-- NEW DLC NOW AVAILABLE! -- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down.
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Release Date: Apr 29, 2014

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Customize Spider-Man with these six sleek, super-powered suits that offer unique combat bonuses throughout The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game!

  • Super-charged, electric resistant Electro-Proof Suit
  • Anti-Sinister Six armor, Ends of the Earth Suit
  • Cutting-edge design, red and gold Iron Spider Suit
  • Stellar, blue and white Cosmic Spider-Man Suit
  • All-consuming, Venom-like Black Suit
  • Pulp-style Spider-Man Noir Suit

About This Game

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down. Villains from the film and classic Marvel characters come together in a twisted web of adrenaline-fueled, web-slinging action.

  • Play as Peter Parker for the first time ever in The Amazing Spider-Man game series
  • Battle all-new villains from both the movie and Spider-Man universes
  • New web-swing mechanic includes expanded web-shooter capabilities and chemical properties that allow you to freeze and blow up items on impact
  • Explore a more expansive Manhattan cityscape than the previous Amazing Spider-Man
  • New “Hero or Menace” system rewards you for acting as Spider-Man by stopping crime and saving citizens
  • New abilities and expanded fast-paced, acrobatic combat moves

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or (Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3) and DirectX® 9.0c) or (Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.6 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 3D hardware accelerator card required – 100% DirectX® 9.0c with Shader Model 3 support. NVidia GeForce 8800 GT / AMD Radeon HD4770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 – compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for activation
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    • OS: Windows 7 or (Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3) and DirectX® 9.0c) or (Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Quad 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 3D hardware accelerator card required – 100% DirectX® 9.0c with Shader Model 3 support. Nvidia GeForce 285 GTX / AMD Radeon HD4830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 – compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for activation
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the_khk
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
gameplay is great. but the side missions are too repetetive. gets boring real fast as the game progress. i stopped playing after beating electro.
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nonicknamesatall
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
One big Failure,,,

FPS LOcked to 30 FPS ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Stuttering gameplay,,,
It doesnt look bad but just stutterish nothing you would expect from a fast fighting game in which you ahve to webswing this is a disaster simple as that,

Combat= Boring all you do is press XXXYXXXXYXXXYXXXYXXY web pulll signature noob move and done,,

This Does not stay true to the real spiderman story at all,,,

Uncle ben isnt killed on teh street in teh middle of the day,,
He was shot inside his own appartment,, so no idea what nonsense this is but its crap and lies,,,

Played only fight 1 teh way spiderman ask questions to the first enemy about the murdere of his uncle,,,
It makes no sense,,, it doesnt stay true to how spiderman would react,, not even when he would eb in personal stress about the dead hew ould never eevr react this way,,,, according to 15 years of legend,,,,

Theres alot wrong with this game,,,,,

i mean it runs 30 FPS locked and still random frame drops down too under 20 ???
For real thats just a big stab in your back after you ralise the story opening makes no sense already,,,

Web swinging feels like a mongoloid peter park with lepra ,,, and isnt smooth at all,,

I guess it could already be better without this 30 fps lock,, fast paced game like this DO not work properly without at least 60 FPS,,,

Seems like a crap port from one of the consoles out there,,,

Sli Doesntw ork not even alternate frame rendering you just get a bugged graphics or a crash,,,

SAve game do not work i starte dup pplayed 10 minutes exit th egame,, logged back in,, guess what ,,,

Your save game has been damaged,,, delete it and start over,,,, yeh right no way man,,,
did start over 3 times exit 3rd time logge din 4th time again save game damaged for the 4th time,, suc this its garbage made by a garbage developer , full of more garbage,, inside a garbage can covered by otehr garbage cans inside a big pile of garbage on the garbage lot,,,

All i have to say i will return this game to steam now because it works not smooth not even on a prettygood GTX card,,, in SLI which is not useable anyway,, tired of that stuff,,,,,

There is no warning on the main STore page about this being 30 FPS locked,,, no sign no inforation about it anywhere,, i did see alot of crap reviews,, but chose to give it a try,,, but not even in the reviews i see anyone mention a FPS LOCK of 30 Frames,,,

WEird because definitely thats the frist thing i would be looking at when i notice stutterish fighting action and stuttish webslinging,,,

Well Dont spend money on this it sucks simple as that ,,,, now i press delete ,,, and i will return it immediately!!!!

