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Video games like to creep players out in different ways. Perhaps that's why our dear old "friend" the spider features so often in popular games.The games in this list do include spiders, but not always for jump scares. In fact, like in Webbed, the spider turns out to be the hero of the story. Seeing things from the spider's point of view can shine a whole new light on how we feel about them. This list includes the top 10 games drawn from the last 18 years, with 928 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to deal with spiders.
Release Date: 05/06/2013, updated in 2015
Out Now: Android, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
Limbo is a narrative traversal game where you control a small boy as he runs, jumps and climbs through a dark, silhouetted forest that clanks and hums with foreboding. As the age rating suggests, he is killed in all manner of gruesome ways. But this is...
Release Date: 09/09/2021, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
Webbed is a running and jumping game with a twist - you play a spider who can make webs, swing, climb and all the while creating music as she goes. It follows the story of our happy little spider on an adventure to save her boyfriend from a big dumb...
Release Date: 13/08/2020
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person
Kill It With Fire is a fighting game where you kill spiders. Lifting objects, looking under things and generally exploring the houses means you find spiders. The challenge is then to kill them with increasingly ridiculous weapons.
Release Date: 07/09/2018
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
Marvel's Spider-Man is a series of superhero adventures where you swing through an open-world city fighting crime and advancing a film-like story. Play is a combination of exploration, taking on fights and collecting items. There are also many side...
Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather
Minecraft is an open-world adventure where you collect, craft and construct structures and items. Play involves exploring the world to find resources and good locations to build. Some of the best aspects of the game are less well known; along with the...
Release Date: 21/03/2020, updated in 2021
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
Spyder is a puzzle adventure where you play as Agent 8, a small 6-legged spider-robot that was designed by a British spy agency for attempting to stop an evil organization. You explore the world and can use your sticky legs to walk over any surface or...
Release Date: 23/06/2006
Out Now: PS Vita, PS4 and PSP
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made
LocoRoco is a traversal puzzle game in a world of plants and creatures to investigate. The novelty, besides the character’s singing and cute aesthetic, is that you control the game with just two buttons, tilting and bumping your characters through...
Release Date: 28/07/2020, updated in 2024
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World
Grounded is a survival game where you are tiny and find yourself in someone’s back garden. It’s like Honey I Shrunk The Kids meets Fortnite. Ants, cockroaches, and bees pose a threat along with environmental hazards like water, tall grass and large...
Release Date: 14/06/2022
Out Now: PC
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels
Ecstatic is a fast and hard retro shooting game where you control a mechanical Spider that freezes time and shoots rockets. You need to both keep moving and keep shooting to stay alive. It's like what are sometimes described as bullet-hell games,...
Release Date: 09/12/2022
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Choo-Choo Charles is a survival shooting game that imagines Thomas the Tank Engine in a horror setting. You explore an island in an old upgradable train and hunt down Charles the evil spider train.