Marvel’s Spider-Man is an action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. Released worldwide on September 7, 2018, it was the first licensed game developed by Insomniac. The game tells an original story about Spider-Man that is not tied to any other existing piece of media, and covers both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character.
Critics called it one of the best superhero games ever made, praising its gameplay, particularly the combat and web-swinging mechanics, graphics, narrative, characterization, and design of New York City, though felt it lacked innovation in its open world design. The game became a commercial success, selling 3.3 million copies in its first three days of release, breaking several sales records.
Developer : Insomniac Games
Publisher : Sony Interactive Entertainment
Director : Brian Horton , Bryan Intihar , Marcus Smith , Ryan Smith
Designer : Cameron Christian,James Cooper, Mike Daly, Joel Goodsell, Mark Stuart
Programmer : Joe Valenzuela
Artist : Jacinda Chew, Grant Hollis
Writer : Jon Paquette, Benjamin Arfmann, Kelsey Beachum, Christos Gage, Dan Slott
Composer : John Paesano
Release : September 7, 2018
Genre : Action-adventure
Mode : Single-player
Spider-Man is an action-adventure game set in an open world modern-day New York City and played from a third-person perspective. It features combat systems such as aerial combat, Spider Sense reflexes, web-shooting, and finishing moves. Spider-Man can push attacking enemies off of buildings, though Spider-Man does not let them fall, webbing them to the side of the building. The player is able to use Spider-Man’s abilities such as web slinging and wall-crawling as well as other gameplay elements such as the ability to traverse using parkour, and the crafting and use of gadgets and alternative suits with special powers. Environmental combat, quick time events and stealth are also featured in the game. Peter Parker (outside of his Spider-Man identity), Miles Morales, and Mary Jane Watson are also playable in certain parts of the game. Peter’s sections often involve solving puzzles, while Mary Jane’s and Miles’ segments involve using stealth to get to certain positions.