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The Amazing Spider-Man
Video game information

Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Wii U
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo DS
Windows Phone





Written by

Seamus Kevin Fahey
John Zurhellen

Published by


Developed by

Other Ocean Interactive (DS)
Gameloft (Android/iOS)

Composed by

Gerard Marino
Maxime Goulet (Gameloft composer)
Inon Zur (additional music)

"You saved the day, Doc. Today, the Lizard was a hero."
"He's still inside, Peter, lurking in the shadows."
"We all have our monsters, keeping them at bay makes us stronger."
Spider-Man and Curt Connors

The Amazing Spider-Man is an open world video game based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man and the 2012 film of the same name. It was developed by Beenox and published by Activision. It was released on June 26 in North America and on June 29, 2012 in Europe for Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. A version for the Wii U was released in March 2013 in North America and Europe known as The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition in both regions. A PlayStation Vita version was released in November 2013. A sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, was released in April 2014, itself based on the film.

The game was directed by Gerard Lehiany and written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Benjamin Schirtz and Gérard Lehiany. Its story serves as an alternate epilogue to The Amazing Spider-Man film, which is continued in the game's sequel.


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Months after the incident of the movie, Dr. Curt Connors' incarceration, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy sneak into the restricted areas of Oscorp after hours to investigate rumors of the company continuing Connors' cross-species experiments. They are caught by new Oscorp director Alistair Smythe, who confirms the rumors and gives them a tour of Oscorp's restricted areas to see the experiments themselves. However, the cross-species react to Peter, a cross-species himself, and break out, infecting numerous scientists, including Smythe and Gwen, with a deadly virus they are carrying. A giant scorpion bites and infects Dr. Smythe and a giant vermin rat bites and infects Gwen on her left shoulder. Donning his Spider-Man suit, Peter gets the infected to quarantine but fails to stop the cross-species from escaping into the city.

After a fight with S-01, a massive cross-species hunting robot created by Smythe, Spider-Man reluctantly breaks Connors out of the Beloit Psychiatric Hospital to help find a cure for the virus. Spider-Man and Connors set up a laboratory at the apartment of Aunt May's friend Stan and begin development of an antidote while keeping in close contact with Gwen and Smythe via webcam, unaware that Smythe is developing his own "cure" using nanobots that destroy the host from the inside out. After defeating Rhino, one of the escaped cross-species, Spider-Man retrieves Connors' research from a secret Oscorp lab before it gets destroyed. While there, he meets Whitney Chang, an undercover investigative reporter, who enlists Spider-Man's help in unveiling Oscorp's suspicious activities. Spider-Man also collects a blood sample from the rat cross-species, Vermin, for Connors' antidote, while battling a group of "Hunters" - a new type of cross-species hunting robot who identify him as one.

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Spider-Man eventually delivers Connors' antidote to Gwen at Oscorp, now under complete quarantine. However, a skeptical Smythe takes and tests it on himself, claiming that, if it works, Oscorp will replicate it and he will take all the credit as the city's savior. However, instead of curing him, the antidote causes Smythe to lose the use of his legs and sanity. Enraged, he commands his robots to eliminate Spider-Man, who escapes after destroying S-02. Realizing that Spider-Man is a unique cross-species who maintains his humanity, Connors creates a new antidote using his DNA, which Spider-Man again delivers to Oscorp, fighting his way past security and the Scorpion cross-species. The antidote works, saving Gwen's and the other scientists' lives.

As the CDC quarantines the city due to the advancement of the virus, Spider-Man, while waiting for Connors to replicate the antidote, returns to his heroic activities. He foils a bank robbery orchestrated by Felicia Hardy, who escaped from Beloit during Spider-Man's initial attempt to break Connors out; assists in the re-capture of Scorpion; stops Rhino from poisoning the city's water supply and rescues the district attorney from the Iguana cross-species. Meanwhile, Smythe, having been fired from Oscorp for his actions, discovers Spider-Man's secret identity and kidnaps Connors from their apartment, challenging Spider-Man to come and rescue him at Oscorp's robotics facility. While he rescues Connors, Spider-Man is captured by Smythe, who injects him with a nanobot serum that strips away his powers and reveals his plan to spread the same serum across the city using his greatest invention yet, S-03, unaware that the nanobots are slowly killing the host. Spider-Man escapes and makes his way across a Manhattan consumed by chaos to reach Connors' secret lab, where he reunites with him and Gwen.

