Harness Spider-Man’s powers with Manhattan as your playground!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (698 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 25, 2012

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"Do you like shooting webs across new york city? This game is so fun a classic from my teenage years."

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About This Game

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.
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I think this is one of the most repetitive games I've ever played, still, as Spiderman fan I enjoyed it.
It's really bugged, it's almost unplayable if you have Antialising and some "high" settings enabled :/ And after messing with the config still crashes often. I think the only time I quit the game because I wanted to was when I finished it.

I only recommend this if you like Spiderman and you get it really cheap, otherwise just skip it.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I once also read reviews about this game, and what I found was mostly negative.
But I still decided to get the game and I didn't regret it. Sure it has some flaws and it crashes quite often, but despite that I had a lot of fun. The story sets after the first Amazing Spiderman Movie, but it doesn't really matter if you didn't watch it. You start of by doing your first mission and after that you can choose between swinging around in the city or continuing the storyline. The sidequest makes you earn special features like concept arts etc. Although they are repetitive, it's fun just to swing around the city and finishing them. I played this with a 360 controller and the controls are something you need to get used to.

The story itself isn't mountain moving, but it isn't completely bad either. There aren't a lot of reasons to replay it after one playthrough, expect going for achievements (beating the game on different difficulties). The graphics could have been better, too. 5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I have played pretty much every Spiderman game from the SNES to Spiderman 3 on the PS3. I enjoyed them all and assumed I would enjoy this one. That was not the case. One of the few enjoyable features of this game is the web swinging through quite an aesthetically pleasing city. To me it seems like this game was rushed as Hollywood blockbuster films turned games tend to be. There is so much repetition and lazy scenery that the game lacks the freedom and creativity that the previous Spiderman games provided. From it being the same ducts you climb through, to the same fans you must web to get through and the same boring enemies you must fight. I also had a huge problem as every chapter or so the game would crash and I would on occasion need to re-do some of what I had just done. I know this was not my hardware as I can play MUCH more demanding games with no problems whatsoever. In conclusion this is one of the worst Spiderman games I have played and would not recommend it to anyone. Even if a fan of the previous games.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Terrible game. It tries to be too much like the Batman Arkham games and fails on most accounts. Spiderman 2 was a much better game than this.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
There is only one word for this game: Amazing! First of all the graphics are amazing in this game. I played a lot of open world games mimicking New York City like Grand Theft Auto IV, Prototype 2 or the previous Spiderman game Web of Shadows and this looks by far the best! Swinging around in the city is absolutely fun but when it comes to fights in the air with robots i.e. this becomes pure awesome action. The boss fights are well made and among the best I have seen. What I like too is the cool patter by Peter Parker. When listening to it you get the feeling he's a really nice guy. Very good game and everyone who enjoyed the comics or movies (BTW: this game has nothing to do with the latest movie ;) ) should get this game!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
As a big "Spider-Man" fan, I recommend you to skip this one.
As a big gamer and a fan of the "Spider-Man 2 the game", I tell you...yeah, skip this one.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Im doing this for a Bage lawlawlawl
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Its is good but at the start the controlls are a wee bit freaky but then it gets better! The story is quite good and interesting!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
211.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
This is one of the worst games the franchise ever had.
It's boring, repetitive, it lacks a life, and it also lacks an identity by trying to copy the Arkham games.

The sequel improved a few things, but it's still missing a lot.
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351 of 465 people (75%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
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.

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 feeling I have had. The lack of support for this game, and no more added content, plus all the problems make it a no buy. Untill they fix all thr problems and make it playing 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.

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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113 of 148 people (76%) found this review helpful
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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122 of 196 people (62%) found this review helpful
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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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I have always been a Marvel fan, and when I saw The Amazing Spider-Man I just had to get it. First, the good news. It has some fun moments, good voice acting, and pretty good spider powers.
Now for the bad news. The game crashes, and it does it somewhat frequently. I can almost handle the checkpoint save system (typical console port), but to combine it with crashes is unforgiveable. Also, as you will read on the forums, the game suffers from poor performance. It's not a matter of how good your hardware is, it's a matter of how poorly the optimizations were done in the port. In fact, the performance problems are so bad that it takes a fast reaction scenario and turns it into an unplayable mess. If it were not for Spider-Man's ability to slow time, some of the fights would be frustratingly unwinnable. Not because it was necessary to use the power, but because you can't keep up when you are dropping frames.
If you want a better alternative, play Batman Arkham Assylum or Arkham City.
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54 of 83 people (65%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
The open world is a hub for the main missions, and the "random" crimes have a limit and are not random. The story is OK but the combat is not as smooth as they were hoping for when making it. The swinging is by far the worst in any open world Spider-Man game and is just pathetic. The graphics look great, but if you have an AMD card it won't run even slightly. If you want a really good Spider-Man game, wait for this games sequel. Its out soon (if you are reading this a month after this is written on 8th April 2014, the sequel is already out, buy it).

