Insomniac Games’ Wolverine was one of the surprise reveals in Sony’s September Showcase. The Spider-Man developer has a pedigree that makes it easy lớn have faith in its take on Marvel’s clawed nhân vật. That title is pretty far away though — it wasn’t even given a vague release window — but there is already a great Wolverine game players can play in the meantime: 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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It’s rare for đoạn Clip games based on movies lớn be any good and it’s even more rare that the game’s quality surpasses that of the movie. The game even has almost twice the Metacritic score. Part of this chất lượng has khổng lồ vị with the having extra time given to lớn the developer, which isn’t always the case with licensed games. Delaying the film a whole year gave sầu Raven Software crucial time it needed to polish up the game, which, again, is almost never afforded khổng lồ games based on movies as they are often underfunded và rushed out to coincide with the film. It even passed certification on its first go.

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But it goes deeper than just unique as Origins was able to be more true khổng lồ the character because of its higher age rating. The film was rated PG-13 whereas the game was a hard M. Wolverine earned this rating as he was able to slice và dice his foes with the appropriate amount of blood a game about a man with blades in his hands should have. The films were rated PG-13 all the way until 2017’s Logan, making this game the first mature-rated look Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the character. Raven Software went inkhổng lồ the game with the dismemberment as a key pillar and, according lớn a recent Just Add Monsters retrospective, pushed hard for it. After seeing a chạy thử, Marvel & Activision agreed và did not dial it back when it later became attached to lớn the film.

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However, it’s going to be a tough game khổng lồ traông xã down. As is the case with many Marvel games, it was delisted from digital storefronts in năm trước. And since it was a game from two console cycles ago, physical copies obviously aren’t still being printed. Discs on eBay range from $đôi mươi lớn $40; quite a price for a 12-year-old game. And even if players fork over the extra cash for a used disc, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 can’t even play PS3 games and the Xbox 360 port isn’t backwards compatible on the Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

There are a lot of barriers in front of people, but those who persist will be treated with a game that is better than it has any right lớn be. Insomniac hasn’t spilled any meaningful details about its Wolverine game so it’s unclear what it will look or play like. But those looking forward to what Insomniac will vì chưng with a solo Logan game should scavenge through some bargain bins in the meantime to try & find Raven’s solid 2009 action title. X-Men Origins: Wolverine may have been one of the worst X-Men films and while the game has a similarly bad story and doesn’t push the action genre forward, it at least offers a more true & fun look at the iconic character over its silver screen counterpart.