VIDEO GAMES


This Section is devoted to all of Moon Knight's Video Game Appearances. In the last 15 years Moon Knight has made the jump beyond comic books and into the realm of interactive video games. Although some of his appearances are more noteworthy than others, there is no denying that Moon Knight has a future in the digital world. Some of these games allow players to take full control of the Fist of Khonshu, and others only feature him as an unplayable, supporting character. With the exception of the pinball game, which is his own title, all games are listed in decending order of most recently released first.





Video Games Starring Moon Knight

This section is devoted to video games in which Moon Knight is the main character. As of 2020, that has been restricted to his Zen Pinball table. Moon Knight has been a playable character in many other video games, which are listed in subsequent sections.



image

Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue

Date: Dec 2011
Company: Zen Studios
Platform: Windows, Xbox Live, Playstation Network

Marvel Pinball is a subset of Pinball FX 2, a digital, interactive pinball framework developed by Zen Studios and launched in 2010. It is a fully functional Digital Pinball environment allowing the creation and recreation of pinball tables. It functions on the principle that customers can obtain DLC Modules that add tables to its internal Library. Essentially, it allows you to download new tables into the game and play them. Zen licensed several Marvel properties and turned them into numerous pinball tables. One particular content pack, titled Vengeance and Virtue was released December 2011. It contained 4 tables: Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Thor, and X-Men. This could arguably be Moon Knight’s first solo video game, as all of the tables are independent of each other within the game. The Moon Knight Table, like all Pinball FX tables, features complex rules and mechanics becoming of a quality Pinball table.

In the upper left of the playfield stands Moon Knight, reacting to the actions of the player. Docked in the upper section is the Moon Copter, which depending on the players skill can fly around the table and bring bonuses such as a multiball. In the upper left is a rotating section that can bring forth some of Moon Knight's deadliest foes such as Bushman and Black Spectre. During certain sections you can even influence battles between Moon Knight and his villains with accurate targeting of the ball. The designers of this table were familiar with Moon Knight Lore and did a fantastic job of incorporating it into a cohesive design. As both a Pinball fan and Moon Knight fan I can say this is the finest examples of Moon Knight in the video game world.


Marvel Pinball Homepage
Moon Knight Table Manual (pdf)

image image image





Appearances in Other Video Games

This section is devoted to all the times Moon Knight has appearanced in video games. Most of these appearances are as part of an ensemble cast of Marvel characters. Moon Knight is usually an unlockable character.



image

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Date: Nov 2017
Company: Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros Interactive
Platform: Windows, OSX, Xbox One PS4, Switch

The Lego brand video games are a series of action-adventure games with puzzle elements involved. They have included numerous properties such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman. The Marvel Super Heroes 2 installment is the third Lego game in the Marvel Universe. The game allows players to play as numerous Marvel Super Heroes, including Moon Knight. The games are presented in a humorous and light hearted manner designed to appeal to both adults and kids alike. The gameplay style involves controlling a team of characters, each with their own specific class of attacks, to beat missions via solving puzzles or beating up opponents. The plot of this game is based heavily on the plot of the Avengers Age of Ultron film, as well as points from the rest o the MCU.

Moon Knight is an playable character in all versions of the game. His primary ability involves throwing crescent darts and using a staff. To play as Moon Knight you must first unlock his character, which requires players to find him hidden in on Zandar, which can only be unlocked by certain characters. Once unlocked, Moon Knight can be used in virtually any mission in the game. He is featured wearing his all white outfit. but with detail updates over his appearance in the Lego Marvel's Avenger's game.


Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image image





image

Lego Marvel's Avengers

Date: Jan 2016
Company: Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros Interactive
Platform: Windows, OSX, Xbox One PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, iOS, PS Vita, Nintendo DS

The Lego brand video games are a series of action-adventure games with puzzle elements involved. They have included numerous properties such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman. The Marvel's Avengers installment is the second Lego game in the Marvel Universe. The game allows players to play as numerous Marvel Super Heroes, including Moon Knight. The games are presented in a humorous and light hearted manner designed to appeal to both adults and kids alike. The gameplay style involves controlling a team of characters, each with their own specific class of attacks, to beat missions via solving puzzles or beating up opponents. The plot of this game is based heavily on the plot of the Avengers Age of Ultron film, as well as points from the rest o the MCU.

