Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 8, 2014
    60
    While the first The Amazing Spider-Man could have been a great launch point, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 feels like the same thing all over again with, at most, half steps taken to improve.
  2. Jul 16, 2014
    59
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    58
    This isn’t a game production made from the ground up. This isn’t a labor of love or a risk of innovation. It’s just another action game with a coat of Spider-Man paint. If that’s all you want, then feel free to pick it up, but don’t expect anything profound. In a way, Spider-Man hasn’t had a truly good game since Maximum Carnage for the SNES and Genesis, and as long as Spidey keeps showing up in movie tie-ins, we likely won’t see another quality Spidey game for quite some time.
  4. Jul 25, 2014
    50
    I would have loved to write that Beenox did for Spidey what Rocksteady did for Batman. Not this time. It’s obviously a product done quickly and cheaply. Swinging around Manhattan is fun, but combat is pitiful, dynamic events are painfully repetitive, visuals are obsolete and it looks like the story was written during a coffee break. [07/2014, p.64]
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Apr 29, 2014
    0
    only 14 main missions and riddled with enemies that block super powers hindering freeplay in the city. The other side missions are mostly uninspired and take less than 30 seconds to complete and have about 5 different variants. Character customization / upgrades are all limited to skills doing more damage nothing more.
    A very poor attempt at Prototype/Infamous fails at everything it does. The PS3 version also buggy trophies not unlocking/freezes
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  2. Apr 29, 2014
    8
    I think the only downside to this game is that there are just too few missions, story and side. I LOVE the new webslinging mechanics. I've played every Spider-Man game and my two favorite are Web of Shadows and Ultimate Spider-Man. This game is better than both of those. I like being in control of my webs when I'm slinging them. Not like the last game where you hold a button and watch Spidey swing from invisible points in the air above buildings. That was the worst! Some say the controls are glitchy or whatever. That's what I thought at first, but within an hour I was as graceful as, well, graceful as freakin' Spider-Man! The controls are an art, if you use them right (it's really not that difficult), then the game will feel magical. If you use them wrong, then the game will feel terrible, I'm sure. When I get a good webslinging going, it feels so freeing! --- The core of the game plays like the Batman: Arkham Series. The combat controls are damn-near the same, as is the stealth gameplay. I was quite happy about that because I am pretty good at Arkham. The web-rush is awesome, adding a lot of precision to Spidey's combat and movement around the city. All-in-All, the game has been exciting for me. I feel like Activision finally took a big step in the right direction as far as Spider-Man video games is concerned.

    And that is the review that it deserves.
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  3. May 31, 2014
    2
    The creators could have spent much more time on this game. The graphics weren't a big step up and they looked more like a cartoon on the PS4. The story was not that good either. This game is not a big difference to the 1st game and the boss battles were all boring. Controls are also messed up. There are barely any missions and buying this game would be a big waste of your time. Full Review »