The thunder god Thor is most recognizable in his Marvel Cinematic Universe form played by Chris Hemsworth. As he plays Thor on the big screen, many Thor fans can summon the power of the Norse god by stepping into his shoes in many video games. Fans can wield Mjolnir and call down explosive thunderbolts in several games that include online RPGs, fighting games, and cooperative puzzle platformers.
While there were film adaptations of the first two MCUs Thor movies, they were pretty poor games that offered very little to fans. From recent MCU tie-ins to older games that use other versions of the character, there are plenty of other games that give players the ability to wield Thor’s power.
ten LEGO Marvel Superheroes captures the fun of Marvel and LEGO
LEGO Marvel Superheroes follow the fantastic Lego game formula and brings in the universe of Marvel comics. The game has tons of fun and quirky characters, local and online co-op, and fun puzzle-solving and platforming gameplay.
The story revolves around Dr. Doom attempting to assemble his “Doom Ray of Doom” while Nick Fury assembles as many heroes as possible to stop the menace. Although the story and settings are different, a handful of heroes are made to look like their Marvel Cinematic Universe actors such as Chris Hemsworth-like Thor.
9 LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is a worthy sequel
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 followed the first game by adding time control mechanics and a new competitive four-player battle mode. Players can choose from a wide array of Marvel characters from different comic book eras as they fight their way through levels to stop Kang the Conqueror from dominating the universe.
While most of the character designs are taken from the comics, there are a few that reflect their MCU actors. LEGO Marvel Superheroes is a worthy sequel for fans of the first game or anyone looking for a new Marvel adventure.
8 LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Follows Multiple MCU Movies
For MCU fans who enjoyed the LEGO Marvel Superheroes games but was hoping to play through the movies, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers answer the call. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers follows the scenarios of the first two avengers movies with simple levels based on Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features several MCU characters modeled after their real-life actors, but also includes a good handful of non-MCU heroes. The puzzles, humor, and platforming are great fun, especially for movie fans.
seven Have a Thor-some in Marvel’s Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers is an action-adventure fighting game from Square Enix that set high expectations it couldn’t live up to. Two years later, however, the game added several story and character DLCs that grew and improved the overall game experience.
The most recent addition included The Mighty Thor as well as new costume cosmetics for The Mighty Thor and Thor Odinson from Thor: Love and Thunder. Players can choose from any of the heroes in single-player or co-op missions, but teaming up with up to three other Thors online to blast across the battlefield is loads of fun!
6 Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a fun mash-up from 2006
Ultimate Marvel Alliance is an action role-playing game where players choose a team of four heroes from a roster of over 20 characters as they take on Dr. Doom and his Masters of Evil. Gameplay is simple but fun as players chain together combos between heroes to progress through levels.
The game looks great as heroes perform their signature on-screen attacks in a thrilling melee of action. Seeing favorite characters cross paths in an all-new story is something fans always ask for, and Ultimate Marvel Alliance offers exactly that.
5 Face Thanos in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Ultimate Marvel Alliance seen two sequels, but the second of them, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order features more characters, many of which reflect the popularity of the MCU. The game focuses on cooperative play as players form a team of heroes to stop Thanos and The Black Order from collecting all six Infinity Stones.
Whereas The Black Order is the third game of the Ultimate alliance series, the story is new and unrelated to the previous two games. This third entry achieves the original concept of cell-shaded graphics from the first game, and it works really well, making the characters vibrant and reflecting their comic backgrounds.
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 features characters from multiple Capcom franchises as well as dozens of Marvel characters. Players choose three characters to use in multiple game modes, including Arcade, Versus, and Mission Mode.
The 2.5D cartoon graphics look slick and the combos are true to each character, including Thor using Mjolnir to call down lightning to dispatch his opponent. Players will want to grab an arcade stick for the most authentic combat experience.
Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite is the sequel to Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and while it didn’t live up to fan expectations, it still delivers a good crossover combat experience. Once again, players assemble a team of three characters from Capcom and Marvel history to battle their opponent.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite moved to a more 3D cell shaded look, adding a new dimension to the characters. While the fights and combos look very good and work well, the better overall experience is the predecessor to this sequel.
2 Fortnite features a ton of Marvel characters
Fortnite is constantly partnering with different franchises to add characters to the game. It has previously partnered with Marvel to bring characters like Spider-Man into the game, and with Thor: Love and Thunder’the Liberation, Fortnite added both Thor Odinson and The Mighty Thor.
The cosmetic items available in the Fortnite includes full costumes for both characters, Mjolnir and Stormbreaker weapons, Thor’s cape, and a Thor-themed loading screen. The skins and items for these two versions of Thor are welcome additions for any Marvel fan.
1 Marvel Heroes Omega Deserves Another Chance
marvel heroes was a free-to-play MMORPG that featured over 100 characters from the Marvel Universe. Players could choose between heroes or villains to play through a story that dealt with Dr. Doom, Ultron, and several other villains and evil plots.
Marvel Heroes gameplay was fun and with so many heroes to choose from, fans and friends could build dream teams of their favorite heroes to play with, Thor included. However, in 2017 Disney parted ways with Gazillion Entertainment, the game’s developer, and shut down the game in 2017. It lasted six years online and proved that a Marvel MMO can work.
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