The Amazing Spider-Man Publisher: Activision Price: £49.99 Format: PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC, Wii, 3DS, DS) Age rating: 16+WHILE the new Spider-Man film is better at portraying adolescent angst than super-powered heroics, the videogame tie-in suffers no such shortcomings. The Amazing Spider-Man: The Game is a non-stop assault on the senses, as everyones favourite wise-cracking web-spinner swings from one end of New York City to the other in a free-roaming adventure full of acrobatic fisticuffs and stealthy takedowns. Set in the immediate aftermath of the movie, were wary of giving too many plot points away, in case youve yet to see Spideys latest big screen outing. Suffice to say, Manhattan is in dire straits, a number of cross-species monstrosities are terrorizing its inhabitants, an army of killer robots are on the loose and a deadly virus is sweeping the city. Of course, none of that matters once youre let loose in the concrete jungle, as youll be too busy marvelling at your airborne athleticism. It really is a blast to hold down a trigger button and watch Spider-Man shoot out webbing from his wrists and swing into action. If cracking heads together is more your thing, the games combat elements are pretty solid. You can bash away on the attack button before launching into a well-timed takedown or, if youre spider sense is tingling, press the dodge button to roll out of harms way. Alternatively, if you favour a stealthy approach, you can attack from the shadows, dropping down on an opponent from the ceiling and encasing them in webbing. Dont expect to be battling a Whos Who of Spider-Mans most famous adversaries, as the roster is fairly limited. Recognizable foes include Rhino, Scorpion and The Lizard, but youll spend an equal amount of time trading punches with lesser-known villains such as Vermin and Iguana. Sitting alongside regular missions are a bunch of additional tasks, including participating in races, rescuing infected citizens, clobbering petty criminals and collecting hundreds of comic book pages. Although its disappointing that there are no co-op or multiplayer modes, the single-player campaign clocks in at a respectable 15+ hours. Its been 50 years since Spider-Man first graced the pages of Amazing Fantasy 15, and its great to find the web-spinner in such fine form. In short, this is the best Spider-Man game in years.