Where do you rank Spider-Man (PS4) among the best super hero games of all time?

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (24459 posts) 30 days, 22 hours ago

Poll: Where do you rank Spider-Man (PS4) among the best super hero games of all time? (61 votes)

It's Number 1! 28%
Top 3 18%
Top 5 21%
Top 10 11%
Top 25 3%
None of the above 18%

I picked up Spider-Man on the cheap ($16) thinking it wouldn't be anything different from what I've played before. But actually, it's a really good game! I'm about 5 hours in now, and I can tell this is one of the all time greats. Love the controls, the web-slinging action, and the combat. NYC is really done well here too. I'm very impressed with the performance of this game. Right now this game may very well be the best (in my opinion) by the time I'm done with it.

What do you think, SW? Have you played the game yet? Where do you rank it among the best super hero games of all time?

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#1 Posted by sealionact (4155 posts) -

Danger Mouse on the Spectrum wipes the floor with this.....

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#2 Posted by AJStyles (1073 posts) -

It’s either 1 or top 3.

It’s the best Spider-Man game.

The only other Superhero games worth talking about are the recent Batman Arkham games.

Everything else is trash really.

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5d78760d7d740 (16386 posts) -

It's number 1 for me. I enjoyed the Arkham games, but nothing beats Spiderman's traversal and overall feeling. Plus it helps that Spiderman is my fav hero (tied with Dr. Manhattan, if he's even considered a "hero").

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#4 Posted by 2Chalupas (7105 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

It’s either 1 or top 3.

It’s the best Spider-Man game.

The only other Superhero games worth talking about are the recent Batman Arkham games.

Everything else is trash really.

Definitely. In the past alot of superhero or comic book games were just low budget cash grabs, all the money went into the license and nothing into developing a quality game. I think a few games that transcended above this (with developers that actually cared) got overhyped a bit just because they were actually "decent".

The 1st two Arkham games were the first two really good Superhero action games, Spider-man does't innovate much on that formula but it takes it and pretty much perfects it in an open world environment on a next gen platform. Becuase Arkham Knight was good, but slightly disappointing for current gen, I'd say Spiderman gets the nod as the GOAT.

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#5 Posted by 2Chalupas (7105 posts) -

... and as great as Spiderman was, there is still a ton of room to improve. The story was good (for a video game), with a great modern gaming presentation, but honestly the villains and boss battles in it were a bit lacking I thought. Hopefully the same dev gets a crack at another one. I was hoping they would do an Iron Man + Spiderman type game or something along those lines, but with Crystal Dynamics taking the full Avengers license for their 2020 game that's not happening. Still, maybe they can do Spiderman 2 and improve upon it.

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#6 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (4131 posts) -

I would say

1. Batman: Arkham City

2. Spiderman

3. Infamous 2/Second Son (both games tied)

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#7 Posted by Vaidream45 (2034 posts) -

Arkham City still takes the too spot for me. Spidey gets a tie for second with Arkham Asylum in my opinion. Spidey 2 hopefully perfects the formula.

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#8 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1788 posts) -

I find it pretty boring. That's what I get for trying to get into a superhero other than Batman. Seriously, superheroes are lame. Thank god the Batman is human and has so many sympathetic villains.

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#9 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20673 posts) -

Top 5 for me:

  1. Batman (Genesis)
  2. Arkham City
  3. Arkham Asylum
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. X-Men (Genesis)
  6. Arkham Origins
  7. X-Men 2 (Genesis)
  8. Maximum Carnage
  9. Spider-Man: The Movie
  10. Spider-Man 2

(If Gravity Rush 2 counts, I'd slot it in at #4, and bump it over Spider-Man as well)

I liked it quite a bit, and got the platinum, but it definitely needed more variety when it came to enemy types and missions. The combat and web-slinging were great though, and this interpretation of Spider-Man is my favorite since the 90's animated series.

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#10 Posted by AcidTango (1702 posts) -

I would say that Spider-Man 2018 is the best Spider-Man game for me. The gameplay and missions are very fun, the graphics are great, and I like how well done New York City is. I love how you can stop crime when you are not doing the main missions and saving people. It makes you feel like you're actually Spider-Man.

I'm also playing Batman Arkham Knight for the first time and I hate how empty Gotham City is compared to NYC in Spider-Man which actually has a crowd of civilians in the city. I hope we get a new Batman game in the future that makes Gotham similar to Spider-Man 2018's New York City.

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#11 Posted by uninspiredcup (34939 posts) -

Almost the entire world forgot this game exists. As both a superhero game and parody of the genre, it's amazing.

