Top 10 Spider-Man video games ranked from worst to best

Marvel's Spider-Man. Image courtesy Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation, and Insomniac Games
Marvel's Spider-Man. Image courtesy Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation, and Insomniac Games /
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3. Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)

For a long time, Activision had the exclusive IP rights to create Spider-Man games. It wasn’t until 2018 when another studio outside of the Activision umbrella created a project featuring the wall-crawler, and it was worth the wait. Insomniac Games released Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 and, much like Spider-Man 2 back in 2004, it took the world by surprise. Thanks to it, the Batman Arkham Saga finally met a worthy contender able to raise the bar for superhero games in general.

Marvel’s Spider-Man took everything that made previous Spider-Man games great and improved in all of those aspects. Traversal, combat, graphics, voice acting, motion capturing, animations, sound design, and level design were all top-notch, making for a spectacular overall experience. Better yet, its story was not only the best Spider-Man story featured on any videogame up to 2018, but it was also worthy of being in a major blockbuster film.

The only aspect where Marvel’s Spider-Man failed to impress was its repetitive (and sometimes not too entertaining) side activities. There were also mixed feelings about Mary Jane’s and Miles Morales’ missions since they felt like an unnecessary break from all of the amazing superhero action. However, if you leave those negative aspects aside, the game is really close to being flawless.

Marvel’s Spider-Man not only served as a great introduction to Insomniac’s arachnid saga, but it also set up Miles Morales as an upcoming hero who would later take the spotlight in his own game. Besides, it also had a jaw-dropping post-credits scene that saw Harry Osborn using the symbiote. The game was filled with many surprises, touching moments (such as Aunt May’s death), and explosive set pieces. It felt like Insomniac reached a new high that many players felt was almost impossible to beat, but (amazingly enough) we were all wrong.