PS4-exclusive Spider-Man much like its protagonist, wears its heart on its sleeve. There are obvious gameplay influences from other superhero games like the Batman Arkham series but thanks to a relatable hero, superlative movement, and great combat, it ends up being more than the sum of its parts.
Spider-Man is not an an origin story. Instead, it has Spider-Man aka Peter Parker managing his day job as a lab assistant and fighting crime as well as picking up the pieces of his personal life after breaking up with his girlfriend and star reporter Mary Jane. And while Spider-Man dealing with adult life makes for a compelling set up, it also ensures that you're in the role of the web-slinger in his prime. Does it work? Watch our review.