The Amazing Spider-Man (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, 3DS, Wii): What You Need To Know [Spoilers Ahead]

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The Amazing Spider-Man video game is out now, and it looks pretty good

We though it would be a good idea to review the important information the movie-tie in game, The Amazing Spider-Man. If you don’t want to read this and want to know one, important, piece of information it should be this: web swinging in an open world is back.

The game releases today, June 26 in North America, and June 29 in Europe for a plethora of platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS and even the Nintendo DS. Basically, you’re going to be playing this unless your only gaming device is smartphone or tablet.

Taking Notes From Competition

Set after the film, the game is a definite no-no for those wanting to experience the film untouched. An Oscorp executive with access to research from Dr Connors wants to create more cross-specific experiences (Connors turns into a lizard). Oscorp develops a large group of robots to fight the cross-specific experiments, but the fighting between the groups means Spider-Man comes in to save the day.

For the first time in seemingly forever, at least since Spider-Man 3, the game is open world in Manhattan. Players can web swing wherever they like and there are side missions, challenges, mini-games and the game’s storyline. Web swinging has been altered slightly through the web rush mode, which basically targets points you can travel to. It’s kind of like the Sonic Hedgehog situation where you just want to keep moving. Combat is like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, based around timed button presses and counter attacks. Comics books can also be collected and read, which is pretty cool and hopefully will provide some context on the game’s events.

Graphically the game looks fantastic, even if screenshots do make games look a little better than they actually are. I think this is something I’ll pick up over the summer while the gaming drought is on. Spider-Man 2 and 3 were very fun, and swinging around and being an inch from slamming on the floor only to launch back into the sky is incredibly fun.

Expect impressions from us sometime in the relatively near future. First though, the film.

Published: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 Last Modified: June 26, 2012