Games Like 'Gotham Knights' to Play Next

If you're a fan of games inspired by comic book characters (and are willing to play as both DC and Marvel characters), check out these 10 games.
by Jon Bitner — 

Gotham Knights

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Gotham Knights is an action RPG that takes some big risks. For one, there's no Batman. The game starts with the death of the Caped Crusader, opting instead to have you play as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, or Robin. There's also a unique new combat system that's a big departure from the previous Arkham games. Critics weren't thrilled with all the changes, however, with Gotham Knights pulling in a mixed 69 Metascore.

Despite its mediocre Metascore, Gotham Knights still packs a punch if you're a fan of the DC Universe. With Batman out of the picture, Gotham Knights makes full use of the expansive DC roster, giving you access to superheroes that don't often see the spotlight. Getting to roam around as Red Hood and Batgirl in a video game is a rarity, and the fact that each is given their own unique skillset in Gotham Knights helps bring them to life.

Combat might be slower than it was in the popular Arkham games, but there's also a heavier focus on RPG elements. Folks who enjoy watching their numbers go up or kitting their character with better gear will find much to love about Gotham Knights. And if you're interested in multiplayer, you can freely roam around Gotham with a companion by your side.

While Gotham Knights isn't perfect, it's still a great game to pick up if you're a superhero fan or an RPG enthusiast (or both). But if its lackluster reviews have scared you away, there are plenty of other titles that fill a similar niche. Whether you're interested in another superhero adventure, a cooperative multiplayer game, or a deep RPG, there are more than a few games you should check out.

Here are 10 games like Gotham Knights to play next, listed by Metascore.


Batman: Arkham City

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Batman: Arkham City (XB360)

Metascore: 94
Best for: Fans seeking a fluid battle system
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Also available on: PC, PS3

If you're looking for the best Batman game, it's hard to go wrong with Arkham City. Developed over a decade ago, the title serves as the second entry in the Arkham collection — and it remains one of the best in the series. You'll be treated to a faithful video game adaptation of the Caped Crusader along with some of his most iconic enemies, such as The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Two-Face. To help you take them down, Arkham City employs a fast-paced and frantic combat system, letting you zip between targets without missing a step. Mix in a few puzzles, a utility belt of gadgets, and a foreboding atmosphere, and it's easy to see why Arkham City earned its rave reviews.

"Arkham City…is incredible amounts of fun, is polished to perfection, has had real love poured into every aspect, and most importantly, it makes you feel like Batman." — GameWatcher


Injustice 2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Injustice 2 (PS4)

Metascore: 87
Best for: Fans of fighting games
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Also available on: iOS, PC, XB1

Injustice 2 is a fighting game that features some of the most popular characters in the DC roster. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and dozens of others are all accounted for, and each brings a visceral moveset to the 2D battlefield. Layered on top of its visceral fighting mechanics are some cool RPG elements (such as unlockable gear that alters your stats), giving you something to focus on when you're not pummeling your opponents. The game is fundamentally more competitive than Gotham Knights (which brings a cooperative approach to the combat), but no doubt it's still worth a look for fans of the DC universe.

"Whether you just like the idea of a DC superhero punch party, enjoy RPGish gear hooks, or have been looking for an approachable way into fighting games, Injustice 2 has you covered." — Destructoid


Saints Row IV

Deep Silver

Saints Row IV (PC)

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of over-the-top action games
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Also available on: PS3, XB360

If you don't mind its wild humor and over-the-top action, Saints Row IV is a surprisingly well-rounded superhero game. It tasks you, the President of the United States, with repelling an alien invasion and saving the planet. But instead of passing bills or calling in the calvary, Saints Row IV gives you a slew of superpowers to eliminate the threat. There's also an upgrade system that lets you enhance your abilities, along with a seamless cooperative mode that makes it easy for a buddy to drop into the action.

"A combination of sublime and ridiculous, Saints Row IV is outlandish fun." — PC PowerPlay


Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of unbelievably good graphics
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Also available on: PC, PS4

As far as good-looking games are concerned, you'd be hard-pressed to beat Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Played on high-end PCs or PS5, its ultra-realistic graphics are reason alone to pick this one up. Thankfully, the game brings more to the table than just good looks. Hiding beneath its shiny exterior you'll find a nuanced open-world superhero game. Whether you're swinging between skyscrapers, knocking out bad guys in frantic melee combat, or taking on side quests, few games capture the thrill of being a superhero as well as Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

"Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales shines on the PlayStation 5 with great graphics, solid gameplay, and excellent use of the new DualSense controller for a seriously fun game." — Gaming Nexus


Borderlands 3

2K Games

Borderlands 3 (PC)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of cooperative shooters
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Also available on: PS4, PS5, Stadia, XB1, XBX

Borderlands 3 is a cooperative shooter that lets you and three other players roam around a mysterious planet in search of loot. A variety of playable characters are available, each offering their own unique skillsets and personality quirks. Whether you want to snipe enemies from a distance, sneak up on them undetected, or anything in between, Borderlands 3 gives you plenty of ways to customize your build. Although the game is an FPS, there are enough RPG elements to make any Gotham Knights fan feel right at home. And if you want something with a bit of a fantasy twist, check out Tiny Tina's Wonderlands — which offers much the same but with a Dungeons & Dragons coat of paint.

