Spiderman is of the well-known characters in the Marvel Comics universe. Though some of us have only witnessed his web-slinging awesomeness in movies (from Toby Maguire’s trilogy to Tom Holland’s latest rendition of this amazing superhero from New York), his fame has also managed to transcend in the world of video gaming since 1982. In fact, the recently released Spidey video games are as successful as Batman’s Arkham Asylum – a game which dominated the video gaming industry for many years.
So in this writing, we are going to share to you our picks of the top 4 Spiderman games that are already played in different consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation and ranked each of these games from the worst to the best.
Disclaimer: This list is based only on our personal opinion, so you may or may not agree with our picks. Even so, we hope that you will enjoy reading this article…
Enter Electro (2001)
This game was released as a sequel to its 3D predecessor in 2000. Enter Electro is a pretty decent game considering that the storyline’s strengths are based on the original game. Aside from that, the combat moves are so refined to the point that you can tell “it’s just a video game”. Still, there is some credit to this game as it was able to feature lesser known villains of Spiderman like Sandman, Shocker, and Hammerhead. Likewise, we also get to see cameos of Rouge and Beast from the X-Men franchise (which was very popular in the 2000’s).
Web Of Shadows (2008)
This game gives a much darker take into Spidey’s world as the story is about a full-scale invasion of symbiotes in New York City. And how the story would unfold is based entirely on the player’s decision in the game which also impact’s the character and the world around him. We like this gameplay concept since it lives up to the ever-popular saying that Uncle Ben said in the movie to Peter Parker…
We were able to play this game in Xbox and it was great, but the same can’t be said with its PlayStation version.
The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
This game is entirely based on the 2012 movie, which our opinion, is great but not that impressive since Andrew Garfield’s portrayal of Spidey was depicted as a punky, skater boy type of teenager and nothing sort of similar to the conventional image of our beloved Peter Parker (forgive us for saying this, but we are die-hard traditionalist). Nonetheless, this was the game that was able to beat Batman Arkham Asylum in terms of critical acclaim.
Although it garnered a lot of positive reviews, it still suffered from poor performance during boss battles. Developers may have started to push the power of PlayStation and Xbox at this point, but it still wasn’t able to replicate the lifelike feel as shown in the movies.
Shattered Dimensions (2010)
When this game was announced to be released on different dates (each date for Nintendo DS, PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii), it was met with excitement knowing that gamers can choose different characters of our favorite webslinger with different fighting styles: the classic version, 2099, Noir, and the Ultimate Spiderman. And though it’s still based on the popular Marvel character, the story is unlike anything you’ve seen in comics.
Moreover, it also treated gamers with a mix of popular and not-so-popular characters like Juggernaut, Vulture, Sandman, Silvermane, Scorpion, Hobgoblin, Calypso, and Kraven the Hunter.
Overall, Shattered Dimensions gave us a fresh approach in story-telling that is not tied up in comics or movies. And we really appreciate this style as avid video gamers.
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