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  • Summary: The Amazing Spider-Man, this all-new third-person action-adventure video game builds on the story of the previous game with an alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie, while also giving players an enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York City.

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  1. May 22, 2014
    65
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a decent sandbox-based action game, with plenty of missions, nice ideas and different situations to deal with, but it still lacks the polishing and the direction needed to be a great tie-in, like the Batman games.
  2. Seems like Beenox tried to catch up with the movie. But this is the main reason why they messed up. Web throwing dynamics are better than ever. But as a whole, the game lacks on story aspects, AI and graphical optimization.
  3. May 2, 2014
    60
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is serviceable, and serviceable is as good as it gets. Competent, with admirable attempts at original storytelling, this movie tie-in is the perfect example of a middle-ground title.
  4. May 1, 2014
    55
    Beenox's new effort in the Spider-Man franchise lacks in charm and imagination.
  5. May 8, 2014
    55
    Not necessarily a bad superhero game, just one we’ve seen countless times before. The web-swinging, goon-bashing, crime-fighting fundamentals simply aren't fun.
  6. May 1, 2014
    55
    This formula was a blast back in 2004, but history has been repeating itself for a decade. Unfortunately, Spider-Man’s open-world shtick has been overplayed so many times that his puns look fresh by comparison.
  7. Jul 9, 2014
    53
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reminds of a time when ‘based on a movie’ was the quickest way to describe and berate a game in the same sentence.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. May 14, 2014
    10
    Not quite sure people are saying the graphics in the game are bad. I have mine maxed out and it looks really great. Don't have a crappy PCNot quite sure people are saying the graphics in the game are bad. I have mine maxed out and it looks really great. Don't have a crappy PC with the graphics turns on low and it won't look like crap. The controls are easy to use on a PC, but I am a PC Gamer, not a console newb. The game itself does require more than just one button mashing like one guy said, you do have to dodge, use your webs, etc to keep yourself from getting killed. If you even try to button mash in this game you'll get killed easily. The boss fights are eh... too quick. The story line is lacking a bit in this game compared to the first Amazing Spider-Man. The suits do offer different stat changes, not sure what the other guy was talking about. Anyways, it is a fun game if you want to kill time for a bit. Does require a pretty good gaming PC to run it, so don't try to run it on a dual core then complain cause you can't run the graphics very high. Expand
  2. May 10, 2014
    8
    This is a game for Spidey fans. It plays well on my awesome pc with all eye candy maxed out. Set the difficulty to hero level and enjoy it forThis is a game for Spidey fans. It plays well on my awesome pc with all eye candy maxed out. Set the difficulty to hero level and enjoy it for what it is. I like the story and the gameplay, but the humour is light hearted, and I realise that many gamers do not appreciate that. I do. I like it. One last thing. I do play it with a pc usb Xbox controller. I can't vouch for the keyboard/mouse controls. Expand
  3. May 1, 2014
    7
    It's certainly an improvement from the previous game. It borrows a lot from the Batman Arkham series, which is not that bad. Swinging is coolIt's certainly an improvement from the previous game. It borrows a lot from the Batman Arkham series, which is not that bad. Swinging is cool as well, not spiderman 2 swinging, but still cool. Graphics are fine. It's not perfect but it's a good game that you will not regret buying. Expand
  4. May 2, 2015
    5
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a decent sandbox-based action game, with plenty of missions, nice ideas and different situations to deal with, butThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a decent sandbox-based action game, with plenty of missions, nice ideas and different situations to deal with, but it still lacks the polishing and the direction needed to be a great tie-in, like the Batman games. Expand
  5. May 1, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Don't get me wrong. I'm huge Spider-Man fan, I think he's greatest hero there is. And it sucks so much that this game isn't so good I hoped it would be. It's bad. Don't believe people saying it's 10/10. It's not. Seriously.

    PC version has a lot of glitches, graphic bugs, frame rates and whatnot. Sometimes I cannot finish side mission, since the building where I have to save humans is gone. Game looks pretty bad to be next-gen title. And this new Hero or Menace thing is hard, if you skip one of those 10 missions in map, you suddenly became Menace. And I don't want to save citizens in peril during story missions, or when I'm going to somewhere. And every time you finish one, you get annoying Daily Bugle news.

    The worst aspect of this game is that it tries so hard to be like Arkham games. And we have Spider-Man games that aren't and are still good (USM, SMSD, SM2). We have Spider-Sense that's basically detective vision except you don't scan anything. But it's blurry and I didn't want to use it. But I had to. We also have predator missions returning and that's not good neither. Enemy spot you through walls and on ceiling even though they don't watch in there.

    Combat sucks. You smash attack button until you have to counter. And it's hard. Even though I press counter button, it doesn't work and enemies hit me. And I'm very good in ASM 1 and Arkham games. And there's no variations. Signature moves are the same. And enemies have super speed and strength and everything. It's very frustating, since it doesn't have any variation.

    Web-slinging is fun, when it's works. But too often Spidey goes inside building or suddenly changes to rotation where I'm going. And the buggy came doesn't make it better. I didn't want to wall-crawl, because camera ruins it. And since web-slinging doesn't work, I just want to walk, which is very slow.

    Story is just filled with different villains. And there are too much of them. You start with Uncle Ben's killer and 15 minutes later, he's dead, you face Shocker, 15 minutes later he's beaten and it goes on.

    Also, Spidey's new voice actor sucks. He tries to be funny, but isn't. And he doesn't sound like Spider-Man, at all. We had great voice actors in the past

    Overall, game sucks and is huge letdown. And I didn't want it to be. ASM wasn't great, but it was okay and I thought Beenox learned it's mistakes. But it didn't.

    Last good Spider-Man game was Shattered Dimensions. It had good combat, voice-acting and humor. What it didn't have was free-roaming and interesting story. I bought this game with 16 € and I'm still regretting it. If you want Spidey game with bad voice-acting, humor, combat, mediocre web-slinging, bad story and overall Arkham-clone this is it.

    What we need is next-gen only Spider-Man game, with SMSD's combat and voice-actors. Maybe with 4 different New Yorks to explore?
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  6. May 24, 2016
    4
    I love Spider man, i really do, but this game is just bad. For starters the combat is way too straightforward and much more limited than theI love Spider man, i really do, but this game is just bad. For starters the combat is way too straightforward and much more limited than the Arkham series, secondly we have the terrible story which never knows wich plot to develop properly. And then we have all of the potentially great ideas wasted, for example the hero/menace mechanic, choosing optional topics of conversation and the upgrade system. The bosses are very simple and quite boring and the hub world is almost completely unnecessary. But despite of all of this, i did find some positives: the web swinging is great and probably the best so far, spiderman is very acrobatic which makes the web swinging even more fun, and lastly i love that you can view comics in a comic book store owned by Stan Lee. But overall, sadly this game is not good, and only the biggest fans of spiderman will find it enjoyable, quite disappointing indeed. Expand
  7. May 2, 2014
    2
    I already supplied a relatively in-depth analysis of this game, but it's simply no good.

    Everything was relatively acceptable minus the
    I already supplied a relatively in-depth analysis of this game, but it's simply no good.

    Everything was relatively acceptable minus the temperamental controls, the somewhat shoddy animation work with characters when speaking....but this stupid business with the Task Force and the "Hero" meter, is simply not acceptable.

    If you get this game, and I seriously pray you don't, you will find that if that Hero meter points to anything close to the first red bar, you will get hounded constantly by Task Force machines whilst trying to swing around NYC. I have never in my life played such a terribly unenjoyable "open-city" game - and this really does the Spider-man franchise NO favours whatsoever.
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