DC Comics is one of the biggest brands out there. They have some of the most recognizable characters in all of media, like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, and so on. And naturally, many games have been made about their characters, many of which you can play on your PC.
#10 Batman Arkham VR
Yep, DC Comics has dabbled in the realm of VR, and Batman Arkham VR is…well…I’ll be honest, it’s pretty bare bones. Most agree it’s even really a video game, but a simulator of the VR experience and what you can do in it.
In this case, you are Batman, and you’ll get to explore the Batcave in the 1st-person, flying around via grapples and seeing all it has to offer.
Again, it’s not much, but it is a baseplate for what could come next. I’m not saying that eventually we’ll get to have a fully immersive experience as Batman in the future…but you never know…
#9 Batman: Vengeance
Batman the Animated Series is one of the best and most-important series ever made, and it’s not surprising that they tried to adapt that into video games. One attempt was Batman: Vengeance.
The game featured Batman stopping a plot by Joker, who falls “to his death” as a result. Batman suspects a trick, and investigates, and then encounters a string of villains that have their own plans for Gotham City.
It’s an older game, and lacks a certain punch that the NO.1 game on this list has, but it has its own merits, including having much of the voice cast from Batman TAS involved in the voice acting. So if you find a copy, you should try it out.
#8 Lego DC Super-Villains
These next two entries are Lego titles for the record, and it goes without saying that these are for those that love DC Comics…but also don’t mind just playing silly Lego games. You know exactly what you’re getting with each title.
Anyway, Lego DC Super-Villains puts you in the role of some of the best villains of DC Comics. Why? To save the Earth of course! No, really. The Justice League have mysteriously vanished, and as a result, the villains are all that’s left to save the day.
So become various villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn and more and save the day…in your own way, of course.
#7 Lego Batman Series
If you somehow don’t know, the Lego Batman Series is one the most popular of the “Lego entries” out there, with the other being Star Wars (which just released their newest title recently).
The Lego Batman Series spans many different titles and features all the loveable wackiness and hilarity that you would expect, while also giving you a wide array of characters to play as from the Bat-Family, to the Justice League, to the other members of the DC Universe and so on.
Crazy plots, lots of bricks to collect, and so on await you. So you won’t want to miss out on this if you’re looking for a fun and loose time.
#6 The Wolf Among Us
Yep, this is a DC Comics property, as it’s based off of Fables, the comic book from the Vertigo line of DC Comics.
Anyway, this was a TellTale games series (we’ll be talking about them again soon…) in which you play as Bigby, aka the Big Bad Wolf. He just so happens to be the sheriff of Fabletown and as a result, he gets the hardest of cases, including one that is not just a brutal murder, but a signal of things to come.
Now, you must investigate, see what’s going on, and figure out who is doing the killings before the bodies start to add up. Per the norm with TellTale titles, you will have to make hard choices that’ll affect the outcome. So what kind of sheriff will you be?
#5 Scribblenauts Unmasked – A DC Comics Adventure
I wouldn’t be too surprised if many of you forgot about the Scribblenauts franchise, even though it was easily one of the most unique things to come out of the gaming world at the time.
You took on the role of Maxwell, who would be able to bring anything to life (more or less) via the worlds you scribbled down for you. Scribblenauts Unmasked – A DC Comics Adventure let you put this to the test in the DC Comics world, giving you all sorts of challenges where you could use DC Comics heroes and villains in order to have fun and solve things “your way”.
It’s not meant to be the deepest of things, but it is one of the most creative, so if you’re looking for just a fun time, get this title.
#4 Batman the Telltale Series
At its peak, Telltale Games was one of the most popular devs around because of their episodic and narrative-driven takes on games. This included doing a few comic book based properties, one of which we already talked about via The Wolf Among Us. But another was Batman the Telltale Series.
In it, you take on the role of Batman in a vastly different take on his universe. By that, we mean that the relationships that you think about when it comes to Batman and Bruce Wayne aren’t exactly what you might think they’ll be, and that leads you on a dark journey to learn the truth, and expose various conspiracies that are going on.
Your choices matter, and the ending will be affected by it. So be careful, be smart, and be the Batman you think you should be.
#3 DC Universe Online
Not surprisingly, there have been a few attempts to make massively multiple titles with DC Comics and Marvel, but not as many of them work out long-term like you’d think they would.
DC Universe Online though is very much the exception to the rule. Because from the moment the game came out, this was something special. You get to become a superhero or supervillain of your own design and creation. Then, you can set out into the DC Comics universe and team up with legendary characters, go on all kinds of missions, and be part of special events.
The game has been going on for a LONG time, and as a result, there’s plenty to do at all times. So if you haven’t yet, jump in and see what this MMO has to offer you.
#2 Injustice Series
In the realm of comics, there are the “mainline universes” and then the “offshoots” where all kinds of stories can happen. These are known as (in DC Comics) the Elseworld stories. And one of these was turned into a video game (and comic book) series known as Injustice.
The plot is simple, Superman is tricked by the Joker into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child, he kills Joker in response, and starts a war between heroes that leads to him ruling with an iron fist. And it’s your job to stop him and other threats that arise.
The two games were made by the team behind Mortal Kombat, who went into great detail making sure every character played ‘as they should’ and making sure the story made sense in terms of why they’d fight one another, and why the power levels are equaled out here.
These are deep fighting games with fun narratives, so don’t miss out.
#1 Batman Arkham Series
To be clear here, we’re not talking about the VR title we started this list with, or the Origins title, that was made by a different team. We’re talking about the trilogy made by Rocksteady that helped set the tone for all future superhero video games. Including ones from Marvel.
Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight each let you be the Batman in a way that no other game truly did before. With free-flow combat that was easy to learn but difficult to master, a deep story that brought in almost all the major Batman villains in one form or another, and a detective mode that let you think like Batman as much as fight like him.
Sure, Arkham Knight wasn’t as good as Arkham City, but it was still solid enough. And when you play these games one after another, you’ll see just how grand these titles are, and how we want more of this kind of game from DC, Marvel, and just video game devs in general.