We all know that studios tend to release tie-in games to their movies so we can “continue the experience” on yet another platform; and most of the time these tie-ins tend to be even worse than the movie, but Spider-Man 2 is one of the few exceptions to this evergreen truth. Gamers got to play the web-slinging superhero throughout a sandbox New York as he battled against some lesser-known villains like Mysterio and Rhino. All this for what should have been a typical tie-in game was awesome!
It was tough to call this one; which was better–Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or 3? Ultimately we went with 3 for a number of reasons. First, it was a 3-dimensional game on a 2-dimensional plane–revolutionary! Second, we got to play characters we’ve never even got to see on screen ever before; characters like Rocket Racoon, Nova, Hawkeye, Vergil and Strider Hiryu. And finally, every character introduction acted like a grand nod to major comic book fans. It still is one of the greatest fighting games to date.