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  • 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. Expand
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  • Developer: Beenox
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, General, General, Open-World
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: T
  • Special Controllers: Move Compatible
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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Story Mode - The best story in a Spider-Man game. It flows and actually makes sense. Spider-Man suit even messes up as you take damage. You will fight robots, infected people, cross-species, and thugs. The story is about the different cross-species getting lose and Spider-Man has to stop it after he kinda caused the problem to begin with. Spider-Man has to save the people of New York, find a cure for the infected and save Gwen, his love. Spider-Man can do what he can with the help of Dr. Connors who was also the lizard. The story for this takes place after the movie, which releases July 3rd in the United States. Overall, the story is fantastic and Spider-Man fans won't be disapointed. 100/100(A+)

    Graphics - Not spectacular. The framerate is fine. The environments look good. Spider-Man looks real. Some character details look bad, but not to the point where you can't stand it. At least they don't look cartoonish. 90/100(A-)

    Gameplay - The game plays well. It's an open world game. The combat is better than ever and the web swinging and camera makes me feel like I'm Spider-Man. You get to use special moves and upgrade Spider-Man. Web crawling is good. Throughout the city you'll see petty crimes going on that where you can choose to take action. There's this feature called Web Rush, where you can just swing fast to different areas by pressing the R1 button or holding it to slow down time and do attacks. There's also web retreat so you can get out the way when you're in trouble by pressing the L1 button. You can also take photos by pressing L2. You'll feel a lot of vibration through your controller in this game. You'll encounter a lot of action. You also get to play as Stan Lee with the Stan Lee Adventure Pack. 100/100(A+)

    Multiplayer - No multiplayer.

    Playing Time/Content: This game should take you at least 20 hours to get 100 percent. Probably 30 hours. It's definitely worth $60. There's enough content in this single-player open world game to keep you satisfied. 100/100(A+)

    Overall score: 97.5(A+)

    + Lengthy story
    + Side missions
    + Different costumes
    + Combat systems
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  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. Dec 22, 2013
    8
    The Amazing Spider-Man is by no means a perfect game. It is short and easy, the city could be a bit bigger, the side missions could be moreThe Amazing Spider-Man is by no means a perfect game. It is short and easy, the city could be a bit bigger, the side missions could be more plentiful, and the combat, while solid could use a little bit of expanding. However, The Amazing Spider-Man is a ton of fun. It is great to be back in an open world Spider-Man game, and the city looks absolutely fantastic. The animation of Spider-Man is great, the combat is fun, and having the freedom to explore NYC again is great. The Amazing Spider-Man is a solid first step in the next generation of Spider-Man titles. Expand
  5. 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. 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.
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