Spider-Man: Edge of Time

Download Spider-Man Edge of Time and experience an exciting time-bending adventure! Play as Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, and unravel a story that transcends time itself. Swing into action and play now!
a game by Beenox Inc., and Other Ocean Interactive
Platforms: XBox 360, 3DS, Playstation 3 (2011)
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews, 2 reviews are shown
User Rating: 7.2/10 - 24 votes
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Spider-Man: Edge of Time
Spider-Man: Edge of Time
Spider-Man: Edge of Time

If you've ever delved into the world of Spider-Man games, you will be well aware that they are very hit or miss. Marvel as an organization generally has a pretty poor track record transforming their franchises into playable games. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was one of those rare occasions where a decent game was produced. Naturally, they've commissioned a spiritual successor in Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

The game itself does not follow too much from the previous narrative or feature the same characters. It does attempt to build on the gameplay and mechanics that made Shattered Dimensions so successful. Could Marvel do the impossible and deliver two decent Spider-Man games in a row? Let's find out.

Living on the Edge of Time

So what's happening on the Edge of Time? This Spider-Man game takes a dive into a futuristic narrative where not one - but two Spider-Men serve as the protagonists. One Spider-Man from the future of 2099 is a playable character and a Spider-Man one in the present. The scene is set one present Spider-Man - Peter Parker is killed by Anti-Venom. Only to be revived in an alternate timeline where futuristic Spider-Man Miguel O'Hara comes back investigating the evil ambitions of antagonist Walker Sloan. Did you follow all that? No? Well, buckle-in - the game doesn't make it any easier to follow. In stark contrast to Shattered Dimensions - Spider-Man: Edge of Time gets very little right in the narrative, gameplay, and overall entertainment. Gone are the intriguing characters, the varied mechanics, and an easy-to-follow story.

The pretty looking environments and well-rendered models serve as assets to climb, grapple, swing, and do all the things a Spider-Man does. Both combat and obstacles become monotonous very quickly, however. Enemies are the same, puzzles don't vary too much, and you'll find yourself free-falling more than Tom Petty. The futuristic setting could lead to a potentially strong output - but the issue is the confusing storyline really challenges gameplay execution without it becoming muddled. The simple approach of smash and grab was undertaken to be safe.

What's Done Can Be Undone

What Shattered Dimensions got right has seemingly been undone in Spider-Man: Edge of Time. What we have is a lot of focus on good looking visuals and seamless animations. But does not present anything enticing or rewarding in terms of gameplay.

The whole 6 to 7-hour campaign will be spent just slugging through enemies and facing some very uninspired boss fights with the same set of skills.

5

Honestly, the game is passable on the merit that it looks good and polished. When you're making comparisons with its predecessor, though - your expectations are higher than usual. It's by no means as bad as other third-person time-rippers like Quantum Theory - but it is a game that I wouldn't recommend. It's just far too mixed up.

Pros

  • Good looking models and environments
  • The voice acting is a fantastic element of engagement

Cons

  • Confusing storyline
  • Monotonous gameplay
  • Combat and puzzles never change much

Download Spider-Man: Edge of Time

XBox 360

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
3DS

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Spider-Man: Edge of Time, developed by Beenox and published by Activision, is an action-packed video game that takes players on an exhilarating adventure across time and space.

Released in 2011, the game offers an immersive experience as players assume the roles of two iconic Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man 2099 and the Amazing Spider-Man, in a race against time to save both their worlds. With its engaging storyline, fluid gameplay, and stunning visuals, Spider-Man: Edge of Time captivates fans of the web-slinging superhero.

A Web of Stories

The game features a unique narrative structure, seamlessly blending the stories of two Spider-Man characters from different eras. In a race against time, Miguel O'Hara, Spider-Man 2099, and Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, find themselves connected through a time-altering event caused by the villainous Alchemax Corporation. The fate of both Spider-Men and their respective timelines hangs in the balance as they work together across time to thwart a catastrophic future.

Dynamic Gameplay

Spider-Man: Edge of Time offers fast-paced and dynamic gameplay that keeps players on their toes. Each Spider-Man character possesses unique abilities, move sets, and gadgets, making their gameplay distinct. Like Spider-Man 2099, players can use futuristic tech and acrobatic moves to traverse vertical landscapes and engage in high-flying combat. Meanwhile, the Amazing Spider-Man excels in agility and reflexes, performing signature acrobatics and utilizing his web-slinging abilities for traversal and combat.

The game challenges players with various enemies, ranging from common thugs to iconic Spider-Man villains like Anti-Venom and Black Cat. Combining fluid combat mechanics and responsive controls, Spider-Man: Edge of Time offers a satisfying experience as players navigate challenging levels and confront formidable adversaries.

Between Spiders

One of the standout features of Spider-Man: Edge of Time is the time-manipulating gameplay mechanics. Players can switch between the two Spider-Man characters anytime, creating a compelling gameplay dynamic. By leveraging this ability, players can solve puzzles, overcome obstacles, and strategically coordinate attacks to gain the upper hand.

The game also introduces "cause-and-effect" moments where actions in one timeline affect the other. This mechanic adds an extra layer of complexity and requires players to think strategically as their choices impact the game's progression. The time-altering gameplay mechanics enhance the overall experience and provide a unique twist on traditional superhero gameplay.

Amazing Visuals

Spider-Man: Edge of Time showcases visually stunning environments and character designs. The game offers diverse and immersive settings, from the futuristic landscapes of Spider-Man 2099's timeline to the familiar streets of Peter Parker's New York City. The attention to detail in the character models, animations, and special effects brings the Spider-Man universe to life, captivating players throughout their journey.

Conclusion

Spider-Man: Edge of Time successfully combines thrilling gameplay, an engaging narrative, and time-manipulating mechanics to deliver an exciting adventure for fans of the web-slinging superhero. The interwoven storylines, dynamic gameplay, and visually impressive presentation make the game a standout entry in the Spider-Man video game series.

6

Whether swinging through the skies as Spider-Man 2099 or fighting crime as the Amazing Spider-Man, players are in for a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a testament to the enduring appeal and excitement of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. If you enjoy the Arkham series and Prototype games, you might enjoy this game.

Pros

  • Great story
  • Nice soundtrack
  • Fun gameplay

Cons

  • Short campaign
  • A bit dated

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