Nothing but Disappointmient because i was actually up for a good webslinging game again,, but this is not in anyway close to what a game should be,,, its TERRABAD!!!!
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MV_SonicFox
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
If you like super hero this is your game.
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Jds92
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
I will be thinking twice about buying another Activision game. The first Amazing Spiderman game suffered from occasional CTDs (sometimes more than occasional). This one crashes on one of the intro missions... everytime. I can't say much for the gameplay, because I haven't been able to see much of it. I'm getting really tired of publishers deciding it's ok to release unoptimized, and at times unplayable games, for pc. If you're not going to finish a game, don't release it at all. Maybe it's just my system, but that seems unlikely since other games (with better graphics) run just fine. Also, the graphics I have seen vary between ps3 and ps2 level quality.
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fapjackastronaut
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Awful. I enjoyed the first one, but this was absolutely terrible.
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(UAF) Pride
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
ABSOLUTE ♥♥♥♥ MOVIE WITH AN ABSOLUTE ♥♥♥♥ GAME:
Amazing Spider-Man 2 is another movie tie in, that's utter ♥♥♥♥. Basically, ASM1, but worse. So, in ASM2, Spidey starts off, and ♥♥♥♥ me, not even kidding, I forget the story already, Then Kingpin. Then Carnage. Then Green Goblin. It DOES have some redeeming qualities, such as the side missions, swinging, and the open world. It also has some nice alternate costumes, but DO NOT get the ultimate edition that comes with all the skins like I did, since I liked none of those skins, and sure, they have special perks, if only I COULDN'T GET THEM FOR FREE IN THE GAME. ♥♥♥♥'s sake, Beenox. ♥♥♥♥'s sake.

3/10
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HoodedMinecraft
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
If you run this game on Windows 8, you would have the worst experience of your life. I recommend the Windows 7 owers to play this.
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Agent Smith2518
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Ok, so if you're a Spiderman fan, this is probably your best bet on steam for an open world "feel like spiderman" game.

The combat is neat, very Arkham esque, but with less polish. There are basic enemies, quick ones, brutes, and armored. Quick ones you have to web grab before you can do damage, brutes you have to use seismic webs before you can do damage, and armored you have to shoot with ionic webs before you can do damage. The issue is that you target enemies using the right joystick like you would a shooter, which doesn't work well in a brawl type environment. Its functional, just not the best.

The graphics look like something on the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 era.

There are a lot of costumes and each offers "unique" bonuses. But honestly I didn't really notice a difference in using them. It would be better if they made it to where each villain arc had you collect things to make a suit that gave Spiderman an advantage over said villain (similar to the comics).

The story... is the worst part. The personality of spiderman just doesn't feel right. And it's extremely short, I beat it the same day I bought it. It also feels very disjointed, as you go from one villian to the next without much explanation as to how you got there or why. There's no buildup, simply "go here, fight some guys, now fight the villain."

There's also a "hero vs menace" system that is pointless. You have to do a ton of random boring sidequests to get any kind of progress. And no matter what level of hero you are at the end of a chapter, you start at full menace at the start of the next. When a hero, you get slight bonuses to your suit (again, barely noticed it). When you are a menace, you don't get as much of a bonus and there are anti-spider squads throughout the city (which you can really just swing past, more annoyance than true threat).

If you can get this game for really cheap and you're a spiderman fan, go for it. Other than that, it's hard to recommend.
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gxht
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
A fun game but also tremendously flawed. You will enjoy this if you're a Spidey fan. But there are lots of games where you don't need to be a fan to enjoy.