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#12 Posted by strategyfn (504 posts) -

I liked Infamous Second Son better, so Spiderman is #2.

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#13 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1788 posts) -

@strategyfn said:

I liked Infamous Second Son better, so Spiderman is #2.

If we're using such loose criteria, my number one is Gravity Rush Remastered.

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#14 Edited by nepu7supastar7 (5188 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic:

Definitely number 1.

40 something outfits, awesome DLC, great story, strong web swinging, great exploration and a very deep level up system to boot. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a superhero game this much!

Of all the 20 something Spiderman games I've played over the years -- this one bests them all. It not only rivals Batman Arkham but it mops up the floor with all of them!

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#15 Posted by sakaiXx (6056 posts) -

Depends. I have huge nostalgia point to Batman Arkham Asylum.

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#16 Posted by dimebag667 (1303 posts) -

1. City of Heroes

2. Arkham Asylum

3. Spiderman

Infamous has potential but they always drop the ball.

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#17 Posted by Barzenak42 (41 posts) -

Impressive game and only The Arkham games are of equal quality imo.

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#18 Edited by R-Gamer (619 posts) -

Number 1. Outside of the Arkham series and Infamous nothing else is close.

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#19 Posted by Zidaneski (8853 posts) -

Do the x-men legend games count? I’d put this spider-man just below the Batman Arkham games. Playing this spider-man game just made me wish I was playing a Batman Arkham game. The web slinging though, A+.

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#20 Posted by Ant_17 (12862 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury said:

Top 5 for me:

  1. Batman (Genesis)
  2. Arkham City
  3. Arkham Asylum
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. X-Men (Genesis)
  6. Arkham Origins
  7. X-Men 2 (Genesis)
  8. Maximum Carnage
  9. Spider-Man: The Movie
  10. Spider-Man 2

(If Gravity Rush 2 counts, I'd slot it in at #4, and bump it over Spider-Man as well)

I liked it quite a bit, and got the platinum, but it definitely needed more variety when it came to enemy types and missions. The combat and web-slinging were great though, and this interpretation of Spider-Man is my favorite since the 90's animated series.

Then Spiderman PS4 is top 4 for me.

Akrham Asylum

Gravity Rush

Infamous 2

Spiderman PS4

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#21 Posted by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

I assume it’s better than the buttman games since at least Parker can do some fun juggles and positioning matters a bit more in Spider-Man, as it’s non factor in the Arkham games.

Infamous or Freedom Force are probably the best cape shits I’ve played tho.

If fighting games count then it’s Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

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#22 Posted by DaVillain- (38013 posts) -

As a Marvel fan, it's Number 1 for me!

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#23 Posted by Archangel3371 (28515 posts) -

Somewhere between Chrono Trigger and E.T. for the Atari 2600.

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#24 Posted by I_P_Daily (12527 posts) -

Well Spider-Man the character sucks so.....

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#25 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24459 posts) -

I love seeing the love for Gravity Rush in this thread.

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#26 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20673 posts) -
@SolidGame_basic said:

I love seeing the love for Gravity Rush in this thread.

Same. All hail the Gravity Queen!

It's the most underrated Sony IP, imo.

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#27 Posted by shellcase86 (4521 posts) -

It's really, really good! Hard to say if I think it's better than Arkham Knight, which is phenomenal.

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#28 Posted by blamix (875 posts) -

1. Arkham City

2. Spiderman

3. Arkham Knight

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#29 Posted by R-Gamer (619 posts) -

Anyone who said it's not at least in the top 10 is both delusional and butt hurt.

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#30 Posted by cainetao11 (36816 posts) -

Arkham City is 1

Asylum 2

Hulk Ultimate destruction 3

Spiderman 4

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#31 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24459 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury: we probably will never see a Gravity Rush 3 :(

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#32 Posted by Seabas989 (13261 posts) -

Probably Top 3 (if we are excluding UMvsC3). I give Batman Arkham Asylum and City an edge but mainly because I'm more of a Batman fan than a Spiderman fan. Spiderman 2018 was better than I thought it would be and I enjoyed it more than a lot of other Sony games.

It definitely destroys Arkham Knight.

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#33 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20673 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic: probably :(

At least GR2 had a good conclusion...

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#34 Posted by my_user_name (23 posts) -

Didn't like it that much. Mechanics were solid, story was good but wanted it to be over a couple hours before I finished it.

Hoping they incorporate Symbiote suit and/or Venom in a big way for the next one. No more Mary Jane sections ffs.

It's probably tied with Arkham Knight on the list, which also dragged on too long.

Probably would put Arkham City and the PS3 Infamous games over it. Also liked Sunset Overdrive more then all the above games.