Release Date: June 26, 2012 (Buy Now); August 10, 2012 (PC) - Buy Now; March 5, 2013 (Wii U) - Buy Now
ESRB Rating: Teen - Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, Android, and iPhone
Official Site: theamazingspidermangame.com
Synopsis: Harness Spider-Man’s powers with Manhattan as your playground! Set shortly after the events of Columbia Pictures' new film, The Amazing Spider-Man throws New York City's brand new hero back into free-roaming, web-slinging action, as he protects the Big Apple from a deluge of unimaginable threats. • Spider-Man’s Triumphant Return to New York –Everybody’s favorite web-head is back in Manhattan with the return of the fan-favorite, free-roaming, web-slinging gameplay. • Web Rush: Player Choice Evolved – Players use real-time navigational and combat choices to fight crime and pull off Spidey’s signature acrobatic moves like never before. • Find Out What Happens Next – Uncover the rest of Peter Parker’s untold story in the all-new epilogue story to the Columbia Pictures' 2012 blockbuster theatrical release. • Push Spider-Man’s Abilities to the Limit – Battle all-new versions of classic Super Villains as well as original, larger than life enemies while racing to save Manhattan.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time
Release Date: October 4, 2011 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Teen - Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS
Official Site: herohq.com/spidermanedgeoftime
Synopsis: Playing the roles of the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man: Edge of Time propels gamers on a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled adventure in which the heroic web-slingers must urgently work together across time to save each other and prevent a disaster that ultimately leads to the death of the Amazing Spider-Man. Against the backdrop of a rich, tightly crafted narrative by acclaimed Marvel veteran writer Peter David, the game features two individual timelines evolving in parallel, as well as "cause-and-effect" moments driven by the narrative. The game utilizes "picture-in-picture" moments where the actions of the Spider-Man in the present immediately affect the Spider-Man in the future and his surroundings.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Release Date: September 7, 2010 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Teen - Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows Games (PC), Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS
Official Site: spidermandimensions.marvel.com
Synopsis: Spider-Man™: Shattered Dimensions is an action-packed adventure encompassing four dramatically different parallel universes, each with its own Spider-Man armed with unique strengths. Each stunning universe has its own detailed art design and thrilling gameplay with challenging skill sets to master in order to unlock powerful new moves. Explore dramatic, stunning environments, wield explosive new powers, and face epic boss battles against extraordinary foes. Experience the legendary Super Hero like never before: Four unique worlds. Four distinct Spider-Men. One unparalleled experience!
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Release Date: October 21, 2008 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Teen - Animated Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS
Developer: Treyarch and Shaba Games
Official Site: seizecontrol.com
Synopsis: At various points in the game, the player is able to choose between good and evil paths which take a fair amount of time to complete. There are multiple endings depending on how the game is played out. In addition, the player can choose which villains to fight against. The player is able to switch between Spider-Man's traditional red and blue costume and the symbiote suit at any time during gameplay.
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
Release Date: October 2, 2007 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ - Cartoon Violence
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Windows Games (PC), Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS
Developer: Next Level Games
Official Site: friendorfoegame.com
Synopsis: Inspired by the Spider-Man movies, this action adventure game reinterprets big-screen moments and battles with a humorous twist. Fight against, then alongside - Face off against infamous movie villains using an innovative combat system. Duel Doc Ock in his lab, Sandman in a construction site, and the Green Goblin on the rooftop of Oscorp. Then turn bad guys good. Once defeated they become your sidekicks. Team up for co-op play and accomplish more powerful moves to blow the villains away. Experience costumes, battle scenes and more from the three Spiderman movies. Unlock additional characters through the levels and fight in diverse worlds, from an island jungle and a New York training ground to Transylvania and Nepal.
