The Success of Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) Video Game

In September 2018, Insomniac games released Marvel’s Spider-Man exclusively for the PlayStation 4. This game was long-awaited and hyped up ever since it was first announced at Sony’s E3 2017 conference, and it’s safe to say that it’s everything everyone hoped it would be. Amazing.

It’s hard to find someone who has one bad thing to say about this game. Google users gave this game a rating of 95%. A prominent game review site, Metacritic, gave the game an impressive rating of 87%. Another well-known gaming website, IGN, rated the game a 8.7/10 and CNET said it was the best Spiderman game to date although it leaves some room for improvement. 

In the upcoming Game Awards 2018, Marvel’s Spider-Man has received 7 nominations. These nominations were in the categories of Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Score/Soundtrack, Best Audio Design, and Best Performance. Many of these nominations are in top-tier categories with other critically acclaimed games such as Assassins Creed Odyssey, God of War, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

If it has ever been your dream to be Spider-Man, this game is all you need. The entire concrete jungle of Manhattan is your playground as you are able to swing endlessly from building to building. The web swinging physics and animations in this game are perfect. Swinging gracefully through the city while accompanied by the musical score of John Paesano is truly breathtaking and it makes you really feel like Spider-Man.

How can you be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man without any crime to fight? There is plenty of it in this game. A variety of different crime events occur at random and are a fun chance to utilize some of the many combat moves that are in the game. The combat is very fluid and satisfying and multiple different combos can be unlocked as you progress through the game.

The web-swinging is perfect, the combat mechanics are perfect, but what about the storyline? Needless to say, the storyline is more than perfect. Peter Parker experiences numerous personal struggles played out in gorgeous visuals.