5 Great X-Men Video Games & 5 That Sucked

Merging X-Men and Quake into one video game? What could possibly go wrong?

Marvel

With the first X-Men films ushering in a new world of superheroes on the big screen, it can be easy to forget that these mutants have had plenty of outings via video game platforms over the last 30 years.

Believe it or not, there are nearly 30 titles with a primary focus on the X-Men and over a dozen other Marvel video games featuring Professor Xavier's team. Sadly, it's been ages since we've had a AAA X-Men game, but that doesn't mean we can't look back at the ones we do have.

Though not all X-Men games have changed the industry or even entertained gamers enough to increase replayability, there are a number of entries that brought Marvel's mutants to life in spectacular fashion on everything from traditional arcade systems and the Sega Genesis, to the Game Boy Advance and mobile phones.

Imagine ruthlessly ripping through hordes of thugs as Wolverine, pitting X-Men head-to-head in classic versus modes, and even teaming up with three of your friends in a co-op quest to take on the coolest villains in the X-Men's rogues' gallery.

Unfortunately, there are also a few games in this history that don't warrant the phrase "mutant and proud". Poor graphics, clunky mechanics, and downright bad ideas made a handful of these potentially exciting games miserable to play through...

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