The ultimate patriotic flagged superhero, Captain America, is the perfect personification of July 4th. It stands for freedom, kindness and bravery and grabs a hell of a punch. On this independence day, you too can put on your own Adamantium shield and save the day in these great game titles.
Captain America defies the doom tube
We had to start with a small alarm clock. This is Captain America’s first appearance in video games and dates back to 1987. We don’t say that this game is not aged, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to a classic – especially when it comes to good age.
The game wasn’t the best when it was originally released, but the way the gameplay evolves in real time is still pretty unique. You have an hour to find your way through the labyrinth and Dr. Defeat Megalomaniac. A great way to fit into a small Captain America during your July 4th celebrations.
You can find a number of different emulators online to help you play Steve Roger’s first appearance in gaming.
Lego Marvel superheroes
With Lego Marvel Super Heroes, the first of two Lego Marvel titles on our list, you can play as a smorgasbord of Marvel characters throughout the game, with Captain America appearing quite early. The main campaign can be completed in about 12 hours, but there are still many that you will hold back afterwards. Similar to the popular Pokemon franchise, you want to be sure to collect every hero and villain that is possible.
Available for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Lego Marvel Avengers
Next we have another Lego title, but this game is a world away from Super Heroes. Lego Marvel Avengers is integrated into the MCU and focuses on a smaller group of heroes – including Captain America, of course. The problem, however, is that the plot for this game is scattered and confusing, and the game is somewhat damaged.
The mechanics are still consistent with other popular Marvel games, so it’s still worth it. However, if you’re torn between Lego Marvel games, we definitely recommend Super Heroes.
Available for Wii U, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4.
Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite
For a simple game we recommend Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite. It’s a far cry from the most beautiful game on this list, but looks are everything. In this classic fighting game, both cartoon and video game characters compete against each other, so you can finally clarify some of the arguments that you had in the past.
There is an action that goes with the struggles, but frankly, we wish there were none. It’s arbitrary and chunky, and adds nothing to the game overall. But as a fighting game, it still shines and offers hours of fun pushing buttons.
Available for PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One.
Okay, this game may not be available yet, but we couldn’t talk about Captain America in video games and couldn’t mention Marvel’s Avenger right now? The release is scheduled for September 4, 2020. You can celebrate at least the two-month countdown on July 4th. You can take over the cloak of all the major avengers of the MCU as well as Kamala Khan as Mrs. Marvel.
While many were and are disappointed with how the game looks, we’d like to judge it too hard before it is fully released.
Available for PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Windows when released.
It doesn’t have to be July 4th to play as Captain America, but there really isn’t a more appropriate day, is there? When you’re ready to toss your shield around and save the world, check out some of the great deals that can be found on Amazon Sales on July 4th, and maybe you can update your PC to get the good old cap in everything to enjoy its splendor.