It won’t be long until Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 comes out, but there are still a lot of great open world games to play in the meantime.
The area in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 should be twice as big as the one in the first game. Players will now be able to explore Queens and Brooklyn. Fans are now even more excited to put on the Spider-Man suit and join Peter on his next superhero journey.
Most players have already found all of the bags in the first Spider-Man game and finished Miles Morales’ story, so until Spider-Man 2 comes out on October 20, they’ll need a game with a similar open-world setting to play in the meantime. The open-world genre has stayed very popular over the years, and many triple-A developers have tried to make their own game worlds for players to explore. Many of these games have a lot in common with the Spider-Man games that fans should try out in the meantime.
Infamous Second Son
The third game in the popular Infamous series takes place in a futuristic Seattle. Players take control of Delsin Rowe, a wisecracking Conduit with a sharp tongue. Delsin has a lot of fun and unique abilities that players can use to do good things or cause chaos in the city, depending on how they want to affect the game’s morality system.
Aside from the fun missions and difficult minigames, it’s a lot of fun to just parkour through Seattle and fly all around its many skyscrapers. This is similar to how fun it was to swing through New York at high speeds in the first Spider-Man game.
Middle Earth: Shadow Of War
People fell in love with Spider-Man in part because they could find so many collectibles. This made the grind for finishing fun and interesting, especially since all of the collectibles added to Peter’s suits and powers. Middle Earth: Shadow of War has a very different tone, but there are still a lot of unique things to find, like Shelob Memories, Ithldin, and Gondorian Artifacts, which can all give Talion new skills.
The Nemesis system is also a big part of what makes the game fresh and unique. Returning enemies and changing ranks make the player feel like they have a role to play in the huge open world they are dropped into.
Just Cause 4
The Just Cause series has always been about how the player can interact with their environment, but in the most recent game, there are now so many ways to move through the world, especially now that there are multiple biomes and dangerous weather effects like thunderstorms, tornadoes, and snowstorms.
Players will spend most of their time in this game zipping across a lush, foreign landscape in a wingsuit and grappling hook. Those who can’t wait to start web-swinging in Spider-Man 2 should definitely spend some time gliding through the skies as Rico Rodriguez in Just Cause 4.
Fans can get a taste of what it will be like to swing through Brooklyn and Queens by playing Prototype 2, an action-adventure game in which they control James Heller, who has been infected with the Blacklight Virus. This bug, which he already knew about from the first game, lets him change into other people.
This is a really fun way to play, and the open world is as close as possible to the real New York in terms of landmarks and design. This gives Spider-Man fans a chance to see the beautiful city through a very different lens.
Assassins Creed Odyssey
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it’s very fun and addicting to look for all the gear and collectibles that are spread out across the beautiful scenery of Ancient Greece. It really satisfies that need to explore that Spider-Man did so well. As players take part in the war between Sparta and Athens and fight in some bloody battles, they will have plenty of time to admire the amazing world that Ubisoft made as historically accurate as possible.
With the biggest map in the series and a lot of unique gear and equipment, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the perfect game for Spider-Man 2 fans who can’t wait to customize their tools and equipment for both Peter and Miles.
Grand Theft Auto 5
It’s hard to talk about great open-world games without mentioning Grand Theft Auto 5. It’s a bit more realistic and grounded than Spider-Man, but it has some similarities with the future sequel, especially in how it has multiple characters.
At any point in the GTA 5 storyline, players can use the D-pad to switch between controlling Franklin, Trevor, or Michael. This is similar to how players can switch between Miles and Peter in Spider-Man 2, which will also have this feature. The game also has a lot of tasks, collectibles, and cars that make driving around Los Santos so much fun.
Ghost Of Tsushima
Aside from the nail-biting one-on-one battles and the huge, spectacular set pieces, Ghost of Tsushima also has a stunningly beautiful open-world environment, with story events and collectible things spread out evenly across the beautiful, war-torn island of Tsushima.
Because both the main missions and the many trials in Funny Shooter are well-paced, players have plenty of time to enjoy the world around them while writing poetry or soaking in a hot tub, just like Spider-Man 2 fans will love looking at the updated version of New York City.
Horizon: Forbidden West
Horizon: Forbidden West has a beautiful world that’s easy to get lost in, thanks to its lush landscapes and many different biomes. It doesn’t take long for loyal adventurer Aloy to be able to ride through the world at high speeds on one of the many machines that can be tamed.
Horizon: Forbidden West is a great game to play that will satisfy your open-world itch until Spider-Man 2 comes out. It has tight gameplay, a large skill tree, and a story that pulls at your heartstrings when it needs to.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Midnight Suns is a turn-based RPG that has a slower and more strategic pace than the Spider-Man games. It is often called one of the best and most accurate Marvel games ever made. On the other hand, it has a lot of characters from Marvel books and movies that people will recognize.
When the player starts the game as “The Hunter,” they can give their new character one of more than 40 abilities. It wouldn’t be a Marvel game, though, if Spider-Man didn’t show up. When players meet him later in the game, they can even learn some of his web-swinging skills for themselves.
Batman Arkham City
When Batman: Arkham Asylum came out in 2009, many comic fans thought it was the first step needed to make the perfect open-world superhero game. They had no idea how well this idea would be used in the second movie. In Spider-Man, players feel like they are keeping an eye on New York City. In Batman Arkham City, players feel the same way when they patrol Gotham City and stop crime as The Caped Crusader.
Not only is the story interesting from start to finish, but the rhythm-based combat is almost exactly like that in the Spider-Man games, and the stealth parts are amazing and help keep the pace going. Batman Arkham City is a timeless classic that will keep comic fans happy until Spider-Man 2 comes out. It has weird enemies, weird gadgets, and memorable places.
Spider-Man 2 will only be available on PlayStation 5 when it comes out on October 20, 2023.