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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 review roundup: What the critics are saying

One last dose of hype ahead of this Friday's superpowered launch to get your Spider-Sense tingling

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 cover
Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Yesterday, we received the final trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 ahead of its launch this Friday, October 20. Insomniac Games' web-slinging sequel is arguably the most anticipated PS5-exclusive video game launch so far, and the studio has been teasing more and more exciting elements and story bits over the last few months. Needless to say, we can't wait until the weekend arrives.

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First things first, however, as the reviews for Spider-Man 2 have just dropped, and they're glowing for the most part. Below you'll find a list with all the reviews and scores we've been able to hunt down. Be sure to give some of them a read!

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is a direct follow-up to both Spider-Man (2018) and Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020). In this new story, Peter Parker and Miles Morales struggle to navigate their personal lives while new villains rise in New York City and old menaces and friends return. The main threats appear to be a private militia led by mercenary Kraven the Hunter, the shapeshifting criminal Sandman, the monstrous Lizard, and the extraterrestrial symbiote Venom. The latter bonds itself to Parker at some point, negatively influencing his actions and threatening to destroy his personal relationships.

Of course, players will be able to switch between Peter Parker and Miles Morales as they please during open-world gameplay, plus some missions are told from the two different POVs, which results in larger and more complex set pieces. Another big addition is that of the famous symbiote suit, which enhances Parker's abilities with new powers, but with great power... Well, you know the rest.

Speaking of Marvel, the company has just announced at NYCC 2023 their plans for their rebooted Ultimate Universe line of comic books, which promises to be better than the original and seems to be taking some big artistic swings.