The Amazing Spider-Man swings into your neighborhood as this week’s Xbox release

It’s Wednesday and do you know what that means? A new Xbox Live Game of the Week is out for Windows Phone!

This week we have a double-dip of new Xbox Live games, and the first one we’re going to talk about should be familiar to anyone who watched Andrew Garfield running around New York City in tights last Summer. Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man is now available for Windows Phone 8 and is one of this week’s new Xbox games. (The second is Real Soccer 2013.)

Ever since we were kids, we always wondered what it would be like to swing higher than the skyscrapers as Spider-Man. While it’s not quite what we imagined, the Amazing Spider-Man game does offer up an open-access New York City to explore and of course you can web-sling your way through most of it. The story loosely follows the plot of last year’s action blockbuster through 25 missions, with the main baddie role filled by The Lizard as he terrorizes the city.

The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t just about doing your best Peter Parker impersonation, as there’s also a few role-playing elements to the game. As you progress, Spidey unlocks various upgrades to make himself stronger or add new moves to fight with. Speaking of fighting, the game touts a varied fighting system with a mix of melee, ranged, combo attacks to keep those frequent brawls interesting.

Looking at the game on other platforms, it seems there’s a mostly positive reaction. On iOS, the game has claimed an impressive 4.5-star average rating from 10,365 user reviews. Clearly, the game has done something right but the biggest complaint seems to rest with its price which is also an issue on Windows Phone

The Amazing Spider-Man costs a jaw-dropping $6.99 along with the standard free trial, but to be fair the game is the same price on iOS and Android so this isn’t a case of the ‘Xbox-tax’. Still, that’s a lot of moolah to plunk down. Oh and make sure you clear up some space on your phone because the download weighs in at 565 MB.

Click on the tile or link below to get the game from the Windows Phone Store; or scan the QR code to the right with Bing Vision. (Windows Phone 8 only.)

The Amazing Spider-Man (WP8)
by Gameloft
Version: 1.0
Price: $6.99
Trial: Yes

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