The best apps for joining in the movie action.
The quality of movie-based games is usually pretty poor but Dark Knight Rises is one of the exceptions. The combat system and storyline are engaging and the graphics are amazingly detailed. The premise is similar to the movie, with Batman undertaking a series of missions to protect Gotham City.
What could be funnier than a foul-mouthed teddy bear? Talking Ted gives you a taste of having him as your own best friend. You can make him say lines from the movie, do a sexy dance, smoke a cigarette and drink beer. You can also re-create the hilarious fight scene in the movie, complete with Hollywood-style punching sound effects. Like the movie, this app is not suitable for children.
See Spider-Man in action with this nifty augmented-reality app. Simply point your smartphone at marker images that you can download and print from theamazingspiderman.com/ar and you'll see Spider-Man appear on the printouts. The missions have Spider-Man scaling buildings and beating up bad guys. It also works for in-situ markers but, unfortunately, these can only be found in the US.
Reckon you'd do a better job of managing the Men in Black agency? Here's your chance to prove it. The game gives you a shot as head honcho and you'll have to take charge of all the agents, upgrade the agency's building and weapons stash, and travel between 1969 and 2012 to defeat the bad guys. If you log in with your Facebook account, you can also ask friends for help.
While it's mainly designed for younger fans, older aficionados will also find Avenger Origins: Assemble! enjoyable. This interactive comic book explains more of the Avengers' rich backstory and faithfully adapts the original series rather than the recent movie. True fans will find lots to like here, especially the built-in narration by creator Stan Lee.