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The 10 Best Video Games Where You Can Play as Wolverine

Ever since his first appearance, Wolverine has captured the imaginations of fans with his fierce attitude, unbreakable adamantium skeleton, and razor-sharp claws. 

Despite not always being the main character, translating Logan from the Wolverine films into the realm of video games has been a thrilling journey, with developers constantly striving to capture the essence of the mutant superhero.

While we wait for Deadpool & Wolverine to come out in July (and Insomniac’s Wolverine game), let’s take a nostalgic trip down memory lane to revisit the ten best Wolverine video games ever made.

X2: Wolverine’s Revenge


Based on the X2 film, Wolverine’s Revenge puts players in control of the titular character as he battles against familiar foes such as Sabretooth and Magneto.

While the game received criticism for its camera angles and repetitive gameplay, it still holds a special place in the hearts of Wolverine fans. The game also diverts from the film, giving fans a chance to see Logan in never-before-seen situations.

The Uncanny X-Men


The Uncanny X-Men for the Nintendo Entertainment System stands out due to its faithful adaptation of the beloved comic book series, offering players the chance to control their favorite mutants in thrilling top-down action gameplay.

With a diverse roster of characters, each possessing unique abilities and play styles; the game delivers engaging cooperative multiplayer experiences as players team up to battle iconic villains like Magneto and Apocalypse.

X-Men: The Arcade Game


An arcade classic, X-Men: The Arcade Game allows players to team up with friends to take on iconic villains such as Magneto and Juggernaut. Wolverine’s berserker rage and signature claws make him a standout character in this side-scrolling beat ’em up.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 


In this action-packed RPG, players assemble a team of Marvel superheroes to battle against a common threat. Wolverine’s inclusion in the game allows players to experience his unique abilities firsthand, from his rapid healing factor to his devastating melee attacks.

While it may be one of the most controversial Marvel video games out there, fans can still enjoy this game on Nintendo Switch.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Black Order


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order excels in bringing together a vast array of iconic Marvel characters in an action-packed adventure. With its engaging storyline centered around Thanos and his quest for the Infinity Stones, the game immerses players in epic battles against hordes of enemies and formidable bosses.

The diverse roster of playable characters, ranging from classic heroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man to lesser-known characters like Crystal and Elsa Bloodstone, offers endless possibilities for team composition and strategy.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine


This game serves as a prequel to the blockbuster film of the same name, offering players an intense and brutal adventure through the origins of Wolverine.

With visceral combat, gruesome finishing moves, and an engaging storyline, X-Men Origins: Wolverine stands out as one of the most faithful adaptations of the character to date.

Marvel Heroes

Gazillion Entertainment

Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play online action RPG that allows players to control their favorite Marvel superheroes in an open-world environment. Wolverine’s inclusion in the game allows players to enjoy his unique skill set and unleash his fury on hordes of enemies.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

While not a traditional Wolverine game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features the mutant hero as one of its many playable characters.

With its charming LEGO aesthetic, great dialogue, and addictive gameplay, this game offers a fresh and entertaining take on the Marvel universe. From puzzle-solving to racing to high-intensity action, there are countless reasons why this is one of the best games.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes


While not solely focused on Wolverine, this classic fighting game features the adamantium-clawed mutant as one of its most beloved characters.

The three-vs-three tag teams make it extra special and the selection of playable characters takes it to the next level. With fast-paced action, colorful visuals, and a diverse roster of fighters, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 remains a favorite among fans of the genre.

X-Men Legends II: Rise Of Apocalypse


As the sequel to the critically acclaimed X-Men Legends, this game expands upon its predecessor’s formula, offering players an even larger roster of characters to play as, including Wolverine.

With its engaging story, strategic gameplay, and cooperative multiplayer mode, X-Men Legends II remains a fan favorite among countless Marvel enthusiasts.