Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    Overall, getting a 100% completion in the DLC clocked me in at around four hours, with the story taking about two-to-three to work through. Given the quality of both the story and the side content, picking it up and its follow-ups too should be a no-brainer. Or at least it was for me. But then, I’m the sick fool currently playing through a new game plus on Ultimate difficulty. I’ll let you know how that goes when we check in on our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man next time.
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    The ending of this first installment of the DLC certainly ends on a cliffhanger, leaving us excited for November’s content. Whether you play it now or wait until all three DLCs are out, The Heist is definitely worth the price of admission and the four hours it takes to complete.
  3. 90
    Though its vision might be restrained somewhat, The Heist nonetheless makes a compelling case for itself as a hugely satisfying and essential continuation of Marvel's Spider-Man.
  4. Oct 25, 2018
    The Heist is a good bite-sized morsel of content that kept my attention throughout, and I'm excited to see where the rest of these chapters go. I just hope the Insomniac team can keep things interesting throughout.
  5. Nov 2, 2018
    Overall if you’re looking for more Spider-Man, The Heist is a great beginning to the DLC storyline that will continue over the next two months. It’s critical that you know that you are playing DLC one of three when you play The Heist because it leaves you with a bit of a cliffhanger and it’s not a self contained story, as some might have expected. With the arrival of Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s going to be tough to escape the old west to finish out this story, but Spidey’s latest leaves you wondering where they will go next and what trouble New York is in for.
  6. Nov 8, 2018
    Spider-Man: The Heist feels like a condensed version of the main game. The new story is immediately intriguing and Black Cat makes for a wonderful addition to the cast. If you enjoyed Spider-Man at launch, you need to check out The Heist.
  7. Nov 6, 2018
    It’s unreasonable to expect Marvel’s Spider-Man The Heist to reinvent the wheel here, it’s a DLC for a game that was remarkably popular, and many are clamouring for more. However, I don’t think I’m the only person that will be a little disappointed at Marvel’s Spider-Man playing it safe, and it’s a prime example of how you can have too much of a good thing.
  8. Nov 6, 2018
    The first Spider-Man DLC is short, but a great deal of fun thanks to a great story. It feels like the start of the story though and is not stand-alone, except for the side-missions. Those offer a change of pace and make the package worth it in the end.
  9. Nov 5, 2018
    As a DLC, The Heist can be considered a good title, though it could have been better. The Heist offers just enough to engage and keep the players thirsty for the next two DLCs.
  10. Oct 24, 2018
    Spider-Man’s first episode is fantastic in almost all the same ways that the main game is. It has a great script with well-realized characters and a combat and traversal gameplay loop that is almost endlessly satisfying.
  11. Oct 25, 2018
    Marvel's Spider-Man: The Heist might not have been revolutionary, but perhaps it's not supposed to be yet. It is the first part of a series of DLC, and as such, it leaves a lot of unresolved questions. I feel like I've officially "met" Felicia Hardy, and I'm certainly looking forward to where her story goes next.
  12. Oct 24, 2018
    Black Cat's intro is great, but the first DLC episode feels more like a first act than satisfying, standalone content.
  13. Oct 24, 2018
    The Heist is a good reason to sway in the skyscrapers of New York again, despite its lack of innovation, because it has a well-argued story that presents a very interesting character like Black Cat, showing another side of Peter Parker and his relationship with MJ, accompanied by the excellent gameplay that made this game of Insomniac were considered one of the best in the catalog of the PlayStation 4.
  14. Oct 24, 2018
    A fun DLC that doesn't make anything new, but still entertain during the 3 hours that it lasts.
  15. Oct 23, 2018
    If the future DLC will be held to the same standards as La Rapina, in fact, the city that never sleeps could prove to be an expansion worthy of the basic game.
  16. Oct 22, 2018
    Black Cat's DNA was already spliced into side activities in Spider-Man so her appearance makes sense, even if the "to be continued" ending is a bummer.
  17. Oct 25, 2018
    As the first piece of DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man, The Heist offers a few exciting story missions and some very cool extras. That being said, it's very short-lived and the fact that it ends on a cliffhanger is sure to annoy many fans.
  18. Oct 24, 2018
    A sort of little spin-off with a great Black Cat character and a list of activities similar to secondary mission, fun but not particularly original.
  19. Oct 26, 2018
    The Heist is a disappointing DLC for a superb game. While people might be interested in Black Cat character, at the end they would probably gonna feel that $10 dollars for this is not worth it.
  20. Oct 24, 2018
    More than anything, The Heist leaves you begging for more, and I guess that’s what the idea was. It’s just enough more Spider-Man to get you back into the swing of things, but it leaves you hanging with an abrupt ending and minimal new side content. But at only $10, it’s worth it to get back into Insomniac’s lovingly created New York.
  21. Oct 24, 2018
    The Heist has us still hungry for more. The first Spider-Man DLC is a very short experience with a predictible ending, and despite the well-written Black Cat addition and some good ideas, it’s pretty disappointing.
  22. 65
    While The Heist has a strong story—or at least the start of one—it doesn’t fill out the world or give Peter any additional gameplay growth.
  23. 60
    The game equivalent of a fortune cookie after a filling meal, The Heist is simply more of the same in a bite-sized package. There are few new ideas here, and a weak ending and overly short experience should make fans wary.
  24. Nov 1, 2018
    I loved the idea of pursuing Black Cat’s storyline, and while I don’t need much excuse to play more Spider-Man, I didn’t feel like this DLC offered much in the way of excitement or variety. I felt this chapter was unimaginative in its features, and for $10 a pop, I didn’t feel compelled enough to want more. If you’ve platinumed the game and crave a few more hours of gameplay, The Heist does the job just fine. Just don’t expect a wildly stimulating plot or any radical new additions. It’s more of the same, and for some, that’s okay.
  25. Oct 25, 2018
    More of the same. All of the content feels recycled from a main game you're probably already burnt out on anyway. It doesn't help that the few new bits – suits and an enemy type – feel lazy and uninspired. The only reason to grab this DLC is for more of the story, which is as well done as ever, if a bit short – clocking in at around three hours max. If you're patient, grab it in a future sale just so you can see what happens next.
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  1. Oct 22, 2018
    The Heist is a fun little way to spend more time with the delightful gameplay, characters, and world of Marvel’s Spider-Man, but it certainly doesn’t feel like a complete, satisfying expansion on its own.
  2. Oct 22, 2018
    The Heist is well worth your time, especially if the post-credits sequences in the main game have you counting the days until a potential Spider-Man 2.
  3. Oct 30, 2018
    The Heist is a solid DLC that’s meant to serve up more Spider-Man goodness for fans that are craving a chance to slip back into a Spidey-suit. For what it is, it’s a great story that fleshes out old characters while adding some new flavors to the pot with a classic comic book character, but if you’re expecting The Heist to change up the formula at all you’re going to be a bit disappointed.
  4. Oct 23, 2018
    The Heist is by no means essential but it marks a decent start to what could be another intriguing Spider-Man story. However, it’s already clear that these post-launch adventures will only extend, not enhance, your overall experience with the original game.
  5. Oct 23, 2018
    Insomniac’s first DLC outing for Marvel’s Spider-Man proves to be a worthy one. While it doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, it adds more activities for players to dive into and features a fully fleshed out story with some pretty memorable characters. The best thing The Heist has going for it is that it gets to build on top of the spectacular foundation laid with the original game.
  6. Oct 23, 2018
    As a continuation of Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4, The Heist is okay. The Black Cat is the focus, as the rest is remixed mission and challenge types, and three new costumes...If you're in too deep with Spider-Man, it's worth picking up, but I do wish The Heist was a bit meatier overall. If my speculation is right, the later DLC releases will build upon what's found here, offering a satisfying expansion once all three updates are out.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 168 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 168
  2. Negative: 34 out of 168
  1. Oct 24, 2018
    More Spiderman is always a great thing. After a month of searching the city for small time thugs to beat up, it is great to have a new storyMore Spiderman is always a great thing. After a month of searching the city for small time thugs to beat up, it is great to have a new story to play through again. I am excited for more stories every month. If this were a subscription service to play Spiderman.... I would pay. Full Review »
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    Don’t believe the crap the people are telling about the heist dlc, It is very good and worth it very good storytelling and you will love it ifDon’t believe the crap the people are telling about the heist dlc, It is very good and worth it very good storytelling and you will love it if you love the peter and mj relationship in the main game the bad thing it’s that I was sad to be kinda of short but it’s a part of a whole story that will be kinda of 10 hours when the other dlcs comes out my advice wait till the come out if not you may get sad when you complete this dlc Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2018
    Honestly a massive joke. Why bother releasing 3 different dlcs instead of 1 massive one if it's going to a be a 3 part series? It would makeHonestly a massive joke. Why bother releasing 3 different dlcs instead of 1 massive one if it's going to a be a 3 part series? It would make more sense to release 1 big complete/polished expansion instead of a buggy/unfinished part 1 out of 3 short DLC.

