Spider-Man is the first truly Marvel Studios-caliber video game ever made. And that, admittedly, is a double-edged sword.
If you want levity, action, style, solid voice acting, likeable characters, and fun stuff to do, this Sony-produced, Insomniac-developed PS4 exclusive has you covered. It’s huge. It’s polished. It lives up to the Spider-Man name.
But it’s also Another Superhero Game™. Spider-Man follows the incredibly solid trail blazed by the Batman Arkham series—and iterated upon by inFamous 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Insomniac’s own Sunset Overdrive. Once again, you’re a badass hero in a giant world, and you spend your time zipping around, beating up thugs, and tossing gadgets every which way.