The Amazing Spider-Man Image
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 141 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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.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. Collapse
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to continue:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay: On | Off
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.

See all 37 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  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 PS1One 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. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    I've been a gamer and a Spidey fan for years. Best Spidey game ever made. Spider-Man 2 had a great swinging mechanic,but the rest of theI've been a gamer and a Spidey fan for years. Best Spidey game ever made. Spider-Man 2 had a great swinging mechanic,but the rest of the gameplay was just ok. The swinging mechanic in this game is simplified,but the gameplay is awesome. This is the first game that made me feel like I was Spider-Man. I can understand why Beenox made the webswinging so simplistic. If you are Spider-Man, webswinging should be as easy as walking. I can't begin to tell you how many times I fell to the ground while playing Spider-Man 2 because I missed a building. It takes you out of the moment. To maintain the illusion that you are webswinging,don't shoot your webs until you're by a building. I spend a lot of time free falling and webzipping until I get close to a building. This is the first Spidey game I played where the in game camera wasn't an issue. The other games gave me a headache. The combat is the best that it's ever been,Spidey's animations are fluid and the detail in his costume is impressive. If you are a Spidey fan,like me, the game is loaded with Spidey fan service to keep you coming back for more. SPIDEY FANS REJOICE!!!! Expand
  3. May 29, 2013
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. The story is great although the boss battles were too short and simple. I liked that it borrowed Arkham's combatI really enjoyed this game. The story is great although the boss battles were too short and simple. I liked that it borrowed Arkham's combat system. That's what made this game similar to the Arkham titles. Swinging around the city is fun and its nice to unlock neat suits. If you like Spider-man, you should try this game. Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2012
    8
    Having read the other reviews, did not get the game with high expectations, but I've played PS1 and PS2 Spiderman games and was also impressedHaving read the other reviews, did not get the game with high expectations, but I've played PS1 and PS2 Spiderman games and was also impressed by Beenox's first PS3 effort (it was amazing--no pun intended--that they recruited the original voice actors for Spiderman animated shows). This is not your Treyarch open-world game, but it does it justice. If they had gone with mission-style only (and locked away missions until they were ready to advance the plot) rather than the chapter-style, they could have easily made the world seem a lot less linear. But all in all, I felt like playing an Arkham City style game but with Spiderman and his abilities. Like critics said, the web-swinging is kind of off (especially when there are lots of low buildings or corners to get stuck in) and sidequest dialogue gets repetitious, but the artwork and soundtrack are top notch. You can fight stealth-style or combo-style according to your preference and a lot of Spidey themes are included such as taking pictures and wall-crawling from practically every angle. Not usually a fan of movie tie-in games and they took this one down a path that will probably be used in the sequels for the Garfield Spidey but was strange for those who are familiar with the lore. However, if they were trying to capture the feel that you are Spiderman (just as you were the Dark Knight in Arkham City), they fairly nailed it. Not a perfect version of the webhead, but the closest we've got on the PS3 until some developer (or Beenox itself) tops it. Expand
  5. Jan 31, 2016
    8
    The Amazing Spider-Man is set as an epilogue to Paramount’s reboot of the Spider-Man series. As you would expect this gives away the majorityThe Amazing Spider-Man is set as an epilogue to Paramount’s reboot of the Spider-Man series. As you would expect this gives away the majority of plot of the movie. To avoid spoilers I will keep the summary to a minimum. The game is centred around the outbreak of a virus that transforms the people of Manhattan into cross -species similar to the Lizard.

    Story: 7/10
    As you can expect from a movie tie-in, The Amazing Spider-Man game is built on references to the movie. However Beenox did their best to create an independent story that will not affect any of the future films unless they decide to include Scorpion or Rhino which I doubt. The beginning of the story is similar to Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum with Peter and Gwen exploring Oscorp after hours in a first person perspective and things go to hell and Spider-Man must come to the rescue. Although I found the story enjoyable I didn't really feel the need to continue with the story and spent most the majority of my time collecting collectables and doing side missions. The characters in this gain are perfect representations of their counterparts in the film and in the comics. Spider-Man is a witty and funny as ever and although the actors from the movie did not lend their voice talents to the game I felt that the cast did an excellent job. Beenox reintroduce classic comic book villains such as Rhino, Scorpion and Vermin as Cross-Species creatures leftover from Dr. Connor’s experiments in the movie. They also introduce Dr. Alistair Symthe and the Spider-Slayers as “protectors” of Manhattan trying to stop the virus outbreak.

