The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an open world action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, and the 2014 film of the same name. Developed by Beenox and published by Activision, it is the sequel to 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and takes place in the same continuity, different from that of the films. The game’s plot expands on the film by including additional characters and elements from the Spider-Man comic books and the other aspects of the Marvel Universe. Depending on the platform, different villains from the comics are featured, but all versions of the game feature the film’s two main antagonists: Electro and the Green Goblin.
The game was released on April 29 in North America and May 2 in Europe for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox 360, to mixed reviews. The Xbox One version was released alongside the other platforms digitally while the release of physical copies was delayed by two weeks. Gameloft also released a mobile version on April 17 for iOS and Android devices as a paid game. The game was also localized in Japan as a Sony-exclusive title. This is the last Marvel video game (and by extension, the final Spider-Man video game) to be published by Activision, and also the last major Spider-Man video game to be released for the non-Sony platforms, as the license for Spider-Man games was passed to Insomniac Games, which developed Marvel’s Spider-Man series, starting with the 2018 game Marvel’s Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a third-person action-adventure video game, set in an open world based on Manhattan. Players take on the role of Spider-Man and complete missions—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. The missions are structured in a linear manner, but the player is free to explore the game’s map in between missions and engage in various side activities. Players have access to all of Spider-Man’s superhuman abilities, including web-swinging and wall-crawling. The Web-Rush bullet time mechanic from the game’s predecessor also returns and has been expanded, now allowing players to also do critical strikes, dodges, and rolls. The combat is similar to the predecessor, featuring a freeflow design and counterattacks, and allows Spider-Man to incapacitate enemies for a few seconds by various means, such as throwing interactable objects at them and then subdue for good by webbing them.
|Released||NA: April 29, 2014|
EU: May 2, 2014
AU: May 7, 2014