Amazing Spider-Man hits PC August 10

Newest webhead game coming to Windows machines six weeks after console and portable debut; will be available on Steam with achievements.

Activision's The Amazing Spider-Man launched on consoles and portable devices on Tuesday, but its PC version won't be out until August. Activision has confirmed that the newest Beenox-developed webhead game will ship for the PC on August 10.

Spidey swoops in on PC in August.

The game will be available on Valve's digital distribution platform Steam, where it will support Steam Achievements, according to an update on Activision's Hero HQ online information portal.

An epilogue to the film of the same name (due in theaters on July 3), The Amazing Spider-Man will allow players to freely explore Manhattan as the friendly neighborhood superhero and thwart the sinister plans of "a variety of criminals" in a story penned by Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica).

For more on The Amazing Spider-Man, check out GameSpot's review of the console version.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Tclpn
Tclpn

It is on Steam as of today, Sept 25th.  : )

siper773
siper773

i guess that the game will release at 11 pm right guys

krish311
krish311

it did not release today     . 10 august 2012

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

Wait....is this mean it only available in stream? There will be DVDs right?

yan501st
yan501st

I'll wait for the PC version. My PS3 can collect dust for all i care...

ksbwings
ksbwings

No pro. we can wait as long as there is a PC ver.

lee3701
lee3701

This game reminds me alot of the spiderman game that was on the ps2. And i really really had a huge addiction for it due to all the upgrade's n stuff. Swinging around at really fast speed's. Seeing how high you could web yourself from a web swing was awesome :P Ill be buying this game for sure.

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

more than a couple hrs in --- so far this is a good game. It's basically Arkham Asylum/City but without the finishing polish of those games ie the level/character design isnt as good -- I absolutely LOVE swinging through Manhattan...this game is a nice first step...the next one should be the good one -- Spider-Man fits perfectly in the GTA world. 

 

If you liked Arkham you may like this game

 

if you like Spider-Man you will love this game

fanaticsm
fanaticsm

i hope he hits the PC slowly and not that hard.......

pozium
pozium

Its Ironic because all these games are designed using PC's, then transferred to other consoles. On release, they come out on other consoles long before the PC's and when it finally comes out (and thats if it ever come out), the magic is gone.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

I guess waiting a few months is the price we PC gamers pay in order to be part of the master race. 

residude
residude

Enjoy it! It's fantastic fun, must've spent 80% of my play time so far just swinging around the city doing sweet F.A!

BigT232
BigT232

Will buy it in a year during the next Steam summer sale.  Hope it has controller support, I feel this type of game is meant to be played with one.

wexorian
wexorian

Meeh SM 2 was good and web of the shadow other games sucked as hell especially Last 2.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

sweet i'll be snaggin this for PC so I can roam a city like a boss.

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

The only reason for the delay, which we all already know to be true, is because they know some portion of PC players will simply pirate the game and there's no way for them to stop it. To combat what they see as "lost sales" they purposefully hold back the PC version so they get more sales on the console versions. Of course the console versions can be pirated as well, but usually you need a "modded" console to play pirated console games and a lot of people don't want to make their console illegal (unusable on the internet mostly) by modding it to play ripped games.

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

Man the animation is AWFUL .... PASS

therealdoshu
therealdoshu

Reminds me a bit of prototype without the kickass powers.

 

Speaking of which, is that out for PC yet? Did i miss the boat 'cause me wants.

Moathdd
Moathdd

Always the same story forsaken the console over the original gaming device.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Six weeks to un-consolize it. Yeah, I'll skip it and spend $60 on the Steam Summer Sale coming up shortly. 

RiP_ili
RiP_ili

I've been sorely disappointed by so many SpiderMan games, I'm not even going to give this one a chance to hurt me. I've learned my lesson.

Tclpn
Tclpn

 @siper773

 I was thinking noon today like usual Steam games...unless they do release games at 11pm sometimes. If they do that, I wasn't aware of it till now! :) Anyhow, I hope you are right!

 

siper773
siper773

 @krish311  i guess that the game will realese in 11 :00 pm krish right

Tclpn
Tclpn

 @krish311

 I don't know what the deal is...waiting for it too.

 

SniperFire17
SniperFire17

 @pozium They want people to buy it on consoles rather than pirate it on pc. So if consoles come out first the impatient people will just buy it rather than wait for a pc version to pirate, that untill now didn't have a release date.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

 @Sgthombre 

I know right. the console players always seem to accuse us of acting like a master race yet they are the ones getting early games half the time.

 

we get late and quite often crappy ports with no AA, bad controls and texture pop ins.

zulwalks
zulwalks

 @Sgthombre lol yeah but....is the amazing spiderman, or any movie tie-ins really worth the wait??

zulwalks
zulwalks

 @residude thats what I always did playing spiderman 2.....just swing around......played 2 hrs a day, everyday......never even finished the game

petran78
petran78

 @RavenXavier assuming that console players own also a decent PC able to run the game.

cryingdevil63
cryingdevil63

 @RiP_ili As far as a superhero game: it's good.

As far as a video-game-to-movie adaptation: it's great.

As far as a Spiderman game: it's amazing.

As far as an independent game: it's good,but nothing spectacular.

Atheno
Atheno

 @RiP_ili Wait no, hold on. Don't get on that plane. I actually tried this at my store. It's actually damn fun. Not as polished as Spider-Man 2, but really not as bad as Spider-man 3. It was a heck of a good time. I would say at least try it some where. 

jubeio
jubeio

 @zulwalks spiderman 2 was amazingas long as they have gone closer to that game then it will be amazing toobought my game for PS3 today 

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

 @zulwalks The game is good. So yeah. I waited for Max Payne 3. Waiting for this won't kill me. Also some movie tie ins are worth it. Xmen Origins Wolverine was awesome.