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Coinciding with the release of the 2004 movie, the video game adaptation of ''Spider-Man 2'' was developed by Treyarch Studios and published by Creator/{{Activision}}. Generally speaking, its storyline [[BroadStrokes basically followed]] the movie's plot, but had several notable diversions along the way.

It was featured in the 2010 book ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1001_Video_Games_You_Must_Play_Before_You_Die 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die]]'' and was considered a vast improvement on the SoOkayItsAverage [[VideoGame/SpiderManTheMovie first game]].

If you're looking for the {{similarly named|Works}} sequel to Neversoft's ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'', see ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro''.

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!!Tropes seen in ''Spider-Man 2'' include:

* AdaptationDistillation: Rather than adapt the film's "Spider-Man No More" storyline, it instead went in the ''opposite direction'' by having Peter Parker decide to quit being a civilian instead.
* AdaptationExpansion: While the game loosely follows the story of the movie, Spider-Man also encounters the Rhino, Mysterio, and Shocker.
* AlienInvasion: Mysterio's grand illusion. It also helps to justify [[IconicOutfit the goldfish bowl]].
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Usually, averted. Most of the citizens in New York are pretty okay with Pete, some are even supportive. But one part of the storyline has a woman calling for help, only to run away when Pete responds.
* AntiClimax: The last encounter with Mysterio. He makes some boasts, a health bar appears next to him, fills up three times... and you take him out with the first hit.
* BerserkButton: Quentin Beck really hates being mocked.
* BonusBoss: Calypso is only accessible via a post-game BossRush, where she replaces Mysterio on account of him being a ZeroEffortBoss.
* BossRush: Upon beating the game, you can get this as an upgrade at the Spidey Store. Go back to the warehouse where you first fought Shocker, and you get to play rounds against bosses and their mooks. Mysterio is not included and instead replaced by Calypso, though bowlhead's mooks remain. Each round escalates the opponents, including four bosses at once.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Road rage dialogue in the game is ''vastly'' G-rated compared to real life.
* BrattyHalfPint: You ''will'' come to see the kids thad lose their balloons as this.
--> "''I LOST MY '''BALLOO-HOO-HOON'''!''"
* BuffySpeak: Spider-Man often engages in this.
* ButThouMust: Spider-Man has the run of New York City (mostly), he can go anywhere on the island, climb any building... but he can only be a good guy.
* CallBack: One of the green help tokens has Bruce Campbell eating a sandwich, much like he did in the first game's tutorial section.
* ContinuityNod: You can find The Vulture's feathers in the area where you fought him in [[VideoGame/SpiderManTheMovie the previous game]].
* CurbStompBattle: Spider-Man's last encounter with Mysterio involves him taking him out in ''one punch''. Justified, because he's just a regular human.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Quentin Beck is apparently capable of building robotics, jetpacks and holographic technology far beyond ''anything'' available in the modern day. He just uses it for stroking his own ego.
* DatingCatwoman: Averted. Spidey and Black Cat hang out several times, but they never actually date.
* DevelopersForesight: ''Everything'' in this game, and in a semi-TearJerker moment, you can see the 9/11 memorial at night. Also, one of the first missions in the game involves Peter being late for one of Dr. Connors' lessons. The game doesn't time you on this one like the others, however. If the player simply jumps from building to building without web swinging, the narrator calls them out on it. If the player continues, the narrator does it again.
* DramaticUnmask: In the final fight, Peter's mask gets knocked off by... one of Doc Ock's tentacles hitting him. Somehow.
* DummiedOut: Governor's Island was also supposed to be included as a bonus accessible area along with the Ellis and Liberty islands. Time constraints forced the dev team to remove it, but its title card [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGVeOGmwXf4 remained in the game.]]
* ExactWords: The narrator says that, after you read all the helper tokens, they will say something different, and says you should try to find them all. [[spoiler:This is literal. They all say "something different".]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Is there any reason why one of the helper tokens gives Black Cat's measurements?
* GottaCatchEmAll: You can find skyscraper tokens, hideout tokens, "secret" tokens, challenge tokens, buoy tokens, and 216 "helper" tokens.
* HallOfMirrors: Part of Mysterio's base. Wobbly "clones" of Spidey will emerge from the mirrors and attack.
* HarmlessVillain: Mysterio, when you happen to run into him while he's robbing someone. The cutscene before fighting him portrays him as incredibly powerful, showing a life bar that [[UpToEleven fills up three times]]. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He goes down in one hit.]]
* HellBentForLeather: Black Cat's outfit is apparently leather. Peter notices.
-->'''Peter:''' So, skin-tight leather. Doesn't that chafe?
-->'''Black Cat:''' You'll never find out. That's for sure.
* {{Jerkass}}: Good ol' J. Jonah Jameson, who'll find a way to claim Spidey and Mysterio are in cahoots after Peter stops Beck robbing a convenience store.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: When Quentin Beck's little stunt event goes wrong, Shocker can be seen making a break for it behind the reporters.
* MiniMecha: Some villains will attack in prototype PoweredArmor towards the end of the game.
* MonumentalBattle: Spider-Man at one point has to destroy a UFO above the Statue of Liberty altering its appearance to that of Mysterio's.
* MonumentalDamage: Mysterio's ersatz alien invasion features his equally-false defacement of the Statue of Liberty.
* {{Mooks}}: Doc Ock and Mysterio have their own special mooks. The Doc's come with grenade launchers that can send Spidey flying, and are tougher than the regular goons.
