5 Video Games To Play If You Liked Doctor Strange 2
by Sam Raimi Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is finally out in the wild, and while it’s getting less positive reviews than longtime Marvel Studios fans have grown accustomed to, it’s still a solid welcome for the director’s trippy take on the MCU. The film adopted a distinctly Raimi tone, bringing out some of the horror weirdness that defines the director’s catalog so much. Some might understandably think it’s a much-needed twist on Marvel’s typically safe formula, with horror fans surely finding something to like.
Video games are also a medium where developers can get noticeably inventive and bizarre with their worlds, and the action-adventure and survival-horror genres have certainly flexed those creative muscles. The past few years have seen some delightfully weird game titles that, in one form or another, should have similar tones to those Multiverse of Madness Is.
Developer Remedy Entertainment has long been a fan-favorite studio for surprise hits like Alan Wake and the first two entries of the Max Payne series. 2019 Control arguably belongs in the first category, as it’s the start of an original series that has garnered such strong critical acclaim that many have cited it as one of the best games of the year.
Control revolves around Jesse Faden, the new director of the secret government agency called the Federal Bureau of Control, which is responsible for containing and studying inexplicable phenomena. Jesse enters to neutralize a mysterious enemy who has corrupted the fabric of reality, using his own supernatural powers to fight them off. The conspiratorial and secretive premise combined with interdimensional sci-fi should provide an exciting supernatural story for fans coming out Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The Evil Within 2 (2017)
While Tango Gameworks The Evil Within 2 is more firmly in the arena of survival horror, the way its gameplay, visuals, and atmosphere mesh together should make for a true Sam Raimi experience. Given the director’s adventures in the genre of horror as evil Dead and drag me to hell, The Evil Within 2 appears to be an IP address in Raimi’s driveway. The story puts players in the role of Detective Sebastian Castellanos, who dives into the failed psychological alternate reality of Union to rescue his daughter.
Which makes The Evil Within 2 such as the standout game worth playing is the way it uses trippy psychological horror to establish its tone in a way that feels like strange doctor ventured into a shameless realm of horror rather than dip his toes into it. Likewise, its central villain is decidedly creepy and crazy in a campy way, camp being something Sam Raimi is known for infusing into his movies.
is available now on PS4, XBO and PC.
Life is Strange (2015)
It’s a much more down-to-earth entry, but Dontnod Entertainment life is strange uses some concepts in its story that should be somewhat reminiscent strange doctor in the multiverse of madness. This graphic adventure game follows Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old photography student with the power to turn back time. As expected, this power comes at a cost since every change she makes causes a butterfly effect that can alter events in the real world.
The Scale is much more intimate, telling a supernatural and emotionally harrowing coming-of-age story. Given the film genre of life is strangethe use of reality-altering powers as a vehicle advancing the plot and consequences of those powers, this game should provide a richly immersive experience akin to the repercussions that set Multiverse of Madness‘ conflict.
is out now on PS4, XBO, Switch, and PC – plus some of the recent Remastered collection.
The latest game from Tango Gameworks Ghostwire: Tokyo should be a fun supernatural adventure for strange doctor Fans. He received solid critical reception, if not something too special, as the game’s world, premise, and combat were fun but partly repetitive. Nonetheless, the creative combat and imaginative story should hold players’ attention.
The game is set during a mysterious mass disappearance of nearly every citizen of Tokyo and an influx of ghostly spirits, leaving a young man named Akito and his spiritual companion KK to uncover the secrets of the events. Ghostwire: Tokyo will be good for those who don’t want to lean into horror too much, as the fun mix of magic and karate-based combat, sleek neon aesthetic, and campy premise offers a similar mix of supernatural horror and adventure.
is available on PS5 and PC.
Another firm horror entry on the list, Supermassive Games’ Until dawn was something of a sleeper hit for blending the genre with the aforementioned graphic adventure style. While the premise and setting are much more like a classic horror movie, the mystical elements behind the game’s menace resemble Doctor Strange and America Chavez being pursued by mysterious and bestial interdimensional threats.
Until dawn has players as eight young adults vacationing in a winter lodge as shadowy monsters begin stalking them. The game’s branching storytelling and butterfly effect-like game mechanics make for another extremely tense cinematic game.
is now available on PS4.