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The Best PlayStation 4 Superhero Games You Can Own for Cheap

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If there are two movies we have to thank for today’s superhero phenomenon, it’s 2008’s The Dark Knight and Iron Man. When these came out in theaters, comic books were elevated to mainstream awareness, based on the Free Comic Book Day website. Don’t get us wrong; superhero stories have been around for decades. But it was only in the previous decade where comic books heroes truly began thriving on film. Naturally, the rest of the industries followed, including the world of video games. Because of the phenomenon, gamers were blessed with new superhero-themed IPs with original storylines, like Injustice and Batman: The Telltale Series. We’re even expecting more superhero games to arrive in 2018, with Insomniac Games’ reboot of Spider-Man, and an unnamed Avengers game by Crystal Dynamics and Marvel. Naturally, the superhero influence is not limited to major platforms of PC and consoles. It has even permeated the mobile market and the browser market. Slingo is one such online portal that offers several superhero-inspired games, including Wonder Woman, Thunderstruck, and Hellboy. Though these titles have simpler mechanics than most major superhero video games, they are a testament to how far-reaching superhero characters are nowadays. In this regard, let’s talk about the best superhero game titles you can get for a good deal! With new video games popping up every month, older titles are bound to decrease in price. Here are the current best games you can get for reasonable prices.

Batman: Arkham Knight
While the previous Batman: Arkham games all feature the same gritty, dark undertones, Batman: Arkham Knight takes them to a whole new level. In this iteration, the titular hero is angrier, restless, and more unforgiving. It’s also in this game where you can finally take control of the batmobile, although many critics agree it’s one of Arkham Knight’s weakest additions. The game was first released in 2015 at $59.99, so naturally, the price has since lowered. Those who haven’t played it yet should now grab the chance, given that Arkham Knight marks the epic finale for the critically acclaimed series developed by Rocksteady Studios.

Infamous Second Son PlayStation 4 has some of the best exclusives, including the Infamous franchise by Sucker Punch Productions. For the purpose of this list, we’ll focus on one the franchise’s latest iterations, 2014’s Second Son. Following a similar theme featured on previous Infamous games, Second Son puts players in the shoes of a superhuman who’s running away from the oppressive Department of Unified Protection. Critics have praised the game for its stunning visuals and dynamic combat system that allows you to control different superpowered abilities. The game has sold over 1 million copies within nine days of its release, according to Polygon.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Just in case you want to offset the grittiness of Batman: Arkham Knight, there's the fun and vibrant Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Its existence is a testament to how easily adaptable Batman is. The game itself picks up from the events of Lego Batman 2, and this time, players have to face DC villain, Brainiac. In a bizarre turn of events, Batman has to work with unlikely allies such Lex Luthor and the Joker, in order to bring the main baddie down. To make things more exciting, other DC superheroes make an appearance here. Watch out for Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter.

Watch Dogs The protagonist Aidan Pearce is a superhero in his own right. A vigilante with mad hacking skills and a sense of purpose to take down the corrupt powers that be, Aidan’s goal is no different from actual superpowered beings. In fact, he is frequently compared to Batman, since both have family tragedies and rely heavily on stealth and gadgets. In the week after its launch in 2014, Gamespot reported that Watch Dogs had sold over 4 million copies worldwide. By December 2014, the game has shipped over 10 million units. If you still haven’t played the game, now is a good time to get it, and it is not just because we’re offering a discount. Watch Dogs’ narrative explores the impact on technology on society, a theme that’s quite relevant even today.

Those are our picks for now, but there will definitely be deals on more games as the months go by. Be sure to tell us your favorite PS4 superhero video games in the comments below.

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