Sequel to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'' game, released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation in 2001.

This game deals with Electro trying to get his hands on a device that can harness and amplify human bio-electricity. On a normal human, this is pretty powerful, but in the [[ShockAndAwe lightning-powered]] hands of [[PsychoElectro Maxwell Dillon]], it could make him a god.

No relation to the {{similarly named|Works}} ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2'', which is based on the Creator/SamRaimi [[Film/SpiderMan2 movie of the same name]].
!!This game contains examples of the following tropes:
* AdaptationalBadass: In most of the comics, Electro is shown as being too incompetent to take the position of BigBad. Here, he's much more competent.
** The Shocker is the Marvel Universe's JokeCharacter for the most part. Here, he's dangerously powerful and fast, pretty much a full on LightningBruiser with ranged attacks too.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Dr. Connors tells Spidey that if Electro wears Bio-Nexus Device, he will become a god. Electro reflects this when he wears the device.]]
-->'''Electro''': [[spoiler: Tonight, Electro dances with the gods!]]
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: All the costumes from the original, plus Alex Ross's famous ideas for the costume from the movies, Spider-[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]], a version of the ''ComicBook/EarthX'' Venom costume, the black and white Negative Zone costume Spider-Man wore, the nanotech suit from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited'', and an insulated costume worn to fight Electro once. Most of them, as in the first game, have some sort of power-up to abilities, such as infinite webbing or invulnerability, but this time around you can mix-and-match costumes and power-ups.
* BossArenaIdiocy: Sandman and [[spoiler:Hyper Electro]] both stage their respective boss fights in locations peppered with sources of the only thing each one is vulnerable to ([[KillItWithWater water pumps]] and [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard power generators]]]], respectively). This is lampshaded in the latter thusly:
--> '''Spidey:''' You'd think a guy would... ''get wise'' to this trick.
** Justified with the Lizard. He would be unbeatable were it not for the fact that the serum used to turn him back into Dr. Connors was being produced in the lab where you fight him.
* TheCameo: The villains of the first game appear in the ending, and Doc Ock is ''still'' beating his head against the bars.
** Not necessarily an appearance, but in the various Bugle headlines, you can see various familiar name from MarvelUniverse like ComicBook/GhostRider, ComickBook/XMen, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/IronMan Stark Industry]], etc.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Lizard in the first ''Spider-Man'' game seemed to be fairly sentient, and would tell you how to get to Venom, if only for revenge. The Lizard in this game is far more feral, design-wise and personality-wise, with no intelligence to balance it out.
* CherryTapping: It ''is'' possible to defeat the Lizard without the serum, but very difficult unless you have invincibility equipped.
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:The ending shows the villains in the cell near the cell with villains from the end of the first game, with Ock ''still'' banging his head on the bars.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the first game. This one opens with Electro zapping several scientists on-screen (including Dr. Connors), and the Lizard is completely bestial. Spider-Man keeps his wisecracks, though.
* EasyModeMockery: As in the first game, some levels are half-finished for you on Kid Mode.
* EnergyBeing: [[spoiler:The result of the Bio-Nexus being used by Electro.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The epilogue shows the villains from previous game. Aside from Doc Ock still beating his head against the bars, an unnamed {{Mook}} is still stuck in the ceiling!
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Sandman largely appears out of nowhere ''twice'', and has little to no speaking part in the entire game. He does sit in at Electro's meeting though.
* HotScientist: Dr. Watts.
* LadyInRed: Dr. Watts appears in a rather sensual red dress near the end of the game.
* LargeHam: Electro, especially after he [[spoiler:merges with the Bio Nexus]].
* LightningCanDoAnything: Electro certainly finds inventive uses for it, including using it to move things around a room and animating a bunch of suits of samurai armor.
* MostCommonCardGame: Double subverted. In the ending, Hammerhead and Shocker are playing Poker. Hammerhead admits he doesn't know any other card games, and Shocker asks their fellow prisoners (Doc Ock and the other baddies from the first game) if they know how to play Go Fish.
* OminousFog: Unlike the previous game, however, there's no in-universe justification for this. The "fog" is simply implemented due to the game's graphical limitations. Ironically, this game has ''more'' outdoor levels than the previous game.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Hyper Electro.]]
* PsychoElectro: Played pretty much as literally as possible after [[spoiler:Hyper Electro]] gets unleashed.
* SequelDifficultySpike: ''Ohh'' yeah.
* ShoutOut:
** Hammerhead's meeting with the gang is a shout out to the scene in ''Film/TheUntouchables'', though he smashes a wine glass rather than someone's head.
** When Spidey is crawling up the wall in the second-to-last level to catch up with Electro, lightning-caused explosions will burst around him. Among other things, he'll say "EXPLOSIONS! Now in Creator/{{Activision}}!", and reference Neversoft and Vicarious Visions.
** Several of Spidey's pop culture-riffing quips:
---> "I don't need [[Franchise/{{Batman}} pointy ears and a cape]] to figure out that this is probably another heist."
---> [[Film/DieHard "Come out to the coast. Have a few laughs."]]
---> "Just goes to show that [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Good wins because Evil is dumb.]]"
* TakeThat: "I don't need [[Franchise/{{Batman}} pointy ears and a cape]] to figure out that this is probably another heist." Hilarously, Spidey's voice actor, Creator/RinoRomano, would voice the caped crusader in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* TimeLimitBoss: The Shocker.
* TodayXTomorrowTheWorld: One of the final boss' taunts.
* TheUnfought: The Beetle.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Well, sort of, and directed at Spidey. In one early level, you have to put out a fire by using your web yank on a fire hydrant. It's possible to put Spidey directly in the blast zone and watch him get hurdled by the water blast directly into the burning building. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's pretty goddamn funny.]]
* TheVoiceless: The Lizard, in an odd change from his last appearance.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The Shocker. He's also the ''first'' boss.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Beetle. He appears after the first fight with Shocker, although his identity isn't revealed until after the first fight with Sandman, and is part of Electro's gang in the following FMV. After that, he plays no further role in the story.