Do you need to play Marvel’s Spider-Man & Miles Morales before Spider-Man 2?

Udit Surve
Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 is hitting the shelves on 20th October and players are ready to dive head-first into the game. But if you are new to the franchise, and are wondering whether you should play Spider-Man 1 and Spider-Man: Miles Morales before Spider-Man 2, here’s what you should know.

Spider-Man 2 is almost here, bringing back fan favorites Peter Parker and Miles Morales. This highly anticipated sequel features upgraded mechanics that were originally introduced in Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The game also promises a host of new features, including innovative traversal mechanics and exciting new equipment. The villain roster has been expanded too, with some returning antagonists such as Vemom, as well as fresh faces that promise to challenge Peter and Miles in new ways.

If you’re wondering whether you can dive right into the third installment, here’s everything you need to know about playing Spider-Man 1 and Spider-Man Miles Morales before you start with Spider-Man 2.

Do you need to play Spider-Man 1 before playing Spider-Man 2?

Yes, it would be best if you played Marvel’s Spider-Man 1 before you start Spider-Man 2. The first game brings in Martin Li, the main villain, and a few other characters such as Norman and Harry Osborn, who are really important in Spider-Man 2.

To really get the feel of the story and know who everyone is and what they’re talking about, it’s best if you play Spider-Man 1 before you start the next game. But if you don’t have time to play, there are lots of relevant summaries on the internet.

Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Spider-Man 2
Player can unlock suits for Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Spider-Man 2.

Can you play Spider-Man 2 without playing Spider-Man Miles Morales?

While it is not needed, we also suggest playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales before Spider-Man 2 as it can help you get to know Miles better since he plays a huge part in the third installment.

Also, the main campaign takes about 7 hours which is not that substantial so you can finish it pretty quickly. But if you’re short on time, you can watch a summary of the game instead of playing it all the way through.

That was all about needing to play Spider-Man 1 and Miles Morales before Spider-Man 2. For more on the game, check out:

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