The game’s main playable character is Spider-Man and takes place in Manhattan, in a fictionalized version of modern-day New York City. Gameplay is presented from the third-person perspective with a primary focus on Spider-Man’s traversal and combat abilities.
In the game of Spider-Man, the criminal Mr. Negative organizes a plan to get revenge on Mayor Norman Osborn and take control of the city’s criminal underworld. So Spider-Man needs to protect the city when Mister Negative threatens to release a deadly virus all over the area, in addition to dealing with his personal problems as Peter Parker.
To complete his mission, Spider-Man can freely navigate New York using its webs, interact with non-playable characters, take on and complete missions, and unlock new devices and costumes as he progresses through the game, performing different tasks. In addition to being able to participate in optional side missions to get extra content and various collectibles.