SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004) – TREYARCH
The release of an inevitable tie-in game for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has reopened an old can of worms – the debate as to which is the web slinger’s best outing on consoles.
For most, the licensed games of the 1990s are near the top of the pile; in particular the side scrolling beat-em-up Maximum Carnage for the SNES, and the terrific PS1 installment simply called Spider Man (tapping into Spidey’s massive popularity during the decade, enhanced no doubt by the excellent animated series with that intro theme). Others have championed some of the more recent glut of titles produced under Activision’s hand that have somewhat paled in comparison to the quality of Rocksteady Studios Arkham games for Batman, including Web Of Shadows and the story hopping Shattered Dimensions.
For myself however, one game stands head and shoulders above the rest; a game that manages to perform the dual miracle of being a surprisingly playable movie tie-in, and more importantly nails that feeling of being the friendly neighbourhood wallcrawler – enter ‘the amazing’ Spider-Man 2 from 2004. Continue reading Deliver Those Pizza’s Or You’ll Flip Out! – Spider-Man 2 (2004) Review