Should You Play Spider-Man 1 and Miles Morales Before Playing Spider-Man 2? Answered

Do you need to jump into these games before starting the latest in the franchise?

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With Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, players will be put in control of two separate Spider-Men on their journey with both Peter Parker and Miles Morales taking center stage. Jumping into this world can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure of the events that happened in previous games. However, there are plenty of sequels that don’t require knowledge of what has happened in previous adventures to get the most enjoyment possible out of your time in their world. Is this one of those games, or should you jump on the Marvel bandwagon before embarking on this journey?

Do You Need To Play Marvel’s Spider-Man 1 and Miles Morales Before Playing Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?

Unlike other numbered games in different franchises, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will benefit from some previous knowledge of prior adventures. Knowing what happened in the previous two games will give players more of an insight into the game, especially since there are several twists in the previous entries that may be referenced in this new game. However, players that aren’t looking to put all of the time into the previous games before jumping into the newest entry should be able to enjoy, while getting small bits of information fed to them throughout the story regarding previous adventures.

If you’re not looking to play through the previous games before jumping into this, there are plenty of YouTube videos and write-ups that go over the previous events, which could also be recommended if you’re hoping to refresh yourself before jumping in. This handy article by writer Zack Zwiesen of Kotaku could help you refresh your memory before hopping into the newly expanded New York City, for example. Or, if you’re hoping to jump in with as much Spider-Man knowledge as possible, we’ve got you covered with a helpful list of different comics/graphic novels to brush yourself up on your Spider-Man lore.

No matter if you’re a lifelong Spider-Man fan, or someone who has just recently started getting interested in the backstory of the character, there are countless reasons to be excited for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Be sure to check out our section below to get your hands on more information about the game, and find out which version you should consider pre-ordering before the game hits full release.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.