Harness Spider-Man’s powers with Manhattan as your playground!
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Release Date: Sep 25, 2012

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Harness Spider-Man’s powers with Manhattan as your playground!

Set shortly after the events of Columbia Pictures' new film, The Amazing Spider-Man throws New York City's brand new hero back into free-roaming, web-slinging action, as he protects the Big Apple from a deluge of unimaginable threats.

Key Features

  • Spider-Man’s triumphant return to New York – Everybody’s favorite web-head is back in Manhattan with the return of the fan-favorite, free-roaming, web-slinging gameplay.
  • Web Rush: player choice evolved – Players use real-time navigational and combat choices to fight crime and pull off Spidey’s signature acrobatic moves like never before.
  • Find out what happens next – Uncover the rest of Peter Parker’s untold story in the all-new epilogue story to the Columbia Pictures' 2012 blockbuster theatrical release.
  • Push Spider-Man’s abilities to the limit – Battle all new versions of classic Super Villains as well as original, larger than life enemies while racing to save Manhattan.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7/XP (SP 3)/Vista (SP 2)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 7600GT / AMD ATI Radeon X1800 GTO
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7500 MB HD space
    • Sound: Any DirectX 9.0 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional: Internet connection required for installation and authentification.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7/XP (SP 3)/Vista (SP 2)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Quad 2.4 Ghz or AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 8800GT / AMD ATI Radeon HD4830
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Hard Drive: 8000 MB HD space
    • Sound: Any DirectX 9.0 compliant Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional: Internet connection required for installation and authentification.
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Panda Poh
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Really Amazing game, has it's bugs at first and crashes quite often but overall I think the story and gameplay is really good so far
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Pump 2.0
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
GREATEST OF ALL TIME
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Racist Jesus
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
11/10
would crash again.
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Spuddyyy
( 44.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
If you're the player that loves storyline, a little of side quests and fighting bosses, then The Amazing Spider-Man™ is pretty much recommended for you. The graphics of the game is pretty pleasant, and the controls are easily manageable. That being said, if you're just looking for ONLY the storyline, then the game is pretty short-lived. Story can be completed in pretty a few hours, but to further enhance the gameplay, you can opt to complete every single side quest. To top it all, if you love Spider-Man as your Superhero, you will get to relive your childhood all over again.

Pros
- Comfortable gameplay. Nothing too confusing about it. Straight into story, and you need to weave around just to get back on track.
- Achievements are all within grasp. Slight grilling is needed.
- Little needs to be learn. Basically just moving around, jumping, and 3 more buttons for combat. No need to learn exemplary combos, memorize skills and sorts. Just upgrade Spider-Man, and click to fight.
- Storyline is simple, and chapters are replayable (This is perfect). In any case of missing out on anything, you're able to select the chapter again, and replay. Or you can just do it for fun.
- Spider-Man really feels like Spider-Man. Gesture, speech, action, they're all really fancy, just like the good old Spider-Man.

Cons
- Crashes every now and then. I don't know what causes it, but I see other reviews on that as well. Then again, the game saves every now and then, so even if it crashes out of a sudden, you would be able to continue near to where you last saw.
- Graphics are very very very randomly and rarely bugged. That being said, Spider-Man gets really fat at some particular angle. Walk 2 steps, and he returns to normal. Looks really funny.
- 3 difficulties: "Human", "Hero" and "Superhero". If you have selected "Human"(Easy) on your first game run, you wouldn't be able to change difficulty halfway, or keep that save file. Meaning to say, changing the difficulty overwrites the existing file, and you wouldn't be able to go back to play a particular chapter, in that difficulty.
- Might get a little giddy while moving around quickly. (Or maybe it's just me)
- Fight scenes, and skills are pretty much the same. You either spin a web to hold him or beat him unconscious to end the fight. Then again, it's a kids game. Including blood wouldn't be the beneficial.

