Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Review - 6 Ups & 4 Downs

Can Insomniac deliver again after just two years?

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After a genuinely jaw-dropping reveal back in June this year, it turned out the followup to 2018's immaculate Spider-Man was not the rumoured "Spider-Man 2", but a cross-generation Miles Morales spin-off, somewhat filling in the gaps between main instalments.

A flagship PS5 title by default - even though you can also play on PS4 - I've been lucky enough to get hands-on with the game for the last few weeks, putting together a review alongside the PlayStation 5 itself.

You can check out the PS5 review here, as sufficed to say Sony are playing a very careful hand of specific eye-widening "Wow!" moments, both from what their new system can do, and how insanely well Miles Morales plays.

Back to that original game's release of 2018, though. Clearly two years is not enough time to put together a AAA sequel when compared to the majority of the industry, so what do we have?

Insomniac have stated at every turn that 2020's Spidey is a full game (Uncharted: Lost Legacy was mentioned as a comparison), and not just an "expansion" of what came before, but how true is that sentiment after finishing it?


Note: Review is of the PlayStation 5 version of the game, played on pre-launch hardware. There will be NO SPOILERS.

Gaming Editor
Gaming Editor

Gaming Editor at WhatCulture. Wields shovels, rests at bonfires, fights evil clones, brews decoctions. Will have your lunch on Rocket League.