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Marvel's Spider-Man

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action
Publisher: SCEE (EU), SCEA (US)
Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: Sept. 7, 2018

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4. 'Spider-Man' (PS4)

by Judy on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Marvel's Spider-Man features the web-slinger's acrobatic abilities, improvisation and web-slinging, while also introducing elements such as traversing with parkour, distinct environmental interactions, new combat, and cinematic blockbuster set pieces.

Michael Keener: A throwback superhero when it comes to video games, Spider-Man is iconic in every way. I hope this title comes with as much controller flexibility as the old one for PS2. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised to see this game appear in the "top 5 purchases" category for the year on the PlayStation Store.

David Silbert: When rumors made rounds across the internet outing Sony's upcoming Spider-Man game, many claimed that studio Sucker Punch was handling the development. This seemed like sound reasoning at the time: Sucker Punch's Infamous series revolved around heroes, villains, superpowers, and lightning-fast traversal, all in an open-world city. Picture everyone's surprise when it was revealed that, in fact, the new Spider-Man will be coming to PlayStation 4 by way of Insomniac Games. Thankfully, everything that we've seen of the new Spider-Man game looks impressive, from slick, Batman: Arkham-like stealth gameplay to breezy, web-slinging traversal through a crowded Manhattan. If Insomniac can nail the story and mission structure, Spider-Man could be one of 2018's biggest releases.

Thomas Wilde: On the one hand, it's using a lot of elements from Dan Slott's run, which is regrettable. On the other, it's using the Sunset Overdrive engine. I want to see more.

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