|The Amazing Spider-Man|
|Video game information|
June 26, 2012 (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, DS, 3DS, PC)
The Amazing Spider-Man, also known as The Amazing Spider-Man: The Game, is a video game serving as a non-canon sequel to film of the same name. Most versions of the game were developed by Beenox and published by Activision.
The game was originally set to be released on the same day the movie was released, July 3, 2012, but the developers of the game pushed the date up to June 26, 2012. The game was released then on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS (the NDS version of the game being released by Griptonite Games). Two days later, the game was released for iOS and Android and was still published by Activision, but developed by Gameloft.
Months after the Lizard incident from former Oscorp Industries scientist Curt Connors, Peter Parker is now housesitting his aunt's friend's (Stan) apartment in Manhattan for the summer. Peter and his crush, Gwen Stacy, visit Oscorp Tower after hours, investigating on their continued work of cross-species genetics. Doctor Alistaire Smythe, recently promoted to head of Oscorp's robotics facility, is working hard to get rid of these cross-species. During Peter and Gwen's tour of Oscorp, the species sense Peter's own cross-species blood and go rampant, breaking out of their Containment Units and rampaging through Oscorp Tower, and eventually Manhattan. In all the confusion, many scientists are infected by cross-species' bites, including Gwen and Smythe. Peter puts on his Spider-Man costume and Smythe turns on his secruity robots, the S-Bots. Smythe flees the area and Spider-Man saves Gwen from falling off a bridge. The two travel through Oscorp and enter a safe, quarantined area, where Gwen meets Smythe and other infected scientists. Peter must now find Curt Connors and create an antidote to stop the infection.
Spider-Man finds his way to the Beloit Psychiatric Hospital, and breaks Connors out, along with every single other prisoner and mental patient. Connors demands Peter to return him to the asylum immediately after this is all said and done. The two go to Stan's apartment to get to work on the cure, but Connors first needs supplies. He uses every bit of credit from Stan's credit card to buy everything he needs to work on the antidote and sets up a small lab in his apartment. Now, Connors needs but one thing: cross-species DNA. Peter searches the streets for a cross-species, and finds one in particular: a giant rat-like beast called Vermin. Spider-Man and the Vermin fight and "play hide-and-seek" for hours until Spidey finally gets some DNA. He brings it back to Connors and the two work on a first antidote. Meanwhile, Gwen calls Peter through the computer at Stan's place and Peter tells her that he broke Connors out of the asylum and they're currently finding a cure. Gwen has extreme distaste in this idea, as she thinks Connors will make the mistake of again turning into the monster Lizard, the same monster who killed her father in the previous months. Peter reassures her that everything will be fine, and he and Connors return to work.
After the template is completed, Spider-Man swings to Oscorp Tower again to give the "cure" to Gwen. Gwen is eager to test the antidote, but a selfish Smythe breaks in and uses it on himself. The serum did not cure him, however, but only paralyzed him from the waist down. Smythe thought this was intentional, and swore his revenge on the masked hero. Spider-Man returns to Stan's apartment and angrily confronts Connors before collapsing with exhaustion. Once Peter wakes the next morning, Connors realizes the true key in making an antidote: using Peter's blood because Peter can control his "disease". The two get to work again on a new antidote. However, back at Oscorp, Smythe is working on a nanobot-filled cure of his own.
By this time, Smythe has released many giant S-Bots on the city to stop the cross-species, now especially inclduing Spider-Man. Spidey has to stop his work multiple times to defeat these robots, and one time, Connors is captured by Smythe and they resided at Oscorp Tower's robotics lab. Smythe persuades Connors into joining him in creating a nanobot cure, but Connors will not accept. So, Connors is locked in an energy-shielded cell. Spider-Man goes to Oscorp's robotics lab to free Connors, but eventually loses his powers from Smythe's nanobot cure. Spider-Man now finds his way out of Oscorp Tower and down, under the sewers to Connors' makeshift lab.
A freed Connors, scared Gwen and powerless Spider-Man discuss a plan in Connors' lab and come up with one very dangerous one: Connors must return into the Lizard and stop Smythe himself. Gwen and Peter refuse Connors to do that, but Connors forces himself. Shortly after this discussion, Spider-Man collapses from exhaustion and pain, and eventually dies. However, Peter Parker is dead for minutes, as Gwen uses a defibrillator to revive him. By now, Connors has gone to stop Smythe and the two are currently battling atop Smythe's S-03. So, Spider-Man must find Connors to make sure his reptilian mind does not take over.
While Peter finds Connors, Gwen calls him and tells him he can regain his powers by electrocuting all of the nanobots inside of him, killing them and removing the cure. He does this and becomes Spider-Man again, now able to stop the Lizard, which is currently fully evil after stopping Smythe. The Lizard flees from the S-03 and into an underground city, only to finally be stopped and cured by Spider-Man. Eventually, Peter returns Connors to the asylum and returns himself to Stan's apartment, where Gwen now visits every day.
- Oscorp is Your Friend (prologue)
- Escape Impossible!
- In the Shadow of Evils Past
- The Thrill of the Hunt
- To Smash the Spider
- Smythe Strikes Back!
- Spidey to the Rescue
- Outbreaks and Breakouts
- The Spider-Slayer
- Spider-Man No More
- If This be My Destiny
- Where Crawls the Lizard
- Peter and Gwen (epilogue)
The combat gameplay is very similar to another series of games, the Batman franchise's Arkham series, developed by Rocksteady; not usually seen in a Spider-Man game, the player can use stealth attacks to defeat their foes. Spider-Man will also have to crawl through vents to get to the next stage of the game.
