The Amazing Spider-Man

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Web-slinging players thwart crime in well-made action app.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

Web-slinging and fights are easy to grasp, and enemies aren't overly hard. And figuring out where to go next is clearly marked. 

Violence

The game is basically a series of fights, with other acts of violence thrown in. A car will try to run you over. Guns are fired. But players rely on their fists and web fluid to conquer enemies. No blood is ever shown. 

Sex

Spidey wears some pretty tight tights -- and you spend a good part of the game looking at his posterior.

Language
Consumerism

The game is a tie-in with the summer movie of the same name. Players might want to try out the console versions of the movie tie-ins as well after playing. And Spider-Man, of course, is heavily merchandised in just about every department of every store. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Amazing Spider-Man is a mobile tie-in with the summer movie of the same name. While there's plenty of action and fist fights, there's no blood or anything especially graphic. The violence is well beyond cartoon violence, but not nearly as bad as some other action game offerings. It's also wise for parents to go into this game realizing it might increase children's pleas for other Spider-Man merchandise (or, at least, to take them to the film). 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written bymegastaraxe October 5, 2012

I love it any one 6+ can play

this game is amazing hardly any profanity you can only punch people but people tray and attack you with guns and peter and his girlfriend flirt a little but we... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byDrayoc July 14, 2012

This is an excellent well made app!

This, in my opinion, is a perfect game for all ages. The violence is extremely mild, and you never kill anyone. The webslinging baddy fighting spiderman though,... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byJKB97 July 19, 2012

Outstanding Game....but quite difficult for younger kids

I got this app for my iPad a week ago, and I haven't stopped playing this awesome game ever since! The graphics are smooth and detailed, and you can freel... Continue reading

What's it about?

Players explore Manhattan helping curb street crime and unraveling a bigger storyline by tapping and holding the screen to swing via web. Spider-Man's \"Spider sense\" alerts them when an enemy is about to hit and, if the correct screen button is hit in time, they will be able to counterattack enemies and wear them down. By thwarting crime, players boost their experience and are able to upgrade Spidey's powers, adding new offensive capabilities.

Is it any good?

While it's made for mobile devices, The Amazing Spider-Man plays like a console game. And that's a compliment. The game follows not only a solid storyline, it also offers plenty of side missions, letting players live out their Spider-Man fantasies of helping people in need. 

While playable on phones, this is a game that shines on the larger screen of the iPad, where the controls are spaced well. (On smaller devices, they can be a bit tight.) There are some graphical glitches -- and the game runs slower on older devices, but at its heart, it's an enjoyable action/adventure game that will keep fans happy. 

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