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Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered

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Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered cover
Insomniac Games
Windows Nixxes Software
PlayStation PC
Insomniac Engine
Release dates
Windows August 12, 2022
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 87
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Supernatural
Series Spider-Man
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Subseries of Marvel
Spider-Man (1986) 1986
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! 1989
The Amazing Spider-Man 1990
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety 1995
Spider-Man: The Sinister Six 1996
Spider-Man (2001) 2001
Spider-Man (2002) 2002
Spider-Man 2: The Game 2004
Spider-Man 2: Activity Center 2004
Ultimate Spider-Man 2005
Spider-Man 3 2007
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe 2007
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows 2008
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions 2010
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Virtual Reality Experience 2017
Spider-Man: Far From Home - Virtual Reality Experience 2019
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered 2022
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales 2022

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered is a remastered version of the PlayStation 4 game from 2018. The game and subsequent remaster for PlayStation 5 were developed by Insomniac Games, while the PC version is being developed by Nixxes Software and published by PlayStation PC. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered is the first traditional Spider-Man game to release on PC since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. The PC version improves in a variety of aspects compared to the PlayStation 5 release, including improved shadows, improved ray traced reflections (full resolution instead of half resolution, and more objects can be included in the ray traced reflections), FoV slider, HBAO+, FSR 2.1, XeSS, DLSS 2, DLSS Frame Generation, DLAA, ultrawide screen support, improved texture filtering and an unlocked frame rate.[1]

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered released on August 12, 2022, almost two years after it was originally released for the PlayStation 5 in 2020.

The PC version was well received by reviewers with it being praised as a good quality port, with some criticism going to performance sometimes not being optimal on certain hardware configurations. The game was found to be quite CPU intensive in some scenarios, especially during traversal and when ray traced reflections are turned on.[2] Four days before release, Nixxes Software implemented significant performance improvements, ray tracing fixes and expanded graphical options for ray tracing, traffic density and crowd density to address most issues reviewers noted, indicating that some reviews might not fully reflect the state of the game on release date.[3][4][5][6]

Post-launch patches brought various bug, crash, stability and ray tracing related fixes, improved VRAM management and fixed HBAO+ implementation.[7][8] Additionally, DLSS Frame Generation and XeSS support were added, while updating the FSR integration to 2.1.1.[9] These patches also introduced sharpness sliders for both upscaling and in-game sharpening filters, contrast slider, HDR paper white slider and NVidia Reflex support for all compatible GPU's.[10][11]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Official support page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when a shortcut is made directly to the executable, with the -EpicPortal command appended to the Target URL.[12]
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Despite not being listed on the store page as a feature, Achievements are available on the Epic Games Store version, found via the in-game overlay.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Pre-purchase entitlements Pre-orders came with early access to three Spider-Man suits as well as the Spider-Drone gadget, plus five bonus skill points.


Type Notes
No microtransactions No microtransactions are present in the game.

Essential improvements

Skip launcher

Use -nolauncher command line argument[13]

Skip intro videos

Replace intro video files with files of one second length[citation needed]
Replaces Insomniac Games and Marvel intro video with a one-second Bink Video file.
  1. Download Spider-Man PC Modding Tool, extract the archive to a location of choice.
  2. Open SMPCTool.exe.
  3. Go to Tools > Convert Asset Archives. Asset archives will now be converted to PAD to ensure the game can read modded files.
  4. Download Remove Introduction Start-up Video mod that contain the one second video files and extract the archive to location of choice.
  5. In Spider-Man Remastered PC Tool, go to File > Select Asset Archive Folder and select the asset_archive folder in <path-to-game>.
  6. Once loaded, press Install Mod.
  7. Select the extracted file from the Remove Introduction Start-up Video mod. The mod will now be installed, this might take a while.
  8. Once the install of the mod has finished, the intro videos should now be skipped automatically.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Insomniac Games\Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered\crs
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered\<user-id>\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Insomniac Games\Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1817070/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered\<user-id>
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1817070/pfx/[Note 1]
PS4 savegames can be imported

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Saves and most settings.


