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5 Best Superhero Games on Xbox Series X|S

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Nothing beats a hero's journey for delivering a great story full of action and ups and downs. Even better than watching that story is taking on the role of the superhero yourself and bringing justice to the despicable villain who is causing chaos to order. That, however, is part of the job and just another day in the life of the superheroes on this list. So, grab your mask and cape, and read on to find out about the best superhero games on Xbox Series X|S.

5. Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights - Official Gameplay Launch Trailer

In Gotham Knights, Batman is dead. It is now up to his superhero family, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin, to protect Gotham from some of the world's most heinous criminals. Playing as one of the four aforementioned superheroes, you embark on an open-world RPG adventure, solving mysteries and confronting some of Gotham's most feared villains. However, you don't have to do it alone. The two-player-only cooperative co-op mode allows you to play with one other friend.

As a result, this is one of the best superhero games on Xbox, because it lets you and a friend take on the action as a superhero duo. What's best, you get to do it in whatever fashion you like. Since the game is open-world, you patrol Gotham's five distinct boroughs, waiting to intervene on crime whenever you come across it, or wherever it's needed most. Just like how the Dark Knight once did himself. Just expect this crime to have no root to its evil, because there's always a bigger, more powerful, sinister mastermind hiding behind all the corruption.

4. Batman: The Telltale Series

Batman: The Telltale Series Official Trailer

Speaking of the Dark Knight, experience one of the best superhero games on Xbox playing as the caped crusader himself in Batman: The Telltale Series. In this five-part series, you step into the livelihood of Bruce Wayne and deal with the consequences that come with putting on the mask. And get ready to face those challenges head-on, because your actions and choices will determine Batman's fate in this narrative-driven telltale series. No one said being a vigilante would be easy, and without consequence.

But it's exactly those consequential decisions that make Batman: The Telltale Series one of the best superhero games on Xbox. You can't help but be drawn into the game's thrilling and compelling atmosphere. Furthermore, you can't help but feel and bare the weight that comes with being Batman as you get to know the character, Bruce Wayne, and his superhero counter identity, throughout the game.

3. Marvel's Midnight Suns

Marvel's Midnight Suns | Official Launch Trailer

From 2K studios, Marvel's Midnight Suns see you playing as “The Hunter”, a legendary superhero who must now lead a team of Marvel superheroes against a supernatural force. However, you're new to the team after all. So you must immerse yourself in the game's role-playing aspects and get to know and befriend the other superheroes. The more friends you make, the more people will fight alongside you in the game's turn-based combat system.

What makes Marvel's Midnight Suns one of the best superhero games on Xbox is due to how well it implements its two main aspects of RPG and turn-based combat. The RPG is engaging, with a plethora of mysteries, interactions, and adventures with the other superheroes. This, in turn, influences how you approach turn-based combat. Because the superheroes who trust you can accompany you into battle. And, because each hero has their own set of skills, you never know who you'll need in your squad next.

2. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Official Reveal Trailer

It's difficult to be a superhero without facing a world-ending or galaxy-ending threat. But that is precisely why the Guardians of the Galaxy exist. This video-game adaptation of the film takes a fresh look at one of Marvel's most witty and daring superhero teams. Playing as the confident and corky commander himself, Star-Lord, you'll lead your team of guardians through a wild and explosive adventure of catastrophic events.

Nonetheless, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a story-driven action-adventure game with its own spin on the movie's plot. Because of that, many gamers quickly dismissed this title as a quick run-of-the-mill knock-off. However, developers Eidos-Montreal's original take, on the other hand, is done very well, from story to action gameplay. Evidently why we consider it one of the best superhero games on Xbox. So, expect a wild and chaotic ride with a hilarious family of superheroes by your side.

1. Batman: Arkham Collection

Official Batman: Arkham Knight Announce Trailer - "Father to Son"

If you want the best of all superhero games in existence, turn to the undisputed champion, the Batman: Arkham series. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, the Batman: Arkham Collection includes all three games in the trilogy, including Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight. And we know what you're probably thinking: aren't these games a little old? Yes, some of them are more than a decade old. But still, they live up to today's standard of gaming. In fact, they do it better than some of the latest releases today. Don't believe us, find out for yourself.

The entire Batman: Arkham series is a thrilling and gritty portrayal of the superhero himself. From the story to gameplay, Rocksteady Studios cleared the board in all three entries. There isn't a questionable or un-worthy title in the series. Back to back, each one delivers the riveting and intense action of Batman, to the highest degree possible. So, if you really want to know what it feels like playing as the caped crusader himself, the Batman: Arkham Collection leaves it all out on display.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other superhero games on Xbox Series X|S you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.