On the overall, the game is pretty good though it's slightly bugged. Would recommend to get it if you're a Spidey lover, and when it's on sale. 50% is still acceptable. Don't expect the game to be really amazing, it really wouldn't badly disappoint. Some obtainables were hard to find, and you would find yourself searching on the internet for it. Sure you would get annoyed at some point, but what's an achievement if you didn't do much to achieve it?

On a scale of 1-10, I would probably give it 8/10 (: Lack of game stability, but it was really fun to play! Interested buyers should read up on it more, and watch videos to see its actual gameplay. Enjoy!
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ShadowTheLight
( 68.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I don't know about you but I think it is AWESOME! I love Spider-Man and think this game is quality. Good story and good gameplay.
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Mathyza
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
IF ONLY IT DIDNT CRASH SO DAMN FREQUENTLY!
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alo_obert
( 78.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Brief review: As a big fan of spiderman from childhood, I enjoyed playing the game and had a good experience with it. Maybe it lacks some history depth and complexity as compared with (just to say an example) the Arkham Batman series, but... its great to swing across NYC. :P

Briefest review: I liked it, so I'm just giving it a positive review for the records.
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PuffOfLogic
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
The game is alright but the PC port is terrible. Frequent frame rate drops and game crashes take the fun out of it. The high paste action is not enjoyable due to these issues.

Tried different fixes from the forums which lowered the amount of crashes but it is still annoying to say the least.
The controls on PC are not too hot either.
Play it on console or leave it.
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Ryuuji Takasu
( 54.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Have I really played this many hours..?

Yes, I have. This game, and I being an old fan of Spider-man who loved it, was definitely amazing. I could really feel the pressure of the storyline, the gameplay was pretty easy to get ahold of, voice acting and quality were pretty great for PC.

I didn't have much of any problems with this game, it delivered really well. The DLC minigames (though I only have the Stan Lee and Lizard pack) were fun to play and challenging, I would play the story over and over again just to experience being Spider-man.

For being a PC game, everything fits the bill in my book. Don't judge a game entirely by it's reviews. Sometimes, you have to experience it for yourself and give your own review.

Not comparing it to the other Spider-man games, but seeing it as it's own game in it's own world, I loved The Amazing Spider-Man. It's been satisfying time going through it.

I give it a 10/10, being a game on it's own.. It's amazing, indeed.
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NeuroJacked Ape
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I like spider-man games. I played the ♥♥♥♥ out of Web of Shadows and a good chunk of Shattered Dimentions. This one definitely suffers from being a movie tie-in. The combat is ok, but web swinging around Manhattan feels slow and the map looks small.

I had the technical issues as well. My PC is mid range, but its a recent build and the game would not run in the higher resolution options. I played for 70 mins aaaaaaand then it crashed.

Refunded.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Have I really played this many hours..?

Yes, I have. This game, and I being an old fan of Spider-man who loved it, was definitely amazing. I could really feel the pressure of the storyline, the gameplay was pretty easy to get ahold of, voice acting and quality were pretty great for PC.

I didn't have much of any problems with this game, it delivered really well. The DLC minigames (though I only have the Stan Lee and Lizard pack) were fun to play and challenging, I would play the story over and over again just to experience being Spider-man.

For being a PC game, everything fits the bill in my book. Don't judge a game entirely by it's reviews. Sometimes, you have to experience it for yourself and give your own review.

Not comparing it to the other Spider-man games, but seeing it as it's own game in it's own world, I loved The Amazing Spider-Man. It's been satisfying time going through it.

I give it a 10/10, being a game on it's own.. It's amazing, indeed.
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180 of 233 people (77%) found this review helpful
213 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
This is my review of The Amazing Spider-Man. I found this game to be <<CRASH>>

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This is my review of The Amazing Spider-Man. I found t<<CRASH>>

Annoying, right?
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112 of 137 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
I love Spiderman. He was the first superhero comic I ever picked up as a kid. I own more Spiderman comic books than any other series in my collection and have been reading them for eighteen years (5 yrs-23 yrs). I've also played every single Spiderman video game since back in the early 90's and i'm here to tell you...

