Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Review Scores
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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is doing incredibly well in terms of critic review scores. With the review embargo having lifted earlier today (the 16th October at the time of writing), the PS5 exclusive currently sits at a hugely impressive 91 on Metacritic, based on a whopping 120 reviews. As the headline states, that score puts it amongst the highest rated games of 2023.

Across all platforms, a 91 pushes the superhero sequel into 12th place for the year so far โ€” but it's topped by a bunch of titles that don't have anywhere near the same number of reviews to draw from. Only the likes of Street Fighter 6, Resident Evil 4, Baldur's Gate 3, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are on a similar level.

On PS5 specifically, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is the sixth highest rated game of 2023. Here's how that list looks:

  1. Baldur's Gate 3 - 96 (34 reviews)
  2. Resident Evil 4 - 93 (131 reviews)
  3. Tetris Effect: Connected - 93 (8 reviews)
  4. Street Fighter 6 - 92 (98 reviews)
  5. Cocoon - 92 (9 reviews)
  6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - 91 (120 reviews)

For comparison's sake, the first Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 has an 87 based on 129 reviews โ€” an already stellar score โ€” so this will be seen as a real achievement for developer Insomniac Games.

Did you expect Marvel's Spider-Man 2 to score so highly? Or has it reached beyond even what you had imagined? Don't stop swinging between skyscrapers in the comments section below.