* MsFanservice: Black Cat. One of the help tokens even provides her measurements.
* MythologyGag:
** Sometimes when you get the drop on some thugs, you may hear one of them shout, [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 "Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!"]]
** When Quentin Beck challenges Spider-Man, he wears an outfit similar to the original Mysterio costume from the comics, sans cape and fishbowl helmet.
** Mysterio's alien fakeout. The second ''Amazing'' issue featured a back-up story where Spidey fought the Tinkerer and LittleGreenMen. Years later, Roger Stern wrote a retcon revealing these "aliens" as men in disguise committing crimes for the Tinkerer and one of them was Quentin Beck.
** Mysterio's funhouse creating distored mirror duplicates of Spide-Man that attack him, which is something he also did in another video game, Sega's ''Spider-Man Vs. the Kingpin''.
** Before Peter faces Mysterio for the second time, he's assigned by Jameson to take pictures of an incoming Latverian diplomat.
* NoFourthWall: The help tokens. The narrator even cheerfully admits that [[MoneyDearBoy he's paid by the line]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Despite ultimately being HarmlessVillain (see above) physically, Mysterio's sheer amount of resources enables him to create genuinely daunting {{Death Course}}s (with one even bordering on EldritchLocation territory) as well as eventually launch an outright invasion over all of New York City (and fake-alien or not, his devices can still harm you).
* PrankCall: One of the "ambush" citizens says, "Is your refrigerator running? 'Cause I sure am!" Unimpressed, Spidey replies, "No, but I have Prince Albert in a can..."[[note]]"Prince Albert" is a brand of tinned chewing tobacco; the punchline is, "Well, you'd better let him out before he suffocates!"[[/note]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Quentin Beck, a talented special effects guy, decides to call Spider-Man a fraud and challenges him to a "showdown". He spends pretty much all of it bragging about himself and how smart he is (a poster in the arena even advertises his memoirs, titled, "The Amazing Me"). Funnily enough, Spider-Man will note the supposed audience isn't even real. And then he humiliates Beck anyhow.
* ShoutOut:
** Jostling pedestrians sometimes elicits a cry of "[[Film/MidnightCowboy I'm walkin' here!]]".
** Thugs will sometimes say, "[[Film/AClockworkOrange Time for a little of the old ultra-violence!]]".
** In sinking boat missions, passengers sometimes moan, "This was only supposed to be [[Series/GilligansIsland a three-hour tour!]]".
** Spider-Man sometimes addresses people with, "[[Series/TheAddamsFamily You rang?]]".
** In armored-car-robbery missions, a tied-up guard says, "[[Franchise/{{Batman}} If I could just...reach...my utility belt...]]"
** At the beginning of sinking boat missions, Peter might remark "[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} This looks like a job for...]] some kind of swimming superhero!"
* SmallNameBigEgo: Quentin Beck, who is convinced Spider-Man is a fake, and that he can prove it. And then [[StartOfDarkness Spider-Man humiliates him on TV]]...
* SuperDrowningSkills: Spider-Man cannot swim. Fortunately, falling in water just sends him back close to where he jumped in, unlike previous Spider-Man games.
* TenMinuteRetirement: In an inverse of the film's plot, Peter decides to give up his civilian life and be Spider-Man 24/7 only to immediately change his mind.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Spidey's reaction to sinking ship missions. His feelings probably match those of the player.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Nothing says it more than pile driving some poor bastard off the Empire State Building.
* TimedMission: Almost every mission involves some sort of time limit, though sometimes it's simply getting to a certain place.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** Sure, you can beat up thugs, but you can also throw them against a wall, into water or off a building. After you have beaten them and gotten the points, you can continue to beat on them just for the fun of it. This can also be done to Rhino and Mysterio, the former of which will beg you to stop.
** You can also have Spidey himself climb to the top of the tallest skyscraper and throw himself off until he smacks against the pavement, since dying means very little.
*** Combining the previous two bullet points, you can grab a mook, haul him to the top of a skyscraper, and piledrive him all the way down to the street.
** Most satisfying is probably to taunt those kids who've lost their balloons by dancing round them holding the balloon before swinging off round Manhattan.
* VillainDecay: Mysterio goes from attacking a journalist's convention as a distraction, to taking over the Statue of Liberty, to... getting his ass kicked in a cheap convenience store he was robbing.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: One of the early missions involves getting a briefcase back from a group of thugs. After giving it back to the woman, Spider-Man asks why the thugs wanted it, and the woman responds that she can't tell. [[ChekhovsGun It's heavily implied that the briefcase's contents will be important later on in the game]]... and is then never mentioned again.
* WideOpenSandbox: One of the most awesome examples, and part of what makes this game so great. ''New York City is your playground''.
* WillfullyWeak: One of the green icons explains Spider-Man is strong enough to lift things twice his size, but punches like a Mack truck. It's then explained he pulls his punches because otherwise, he'd shatter someone's skull.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Spidey ups his game here, breaking out power bombs, pile drivers, drop kicks, and suplexes.
* YouFightLikeACow: It ''is'' good to hear Tobey Maguire fully embody Spidey's wiseacre side.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Mysterio is this, despite what the cutscene prior would have you believe. His one "attack" is to stand in place and shout ineffectual threats at Spidey. And one punch, or even web shot, knocks him on his ass and defeats him.
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