I went out on launch day to buy this game for PS3. I beat it with my brother in law after only two sessions of playing - about 8 hours total. Mind you I was playing around a lot of that time and just exploring the city. I thought maybe I was just too hype on the game and it didn't meet my expectations...So I decided to give it another go on the PC.

Now keep in mind this is an open world game, but there is little to nothing to do! The city just doesn't feel like a real complete city. I still play the older titles and compared to this they all have way more to do and a lot more diversity in their levels, which is sad considering you're supposed to progress. Almost every single main mission takes place somewhere underground. Which at first is real cool...until you realize all of the missed potential that's just sitting there above you. Laughing at you. Mocking you. There are a few missions above ground but they are seldom.

There are plenty of side missions - Like crimes to solve which are inanely repetitive and overtly mundane, nothing like they used to be. I'm not even trying to be that guy that's just stuck on the past nostalgia, but if i'm still playing those games today (which I am) over the new titles they're dishing out...somethin' ain't right. Sure the missions in those games were all repetitive too, but at least more diverse and way more fun than "Stop that car!" "Catch that runner!" "Stop that gang!" "Now stop that getaway car!" "Catch that mugger!" "There's a gang on the loose!"

No matter how you clothe a sheep it is still a sheep.

"Oh, i'm sure that guys being dramatic. I heard there are little collectibles to 100% the game."

Yes, you can collect comic book pages to read comics on the game...which is such an awesome concept and to be honest one of the things I spent most time doing, but there are only a few issues and the time it takes to do this isn't really worth the end result. You could cut the time out completely and look up those issues online. However, there are tons of costumes...which are really cool and groovy...but also purely cosmetic, which is like building a really really nice car and never installing an engine. Cool car, bro...but...does it do anything?

Definitely not worth 39.99 OR the sale price of 27.49 that I am currently writing this review during. If the 27.49 price tag included all DLC and you're a hardcore Spidey fan THEN i'd say it is worth it.

In other words, do yourself a big favor and pick up any of these Spiderman titles for the PC instead:

Spiderman Web of Shadows (Best Open World Spiderman Game Hands-Down & the Darkest)
Ultimate Spiderman (Best Open World Spiderman Game That Emulates A Live Comic Book)
Spiderman Shattered Dimensions (Linear Level Design with Refreshing Changes in Gameplay)
Spiderman 3 (Best Open World of the Movie-Themed)

YE BE WARNED. WASTE YOUR MONEY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

4.5/10
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375 of 538 people (70%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
This game was so terrible I beat it very shortly that includes getting all 700 comics.. Only a person who is really bad at gaming. ...who isn't a real gamer.... has low expectations would love this game. Their is no challenge to it that is the very definition of what a game is the challenge. Since it didn't have a challenge I don't consider this to be a true game. The game is also broken on a technical level. It has glitches, bugs, and will have you restarting your pc or it will just flash out and close itself. Notice the people below who try to discredit me. Some of these people wrote reviews only one hr of playing a game and not completing them. I'm sorry kiddies I was born in the era of NES and Atari and been gaming way longer than you peons. My experience makes me better than you new generation spoonfed gamers where every task is given to you. The AI in this game is dumb. The bosses are all the same and offer no challenge what so ever. They don't learn or do any new strategy from the next.

When you look at this game it seems to have potential but looks are decieving. Lets start off with the kick they did to pc gamers as a punishment to not buying the game on console, and waiting for pc. So instead of snapping 7 spider signals to get the suits you are made to collect 700 comics, and complete tasks. You get most of the new suits when beating the game. Its like why after that.
The suits also offer no stat differences or powers.

Technical issues. Aside from webbing through the city, running up walls, and climbing them is a glitchfest, the webbing doesn't feel as fun as in past spiderman games. It also feels inorganic and articficial as you can just hold bottom R trigger to keep webbing. You'll be using the first r1 button because its more responsive and accurate. This also has its flaw as the indicator to where your travelling is only slightly more golden or yellowish.