Release Date: May 4, 2007 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Teen - Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Mild Language, Violence (Xbox 360/PS3/PC) / Teen - Mild Language, Violence (Wii/PSP/PS2) / Everyone 10+ - Cartoon Violence (GBA/DS)
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, Windows Games (PC), Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance
Developer: Treyarch (PS3, Xbox 360) and Vicarious Visions (Wii, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, GBA)
Official Site: treyarch.com/games/spiderman3
Synopsis: Possess the never-before-experienced powers of Black-Suited Spider-Man™. Feel the adrenaline as your powers explode in the role of Black-Suited Spider-Man™—unleashing incredible agility, amazing durability and awe-inspiring web abilities. But be warned—the rush your intensified powers bring could overwhelm you. More freedom than ever. More city than ever. For the first time, enjoy unprecedented freedom—choosing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There’s no checklist to complete in order to progress. You set your own next goal, roaming anywhere you want—including subterranean areas such as subways, sewers and villains’ lairs—in the most massive, detailed New York City ever seen in a Spider-Man™ game. Experience an all-new combat system, two exciting ways. Redesigned from the ground up, a unique combat system empowers both Spider-Man™ and Black-Suited Spider-Man™ to perform suit-specific powers and abilities. State of the art animations, combos and finishers make punch, kick and web attacks more super-heroic than ever. Battle 10 of Spider-Man’s most infamous enemies from the movie and Marvel® universe, including Sandman™ and Venom™.
Release Date: September 25, 2007 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Teen - Language, Violence (PS2/Xbox/GC/PC) / Everyone 10+ - Cartoon Violence (GBA/DS)
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and Windows Games (PC)
Developer: Treyarch, Beenox (PC), and Vicarious Visions (DS)
Official Site: ultimatespidermangame.com
Synopsis: Play both sides as Ultimate Spider-Man™ allows players to take on the role of super hero Spider-Man™ AND super villain Venom in the most revolutionary Spider-Man™ experience ever! Penned and illustrated by famed comic book creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, the game picks up right where the story left off. Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology™ that literally brings the comic to life in every action-packed frame. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man™ universe ever assembled in one video game.
Release Date: June 28, 2004 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Teen - Violence (GC/Xbox/PS2/PC) / Teen - Mild Violence (N-Gage) / Everyone 10+ - Violence (GBA)
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows Games (PC), Mac OS X, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, N-Gage
Official Site: treyarch.com/games/spiderman2
Synopsis: It is two years following the events of the first game. Spider-Man is trying to balance his civilian and superhero life, frequently late or absent for school, work, and leisure time with his friends. Following dinner with Mary Jane Watson, Peter thwarts an armed looting of an art museum, and tracks down an escaped robber, the Black Cat. Soon after this, he thwarts an attack in the streets of Manhattan by The Rhino. Meanwhile, Doctor Otto Octavius attempts to recreate nuclear fusion of that seen in the sun to provide an energy source for Manhattan. To control this fusion, he creates four metal arms which he can mentally control. His fusion creates a strong magnetic field, destroying the lab, killing his wife Rosie, and grafting his metal arms to his spine and giving his arms control over him. He blames Spider-Man for the incident, despite the fact that Spider-Man was not in the lab until the middle of it.
Spider-Man: The Movie
Release Date: April 14, 2002 (Buy Now)
ESRB Rating: Everyone - Violence (GC/Xbox/PS2/PC/GBA)
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PC, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
Developer: Treyarch and Digital Eclipse Software (GBA)
Official Site: treyarch.com/games/spidermanmovie
Synopsis: Orphaned at a young age, Peter Parker, a good-hearted teenager, lives in Queens, New York with his aunt and uncle. On a school trip to a research institute, Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically engineered spider and soon discovers that suddenly his vision is perfect and his previously scrawny body has become muscular-he now has incredible strength, and his hands mysteriously adhere like glue to everything. Peter soon learns how to control his spider-like powers, and transforms into the amazing Spider-man, out to protect the city from a never-ending supply of evil villains and perilous events. Assume the role of Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-man to defend the city from the clutches of evil. Master all-new combat moves and dizzying airborne acrobatics. Move through stunning scenes from the movie as you explore enormous city environments with newfound maneuverability. Battle the world's toughest villains, including Shocker, Vulture, and the Green Goblin. The city of New York needs you. Are you up for the challenge?
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