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  • Summary: This isn't the Spider-Man you've known before, or seen in a movie. This is an experienced Peter Parker who is more masterful in fighting major crimes in New York City. At the same time he is struggling to balance his tumultuous personal life and career while the fate of nine million NewThis isn't the Spider-Man you've known before, or seen in a movie. This is an experienced Peter Parker who is more masterful in fighting major crimes in New York City. At the same time he is struggling to balance his tumultuous personal life and career while the fate of nine million New Yorkers rests upon his shoulders. Expand
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    Spider-Man is a splendidly tuned action game with a stunning story, great action and gameplay mechanisms that won’t bore you for a moment. You should not miss out on this trip among comic heroes. It's a bomb! [Issue#289]
  2. Sep 9, 2018
    95
    Spider-Man exceeded my expectations in every single way. It has its low points, but they are so minor, they become insignificant in the face of its many positive points. Spider-Man is the PS4's second system seller in 2018.
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    93
    The game not only fulfills what it promised, but it gives us an original story worthy of a Marvel movie.
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    90
    Spider-Man is probably Insomniac’s best game, and the best Spider-Man game to date. A great adventure everyone can enjoy and fans of the superhero will love.
  5. Sep 4, 2018
    87
    The Wall Crawler’s open world doesn’t consistently deliver the thrilling moments of its main campaign, but the foundation laid here is undoubtedly a spectacular one.
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    84
    In terms of story-telling and direction this might as well be an addition to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe with its high production values. But as soon as you stray away from the main plot, you’ll land in an open world that is mostly beautiful to look at, but where some positive elements meet quite a few that are only average at best. Nonetheless a great superhero romp throughout.
  7. Sep 4, 2018
    60
    This game shows tremendous love for all things Spider-Man, and the ending packs a punch he would be proud of. But Insomniac relies too much on its hero to elevate the world built around him, with the result that the game wears thin some time before its powerful conclusion.

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  1. Sep 7, 2018
    10
    You can feel the love Insomniac put into this game, and it goes a long way.
  2. Feb 24, 2021
    10
    An amazing game which is the first game i deiced to Platinum the swinging mechanic is great and pair nicely with the stunning graphics of NewAn amazing game which is the first game i deiced to Platinum the swinging mechanic is great and pair nicely with the stunning graphics of New York City, the story is also great all these together make it an absolute must play. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2018
    10
    fun cool game insomniac really outdid themselves with this and could be the start of an amazing franchise enough to rival the Arkham series
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    9
    Marvel's Spider-Man is easily the best Spider-Man game to date and one of the best superhero games ever made, exclusively on PS4.

    First let
    Marvel's Spider-Man is easily the best Spider-Man game to date and one of the best superhero games ever made, exclusively on PS4.

    First let me talk about the experience. This game has the best fan service I have ever seen. Nearly every major and minor character from the Spider-Man universe is accounted for (there is even Stan Lee in a sweet, MCU-style cameo), while Spider-Man has to face several of his biggest enemies. The city traversal by web slinging is my favorite part of the whole game, nothing beats the sensation of climbing atop the Avengers Tower or the Oscorp towering HQ. Not to mention how cute it is to greet virtual people on the streets and shake hands with them, or taking selfies with the photo mode. Insomniac Games have done a tremendous job in the fan service department.

    What makes Marvel's Spider-Man stand out from other superhero games is the focus of its story on Peter Parker (who has been a crimefighter for 8 years) as a young adult who struggles to balance his personal, professional and superhero lives. Parker's relationship with Mary Jane and Aunt May is explored in a great way, as well as the relationship between Peter and his mentor. The main plot is not an adaptation of some classic Spider-Man story arc, it's a cinematic re-imagining of the established Marvel Comics mythos of Spider-Man, just like the MCU movies introduced modern takes on classic characters.

