I honestly can't fathom going back to driving a car in the next installment of "Grand Theft Auto" – the world is just so much cooler when you can explore the whole city, meaning everything up in the air as well. Manhattan becomes a giant jungle gym for Spider-Man to play in, and it is a blast.
May not be perfect, as it does have some flaws in the graphics department and enemy A.I. causing the game to seem unbalanced at times, but with the new features and enhanced gameplay of this title easily makes it a Must Have game.
The goal of any superhero game is to make you feel like the hero, and by that standard, Spider-Man 2 is unrivaled. That it also happens to be a fantastic action game is icing on the cake, a true treat for both fans of the webslinger and general gamers alike.
Spider-Man 2 presents players with a city ripe for action and exploration, but once you swing down out of the clouds and take a closer look at the grubby streets and roads strewn with vehicles, you'll find little to pique your interest. [Sept 2004, p.100]
This was the first Spider-Man game I played as a kid and I loved it. It was the first sandbox game which allowed me to free roam around a simulated Manhattan, and it was fun swinging through the skies between **** as Spider-Man. The web-slinging is a step-up from it's predecessor the first Spider-Man videogame, as the physics engine is more advanced. You can break up petty street crimes on the streets like muggings, purse snatchers, gang fights, grand theft auto, and assailants. The random thugs on the street are more realistic than the goons in the Spider-Man 3 videogame. On top of taking on Doctor Octopus like in the movie and following the movie's plotline, there are other storylines and supervillains and characters from Spider-Man's rogues gallery featured in the game such as Rhino, Mysterio, Shocker, and Black Cat. One of a less exciting features of the game is delivering pizzas as Spider-Man, like in the movie, but it was okay. You also take pictures for the Daily Bugle throughout some points in the game. Going inside the Daily Bugle building is cool, you get to interact with Betty Brant, Robbie, and J. Jonah Jameson. This game is a classic.
Spider-Man 2 is a classic that will be remembered as one of the best games on the XBOX, and with good reason. The open world is beautiful, and swinging around in New York cannot (and has not) even come CLOSE to being replicated. The story isn't a movie tie-in, and is all the better for it. The boss fights are great, and there are different random crimes as well. However, while the combat is good, the game is SO BORING after it's completed, as the crimes are repetitive and lazy. But don't let that put you off. Play the game in small sessions; then you realise how great the game is.
SummaryBased on the big screen sequel to the original "Spider-Man" with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man 2 features a new bad guy, Dr. Otto Octavius, who becomes grafted to a set of four mechanical arms which he can use to amazing effect... as a "mad scientist" some call "Doctor Octopus" or "Doc Ock." Can Spidey avoid getting clobber...