The game constantly crashes on you. No bug fixes or patched have yet to be released. Making the game even more painful to play through its glitchness and instability. People with rigs like mine that are up to date, and high end memory, and gpu's have had the similar painstaking problems, I have had. If I wasn't a power user I swear the ordinary user must have a real bad day troubleshooting this piece of hellborn spawn. The lack of support for this game, and no more added content, plus all the problems make it a no buy. Until they fix all the problems and make it playable I do not recommend buying this game.
Its a shame Marvel let this bad pc port over like this without testing it fully, and fixing it up.

All of us Spiderman fans are waiting for all the other games to come to PC. Marvel you're losing money not investing, and properly investing in us.

Again it looks decent, but no because it doesn't function properly. My biggest complaint comes with they came out with dlc fast but not with the patches the games needs so drastically.

Just look at these Steam Forums
http://steamcommunity.com/app/212580/discussions/0/864951657868730063/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/212580/discussions/0/864947149145868507/


Thoughts after finishing the game. It still is a mess. The controls are bad, the story is lack luster,
and the boss battles are repetitive, and feel like a cluster of organized randomness. They did not port this at all well for pc, and never fixed any bogs, released patches. It could have been a great game, but all of these combined make it a fail of a choice. You won't regret buying this particular spiderman game trust me. The games combat system is super easy, and you will get to it too quickly. People who have no gaming skill will love this very easy game filled with glitches.
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127 of 171 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
I had fun but it's not worth the regular price. PROS- Looks cool, nice unlockables, and an okay story. CONS- Repetitive gameplay, awkward camera (stealth), crashing, and lag for ATI/AMD users (I'm not the only one).

THE REPETITIVE PARTS:
The missions have the same formula: beating up generic thugs/guards, going through vents, and using stealth. All bosses (except the Rhino) can be just defeated by spamming the combat button and dodging. New York does not have many things to do except chasing the same cars and fighting the same crime scenarios. All thugs dissappear after you defeat them all.

Only get it on sale, if you really want it.
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55 of 61 people (90%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
I'd like to begin with a little song.

♫ Crash again, Crash again,
It crashes to desktop whenever it can.
Loads a cutscene, or just a level part.
Doesn't like it, it's too hard
Look Out!
Here comes a crash again. ♫

At its best, Amazing 1 is a game that reminds me a lot of the Arkham games. Spider-man controls smoothly and combat can feel very satisfying with striking from behind, retreating to the ceiling, and then quickly moving to a new spot to strike again.
The open world (Manhattan) is nicely detailed and is filled with collectables so you always have something to do while web-slinging from mission to next mission or random crime event.

Unfortunately there are a lot of points where Amazing 1 stops being fun. Despite Spider-Man's strengths lying in jumping away and being able to use high ceilings to his advantage a lot of the missions put you in a tiny, enclosed space where this is not possible so you have to rely on the combat. The combat tries to be Arkham with combos and smooth flowing from one enemy to the next, but this doesn't always work.

The web-slinging isn't as nice as it could be either, which I think is mainly due to the game's locked FOV. You simply lose track of where you are headed. When I first started playing this and got to Manhattan, I actually got a bit nauseous at first until I got more used to it. Fortunately there is an alternative by web-rushing using the R2 bumper everywhere, which basically automatically picks a good spot to get to.

And then there's the absolute biggest issue... the game is horribly optimised. It crashes at least once each half hour for no good reason, and while the game does autosave, you can get unlucky enough to have this occur during a boss fight so you have to redo a part of the level and the fight again.

Voice acting is okay, not good but not cringe-worthy either, and graphics are passable.