6/10

Update: DON'T BUY THE NEW ONE EITHER. IT IS JUST AS BAD.
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51 of 78 people (65%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
The Amazing Spider-Man takes place directly after the movie. After the events of the movie, Alistair Smythe takes over the cross-species experiments when Curt Connors is taken to a mental hospital. Things eventually go wrong and cross-species creatures such as Vermin, Scorpion and Rhino break out of OsCorp and into the city. The cross-species contaminate the city and it becomes Spider-Man's mission to find a cure with the help of Connors.
The game does an amazing job of making the player really feel like Spider-Man. Swinging around Manhattan looks gorgeous, despite the fact that there is no Spider-Man 2 style web swinging, the web lines just sort of stick to nothing.
The combat in this game is very good. It is a more basic version of Batman Arkham series' combat system. There is a designated attack button, jump and web moves are available. Once your combo reaches a certain number and an enemy is in a dazed state, you can do a signature move which automatically KO's them and usually involves some acrobatics and webbing.
A problem is that it is quite repetitive at times. Quite a lot of the time, it is much easier to stealth take down any enemies than to get into an actual fight, and if you’re spotted, you can web rush around a little until the enemies lose sight of you and then try again.
The levels in the game are fun. However the game suffers from a lack of different environments. The main missions take place in a few areas that look a lot alike. All the major missions take place indoors. Almost all side missions take outdoors. Side missions include beating up muggers, challenges, car chases and photo missions. The boss battles are ok.
Overall, the graphics look good. Some of the character models look strange, but it is only noticeable if you are talking to them. Enemies look good. The city looks great especially in the night. Spidey's different costumes all look very nice.
The Amazing Spider-Man is a slightly above average attempt at taking a movie and making a game adaptation. The free roam, which should be a staple feature in a Spider-Man game is fun and can be quite addictive when getting down to collectibles and the camera angle used makes for some breathtaking web swinging moments.
The Amazing Spider-Man would be amazing if the game would be a little less repetitive and would have real web-swinging.

Sounds 8/10
Graphics 8/10
Gameplay 7/10
Atmosphere 8/10
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54 of 90 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
This game... wow. I wasn't sure when I picked it up at first, as Spiderman seems to have an inconsistent track record when it comes to games, but this game really hooked me. It tends to have a technical issue now and again that may have booted me from the game a couple times, but I always went back for more. Not only are the combat and swing mechanics fun and easy to pick up, but the story gets f-ing crazy as well, taking Spiderman to what felt like an apocalypse scenario by the end of it. I can definitely recommend this one as a pick-up if you're jonesing for a Spidey fix. (Also, turn up those speakers. The robotic worm fight worked my bass quite a bit. :))
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44 of 74 people (59%) found this review helpful
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2013
The Amazing Spider-Man (ASM) is set after the events of Columbia Pictures' film and like most movie-based video games, ASM falls short in technical support and voice acting. The game in its current state has random crashes, but it is still is an outright blast. If you're in the mood for some web slinging acrobats and an open world to explore, ASM should provide some satisfaction.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
**First off. I write this review not using the AMD GPU.


This was my first Spider-man game I've played since the PS1 and PS2 versions. I saw this on sale and said why the hell not. I haven't indulged in a Spider-man game for awhile, and I always remember enjoying them.

Right from the start this game brought back all the fun and excitement that I remember from the old. Same simple commands and fast paced third person fighting action.

Pros:

-fast paced fighting action with smooth movements and very responsive inputs(very useful while dodging!)
-simple open-world, not too big, not too small
-long play time(even on easiest setting)
-very user friendly phone/map interface
-enjoyed the "Web-Dash," I'd consider it the "Dead Eye" from Red Dead Redemption but Spider-man style
-VERY detailed in game info, if you're into that kinda stuff. (I am!) (enemy specs, backgrounds, and info on much more)
-I very much enjoyed the battle music and the atmosphere music (**Spoiler** When you walk out from the make shift lab, and the desolation you see, with that background music just hits ya in a way that makes you feel just how bad things are.)

But of course with every game there are issues that I or anyone else may find. So here is what I found wrong.


CONS:

- One issue I had was when I died, and I went back to the check point, I would move forward again, but get stuck because the coding triggers that I should have set off (like, walk in room and room should be full of robots... but isn't). Mind you I didn't know robots were suppose to come in because I had just got there, so I got stuck looking for an exit for 20 minutes until I got fed up and looked up a walkthrough in which found out that something was wrong with the game, and not me (surprisingly! ;D) This problem occured particularly on the Oscorp Tower 2 portion, so watch out for that.

- The dialogue for civilians you save from muggings don't work very often(say 60% of the time). Their mouths move, but no dialogue. Not that big of an issue, just something I noticed.

- Ok.... Seriously guys? 700 Comic pages!?!? ARE YOU FOR REAL!? Quite possibly the worst attempt to smolder up some sort of replay value. Good lord it took me 14 hours to get 200. And thats going out of my way to missions. I'm almost done with everything, and I'll still have to looks for 500 more... ya good one. Goings from "The Amazing Spider-man," to "Find 500 pieces of paper in New York City!" Pardon my French, but ♥♥♥♥ that.

- So these high speed chases. Think jumping car to car as Spider-man to stop a group of thugs speeding away sounds pretty cool right? Well, it is the first time. And I suppose the second time. But then you start to realize there are about 10 chases, and they have... wait for it... the same guys... in the same car.... and you take them down the same way..... every friggin' time. OH BUT WAIT! Its not the same! The next missions have...! Wait for it... 3 cars to the chase!... but they are the same car, with the same thugs. You just catch them 3 times in one mission. My god wheres the creativity?? At least paint the cars a different color! Or... I don't know... have Spider-man catch them in a different way? There are a lot of options, but I'm not gonna get into them




And thats all folks. Overall, I loved the game. Kept my attention, very fun, love sneakin' around as Spidy. Simple semi-linear game. Would I buy it for full price? Hell no. Like people say, the games 2 years old at this point, so $50? Pff. Good one, what do you think you are? Halo? CoD? Lolz but on sale? Sure!


And for those of you who enjoy a rating.... I give it a 7.14355/10


Hope this helped!


-KOOKIE_SAN
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Simply amazing game,as the titles already says,good graphics,well contured characters,but somehow thes story is a bit unsatisfying.Overall a very good Activion game.
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