-no more dual stealth takedowns
-no matter how often i tried, couldn't rappel off a ceiling for takedowns. you need to be on a vertical surface or light post for takedowns
-want to try different suits but the bonuses for each suit is too good to pass up. you lvl up suit abilities as you use it more so you're basicall stuck. if they wanted to do a light RPG system, it would have been easy to award points and have you distribute it as you see fit.
-hero/menace status is really annoying. you'd figure after i stop 20+ crimes the gauage would go down less slowly. nope.
-web swinging is more involved but way buggier. got stuck a number of times in this game vs almost never in AS1.

at least black cat was fine as fukk.

no way is this game worth the full price. get it on sale. or never.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
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Game: Amazing Spider-Man 2
Genre: Movie Licensed Superhero Action-Adventure
Developer: Beenox
Publisher: Activision
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a movie licensed superhero action-adventure game developed by Beenox and published by Activision.

STORY
The game follows loosly the movie\'s plot: Uncle Ben\'s dead, Peter must find the killer, and a roaster of new villains appears. You are given the possibility of choosing what to say during most dialogues, but it has zero consequences, and just changes the order of topics. The story is mostly uninteresting for non-Spidey fans, and for them it feels like a \"been there, done that\" situation. The stand-out moments are definitely the ones with Kraven: he is very fascinating, and has the better story arc of all the characters in the game.

GRAPHICS
I am usually not picky on graphics, but when a game not only has blurry textures, bad post-processing effects and glitchy shadows, but also awful performance drops, I get very angry. The character model and suits for Spider-Man are the only ones that feature some detail and variety, since the city is very boring to look at and the enemies are generic as hell.

GAMEPLAY
Think Arkham combat and stealth but without the gadgets. This means that it controls very well, but it lacks a lot of variety. The game has action and stealth sequences that are well balanced in the story, but the boss battles are very disappointing and very trivial. My favorite feature is the open world with its activities: you can attack mobs, save civilians from fires, find bombs, and take part in police raids and car chases.
I enjoyed the variety of it all, but after a while it started getting more and more repetitive, until a new mechanic was implemented: the hero system. Completing these side missions increases your hero status, but when you don\'t complete them, you will start becoming a menace. This will start spawning a task force that will stop you right in your tracks to kill you, at least until you complete some more side missions. This is fun at first, but increadibly annoying later, forcing you to grind every mission as fast as you can in order to safely travel the city with the smooth web-swinging controls (but beware of weird camera angles!).

CHALLENGE
The combat is very easy, the boss battles are trivial and repetitive, and the side missions are kind of a joke. The only real challenge comes from Russian Hideouts, where being seen by an enemy will make you lose the mission, thus forcing you to be careful with your stealth. Otherwise, it is very easy to beat the game and its activities.

SOUND
The voice acting goes from fine to horrible, with barely any standouts. The sound effects of the punches didn\'t play some times, and the soundtrack is incredibly forgettable, with none of Hans Zimmer\'s score.

REPLAYABILITY
Multiple activities, races, comic books to collect and read, collectibles to find in missions, and suits to upgrade will keep you playing this game for over 20 hours.

Overall, this is an excellent \"sale\" game: buy it for 10$ and you get some decent fun and good replayability, even with the disappointing production value. Recommended for Spidey fans.

Story: 6.5
Graphics: 6.5
Gameplay: 7
Challenge: 5.5
Sound: 6.5
Replayability: 8

ENJOYMENT: 7
FRUSTRATION: 4.5

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
O.K. I will just about recommend this game. The main problem I had was that I found the controls troublesome. The graphics are o.k. and the missions are o.k. This game is not anything special but I reckon it was still worth playing especially if you are a spiderman fan. It could have been much better if some of the problems were ironed out. I just completed the main missions and didn't bother with the side missions because the game was not enticing enough. It is worth getting on sale if you like spiderman.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Ok, so if you're a Spiderman fan, this is probably your best bet on steam for an open world "feel like spiderman" game.

The combat is neat, very Arkham esque, but with less polish. There are basic enemies, quick ones, brutes, and armored. Quick ones you have to web grab before you can do damage, brutes you have to use seismic webs before you can do damage, and armored you have to shoot with ionic webs before you can do damage. The issue is that you target enemies using the right joystick like you would a shooter, which doesn't work well in a brawl type environment. Its functional, just not the best.

