Best Superman Video Game – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

What has been the best Superman video game to date?

When it comes to celebrating Superman video games, there aren’t that many great choices available, however, fans have voted the 1994 release “The Death and Return of Superman,” which was available for the Super NES and Genesis consoles, as the best Superman video game to date. Let’s hope there’s a new one some time soon.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

What has been the best Superman video game to date?
  • The Death and Return of Superman [1994 – Super NES and Genesis] 28%, 45 votes
    45 votes 28%
    45 votes - 28% of all votes
  • Superman Returns [2006 – Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox] 20%, 32 votes
    32 votes 20%
    32 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Superman: Shadow of Apokolips [2002 – PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube] 16%, 26 votes
    26 votes 16%
    26 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Superman [1988 – Arcade] 11%, 18 votes
    18 votes 11%
    18 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Superman: The Man of Steel [2002 – Xbox] 8%, 12 votes
    12 votes 8%
    12 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Superman [1979 – Atari 2600] 6%, 10 votes
    10 votes 6%
    10 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Superman [1992 – Genesis] 3%, 4 votes
    4 votes 3%
    4 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Superman [1987 – NES] 2%, 3 votes
    3 votes 2%
    3 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Superman: The New Adventures [1999 – Nintendo 64] 2%, 3 votes
    3 votes 2%
    3 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Superman: The Game [1985 – Commodore 64, Atari 400/800] 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Superman: The Man of Steel [1993 – Master System, Game Gear] 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Superman [1997 – Game Boy] 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Superman: Countdown to Apokolips [2003 – Game Boy Advance] 1%, 1 vote
    1 vote 1%
    1 vote - 1% of all votes
  • Superman: The Man of Steel [1989 – Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amiga, Atari ST] 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Superman Activity Center [1998 – MacOS, Microsoft Windows] 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 160
July 29, 2020 - August 5, 2020
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GodzillaofSteel
August 6, 2020 8:40 am

” The Death and Return of Superman” and “Maximum Carnage” were 2 of my favorite SNES games while growing up. I would love to play both of them again. Also, I’d like to add that “Superman Returns” was close on my list. But I ended up voting for “The Death and Return of Superman.”

Stefan-El
August 6, 2020 9:21 am

I still own “Death and Return” for the SNES as well as “Man of Steel” for XBox, which I voted for. Even if gameplay might be a little repetitive, “Man of Steel” has its highlights like unlockable costumes, challenging boss fights, many super powers etc. Many fans might disagree, but to me one of the best games featuring Superman is still “Justice League Taks Force” for SNES. No one could beat me playing Superman! Great memories…

Last edited 1 year ago by Stefan-El
kal-bert
August 8, 2020 9:59 pm
Reply to  Stefan-El

“…Task Force” was quite a good game. I don’t think of it as a “Superman game” because it isn’t. It’s a game that includes Superman. I agree with Man of Steel for Xbox; very repetitive but there were quite good ideas in it. If it weren’t an Atari (brand, not the console) it might get much more budget and better developement. The flying and superspeed were specially well portrayed and surprisingly good to handle.

Last edited 1 year ago by kal-bert
Stefan-El
August 6, 2020 9:23 am

I still own “Death and Return” for the SNES as well as “Man of Steel” for XBox, which I voted for. Even if gameplay might be a little repetitive, “Man of Steel” has its highlights like unlockable costumes, challenging boss fights, many super powers etc. Many fans might disagree, but to me one of the best games featuring Superman is still “Justice League Taks Force” for SNES. No one could beat me playing Superman! Great memories…

Last edited 1 year ago by Stefan-El
MattComics
August 6, 2020 11:19 am

They haven’t really made one yet. I want to see something that has the level of care and craft for Superman that went into Spider-Man PS4. I’m not even really a gamer but seeing playthroughs and story scenes, I think it might be the best Spidey movie we’ve gotten to. ..even though I’m always gonna be more fond of the classic suit than the upgrade with the white spider and spats.

Last edited 1 year ago by MattComics
approuty
August 6, 2020 5:14 pm

I voted for Superman: Shadow of Apokolips because it was the least repetitive compared to other Superman games.  It has different kind of missions for you to do, such as catching a cable car and bringing it to safety, preventing a dam from breaking and preventing a reactor meltdown.   However, I really like the open world and flying in Superman Returns.  Would it be cool if they combine those positive features of those two games I mentioned above, for the nest Superman game?  It would be much better!   I always want a Superman game where I am supposed to protect people from various of dangers, such as falling planes, out of control trains,… Read more »

victor4782
August 6, 2020 10:34 pm

The Death and Return of Superman was a great game, truly the best Superman game ever made. I loved the graphics, the gameplay, I even love how each “Superman” had his own theme song.

kal-bert
August 8, 2020 9:53 pm

Unfortunately only console games were available in the list. There was a great arcade in the 80’s made by Taito which even included John Williams’ score (well a 8 bit version of it). If that game was on the list…it would be hard for me to decide between it and “The Death and Return of Superman”.