Marvel’s Spider-Man was, until the red carpet rolled out for Into The Spider-Verse, the best use of Peter Parker in any digital medium. It put web-slinging at our finger-tips and put us in the red booties of the most clearly empathic version of Spider-Man we’ve come across. Yuri Lowenthal’s turn as Parker led to him being nominated at The Game Awards, but he wasn’t the only shining light in the game.
An enormous rogue’s gallery of villains and more than enough nods to Spider-Man’s history are sure to keep the keen die-hards enthused while they, in true Spidey fashion, save the busy streets of New York City once again. Marvel’s Spider-Man, which shares much of its DNA with Rocksteady’s Arkham series, is not only the year’s best action-hero game, but it might be the best we’ve seen yet.
In his review, Brodie said: “It’s hard to fault Marvel’s Spider-Man as Insomniac has taken their game to the next level. As a developer, they have gone from strength to strength and Spider-Man is a culmination of their past hits. There’s a stunning verticality that compliments the game’s watertight mechanics and, despite the literal boundaries, still makes the city seem boundless. If you’re a Marvel die-hard, there’s enough fanfare here to sink a ship as Spider-Man emerges as the new gold standard. Spider-Man is, without question, the best superhero game ever.”