The graphics look like something on the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 era.

There are a lot of costumes and each offers "unique" bonuses. But honestly I didn't really notice a difference in using them. It would be better if they made it to where each villain arc had you collect things to make a suit that gave Spiderman an advantage over said villain (similar to the comics).

The story... is the worst part. The personality of spiderman just doesn't feel right. And it's extremely short, I beat it the same day I bought it. It also feels very disjointed, as you go from one villian to the next without much explanation as to how you got there or why. There's no buildup, simply "go here, fight some guys, now fight the villain."

There's also a "hero vs menace" system that is pointless. You have to do a ton of random boring sidequests to get any kind of progress. And no matter what level of hero you are at the end of a chapter, you start at full menace at the start of the next. When a hero, you get slight bonuses to your suit (again, barely noticed it). When you are a menace, you don't get as much of a bonus and there are anti-spider squads throughout the city (which you can really just swing past, more annoyance than true threat).

If you can get this game for really cheap and you're a spiderman fan, go for it. Other than that, it's hard to recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I will be thinking twice about buying another Activision game. The first Amazing Spiderman game suffered from occasional CTDs (sometimes more than occasional). This one crashes on one of the intro missions... everytime. I can't say much for the gameplay, because I haven't been able to see much of it. I'm getting really tired of publishers deciding it's ok to release unoptimized, and at times unplayable games, for pc. If you're not going to finish a game, don't release it at all. Maybe it's just my system, but that seems unlikely since other games (with better graphics) run just fine. Also, the graphics I have seen vary between ps3 and ps2 level quality.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
A fun game but also tremendously flawed. You will enjoy this if you're a Spidey fan. But there are lots of games where you don't need to be a fan to enjoy.

-no more dual stealth takedowns
-no matter how often i tried, couldn't rappel off a ceiling for takedowns. you need to be on a vertical surface or light post for takedowns
-want to try different suits but the bonuses for each suit is too good to pass up. you lvl up suit abilities as you use it more so you're basicall stuck. if they wanted to do a light RPG system, it would have been easy to award points and have you distribute it as you see fit.
-hero/menace status is really annoying. you'd figure after i stop 20+ crimes the gauage would go down less slowly. nope.
-web swinging is more involved but way buggier. got stuck a number of times in this game vs almost never in AS1.

at least black cat was fine as fukk.

no way is this game worth the full price. get it on sale. or never.
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255 of 289 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
As a huge Spider-Man fan (and a comic book fan in general) it's hard to give this games a thumbs down, yet it's hard from a gamer's perspective to give it a thumbs up. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 can be enjoyable for Spider-Man fans, but the average gamer will definately find a ton of frustrations in an otherwise enjoyable game.

THE PROS:
· The story is pretty good, with some interresting villains like the King Pin and Kraven the Hunter.
· Refferences to both the movies and the general Spider-Man lore.
· Completing Hide-Outs will grant you with a new Spidey suit.
· Collectibles offer a lot for Spider-Man fans. You can view your collectibles in Stan Lee's comic book store!
· Spider-Man's web will (most of the time) realistically stick to buildings.
· Spidey has some sweet lookin' moves in both his swinging and comat.

THE CONS:
· Even though the camera has been greatly improved over the original Amazing Spider-Man game, the combat feels a bit unresponsive and too stiff. It's safe to say they're trying to copy the Batman Arkham-series' combat, but it often feels like you're punching thin air because the henchmen you're beating up react unrealistically to Spider-Man's punches and kicks.
· A terrible presentation. The menus looks dull and boring, like they were back on the days of the Playstation One.
· I wouldn't call these Side Missions actual side missions, because you're sort of forced to do them. If you don't do them, they people will start to see Spider-Man as a mennace in stead of a hero. This wouldn't be a huge deal if the side missions were fun, buy they're largely boring and downright repetetive. You don't get a good enough chance to explore the city when uninterresting side missions pop up randomly across the map for a limited time.
· Visiting Aunt May's house to change costumes requires you to hop on a train that's only on some points of the map. Sure it makes sense, but changing costumes on the fly would be a lot easier. You can easily lose a couple of minutes to find the train, web onto it, get your costume off and get in your Peter Parker clothes, go upstairs, pick a suit, go back outside just to find out it's not really the costume you really want to wear. Cosumes grant a slight bonus (which is very welcome) but in order to avoid going through this time consuming and boring process of switching suits will probably just leave you playing with one specific costume.

