Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist is the first chapter in the downloadable content; The City That Never Sleeps, which continues the story on from the brilliant main game. Spidey begins tracking a new gang in New York (comic fans will already be familiar with Hammerhead), when he crosses paths with an old flame; Black Cat.

THE STORY MANAGES TO WEAVE IN MORE COMPLICATIONS FOR PETER AWAY FROM HIS RED AND BLUE SUIT, WHILE THE RE-EMERGENCE OF FELICIA HARDY IS GRIPPING.

The main game managed to weave a story with genuine heart and depth into the super-heroics that go hand-in-hand with saving New York. And although the plot doesn’t have citywide consequences, The Heist ramps up the emotional tension for Spidey and his loved ones. The story manages to weave in more complications for Peter away from his red and blue suit (or whichever one you’re giving him) while the re-emergence of Felicia Hardy is gripping. Comic book fans might be able to predict what her inclusion in the story means for Peter, but there are still surprises in store. She not only pushes Peter’s character development, but easily earns her place within the game’s universe.

Marvel's Spider-Man

It’s not all a stellar addition, as the challenges and district tasks are simply retrofitted with a different context. It does get a little annoying having to do similar tasks all over again. Luckily, the dialogue in the updated tasks keeps the player focused. And if you’re hoping for hours of endless gameplay, you might be disappointed. It’s very easy to blast through the campaign. It could take between a few hours or under a day depending on how busy you are. But given how seamless the missions flow into one another, it’s likely you’ll get sucked into the full chapter very easily.  However, it’s still an absolute treat to web-swing through the night-sky, flitting between skyscrapers.

The Heist also comes with three brand new duds for Spidey to slip into, and once again all of them have a look of cinematic brilliance. It might be a glorified side mission, but blimey. It’s got plenty of heart and still progresses Peter in a new way outside of the suit, even if it is all too brief. Marvel’s Spider-Man maintains the great fun the main game easily achieved, and although it’s not groundbreaking – it’ll certainly satiate the hunger for more Spider-action.

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7.8 Great

While it lazily reuses some district tasks and it's easy to blast through the campaign - the story manages to be just as gripping as the main game.

  • Plot 9
  • District Tasks 7
  • Length 7
  • Fun 9
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