Fans are comparing the superhero spandex in Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers, including Marvel’s famed web-swinger.
Fans of Marvel’s Spider-Man have compared the game’s costumes to those of Marvel’s Avengers, which has its arachnid wardrobe. However, marvel’s Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games, puts a unique spin on the wall-universe, crawlers giving a realistic open-world recreation of Peter Parker’s alter ego. Meanwhile, Spider-Man was published for PlayStation in November 2021, bringing the superhero to the multiplayer game.
Fans of both the web-slinging vigilante and open-world games praised Marvel’s Spider-Man when it was released in 2018. The game aims to make players feel like Spider-Man through exciting traversal, in-depth fighting, and an emotional tale set in a beautiful replica of New York City. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Avengers, a 2020 title from Crystal Dynamics, caused controversy when it was released. The game’s selection of unique heroes was appreciated, but its microtransaction system and lack of meaningful endgame content were panned. Additionally, due to the character’s PlayStation exclusivity and Marvel’s Avengers’ Spider-Man web-swinging being considerably clunkier than Insomniac’s series, Spider-Man’s inclusion in the game was also controversial.
Reddit user SuperAlloyBerserker has constructed a side-by-side lineup of the Spider-Man outfits in both games, continuing the inevitable comparisons between the two games. The two games develop cosmetics based on the character’s vast comic book history, which inevitably leads to some overlap. Most commenters on the Marvel’s Spider-Man subreddit believe that Insomniac’s version of each suit is superior since the comparison was presented. However, many gamers have stated that certain Marvel’s Avengers outfits are attractive, such as the wrestling costume and the Secret War suit. In addition, some consider Crystal Dynamics’ Spider-Man Noir to be even better than Marvel’s Spider-Man because Marvel’s Spider-Man omitted the suit’s distinctive long coat.
The friendly neighborhood hero made an appearance in yet another video game not long after Marvel’s Avengers released its take on Spider-Man. Fortnite’s new chapter includes Spider-Man mechanics in December 2021, allowing players to swing around like the amazing superhero. Additionally, the third chapter of the battle royale includes the Daily Bugle as a map marker and a comprehensive web swing mechanic. Many players claimed that Fortnite’s Spider-Man was better than the one in Marvel’s Avengers when it first came out, owing to the shooter’s more realistic web-swing physics.
While both Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers are based on popular comic book characters, their response could not be more dissimilar. Gamers and Spider-Man fans adored Insomniac’s take on Peter Parker, resulting in a widely anticipated sequel. Meanwhile, Marvel‘s Avengers has battled to establish its foothold since its debut. While a comparison of Spider-Man outfits favors Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Avengers did manage to produce some effective wall-crawler cosmetics.
On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Marvel’s Spider-Man is available.
Marvel’s Avengers is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Google Stadia.