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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (2023) is the action-adventure sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales where you shoot webs to swing around New York and defeat supervillains. Along with the usual fast-paced, fluid action and web-slinging traversal, this game adds a flight suit for rapid movement through the skyline, an expanded map, and broadened combat abilities. Add to this a well-told and engaging story questioning the nature of heroism and friendship, and it makes for an exciting superhero adventure.

The game picks up nine months after the events of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and sees both Spider-Men working together to defeat an assembly of iconic supervillains from the Marvel comic books. When Peter Parker is infected with an alien organism that changes his personality, tensions between Parker and Morales begin to rise, and the true nature of being a hero is called into question.

Play is similar to the previous games; you swing above the streets of the city and defeat enemies with well-timed dodges and carefully strung-together chains of attacks. As you progress, you switch between the two heroes, each with their own abilities and moves, and can even see the other fighting crime as you play. New additions to your roster of abilities include a wingsuit which lets you glide at lightning speed over the city and across the Hudson River, the ability to instantly fast-travel to anywhere you've already been and when playing as Peter Parker, the symbiote suit that lets you defeat hordes of enemies with furious attacks.

The result is a sequel that builds on the foundation created by the first game, adding faster movement abilities, expanded combat options, and a more extravagant story, creating the feel of an interactive comic book adventure.

Our examiner, Tyler Brinkman, first checked Marvel's Spider-Man 2 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Adventure, Fighting and Traversal game with Narrative and Stealth elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 25 hours to complete. Depending on how much you explore and complete additional side quests, the time it takes to finish the story varies somewhat. To fully complete every activity takes around 40 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong violence. Strong and realistic-looking violence occurs in the cinematic scenes. For example, in one scene a human character is held in a choke hold and his neck is broken with an audible crunch of bones. Violence during gameplay is more moderate in nature, featuring blood spurts when characters are shot.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, and Violence. Players fight crime, swing around buildings, and engage in melee-style combat with enemies. Characters mostly punch, kick, and throw each other during fights; central characters can use special symbiote-based and electricity-based attacks on enemies. Some enemies use pistols and/or machine guns during combat; gunshots sometimes result in small splashes of blood. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence/blood: a character choked to death; a dead body turned over; blood drops on a leaf. In some crime missions, characters can be seen trading unnamed drugs for weapons; drug packages can be seen in a car trunk. The words “pr*ck” and “a*s” appear in the game.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although younger children will enjoy swinging around, the skill to progress the story and complete missions means that you need to be a bit older to really get the most from this. Although combat appears complicated, if you select Friendly Neighborhood mode you can get by, for the most part, by just hitting lots of buttons.

CostsCosts

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

PlayStation Store PS5 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
There are several editions of the game to choose between:
  • The Standard Edition (Digital and Physical) which only includes the standard game.
  • The Digital Deluxe Edition (Digital only) which includes the game and several extra cosmetic items and photo mode options.
  • The Collectors Edition, which you buy physically but includes a code for the digital deluxe edition of the game, along with a 48 cm (19 inch) statue of Venom with the two Spider-Men, and a steelbook display case.

You can pay to upgrade to the Deluxe Edition if you get the Standard Edition.

There is also a themed PlayStation 5 console you can buy, although this does not come with the game. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/10/2023

Out Now: PS5

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Traversal (Narrative and Stealth)

Accessibility: 41 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Developer: Insomniac Games (@InsomniacGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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