Moon Knight is an playable character in all versions of the game. His primary ability involves throwing crescent darts and using a Trunchoen. To play as Moon Knight you must first unlock his character, which requires players to find him in the city map, and escort him to a location. Once unlocked, Moon Knight can be used in virtually any mission in the game. He is featured wearing his all white outfit.


Lego Marvel's Avengers Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image





image

Marvel Future Fight

Date: April 2015
Company: Netmarble Games
Platform: Android, iOS

Marvel Future Fight by Netmarble games is a RPG strategy game for mobile devices. It is based heavily on the use and management of character stats and abilities. Although you only control one character at a time, you manage a team that can include any of the 187 playable characters within the game. Many of these characters must be unlocked, including Moon Knight. Characters can be leveled within three teirs which grant them special abilities and attacks. Some of these abilities are based on their chosen costume, of which Moon Knight has 2.

This is a particularly stat and number based dungeon crawler type game, and is less arcade action then almost every other game in this list. As such, it won't appeal to everyone.


Future Fight Official Website
Future Fight Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image





image

Marvel Contest of Champions

Date: Dec 2014
Company: Kabam
Platform: Android, iOS

Contest of Champions is a fighting game based off of the famed comic book mini-series. It is a fast paced game with limited controls due to the touch interface of smart phones. It, however, features complex resource and team management aspects. It also has pay-to-play features allowing players to purchase in game currency used for unlockables and customization. Only a few characters are immediately playable, with all of the others requiring some level or acheivement to unlock.

Moon Knight is an playable character in this game, but must be unlocked. Unlocking is based on a roullete style mechanism leaving a considerable amount of it to chance. In this game he features his 2014 Declan Shalvey era costume. He appears relatively muscular, and the black part of his costume has a textured cokmponent to it. He also uses his staff as his primary means of attack. I think this is one of the more visually effective executions of Moon Knight in video games to date. Although it is listed as being a single player game, there is no telling if it will become unplayable if the servers ever go down.


Official Site

Contest of Champions Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image image





image

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Date: Oct 2013
Company: TT Games and Warner Bros Interactive
Platform: Windows, OSX, Xbox One PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, iOS, PS Vita, Nintendo DS

The Lego brand video games are a series of action-adventure games with puzzle elements involved. They have included numerous properties such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman. The Marvel Super Heroes installment of the game allows players to play as numerous Marvel Super Heroes, including Moon Knight. The plot of this game involves Galactus attacking the planet while numerous super villians team-up to take over the world. The games are presented in a humorous and light hearted manner designed to appeal to both adults and kids alike. The gameplay style involves controlling a team of characters, each with their own specific class of attacks, to beat missions via solving puzzles or beating up opponents.

Moon Knight is an playable character in all versions of the game. His primary ability involves throwing crescent darts. To play as Moon Knight you must first unlock his character, which requires players to beat a particular non-essential mission in the game. This mission also requires that certain characters and abilities are unlocked themselves. Once unlocked, Moon Knight can be used in virtually any mission in the game.


Lego Marvel Superheroes Wikipedia Page

image image image image





image

Marvel Puzzle Quest

Date: Oct 2013
Company: Demiurge Studios
Platform: iOS, Windows, (Xbox One PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 HD re-release)

Marvel Puzzle Quest is a marvel themed rendition of a bejeweled-type puzzle game that involves defeating opponents. Specific combinations allow players to gain diferent levels of points. The best combinations win, and allow a player to continue to the next level. There is a plot within the game, but it isn't particularly important considering the puzzle type nature of the game.

