One to Play: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
PUBLISHER SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
DEVELOPER INSOMNIAC GAMES
RELEASE DATE 10.20.2023
Set after the events of both 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man and 2020’s Miles Morales, this third-person action game has Peter Parker teaming up with his former protégé to again try and clean up New York City. Except this time, they’re not just fighting crime in Manhattan, but Queens and Brooklyn as well—so, thankfully, they now have Web Wings to help them glide long distances. More importantly, they’re facing off against some new enemies (well, new to this series, that is), including The Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, and Venom. Good thing they’ve learned some more advanced fighting skills, including how to parry incoming attacks, grab multiple bad guys at the same time, and cast web lines they can then walk across or drop down from onto unsuspecting enemies. Peter will also get some cool moves when he bonds with the Venom symbiote—including tendrils and unique web moves—though we all know how that collaboration turns out, right?