    The story: Story ends in a cliffhanger... what a pile of s**t. So much buildup and an expected ending all to end in a cliffhanger for the 2nd part... Nice. Also it's 2 hours worth of story too.

    The gameplay: More or less the same missions with an interesting twist on some of them. But for some reason the general level design was worse than what the main game offered. Sure the main game was pretty easy. But in comparison to the DLC, it's actually much harder (if you are playing on Ultimate) but it's not hard where it actually provides a challenge. More like it's hard because it's unfair, (Looking at the mission(s) specifically with the minigun mobs.) in some mission they shove so many rocket launcher/minigun mobs that you are bound to get hit. It's just poor level design with bad AI placement. It's hands down the hardest part of the game when playing on ultimate. (Even in the Main game it wasn't as bad as this.)

    Content: Aka "New taskmaster" challenges and a scavenger hunt (which was the best collectible so far in the game) The challenges were harder and were just modified versions of the original one to gold (in the combat challenges) because of pointless modifiers. (not really a compliant but it could frustrate many players going for gold.) But the new challenge is a fresh idea which I found cool but otherwise nothing to get hyped about. Also the suits are skins (no powerups.... no nothing.) Disappointing really.

    This DLC sucks really. it kinda seems like they cut too many corners and just pushed for release rather than making this a meaningful addon to the base game. Instead we just get another 3-4 hours worth of content where they just shove more enemies and add 1 collectible and extra taskmaster challenges. I'd suggest skipping this until all 3 dlc are released.
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