Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 action-adventure video game, open-world in various iterations, based on the film of the same name, while also incorporating additional material from the comic books, namely villains not present in the film like Rhino, Mysterio, Puma, Shocker, or Vulture (both returning from the previous game), depending on the platform. It is a follow-up to the game Spider-Man: The Movie, itself based on the 2002 film, and incorporates various references to the events of that game, even if they did not occur in the film. Published by Activision, the console versions were developed by Treyarch, but the other versions had different developers.
The game was released on June 28, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, followed by N-Gage and Nintendo DS versions, both released later in the same year. A PSP version, which uses the same engine and graphics as the first game, was also released almost one year later, on March 23, 2005. The Game Boy Advance version, developed by Digital Eclipse, came on Twin Pack cartridge and bundled with Spider-Man: The Movie in 2005. The console versions of the game received critical acclaim, with critics praising the realistic like Manhattan and web swinging mechanics. The other versions received mixed reviews.
The game was followed by Spider-Man 3 in 2007, itself based on the film of the same name, the final film in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.
Spider-Man 2 is in most versions, an open-world action-adventure video game, with a few role-playing elements and takes place from a third-person perspective. The Treyarch version of the game allow the player to freely roam around Manhattan, Roosevelt, Ellis, and Liberty Islands. The home console versions were also innovative in that physics-based algorithms simulated Spider-Man's web swinging in three dimensions, creating a new game mechanic unlike the traditional jumping or flying of previous Spider-Man games. The PSP version of Spider-Man 2 was compared to playing the original Spider-Man movie game.
Screenshots from the game Spider-Man 2
System requirements Spider-Man 2 for Mac Os:
- Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.5.x
- 700 MHz PowerPC G3 or Intel
- 256 MB RAM
- 32 MB video memory (goes to intel GMA 950)
- 1 GB free space