Marvel’s “Spider-Man” Video Game Review

Web Slinging into Greatness

Adam Walters, Contributor

Spider-Man and video games have always felt like the perfect mix, but it’s rarely been done in a way that exceeds fans’ expectations. Thankfully, this game finally changes that.


In Marvel’s “Spider-Man” the fast-paced and fluid action isn’t the only thing that is a blast. Experiencing the story unfold, punching muggers, defusing bombs, zipping around the city, and even catching pigeons is what makes it one of the best games of this generation.


Marvel’s Spider-Man was released on September 7, 2018, and is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for release exclusively on the PlayStation 4.


The game follows Peter Parker as he tries to balance his personal life and career along with his secret alias, Spider-Man.


This game was much more immersive than I expected. The plot, the graphics, and most importantly, the gameplay were all exceptional. It’s been a long time since a game grabbed me and had me hooked from the very beginning as this game did.


The open world of New York City is beautiful and a blast to web-sling around for hours on end. The characters throughout this action-packed ride were very interesting. All of Peter’s friends, family, and co-workers were likable and I actually cared about what would happen to them as the story unfolded.


However, a game can’t be good if there’s not a corrupt villain. All of the villains in this game were intimidating. I found myself always questioning if defeating them was even a possibility, which made the adventure that much more intense.


One of my biggest worries was if the game would stay interesting for the 15 plus hours of main story gameplay, but the game actually kept getting better as it went on. The final four hours of gameplay were some of the most intense hours of gameplay I’ve ever experienced and had me on the edge of my seat for the entire ride.


This game is a must play for anyone who owns a PlayStation 4 and enjoys fast-paced games with non-stop action. The reception for this game from both the critics and general audiences have been very positive and I would have to agree with them.


I might even go as far as to say that this is my favorite non-remastered game available on the PlayStation 4. From web-slinging around the beautiful city of New York and taking down some of the most intimidating villains in superhero history to volunteering at the “F.E.A.S.T.” homeless shelter with Peter’s Aunt May, Marvel’s “Spider-Man” makes the player feel like a superhero.