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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Marvel's Spider-Man (2018) 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 quests and missions you can take along the way. It stands out for the experience of roaming around a huge city and the proper Spider-Man story you play your part in.

When you encounter enemies you fight them with Spider-Man's superhero powers. This focuses on chaining attacks together and using the environment and webs to incapacitate numerous foes while avoiding damage. As you progress you unlock new moves and abilities.

Like Arkham Batman Arkham the combat is exuberant and enjoyable while the wider game offers an almost endless array of different things to do in your crime-fighting character role.

The second game in the series is Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. You return to the web-swinging action but as Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker, stepping into his shoes after he has gone.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Marvel's Spider-Man 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Marvel's Spider-Man. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

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

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 22 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent scenes of moderate violence. Violence is typical of the Spider-Man series games with realistic close-quarter combat combined with exaggerated, slow-motion action. Blood and injuries are depicted and the fallen remain on the field of play.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Violence. Players fight crime, swing around buildings, and engage in melee combat with various thugs. Characters mostly punch, kick, and throw each other during fights; some enemy characters also use pistols and machine guns. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, impact sounds, and occasional slow-motion sequences. One cutscene depicts a character in the background shooting himself in the head; another cutscene depicts a mugger shooting an innocent character (just out of frame). Some missions/plotlines involve drug deals and “designer narcotics”; one scene briefly shows a duffel bag full of white packages of the drug. The word “sh*t” appears in the dialogue.

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 is hard-hitting you can cope with these by "mashing" buttons.


Marvel's Spider-Man usually costs £34.99 to £44.99. 

Marvel's Spider-Man: Game Of The Year Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £44.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Steam Store PC £39.99

Marvel’s Spider-Man

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Marvel’s Spider-Man Game of the Year Edition

Amazon StoreSALE PS4 £44.99 £28.80 at the moment

Marvel's Spider-Man

PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

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.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
In-game purchases for downloadable content to extend the game with new chapters and add outfits. You can buy content individually as "The Heist", "Turf Wars" and "Silver Lining" or purchase them all via "The City That Never Sleeps" season pass. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/09/2018

Price: 35% off

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 31 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Insomniac Games (@InsomniacGames)

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