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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  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 31, 2018
    5
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2, much like the film that inspires it, bears good ideas that were executed rather poorly, trying to be big withoutThe Amazing Spider-Man 2, much like the film that inspires it, bears good ideas that were executed rather poorly, trying to be big without realizing its limits. 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. Jul 17, 2014
    4
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I realize this review might be coming a little late. After all, I reviewed two other Spider-Man games a while ago,The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I realize this review might be coming a little late. After all, I reviewed two other Spider-Man games a while ago, including this game's prequel. I was anxious to play this game being the die-hard Spider-Man fanboy that I am. I would pretty much buy anything that has his name plastered on it. So, does this game measure up to the other two Spider-Man games that I reviewed, or is this Spider-Man's worst game yet? Let's find out. The gameplay of the original game was really repetitive. It was still fun however. Here the gameplay is much more repetitive, and much less fun. This is sad because this game follows much the same gameplay style as the last game. You control Spider-Man as he fights criminals and super-villains throughout the city of Manhattan. Along with that there are also story missions you have to complete as the game goes on. The gameplay is more redundant this time around, as there are now more random crimes that Spider-Man has to stop. This time however, unlike the last game, these crimes don't disappear forever once you do them. They do disappear, however, they reappear later on. At first I thought I would like this, as I remember crimes appearing randomly in Spider-Man 2 the game for the Nintendo Gamecube. While that was fun, those crimes were completely optional (provided that you didn't need to do them to progress through the story). However, here I just found them annoying. For one thing, in this game, there is now a penalty for not stopping these crimes in time, through the game's poorly implemented hero or menace system. I was expecting something cool like an alternate ending for the game, like in Spider-Man Web of Shadows. However, it ultimately results in "If Spider-Man doesn't stop these crimes, then the Police will stop Spider-Man". It basically means if you leave crimes alone for long enough, it will disappear, and the people of New York will hate you for letting the criminals get away. This just got annoying. Also, there is always a news report when you stop a crime, which can take your time away from this game's action. This makes the game boring, and less fun. None of this is to say that the game isn't fun at all. It can be fun just to beat people up as Spider-Man. There are also really fun stealth missions where you have to take out enemies who are trying to stop you from getting to an alternate costume. If this was the entire game, I think I would have enjoyed it a little bit more. Oh, and yes there are alternate costumes and other unlockables in this game which can extend your playtime a bit. The alternate costumes are better in this game than they are in the last game, as they don't completely break the game when you unlock them. They're supposed to provide you with boosts depending on the costume you use. However, because the gameplay is so redundant I barely noticed any difference regardless of what costume I used. Oh, and the gameplay is also way too easy. In the end, the gameplay of this game could have been amazing, but due to easiness and redundancy, the gameplay falls into mediocrity. As for the graphics, I think they look good...back in 2006. This game also has really mediocre outdated graphics. This game came out a year after Grand Theft Auto V, my new favorite video game of all time, which had fantastic graphics that really showed off what graphics technology of today is capable of. Also, this game's lighting makes the graphics look even more dreadful than they already are. While I'd say this game's graphics are outdated, they are still pretty mediocre at best. As for the story, words cannot describe how disappointed I am with this game's story. It is absolutely terrible, displaying pretty much everything bad about video game story lines. The entire story is pretty much "Oh no bad guys are trying to take over the city, but of course Spider-Man is here, so everything will be fine". There are also Peter Parker levels that I sort of enjoyed. They still couldn't save the story from being a travesty however. Overall, I will admit, I actually enjoyed this game at first. However, that was because I am a giant Spider-Man fan, and I was willing to let that blind me to how boring the game really is. That's exactly who I'd say this game would appeal to: just the die hard Spider-Man fanboys, and no one else. Everyone else should just play Spider-Man 2 the game or Ultimate Spider-Man for the Gamecube instead. They are both much better games. Or heck, just don't play a Spider-Man game at all. Instead, play Batman Arkham if you want an excellent superhero game. Just stay away from Arkham Origins!
    Gameplay: 5/10
    Graphics: 4/10
    Story: 3/10
    Overall: 4/10
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  7. Dec 18, 2020
    1
    Oyun gerçekten berbat buglarla dolu bir oyun grafikler güzel değıl dövüş hissiyatını iyi veremiyor 2008 yılında çıkan web of shadows bile dahaOyun gerçekten berbat buglarla dolu bir oyun grafikler güzel değıl dövüş hissiyatını iyi veremiyor 2008 yılında çıkan web of shadows bile daha iyi SPİDER MAN WEB OF SHADOWS 2008 DE ÇIKTI OYUNU SAKIN İNDİRMEYİN! Expand

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