While at the graphics settings menu, the game itself can still be seen paused in the background. Making the user able to directly see the effects of changed graphical settings. Loading different quality of textures can take a few seconds after changing texture quality.
Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Ultra-widescreen.[1]
Hor+ gameplay and rendered cutscenes.
HUD can be bounded to 16:9, 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios or scale freely.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustment slider with values between -25° and +25°.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, SMAA, TAA, and DLAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 2.1, DLSS 2.4, XeSS 1.1
Also supports IGTI (Insomniac Games' Temporal Injection) and DLSS Frame Generation.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Half Refresh Rate option also available.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 250 FPS despite Dynamic Resolution Scaling enabling options for higher rates such as 300 FPS at 300 Hz.[14]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Peak nit adjustment and paper white slider also available.
Ray tracing (RT)
Reflection Resolution, Geometry Detail and Object Range settings also available.


Game settings
Game settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
As a slider from 0-100.
Can be set for both axes independently.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Remapping is being done via Steam Controller Configurator.
Controller sensitivity
As a slider from 0-10.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Also supports DualSense and DualSense Edge with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, but only works when wired to PC via USB.[1][15] Since the v2.512.000 update, Steam Input no longer needed to be disabled for adaptive triggers to work over both wired and wireless conneciton.[16]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes DualSense, DualSense Edge, Wired, Bluetooth, V2
V2 tested. No vibration and internal speaker support with Bluetooth.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
KB/M input interrupts movement stick[17][18]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Deck, DualShock 4, DualSense and Xbox One.
Steam Controller button prompts
Uses Steam Deck button prompts.[19] Assigning certain buttons (like Touchpad Click) may give you a Question Mark button prompt.


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, UI, SFX sliders.
Separate Gamepad Speaker slider also available.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1. Cutscenes are in 3.0 stereo.[20]
Mono sound option also available.
Size and color options available.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Language settings
Language settings


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English voiceover can be set independently.
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues Resolved

Freezes and stutters during traversal

An SSD is strongly recommended for any graphics preset above Very Low at 720p at 30 FPS to prevent streaming related stutter and freezes.[21]
Install the game on an SSD[21]

Windows 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) or higher error

Patch v1.817.1.0 improved the Windows version check to prevent false positives of this error message.[22]
Update your Windows installation to Windows 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) or higher[23]
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered makes use of the DirectX Agility SDK, which requires Window 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) or newer.
Some specific revisions of Windows 10 1909, 2004 and 20H2 don't have this SDK installed. If Windows 10 version 1909 is installed, the revision number should exceed or be equal to .1350. For Windows 10 Version 2004 and 20H2, the revision number should exceed or be equal to .789.[24]
Turn off compatibility mode on Steam.exe[25]
If you get a Windows 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) or higher error message even though they have a newer Windows version, for example Windows 11. Then the issue is likely that Steam.exe is running in compatibility mode.
  1. Go to steam installation folder, for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
  2. Right click on Steam.exe
  3. Click on Properties
  4. Go to the Compatibility tab and make sure Run this program in compatibility mode is not checked.
  5. Click on Change settings for all users
  6. Click on Apply
  7. Fully close Steam, so it is not even visible on the taskbar anymore
  8. Open Steam again
  9. Play the game

Video Memory Crash

The game can crash with the following error: The game has crashed due to using more video memory than currently available on this PC. Please try lowering your graphics settings, lowering your resolution, and closing any unnecessary background applications before running the game again.[26]
High-end PC's: let Windows manage the page file size[26]
This error can occur on systems with high-end hardware, when the Windows page file does not offer enough space to allocate VRAM budget. This can happen when a custom page file size is set as it is typically recommend letting Windows automatically manage the virtual memory size.
  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard
  2. Search for sysdm.cpl
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Press Settings under the Performance section.
  5. Press the Advanced tab in the Performance Options window.
  6. Under Virtual memory, press Change.
  7. Check that the box for Automatically manage paging file size for all drives is enabled.
Low-end PC's and laptops: lower your graphical settings[26]
This crash might occur on lower-end hardware because the available VRAM and system memory is not enough for the selected graphical settings.

