All Venom appearances in games

A stone in Spider-Man's shoe and is about to win his second solo film. In the Time of Carnage wave we will list all of Venom's appearances in games

Since his first full-length appearance in 300's The Amazing Spider-Man #1988, Venom has gained a legion of fans. Although the first appearance of the Venom symbiote came nearly 50 issues earlier, it wasn't until David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane put the black costume on journalist Eddie Brock that webhead readers got their first glimpse of what eventually became a character. extremely popular.

With Sony Pictures' "Venom: Time for Carnage" hitting theaters on October 5th, let's take a look at all of Venom's in-game appearances. From its first handheld appearances until Venom became a playable character in more recent fighting games, the anti-hero symbiote has appeared in many games. So here they are all, ranked from worst to best.

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The best Venom appearances in games

22. The Amazing Spider-Man (1990)

console: gameboy

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In this relatively short game, Venom appears as the final boss, jumping over Spider-Man, shooting webs, into a sewer. It wasn't a big game, and Venom's appearance as a boss was tedious. You could barely tell Spider-Man was fighting Venom.

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21. Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)

Consoles: GameCube, PS2, PSP, DS, Xbox

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You probably don't remember this game – because it wasn't good – but you could play as Venom in this 3D fighting game. While this version of Venom is interesting and it's good to play with it, the game itself is very poor.

20. The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1990)

Consoles: Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Sega CD

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Venom appears in the middle of the game as one of the bosses, where Spider-Man fights him on some rooftops. His moves are repetitive and you can take him down easily, so there's nothing very memorable about this apparition.

19. Spider-Man (1995)

Consoles: SNES, Sega Genesis

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In this side-scrolling beat 'em up, Venom appeared as the game's final boss. The game itself wasn't bad, and Venom – as boss – had some varied moves that kept this final fight relatively fun, but he was another simple-minded side-scroller.

18. Venom / Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (1995)

Consoles: SNES, Sega Genesis

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Separation Anxiety was based on a comic book story and, once again, you could play as Venom or Spider-Man to try and take down Carnage. The problem with the game is that this was just a complete retread of Maximum Carnage, released the year before, so running around like Venom, punching bad guys just wasn't exciting or new this time around.

17. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012)

Consoles: Xbox 360 and Wii U

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In this chaotic and forgettable fighting game, Venom is a playable character. This is the only Marvel game published by Ubisoft. Also, using the Wii U controls added a huge learning curve to the game that didn't help make it any more enjoyable.

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16. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)

Consoles: Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360

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Inside an old church, players fight Venom. However, the only way to defeat him is to get rid of the symbiote webs of some ancient bells and then ring them. It's a predictable and repetitive battle for a game that was absolutely mediocre.

15. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Consoles: Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360

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Based on Sam Rami's terrifying film of the same name, Spider-Man 3 loosely follows the film's plot, and the final boss of the game is none other than Venom. The game itself is a lot of fun, but Venom's appearance in it is a constant reminder of how bad he was in the feature film.

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14. Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)

Consoles: Windows, iOS

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In this online game, there were several versions of Venom to play. You can play as traditional Venom, Anti-Venom or even Venom Agent. The character was also a mission boss. It's a game for younger players, but Venom's bubbly design made it fun to play, even if the game is just another button smasher.

13. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2009)

Consoles: Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii and Xbox 360

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In this game, Spider-Man can switch between his traditional costume and the symbiote costume. You start fighting Venom at the beginning of the game, but Eddie Brock also ends up being the final boss when you fight a giant Venom. While Web of Shadows is an intermediate game in terms of fun, the appearance of Venom's final boss is quite fantastic and reminds players of a time when he appeared in a video game, which you'll see on the next page.

12. Spider-Man: The Video Game (1991)

console: Arcade

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In this beat 'em up game, Spider-Man and company battle Venom on two occasions. First it's a normal ground battle, then Venom gets huge, and Spidey and his friends have to fire projectiles at him while climbing a building. This was the first time players had faced a giant Venom, and the character design looked fantastic for the time.

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11. Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994)

Consoles: SNES, Sega Genesis

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Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage and based on the eponymous comic book, you play as Spider-Man or Venom to defeat Carnage and his symbiotic gang. Although this game came out when side scrolling beat 'em ups were at their peak, what made it really cool is that this was the first time you could play as Venom. This introduced him as a hero for the first time.

10. Spider-Man (2000)

Consoles: PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Windows

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Spider-Man was actually Marvel's first 3D adventure game released on multiple systems – although the GBC version was a side scrolling fighting game. Halfway through the game, Spider-Man fights Venom. The game is great and Venom fits the story exceptionally well. The graphics haven't aged well, but this is the character's best appearance in a game where you can't play like him.

9. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000)

Consoles: Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360

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Going back to the MvC sequel, Venom's gameplay was relatively similar to its first appearance. Although nothing was really changed about the character, it was still exciting to play like this game.

8. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2014)

Consoles: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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As long as you purchased the physical Disney Infinity figure, Venom was playable in the game. And even though I had to spend extra money to play like him, it was still a drag. Venom looked so awesome as a Disney Infinity character but somehow the character's horror elements still show up in the family redraw.

7. Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Superheroes (1998)

Consoles: Arcade, Dreamcast (later released on PlayStation 3)

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Venom made his first appearance in a fighting game in the first Marvel Vs. Capcom, which – as the name suggests – pitted characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes against each other. The character design was fantastic and fit exceptionally well into Capcom's fighting universe, and his character's sprites are unforgettable. How does he fit into the story? Who cares? It's a fighting game.

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6. Lego Marvel Superheroes (2013)

Consoles: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows

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In this Lego adventure game, Venom was a character that can be purchased with in-game currency. He could use his symbiote ability to walk through walls or transform into a huge character that could move heavy objects. Its varied gameplay made it essential at certain levels, so playing like it became part of your routine to unlock everything for each level. Luckily, he struggled with bad guys and easily breakable, so he was a character you had to have in the game.

5. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)

Consoles: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, GameBoy Advance, Windows, Xbox and Xbox 360

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was the spiritual successor to the X-Men Legends series, which was available for multiple systems. However, Venom was only a playable character on Xbox 360 as long as you purchased the DLC Villains Pack. While it's exciting to play as Venom, the fact that you have to buy more content to unlock it was a bit annoying for an era where DLC was as prevalent as it is now.

4. Marvel Contest of Champions

Consoles: iOS, Android

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A fighting game for mobile devices with gacha style where you must go unlocking the characters to fight each other. Venom is a 4-star character in the game, but the important thing is not even his presence, but the alternate versions of the symbiote that you can unlock in the game like Venompool, Venom Supreme (a mixture of Venom and Dr. Strange) and (Incredibly) The Venom – The Duck.

3. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 (2017)

Consoles: Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and iOS

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There's a lot of Venom in the newest Lego Marvel game, as long as you battle it out to unlock everything. You can play as Venom, Ultimate Venom, Venom 2099, Carnom (hybrid Carnage and Venom) and Venom Agent. You know what you get when you buy a Lego adventure game, but this version offered a lot of variety for those looking to play as Venom, and the inclusion of Agent Venom was a welcome surprise and helped to vary the gameplay.

2. Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)

Consoles: Nintendo DS, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows, Game Boy Advance

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Venom was a big part of the Ultimate Spider-Man game. Spider-Man starts a fight with the villain and you later take control of Venom. This happens in the console and portable versions, although they are very different games. Ultimate Spider-Man is a fantastic adaptation of the original comic book material, and the game really nailed the look and feel of Venom's comic book counterpart.

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1. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017)

Consoles: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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After staying out of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Venom returned to Infinite last year. Its gameplay and moves were very similar to its last appearance in the Capcom series. The character's redesign, animations and sound have been vastly improved since its last appearance, and because of that, MvsC: Infinite is one of Venom's best appearances.

Special: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)

Consoles: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii

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At the top of the list is easy: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. With the sequel to Ultimate Alliance, Venom has become a playable character on all systems without having to buy DLC. However, you had to unlock it by playing the Wakanda level. The character had two costumes, the Ultimate Alliance and the Ultimate comic book version. To this day, there is no better version of Venom in a game. He had a variety of moves that we've seen in the comics, and Venom's scary aesthetic came out right on screen.

It's Carnage Time

Still not knowing how to deal with the symbiosis with the alien organism Venon, Eddie Brock alternates his new routine between a reporter and a night watchman. But, in an interview with psychopath Cletus Kasady, an even greater evil will be unleashed on the world and this will make Eddie and Venom face difficult times, as this is the Time of Carnage.

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Tom Hardy will be back in the role, and will face the villain Carnage, who just like in the post-credits scene of the first film, will be played by Woody Harrelson. Michelle Williams is back as Anne Weying, Eddie Brock's ex-girlfriend (is it?), and Naomie Harris is expected to play the villain Shriek (rumor). With the screenwriter of Fifty Shades of Gray and direction by Andy Serkis, “Venom: Time of Carnage” premieres on September 24, 2021.

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