The Sorcerer Supreme often has a tough job ahead of them. They’re the only defense standing in the way of the metaphysical world attacking the physical world. They wield an immense amount of power to make up for it, and are effectively superhero mages in the Marvel Universe.
With Multiverse of Madness already in theaters, fans can witness the scale of conflicts the Sorcerer Supreme deals with once again. But what if fans want to experience what it was like to be Doctor Strange? That’s a tall order, but there are some games out there which grant players powerful mage arts and the necessity to use them properly.
10 Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Allows The Player To Become Head Of A Mage’s Guild
After being revived in the world of Amalur, players take on the role of the Fateless One, someone cut from Amalur’s unbreakable web of fate. Boasting the ability to use the energy of fate itself, the Fateless One’s goal is to battle and defeat the Tuatha Deohn, an immortal fae waging war on all the mortals.
While that’s the main story, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning presents multiple side factions the player can join. As a member of the Scholia Arcana, the Fateless One can become the most powerful mage on the continent — all while seeking superior knowledge in the arcane arts.
To date, Marvel vs. Capcom is still the best superhero fighting game series. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 allows players to become Dr. Strange himself. Marvel vs. Capcom is a three-on-three experience, but it presents a massive roster of playable characters to players.
Fans can create out a team of fellow Avengers like Iron Man and Thor, if they choose. Or, they can go the route of mystical characters, such as Ghost Rider. Big comic fans might even team up with Defenders, like the Hulk.
8 Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Has Dr. Strange Save The Timestream From Kang
While the original Lego game asked Marvel’s heroes to battle against Galactus, the sequel asks them to wage war with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 has a massive roster, but Dr. Strange plays a major role in the game.
Thanks to the massive popularity of the film franchise by 2017, Lego Doctor Strange resembles his MCu counterpart. One of his key moments involves visiting the Sanctum Sanctorum and battling one of his oldest foesBaron Mordo, allowing players to re-enact events similar to the those of the MCU films.
7 Dragon’s Dogma Lets The Player Become Different Mage Classes
Dragon’s Dogma was Capcom’s last attempt at an open-world action RPG that didn’t have the words “Monster Hunter” in it. And while the game wasn’t a top-seller, it’s passed into legend thanks to its combat.
As the Arisen, the player’s goal is to slay the dragon Grigori. However, there are deeper mysteries afoot that involve the very nature of their world. The mystical options for Dragon’s Dogma are varied — the player can take on the Mage, Mystic Knight, or Magic Archer class to save the world with the power of their spells and feel like a superhero doing it.
6 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Has Dr. Strange Fighting Thanos
The Marvel Ultimate Alliance series is known for having massive casts working together to fight against threats to the Marvel Universe. The series has always been an overlooked gem, with Ultimate Alliance 3 being one of the best. Here, the Marvel heroes are up against the forces of Thanos, who aims to collect all the Infinity Stones.
The gems are scattered across space by Star Lord, and it falls to the Avengers, the Guardians, and more to gather them together before the Black Order can acquire them. However, people who love Doctor Strange might not be such big fans after they have to battle him in a boss fight.
5 Dragon Age: Inquisition Is About Closing Rifts Between Reality And The Magic Realm
Dragon Age: Inquisition puts the protagonist in the role of the Inquisitor, someone with the strange power to close rifts that have connected the living world with the Fade. Because the Fade is the world of demons and spirits, closing the rifts and the breach that caused them becomes top priority.
The Inquisitor’s power causes an entire order to be built around them, known as the Inquisition. Even though Dragon Age: Inquisition is an open-world RPG, the player is free to take on any class they want. It’s easy enough for players to become mage, and later a warrior mage for their battles, granting them powers like a sword made of their magic energy.
4 Spellbreak Allows Mages To Battle Other Mages
People don’t always want to be a sorcerer for some grand story. Sometimes they just want to fight other people with the power of cool magic spells. Spellbreak is the perfect title for that. Developed by Proletariat, Spellbreak is a battle royale title centered around magic powers.
Every player has a special gauntlet that grants them a different elemental ability to rely on. But they also have access to “runes” granting powers like teleportation. Additionally, players can gain more powerful versions of their spells by combining magic from other gauntlets.
3 Ghostwire: Tokyo Challenges Its Protagonist To Battle Demons To Save Tokyo
When a man with the power to summon spirits appears in Shibuya, it falls to a boy possessed by a spirit himself to protect humanity. That’s the idea behind Ghostwire: Tokyo, with protagonist Akito quickly learning how to master a new set of powers to fight back against an evil sorcerer named Hannya.
Like Dr. Strange, many of Akito’s special abilities are activated using special hand movements. He can be a direct fighter as well, something Dr. Strange often turns to when his battles require close combat.
2 Marvel’s Midnight Suns Teams Its Major Heroes Against A Magic Threat
A mystical turn-based RPG from the creators of XCOM, Marvel’s Midnight Suns was supposed to be on the shelves already. But a delay has pushed the game back to later in the year. Still, there are few games that aim to capture the experience of the magic corner of the Marvel Universe quite like this one.
The main protagonist is The Hunter, who has returned to life to battle against her mother, Lilith. However, The Hunter isn’t the only protagonist in the game — a collection of thirteen different heroes including the Sorcerer Supreme will be aiding The Hunter’s mission.
1 Control’s Hero Fights Beings From Outside Reality
Developer Remedy Entertainment’s Control is surprisingly similar to the world of Dr. Strange. There aren’t going to be any over the top costumes or any superheroes appearing in Control, but Jesse Faden — the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, — is in a position much like the Sorcerer Supreme.
Jesse Faden is placed in a position of power and asked to protect reality from the Hiss, a group of beings from outside reality. Fortunately for Jesse, she has access to Objects of Power, which grant her a variety of abilities to help her in her new job as Director.
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