PS4 - DLC
Marvel's Spider-Man: The Heist
Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots
About this game
Developer: Insomniac Games
Content Rating: Teen
While investigating the robbery of a New York art museum, Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson find themselves closing in on Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. A new storyline featuring the master thief, new enemies and perilous danger takes Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson deep into the city’s shadowy world of crime families.
Other Downloadable Contents (DLCs)
Critic Reviews20 Reviews
Embracing Peter’s human side as he swings through the city was always a strong point of Marvel’s Spider-Man, but I had hoped the DLC episodes would begin to improve on some of the weaknesses in the main game. Instead, The Heist makes them more apparent than ever. Perhaps the complete The City That Never Sleeps arc should have been released as single robust expansion, rather than three piecemeal episodes that are just giving us more Spidey at a trickle.
Marvel's Spider-Man: The Heist DLC is more of the same. All of the content feels recycled from a main game you're probably already burnt out on anyway. It doesn't help that the few new bits – suits and an enemy type – feel lazy and uninspired. The only reason to grab this DLC is for more of the story, which is as well done as ever, if a bit short – clocking in at around three hours max. If you're patient, grab it in a future sale just so you can see what happens next.
Ultimately, The Heist provides Black Cat with a memorable introduction, doing her character justice. Some exciting potential is set up for the two remaining pieces of DLC, but the surrounding content is thin and largely recycled. The formula at the core of Spider-Man is a quality one, but Insomniac need to try some new stuff if they want the appeal to last. Another DLC comprised of the same gameplay doesn’t sound very interesting.