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Lizard unleashed

While Connors transforms into the Lizard and leaves to try and stop Smythe, Gwen resuscitates the dying Spider-Man with an AED. Realizing that electricity can destroy the nanobots, Spider-Man leaves to assist Connors and boards S-03 with Whitney Chang's help, whereupon he electrocutes himself to destroy the nanobots, regaining his powers. Spider-Man and Connors defeat Smythe, but Connors then succumbs to the Lizard's consciousness and flees into the sewers. Leaving a remorseful Smythe, who regained his sanity, for the police, Spider-Man pursues the Lizard, along the way defeating Natie, the piranha cross-species, and saving Gwen, who has reprogrammed a Hunter to administer the cure across the city. Eventually, Spider-Man defeats and cures the Lizard, whereupon Connors willingly returns to Beloit. As New York slowly returns to normal, both Spider-Man and the Lizard are credited as the city's saviors. Peter and Gwen learn from the news that Smythe has escaped custody but decide to deal with it later.

In a post-credits scene, Smythe, having regained the use of his legs due to being in the final stages of his infection, returns to his lab and commands one of his Hunters to kill Spider-Man, choosing to die rather than become a cross-species or take Peter and Connors' cure.


  1. Oscorp is Your Friend (prologue)
  2. Escape Impossible!
  3. In the Shadow of Evils Past
  4. The Thrill of the Hunt
  5. To Smash the Spider
  6. Smythe Strikes Back!
  7. Spidey to the Rescue
  8. Outbreaks and Breakouts
  9. The Spider-Slayer
  10. Spider-Man No More
  11. If This be My Destiny
  12. Where Crawls the Lizard
  13. 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.

Free Roam

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.

Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions

On the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii versions of The Amazing Spider-Man are different than the console and PC version. Although they feature different gameplay, they still share the same plot, voice-overs, and some of the other version's version level design. Instead of featuring an open world environment, in this version employs the player selects a level from a map screen in Spider-Man's apartment, and he can talk to Dr. Connors. Once a level is selected, Spider-Man is dropped off at the start of the level. The game includes some sub-missions that help the player work up their XP.

Due to the lack of free roaming within these versions of the game, players cannot find comic book pages or take pictures of hidden spider graffiti to unlock more suits. The photo mode makes use of the 3DS gyroscope, but can also be more easily controlled by the analog slider. Spider-Man's moves in this game are more based on the previous moveset from the earlier Spider-Man film based games, and not that of its HD counterpart, although several changes have been made, such as the addition of a "Web Rush" mode (controlled with the Wii Remote's pointer in the Wii version), which allows Spider-Man to slow time down while he is looking for targets to aim at.

The 3DS version has an exclusive game mode named "Vigilante", which is a strategy-based role-playing text game where they are given a map of locations and must complete tasks and missions and collect items needed for certain missions. A meter is shown with a slide moving to either a red or green marker. When Spider-Man successfully completes the mission, the player is awarded with Vigilante Points (VP) and Action Points (AP). The higher skill rank is, more locations and additional content are unlocked. Vigilante is compatible with Street Pass, allowing the player to trade items with other players.

Unlike the other versions of the game, there are only three suits to unlock: which is the Basic, suit the Classic, suit and the Black Suit. The Basic suit is the default one; the Classic Suit is unlocked by completing all of the side missions; and the Black Suit is unlocked by beating on the Vigilante Mode.

Mobile Game/Android/iOS

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Spider-Man in the android game

Unlike the Wii version, the Android and iOS follows almost the same formula as the console version. Players can explore Manhattan, while having some crimes to deal with. The story is linear, but the player can explore the city before entering the missions. The missions consists in three types: Pursue, where the player pursues Lizard and another enemies in the game, Combat, where fighting and webbing skills can be used to fight enemies to clear an objective. And Mix, in which combat and pursue is combined, and some other things too, like an "sliding" section. The game, just like the console version, has voice acting, free-roam, level system and suit system. In this version, like the Wii version, the player does not unlock all the suits from the console version. Unlike the 3DS version, the Android version does not has additional content like exclusive modes.

Voice Cast


Downloadable Content (DLC)

Rhino Challenge

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.

Stan Lee Adventure Pack

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:



Xbox 360



Nintendo DS

Nintendo 3DS

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.

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