Spider-Man 2 fans insist 2004 game's web swinging is better than Marvel's Spider-Man
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Fans are celebrating the anniversary of Spider-Man 2 The Game (2004), which many believe had better web-swinging than Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Not to be confused with Insomniac Games’ upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for PlayStation 5, Spider-Man 2 The Game, released on the original Xbox, PS2 and PC in July 2004, and is still widely considered to be one of the best Spider-Man games of all time.
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Despite its dated graphics and shockingly poor voice performances, it’s a brilliant representation of what Spider-Man games can be, and laid most of the groundwork for future titles, especially open-world ones. Following the events of Spider-Man 2 (2004), the game expands upon the story and introduces a variety of missions and villains not found in the film, like Mysterio, Rhino and even Kraven The Hunter if you played the Xbox version.
Out of everything found within the game though, the part that always gets the most praise is the web-swinging, which was easy to learn but difficult to master. Once you got the hang of it, you could gain some serious momentum, and launch yourself over the New York skyscrapers which was definitely the most fun aspect of the game.
Fans agree too, as they recently discussed the game on a Reddit thread started by Daredevil731, with many believing it featured better web-swinging than the modern Marvel’s Spider-Man games.
“So many happy memories playing this game. I remember convincing my mom and dad to buy it for me because it had a fully realistic 1:1 recreation of New York City and we had been planning a holiday there at the time, lol.”
“Best swinging by a mile”
“still the best swinging”
While future games brought back the open-world New York, it was arguably more fun to explore with the speed and physics that the Spider-Man 2 game boasted.
That being said, the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 promises some new traversal mechanics for Peter Parker and Miles Morales, like the new web-wings that were showcased in the gameplay trailer, so there’s a good chance normal web-swinging will be refined and improved as well.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released in October exclusively for PlayStation 5.