Is there any hero cooler than Spider-Man? Wait, in fact, don’t answer that. There’s no denying, though, that he’s up there amongst the most-loved superheroes. And getting to take control of him is an absolute delight. Thanks to his array of abilities, the fact he can sling webs at his enemies and swing great distances makes any game where you can play as him a huge amount of fun. But that had us asking the question: just what are the best Spider-Man games you can play?
Thankfully, there are a fair few to choose from, and we’ve rounded up six of the very best below. Not all of these games solely focus on Spider-Man. But he features heavily enough that they’re worthy of a mention. Read on, and happy spidering.
1. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
- Available on: PS5
Of course the best Spider-Man game you can play right now is the latest. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a PS5 exclusive, and perhaps one of the best superhero games of all time, not just featuring Spider-Man. The game’s rendition of New York City is bigger and better than ever. And with two Spider-Men to play as – Miles Morales and Peter Parker – your range of skills and abilities is the most impressive it’s ever been. There are some seriously great surprises in store for players, too, including getting to take control of different characters later on.
2. Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Available on: PS4, PS5 & PC
The previous game wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for this one, and Marvel’s Spider-Man is still a fantastic adventure game. Here, the focus is completely on Peter Parker (Miles Morales got his own spin-off, which is very much worth your time, too), and taking control of him feels incredible. Swinging from skyscrapers and darting along rooftops feels exhilarating. Add to the mix a wonderful original story and combat that’s fluid and fast-paced, and you’ve got one heck of a Spider-Man game.
3. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- Available on: Switch
Okay, so Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order isn’t technically a Spider-Man game. This action RPG features an all-star cast of Marvel superheroes. But since you can play as Spider-Man, it’s very much worthy of a place on this list. Exclusive to Switch, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 allows you to gather a team of heroes of your choice, taking them out on an epic quest that’ll see you battle against foes, collect loot and become more powerful as you play. It’s best described as Diablo meets Marvel. What more could you want, really?
4. Marvel’s Midnight Suns
- Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S & PC
Again, Marvel’s Midnight Suns isn’t all about Spider-Man. But he features often enough that it deserves a place in this list of best Spider-Man games. Essentially Marvel meets XCOM with a little bit of Slay the Spire thrown in for good measure, Midnight Suns took us by surprise when it launched back in 2022. Its card-based strategic combat is great fun, allowing you to control a group of heroes as you take down familiar villains and foes. You also get the opportunity to wander around your base of operations, chatting to Spider-Man and his pals in between furthering the story.
5. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- Available on: PS4, Xbox One & PC
Fancy playing as Spider-Man in a one-on-one fighting game? Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is for you. Sure, it’s a little long in the tooth now, being originally released back in 2016. But taking on a roster of Marvel (and Capcom) heroes and villains as Spider-Man (or whoever else you choose) is something that never grows old. Come on, though, Capcom. Give us a new, updated version.
6. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
- Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC
It’s a little disappointing that Spider-Man hasn’t had his own solo LEGO outing. After all, Batman got one. But Spider-Man – and his various counterparts – play a large role in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, making this a worthwhile choice if you’re looking for one of the best Spider-Man games you can currently play. Even in brick form, web-slinging and swinging is still a great deal of fun.