The New Games Like Spider-Man Remastered on Pc

From Assassin’s Creed to Batman: Arkham City, these are the best alternative Spider-Man PC games for web heads looking for great responsibility.

Want Spider-Man games on PC? Before Sony realized they could make money from PC gamers by selling old PlayStation games to us, we used to have to find alternative titles to get our spidey fix. For instance, we can find elements of Peter Parker’s rhythmic action system in Ro

Though we have access to both Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales nowadays, you may want to play some of these superhero games if you’re looking for a familiar experience. Whether you want to play something with similar action to Spider-Man, or you want to web-sling around a different city, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Sunset Overdrive

One of the core appeals of any Spider-Man game is the feeling of tumbling through the sky at high speed. To that end, it would be remiss of us not to include Sunset Overdrive in this list – a zany game that sees developer Insomniac perfect their aerial formula. In this bright action-adventure game, you’ll find yourself in the zippy shoes of a FizzCo employee facing a wave of mutants infected by the company’s energy drink Overcharge Delirium XT. At least it’s tastier than being bitten by a spider.

What makes this feel like a Spider-Man game is its awesome sense of momentum. As you dart through Insomniac’s colorful metropolis of Sunset City and hit the ground, you’ll be straight off again in the blink of an eye. Sure, Sunset Overdrive will have you trading web-slinging for rail-grinding, but it is its wondrous physics that makes its thrilling parkour stand out. It isn’t surprising that Insomniac’s Creative Director has credited the game with laying the foundation for our friendly neighborhood web-slinger.

Where Spidey gradually develops his silky skills without firing a shot, Sunset Overdrive gifts you a ridiculous arsenal of them with which to wreak havoc. Firing an explosive teddy bear into a horde of mutants just never gets old. Perhaps a tad more joyful than it should be.

Batman: Arkham City

If you’re looking for games like Spider-Man, the Batman Arkham series should be your first port of call. Batman: Arkham Asylum kicked off the trilogy and made superhero games cool once more in 2009, but it’s the sequel that’s most reminiscent of Peter Parker’s newest romp.

This is due to Arkham City taking place in an open world, er, city, rather than the more confined but still extraordinarily detailed asylum for the delinquent insane. You can have a great time gliding around it, employing the grappling hook to regain the height you lose, and then pouncing on unsuspecting delinquents from above. Bats also has his own Spidey Sense equivalent and is just as good – if not better – than Spidey when it comes to dishing out combos of punches, blocks, and counters.

Arkham City also features an excellent cast of goodies and soon-to-be-busted baddies, so long as you can stomach the move from Marvel to DC. Included are the likes of Catwoman, Oracle, Penguin, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Two Face. All of them weaved into a great story that feels as good as most superhero comic runs.

Prototype

The main appeal of Marvel’s Spider-Man is how you get around. Much of the same goes with Prototype. Instead of Peter Parker, you play as Alex Mercer – a decidedly moody man who wakes up without any memory of how he acquired his powerful shapeshifting abilities. From action to movement, Mercer boasts a moves list as long as Spider-Man’s, as he vertically runs up skyscrapers and leaps off them with equally reckless leave.

Prototype even shares Spider-Man’s playground of NYC, so if you squint while you play this 2009 release, you can even pretend it’s the same game. Almost. One feature that does mark Prototype as markedly different is Mercer’s massive arm blades with which he’s able to put his foes to the kibosh. Don’t expect as cheery a protagonist as Pete, either: Mercer is more of an anti-hero, so much so, in fact, he serves as the big bad of Prototype 2. Prototype could act as the template for a future Marvel’s Venom game. Here’s hoping.

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 sees Rico Rodriguez return to what he does best: dispatching baddies with a massive goody bag of tools while flying effortlessly through the air. Sound familiar? The fictional island setting of Medici is a noticeably different environment to zip through than the concrete jungle of New York, but using Rico’s wingsuit and grappling hook is just as enthralling as Marvel’s Spider-M

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

We’re not sure if not found out on Marvel’s Spider-Man is more painful than stepping on a Lego brick but, if you’re dead set on swinging through New York as Spider-Man on PC, then Lego Marvel Super Heroes is your best bet. By 2013, Traveller’s Tales got its Lego games formula down to a tee so that its take on the Marvel universe become one of the best games in the Lego series.

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