Review: The Amazing Spider-man (PS3)

The Amazing Spider-man Game Review

I wouldn’t call myself a huge Spider-man fan, but I do enjoy the movies and the games.

The Raimi trilogy was great fun for its time (aside from Spider-man 3, of course) and the games that came out around that time were fun as well. I remember playing Spider-man on my Dreamcast and that didn’t even have a movie to tie in to. It was just Spider-man, swinging around and being awesome.

I say that I’m not a big Spider-man fan, yet I’ve played most of the games that’ve been released over the past decade or so. This is actually somewhat of a long list, so here we go:

  1. Spider-man for the Dreamcast (which also came out on PS1)
  2. The Spider-man movie tie in, complete with Green Goblin cheat that allowed you to fly around the city on the glider
  3. The Spider-man 2 movie tie in (which is still one of the best Spider-man games out there in my opinion)
  4. The Amazing Spider-man (which rivals Spider-man 2 as far as games go – open world to swing about and playable Venom!)
  5. Spider-man Shattered Dimensions – ehhh… I don’t have much good to say about this one
  6. And now, The Amazing Spider-man

So yeah, that’s 6 Spider-man games I’ve played. I guess I’m a bit more interested in this character than I’d thought.

So how is The Amazing Spider-man Video Game? I’ll give you two words: it’s ok.

Here’s the good news first.

The story begins not long after 2012’s summer blockbuster The Amazing Spider-man left off. I won’t say much more than that – but if you’re thinking about playing the game, you’ll want to see the movie first, as there are a few minor spoilers in the game if you don’t (and really, just do yourself the favor and see The Amazing Spider-man. It’s awesome. Check out our review here.)

Yes, there is a free-roaming city to swing about.

I’ll give the game this – the sense of speed you’ll get from swinging is fantastic. The camera begins to shake a bit at the lowest part of your swing, when Spidey is moving fastest. The controller also begins to vibrate a bit, which really adds to the sense of movement. The swinging is one of the best parts of this game.

The Spider-man character model also looks absolutely stunning. I mean, it looks really good. I think the designers must’ve spent most of their resources on the swinging and how Spider-man looks, because these two things really stand out.

Kevin Knowlton

Kevin Knowlton is the Founder and Managing Editor of Media-Feed.com. His love of everything entertainment is strong, but he also enjoys the outdoors. Most of his posts will be movie related, but you may see some video games and music posts as well.

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Kevin Knowlton is the Founder and Managing Editor of Media-Feed.com. His love of everything entertainment is strong, but he also enjoys the outdoors. Most of his posts will be movie related, but you may see some video games and music posts as well.

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