Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. May 16, 2014
    60
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues to swing with energy, but you can see some of the strain peeking out of his suit. Between the glitches from rushed development and some unnecessary gameplay segments (go…away…Peter!), it's not nearly as good as Beenox's other efforts. Here's to hoping that for the next game, Activision lets this team run wild on something inventive and new. Certainly couldn't hurt this web-slinger's chances.
  2. May 13, 2014
    60
    Essentially picking up where the last game left off, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does little to push the series forward, instead choosing to play it safe and reheat the same gameplay structure. That said, there's still a fair bit to enjoy here, especially if you missed out on the first Amazing Spider-Man.
  3. May 14, 2014
    58
    The Amazing Spiderman 2 may not do total justice to our hero, but the ride is a good comic book distraction.
  4. May 20, 2014
    55
    A mediocre movie tie-in, incapable of adding anything meaningful to the previous game outside of the revamped swinging mechanic.
  5. May 1, 2014
    55
    I’m sad to see that the Spider-Man games have fallen this far, because the formula once worked exceedingly well. Beenox’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is trying to cash in on its film’s popularity while emulating many of Treyarch’s touchstones, and in nearly every area, this game is inferior to a title that came out nearly a decade ago.
  6. May 1, 2014
    54
    It’s especially frustrating because the web swinging really is fun, but developer Beenox wasn’t able to keep the momentum going once you hit the ground.
  7. May 1, 2014
    53
    The various game crashes, audio glitches, and unceasing loading make up an additional catalog of do-not-want, but it’s really just how diminished Spider-Man is that hurts. The anemic plot and the oft-repeated zingers give us a pencil sketch of the great Spider-Man, when he deserves to be inked and colored.
  8. 50
    But in the end, it becomes hard to recommend The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to anyone but the most devout of webhead fans, because it's a game that squanders all that potential.
  9. Oct 22, 2014
    40
    As usual, swinging through New York City as Spider-Man is an exhilarating and empowering proposition, but repetitive open-world events, unfocused/unrefined story missions, and a surplus of technical hindrances/poor design choices keep The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from being a solid movie tie-in.
  10. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jun 23, 2014
    40
    Like the Transformers games, this is one of those shallow, mandated movie tie-ins. [July 2014, p.87]
  11. Terrible writing, outdated menus, frequent load times, repetitive missions and bugs galore – we’re not talking spiders – conspire to make this latest release a chore to play through. And the worst part is, Beenox has broken the cardinal if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it rule by messing with the one thing that made its previous games enjoyable: web-swinging.
  12. games(TM)
    Jun 3, 2014
    20
    The biggest question you'll be left asking is why the Amazing Spider-man 2 exists. [Issue#148, p.102]
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Feb 22, 2016
    4
    Just like the movie, this spider man story should have never been released. The combat is terrible, the graphics look like a xbox 360 game,Just like the movie, this spider man story should have never been released. The combat is terrible, the graphics look like a xbox 360 game, and easily gets repetitive. The storyline is even worse than the movie this game is based off. If your a marvel fan, you should definitely not play this game. Full Review »
  2. May 14, 2014
    10
    This Game is damn-near perfect. It hit's spider Nirvana in an all time high. The missions don't seem repetitive as you cut crime. TheThis Game is damn-near perfect. It hit's spider Nirvana in an all time high. The missions don't seem repetitive as you cut crime. The undercover Peter missions have an underlying campaign that gets you involved so much. I assure, Do not miss this game! Full Review »
  3. May 13, 2014
    10
    This is definitely the best web stinger game out there .People are going into this looking for flaws. Spider-man never ceases to "Amaze". TheThis is definitely the best web stinger game out there .People are going into this looking for flaws. Spider-man never ceases to "Amaze". The swinging is fluent, the combat is great, and the story is sublime Full Review »