Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Metacritic Review Round Up

This Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Metacritic Review Round Up examines if the new game has lived up to the high expectations set for this highly anticipated sequel!

Marvel's Spider Man 2 Peter and Miles

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has swung its way into the gaming world, creating immense anticipation among fans and critics alike. As the sequel to the critically acclaimed original, this highly anticipated title from Insomniac Games promises to take players on a thrilling web-swinging adventure through the bustling streets of New York City. Does the game live up to all of the hype that’s been generated? Let’s take a look at what the critics are saying about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a highly anticipated action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games. Building on the success of its predecessor, the game continues the story of Peter Parker and Miles Morales as they take on new challenges and villains in an open-world New York City. The game features the iconic web-swinging mechanics and a seamless blend of combat and acrobatics, offering players the exhilarating experience of being Spider-Man. With the promise of a compelling narrative, breathtaking visuals, and the introduction of co-op gameplay featuring both Spider-Man and Venom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set to be an epic continuation of the Spider-Man saga.

Set to release on October 20, 2023, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be available only on PlayStation 5.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Metacritic Review Round Up

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Metacritic Review
Source: Metacritic

With an overwhelming number of reviews in before the official release on October 20, it’s looking like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a resounding success. So far critics are praising both the title’s narrative, visuals and gameplay. Some are even going so far as to say that this is the best Spider-Man video game yet. Criticisms about the game are mostly few and far between, with some feeling that the open-world of New York fell short of their expectations. Or that combat could feel somewhat repetitive. If you’re still holding back on purchasing the game yourself, you can head over to Metacritic which aggregates all of the major critic reviews.

At the time of posting, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was holding a ‘Universal Acclaim’ ranking of 91, with over 120 critical reviews having been posted.


Below is the Metacritic Review for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2:

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 takes the exact formula from the first games and improves upon it thanks to better UI, better villains, a better story, a bigger world, Web Wings, and two Spider-Men. Though the combat is still repetitive, this is peak Spider-Man.

Attack of the Fanboy – Noah Nelson – 4.5/5

If we’re going to retell a story, we ought to retell it anew. Canons were made to be broken, and Spider-Man 2 swings in that direction. With a sequel teed up by the game’s final act, I’m eager to see where Insomniac goes with that momentum.

Polygon – Grayson Morley – Unscored

It’s safe to call this another thrilling Spider-Man adventure that delivers Insomniac’s best tale yet, and despite its open world falling short, it’s a reliably fun superhero power trip.

IGN – Simon Cardy – 8/10

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one of the most cinematic superhero games ever created. It’s a little shorter than its predecessor, but it includes a memorable main story and some of the best side quests found in an open world game. We did run into a handful of glitches, but thankfully far fewer than most open world games of a similar caliber.

Hardcore Gamer – Adam Beck – 4.5/5

A stunning achievement both technically and narratively, Spider-Man 2 makes every moment of gameplay feel epic while still delivering a great story with a ton of heart. The creators at Insomniac know and love these characters, and that care manifests both in the quieter moments and in the jaw-dropping cinematic action scenes. Thrilling, gut-wrenching, and visually spectacular, this is among the best representations of Spider-Man in any media.

Gaming Nexus – Eric Hauter – 10/10

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