With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie out, another Spider-Man game comes along with it. The first The Amazing Spider-Man game was served as an epilogue to the main film. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game takes a different approach as it has a unique storyline of its own that has little sprinkles from the actual movie.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 the game starts with you as Peter Parker on the night his uncle, Ben Parker is shot and killed. The game then flashes forward somewhere in time between the first and second films, with Peter still looking for the thief who killed his uncle. The game then proceeds to meander through encounters with main-stay villains in the Spider-Man universe such as The Kingpin, Kraven, the Green Goblin and Carnage.
The game is an open world style game. The main missions are too short and the side missions are not very plentiful. Nearly all side missions are also in the first game, also most achievements are the same.
Like in the first game you can choose different Spider-Man outfits. Some costumes can be unlocked in the game, while others are featured as DLC.
One of the biggest changes compared to the first game is the web slinging. The first game had poor web slinging physics as Spider-Man would attach his webs onto the sky. Not to mention Spider-Man floated too much and it did not feel fast paced. In this game however, webs attach themselves to building this time and feels much faster. It’s a major improvement over past games, but still does not match the perfect web slinging physics from the 2004 Spider-Man 2 game.
The fighting mechanics in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 appear to have been simplified compared to the previous game. The previous game had a unique system that was similar to the fighting style from the Batman Arkham games. The combat just feels cheap and not as innovative as it was in the previous game which is a shame.
The graphics look outdated, they were even better in the first game.
The voice actors do only a passable job.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to be a lazy attempt to replicate the Batman: Arkham games with Spider-Man in the lead role. If you played the first Amazing Spider-Man game you can skip the second game, it is nearly the same but worse.