‘Spider-Man 2’ slings to top of fan favourites as PS5 Game of the Year
The announcement comes following the close of votes on the PlayStation Blog, where gamers had the tough task of choosing from an array of spectacular titles released over the past year.
Spider-Man 2 not only captivated fans with its enthralling narrative but also swung away with the Platinum Trophy for Best Story of 2023.
The game weaved an emotional tale, keeping players hooked with every plot twist and character development. Insomniac Games demonstrated their storytelling prowess, ensuring every revelation resonated deeply with the players.
In addition to its gripping story, Spider-Man 2 dazzled with its graphical excellence, earning it the top spot for Best Graphical Showcase. The game showcased a larger and more detailed Marvel’s New York, with ray-tracing and visually stunning set pieces that leveraged the next-gen capabilities of the PS5.
The auditory experience in Spider-Man 2 was equally impressive, garnering the Platinum Trophy for Audio Design.
The game featured a rich soundscape, from the visceral howls of Venom to the lifelike buzz of the city, creating a fully immersive auditory experience. Insomniac’s audio teams were lauded for their meticulous attention to detail in sound design.
Not just a treat for the eyes and ears, Spider-Man 2 also scored big with its soundtrack. John Paesano returned as composer, crafting a score that perfectly complemented the heroes’ journeys and heightened the game’s emotional impact.
Accessibility was another area where Spider-Man 2 excelled. Insomniac doubled down on accessibility options, offering over 70 features including challenge level modifiers, gameplay assists, and audio frequency controls.
Finally, the game’s use of the DualSense controller added another layer to its immersive experience.
Whether it was the tactile sensation of a web sling or the eerie roar from the controller’s speaker during combat, Spider-Man 2 utilised the DualSense features to deliver a unique and engaging gameplay experience.