There's something awfully satisfying about transforming a relatively simple concept into an imaginative, albeit incredibly hell-bent creation. Thanks to mods, such transformations exist in nearly every video game that glazes the PC. And when it comes to games like Marvel's Spider-Man, the windows of opportunity are endless. The question is, what can one do with such a prominent spire of stained glass windows? Well, that's just it.
We've spent some time glossing over Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered and its treasure trove of mods, to which we've plucked out five of the best to date. So, if you're interested in adding a little spice to The Big Apple and its friendly neighborhood superhero, then be sure to add these mods into your game. Just bear in mind that you'll probably never see Aunt May in the same way ever again.
5. Aunt May
Because who wouldn't want to see Aunt May free-falling from the pinnacle of the Empire State Building, right? It seems only natural that modders would want to add a way for players to discard Spidey and slap the beloved aunt into the spotlight. And honestly, there's nothing more entertaining than seeing such a kind-hearted soul going toe-to-toe with a gang of jewel thiefs in a back alley brawl.
It's a silly cosmetic, sure. But it's also a pretty darn good one, and it's convincing enough to make you raise a few questions about the bashful aunt and her life of pacifism. Well, not really, but it's still an awesome mod to play around with if you're looking to take a break from scrambling around as ol' webhead himself. Simple, yet effective, you could say.
4. Stan Lee
The big man himself, Stan Lee, has made quite the number of on-screen cameos over the years, none of which have led to a feature-length role in any of the world's he brought to life over his incredibly long tenure as one of comics' most loved creators. That is, until now, with the man of Marvel being a fully playable character in the Spider-Man universe.
Similar to the Aunt May skin, players can embrace the city of crime as one of the most iconic figures in not only the world of comics, but video games and movies, too. Stan Lee, celebrated superhero and all-round legend, finally given the spotlight in order to abolish the threats that he himself conjured many moons ago. How's that for a storybook ending?
Have you ever woken up and pictured yourself switching sides for the sake of keeping things fresh? If so, then you'll be pleased to know that Spider-Man doesn't technically have to be the vessel in which you throw around on a day-to-day basis. In fact, with the help of a little mod, you can take on the role of Wilson Fisk, also known by his underground name, Kingpin.
Of course, you're bound to lose some of the abilities that tie in with Spidey, including the slinkiness of the web-slinging maneuvers and the high-octane combat skills. You will, however, receive a character with a bulkier frame, and one that packs a much harder punch, no doubt. And so, if you're ever in the mood to swagger around the city in your big boy pants, then be sure to give the villains a shout-out with this convincing Fisk skin.
2. Glowing Suit
There's something remarkably therapeutic about swinging through NYC during twilight, especially when cloaked by rainfall and shadow. Something that makes such an experience even more remedial, of course, is carrying out said maneuvers while sporting a fully glowing suit, complete with wisps of neon red and blue.
Those who enjoy roaming the city streets during the dead of night are likely to get a kick out of this relatively simple yet effective skin mod. Although not quite as visually unique as Aunt May perching over a gargoyle in a familiar Spidey fashion, it does have its perks. So, if gliding through Manhattan as a beacon of light is your thing, then you should definitely make the most of this elegant mod. Oh, and perhaps make use of the game's super in-depth photo mode while you're at it, too.
1. Movie Style Reshade
Mods have helped remove weighty and uninspired settings in video games for decades, often replacing them with much classier, movie-like visuals. The same has been applied to Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, meaning fans can get the cleanest graphics the game has to offer by implementing a single mod. By doing so, Insomniac Games' world can transform into a Hollywood blockbuster, one that even rivals Sam Rami's cult-classic trilogy, believe it or not.
By throwing in the Movie Style Reshade mod and removing the HUD, players can recreate some of the most memorable scenes from the universally acclaimed franchise. Joining the two together, of course, means you might as well go one step beyond and capture your own movie trilogy, one that has the power to challenge Marvel and its countless visionaries. It's well worth doing, especially if you're a die-hard fan of the movies, or if you're a streamer looking to get the best reaction out of your content.
So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Have you had the chance to toy with any mods in Marvel's Spider-Man yet? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.