Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 PlayStation

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is one of the biggest games of the year, and we were big fans, even if it didn't stray enough from the established Insomniac formula for our taste. Still, it seems we weren't the only ones surprised to find that, despite being nominated in seven separate categories, Sony's latest PlayStation exclusive didn't bag a single statue at The Game Awards.

Getting the nomination nod for Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Innovation in Accessibility, and Best Action/Adventure Game (not to mention the Player's Voice Award), Spidey came up short in every category.

It was surprising, but what wasn't were the memes, which came thick and fast as the PlayStation faithful took to Twitter and Reddit to vent their spleens. Admittedly, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 was up against some pretty stiff competition in an unusually strong year of games and may have just been a victim of poor timing. Commercially, Spidey was a success for Sony, selling past five million copies as of the last we heard.

Graceful as ever, Insomniac thanked fans for their support and nominations and congratulated the winners. Senior creative director Bryan Intihar echoed the sentiment, thanking players for their support and the developers across the industry who continue to inspire the team.

What do you think? Was Marvel's Spider-Man 2 snubbed? Was there a category you think Peter and Miles deserved to win? Clamber into the comments section below.

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