"Gearbox has taken the Borderlands formula and improved it to achieve the definitive 'looter shooter'. Bigger, better, longer and funnier; Borderlands 3 is legendary loot." — Hobby Consolas


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (PS4)

Metascore: 73
Best for: Fans of family-friendly adventures
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Also available on: PC, Switch, XB1

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 closely follows the formula established by previous LEGO games. That means you'll have a gigantic roster of characters to choose from (including Captain America, Star-Lord, Thor, and Doctor Strange), a fun-but-simple combat system, some light platforming, and a family-friendly storyline that lets everyone join in on the action. This time around you'll be up against Kang the Conqueror and his army of bad guys. It doesn't quite offer the same deep RPG mechanics as Gotham Knights, but its cooperative gameplay, fast combat, and diverse maps make this a great alternative.

"A fast-paced toy box adventure that will leave a smile on fans faces from start to finish, and well beyond that." — The Digital Fix


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch)

Metascore: 73
Best for: Fans of cooperative, superhero action
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Also available on: N/A

Jump into the shoes of Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, and dozens of others as you team up to prevent Thanos from destroying the universe. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is an ARPG, letting you slay hordes of enemies with over-the-top skills and collect an endless stream of loot to enhance your skills. Combat is energetic and moves at a breakneck pace, and fans of the Marvel universe will find plenty to love about its cast of characters and original storyline. The game is best experienced with a few friends, as it supports up to four players both locally and online.

"There is a lot of fun to be had in Ultimate Alliance 3. It isn't perfect, however, if you're a fan of the franchises it is based on, you'll have a great time." — Vandal


DC Universe Online

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

DC Universe Online (PS3)

Metascore: 67
Best for: Fans of MMORPGs
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Switch, XB1

It may not be as popular as World of Warcraft, but DC Universe Online still has plenty of players slugging it out on its servers. The MMORPG lets you handcraft your own superhero, picking from a variety of powers (such as superspeed or flight) before siding with Heroes or Villains. You'll then get to unravel a lengthy story that introduces you to Batman, The Joker, Superman, and dozens of other iconic names. As an MMORPG, there's plenty of stat-tracking and skill enhancing to keep you busy for hours, and with more than a decade's worth of content, DCUO should keep you entertained for a very long time.

"From the perspective of a comic fan, DC Universe Online is a pretty stellar win. It's big and grand and isn't afraid to make players feel like they're the star of an epic comic story." — GameShark


Marvel's Avengers 

Square Enix

Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

Metascore: 67
Best for: Fans of Marvel and mountains of loot
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Stadia, XB1, XBX

Marvel's Avengers had quite a few issues at launch (including a slew of bugs and a lack of content), but it's a markedly better game today than it was in 2020. The cooperative action title has you teaming up with three other heroes to take down iconic villains — and earn some epic loot in the process. Each character comes with their own set of upgradable skills, and figuring out how to use them in conjunction with the rest of your team is key to surviving its most challenging bosses. The game still isn't perfect, but it's worth picking up if you're in need of some cooperative superhero action.

"For all of my criticisms, Marvel's Avengers is still a game I can't wait to get back to playing. While there's a lot of work to do, it gets one main thing right: it's fun to be an Avenger." — PlayStation LifeStyle



Digital Extremes

Warframe (PS4)

Metascore: 64
Best for: Fans of elaborate RPG systems and chaotic multiplayer
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Switch, XB1

Warframe is an overwhelmingly complex game. It follows a recently awakened Tenno warrior as they set out to save the world from an impending, sci-fi disaster. The story is remarkably complex (and has only grown more elaborate with updates), but it's the RPG mechanics and multiplayer chaos that allow Warframe to shine. Weapons run the gamut from simple katanas and bows to futuristic rifles and grenade launchers. You can also slot a variety of game-altering Mods into your build that grant you enhanced damage output, larger health bars, or faster movement speed.

"The core gameplay, including the variety of suits and weapons, is terrific, and it's reason enough to play this sci-fi shooter." — IGN