Suicide Squad - 6 iOS games featuring DC's baddest heroes

By , on August 8, 2016

Suicide Squad is fresh out in cinemas, which has led us to thinking about about the not-so-super team's iOS treatment. If you want to see how Harley Quinn, The Joker and co. have fared in DC's gaming universe to date, check out these six games.

Forget grumpy Batman and amoral Deadpool - if you like your cinematic heroes to be preceded by the word 'anti,' DC's Suicide Squad is where you should be directing your attention.

The reviews for the movie have been mixed, but the sheer novelty of rooting for a team of established supervillains, all forced to do something worthwhile, will doubtless be a big draw for many.

The likes of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, and of course The Joker have already appeared in various iOS games to date. Here's a rundown of some of the places you'll find them.

Suicide Squad: Special Ops

Special Ops

Let's start with the most obvious entry - the official iOS game tie-in of the Suicide Squad movie. The first surprise here is that it's free and yet doesn't contain any ads or in-app purchases. The second surprise is that it's actually pretty good. You get to choose from three key members of the titular team - Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Diablo - in a very solid wave-based arena FPS.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Gods Among Us

This lavish 3v3 card battler/beat-'em-up hybrid has been very well supported since its release three years ago. The latest update adds the film's Deadshot (played in the movie by Will Smith), as well as its specific take on Harley Quinn and The Joker, to the roster of characters.

Batman: Arkham Underworld

Arkham Underworld

Batman: Arkham Underworld is actually a spinoff of the console-based Batman: Arkham trilogy, but its has a very 'Suicide Squad' feel to it in the way it puts you in the shoes of some of DC's best baddies - including Harley Quinn and Killer Croc. The game itself is basically Clash of Clans with a DC theme. Which sounds pretty cool, doesn't it?

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown


Here's another game set within the Batman: Arkham universe, though Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is more of a screen-swiping brawler. Again, The Joker and Harley Quinn are prominent figures in the game.

Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes

Lego Batman

While the slightly more mature theme of Suicide Squad seems at odds with the wholesome Lego world, no other game on this list mashes together a bunch of DC heroes and villains with as much colourful glee as Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes. Harley Quinn and The Joker also feature heavily here, but if you fancy a little more Killer Croc...

Lego Batman: Beyond Gotham

Beyond Gotham

This sequel to Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes expands the scale of things greatly, and is really more of a Justice League game than a Batman one. However, you're still basically punching goons and hoovering up loads of excess lego bits. As before, The Joker plays a central role to the plot here, but there's also a little Killer Croc action to be found.