What are the best PS4 superhero games? Surely any one that imbues you with an amazing otherworldly power like flight, laser vision, or perhaps the ability to shoot sticky web fluid from your hands! Whatever your preferred way of saving the world, the good news is you’re never left wanting when it comes to wearing tight spandex on PS4. Sony’s last-gen platform may have played host to such amazing flights of in-game fantasy pretty much from day one, but excellent superhero games are still launching on PS4 to this day. It’s those we’ll be covering in the following list.
For more must-play games, we recommend checking out our Best PS4 Games list. You may also be interested in Best PS4 Open World Games and Best PS4 Anime Games, as well as the Best PS4 Single Player Story Games.
Best PS4 Superhero Games
Below is our list of best PS4 superhero games. These are our favourite superhero games on PS4, as selected by our editorial team. Please note that this is an evolving list, so it will grow and change over time.
The most recent entry on this list proved that when focussing on exciting blockbuster set pieces and interesting team-based mechanics, it’s more than possible to create a story-driven single-player experience that still emphasises the unique strengths of a ragtag super team. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a much better superhero simulator than the treatment received by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes the year before, because deploying each’s powers so as to control the follow of battle as Star Lord is a breeze – and interacting with members like Drax and Gamora outside of skirmishes solidifies the group’s family dynamic. It’s also one of the prettiest superhero games on PS4, transporting you from planet to planet each with their own vibe and tone.
For more information, read our Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy review.
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That a game can still look as good as Batman: Arkham Knight six years on is borderline criminal in and of itself, but enough about the water droplets on the Dark Knight’s cape. Batman: Arkham Knight remains the ultimate angsty superhero experience, because the tight, counter-based combat is still just as satisfying and exploring this rain-drenched version of Gotham still sends the spine chills. The mainline detective story might struggle to match the heights of the Arkham trilogy’s predecessors, but it’s more than made up for by side missions centring on the likes of Two-Face, Mad Hatter and Man-Bat. Tank sections aside, Arkham Knight makes being Batman a blast.
For more information, read our Batman: Arkham Knight review.
Before the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a possibility, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was there to break down boundaries to see heroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine brawl together. Okay, so they might be doing so as little LEGO mini-figures, but TT Games excelled at creating such a colourful and fun version of New York to interact with, it didn’t matter. This is the ultimate Marvel superhero fantasy on PS4 come to life. You get to fight through an original comic book-inspired story while playing as all your favourite heroes, unlocking obscure characters and uncovering Easter Eggs along the way.
For more information, read our LEGO Marvel Super Heroes review.
The lightning-powered Cole McGrath may have (canonically) given his life to save the world at the end of InFamous 2, but this early PS4 exclusive proved that his legacy very much lived on. Delsin Rowe may be a bit more undisciplined by comparison, but his ability to absorb other conduit’s powers made for a fun superhero sandbox. Whether it’s blasting up the side of buildings using a neon run or dodging bad guys by temporarily turning into smoke, InFamous: Second Son made exploring this detailed version of Seattle a delight – and doing so still looks great on PS4 today.
For more information, read our InFamous: Second Son review.
PlayStation veterans were already aware of Insomniac’s knack for creating charming characters and fun combat, but the studio’s capabilities reached all-new audiences when Marvel’s Spider-Man launched on PS4 in 2018. Swinging through New York City as this iteration of the iconic wall-crawler simple never feels to put a smile on your face, as does each time you dip into combat and use all manner of web-based powers to keep the goons at bay. Couple this with an absolutely pitch-perfect rendition of Peter Parker, and Marvel’s Spider-Man tells a surprisingly emotional superhero tale that is about as good a starting point as players could hope for.
For more information, read our Marvel's Spider-Man review.
With a larger emphasis on character customisation and an even wider gamut of legendary DC superheroes to choose from, Injustice 2 is very much the fighting game of choice for anyone that wants to see Batman beat up Black Adam. It’s a bigger, better superhero spin on Netherealm’s combo-driven format, which sees you pull off all kinds of comic book accurate finishers while gaining new loot drop’s to improve your roster’s base stats. The Injustice franchise is the rare example of a fighter that cares just as much about story as it does awesome animations, and this sequel broadens the scope even further without taking away from the core act of indulging in brutal but badass DC superhero beatdowns.
For more information, read our Injustice 2 review.
The Saint’s Row series is one that grew even more lavishly ridiculous as it went on. Luckily, that meant we’d swerved into full on superhero territory by the time the fourth entry arrived, with you as president abducted by aliens and transported into a digital version of Steelport with a host of superpowers at your disposal. It’s very much Grand Theft Auto by way of X-Men, then, as you speed run and high jump your way from objective to objective, seeking a way to break out of the simulation by using elemental blasts and telekinesis. Can Saint’s Row IV buckle under the weight of its own ambition? Yes, but it’s nevertheless a wild ride to experience on PS4.
For more information, read our Saint's Row IV: Re-Elected review.
You know a genre has grown immensely popular when a game comes along with the intention to parody it. That’s exactly what happened when South Park: The Fractured But Whole launched on PS4 in 2017. This superpowered sequel once again saw you step into the role of the new kid, centring on the exploits of Cartman and the gang who take on their costumed alter egos in the effort to secure a Netflix deal. The concept is inherently silly just like the show, but its crass humour is allowed to excel thanks to The Fractured But Whole’s improved turn-based combat playing wonderfully and tapping into the superhero idea almost flawlessly.
For more information, read our South Park: The Fractured But Whole review.
One of the most eccentric superhero games on PS4 comes from the team behind Bayonetta, Nier: Automata and Vanquish. It’s just like PlatinumGames to not stick to the norm, though, and this same sentiment is found in The Wonderful 101 Remastered’s colourful team-based gameplay. You primarily play as Wonder-Red, the group’s leader, who must call upon the efforts of his fellow heroes to take down alien invaders in continuously creative ways. It’s a Power Rangers-style adventure that’s gained a bit of a cult following in recent years. More so now that this superhero game has finally been ported to PS4.
You know that bit in every MCU movie where it cuts to Robert Downey Jr’s face inside the armour to warrant paying him the big bucks? Marvel’s Iron Man VR is a unique kind of first-person superhero simulator that puts you inside that very helmet, tasking you to hover, glide and blast your way around the sky in the attempt to take down the villain Ghost. This is a PSVR game that expertly understands the strengths of the PS Move controllers, mimicking the function of Iron Man’s palm-mounted repulsors to let you move your hands as a method of flight and shooting down enemies. It’s the premiere superhero experience on PSVR.
For more information, read our Marvel's Iron Man VR review.
As far as standalone expansions go, InFamous: First Light was a great reason to revisit Sucker Punch’s rendition of Seattle. Not solely because you get to play as standout character fetch and further master her Neon powers, but also as her origin forms a more focussed adventure that zips along at a nice pace and provides additional context to the main story’s events. New arena challenges in which you go up against hordes of enemy holograms also proved addicting, being another excuse to chase high scores and further indulge in InFamous: Second Son’s best power set.
For more information, read our InFamous: First Light review.
Launching alongside the remastered version of Peter Parker’s story on PS5, though also available on PS4 (duh), Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales made exploring a snowy New York City distinct and fun. Getting a wrangle on Miles’ electricity-based “venom” powers also gave beating on bad guys a welcome change of pace, all as part of a fulfilling bite-sized adventure that placed you in the shoes of a new Spider-Man still learning the basics. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales should hold us over until the fully-fledged Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 arrived.
For more information, read our Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review.
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