Every franchise has that hit that everything that follows must live up to. For the Star Wars movies it’s The Empire Strikes Back, for the Terminator movies it’s Judgement Day, for Call of Duty games it’s Modern Warfare 1 and for Spider-Man games it’s 2004′s movie tie-in Spider-Man 2. Fans, critics and even developers agree that Spider-Man 2 is the benchmark for what makes a great Spidey game.
It’s been 10 years since that benchmark was released and we’ve seen Spider-Man games aplenty, each with their unique attempts to improve on the previous, each with their own disappointments. Despite the many failings over the years, most web slinging fans are loyal to the character and continually seek out the next game in the franchise with hope. The cautious optimism of Spider-Man fans now rests with another movie tie-in, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
You can read the full review HERE.