Moon Knight is a "playable character" in the sense that he is unlockable, but you don't really control him. You complete the puzzle which gives him power to fight. He is wearing the 2014 Declan Shalvey era costume.


Marvel Puzzle Quest Wikipedia Page







image

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Date: Oct 2008
Company: Shaba, Treyarch, and Activision
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is an action adventure game which focuses on brawling and exploration in a sandbox recreation of New York City. It follows a plot in which New York becomes infested with Symbiot offspring. With the help of several allies, players must defeat numerous villains in an attempt to save the city. The player takes control of Spider-Man for the entirety of the game. Other heroes, such as Moon Knight and Wolverine can be called in to aid you after you unlock them during the regular progression of the game.

This game is unique in that it supports a rather radical Moon Knight redesign. His cape and costume are tattered and torn, and his boots are more of an extension of his suit, as opposed to independent items. His arm bands feature crescent blades facing towards his hands. In this game you can visit him at Spectorcorp tower where he will be waiting near his moon copter. During the credits concept art of Moon Knight infected by a symbiot is shown. This event does not occur in the released game, and may have been cut from the final release. Moon Knight does not appear in the PS2 or DS versions of the game.


Spider-Man Web of Shadows Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image image





image

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Date: Oct 2006
Company: Raven Software and Activision
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PC (Via Fan Patch), (PS2 and Xbox Via Glitch)

Raven software changed the way comic fans viewed video games when they released Marvel Ultimate Alliance in 2006. Including over 100 Marvel characters, over 30 of which are playable, Ultimate Alliance was a gift to fans from fans. The game revolved around taking control of 4 Marvel Heroes and defeating the a plethora of villains across numerous memorable locals. The gameplay is a blend of action and RPG forcing players to tactfully enhance their characters abilities as they traverse the digital Marvel world. The roster includes all the expected heavy hitters such as Spider-Man and Wolverine, as well as some lesser known characters such as Moon Knight and Black Panther. Moon Knight has many abilities within the game including throwing Crescent Darts, and using his staff. He also has 3 different unlockable costumes, each with their own unique perks. These custumes include the Classic costume (white), the Khonshu costume (gold accents), and the Ultimate Costume. There is also evidence of a 4th costume (black), but it might just be a fan made modification.

Moon Knight, along with several others was intended to be an exclusive to the Next Gen platforms of the time. However, the character data still exists in the other versions. A fan made patch brings Moon Knight (and other characters) into the PC version. An in-game glitch can make it possible to play as Moon Knight on the original Xbox and PS2 versions as well. In the 360, PS3, and Wii versions, Moon Knight is playable right from the beginning of the game. His powers aren’t quite as strong as others initially, but with adequate leveling he can be a formidable character.


Ultimate Alliance Wikipedia Page
PC Patch that adds Moon Knight to the Roster

I do not own these images
image image





Discontinued Video Games

This section is devoted to Moon Knight appearances in video games that are no longer accessible to consumers. This may be due to the game being removed from online stores. It also includes MMO and Cloud-reliant games in which the servers were shut down, and the game can no longer be played.



image

Super Hero Squad Online

Date Released: April 2011
Date Shut Down: January 11, 2017
Company: Gazillion Entertainment
Platform: Windows, OSX

Super Hero Squad is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game based on the kids tv Program Marvel Super Hero Squad. Functioning primarily as a Beat-em-up style brawler, Super Hero Squad is considerably more straight forward and less complicated than many of the other games listed on this site. Its kid-friendly design is aimed at simplicity and fun. The game consists of multiple mini worlds in which the character can travel freely between. In these worlds there are various activities that can be completed such as chasing down crooks, collecting items, or fighting villains. Completing tasks gives you XP to level your characters, as well as Fractal Shards which can be used to unlock in-game characters and items. Some of these items are limited to a daily allowance. For example, you can only collect 5 tokens per character, per day. Each day there is a new mission that can be played to advance your character as well. These missions can be played with other players who are online as well. Along with the main game activities, there are also many mini-games that can be played with other online players. The Fractal shards in the game are a free way in which players can unlock new in-game content. However, players can also elect to buy game gold using real money, which expedites the process. Moon Knight is an unlockable character in the game. He costs around $5 USD if purchased using real money. Alternatively, if players are choosing the free rout, He costs 5,000 fractal shards, which can be acquired over around 4-8 hours of gameplay depending.

