Marvel's Spider-Man is one of the few superheroes from Marvel who doesn't need an introduction. When it comes to adapting a video game, it can either be a success or a failure. In this case, Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man 2 video game is undoubtedly a success!
It's been three years since the last Marvel's Spider-Man game was released. The wait is officially over. When I first watched the trailer in 2021, I distinctly remember it was during the lockdown, and I was eagerly anticipating the continuation of Miles Morales' story. Venom posed such a threat in that trailer that I immediately knew it was going to be a game-changer.
Hmm, where do I begin? Fast forward to the end of October 2023, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is the fastest-selling PlayStation video game. It sold 2.5 million copies, both physical and digital, on the first day. That's approximately 29 copies per second in the first 24 hours. Not bad for a single-day sale, right? Now, let's delve into the game.
An evolution of the Marvel Spider-Man story: The incredible power of the symbiote forces Peter and Miles to confront the ultimate test of strength, both inside and outside the mask, balancing their lives, friendships, and duty to protect those in need.
Two playable characters: Swiftly switch between characters while exploring the city of New York (similar to GTA 5 but much faster). Uncover the new abilities of Peter's symbiote and Miles' explosive bio-electric venom powers, along with upgradable high-tech gear that enhances the combat experience for increased depth and gameplay variety.
Confront iconic Marvel supervillains: Battle against new iconic villains such as Venom, Kraven the Hunter, the Lizard, and many more!
Explore an expanded Marvel New York: Roam a larger-than-ever New York City, featuring two new boroughs – Brooklyn and Queens – as well as locations like Coney Island.
To say that the graphics are impressive would be an understatement. Every detail of the city of New York is noticeably enhanced in this version. I also opted for the Fidelity video mode (120 Hz in automatic mode) when playing the game on my LG OLED TV with my Turtle Beach Stealth Pro headset. Marvel's Spider-Man character is almost indistinguishable from its real-life counterpart in Marvel films. I wager it won't be long before we struggle to differentiate them in both video games and Hollywood movies.