What do critics know, anyway? TheSuicide Squadmovie may have taken a critical drubbingjust like its predecessor Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it's proven a hit so far with moviegoers. It demolished the August record for an opening weekend in the U.S., and it appears poised to end up as one of the top handful of movies for 2016.
(Although there is a new Star Wars movie coming later this year. Just saying ... )
Naturally, that kind of success has people anxious to experience more of DC's bad guys reluctantly doing good things. You can find the Suicide Squad in a pair of free mobile games, provided you know where to look. Let's start with the official game of the movie ...
That would be this one. Suicide Squad: Special Ops is a first-person shooter that allows you to take control of Squad members like Deadshot, Will Smith's ace marksman/assassin, Harley Quinn and her baseball bat, or the fire-wielding Diablo. All three characters play differently as a result, though you still are on the lookout for upgrades, ammo, and health packs as you go.
The visuals for this game are pretty sweet, and it's published by Warner Bros., so it's as authentic as you're going to get. An update that pushed on the day of the movie release actually added a bit more challenge, suggesting that perhaps early adopters were finding it too easy. FPS isn't my personal favorite mobile genre, and I would have preferred something third-person for the squad, but this is perfectly fine if you just want to embrace your inner villain.
There's a decent chance that if you love DC superheroes and villains, you've played this game at some point. Injusticeis the mobile companion to the console fighting game of the same name, one that is getting an eagerly anticipated sequel in the next year or so.
This title isn't out of gas just yet, especially since the latest update added characters from Suicide Squad to the mix. Again, we're talking about Deadshot and Harley Quinn, along with two new movie specific versions of the Joker, who was already a playable character.
Why is Joker in Suicide Squad when he has no history with the team in print? I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't give you the answer.
Batman: Arkham Underworld is a Clash of Clans style game that stars some of Batman's most notorious enemies. The Suicide Squad just happens to call a handful of them members. Thus, it only makes sense that this game would also capitalize on the movie.
It does just that, thanks to Suicide Squad missions that were added in mid-July. In this case, you're actually trying to prevent Task Force X from making a return, which sort of makes sense if you think about it from a bad guy's perspective.