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Best Uses Of Comic Panels In Video Games

Video games are a great way to escape reality, but they can also get serious. However, there’s no reason why you can’t add some humor into the mix! Video game developers have been using comic panels to help bring their stories to life for years now, and here are just five examples of how this technique has helped make some of our favorite games even better:

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017, with a Microsoft Windows version scheduled for release on October 24, 2017. The game is the sequel to 2014’s Destiny and its subsequent expansions.

As with the original Destiny, players assume the role of a Guardian, protecting Earth’s last city after an alien force known as the Cabal has destroyed humanity’s colonies throughout our solar system. To do this, they travel around in various vehicles called Sparrows while using their weapons to kill their enemies. In addition to traditional campaign missions (similar to those seen in other first-person shooters), there are cooperative modes such as Strikes (smaller missions) and competitive multiplayer matches.


Spider-Man is a game about the classic Spider-Man story, which means it’s also a great example of how comic panels can be used in video games.

The game starts with you playing Peter Parker before he becomes Spider-Man. You have to go through missions and objectives that help develop his character and prepare him for when he finally gets his powers. Then, once you do get your powers, one of the first things that happen is that an evil villain shows up at your house looking for revenge on his old boss (who happens to be Peter’s uncle). You fight him off but not before he stabs your aunt May with a knife.

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is a first-person shooter looter-shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the third game in the Borderlands series and the sequel to Borderlands 2. It was released worldwide on September 13, 2019, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms.

The game features two new playable characters: Amara (a Siren) and FL4K (a dog). The player can now use four weapons at once instead of two like previous titles in the series allowed for. However, there are no longer any weapon slots, so players can’t switch between them on the fly without having them equipped beforehand or switching out their character class entirely if they want to use something else while still keeping another weapon with them at all times during combat situations against enemies who might require different attacks than what your default loadout provides before killing them off completely!


Wendy is a game about a young girl who becomes a superhero. It’s also about the power of imagination and creativity and the importance of family. But most importantly, Wendy is a game that reminds us all that we can be heroes in our own way. Even if it doesn’t involve wearing capes or punching bad guys in the face.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a 2018 action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. The game takes place in ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.

The game follows Kassandra or Alexios as they explore ancient Greece, completing quests and interacting with other characters in their world. Players can choose how they want to approach situations based on how they want their character to develop. Different actions will affect how people view you, which in turn affects your relationships with them or unlocks new missions or objectives for you to complete

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a game that is a lot of fun, but it also has an interesting way of telling its story. Instead of having a full-motion video or voice acting telling the plot, this game features comic panels at key points in its narrative.

The result is something that feels more like watching an animated movie than playing a video game. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing! The artwork used for these panels brings life to the characters and helps them feel more real than other types of storytelling might have done. It also allows us to get additional insight into what makes each character tick without relying on dialog alone (which can often be dull).

If you’re not already familiar with Marvel Comics lore, then don’t worry. This game isn’t just for fans who know every detail about their favorite heroes! Even though there are plenty of references here and there throughout both gameplay sections as well as cutscenes/cutscenes (which occur between levels), they aren’t necessary knowledge since everything else can still be understood by anyone who plays through their first playthroughs successfully without dying too many times. 

Captain Spirit

Captain Spirit is a free episodic game that takes place in the same universe as Life Is Strange. Dontnod Entertainment developed and released it on June 25, 2019.

In this game, you play as Chris. A 10-year-old boy lives with his dad in a small town called Beaver Creek. He dreams of being a superhero! Finally, one day, he becomes Captain Spirit when he finds an alien suit that gives him powers like flight and super strength!


Comic panels are a great way to tell a story in a video game. Developers can use them to convey emotion. To explain events that happened before or after the current scene. Even give players choices on how they want their character to act.