author: Przemyslaw Zamecki
Ultimate List of the Very Best PS4 Games
PlayStation 4 has received hundreds of games over the last seven years. Our editors have selected sixteen greatest PS4 video games, including exclusives, that you should play - no matter who you are.
- Genre: 3rd person kick'em up
- Worth playing, if: this is the best game about the Spider-Man character
- Don't play it, if: you don't like colorful outfits or have an arachnophobia
- Similar games: The Amazing Spider-Man, Batman: Arkham City
Peter Parker has been appearing in electronic entertainment since the 80s, namely, since the Spider-Man which was released in 1982 for Atari 2600. Unfortunately, over the last 40 years, only a few of Spider-Man games were merely good. In the first half of the 90s there were lots of beat'em up games in which the superhero had to smash faces of countless enemies. Then, we received a series of 3D titles that culminated in a rather underwhelming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Spidy has appeared in over thirty titles over the years. Although many of them certainly deserved attention, the fans of this character had to wait 56 years (counting from the release of first comic book) for a game that finally received positive reception and widespread acclaim.
While designing Marvel's Spider-Man, the game designers of Insomniac Games, well-known specialists in developing three-dimensional platformers with shooter elements, didn't try to reinvent the wheel. By using modern technology and the computing power of the console, they have focused on developing further the distinctive features of the series, which have been present since the times of the first PlayStation. However, all the mechanics were enhanced and redesigned to match the modern standards. As a result, players received a cohesive, captivating and visually stunning video game. Of course, there were also completely new features, which blended in well with the remaining content to make the game even more attractive.
Without a doubt, the most impressive thing is the ability to fly through the skyscrapers and hang on the spiderweb. The New York City, that was prepared with a great care, and the spiderweb shooting mechanics provide an incredible combination of spectacular action and a sense of perfect control of the hero. The developers also managed to develop excellent combat mechanics, which was partly based on the solutions used in Spider-Man 2: The Game, but also have drawn inspiration from the slightly more modern Batman Arkham series. All of these features, that were set in motion thanks to the amazing talent of the developers, have made Marvel's Spider-Man the best choice for every fan of this hero, which was created by the legendary Stan Lee in 1962 (R.I.P. sir!).
If after finishing the game you still want more kicking and swinging, be sure to try Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This is one of the starting games for PS5, which was also released on PlayStation 4.
- Marvel's Spider-Man Review