5 Bad superhero games that are actually good

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Sometimes games get a bad rap because of something some people say about it or a bad judgement by a marketing team that made the game look bad. The truth is, not all 'bad' games are really bad. I'm willing to bet that if you go back and replay some of the games on this list, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Maybe you'll even learn not to judge a book by its cover.

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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is probably the least popular games on this list. After playing through the game again quite recently, I found that it was much harder than I had remembered it to be. The gameplay was really smooth and the idea of these 'Imperfects' coming to scrap with Earth's heroes made for a decent story. Check this out again for yourself; I think you'll be surprised.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Let me just get this out there: I loved everything about Shattered Dimensions. It was such a unique title at the time and really opened up the 'spiderverse' to a wider audience. I was skeptic when it was revealed that there would be four different spidermen to play as but Beenox managed to keep things fresh and took the time to really make each spiderman feel completely original and very much separate from each other.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Out of all the games on this list, Ultimate Alliance is easily my favorite. Everything from a wide range of characters to the epic skins and gameplay length made this a game I took the time to beat several times over. It's a shame really that these top-down team RPG's don't seem to exsist anymore. The game also follows the story of Civil War from the Marvel comics. With Captain America: Civil War on the horizon, now might be the time to reignite this old flame.

Spiderman: Web of Shadows

Spiderman: Web of Shadows was the first in a trilogy of Spiderman titles by game developer Beenox, none of which were even remotely well received by fans...well, except for myself of course. What I enjoyed about Wed of Shadows was just how dark the game started to get as you got into it. Things start early on in the day and towards the end of the game it's night time and New York is falling into chaos. It's really a depressing look at an otherwise optimistic hero.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Look, it's no surprise that video game adaptations of movies never work. It's an obvious tool used to sell units, but Wolverine actually managed to provide an entertaining gaming experience, despite the odds against him. The story followed the movie vaguely, but was long enough, with just enough challenge, that it became a truly worthwhile gaming experience. If that's not enough to convince you, just remember you can unlock Wolverine's original costumes as skins...that pretty much did it for me.

Published Oct. 16th 2015

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Travis is a semi-professional writer, self proclaimed vigilante, and amateur bio creator. Small town Canadian boy, red plaid and all.

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