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  • Summary: Take control of Spider-Man’s powers with Manhattan as your playground. Set briefly after the events of the new film, The Amazing Spider-Man injects New York City's brand new hero back into free-roaming, web-slinging action, as he protects the Big Apple from a deluge of significant threats. Players use real-time navigational and combat choices to fight crime and execute Spidey’s signature acrobatic moves in ways never seen previously. Discover the rest of Peter Parker’s untold story in the all-new epilogue story to Columbia Pictures' 2012 theatrical release. Battle all-new versions of classic Super Villains as well as original, larger than life enemies while racing to save Manhattan. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    84
    A movie tie-in game better than the film it's based on.
  2. Jul 1, 2012
    80
    Fans of Stan Lee's genius can expect a wealth of funny and informative one-liners (recorded by the man himself) as he swings and pummels his way through Manhattan.
  3. Jul 24, 2012
    78
    It is not amazing, however it is a good action-adventure with a new interesting story and it is quite fun to swing through Manhattan. If you can handle some smaller shortcomings, you will have fun with The Amazing Spider-Man.
  4. 70
    It's a terrific starting point to build future installments from. However, I think that Beenox really needs to sit down and understand what makes Spider-Man an interesting character to play and find ways to accurately capture that feeling without overly simplifying the experience.
  5. Jul 27, 2012
    70
    Not exactly brilliant, but The Amazing Spider-man is a good game and a nice tie-in of the blockbuster movie.
  6. Jul 7, 2012
    68
    The Amazing Spider-Man never reaches its full potential. The missions are repetitive and the combat system is not as fluent as in Arkham City. The web slinging in Manhattan makes up for a whole lot, but The Amazing Spider-Man never really amazes.
  7. 50
    The Spider-Man game franchise has long been a series that gamers have always thought should work, but it rarely has. The third attempt from Beenox, but first attempt at an open world version, shows some promise, but it has a lot of cracks along the way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Oct 20, 2012
    10
    One of the best Spider-Man games I've played and it's great that it's influenced by Batman. It's in my top 3 along with Spider-Man 2 on PS1 and Spider-Man 2 on PS2 Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    El combate no es del todo ágil, que digamos, y los gráficos, pese a ser muy buenos en su derecho, tienen sus tiras y aflojas, pero el juego logra mantenerse gracias a una historia enganchante e interesante que respeta la esencia del héroe y un mayor realismo e interacción respecto a otros juegos del arácnido.

    8.8/10
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  3. Jun 26, 2012
    9
    Love the swinging around the city, but it takes some skill to get use to it.. Once you have figured it out it, you'll get a great feeling of being Spider-Man. Reminds me of the old Spider-Man 2 game Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2013
    8
    The Amazing Spider-Man is by no means a perfect game. It is short and easy, the city could be a bit bigger, the side missions could be more plentiful, and the combat, while solid could use a little bit of expanding. However, The Amazing Spider-Man is a ton of fun. It is great to be back in an open world Spider-Man game, and the city looks absolutely fantastic. The animation of Spider-Man is great, the combat is fun, and having the freedom to explore NYC again is great. The Amazing Spider-Man is a solid first step in the next generation of Spider-Man titles. Expand
  5. Sep 17, 2012
    7
    Great Spider-man Game, not quite up there with Spider-man 2 but still very awesome! This is right up there with the Batman Arkham titles. I wasn't quite so fond with the boss battles and the graphics need a little bit more work to make the Ultimate Spider-man game but this is a good start. Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2012
    7
    The Amazing Spider-Man is a great game to the Spider-Man franchise but it is not flawless. The game starts off where the movie ended, Oscorps experiments, also known as the cross-species, has broken out and are on the loose in Manhattan. Gwen and the population of the city has been infected, to safe them you help Dr. Connors breaking out from the asylum so he can create and antidote before it's too late. The storyline is good, the gameplay is similar to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. You can perform impressive combos and upgrade Spider-Man's powers, it's also very fun to swing around the city in this game, the setting seems so much bigger than in the other Spider-Man games. However, this game is easy and the chapters and boss battles are really repetitive which is a big shame. You can't use your upgrades on the bosses and the attacks does not have any impact on them.

    I give this game 7/10
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  7. Jul 5, 2012
    0
    "Love the swinging around the city" "I just loved swinging around the city" "I felt like spiderman swinging through the city"

    Sure, if you
    ONLY love swinging around the city this game is for you... Other than swinging around there is little substance to the game, it's extremely repetitive; save citizens, get your picture taken, chasing the same car in every high speed chase...

    The graphics are blah, cutscenes are horrid, story is short, bosses suck and it's the same timing based prompt triangle, circle, X, square system that I HATE.

    Hardcore spider man fans should like it, but there isn't enough there for me to recommend somebody else buying the game.
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