This version of Marvels Spider-Man Remastered has finally arrived on PC, almost two years after its release on PlayStation 5 and just shy of four years since its original release. However, this isnt quite the same game you might have played on either platform. This version contains some exclusive improvements that make it the finest way to play the titular webheads finest videogame outing.
Since I first saw the game, I've been playing Marvels Spider-Man Remastered on my gaming PC for the third time. Despite my familiarity with the game, I've found it to be quite enjoyable to play again.
The game itself is still one of the best superhero games you can play today, for those who have not played it before. So if you haven't already played it, you're in for a treat.
The majority of your time in the game is spent wandering from building to building, high above the bustling streets of Manhattan, and this is easily one of Marvels Spider-Man's most enjoyable features. On more than one occasion, I find myself sprinting off the roof of the largest structure I can find, only to realize that I have fallen over at the last second.
The rest of Marvels Spider-Man's mechanics are almost as enjoyable, if not more, as they are in Batman: Arkham: Theme Park, which is largely due to Spidey's unique set of gadgets. There's a lot of depth here, and it always feels like there's something new to master, even after taking on a group of goons without taking damage or maintaining a 100+ combo.
Between main story missions and the seemingly endless array of side activities that Marvels Spider-Man has to offer, youll have to complete them in under ten hours. Thats not including the three chapters of The City That Never Sleeps DLC, which is included as part of the Remastered package, which will add 20 more hours of quips and thwips.
The majority of these side missions are enjoyable to complete, but they can become a bit repetitive after a while due to the sheer amount of them, and it certainly doesnt help that youll hear repeated voice lines if you wish to finish them all. However, the quality of writing means they are merely immersion-breaking rather than annoying.
When it comes to dialogue or performance, every character in Marvels Spider-Man is fully realized. Otto Octavious in particular receives arguably his finest adaptation to date, and thats no mean feat with Alfred Molinas compelling performance in Spider-Man 2. It's clear that Insomniac respects and understands the source material that its drawing from, resulting in an engaging story that kept me interested throughout its violent scenes and quietly sympathetic during its later stages.
This same adoration is evident in the game's visual presentation, whether you turn on the exclusive PC improvements or not. A few of the game's lesser known features include an unlocked frame rate, as well as support for ultrawide gaming monitors.
The amount of flexibility available here is fantastic, with a myriad of tweakable settings and tools, like dynamic resolution scaling making it simple to find a great balance of quality and performance for your system. Just make sure you check out the Marvels Spider-Man Remastered system requirements to keep performance expectations in check.
Im yet to encounter any bugs or crashes during my time with the game, but have found that it can be quite CPU intensive (even with my Intel Core i7 11700F), particularly when ray tracing is enabled, as Marvels Spider-Man is one of the finest examples of the technology Ive ever seen.
Those who have older graphics cards that are ineffective at ray tracing or who simply prefer to turn it off in favor of higher performance should be fined. I applaud Nixxes and Insomniacs efforts in making Marvels Spider-Man Remastered seem very enjoyable across a wide range of hardware configurations.
Before I conclude this article, Id like to highlight how Marvels Spider-Man plays out on a keyboard and mouse. While its absolutely playable, and you have the ability to customize the keybindings to your liking, Id prefer you invest in the finest PC controller you have to have. The DualSense is great for this, but an Xbox controller will do just fine.
Spider-Man isn't a push boat, but it delivers what it promises to achieve with such a high degree of quality that it's hard to not admire its execution. Even after four years of potential opponents behind it, it remains one of the best superhero games that is now even better thanks to the PC's power.
Marvels Spider-Man Remastered
Marvels Spider-Man Remastered is coming to PC with a wonderful port, which is without doubt the finest way to experience the former PlayStation exclusive.