Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4 is on its way and the reviews are out. We at Spiel Times were misfortunate and late and thus, we didn’t receive an early review copy. So, you’ll have to wait till 7th September for our own review.
Until then, we’ve collectively aggregated critic reviews from every major video games outlet, followed by their scores and taglines. Check all of ’em below –
Note: Some of the reviews might contain spoilers. So, click through on your own risk. Reviews will be posted here once the timer ends.
OPENCRITIC – 84/100 (CLICK HERE)
METACRITIC – 88/100 (CLICK HERE)
IGN – 8.7/10 (CLICK HERE)
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.
EUROGAMER – RECOMMENDED (CLICK HERE)
And it’s a reminder, then, that while it seems that games of a certain type – and a certain budget – are all converging these days, that all games are in a hurry to become the same game with the same tricks and the same hooks, there are still places, even within the most risk-averse of designs, for genuine character to bloom. Go get ’em, tiger.
GAMESPOT – 9/10 (CLICK HERE)
There have been open-world Spider-Man games before, but none so riveting and full of personality, none that explore and do justice to this many facets of the universe. Insomniac has created a superior Spider-Man experience that leaves a lasting impression, one that has you longing for just one more swing around New York City, even after the credits roll.
EASY ALLIES – 9.5/10 (CLICK HERE)
POLYGON – CLICK HERE
There aren’t many surprises to the game; despite being an open-world experience, it plays upon a linear story, and the twists that happen feel familiar. The action sequences are breathless and memorable, but after the game’s final act I was left wanting more. Just like a summer blockbuster, Spider-Man leaves too much waiting in the wings for its obviously upcoming sequel.
GOD IS A GEEK – 9.5/10 (CLICK HERE)
Insomniac Games has managed to make the best Spider-Man game of all time thanks to its vast combat and magnificent storytelling. You’re given a darker take on a well-loved superhero here, whilst still getting all the humour associated with the awkward-yet-lovable character. It’s also emotional at times, and the ending is a powerful one. This’ll no doubt give you hours of stuff to do both throughout the story and in all of the side quests and activities, and if you have high hopes for the game you’re in luck. This is a triumph, and has set a new benchmark in how to reinvigorate a franchise, making it feel fresh as well as helping us to fall in love with the greatest superhero of all time once more.
METRO – 7/10 (CLICK HERE)
The best Spider-Man game ever made… but only just, since it fails to move the superhero video game genre forward in any important way.
TELEGRAPH – 4/5 (CLICK HERE)
Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man has its caveats, with its raft of distractions following a little too close to what has gone before. But its dedication to an understanding of its leading man makes for a thrilling and satisfying slice of comic-book entertainment.
KOTAKU – CLICK HERE
As a playground for one of the most idiosyncratic superheroes of all time, Marvel’s Spider-Man is sheer bliss. It’s a sandbox platformer first and foremost, and a damn good one. Throughout playing the game I was constantly hounded by the question of whether this—sublime superhero traversal in a gorgeous, idealized version of New York—were enough. After countless hours later spent cleaning up every last icon on the map, I’m convinced they are.
DUALSHOCKERS – 10/10 (CLICK HERE)
Ultimately, Marvel’s Spider-Man is most definitely Insomniac Games’ masterpiece. The game combines the studio’s heritage and strengths with one of the most beloved franchises of all time in a way that never feels forced or out of place. You could easily say that Insomniac was the perfect choice for a Spider-Man game from the get-go.
PUSH SQUARE – 9/10 (CLICK HERE)
Ultimately, Marvel’s Spider-Man is a must-buy, because no matter how you feel about our webbed superhero, this is just an insanely fun game to play, and it’s so well put together. Just like the Arkham games did for Batman, this pretty much provides the definitive version of the Spider-Man universe outside of the comics, and leaves us begging to explore more of it in the inevitable sequel.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is fantastic in terms of execution and I’m mostly sad that it’s over for the time being. As one character says later in the game: “I will miss you and your bizarre witticisms, Spider-Man. Until we meet again.”
DESTRUCTOID – 9/10 (CLICK HERE)
Spider-Man isn’t just a great superhero game, it’s a proof of concept for Insomniac as a company. This project shows that they can basically handle pretty much any universe, because if you can accurately recreate Peter Parker’s nimbleness and gentle heart you can do anything: and with multiple teasers at the end, I think they’ll get that chance.
PRESS START – 10/10 (CLICK HERE)
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.