SuperHero Squad Online Servers were shut down On January 11, 2017, and it is no longer playable.


Super Hero Squad Online Wikia Entry on Moon Knight
Super Hero Squad Online Wikipedia Page

image image image





image

Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Date Released: March 2012
Date Shut Down: September 30, 2016
Company: Playdom
Platform: Windows, iOS, Android

Marvel: Avengers Alliance is a turn-based, social networking game. It initially started as a free-to-play Facebook App, but has since been released as a stand-alone title on iOS and Android Devices. Avengers Alliance is a very stat heavy game that allows players to control 3 characters in a stream of turn based battles against a multitude of enemies. The plot progression in the game is based on the concept of Seasons. There are currently 2 seasons, each of which has its own particular plot line. Avengers Alliance won Best social game of the year from G4TV in 2012.

Moon Knight is one of the playable characters in the game, and can be acquired after completing certain requirements. His particular gameplay style is based on 'personas'. He gains different abilities based on the persona he takes on during a turn in the game. Three of these personas include Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. In this respect, his particular representation in this game is likely based off of Bendis' run on Moon Knight, which also was released in 2012.

Avengers Alliance Servers were shut down On September 30, 2016, and it is no longer playable.


Marvel: Avengers Alliance Wikia
Marvel: Avengers Alliance Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image





image

Marvel Heroes

Date Released: June 2013
Date Shut Down: November 27, 2017
Company: Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios
Platform: Windows

Marvel Heroes is a free to play Online Massively Multiplayer game. Instead of creating custom characters, this MMORPG involves players choosing from the existing roster of Marvel Heroes currently in the game. Similar to other Action RPG's, Marvel Heroes allows players to control a single character and take them through a prewritten scenario with other players online. Through this adventure players gain skill points which can be used to level their characters and make them more powerful. Gameplay is controlled via the mouse, and is presented in an isometric fashion, similar to Diablo.

Moon Knight is a playable character and was added to the game's roster sometime in 2013. However, like most of the added characters, they are not free. Outside of the core characters, additional characters often cost a fee. His character pack comes with 2 costumes; A classic White costume, and a dark Secret avengers costume.


Marvel Heroes Servers were shut down On November 27, 2017, and it is no longer playable.

Marvel Heroes Wikipedia Page

I do not own these images
image image
image





image

Avengers Academy

Date Released: February 4, 2016
Date Shut Down: February 4, 2019
Company: TinyCo
Platform: Android, iOS, Amazon FireOS

Avengers Academy is one of the more unique games to feature Moon Knight. It is a freemium game released for mobile devices and has no relation to either the MCU or the Avengers Academy comic series. The purpose of this game is to build a Campus, and to fill it with Superheroes. The heroes were reimagined in this game to be college students that you help to develop their powers. The heroes in the game were unlocked through a variety of ways, including daily drops and microtransactions. The characters have multiple costumes that are unlocked as the character reaches different milestones represented by 5 stars. Moon Knight’s first tier costume is unlike anything seen in any of the comics. It consists of a pair of white shorts and shirt along with a sweater tied around his neck. His second-tier costume is closer to the Mr. Knight costume seen in the comics, except he is not wearing a jacket, and his mask is pulled up above his mouth. His third-tier costume is essentially his classic white costume. It is one of the few games featuring Moon Knight I never had a chance to play.


Avengers Academy was removed from digital marketplaces On February 4, 2019, and it is no longer playable.

Avengers Academy Wikipedia Page

Avengers Academy Character Profile/Stats on Fandom Wiki

These images were taken from the Video below.
image image
image image














Go To Top