- Publisher: Activision
- Release Date: Apr 29, 2014
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360
- 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.
- Developer: Beenox
- Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, General, General, Open-World
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Teaser Trailer
Positive: 0 out of 12
Mixed: 8 out of 12
Negative: 4 out of 12
May 16, 2014The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues to swing with energy, but you can see some of the strain peeking out of his suit. Between the glitches from rushed development and some unnecessary gameplay segments (go…away…Peter!), it's not nearly as good as Beenox's other efforts. Here's to hoping that for the next game, Activision lets this team run wild on something inventive and new. Certainly couldn't hurt this web-slinger's chances.
May 13, 2014Essentially picking up where the last game left off, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does little to push the series forward, instead choosing to play it safe and reheat the same gameplay structure. That said, there's still a fair bit to enjoy here, especially if you missed out on the first Amazing Spider-Man.
May 14, 2014The Amazing Spiderman 2 may not do total justice to our hero, but the ride is a good comic book distraction.
May 1, 2014The various game crashes, audio glitches, and unceasing loading make up an additional catalog of do-not-want, but it’s really just how diminished Spider-Man is that hurts. The anemic plot and the oft-repeated zingers give us a pencil sketch of the great Spider-Man, when he deserves to be inked and colored.
May 7, 2014But in the end, it becomes hard to recommend The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to anyone but the most devout of webhead fans, because it's a game that squanders all that potential.
Oct 22, 2014As usual, swinging through New York City as Spider-Man is an exhilarating and empowering proposition, but repetitive open-world events, unfocused/unrefined story missions, and a surplus of technical hindrances/poor design choices keep The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from being a solid movie tie-in.
games(TM)Jun 3, 2014The biggest question you'll be left asking is why the Amazing Spider-man 2 exists. [Issue#148, p.102]
Positive: 6 out of 17
Mixed: 4 out of 17
Negative: 7 out of 17
May 14, 2014This Game is damn-near perfect. It hit's spider Nirvana in an all time high. The missions don't seem repetitive as you cut crime. TheThis Game is damn-near perfect. It hit's spider Nirvana in an all time high. The missions don't seem repetitive as you cut crime. The undercover Peter missions have an underlying campaign that gets you involved so much. I assure, Do not miss this game!… Expand
May 9, 2014This is the first beenox spiderman game ive actually enjoyed, mainly due to the introduction of the proper webswinging thro new york which iThis is the first beenox spiderman game ive actually enjoyed, mainly due to the introduction of the proper webswinging thro new york which i think they totally nailed - in general i really enjoyed it despite its flaws (of which there are many - lazy filler missions - lack of proper dynamic aerial combat), hard to put a rating on it becos of this, but i played it nonstop for 3 days and its probly the most fun ive had with a game this generation (yes i have titanfall) there is a truly amazing game in there somewhere and i think with just a bit more effort the follow up could be awesome- my 2 cents as follows;
- Add some more depth to ground based combat
- introduce aerial combat similar to spiderman web of shadows.
- introduce player on player multilayer races through the city - cmon this would be amazing - SPIDEY v VENOM v CARNAGE RACE!!!!!!
-put more effort into the filler missions...i accept they are a necessary evil but a wee bit more variety would go a long way!
Anyways im no game developer but i think those tweaks would go a long way!… Expand
Jun 3, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. [Condensed]
Essentially, there is one interesting gimmick that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has going for it: the hero or menace variable meter. Pretty much as it sounds, if you causes chaos and are a jerk towards most citizens- interpreted in game as not stopping enough crimes, you're dubbed a menace in typical J. Jonah Jameson fashion. However, if you're an angelic guardian and bust some criminal heads together, you're a hero. Yay! Well, that's basically that... Oh, and needless to say the side missions are even less imaginative than the main plot, and pretty much as bad and boring as those of Spider-Man 3 (which means pretty poorly thought out and thrown in numerous amounts of times). I hope you like rescuing people clinging to the side of buildings for whatever reason and stopping car hijackings, because you'll be doing that dozens of times!
As my final piece of review point here, I want to talk a little bit about console generations and the varying versions of this game. As uninspiring as I've made the game sound, you'd think it would at least look decent graphically. Well, I guess decent is a broad term, so maybe it qualifies as that still... Needless to say, it looks virtually indistinguishable between consoles, with the usual exception of the expected ones looking slightly worse for wear and the "new gen" ones having slightly better framerates as well. So yeah, if you do for some reason decide to waste your money on this game, you may as well get it on whatever console you want, as they all look essentially the same and play the same as well- poorly.
Concept: Try to do everything that Spider-Man 2 did ten years ago, do it worse, shoe-in a bunch of extra villains for no real reason, say you're a movie tie-in game, and call yourself Amazing. You've done it already probably as well.
Graphics: The textures are oftentimes muddy and bland, the city looks pretty barren and dull most of the time, and enemy types aren't always that varied. Also, it looks about the same between generations.
Sound: The sound work is as uninspired and unimaginative as the rest of the game- poor voice acting or at best generic, none of the actual movie actors seem to make appearances, and there isn't really a soundtrack unless you count Spidey's insanely annoying one-liners (of such poor quality that Deadpool should take note).
Playability: The one "shining" part of the game- combat and action are easy to pick up and handle, but ultimately so repetitive that you'll be bored to tears halfway through the game probably. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Entertainment: Haha- no really.
Replay Value: Low.
Overall Score: 5.0… Expand
Feb 22, 2016Just like the movie, this spider man story should have never been released. The combat is terrible, the graphics look like a xbox 360 game,Just like the movie, this spider man story should have never been released. The combat is terrible, the graphics look like a xbox 360 game, and easily gets repetitive. The storyline is even worse than the movie this game is based off. If your a marvel fan, you should definitely not play this game.… Expand
Jul 4, 2020If you can ignore long loading times, bad story, and repetative combat this is the best way to play spider-man on xbox, the web swinging isIf you can ignore long loading times, bad story, and repetative combat this is the best way to play spider-man on xbox, the web swinging is clearly not perfect but the stealth is surprizingly fun. This game was unfotunatly clearly rushed out and it shows. But it does atleast improve on certain aspects of the original… Expand
Jun 15, 2014This game is so bad.
My Watch Dogs profile is: Name:MineHaxx Occupation:Casual Gamer Status:Suckered by Activision BankThis game is so bad.
My Watch Dogs profile is:
Status:Suckered by Activision
1.Bad story that is 1.5 hours long.
2.Side missions are all one and the same.
3.HERO OR MENACE SYSTEM IS MENACE TO THE WORLD!!
4.Crashing,freezing and problems.
I hope that TASM3 will be better.… Expand
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