Marvel’s Spider-Man: DLC Review – Turf Wars Cold Shoulder


I feel like that’s something that was probably being touted throughout the DLC as some form of resonant frequency.

You kind of know this isn’t the end, but it also has to have it’s own end, but still it isn’t the end, so what does that mean for Spidey and friends?

A few more tweaks, twists and twirls.

After gaining control of equipment left in the wake of Sable International’s military occupation, Hammerhead and his gang have declared war against the other Dons of the Maggia crime family.

Spider-Man and Captain of the Police Department of New York, Yuri Watanabe, must put an end to the violence before the entire city erupts in a turf war.

Those damn challenges.

Even with all the new story missions and other things to do, those damn challenges and Screwball had to return.

Loosely picking up from the end of The HeistTurf Wars dares to trick us with an excellent combat sequence to get us started. Hammerhead is trying to take New York by force, so it’s up to Spider-Man and Captain Watanabe to stop this.

Guiding us back through another bout of story missions that sees the return of more bases to takeover, crimes to be stopped and suits to be unlocked, Turf Wars is simply another round of…the same?

Which feels demeaning to say, considering how fantastic the core Spider-Man game is.

But goddamn those challenges.

They’re not hard to do. They still have some fun to them in parts. It just feels like after everything we’d already done in the Main storyline and part 1 of the The City That Never Sleeps that we’d get…something else?

None the less, Spider-Man and it’s entirety still delights me to no end, and while the story is somewhat sparse (most likely setting up for the conclusion) it appears to position Watanabe to have an interesting arc should a sequel be delivered.

Because as much as I love the DLC, I am so ready for what the main storyline will bring next.


"Too many challenges and no more new make Xeno a dull boy", but it's still Spider-Man and I have fun.


XENOJAY.COM was supplied with a media copy of the game for review by Sony, and it was played on the Playstation 4 Pro console.

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