Here comes yet another Spiderman game for consoles with the classic Spiderman flair. Swing around New York, sneaking around and beating up bad guys. Pretty standard as a setup. Some critics have called this game nothing but a promotional set-piece for the 2012 Amazing Spiderman reboot movie. However, Spiderman games were never designed to be this incredible and deep story to shake gamers to their core. No, this game is just a bit of fun on a lazy afternoon. What makes this game even better is skipping a lot of the boring and lackluster story elements with amazing unlockables and cheats.
Amazing Spiderman (2012) Premise
This rendition of Spiderman comes as basically just a discount version of the movie with more B-list villains. A few months after the movie’s events, Peter and Gwen go to Oscorp to investigate a rumor of cross-species experiments using a deadly virus. Naturally, the virus escapes containment and starts to infect New York City. Now it’s the classic race against time to save the city, Gwen, and Peter himself from this deadly virus.
The game is intercut with the classic side missions in an open-world format. Stop the mugger, take the civilian to “x” location in the city, do some training missions to get more XP, etc. The fun bit of this game is the open world and less the story.
Amazing Spiderman (2012) Main Characters
Peter Parker/Spiderman – Amazingly these are the same people and the main character of the game. Peter is the shy nerdy kid dressed in classic New York City streetware. Spiderman is dressed in his Spidersuit.
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Maxine Stacy – Gwen is a supporting character and Peter Parker’s girlfriend in this specific universe and IP of the Spiderman series. She is blonde and dressed in a green dress and grey coat. She is one of the first to be infected with the deadly virus.
Whitney Chang – As another supporting character, Whitney is New York City’s top reporter trying to break the story on Oscorp conducting cross-species experiments. She is dressed in pretty classic New York City fashion
Rinho – As one of the main antagonists, Rinho is half-human and half-rinho. Creativity aside this villain is just that, a villain. He is dressed in just a pair of shorts and looks mostly like a rinho.
Felicia Hardy “Black Cat” – Felicia comes a side villain but one of the best missions in the game. She doesn’t do much to stop or spread the virus but her role is vital. She is dressed like Catwoman from the Batman universe just with more fashion and has her silver hair out.
Other Spiderman Games in the Series
Spiderman has a long list of titles. Some are better than others but the only way to know is to try them all out!
Amazing Spiderman (2012) Cheat Codes
There are some amazing cheats and unlockables to aid players in their missions and in the fun of the open world. It should be noted that the ‘cheats’ are more achievements and unlockables.
|How to Unlock
|Collect 1500 Spiders
|Bomb Squad (10)
|Dismantle 10 bombs
|Bring the Pain (10)
|Defeat 20 enemies
|Hobby Hunter (15)
|Acquire 20 of each collectible
|Hometown Legend (10)
|Save 15 citizens
|King of New York (15)
|Finish all Challenges
|Parkour Pro (10)
|Jump over 20 obstacles while running
|Reptile Wrangler (10)
|Meet the Lizard (Mission 12)
|Say Cheese (5)
|Take 5 photos
|Defeat 15 enemies with the Super Attack
|Shoot to Thrill (5)
|Shoot 30 web projectiles
|Skills to pay the Bills (5)
|Learn 20 skills
|Spider Supreme (10)
|Defeat the Lizard (Mission 26)
|Super Charger (5)
|Get your powers back (Mission 18)
|Super Swinger (10)
|Web-sling a total of 5 kilometers
|Take Your Medicine (10)
|Use 5 tonics
|The Golden Age (15)
|Earn the Gold rank in all random events
|The New Hero (10)
|Reach Level 5
|Avoid 10 attacks
|Wall Crawler (10)
|Wall climb a total of 3 kilometers
|How to Unlock
|Big Time Suit
|In Times Square behind the red bleachers, on the glass.
|Classic Black Suit
|Under the Gazebo in the narrow park, left of the main Oscorp Building downtown.
|Classic Spider-man Costume
|Unlocks with the activation of the Rhino Challenge DLC
|Behind the gas station store in a small alley. One block right of northbridge
|Beat on any difficulty.
|Future Foundation Suit
|Behind the gas station store in a small alley. One block right of north bridge
|Movie Vigilante Costume
|Unlocks with the activation of the Lizard Rampage Pack DLC
|Negative Zone Suit
|On top of the Beenox building, the second building inward from Brooklyn Bridge.
|New Black Suit
|Complete the game 100%
|Scarlet Spider (2012) Costume
|You need the camera to unlock this costume. Go to Central Park and from the fountain move north away from it until you see a bridge.
|How to Unlock
|1st Black Cat
|1st Gwen Stacy
Here are a handful of powerful character upgrades to help make the open world that much more fun! Do note that the story mode will need to be completed first!
|When performing a Stealth Takedown indoors, Spidey will lift the enemy to the ceiling, reducing the chances of him being seen.
|When performing a Stealth Takedown indoors, Spidey will lift two enemies (close-by) to the ceiling, reducing the chances of him being seen.
|Increase the power of Web Strike to destroy gun turrets that are alerted to Spiderman.
|Enemies who block/guard your attacks can be assaulted when you earn a Combo Boost combo streak (can do a Signature Combo).
|When using a Web Strike, press punch before hitting the enemy to unleash a flurry of punches on contact.
|Web Punch damage is increased by 50%
|When using a Web Strike, press Web Shoot before hitting the enemy to immobilize enemies in webbing.
|Power and range of the Web Hurricane is increased, and enemies are stunned longer.
|Permanently remove a robot’s forcefield using Web Strikes (not Web Shot).
Amazing Spiderman Cheat Code FAQs
Despite the age of the game at the time of writing, the internet still has a few old questions making their rounds around. Hopefully, this gives players the answers they were looking for.
How do you enter cheats in Spider-Man? – In short, you don’t. Older versions of Spiderman have cheats. This one doesn’t.
Does Spider-Man get hurt from falling? – No, in zero Spiderman games Spiderman has even been able to take fall damage. In the real world, spiders can’t really be harmed from falling so the games follow this logic.