Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining DLC review

Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining

The moment is finally here for the last chapter of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps three-part DLC series. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining is now available, and it will conclude the story of Spider-Man vs Hammerhead.

The last chapter will have new story missions and side missions. So far each chapter featured three different women helping Spider-Man. The first chapter featured Black Cat, second had Yuri Watanabe, and the third is Silver Sable.

In Silver Lining, Sable is furious with Hammerhead and his goons stealing weapons from Sable International, and she’s taking it personally. With emotions running high, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her weapons back, even if it means killing her enemies. Of course, Spider-Man can’t allow that to happen, so he’ll have to intervene to prevent her from exacting deadly revenge.

One side mission has Spider-Man collecting audio recorders all around the city to uncover a Maggia hitman. This journey has Spider-Man learning about the victims he’s killed, and all clues are pointing to the return of Yuri. This will answer questions about what happened to her after she was suspended in the second chapter.

Another side mission has Spider-Man infiltrating Maggia hideouts where they’re storing Sable International caches. Spider-Man meets a new character who is working for Sable International, and together they’ll help recover items in order to help Sable’s home country of Symkaria. The actual missions are similar to previous missions where Spider-Man will go inside an enemy hideout and defeat waves of enemies.

Spider-Man does get to become a civilian in this chapter as Peter Parker, and swinging around as Peter was fun although shortlived. As with the other DLC chapters, the enemies are a lot tougher compared to the story missions from the base game. Enemies will surround Spider-Man with all sorts of tough weapons and armor. It can get overwhelming as you’re trying to dodge everything that’s coming your way. However, if you like a challenge, then this is definitely for you. A good tip is to use Spidey’s gadgets whenever possible.

With the side missions, Screwball is back and causing Spider-Man headaches. Since this is the last chapter, that means there is an end to her story, and it’s short and satisfying, especially if you’re not a fan of the character.

The conclusion to The City That Never Sleeps does feel lackluster since Hammerhead wasn’t an interesting enough villain. We did wish that supporting characters who were introduced had more moments.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining

The previous chapters had 3 new outfits each, but with the release of Silver Lining, there will be 4 outfits available. If you pre-order Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on PlayStation Store, you’ll get the Spider-Man suit from the film. Another way to get the outfit is to finish all the activities. The other suits are the Cyborg suit that gives Spider-Man a cybernetic arm and eye and the Aaron Aikman suit. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man suit is also available instantly with the new update.

With new outfits and new missions, it’s another reason to jump back into the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man. However, don’t expect much with the ending since it does feel abrupt and we do wish supporting characters had better material to play with.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining is available for $9.99 on PlayStation Store. If you haven’t tried any of the chapters yet, you can get the Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps bundle for $24.99.

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