It’s only been three months since Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered arrived on PC.
If you’re ready for yet more web-slinging antics, however, then Sony is only too happy to provide. Standalone expansion Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has now also made its way to PC, and just like when we played it at the launch of PS5, it’s hard not to be impressed by this shorter, more focused follow-up.
Picking up some time after the events of the first game, Miles Morales has established himself as a second Spider-Man. But with Peter Parker going on holiday for a short while and leaving him in charge, now he’s really got to up his game. After a rookie mistake sees him release a powerful villain onto the streets, one which pushes both Spider-Men to the brink of their abilities to recapture, he’s a little hesitant. He did gain a new power in the process that will come in handy though.
It’s this power, which Miles Morales and his best friend dub ‘Venom’, which differentiates the gameplay to a pleasing degree. It comes in addition to a large amount of Peter Parker’s existing arsenal, making the combat more varied and enjoyable than ever before. Initially you’ll just be able to perform a high-powered punch that stuns enemies as well as break their shields, but soon enough you’ll unlock further electrifying attacks that are as useful as they are flashy.
A more succinct affair, the story of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales moves along at a much brisker pace, and doesn’t place you in control of any peripheral characters. For those who liked those brief moments of stealth found in the first game, however, Miles does gain a handy new camouflage ability, allowing you to employ a more sneaky approach to encounters.
Ultimately though, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is largely more of the same. Taking some of the criticisms aimed at the original game on board and expanding on the gameplay in numerous ways, however, it’s a more enjoyable adventure while it lasts. And just like the port of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, it’s technically just as impressive on PC as it is on PS5 if your hardware is capable enough. And there’s potential for it to look and play even better than on Sony’s powerhouse of a console.
A wide array of graphical settings are available, allowing you to tweak the performance and visuals to your preferences. And thanks to extensive ray-tracing options and more, those with a truly top-end PC can experience Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales with more visual splendour than ever before. A wealth of resolution upscaling options are available too, meaning it’s easy to attain solid performance while not having to compromise too much on visual quality.
Along with other PC-centric features such as mouse and keyboard and ultra-wide resolution support, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the streak of Sony’s top-quality PC ports. It’s scalable thanks to the wide range of graphical settings available, and has all the features you’d expect of a AAA PC game relase. There isn’t really anything else you could ask for.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was a brilliant game when it launched in 2020, and it remains so now. Its origins as a standalone expansion means it’s noticeably shorter than Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, but it has a more enjoyable story and improved gameplay. It makes swinging through the streets of New York City, combating crime as you go, an utter delight. And this PC port is pretty much flawless.