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Superman, the man of steel, is a popular American comic book hero by DC Comics, and is often considered their flagship character. However, unlike other popular superheroes such as Spider-Man and Batman, he has had little success in video games. No Superman game has ever received general critical acclaim, or even favorability. Worse, some of the games starring Superman are considered to be among the worst on their respective platforms, including Superman 64 and Superman Returns (Nintendo DS).
Superman is a member of the and a part of the DC universe. Because of this he often will play a role of varying importance in games associated with these.
Video games timeline
- 1979: Superman by Atari for the Atari 2600.
- 1984: Superman III by Atari for the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Unreleased.
- 1985: Superman: The Game by First Star Software for the Commodore 64.
- 1987: Superman by Kemco for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
- 1988: Superman: Man of Steel by Tynesoft for the Commodore 64.
- 1988: Superman by Taito; Arcade.
- 1992: Superman: The Man of Steel by Virgin Interactive for the Sega Master System.
- 1992: Superman by Sunsoft for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
- 1994 / 1995: The Death and Return of Superman by Sunsoft for the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
- 1998: Superman (Game Boy) by Titus Software for the Game Boy.
- 1999: Superman 64 by Titus for the Nintendo 64.
- Cancelled: Superman by Titus for the PlayStation.
- 2002: Superman: The Man of Steel by Infogrames/Atari for the Xbox.
- 2002 / 2003: Superman: Shadow of Apokolips by Infogrames/Atari for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube.
- 2003: Superman: Countdown to Apokolips by Infogrames/Atari for the Game Boy Advance.
- 2006: Superman: The Greatest Hero by VTech for the V.Smile system.
- 2006: Superman TV Games unit by Jakks Pacific. Five different games featuring Superman.
- 2006: Superman Returns by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 2, Xbox & Xbox 360. Features voices from the cast of the film.
- 2006: Superman Returns (Nintendo DS) by Electronic Arts for the Nintendo DS.
- 2006: Superman Returns: Fortress of Solitude by Electronic Arts for the Game Boy Advance.
Other Notable Appearances
- 1995: Justice League Task Force by Sunsoft/Condor, Inc./Blizzard Entertainment for the MegaDrive and SNES. Appears as a playable fighter.
- 2006: Justice League Heroes by Snowblind Studios for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.
- 2006: Justice League Heroes (DS) by Snowblind Studios for the Nintendo DS.
- 2008: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe by Midway Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
- 2009: Justice League Heroes United by Global VR for Arcades.
- 2011: DC Universe Online by Sony Online Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and PC.
- 2012: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes by Traveller's Tales for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.
- 2013: Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Superman · Superman: The Game · Superman (NES) · Superman (Arcade) · Superman: The Man of Steel · Superman (Genesis) · Superman: The Man of Steel (Genesis) · The Death and Return of Superman · Superman (Game Boy) · Superman (Nintendo 64) · Superman: Shadow of Apokolips · Superman: The Man of Steel (Xbox) · Superman: Countdown to Apokolips · Superman Returns · Superman (iOS)