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

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On the surface, it seems like the X-Men are the perfect group of superheroes lớn bring lớn a đoạn phim game. The Marvel comic book characters have abilities that would be a blast khổng lồ 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 video clip games turned out lớn be pretty great. Those elements all come together nicely in those cases. On the other h&, there have been some that really missed the mark & disappointed fans. The ratings at MetaCritic lay out how fans felt about these games, even if not all of them are available on the website.


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 svào. 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 and iOS a year later), this is an updated take on the side-scrolling beat "em up. It allows players to control Wolverine, Nightcrawler, & 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 and inlớn the early "00s. It made sense that X-Men would get in on the action, especially given their inclusion in the beloved và iconic Marvel vs. Capcom series. Their own fighting game series was Mutant Academy.

The sequel lớn 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 trò chơi Boy was as a portable system, it was difficult to lớn overcome some of the limitations of the platform. There weren"t many button possibilities và things like 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 trò chơi Boy Advance release couldn"t live sầu up to the best from the franchise. Another side-scroller, this game lets you control Rogue, Cyclops, Wolverine, or Storm to lớn get revenge for the destruction of the X-Mansion.

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


Gambit và Cyclops prepare khổng lồ fight in Mutant Academy
Putting out a video 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 know about the popularity & success of the first installment. The 2000 game was their first official foray inlớn the fighting genre.

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Similar to lớn 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 and it released around the time of the film, which was a hit. The trò chơi Boy version also boasted Phoenix as a hidden character.


Developers seemed to have sầu gone khổng lồ the well one too many times. After finding success both commercially and 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, and GameCube.

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Conceptually, it did a lot right with more modes, characters, and 3D maps, as well as narration from Patrick Stewart. There were issues with the unbalanced fighting and 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 Clip game based on a movie can prove lớn be a challenge. A lot of the time, these games are rushed khổng lồ production lớn come out with the film & they miss the mark due khổng lồ 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 khổng lồ tie-in with a movie release và was kind of a mess because of it. This arrived in 2006 to lớn 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 St&. It explains Nightcrawler"s absence from the third film, lets you play as him, Iceman, và Logan, & even introduced HYDRA. Alas, the AI was dumb và the gameplay was too repetitive.

3 Best: X-Men Legends (82)


Side-scrollers và fighting games were good ideas with the X-Men but it wasn"t the ikhuyễn mãi giảm giá one. The best place to 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, and Xbox.

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


Considering how far along giải pháp công nghệ has come, you would expect a game released in 2011 to 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 & 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 Magnelớn 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 và improves it. The cast of characters is larger, there were more customization options, và online gameplay was even added. It was also a hit in terms of sales, making PlayStation 2"s "Greakiểm tra Hits" collection.

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Born and raised in Thủ đô New York City, Kevin eventually went on to attain my Bachelor"s Degree in Creative sầu 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.

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