    This game is often compared with the Batman Arkham series of games, but it's really based on the PS2-era Spider-Man 2 game. Nevertheless, the fluid combat and traversal system are influenced by the Batman Arkham series and the Spider-Man 2 game. The game's meant to be played by everyone, so if you are a seasoned gamer you better switch difficulty to Hard instead of the standard Normal, this way you'll really enjoy the game and appreciate the combat system's intricacies. The map's layout in districts and the need to clear criminality in each neighbor are inspired by the inFamous series of games. There are also a few stealth sections where you don't control Spider-Man, and have to avoid enemy detection, Metal Gear Solid-style.

    Other than the presence of a few QTEs, the only real downside of this game is that, unlike the main story path, the side content is of varying quality. There are some great side quests, and many others that are repetitive. Sure there is plenty of busy work outside the main story path, like bringing enemy forts down or doing challenges, but variety is lacking.

    On the technical side, the graphics are top notch. There was the usual "downgrade" accusation on Twitter, but it was later proven to be wrong. You can see the whole of New York from the top of a skyscraper with impressive draw distances, and pop-in during web-slinging is almost non-existent. The soundtrack is inspired by the MCU movies and is wonderful. The sound effects are excellent. The voice acting for all the major characters is superb.

    Marvel's Spider-Man is a great game made by Insomniac Games, the first high-calibre game Marvel's got in many years. Just like an MCU movie, this game ends with a couple of post-credits scenes, teasing a potential sequel. Maybe Marvel's Spider-Man will kick off a Marvel Interactive Universe, just like the Iron Man movie initiated the MCU phaenomenon back in 2008. I can't wait for the Avengers game and Marvel's Spider-Man 2!
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  5. Jan 7, 2019
    9
    Insomniac games creates the true Spidey game, with excellent mechanics and gameplay and a good story campaign with interesting side quests.Insomniac games creates the true Spidey game, with excellent mechanics and gameplay and a good story campaign with interesting side quests. Add to that a lot of content, from costumes, to gadgets, to challenges to a big map to excellent voice acting, and you have the best superhero experience since Arkham City. With only a few blips (the meh stealth missions, repetitive objectives after a while (Arkham Style) this is a game that truly allows you to feel like spidey and it is a definite reason to pick it up if you are fan. Looking forward to more. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2018
    8
    In the muddled history of Spider-Man games there are few that most people will agree are amazing (no pun intended), but rather a mix of gamesIn the muddled history of Spider-Man games there are few that most people will agree are amazing (no pun intended), but rather a mix of games that endeared themselves to some while angering others. This is where Insomniacs entry will break the mold. Anybody who claims this is not a spectacular entry is likely far up their own anal cavity.

    That said - there are a couple nagging issues that while they do not hamper the overall enjoyment, may be worth noting before taking to the streets as the man of many webs.

    1. Combat: Now this isn't an issue with the way combat looks - it's gorgeous and fluent and I love every second. However, the game over-explains many of the combat features early in the game, and does little to reinforce them after, causing a bit of confusion as you quickly encounter large groups of mixed classes. Furthermore, even when combat shines the brightest there is an inherent feeling of "I didn't mean to do that but it looked cool!", basically like you have less control over Spidey then I'd personally like. To compare to Batman, where eventually you could play the timing game so well you'd never be touched (even without gadgets) - to reach that level with Spidey you'll have to become reliant on using gadgets frequently, and more or less smashing the dodge button.

    2. Sound: I love the sound, but the problem is the game handles ambient and voice work poorly in many areas, with ambient noise popping in suddenly and loudly, drowning out dialogue. Or that dialogue is so baby soft during the loudest scripted events. Fortunately there are a couple audio options even on console that may help you even this out. All in all sound is incredible, the game just handles volume poorly on the basic setting.

    Overall the game is magnificent, few times have I played with such a wide grin on my face the entire time. Insomniac did an amazing job of making the city feel alive, and making your part in the ecosystem feel natural and fluid. This is where it succeeds in spades over the Arkham franchise, because while I love those games too I always felt like I was "playing Batman well", not "I am Batman" as so many would cry.

    I........am Spider-Man. 8/10
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  7. Jun 22, 2020
    0
    for superhero game, just play batman instead. lots more fun and faithful to the comic unlike this disappointing game

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