game

Posted by Cavemold

Most of your list had games ... A strange wizard game would work

Posted by RUKM

@KainScion: Oh Hell Yeah Theres a video that compare Prototype 1+2's movement and attacks with Hulk: Ultimate destruction and they are the exact same.

Posted by BlackArmor

@BlueLantern1995 said:

Last I checked he was in Man without Fear so...The one I want is: BLACK PANTHER
I would love a game based on you Black Panther
Gameplay would be like Batman except he's in Africa and has a sword.
Posted by KainScion

@RUKM: i know. i own an incredible hulk: ultimate destruction game. when i first played prototype 1 i was like 'i have played this before' and then it hit me. but its still a good game. part 2 is really pushing it cuz it brings nothing new to the table. i like mindless destruction as much as the next guy but come on make an effort. play p1 and its the same thing.

Posted by spiderman20991992

A daredevil game would be sweet. the captain america was pretty good even though it was a movie tie-in, it makes you think, what could they have done with a normal production time.

Posted by Duke_Nasty

Daredevil Rated T

Wolverine, Deadpool, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Spider, Classic Brock Venom, Carnage, Punisher all Rated M

Posted by TheAntiReVamp

Luke Cage.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Punisher would make a great game!!!!!!

Posted by Uno_Oscuro

@Danial79 said:

@BlueLantern1995: @Mega_spidey01: As cool as a Black Panther (or Moon Knight) game might be, I doubt very much that a game dev would get finance for a character that isn't even popular enough to even have their own on-going series :(

BP is popular enough to get his own movie. Although this is a rumor, nothing official.

Posted by CyberWarrior