The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10.0
May 6, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game is far from amazing. If you do play it, we suggest you rent it.

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6 / 10.0
May 20, 2014

Unlike the first Amazing Spider-Man game, the sequel follows a separate storyline with the sequel. They say that Spidey is our friendly neighboured hood Spider-Man

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2.9 / 5.0
May 12, 2014

The Amazing Spiderman 2 may not do total justice to our hero, but the ride is a good comic book distraction.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
55 / 100
May 8, 2014

Not necessarily a bad superhero game, just one we've seen countless times before. The web-swinging, goon-bashing, crime-fighting fundamentals simply aren't fun.

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5.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2014

Swing between the skyscrapers of New York, stop petty crimes, punch the Green Goblin in the face – you've already played this game

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5.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2014

The Amazing Spider-man draws too much direct inspiration from the Batman: Arkham series, implements it too unevenly to warrant much praise.

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ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming
Top Critic
5.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a drop in quality compared to the first one which I gave an 8/10. Almost everything that was good in the original like a decent storyline that is paced well, graphics, and other things are non existent in this game. I did like how the web swinging has been improved, and it was a blast just to swing around the city. Hopefully the problems are fixed for the 3rd game, and maybe we might get something close to Spider-man 2.

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IGN
Top Critic
5.4 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2014

It's super-fun to swing around New York City in The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Everything else, on the other hand...

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5.3 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2014

You don't need to be the clairvoyant Madame Webb, who first appearance was Amazing Spider-Man 210, to know that Amazing is anything but. The 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.

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5 / 10
May 6, 2014

An unlikely mix of the bland, the predictable, and the surprisingly excellent – which only makes the mediocre end result all the more frustrating.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
5 / 10
May 1, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is as fun as it is flawed, capturing the snarky joy of the webbed crusader amid the repetition of combat and tedious side quests.

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May 4, 2014

Beenox latest Spider-Man game is a swing and a miss. The developer has improved the web-swinging mechanic and getting around Spider-Man's Manhattan has never been better. Unfortunately, the rest of the game drags it down. A schizophrenic story, a lifeless New York, and boring villains are what you can expect for the price of entry. The game's Hero/Menace system even takes all the fun out of just randomly swinging around the city. Beenox can do better, so I'm hoping the developer's next outing results in something truly 'Amazing'.

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May 14, 2014

After some of the forward progress made by Beenox themselves, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 feels like a step backwards for the franchise and for the viability of open-world superhero games in general. It's not really a game that's broken, and at times, it's quite beautiful, but it's also far too happy with itself being so astoundingly average. Those who absolutely need their web-swinging fix may find themselves with just enough web-fluid to see it through. But for everyone else, they may find themselves walking away from a Spidey-suit-filled trashcan, whispering, "I'm Spider-Man… no more."

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5 / 10
May 9, 2014
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5 / 10
May 17, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is stuck so far in the shadow of better superhero games that it's difficult to see anything which makes it stand out from the crowd. While the traversal of the open world remains really enjoyable – in spite of some shortcomings – the rest of the release comes off as an inferior copy. While there's nothing horribly wrong with the experience, there's just not enough here to recommend it, especially when there are more engaging and polished experiences readily available.

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May 5, 2014

Most of the time, the game works, and some of it can be amusing if not nourishing. It's just stupid. Very, very stupid.

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5 / 10.0
May 4, 2014

My biggest disappointment in Spider-Man 2 is not inherently within its flaws or even that it is a licensed game. The problem is that a great game can be seen swimming just beneath the surface of the game that we ultimately got, but a severe lack of polish with the need to rush this out to match the film's release left what could have been a good game buried under mounds of flaws,  issues, and sheer drudgery. While there were aspects of this game that really could have been something special or even passable, I would have to say that the overall package of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't really all that amazing.

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5 / 10.0
May 14, 2014

"The spider-sense is essential, so that you can locate the bystanders trapped in the building"

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Digitally Downloaded
Nick H.
Top Critic
May 6, 2014

It really is a shame, because there are moments where it feels like things are or will soon start to click. Spider-Man can perch near the top of a tall building, look over the city and then swing down into the streets to help save the day. No other hero can do that, so it's a unique hook that gives each Spiderman game a unique identity. Peter Parker when not Spiderman has always been one of the more interesting characters in comics because he is often very easy for people to relate to. There is a great catalogue of villains to draw from for boss battles. But 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. 

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2.5 / 5.0
May 3, 2014

Beenox still hasn't seemed to grasp what everyone wants from a Spider-Man game and I still can't tell if it's because of their rushed development time that's the issue or the developers themselves. Fans of Spider-Man will still likely find some enjoyment here since the web swinging, while still nowhere near as good as past games, is definitely a step up from modern Spider-Man titles.

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