Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) – The Heist DLC Review

The first post-game DLC episode for Marvel’s Spider-Man, The Heist, is like the main game in miniature form — fantastic character work, coupled with engaging story missions and side objectives occasionally hampered by repetition. The Heist clearly serves as the first chapter of a larger story waiting to be told across Spider-Man’s three-part DLC saga called The City That Never Sleeps, and so it feels a little light on its own. But when it works, it’s a reminder of how great it is to inhabit this webhead’s world.

The Heist DLC begins quite literally with its namesake — a heist that, on a gameplay level, kicks things off with what I loved most: methodical stealth scenarios. It’s satisfying and easy to slink back into Spider-Man’s move set, especially while tackling foes who pack quite a punch. From the first brawl, which inevitably breaks out in the DLC-opening museum scenario, it’s clear these enemies are as strong as those in the later levels of the base adventure. It’s nice to see Insomniac Games try to switch things up right from the start with an engaging new crowd control objective that forced me to focus on specific enemies while also taking on the larger horde.

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Source: IGN