Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 PlayStation 5 1
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In an age of never-ending live services and padded open world games, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s relatively tight 20-or-so hour story has been criticised by a handful of fans for not offering enough value for money. While the wealth of side content can practically double that playtime, it’s still a release on the shorter side compared to epics like Baldur’s Gate 3.

But director Bryan Intihar, while acknowledging the PS5 exclusive needs to represent value for money, believes quality trumps quantity. “For us, it really comes down to the experience we want to deliver with the quality we want to hit,” he told BBC. “Our job is to make sure that you feel no matter how long it is, it's worth that money, it's worth that investment.”

Despite the price of next-gen games increasing to an MSRP of £69.99/$69.99 this generation, we generally agree that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is worth the price of admission. While it doesn’t necessarily offer hundreds of hours of content like its peers, the consistent level of quality puts it a cut above its open world rivals – and there’s still New Game+ and other content updates to come.