Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Aug 27, 2012
    75
    The Amazing Spider-Man tries very hard to emulate Batman Arkham City, but despite solid controls, especially the well-designed Web Rush, and a good amount of single-player gameplay, the open-world concept doesn't offer much else in the form of any kind of really challenging gameplay and engaging side-mission variety as its obvious inspiration, the award-winning Batman Arkham City.
  2. Jun 26, 2012
    80
    This is the real draw of The Amazing Spider-Man. You are Spider-Man. You may not feel it completely (as you would with, say, a Mirror's Edge-styled Spider-Man game), but there is no doubt that the heart of the game is once again in the free roam. It is fun to beat up bad guys with that particular Spidey flair, but nothing will ever replace the feeling players get while soaring through the city.
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    80
    The Amazing Spider-Man may not only go down as one of the best Spider-Man games but one of the better movie licensed games out there because it doesn't feel like a movie game. Beenox did a great job of taking a movie based gaming and fleshing it out into its own thing.
  4. Jul 10, 2012
    84
    A movie tie-in game better than the film it's based on.
  5. Jun 26, 2012
    75
    When developer Beenox gives Spidey room to soar, you get caught up in the pure elation of swinging through a spirited city, where helicopters hover overhead and well-wishers call out to you in the streets. And that elation is the best reason to don the suit once more and remind yourself that with great power comes good fun.
  6. 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.
  7. Jul 2, 2012
    80
    Even with abilities that are steadily upgraded as you progress, The Amazing Spider-Man never feels quite as precise as you might wish thanks largely to quicktime instructions that come too thick and fast for the timed responses.
  8. Jul 5, 2012
    75
    The Amazing Spider-Man has laid an awesome foundation of gaming mechanics through its open-world design; I just hope to see more of it embraced in future games.
  9. Jun 27, 2012
    75
    The Amazing Spiderman isn't truly 'amazing' but it is a very nice game: well done in almost every aspect but it's not particularly challenging. Very fun to play and enjoyable, but after all, it should be called "The Average Spiderman".
  10. Jun 29, 2012
    80
    The Amazing Spiderman is not your usual crappy tie-in but a good adventure with tons of stuff to do which really feels like a Spiderman game should.
  11. 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.
  12. Oct 14, 2012
    79
    Amazing Spider-Man: The Video Game is terrific fun for web-slinging in the skies of Manhattan, but as a whole falls short of the brilliance of the Batman games it copies due to lackluster level design and repetitive gameplay. [Sept 2012]
  13. Simply put: this game looks and sounds great, and after some gimmicky missteps with the last few franchise entries, we're pleasantly surprised to find this is the Spider-Man game we've been yearning for, not just another licensed tie-in. [Sept 2012, p.82]
  14. Jul 31, 2012
    77
    Web Rushing makes you feel full-on super-powered. Although clumsy interior sections shatter the illusion, this is almost Spider-Man's Arkham. [Sept 2012, p.98]
  15. Jul 11, 2012
    75
    The Amazing Spider-Man isn't the best superhero game out there, but it sure is entertaining. Web-slinging through Manhattan is really fun. The main story however is less impressive.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 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 ofLove 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 Full Review »
  2. Jul 2, 2012
    8
    The Amazing Spider-Man is the most fun I have had with a video game in a while. Why? Because you're Spider-Man! Developer Beenox has createdThe Amazing Spider-Man is the most fun I have had with a video game in a while. Why? Because you're Spider-Man! Developer Beenox has created an open world New York City where you can roam around as Spider-Man and do random side missions all while doing the main story too. The main storyline takes place after the movie and contains many spoilers and even though it seemed a little far-fetched, the boss battles were epic. Giant robots chasing Spider-man as you have to doge each attack and find the weak points. The action is greatly influenced by that of Arkham City which is a great thing! There are many costumes to collect for Spider-Man and it is even just fun to swing around NYC. Another great aspect of this game is that there are 700+ collectibles which will continuously keep you playing for more. There were only two MAJOR flaws i felt about this game. Sometimes, the character animations for the mouth didn't match with the voices and the story was a bit too short (even though it was VERY fun). If you are looking for a game which will be a blast to play and will probably have DLC coming soon and lots of collectables, then this is the game for you. Full Review »
  3. 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. IGreat 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. Full Review »