The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

by Christopher
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The Amazing Spider-Man is an open-world action-adventure game set in the Spider-Man universe. It features dynamic web-slinging, combat, and exploration in New York City. Despite its repetitive missions, the game provides an engaging experience for Spider-Man fans.


The Amazing Spider-Man is an open-world action-adventure game that allows players to take on the role of the iconic superhero, Spider-Man. Set shortly after the events of the 2012 film, the game explores what happens next in the Spider-Man universe.


“The Amazing Spider-Man” is an open-world video game based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man and the 2012 film of the same name. The game was developed by Beenox and published by Activision. It was released on June 26 in North America and on June 29, 2012, in Europe for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. A version for the Wii U was released in March 2013 in North America and Europe known as The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition in both regions. A PlayStation Vita version was released in November 2013.

The game’s story serves as an alternate epilogue to The Amazing Spider-Man film, which is continued in the game’s sequel. Months after the events of the film, a number of cross-species experiments created by Oscorp using Curt Connors’ research escape into Manhattan and infect its population with a deadly virus. This forces Spider-Man to join forces with Gwen Stacy and Connors to find a cure. Meanwhile, the new Oscorp CEO, Alistair Smythe, attempts to develop his own cure so that he will be credited as the city’s savior, and to eliminate Spider-Man and Connors for interfering with his plans.

The game takes place after the events of the movie when different cross-species are created at OsCorp but when they break free OsCorp hires Allistair Smythe to invent robots to kill the cross-species and infected people. Enemies in the game are Rhino, Scorpion, Black Cat, Allistaire Smythe and The lizard has a small cameo appearance.

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions of the game include the script and plot of the other versions of the game, but feature a much different, more linear gameplay that does not have an open world environment, and instead features the player selecting a level from the map in Spider-Man’s apartment, before playing a mostly linear level. It was natively designed for the 3DS and later ported to the Wii.

Upon its release, the game received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with praise to the gameplay, controls, combat, dark tone, intensity, and soundtrack, although it received criticism for its mode of difficulty, story, visuals, repetitive side missions, and lack of innovation.

“The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) is a game that offers an immersive experience into the world of Spider-Man. It provides players with the opportunity to explore Manhattan, fight off enemies, and unravel a plot that extends the narrative of the 2012 film. Despite some criticisms, the game was generally well-received and is a notable entry in the Spider-Man video game series.


Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Gwen Stacy, Dr. Curt Connors (The Lizard), Alistair Smythe, Felicia Hardy (Black Cat), Rhino, Scorpion, Iguana


The gameplay focuses on open-world exploration, web-slinging, and combat. Players can swing through the city, climb buildings, and use Spider-Man’s agility to navigate the environment. Combat involves a mix of melee attacks, web-based moves, and gadgets.


The Amazing Spider-Man is a solid action-adventure game that captures the thrill of swinging through New York City as the iconic superhero. While it may not break new ground, it offers an enjoyable experience for fans of the web-slinger.

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