Apr 17th, 2014

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t hit theaters until May 2nd, but you can get a head start web-slinging fun with Gameloft’s official movie tie-in game, now available for Android devices. An open-world action adventure, you take control of Spidey as he swings throughout New York, apprehending random thugs, eventually going head-to-head against big name villains like Venom, Green Goblin, Electro, Black Cat and Screwball. Don’t worry about the game offering any spoilers, Gameloft says the game features an original story that only expands on the movie, isn’t actually based on it.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screenshot

Because the general consensus these days is that freemium titles suck (we agree for the most part), it looks like Gameloft is biting the bullet and making this one a paid title. That means at $5, you’ll get some of the best graphics in mobile, weighing in at a hefty 1.25GB after installation. The game looks good, there’s no denying that. But that means you’ll want a beefy phone to keep everything running smoothly. The game actually brought our Samsung Galaxy S5 to its knees, with choppy frame rates and the phone reaching near-dangerous temperatures. Your mileage may vary, so take caution.

Keep in mind an internet connection is required to play and yes, there are still in-app purchases for those that can’t stand working for unlockables like new Spider-Man suits. If all that sounds kosher to you, you can download the game via the Google Play Store link below.

Download on Google Play: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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