THE VISUALS:
· The overal detail in the world is very good... if it was 2007. Textures on Spidey's suit look bad and blocky, faces look like they're made out of wet clay, the camera will sometimes clip through an object like a wall in the middle of a cutscene. It's basically a pretty bugged game with very few pretty skyline sights, but they mostly look like a downgrade from the original.

FINAL VERDICT:
· If you're a big Spider-Man fan, probably pick this up on sale to scratch that itch for a decent Spider-Man game. It feels like a rushed product that is a general downgrade from the original with only very few improvements that quickly fade away in the game's frustrating issues. 6/10
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112 of 131 people (85%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2015
As much as I wanted to, I can't give this game a positive review. Web swinging was fun for a bit but its lack of control meant ending up always using the webzip system and just watching Spidy do the swinging for you. Coupled with a punishing crime system that closed the world instead of opening it as you played, it just can't compete with the good old Spiderman 2 for Gamecube....
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119 of 142 people (84%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
I can't recommend this game at full price. That being said it's not a terrible game, it's not particularly good either, but it's not terrible. If you played the first Amazing Spider-man game you will notice that this game is basically a carbon copy of that with a new story.

Some changes however that make it ultimately worse than the first Amazing Spiderman:

1. The new swinging mechanic, which they implemented cause people complained about Spidey swinging from nothing, adds in that you have to attach webs to buildings to swing. Sounds like a positive point right? It would be except they did it in the laziest way possible. They kept the swinging mechanic exactly the same and just editted it to say you can't swing unless a building is near. This combined with the map being the exact same means you spend 90% of your time web zipping and 10% actually swinging. If you try to seing more than that you get to hear this "blip" sound over and over ... or have spidey say "this just in, webs need something to stick to" for the 400th time.

2. Related to #1, they left the swinging mechanic within mission exactly the same as the first game ... which just tosses in utter confusion for players after they get used to the new mechanic. Was anyone really bugged that badly by Spidey swinging from thin air that we needed to break the game this badly?

3. The side missions are technically optional, but in reality they are mandatory. If you don't do them regularly you become labelled a "menace" and have to fight off cops around the city. Sounds like no big deal, and maybe a bit of extra fun. It would be except that early in the game they introduce "the task force" which will attack you so mercilessly that simply swinging around the city with a menance level of 3/3 will make you dead in about .... well can't finish that sentence cause you're dead already.

Other than that the game is the same as the first ... which means the same issues: All missions indoors in isolated maps negating the whole idea of "open world," a stealth mechanic that is encouraged but terribly broken (though in this game if you wear the Spider-man Noir suit you can fix the mechanic and make it usable :P), boring one button combat, an upgrade system that is useless cause you can (and I did) play the entire game without purchasing any upgrades.

So ya ... not the best game, but if you like Spidey you'll get some enjoyment out of this game there is no doubt about that, but wait for like a 75% off sale or something. Bottom line don't pay more than $20.
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104 of 133 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
This game gave me the strong impression that the developers intended to make the money piggy backing off of the film release and not make a polished game. I was disappointed because Beenox has made very good Spider-Man titles previous to this one.

There are many issues, only magnified by the fact that I found Amazing Spider-Man 1 to be such a good game. There are no improvements to the combat system (I found it to be buggier and less satisfying than the original game). Web-swinging took some getting used to, which only made the fact that the game required you to travel long distances in a short amount of time more obvious and frustrating. The mechanic of requiring random events took all of the fun out of saving citizens, and the lack of any impact other than making your life harder made it unsatisfying. Some of the events were similar to older games, and the fact that it made me irritated rather than nostalgic showed me that there was little thought to making completing them fun.