NEXT GEN BASE – 10/10 (CLICK HERE)
Overall, Spider-Man is the game that a lot of people hoped it would be. An incredible traversal system that will have ironically been protoyped on a competitor’s exclusive title, a franchise with instant mainstream appeal and a story that, without giving anything away, sets things up nicely for a sequel without feeling lacking all, all combine to make Spider-Man a must-play for 2018.
GAMING BOULEVARD – 8.5/10 (CLICK HERE)
Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 is by far the best Spider-Man game I’ve ever played. The story is, generally speaking, really good and impressive, it will keep you hooked to your screen for hours.
GAME INFORMER – 9.5/10 (CLICK HERE)
Like Batman: Arkham Asylum before it, Spider-Man raises the bar for one of the world’s most beloved heroes. You feel like you’re doing everything he’s capable of. Insomniac succeeds in making Peter and the supporting cast just as memorable and engaging as the wall crawler. Excitement is delivered consistently from the outside of play right up to the last story frame
GAMEZONE – 9.5/10 (CLICK HERE)
With a large, gorgeous open world, a gripping story, tonnes of Marvel Easter Eggs and an awesome combat system. Marvel’s Spider-Man is everything we have ever wanted from a Marvel video game. While its plot does not always flow as smoothly as I hoped, it delivered on its promises and makes for a fantastic superhero game. Its scale feels as ambitious as the last Avengers movie and something about it just works. You would be missing out on an amazing game and experience if you overlook this.
WCCFTECH – 8.8/10 (CLICK HERE)
Insomniac has found a way to weave together the human side of Peter Parker with the combat and web-slinging of Spider-Man to create a web of intrigue that any PlayStation 4-owning superhero fan should play.
VGR – TBD
VG247 – CLICK HERE
Spider-Man is at its best when you’re mid-flow. It’s a game that can capture that awesome trance-like feeling where you’re so in tune with the rhythm of swinging and hopping between buildings or dodging, countering and attacking enemies that everything else melts away.
COMIC BOOK – 5/5 (CLICK HERE)
There’s much more that I could say, but you guys don’t need any more persuasion. This is a genre-defining and generation-defining effort from Insomniac, Sony, and Marvel, and it’s one of the best Spider-Man stories ever told. Go play it. Go be great.
FORBES – TBD
NDTV GADGETS – 10/10 (CLICK HERE)
GAMINGBOLT – 8/10 (CLICK HERE)
INDIANNOOB – 10/10 (CLICK HERE)
Spider-man has everything you would expect from a superhero game, a game, and is a masterpiece in its own right. Whether you are a fan of superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Spiderman in particular, or not, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t try out this game. A great story filled with climatic and emotional points, absolutely stellar gameplay, and stunning visuals, Spider-man has all of them.
WAYPOINT – CLICK HERE
There are some surprisingly bold storytelling decisions in Spider-Man, especially relative to what happens in this genre, and I’m invested in seeing the inevitable fallout. It helps, obviously, that Spider-Man was tremendously game to play, too. The future of superhero games, at least in this corner of the universe, is not only bright, but interesting. I didn’t expect to be saying that.
GAMESRADAR+ : 4.5/5 (CLICK HERE)
Spider-Man is still a hugely enjoyable adventure full of great characters and moments, and just about one of the best videogame realisations of superheroing to date. Insomniac are a studio with nearly 25 year’s experience of producing slick, tactile action adventures that feel great to play, and seeing that expertise turned to a licensed game has created an impressively, polished and crafted experience.
COGCONNECTED – 100/100 (CLICK HERE)
I can’t stop thinking about this game. If I’m not playing it, I want to be. The web-slinging is brilliant, the combat is deceptively deep and diverse, and there are a million things to do. The story is emotional, resonant, and teases fans of the series in countless ways. It’s one of the best looking games of the year, and honestly, one of the best games I’ve ever played, full stop.
GAMESBEAT – 95/100 (CLICK HERE)
This is now the best Spider-Man game, taking the crown from Spider-Man 2. It is also one of the PlayStation 4’s best exclusives and one of the best super hero games ever.
PLAYSTATION LIFESTYLE – 9/10 (CLICK HERE)
Filled with more emotion, heart, and humanity than we’ve seen in superhero adventures before, Insomniac doesn’t need to reinvent the open-world wheel. Marvel’s Spider-Man embraces the man behind the mask and gives us the best interactive Spider-Man experience to date.
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