Review: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Remastered) explained to parents

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Play as Peter Parker as this new Spider-man to protect New York City from gang and crime syndicate attacks.

Spiderman PS4 BoxartRelease date:
On PlayStation 4:7 September 2018
On PlayStation 5: November 12, 2020 (Remastered version)
On Steam PC: August 12, 2022 (remastered version)

Developed by: Insomniac Games

Published by: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Available on: Playstation 4, Playstation 5

Type of game: Adventure Action

Average time of one game: 1 hour

Topics: Fights, adventures, history

Business model: Need to buy the game. Then we can buy or not extensions of the story to extend the experience.
The Remastered version contains all the extensions.

Available in physical (blu-ray disc) or digital (download) format

Estimate of the total duration of the game:
20-30 hours or so.
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This is a solo adventure of about twenty hours. There are a few collectibles in the city but that’s it.

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Several levels of difficulty are present to adapt to different players

Violence, fear, nudity?
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Presence of blood, reference to drugs. The game includes many scenes of violence with fighting, pistol fire, machine guns, rocket launchers.

Language level used
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Presence of foul language, insults, provocations, threats

Positive message
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Superheroes saving the city. Ethnic diversity among the characters.

Minimum reading level required
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Lots of reading for documenting attacks in particular.

Additional costs ?
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The game got 3 separate optional extensions (DLCs) to buy after its release. They bring additional history segments.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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Requires a lot of execution to defeat some fights. A little difficult to handle for those who have never played. A good margin of progress to improve. Many advanced techniques will satisfy veterans. Requires moving in a 3D environment by moving the camera simultaneously. Many combinations of buttons for combat.

Principle of the game

A great adventure, very cinematic where we play a Spiderman in the third person. Players face crime, sway around the city between buildings, and fight hand-to-hand against many enemies.

The characters use punches, kicks, projections during combat. Peter Parker can use attacks with these paintings. Some enemies use pistols, submachine guns during combat. Some traces of blood may appear.

Some cinematic scenes contain other violent acts such as a character being hit while he is tied to a chair.

Local game modes

Just one mode where you go through history.

No online game modes

DLC extensions

It is possible to download 3 separate pieces of history from the Playstation Store.

This shows old and new friends and enemies of Spiderman.

Extensions are optional and only serve to extend the universe a little.

The 3 extensions are:

And available for about 14 CAD each.

They can be purchased at once via the extension:

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps

34 CAD.

In Spiderman Game of The Year Edition,there is no need to buy the extensions separately, they are already included.

Eventually, the extensions are also included in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered which is itself included in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.


If you’ve ever seen a Marvel movie, it’s the same level of entertainment, violence and humor. It’s a great game, great for experiencing the power of the Playstation 4 or 5.

It is technically impressive, artistically and fun level too. A must-have but not suitable for young children.

More information about the game:Official game page


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