Spider-Man 2 is the 158th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Andrew Bird, Max Song, Spencer Gilbert and Matt Raub. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the action-adventure video game Spider-Man 2. It was published on July 11, 2017. Spider-Man 2 was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 1 million times.
"Experience a superhero title that bucks the trend and went down in history went down in history as a classic by doing just two simple things: mostly ignoring the movie, and giving even a tiny s*** about the gameplay." ~ Honest Game Trailers - Spider-Man 2
In an era when movie tie-in games where synonymous with total garbage fires, experience a superhero title that bucked the trend and went down in history went down in history as a classic by doing just two simple things: mostly ignoring the movie, and giving even the tiniest s*** about the gameplay.
Play the game based on the best of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. [Peter Parker dances]. No! Not that one! Where you'll swing effortlessly from building to building, stylishly put evil in its place, have the exact same evil pop up again 47 times and still act surprised when Spider-Man shows up. Hey, what's with all the webs?! I'm crimeing here!
Don the ridiculous body suit of Peter Parker, a massive nerd hit by a spider-full of science/magic that gave him super strength, super speed, super quips [Spider-Man: "I'm gonna take a wild guess that your're strong but dumb."], super sticky hands, and super disgusting wrist glands that produce an alarming amount of goo. Then join his quest to rid his city of evil by taking on a rogue's gallery of suited weirdos like fishbowl head, dresses like a rhinoceros guy, and melted candle Alfred Molina! Until you discover your true nemesis: a balloon you can never seem to reach. Get back here you rubber asshole!
Discover the web-swinging action that sets Spider-Man 2 apart from the crowd, as you zip your way around the streets of New York with a traversal system that's smooth as spider silk, despite making you actually web off the buildings and not the moon! Then realize that the movement is the source of 90% of your nostalgia and the rest of the game is short, by-the-numbers beat 'em up stretched into an acceptable length by repetitive side missions and a mostly empty open world. But hey, at least the swinging never gets old. Whee! I'm Spandex Tarzan!
Blast your way through Spider-Man 2's endless cavalcade of muggers and thieves, as you chain together punches, kicks and wrist-jizz to juggle your foes, stun them with counters and Spidey-sense bullet time, and generally just beat ass. Then chill out for a bit with some less violent challenges like time trials, pizza delivery, catching a falling guy, taking some pictures and to complete the Spider-Man experience, getting yelled at by JK Simmons! [Jay Jonah Jameson: "I don't have time for moral outrage, Parker."]
So let Spider-Man 2 swing its way into your heart today, with a movie tie-in game that won't make you rake the flesh from your face, then join me in prayer that the new one also won't suck because I'm already seeing a worrying amount of QuickTime event buttons. Don't you dare f*** this up, Insomniac!
Starring: Rhinoplasty (John DiMaggio as Rhino); Kitty Titties (Holly Fields as Black Cat); Triple J (Jay Gordon as J. Jonah Jameson); 2 In The Pink (Michael Beattie as Herman Schultz/Shocker); 80's Sci Fi Man (James Arnold Taylor as Quentin Beck/Mysterio); The Dankest Girlfriend (Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson); Dr. Squidward (Alfred Molina as Dr. Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus); and Arachlad (Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man).
Spider in the City
You know, this game's alright and all, but I'm still waiting for someone to a chance and give him the full spider treatment: eight eyes, eight legs and ten thousand tiny children!
- Another Spider-Man game to get the Honest Game Trailers treatment is Spider-Man PS4.
- Screen Junkies have produced Honest Trailers for several Spider-Man movies including the early 2000s Spider-Man trilogy, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, the 1970s Japanese TV series, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Honest Game Trailers - Spider-Man 2 has a 98.2% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Robert Workman of ComicBook.com called the video a "must-see Honest Trailer." Workman noted the game "is revered as one of the best Spidey games ever made, mainly because of its large open-world structure. And the team behind Honest Trailers are quick to point that out, amongst other things that you can do in the classic game."
Production credits Edit
Executive Producers: Matt Raub and Spencer Gilbert
Edited by Max Song
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Titles designed by Robert Holtby
- Spider-Man 2: The Video Game Gets Its Own Honest Trailer - ComicBook.com article