If you can pick this up for less than €/$ 10, I'd recommend it. Skip the DLC though, that's all based on more combat and therefore not really fun.
It does NOT get a recommendation at its current full price of %/$ 30 or even the 50% discount which is still up as I write this.
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Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Ok, I do recommend that you buy this game but I would say only buy it if it is on sale for about £7.99/$9.99. I really do not think it is worth more than that and I will tell you why.

First the bad...

This game crashes a lot. This is well known at this point and all of the "fixes" that have been discussed simply did not work for me. I am a Windows 10 user, and I have a system that has 32gb of memory and a 4gb GTX 980. Even with those specs, my game would crash usually after about an hour to an hour and a half of play. It made no difference what you were doing in game, and It made no difference what changes you made to the exe file or system settings. Personally, I believe that the game has some sort of memory leak/issue as the more you play, the more graphical glitches you will encounter. My system defaults to the highest settings for the game and I could play for about 45 minutes with no noticeable graphical issues, but after that time it really became a game of chance as to what would happen. Usually, you would see flickering textures on sky scrapers or Spidermans eyes during game play and as both of these surfaces are mirrored it leads me to believe that the game has a rendering issue that ties in to memory. The longer you play, these textures have less resources to use and so it becomes corrupted. After all, you are swinging through a pretty large world space and even with frequent level breaks, you are asking your machine to render a lot of mirrored surfaces on a pretty quick timescale as you play. I got to the point where I would set a timer and at 45 mins I would prepare to close the game down and restart it. This ensured that I had minimal graphical issues and I saw less frequent crashes as I was "flushing" out the memory as I played. Basically, do not buy this game if you have zero patience when it comes to crashes.

Secondly, some of the sidequests and boss fights are pretty repetitive. It is great that they have given you smaller crimes to help with, but at times you feel like you are spending all of your time doing the same things. What is worse is that there is no real variation at all in these crimes either. If you take a car chase mission, you will see the same car in every car chase mission after that as well. Basically, the car is always an Orange and Black car. A little texture variation would have gone a long way. The mechanics for the missions are always the same as well. Once you know how to complete it, you can pretty much do every mission that is the same in less than a minute afterwards which leads them to feel like they are just time wasters. Some of the (secondary) boss fights are the same as well. There is a set pattern to defeat them and once you know it, every one of the secondary bosses can be beaten quickly and with ease.

Thirdly, the animations can be annoying at times too. Swinging through the city is as easy as holding down a button *which is a little bit of a let down) and spidey will do a somersault after every swing. He will either flip sideways, or head over heels. This is okay some of the time, but at others it just seems way over the top and ostentatious. The real annoyance for me here was that when you are swinging with someone on your back, you still do these annoying somersaults. This makes zero sense, especially when you are transporting a sick or injured person. It is also really annoying to hear one of these people pleading for you to go slower and suddenly hear spiderman shout "yeahhhh!" as he does a triple somersault flip with the poor soul clinging to his back. It really makes him looks like a bit of a jerk to be honest. As far as the swinging goes as well, when you apprehend a mental patient or criminal, they too hold on to you the same way as a sick or injured person which just looks silly. Why would they willingly climb on to your back with no restraints so you can take them to jail? A little animation of spidey tying them up would have been nice.

That being said, here is the good...

The story itself is a pretty good one. It is set immediatleuy after the events of the first Andrew Garfield film and it follows on quite nicely. As an original story, I think they did a very good job of giving you a serious conflict to resolve as well as allowing you to get a feel of being Spiderman. The game and graphics arent as polished as some other Superhero games (like the Batman Arkham series) but what they do offer is a good effort of utilising modern day shaders on an older texture setup. The City as well is pretty well done, and there is the constant hustle and bustle of New York going on beneath you as you swing from skyscraper to skyscraper to get from A to B. You can get from one side of the map to the other pretty quickly, but there is pretty much always a reason to take a detour thanks to the constant side quests that pop up on every level. The side missions can get a bit samey, but there is a pretty good variety as there are police shootouts, car chases, mental patients and sick people who need to get to the hospital, smaller infected bosses that are usually in a sewer somewhere, photography missions, Oscorp Lab takedowns and some timetrial challenges to partake in. There is quite a lot to keep you busy as you play, and it took me approx 11 hours to complete all side quests (except for the time trials) and the main story. I managed to unlock 7 of the spiderman suits as I played which also gave me some variation as I progressed. It is nice to have the option to change suit too as you will find your current suit is regularly torn to shreds as you take damage, and if you are like me you like to look your best as you fight crime!