The Amazing Spider-Man returns free roaming to the Spider-Man game franchise, as Spider-Man can swing through Manhattan whenever and however the player wants. Hidden throughout the city are comic book pages that will, if enough are collected, unlock a full-page comic book the player can read. These comics include the Lizard's first appearance and Spider-Man's first appearance, among others.
- Oscorp Industries' S-Bots/Spider-Slayers
- Oscorp Industries' Guards
- Aleskei Sytsevich/Rhino (mentioned only as Sytsevich, boss as Rhino, playable via DLC)
- Edward Whelan/Vermin (mentioned only as Whelan, boss as Vermin)
- Scorpion (boss)
- Iguana (boss)
- Alistaire Smythe (boss in EXO-01)
- Lizard (boss, playable via DLC)
- Nattie (boss)
- Pygos (bosses)
- Gwen Stacy
- Stan Lee (playable via DLC, non-canon character)
- Stan (mentioned, seen only as a 3D picture)
- Whitney Chang
- Curtis Connors (boss as Lizard)
- Dr. Mendel Stromm
- Infected civilians
- Dr. Michael Morbius (mentioned, seen only as a 3D model)
- Xtreme Reporter
- Beloit escapees
- Dr. Otto Octavius (mentioned only)
- Norman Osborn (mentioned only)
- Richard Parker (mentioned only)
- Mary Parker (mentioned only)
- Ben Parker (mentioned only)
- Martha Connors (mentioned only)
- Billy Connors (mentioned only)
- City residents
- United States of America, North America, America
- New York (state)
- New York City
- Haven Apartments
- Oscorp Tower
- Oscorp Archives
- Beloit Psychiatric Hospital
- Inner courtyard
- Inner hallways
- Main cell room
- West pumping station
- Water treatment facility
- Curt Connors' makeshift lab
- Underground city
- St. Gabriel's Bank
- Manhattan Subway
- Central Park
- Oscorp secret research facilities
- Secret research facility 1
- Secret research facility 2
- Secret research facility 3
- Secret research facility 4
- New York City
- New York (state)
- United States of America, North America, America
- Sam Riegel - Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- Kari Wahlgren - Gwen Stacy
- Steven Blum - Curt Connors/Lizard, Vermin
- Stan Lee - himself, Stan
- Fred Tatasciore - Rhino
- Bruce Campbell - Xtreme Reporter
- Ali Hillis - Felicia Hardy/Black Cat (credited)
- David Lodge - Anthony Harper
- Nolan North - Alistaire Smythe
- Claudia Black - Whitney Chang
Orion Acaba, Valerie Arem, Troy Baker, Brian Bloom, Larry Cedar, Crispin Freeman, Josh Gilman, Anna Graves, Zach Hanks, Kate Higgins, Ali Hillis, Will Yun Lee, David Lodge, Yuri Lowenthal, Matthew Mercer, Dave B. Mitchell, Nolan North, Liam O'Brien, Tara Platt, Jamieson Price, Derek Stephen Prince, Michelle Ruff, Patrick Seitz, Keith Silverstein, James Patrick Stuart, Keith Szarabajka, Fred Tatasciore, Kirk Thorton
- Keith Arem - Voice Director
- Valerie Arem - Talent Coordinator
Most of the critics reviewing the game gave it a high score, however the ones that didn't claimed that the game was too easy, even on the hardest difficulty. Others were critical about the game's web-slinging.
In this DLC pack, which was previously only available via pre-order bonus exclusive to GameStop, the player can take control of the massive cross-species, Rhino, and smash through the streets in a timed run. The goal of the mode is to get as many points possible in the time presented. There is also a free roam mode, where there is no time limit and Rhino can run, freely and rampantly, around Manhattan's streets and alleyways. Available as a digital download through Steam, Xbox Live, and the Playstation Store.
This DLC Pack, which was previously only available via pre-order bonus from Amazon, features Stan Lee, former president of Marvel Entertainment, as a playable character with Spider-Man's powers and gadgets. The plot of the mode shows a non-canon character Stan Lee losing multiple comic pages out of the window of the canon character Stan's apartment, so he now must swing around the city searching for and beating up thugs for his pages. During Lee's adventure, he makes many funny comments on today's generation. Available as a digital download through Steam, Xbox Live, and the Playstation Store.
Other Add-on Packs Include:
Wii U (Ultimate Edition)
- Like the reboot, Spider-Man wears a suit designed only for the new movie and game.
- The pre-order DLC that was previously only available via pre-order is now available to both PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE, and Steam.
- Bruce Campbell makes an apperance in the game as a character called Xtreme Reporter. This is his fourth involvement in Spider-Man games.
- Andrew Garfield, the actor portraying Spider-Man in the movie, does not voice Spider-Man in the game. Beenox head Dee Brown said in an interview with Gamespot that Beenox wanted Garfield to voice Peter Parker and Spider-Man in cutscenes and gameplay, but they were unable to. As a replacement, Sam Riegel voices the hero.
- There was much confusion on whether Scorpion's character was Scorpion, or his female counterpart, Scorpia. It was confirmed by Dee Brown that it is, in fact, Scorpion.
- There are several of Whitney Chang's emails that hints at other Spider-Man media villains such as Man-Wolf, Mister Negative, Hydro-Man, Vulture, and Sandman.
- Other characters that turn into villans in other Spider-Man media and are mentioned in the game are Otto Octavius (Dr. Octopus), Micheal Morbius (Living Vampire), and Norman Osborn (Green Goblin).
- There was previous speculation that the PC version of The Amazing Spider-Man was released on 10 August, 2012, but it was released on September 25, 2012 for digital download on Steam.
- There is an easter egg in Stan's apartment in which refrences Sam Raimi's and Marc Webb's version of Spider-Man movies.