Spider-Man: Silver Lining

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Spider-Man: Silver Lining is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameZone
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 24, 2018

Outside of some awesome action sequences, Spider-Man’s City That Never Sleeps DLC saga ends on more of a whimper than a bang. Sable’s characterization is jarring and odd, Hammerhead never rises above anything more than a C-tier villain, and it ends up feeling like a string of similar events repeating until you finally get to the end.

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Scored Reviews

NoobFeed
85 / 100
85 / 100
Dec 22, 2018

The final DLC campaign for Marvel's Spider-Man The City that Never Sleeps accomplishes much more than finish off this extensive story. It adds new narrative elements that provide insight into what players can expect into the upcoming sequel. It does add a lot more tedious busy work and one character's ending is unfulfilling but Silver Linings is more than an end to Marvel's Spider-Man, it's a bridge to the next game.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

It felt shorter than the past episodes, but also satisfying to see this story arc come to an end. The surprise cameo was much appreciated, but I think we all knew that character wasn't really dead.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

Clearly, the future for Spider-Man videogames has never been brighter.

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Game Revolution
Dec 22, 2018

Silver Lining ends The City That Never Sleeps with grace but its grander ambitions make it more than yet another Spider-Man chapter.

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Expansive
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 3, 2019

While Silver Lining is certainly a concluding arc to this chapter of game development, it never feels like an ending. The over-familiarity will wane on you, but it’s clear there’s much more to come from this franchise. Even though Silver Lining has plenty of optional extras to mop up once the final credits roll, it’s hard not to be more excited about the future. In that, the DLC has served its purpose perfectly.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

A satisfying end to a three-part story that had a couple swings and misses.

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 5, 2019

Silver Lining is a great conclusion for this series of DLCs that have been somewhat disappointing. It is a more diverse DLC, presenting interesting situations that make you want to play it. The downsides are the ending, as it seems it had its development rushed, and again its length.

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GameSkinny
Jan 2, 2019

The final chapter in The City that Never Sleeps DLC story for Spider-Man is a knockout.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 23, 2018

I’d say that it’s worth picking up to conclude Spider-Man’s DLC story arc. Just don’t expect anything mind-blowing.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
Dec 21, 2018

Silver Lining manages to recover the rhythm after the Territory Wars fall and puts the quality bar back at the level of the main adventure, becoming the best of the three DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man and a very satisfactory ending for The City that Never sleeps.

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IGN Spain
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2018

A good ending to this line of DLCs despite not including a lot of new things, specially because of it's nice narrative.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining was a solid way to end the extra content while giving additional closure to the narrative.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining wraps up a story and plants seeds for a possible sequel. These are important points since this episode doesn't introduce new mechanics beyond giving you some meaningful content if you've already finished the main campaign. In the end, it's good enough to keep you entertained if you need more web-crawling action.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2018

Much like its predecessors Silver Lining is over in an hour with a slight extension offered for sidequests, and three more suits. Then bam, there's a proper Stan Lee dedication, credits roll, and the wait begins. Hopefully Spider-Man 2 builds on top of everything we've seen so far, including the DLC trilogy.

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Video Chums
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2018

Silver Lining is a solid conclusion to The City That Never Sleeps DLC pack.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 25, 2018

If you have completed the main game and want an additional portion of the story, we recommend you to play the DLC. At least the first and the third will hardly disappoint you.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
Spaziogames
Valthiel

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2018

Silver Lining is not the best finale that we all expected. Silver Sable is a good character, Hammerhead remains awful, Watanabe has disappeared. Two hours of gameplay are not sufficient to explain everything, and the results are visible by everyone.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2019

The conclusion to The City That Never Sleeps still carries the sins of the previous entries, giving us recycled activities and a rushed story, but the overall experience is a genuinely fun final romp through New York City. Lots of areas could have been improved, but if you're looking for more Spidey action, that's exactly what you're going to get.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 22, 2018

Interesting plot with good main missions and filler side missions that are too similar to those of the main game. Recommended only to fans of the game.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2018

Silver Lining is another excuse to strap on the web shooters and play more of one of 2018's best games, but it makes that excuse in a way that feels complacent. Some great banter and a decent boss fight aside, it doesn't provide satisfying conclusions to the stories that were started in the first two chapters while hastily wrapping up its own narrative threads without giving the nuances any room to breathe. For the players that have long since mastered Spidey's web of abilities, there's nothing new to learn here. It's more Marvel's Spider-Man, but that's about it. Now that Silver Lining is out, we can finally start looking forward to the potential innovation and forward-swinging momentum that a proper sequel might take.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2019

The ending to the City That Never Sleeps trilogy doesn’t quite deliver as well as it wants to, being more focussed on a sequel than is is good for it. However, it has the same Spider-Man charm you know and love — and strong character moments — so it certainly won’t hurt to play this DLC if you’ve played the others.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 25, 2018

Silver Linings offers some fun moments, but ultimately lands on its face. However, I have all the confidence in the world that Insomniac's Spider-Man will bounce back, either in future DLC or the sequel.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2018

Though mechanically unambitious, Silver Lining puts a workmanlike though effective capper on Spider-Man's City Never Sleep DLC series all the while paving the way for grander and hopefully more innovative adventures farther down the road.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 22, 2018

We'd have preferred a little more oomph for the DLC's finale, but the silver lining is that the implications for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 are definitely interesting.

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Just Push Start
2.75 / 5.0
2.75 / 5.0
Dec 24, 2018

By the time you make it to the end, it's just a lot of what we've already seen, coupled with another piece moving story. What will likely happen is Marvel's Spider-Man 2, or whatever they want to call it, will pick up these threads and build a more compelling story around them. However, it's just as likely we will see them hand wave story elements and just tell the adventure they want to. Whatever the case might be, Marvel's Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps never lives up to the excitement of the original game, leaving us with a bunch of odd puzzle pieces. It isn't so bad there is no point in ever playing them, they're just the type of expansions that feel like a lot of good ideas that never quite come together or make sense in regards to how they play out.

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