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The Best Superhero Games You Can Play on PS5

From Batman to Spider-man and plenty of other Marvel and DC heroes inbetween, we’re rounding up the best superhero games on PS5. There are plenty to choose from, so if you like the idea of becoming all-powerful as you take on the weight of the world, read on.

We might not be able to develop superpowers in real life, so the closest thing we’re going to get is becoming a superhero in a video game. The games on this list of best superhero games on PS5 let you take on a range of abilities, from flying and web-slinging to overpowered punches and fancy combat moves. They all have one thing in common, though: they’re all excellent games that come highly recommended by us.

1. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

The newest game on this list is undoubtedly the best of all the superhero games on PS5. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 follows Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales – both being excellent games in their own right – but makes everything bigger and better. This time, both Peter Parker and Miles Morales don the famous Spider Suit, and you’re able to switch between both of them as you fight crime in New York City.

Both Spider-Men have their own unique abilities, making combat and traversal a great deal of fun no matter who you’re playing as. And with incredibly impressive visuals, a huge open world city to play around in, and a story that will have you gripped to your seat, superhero games really don’t get any better than this.

Read our review of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

2. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Fancy stepping into the shoes of Star-Lord? You’re going to have a great time playing through Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. This action-packed adventure eschews an open world design for a tight, linear adventure and honestly, it’s all the better for it. Taking around 12 hours to complete, any Guardians of the Galaxy fan is going to get a huge kick out of this story.

It’s of course separate from the MCU, but it’s still an epic narrative that we loved every moment of. Getting to be in control of Star-Lord, making use of his blaster guns, is a heck of a lot of fun, as is getting to know the rest of the cast. Better yet, it has a classic Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, featuring plenty of 80s classics.

Read our review of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

3. Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights

A follow-up to the excellent Batman: Arkham series – which is available on PS4 and therefore playable on PS5 – Gotham Knights is set in a future where Batman is dead. Taking up his mantle is the Gotham Knights, made up of Batgirl, Red Hood, Nightwing and Robin. Players can take control of any one of them, each with their own unique abilities. Sure, they might not be quite as iconic as Batman, and filling his shoes is a tall task. But they make a jolly good go of it, and fighting against evil as any one of them is great fun.

As always, Gotham makes an excellent, moody setting, making this a darker superhero adventure than most other games on this list. There’s a great story to sink your teeth into, too, but you’ll undoubtedly have most fun simply making your way around the city. Whether you’re jumping on the back of the batcycle or grappling from one building to another, Gotham is your oyster – making this one of the best superhero games on you can play on PS5.

Read our review of Gotham Knights

4. Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Marvel's Midnight Suns

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a little different from the other games on this list of best superhero titles on PS5. For one, you don’t so much take control of one superhero. Instead, you manage a whole host of them. Rather than being an action game, Marvel’s Midnight Suns is instead a turn-based strategy game. You’ll take turns to make a move, with your heroes are controlled by playing cards. If you’ve played XCOM, or even Slay the Spire, you’ll find a lot to like here.

What is particularly cool is that there’s a huge array of Marvel heroes to be found here, from Iron Man and Spider-Man to even Deadpool and some lesser-known heroes. There’s a story to enjoy, letting you get to know the characters, and you also spend some time wandering around your safe house of the Abbey, where there are secrets to uncover and opportunities to meet each hero.

Read our review of Marvel’s Midnight Suns

5. DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos

Justice League Cosmic Chaos

DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos is, again, something a little different from the rest of the games here. This time, it’s aimed at children. But that shouldn’t put you off, if you’re a grown-up looking for the best superhero games on PS5. This is a lot of fun, and its colourful, cute nature means it stands out from the crowd.

In Cosmic Chaos, players take control of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as they try to take down the evil villain Mxyzptlk. No, that’s really their name. And no, we don’t know how to pronounce it either. Regardless, they’re up to no good, and you’ll have to use an array of super-powered abilities to kick their butt. This one is fun for all the family, packed with humour and plenty of silly action.

Read our review of DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos

6. Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers didn’t quite launch to the success that Marvel and Square Enix hoped it would. It was billed as a multiplayer action game, but in reality, it was perfectly enjoyable as a single-player adventure, too. Initially, players took control of Kamala Khan – aka Ms Marvel – as she began her adventure. As you progressed through the game, you’d meet more Marvel heroes, eventually taking control of them too.

The bad news is that support for Marvel’s Avengers officially ended on 30th September 2023, with the game also being delisted from digital storefronts. Its online servers still remain online, though, and physical copies are still easy enough to get hold of. So it’s still worth jumping into: it might not get any new content, but there’s still plenty to stick your teeth into.

Read our review of Marvel’s Avengers

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