The story of Amazing Spider-Man 1 game was not during the film and allowed for the introduction of some iconic villains while building on the plot, while making some epic boss battles with huge and difficult adversaries. Amazing Spider-Man 2 lazily makes the game's plot during the movie, forcing lackluster introductions and battles with very good villains, creating large holes in the movie plot, and making generic enemies not on par with the varied and satisfying plot and enemies of Amazing Spider-Man 1.

A positive aspect of the game was that it does have a lot of nods to fans, the unlockable suits were satisfying, but they made the most desirable premium DLC, which removes the positive in my opinion. I liked being rewarded by being able to read comics by finding the collectables scattered throughout the world, and there was some insinuation of what was to come. Ultimately, this game made me question pre-ordering a Spider-Man game again.
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347 of 502 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
After enjoying and playing a lot of the first Amazing Spiderman video game, I assumed I would love this one and preordered for the extra suits.
I was wrong.

Lets start with the good bits.
You can swing from buildings.

Now, the bad.

If you have seen the film this game simply confuses you. You basically get given an entire different story to the film that seems like it was written with less thought and less time than this review. That was the main reason for my 29 hours on the first game that the game took place after the events of the film so it wouldn't have to try and follow a storyline that was already given so amazingly (heh, get it?) within the film.

I enjoyed the combat system from the first game as the developers actually tried to make different animations for the attacks and counter attacks, this time around it just seemed sloppy and lazily thought out.
The upgrade system is easily the worst i've encountered in the last 10 years, even the worst of games wasn't as terrible with their upgrades. You got given abilities and then had to spend "Tech Points" (A nice comeback from the first game) on the 4 upgrades for them. You got given about 6 or 7 abilites with 4 upgrades for each one and they're not even that great an upgrade, it's quite easy to go through the game ignoring the combat upgrades as the only useful ones were the travelling slingshot upgrade that took about 5 seconds to execute and within that 5 seconds you could of travelled further anyway. it was more of a gimick than an actual upgrade, something to impress the fans - Didn't work!

The web swinging was always the most fun of any spiderman game, Spiderman 2 onwards seemed to nail the webswinging, I even enjoyed the webswinging of the previous game despite not clinging to buildings. This game seemed to reduce my enjoyment. That slingshot was the only enjoyable thing about it and even that got boring after using it twice. your web reach was tiny so you were reduced to being never more than 3 meters away from the walls limiting your freedom. Spiderman also gave out a snide comment when he had nowhere to swing despite a building being right next to him, this just made me angry as it just seemed like another uncompleted feature of the game.

Continuing on from trying to impress the fans is the inclusion of a few great comic book villains, such as; Shocker, Kraven the Hunter, Black Cat, Kingpin, and the most impressive, Carnage.
Every boss fight was basically the same. punch kick punch punch, webpull, spidersense, webrush, punch some more. Every boss had some sort of difference, but they all seemed so last minute. Your first boss is the shocker from there you obtain his "seismic blasters" which only seemed useful to fight the kingpin 3 hours later. It took 4 seconds to charge up just to knock them down, when the enemies are down you have to wait for them to get up to attack. It was like being a superhero suffering from ADD and he just seemed to forget that he could of webbed a guy to the floor. This upgrade is not needed and was just another way to make fan boys ♥♥♥♥ in their little spiderman pants.

Carnage. As great as it was to see cletus kasady, he seemed tame. He seemed less crazy than the 1995 spiderman cartoon casady and that was a cartoon! this is a video game rated 16! The carnage symbiote is meant to amplify everything about a person hence making kasady even more dangerous. There was no difference in his behaviour. Just his voice. It was as if someone just hit a distortion switch but there was no tonal difference. just a clear talking person saying he will kill spiderman.

As great as seeing some of my favourite spiderman villains in game, fighting them was more boring than watching slugs race. This game spits in the face of a spiderman fan and twists and distorts spiderman enemies into simple weakling incapable of landing one punch on the webhead.

I don't recommend this game and makes me think twice about preordering the next one from now on.

3/10
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