Despite not quite being arachno-fabulous, Marvel's Spider-Man makes its mark with killer storytelling and excellent mechanics.
For better or worse, this is Peter Parker's alter-ego at his most predictable, so don't expect too many surprises. True to name, Spider-Man is what it is: simple 'n' straight up Spidey, nothing more, nothing less.
A must play for this generation, Spider-Man really feels like a lot of love and attention from Insomniac Games went into its production. The gameplay is always fun and will take players fond of Spider-Man II, Ultimate Spider-Man, and the other widely beloved titles on a nostalgic trip while giving them a completely new and perfectly paced story to enjoy. The developer's interpretation of the hero whose story we've seen redone so much in recent memory is a breath of fresh air for such a well-regarded character in geek culture.
Spider-Man is the best of the web-slinger’s video game debuts to date; the visuals are striking, its story engaging, and its gameplay is some of the most fluid anywhere on a modern console. Whilst it does occasionally get tangled in its own ambitious web, it makes up for its minor shortcomings with a large helping of heart and an even larger dose of pure fun.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a cinematic and gameplay master class
Marvel’s Spider-Man is wildly entertaining, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Insomniac Games makes the City of New York just as much a character as Spider-Man himself. It helps push Marvel's Spider-Man to be more than just a great superhero game; it's a great game, period.
With all the freedom it gives you to web-sling through New York City and stick goons to walls, Spider-Man for PS4 is the best Spider-Story I've had the pleasure to experience, and even on its own is a brilliant game.
While not really original, and a work clearly inspired by other modern adventure games, Marvel's Spider-Man is still a welcome return of the superhero in the gaming world powered by one hell of a technological feat.
Spider-Man‘s web-swinging is without a doubt the most memorable part of what would otherwise be a typical open-world game. However, Spider-Man is no one-trick pony. The combat doesn’t have a high skill-ceiling and yet it can be as fun to play as it is friendly to look at. The story has moments that capture the magic of the comics and provide some superior boss fight encounters. All of the major characters are captivating and I can’t wait to spend more time with them in the sequel. Nearly every open-world cliche is present and accounted for, but the traversal system makes it stand apart in an otherwise crowded and somewhat stale genre. Ultimately, Spider-Man is one of those games that you play with a constant smile on your face, even when you’re doing the same thing for the hundredth time.