Fans celebrate the birthday of Spider-Man 2 The Game (2004), which many believed had a better web-swing than Marvel’s Spiderman.

Take a look at the trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 below!

Despite its dated graphics and incredibly poor voice performance, it’s a brilliant representation of what Spider-Man games can be, and laid most of the groundwork for future titles, especially open-world ones. Following the events of Spiderman 2 (2004), the game expands on the story and introduces a variety of missions and villains not found in the film, such as Mysterio, Rhino and even Kraven the hunter if you played the Xbox version.

However, out of everything in the game, the part that still gets the most praise is the web-swinging, which was easy to learn but difficult to master. Once you got the hang of it, you could get some serious momentum and launch yourself above the skyscrapers of New York, which was definitely the most fun part of the game.

Fans also agree, as they recently discussed the game on a Reddit thread started by Daredevil731, many thought it had better web failover than modern Marvel’s Spiderman Games.

“So many great memories playing this game. I remember convincing my mom and dad to buy it for me because it had a fully realistic 1:1 recreation of New York and we were planning a vacation there at the time, lol.

“Best swing by a mile”

“still the best swing”

While future games brought back the open world of New York, it was arguably more fun to explore with speed and physics than the Spiderman 2 vaunted game.

That said, the next Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 promises new traversal mechanics for Peter Parker and Miles Morales, like the new web wings that were featured in the game trailerso there’s a good chance that normal web failover will also be refined and improved.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released in October exclusively on PlayStation 5.