As I said at the start, I do recommend buying this game but not at the full price listed on Steam. I would recommend it being worth no more than £7.99/$9.99 as it is a game that has a lot of issues and until the developer or Steam fixes those issues, it will never be worth the £24.99 they are listing it as. I played this game as a casual superhero fan and I did enjoy the story and game despite some repetitive gameplay. Buy it if you have low expectations and I think you will enjoy it.
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59 of 77 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Kinda feels like cheap Batman-Arkham-games imitation, but:
a) it has it's charm
b) it's Activision, so it won't be cheap.

While I recommend it for being playable and fun, Batman feels like better game.
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Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Swing and crawl above and beyond Manhattan sounds like fun, right?
Hint: At the end of this review you will find a TL;DR and a video section.

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The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 action adventure video game, that revolves around the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox and published through Activision, it found its way on Windows, X-Box 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS & 3DS, Wii & Wii U, iOS and Android.

The story is based a few months after the events from The Amazing Spider-Man movie and can be hold as an alternate epilogue to it. Yet, it is not necessary to watch the film, in order to follow the story from the game.
It starts with Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, who sneak into the restricted areas of Oscorp. Gwen has suspicions that the company still works on so-called Cross-Species, virus-mutated humans with special powers, after Dr. Curt Connors became „The Lizard“, who sits now in a mental facility. Both get caught eventually by Alastairs Smythe, who does not deny the work on the cross-species, just for a little longer until they all will be destroyed, as he says. Since Peter Paker is a cross-species himself, all of the other still contained species react to him, become insane in their behavior and manage to break out of Oscorp. The virus, which these species carry inside, is highly infectious when bitten and so the virus spreads around Manhattan. It is up to Spider-Man to rescue the whole inhabitants of Manhattan, bring justice to Oscorp and of course to find an Antidote. Dr. Connors could be a help to develop an Antidote and so Spider-Man has no choice but giving him assistance to break out the facility. With Connors on his back, Spider-Man is on his way into his apartment and so a race against time begins.

Gameplaywise, The Amazing Spider-Man has to offer a lot, as expected from an open world game. From RPG elements to endless swinging, everyone will get their money worth. While being outside Peter's apartment, the player can either continue with his main missions or help the citizens of Manhattan. For this purpose Spider-Man owns an „Osphone“, which he obtained from Gwen in Oscorp. The map of Manhattan is accessible through this device, where also main and side missions can be found. If one of the points is selected on the map, a red beam appears somewhere in the city, showing up the accurate location. Side missions can be for example beating down thiefs/bullies, helping the police to catch criminals, locate and investigate hidden places and so on. If the player is not tired after completing all of them, he can go on a comic collection hunt; 700 pages in number have to be found. Some of them are placed in the city, some of them in each main level. They can easily be spotted through their golden shine and sparkling sound. After progress in the game, Spider-Man will get a camera, with which he has to take pictures about suspicious events. However, all of these side missions are optional and contain additional experience points.
Speaking of which, experience points are used to strengthen Spider-Man's Skills. A hurricane made with webs or being able to stealth kill two enemies at once sounds like fun, right? And damn, it is. With every new skill -11 in number-, Spider-Man is even more fun to play and offers new ways to battle against the foes. And as if this is not enough, there are also so-called Tech-Upgrades, mechanical tweaks for his web shooters. Unlike the normal skills, the player needs to collect scrap pieces in order to upgrade them. Rapid fire will teach the enemies the meaning of fear, wall blast sticks them at the nearest wall and much more.
Main missions are the common threads. The game is segmented in 12 different, but connected chapters, including a 13th chapter to roam around or finish bypassed side quests. Inside the apartment from Spider-Man the player has the choice to replay any mission he wants. A special feature that might be worth mentioning is the possibility to change the Spider-Man outfit. They can be unlocked by different tasks inside the missions, such as „Find all comic papers“ or „Finish the game on the highest difficulty“. A list which skins are available and how to unlock them can be found here.
That being said, The Amazing Spider-Man contains so much additional side missions that players can easily fill around 20 or more hours.

