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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 44
  2. Negative: 17 out of 44
  1. May 15, 2014
    91
    The more I play The Amazing Spider-Man 2, however, the more I'm viewing it as a superhero game that just happened to have come out at the same time as a movie wih the same name. Obviously, there's a little more corporate synergy at work than that, but it's a sign of this game's quality that it 100% stands up on its own.
  2. May 7, 2014
    60
    For all but the most passionate Spider-Man fans, TAS2 is one you can safely skip or get by with on a rental.
  3. May 22, 2014
    60
    Perhaps the biggest problem with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is that it doesn't stray much from the previous game's formula, and when it does, it actively detracts from the game.
  4. May 20, 2014
    50
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an entertaining but flawed experience. Beenox has aced the web swinging, but the controls are unreliable and the camera work is horrific at times. It’s apparent that the game was rushed to be released at the same time as the movie.
  5. Jun 2, 2014
    45
    Although The Amazing Spider-man 2 isn't a catastrophic disaster by any means, there's also absolutely nothing to recommend it.
  6. May 16, 2014
    40
    To summarize, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a pity. It's a pity because the potential is there. I do not understand why they cannot treat this superhero with more respect and why they always have to wait for a movie to force a simplistic system in the "awesomeness" that is navigating from web to web through New York.
  7. May 7, 2014
    20
    Developer Beenox showed in the past, with Shattered Dimensions, that it not only has fresh ideas for Spidey but the development chops to create a polished and impressive game built around the character. There's none of that inspiration or attention to detail here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 74
  2. Negative: 26 out of 74
  1. Apr 29, 2014
    10
    If you love your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, you'll love this game! I love the dynamic feel it has. So many surprises as soon as youIf you love your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, you'll love this game! I love the dynamic feel it has. So many surprises as soon as you start to play. Takes a while to get the hang of it, but like anything you'll get the hang(Yes, pun intended) of it. All in all the game is a great adaptation to be the webhead! Expand
  2. May 10, 2014
    10
    Surprised by the negative reviews on this one. I'm playing it at the moment and I'm loving it. The web swinging is amazing. There's a numberSurprised by the negative reviews on this one. I'm playing it at the moment and I'm loving it. The web swinging is amazing. There's a number of suits to choose between, most of which look great. Improves on everything the first one tried to do in my eyes. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2014
    8
    Simply put, If you liked the first game you will like this one. It's almost exactly the same. New story, New web swinging that works the same,Simply put, If you liked the first game you will like this one. It's almost exactly the same. New story, New web swinging that works the same, more costumes, web rush, same slightly better graphics. Fun! Expand
  4. May 27, 2014
    5
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has to be the most mediocre game I have ever played. It's not bad, but it's not really good either. Everything theThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 has to be the most mediocre game I have ever played. It's not bad, but it's not really good either. Everything the game does, gets the job done just enough for it to be slightly entertaining. From web slinging, combat, and story. It is all just okay. If your a fan of Spider-Man and open world games, you can find something here to enjoy. As much as I love both of those things, the game still manages to disappoint. But for some reason I find myself returning to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 time after time. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2014
    5
    Ever since Spider-Man 2’s release in 2004, spidey fans have been hoping for a second game that can capture the magic that game left behind,Ever since Spider-Man 2’s release in 2004, spidey fans have been hoping for a second game that can capture the magic that game left behind, and after seeing the swinging mechanic in the demos of the Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans left with hope. Hope that maybe this game might do what the original did 10 years ago. Unfortunately, all the fans got was another cheap cash in made by Beenox and Activison to cap on the tie-in movie’s release.

    The one thing to get down in a Spider-Man game is the gameplay that makes Spider-Man the superhero he is. His super strength, his wall crawling, and more importantly, his web swinging. The web swinging in this game, although not amazing, is honestly pretty fun. The game utilizes both of the triggers to make Spidey swing, tying the left and right hand to the respective triggers. Press the left trigger to swing, the web will shoot left, and Spider-Man will naturally start to turn left. It’s the same on the opposite swing. This unique mechanic works, it’s fun, and it looks cool, but it doesn't have the natural flow you’d want it to. Waiting for Spider-Man to finish an animation for him to shoot out a web well after you made him got annoying, and it ultimately gives you less control. Combine this with the awkward wall crawling and wall running that’s hard to control, and the essence of Spider-Man still remains to be captured.

    Next is the combat, which was actually one of the previous highlights of the first Amazing Spider-Man game. Wherein that game the combat was done well and really fun, the combat has actually taken a small hit in combat. Combat works like the Batman Arkham games, chaining attacks to increase your combo score, and using your spider-sense to counter attacks. Unlike the first game, where Spider-Man’s combat felt fast and responsive, this game’s combat feels slower and choppier. There were times where I would press the dodge button multiple times and Spider-Man just wouldn’t respond. Plus, the annoying auto lock fails to lock onto the enemies you want it to, and the combat can get on your nerves.

    Then there’s the boss fights, which aren't terrible by any means, but they feel so generic. For enemies like Shocker and Carnage, you’d think there’d be more variation in fighting them, but in all honesty, the boss fights don’t feel very different from fighting the generic thug on the streets.

    The biggest improvement from the last game is the stealth gameplay, which resulted you feeling over powered and made stealth too easy. Now, the stealth’s new restrictions actually improve it. All enemies have an area of vulnerability that you can enter for an instant takedown, which can be achieved from nearly any position. Plus, the spider sense allowing you to see through walls is a nice mechanic. Stealth is easily one of the best parts of this game.

    Lastly, there’s the open world of New York which easily contains the biggest problem in this game. Spider-Man’s duty as a hero is to, of course, save the city, which the game represents through side missions. However, this duty is something the game tries to force on you with the hero/menace mechanic. This mechanic sums up to how many side missions you do. Do more of them, and your hero level goes up. Ignore too many, and you could cross the line and become a menace to society, at which point the task force in the city will try to take you down. This mechanic is annoying because it forces side content - which is supposed to be optional - to be completed, or you’re punished for it. This is made worse by going farther in the game, which only creates more, and they become a grind to get through, with no worthwhile reward for completing them

    Now, moving away from the gameplay, the game fails to impress in any real way. The graphics are terrible, and are outdated, even on the last generation of consoles. The story is sub par, not following the movie in any real way, or even bothering to use any of the original voice actors from the film. Andrew Garfield is missing, and this Peter Parker is just a terrible looking imitation. The story does try to throw a lot of interesting characters into the mix, but they really feel shoe-horned in. Carnage, Shocker, Black Cat, and even the Green Goblin manage to suffer from this. The only really interesting character thrown in is Kraven, which is well voice acted by Steve Blume.

    Ultimately, Amazing Spider-Man 2 can be summed up like this. For every good thing the game does right, there's an equally bad deterrent or flaw holding it back. Either that, or the mechanics fail to introduce something compelling while at the same time not being horrible. Because of this, the game meets somewhere in the middle between good and bad. It's not the worst movie tie in game, and hardcore Spidey fans might want to try it, since it does have it's good points, but in the end, it's a really painfully average game.
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  6. May 15, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand
  7. Sep 20, 2019
    0
    This game sucks guys I don't know how's it possible to **** up this game. The first game was better with everything graphics, combat, diteilsThis game sucks guys I don't know how's it possible to **** up this game. The first game was better with everything graphics, combat, diteils etc. it wasn't something good but it could still entertain but second part I don't know what to say ****. Expand

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