Did DC have better games than Marvel during the 2010’s?

The 2010’s decade was a wonderful time period to be a gamer considering how much it has evolved throughout the decade. In fact, video games was quite possibly only thing aside from movies that was enjoyable from the 10’s decade; seeing how almost everything else in the world seemed like the exact opposite. Despite, what game system you had whether it was PS4, Xbox One or PC people had a ton of fun with whatever they purchased. When it comes down to superhero related video games the 2010’s was quite possibly the best decade to be a fan of both Detective Comics and Marvel. The list of games that has appeared throughout the decade for both Marvel & D.C. are both impressive throughout the 10’s decade are impressive. In the early 10’s we got to see the release of the very first Injustice title during 2013. Injustice: Gods Among Us was considered somewhat of a commercial failure in America by some because it only reached approximately 424,000 copies in sales. However, Injustice: Gods Among Us was without a doubt the best fighting game of 2013; it also won numerous awards for being the best video game within its genre that year. The cutscenes, dialogue, graphics and gameplay for Injustice: Gods Among Us were fantastic. The success of Injustice: Gods Among Us from ‘13 eventually lead to an even more successful sequel in ‘17 entitled Injustice 2; which was an even bigger success commercially than it predecessor. The only thing that Marvel was affiliated with during the early 10’s that came close to the level excitement of Injustice: Gods Among Us was Marvel vs Capcom 3 from 2011. Even though, MvC 3 was developed by Capcom Marvel characters like Deadpool arguably stood out even more considering how popular he was with the young adult audience at the time.

Also, the same year that Marvel vs Capcom 3 was released we also got to see Batman: Arkham City for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. Batman: Arkham City was predominately considered the best game within its series by players since there were numerous improvements on the game in comparison to its ‘09 sequel. There various features including the character depth, gameplay, graphics, level designs and soundtrack that made Batman: Arkham City damn near untouchable during the early 10’s. Batman: Arkham City came out about three years following the release of the critically acclaimed Dark Knight movie from ‘08 and about a year before the Dark Knight Rises movie in 2012. Batman was quite possibly the most popular superhero from the D.C. series between the late 00’s and the early 10’s but that is something that debatable by fans. Even though, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios put out Batman V.R. title for the PS4 in 2016; the game was not nearly as popular as Arkham City from 2011. However, some can make the argument that Batman V.R. was more of an attraction than Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite from 2017. While Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite managed to reach approximately one million in sales many fans of the series had polarizing opinions of the game itself. Despite, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite being a pretty decent crossover fighting game it definitely got overshadowed by Injustice 2 in 2017.

In relation to video games during the later part of the 2010’s decade the superhero game that came close to being an action-adventure masterpiece to the same level as Batman: Arkham City was Spider-Man for the PS4 in 2018. Almost everything about the Spider-Man PS4 game was flawless from the cutscenes, gameplay, graphics, map designs and storyline all the way down to the epic music score. The Spider-Man title from ‘18 managed to sell at least 20 million copies worldwide; it also ended up becoming the second best selling video game on the PS4. When it comes down to high profile video games in relation to both the Marvel and D.C. series its hard to make a decision in terms of which entity had better games within this past decade. In terms of quantity you make the argument that D.C. had more high profile video games during 2010’s that may have better. However, one can always make the counter-argument that Insomniac’s Spider-Man PS4 game was a bigger success than a majority of the D.C. titles from the 2010’s.

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