The controls have their ups and downs and show shamelessly straight, that this game is a console port. It is highly recommended to play with a controller, since keyboard and mouse feel very clunky and unfinished. However, when played with a controller, Spider-Man's skill to swing, jump and crawl all over the place turns out to be very enjoyable.

When it comes to the graphics, The Amazing Spider-Man shows its prettiness. Manhattan's streets, sewers and interior of buildings look very detailed and the day and night cycle with the varying ambient lighting effects are truly well made and even after around 4 years pleasant to look at. The different suits do look stunning on the highest graphic options, including even minor details such as small pimples all over the suits and in-depth shadows to show of Spider-Man's muscles. Definitely nothing to sneeze at, considered its age.

Unfortunately, this shiny coin is not as golden as the player might think by now. The Amazing Spider-Man suffers from a tremendous game breaking bug: Random Crashes. There is no known source why these crashes appear and with that no known fix for everyone. Some found a downloadable fix, some reported that turning off Anti-Aliasing helped. There are a lot of tweaks around the internet but none of them are the very one everyone is searching for. A huge letdown for an amazing game like this.

The Amazing Spider-Man is one of the better games that contains a famous hero and connects itself to the end of a movie. The huge content spiked with RPG elements and an interesting combat system known from the Batman games, fills hours of hours with fun, if it would not crash so frequently. Still, for those who can stand this problem will find themselves slinging and crawling around in The Amazing Spider-Man!

Recommended when on sale.

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For this review I played through the game a second time and did not get tired of it. RPG elements are always something I love to see in games and the spider-like acrobatic skills from Spider-Man made the game even more enjoyable. I caught myself very often, that I just swung around Manhattan without any objective or mission selected. Purchase on sale and have a lot of fun!

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[✔] Highly detailed graphics
[✔] Great storyline with many side quests
[✔] RPG elements (leveling up, upgrading skills, unlockable suits)

[✖] Crashes often, nVidia & AMD likewise (no prober fix for everyone available)
[✖] Crawling on walls from time to time disorienting
[✖] Controls clunky, when played with keyboard and mouse (controller recommended)

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9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
A fun game for every spidey loving gamers out there. This game will get you flying through the streets of Manhattan with cool acrobatics which Spider-Man is mostly about for me. You can unlock different costumes after a while, but after completing the game I had only unlocked about 3 out of 6 or so.

It also has a good story but reveals something that most likely will come in the new movie.

After the story is completed you can still swing around in the city and save citizens from small crime, or just swing around for fun and listen to the epic Spider-Man music.

However there are some things that I did not like about this game.
When you swing around in the city, it doesn't seem like the web is hitting any of the buildings, it goes straight up into the air. Which I think is really sad and lazy beacause I remember a Spider-Man game back in the day on PS2 where the web actually hit the buildings and you had to swing in a different way because of the way the web hit the building. This game kind of goes back to PS1 where the web just goes straight up, but you still gotta swing where there are buildings close to you of course.

Most of the combat and missions happen inside sewers and buildings, which doesn't give you such a great feeling of being Spider-Man, very few missions are outside. Most of the game is spent inside something.

But even though I got some negative things to say about this game, I would still recommend it (although it's pretty easy).
It gives you the feeling of being The Amazing Spider-Man. I had fun completing this game, and I would play it again if I had forgotten the whole story.
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