    Gameplay: 9/10
    This is Beenox’s first take on a sandbox game and they do a terrific job. They have taken the classic feel of the Spider-Man 2 to the next level intense high speed web swinging and close view of Spider-Man making the player truly feel like Spider-Man. It is very evident that Beenox have based the gameplay on Arkham Asylum with the combo based combat system with Y to counter. This can also been seen in the stealth element of the game where Spider-Man can sneak around on walls and drop and defeat enemies using stealth takedowns. However this style of gameplay is perfect for both Batman and Spider-Man with heroes darting around ceilings and taking out multiple enemies with ease. I found that Beenox went overboard with making a superhero game as the game is very easy even on the highest difficulty which sometimes can take the enjoyment out of a game. The game features a new ability called Web Rush were Spider-Man’s perception of time is slowed down so he can lock on to where to web swing to next or which enemy to attack. This is an amazing feature but is part of the reason why the game is so easy as the player can easily dart across rooms before any enemy can keep up.

    Graphics: 7/10
    Let me start of by saying that swinging around Manhattan as Spider-Man looks amazing with wind passing by you and lens flare in your coming off buildings. Most of the stages however take place in the sewers, subway and in Oscorp which most of the time appear dull and boring which is quite disappointing. The Spidey’s suit has never looked better with his suit tearing each time he takes damage. However the graphics of civilians and Alistair Symthe look poor at times but not enough to spoil the game. Also through the story the city becomes damaged and changes between 5 periods of the day. Some of Spider-Mans’ encounters with the Spider Slayers look amazing and feel like a high speed action film.

    Extras: 7/10
    As with most sandbox games, the collectibles and side missions are its strong suit. The Amazing Spider-Man has over 700 comic books throughout the city and another 100 inside missions. This may seem like an impossible task but with the newly added web rush ability it is quite easy. The game also offers a huge amount of side missions including tricks shots, rescuing asylum patients and taking photographs for a news reporter. However these side missions quickly get stale as they do not change much as you progress. The is an upgrading in the game which makes Spider-Man stronger and unlocks combos and moves but Spider-Man never really feels stronger than he did at the start of the game which is disappointing. Unfortunately despite the huge amounts of collectibles and missions I managed to complete the game at 100% in 13 hours.

    Enjoyment: 8/10
    I truly enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man despite its problems. It felt like a true Spider-Man game with sandbox environment, a wide range of villains and excellent gameplay. I would have rated it higher but the side missions left a bitter taste in my mouth.

    Overall Rating: 7.8/10
    Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2012
    7
    This game isn't very challenging, or innovative, but it is darn fun. While I myself thoroughly enjoyed the game, I can see adult gamersThis game isn't very challenging, or innovative, but it is darn fun. While I myself thoroughly enjoyed the game, I can see adult gamers growing tired of its formula rather quickly, where younger gamers might be more forgiving of its faults and be content just swinging around Manhattan. Web-slinging is a pure joy to watch, the acrobatics are animated beautifully and the close camera provides an excellent sense of speed, unfortunately, most of the of game's main missions are indoors where web-slinging is kept to a minimum but the few battles that take place outdoors are exhilarating. The action indoors mostly consist of hiding and stealth kills, which is neat at first but the fact that Spider-man can stick to any surface, wall or ceiling, it becomes quickly apparent just how easy these missions can be, luckily, its almost never required, so if you get bored crawling around, you always have the option to leap from the shadows and just start an all out brawl. The fighting mechanics are simple, spamming X usually gets the job done, while there is a dodge button that will extend your combo if timed correctly, it's never really essential but it is more satisfying to watch the combos unfold uninterrupted. The games main fault is the lack of challenge, as mentioned the stealth areas and general combat are too easy and while there are plenty of things to do outside of the main missions, photo-journalism, car chases, petty crimes, races, none of them are challenging, nonetheless, they are a welcome diversion while traversing to the next story mission but after you beat the game, they kind of end up feeling like busy work, rather than engaging side-missions you would want to play through. Expand
  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
    "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.
    Expand

See all 27 User Reviews