With The Avengers (or if you live in the UK, Marvel's Avengers Assemble) just a couple of weeks away, today is a great day to pretend you're an Avenger! How do you do this, I hear you ask?! Well, it's simple, you just play one of the many computer games based on Marvel's super group and use that to live out your fantasy! Hey, it's a lot easier than constructing your own suit of armour or bombarding yourself with gamma rays! So where do you start? Well, check out some of the games that have cropped up over the years to find out for yourself!
First up is 1984's Questprobe:Hulk. If you've ever seen the Tom Hanks film Big then this is the sort of adventure that the character Josh Baskin supposedly 'invented'. It's certainly not going to rock the socks of the current generation of gamers, but hey we had to start somewhere, right? This was one of three Marvel Questprobe games, with the other two featuring Spider-man and members of the Fantastic Four, but interestingly enough a fourth game featuring the X-Men was planned, before the line was cancelled. If you want to know a bit more about the Hulk game then get your ass over to this guy's site!
Next up are another couple of games from the '80s, Captain America: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann (1987) and Spider-man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989).
Into the '90s and there were quite a number of games featuring the Avengers, including: Captain America and the Avengers (1991), The Incredible Hulk (1994), The Avengers Galactic Storm (1995), Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (1996) and The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga (1996). Oh and a few Avengers even cropped up in Marvel Superheroes Vs. Street Fighter (1997)!
Next up the '00s had yet more Avengers related games, including a few based on the Hulk and Iron Man movies. Games included: The Invincible Iron Man (2002), Hulk (2003), The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005), Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Marvel Superheroes Super Squad (2009).
More recently further Avengers-related movies resulted in new games, including: Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor: God Of Thunder (2011) and Captain America: Super Soldier (2011), as well as social networking game Avengers Alliance (2012).