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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 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  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. Mar 2, 2013
    9
    This game does an excellent job of recreating the experience of being Spider-Man. The graphics are good, the sandbox world is fun to play in,This game does an excellent job of recreating the experience of being Spider-Man. The graphics are good, the sandbox world is fun to play in, and the mechanics and responsiveness are all very good. I don't get the mediocre reviews--this is nearly as good as Batman (only lacking the intensity and tone). Overall, highly recommended unless you take games so seriously that you're offended when every game you play isn't hopelessly complex. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2020
    9
    This game is amazing because of the good bosses and the story is the best Spiderman story ever.
    One of the best things in the game is that
    This game is amazing because of the good bosses and the story is the best Spiderman story ever.
    One of the best things in the game is that You have a lot of options like choosing different attacks.
    When comes to missions I
    just wish there 20 instead of 12
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  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. Sep 20, 2019
    7
    It's entertaining, I had fun playing it. It has normal graphics story is interesting and etc.
  6. Jul 4, 2012
    7
    I have been waiting for a good spiderman game since spiderman 2 and while this game may not be perfect it is still one of the best spidermanI have been waiting for a good spiderman game since spiderman 2 and while this game may not be perfect it is still one of the best spiderman games in awhile. I felt like spiderman swinging through the city saving citizens and stoping thugs and I haven't felt that since spiderman 2 and yeah even the boring spiderman 3. This game would have been amazing if they didn't repeat the same side missions too much and added some more variety to all of them really they could have used more than one car on the chase missions. The indoor sections weren't bad but not perfect they really need to find a better way to use the camera when your upside down or on a wall it's awful and the combat gets boring only sometimes like in the sewers. But all flaws aside this is a must play for any spiderman fan I hope that they make another game for the sequel and fix and improve the little flaws in this game and make the true spiderman game we really want this is a step in the right direction beenox congrats. 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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