The Seven Best Spider-Man Games To Play After Seeing No Way Home

Spider-Man had a big 2021 and already has plans for a big 2022 and 2023. In between Spider Man: No way home, Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse, Part 1, spinoffs like Venom: let there be carnage and Morbius, now is a good time to be an online movie fan. But what about video games?

With wonderfrom Spider-Man 2 Coming from Insomniac Games in 2023, it’s time to visit some of Spider-Man’s best digital adventures. We’ve compiled a list of great Spider-Man games from modern consoles and older consoles. Some are linear games and others are big hits in the open world; games based on movies you love and hidden gems of alternate dimensions.

Here are seven great Spider-Man games to look back on.

[Ed. Note: This list does not contain spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.]

Spider-Man (2000)

Image: Neversoft / Activision via Ulukkar on YouTube

Spider Man (2000) is a linear Spider-Man adventure that features some pretty cool (for the time) gameplay tips. It’s loaded with Symbiotes, Villains, and Web Attacks like Web Hands. These days it looks like an ancient relic from the early 2000s, but back then it was an exciting adventure filled with hidden costumes and unique missions – plus, it’s narrated by Stan Lee himself, which is a good idea for longtime fans.

Spider Man is a retro title, and you can only play it if you have the disc or cartridge for PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, or Windows.

Spider-Man: The Movie

Green Goblin flies over New York in a still image from Spider-Man (2002)

Image: Treyarch / Activision via Levan on YouTube

It’s not the Sam Raimi Spider-Man game everyone’s talking about, but it’s mentioned on this list for a reason – you can play as Green Goblin. Spider-Man: The Movie has a few alternate characters, but all use the typical Peter Parker’s set of moves. Not Goblin. He has his own moves, a flying glider, and even a new voice – the idea is that Harry Osborn took the glider and suit from his father. Goblin is a ton of fun and extremely mastered. This is one of the coolest post-game unlocks we’ve ever seen for a movie-based video game.

Spider-Man: The Movie is a retro title, and you can only play it if you have the disc or cartridge for PlayStation 2, GameCube, Windows, or Xbox.

Spider-man 2

Spider-Man saves a reporter from Mysterio in Spider-Man 2

Image: Treyarch / Activision in November on YouTube

Spider-man 2, based on the Sam Raimi movie of the same name, was the Spider-Man game that beat all Spider-Man games for over a decade. It offered a huge open world to explore and a huge variety of villains. Spider-man 2 does a great job of being a movie related game, but it does so much more than that. He set a baseline for what the web should look like on the streets of New York City and gave Peter Parker a chance to face more than Doc Ock, with obscure villains (at the time) like Mysterio getting their own missions.

Like the first Spider-Man movie game, Spider-man 2 is only playable on original hardware, so you will need the disc for PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox or Windows.

Ultimate Spider-Man

Venom causing trouble and throwing cars in Ultimate Spider-Man

Image: Beenox / Activision via MobyGames

Ultimate Spider-Man does not offer the same level of quality as Spider-Man 2, but he gets some bonus points. First of all, Venom plays a major role in the game and you can swap it in freeplay mode after completing all the story missions. (Venom has its own spin-based attacks, which makes it feel quite different from the titular Spider-Man.) Second, the game looks delicious, adopting a true comic book aesthetic – it looks like to the Ultimate Spider-Man comics of the same era, and still stands today.

Ultimate Spider-Man has never been ported to other platforms, so you’ll need a PlayStation 2, GameCube, Windows, or Xbox disc to play it.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Spider-Man 2099 is chasing an enemy in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Image: Beenox / Activision

At the time, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions felt like a regression from the open world Spider-Man game series that came before it. But in a world where the multiverse plays such a huge role in the MCU, Into the Spider-Verse, and the general collective consciousness, it’s worth the detour. Instead of settling for just the incredible Spider-Man, players can also take on the role of Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 2099, and Ultimate Spider-Man. Broken dimensions confines players to linear levels with different objectives, but the rotating perspectives between four different Spider-Mans results in something unique and memorable even 11 years later.

Although it is available on more modern consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game is not available in any online market after Activision’s Spider-Man license expires. You will need a disc to play on PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, or Windows.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Spidey dives from a building in Marvel's Spider-Man

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Insomniac’s first round of Spider-Man is about as sprawling as any Spider fan could want. It’s packed with Spider gadgets that take inspiration from the developer’s experience with Ratchet & Clank, a cartoonish explosive. It has a responsive combat that should be familiar to most beat-’em-up fans, and an open-world swing that ultimately eclipsed itself. Spider-man 2. It also tells a unique story that manages to find its own place in the legion of Spider-Man games and spinoffs. It’s big and long, and the perfect game to keep you busy if you’re on a Spider-Man kick.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is exclusive to PlayStation 4 with PlayStation 5 backward compatibility. If you purchase the Ultimate edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 5, it comes with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered for PlayStation 5.

by marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man shocks enemy lying on the ground in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Or Marvel’s Spider-Man is long-term, Miles Morales is contained. It still offers the same great New York for a walk, but in a more intimate package. This is the Spider-Man to play if you want something quick to pair with a new Spider-Man movie or comic that you’re passionate about. But more important than its tighter structure, Miles Morales tells the story of a different Spider-Man, from a new perspective. Most of those other Spider-Man games feature Peter Parker, but Miles Morales sets the scene for a black, Puerto Rican Spider-Man. It tells a great story of Spidey, but it’s also grappling with deeper, more resonant themes that you won’t get from any other Spider-Man on this list.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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