The the announcement that a brand-new Spider-Man video game is on the way, exclusively for PlayStation 4, Sony and developer Insomniac Games are continuing the grand history of Spidey video games, a road that stretches all the way back to the early ’80s.
With more web-slinging adventures on the gaming horizon, CBR takes a look at the history of officially released video games starring everyone’s favorite wall-crawler — not counting games that merely featured Spider-Man along with a bunch of other characters, natch.
30. Questprobe: Spider-Man (1984)
29. Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom’s Revenge (1989)
28. The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers (1990, 1991 and 1993)
27. The Amazing Spider-Man (1990)
26. The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1991)
25. Spider-Man: The Video Game (1991)
24. Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (1992)
23. Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge (1992)
22. Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994)
21. The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes (1995)
20. Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (1995)
19. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995)
18. Spider-Man: Web of Fire (1996)
17. Spider-Man (2000)
16. Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six (2001)
15. Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro (2001)
14. Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace (2001)
13. Spider-Man: The Movie (2002)
12. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
11. Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
10. Spider-Man: Battle for New York (2006)
9. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
8. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
7. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008)
6. Spider-Man: Toxic City and Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem (2009, 2013)
5. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
4. Spider-Man: Edge of Time (2011)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2. Spider-Man Unlimited (2013)
1. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
This game served as a sequel to the previous console game, and not so much an adaptation of the actual film that it was ostensibly based on, with Spider-Man eventually encountering this reality’s version of Carnage. It’s an open world game, with an even more detailed look at Manhattan and a new take on webspinning, making it feel even more realistic while in the air. One of the coolest features is a morality feature, where you are basically either rewarded or punished by whether you get involved when crimes are going on around you. This was the last Spider-Man game published by Activision, which lost the license at the end of the year.
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