Insomniac Spider Man

Last updated date: May 11, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Insomniac Insomniac Spider Man placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.8
7,462 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Peter’s story is one of mentorship, smartly showing how he can simultaneously look up to one mentor, while becoming one, too.
- IGN
September 4, 2018 | Full review
Web-swinging and slinging feels great
- Digital Trends
Spider-Man features an astonishing recreation of New York City, including most of its districts and landmarks. Swinging and fighting is super satisfying and doesn't get old. It's a love letter to Spider-Man fans.
- CNET
September 4, 2018 | Full review
The biggest moments in Spider-Man are as varied as they are dramatic. You scale a building through its elevator shafts, covertly webbing snipers that appear through sliding elevator doors while dodging flaming bombs hurled from above.
- Polygon
September 12, 2018 | Full review
Combat-specific challenges also encourage you to mix up your technique, but it's the fluid transitions between attacks and the appearance of a natural flow that again sell the excitement.
- GameSpot
September 4, 2018 | Full review
The main appeal of this new Spider-Man as a game isn’t the ability to immobilize and cocoon enemies. It’s being able to shoot a web at something and close the space in-between, either by pulling it closer or moving closer to it.
- Kotaku
Marvel's Spider-Man is undoubtedly one of the most impressive superhero games this generation
- Gear Nuke
October 22, 2018 | Full review
This balance is actually rather difficult to achieve in game development. Often, if you start too powerful, progression feels meaningless, and if you start too weak, you don’t really feel like a superhero. This works only in origin stories, but there are plenty of games in which you play seasoned heroes that feel surprisingly soft until they get some levels under their belt
- Dual Shockers
There's a great story, beautiful graphics, excellent voice acting and simply lots of fun to play.
- Digital Spy
April 9, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Aside from a few odd pacing issues, which momentarily took me out of the experience of being a superhero, and a world of optional missions that don’t always quite live up to the heft of the main story, Insomniac has delivered a Spider-Man story that both surprised and delighted me, coupled with gameplay that made me feel like Spider-Man nearly every step of the way.
- IGN
September 4, 2018 | Full review
Open world events can become repetitive
- Digital Trends
The gameplay suffers from a limited amount of variation. A lot of the missions play the same and rarely does it go beyond a few types of mechanics. Some of the writing falls short and the overall story isn't compelling.
- CNET
September 4, 2018 | Full review
Minor shortcomings don't detract from Insomniac's achievement in creating a game that feels like an authentic interpretation of a beloved creation.
- GameSpot
September 4, 2018 | Full review
Indeed, it is worthy of being labeled as one, but there are just too many glaring flaws with it that hold it back from being placed among the greatest superhero games of all time.
- Gear Nuke
October 22, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Marvel’s Spider-Man features your favorite web-slinger in a story unlike any before it. Now a seasoned Super Hero, Peter Parker has been busy keeping crime off the streets as Spider-Man. Just as he’s ready to focus on life as Peter, a new villain threatens New York City. Faced with overwhelming odds and higher stakes, Spider-Man must rise up and be greater. Sony Interactive Entertainment, Marvel and Insomniac Games present Marvel’s Spider-Man exclusively for PlayStation 4. Be Spider-Man After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting master. Feel the full power of a more experienced Spider-Man with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. A rookie no longer, this is the most masterful Spider-Man you’ve ever played. Worlds Collide The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. In this new Spider-Man universe, iconic characters from Peter and Spider-Man’s lives have been reimagined, placing familiar characters in unique roles. Marvel’s New York is Your Playground The Big Apple comes to life as Insomniac’s most expansive and interactive world yet. Swing through vibrant neighborhoods and catch breathtaking views of iconic Marvel and Manhattan landmarks. Use the environment to defeat villains with epic takedowns in true blockbuster action.

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