Ray tracing is greyed out even though GPU supports it

Some specific Windows version lack the support for Shader Model 6.6, which is required by the game.[24]
Update your Windows installation to Windows 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) or higher[24]

Issues unresolved

SMT and HT causing inconsistent CPU usage

Happens when SMT (Ryzen) or HT (Intel) is enabled.[27]
The game seemingly can't efficiently use the logical cores available via the use of SMT/HT when the CPU has more than 6 cores, disabling it may increase CPU core utilization and improve game performance in CPU intensive scenarios.[28]
Disabling SMT/HT can severely impact the performance of games and applications. Strongly advised to turn it back on after quitting the game.
Currently unknown if developers are aware of this issue and if they are working on a fix.
Disable CPU multithreading[29]
  1. If using Ryzen CPU - Disable SMT (Simultaneous multithreading) in BIOS settings or via the Ryzen Master program.
  2. If using an Intel CPU - Disable HT (Hyper-Threading) from BIOS settings

Textures not loading in at full resolution or only really late

The game suffers from an issue where some textures (like on cops, armor and cop cars) appear at a much lower resolution. The cause of this and whether the developers are working on this is unknown. There is no fix or workaround for this bug so far.[30]

Can't progress after playing the side mission Aiding a Human in Silver Lining DLC

In rare cases players have reported their progression halted after playing the side mission Aiding a Human in the Silver Lining DLC. The mission will then not completely resolve, resulting in being unable to fast travel, start new objectives or switch to a different DLC.[31]
Workaround: follow specific instructions[31]
  1. Finishing the Aiding a Human mission.
  2. Swing to the Brooklyn Bridge and continue onto the bridge as far as possible.
  3. The game will show a warning message. Confirm this message.
  4. The player will now be put back into the game and the mission will have completed successfully.

Unable to take a photo of the Empire State Building on Intel GPU

Players running the game on an Intel GPU can run into an issue where taking a photo of the Empire State Building is impossible, which blocks further game progression. This is apparently an Intel GPU driver bug.[32]
Intel is planning to implement the fix into drivers for legacy integrated GPUs (10th generation processors and older) in the future.[32]
Intel ARC GPU: update GPU-driver to or newer[32]
Intel GPUs on 11th generation processors and newer: update GPU-driver to or newer[32]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Shader Model support 6.6 [24]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise, XAudio XAudio v2.7
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink, Annosoft Speech Engine Bink v2.7p, Annosoft Speech Engine v4.0.25.0 (used for automated lipsync)

John Bubniak Restoration Mod

Restores the original likeness of Peter Parker as portrayed by John Bubniak from the non-remastered PlayStation 4 version of the game.
Use restoration mod[33]
  1. Download Spider-Man PC Modding Tool and unpack the archive to any folder.
  2. Run SMPCTool.exe once and select the game's asset archive folder, <path-to-game>\asset_archive\.
  3. Download John Bubniak's face return - PS4 face restoration mod and unpack the archive to any folder.
  4. From the Modding Tool, select Mod Manager and then Add to add the mod to the list. Click Install Mods To Game. The mod will be applied to the game.
Installing John Bubniak Skin Tone and Actual PS4 Peter Photos alongside the main John Bubniak mod is strongly recommended. Installation process is the same.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4160
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 75 GB (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950
AMD Radeon RX 470
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The minimum requirements are for 720p 30 FPS at Very Low settings, while the recommended requirements are for 1080p 60 FPS with the Medium preset. Additional requirements for higher presets, 4K, ray tracing, and more are listed here.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1817070/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1817070) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered - PC Features Trailer - last accessed on 2022-07-20
  2. Spiderman Remastered PC Review - last accessed on 2022-08-11
  3. Nixxes Software Twitter updated graphics menu - last accessed on 2022-08-11
  4. Alex Battaglia Twitter Graphical Settings (Digital Foundry) - last accessed on 2022-08-11
  5. Alex Battaglia Twitter RT (Digital Foundry) - last accessed on 2022-08-11
  6. Marvel's Spider-Man PC: why we aren't posting our review today - last accessed on 2022-08-11
  7. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered v1.831.2.0 Patch Notes - last accessed on 2022-11-19
  8. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PC Tech Review - Ray Tracing Upgrades - Optimised Settings! - YouTube - last accessed on 2022-11-19
  9. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered v1.1006.0.0 Patch Notes - last accessed on 2022-11-19
  10. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered v1.824.1.0 Patch Notes - last accessed on 2022-08-25
  11. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered v1.1122.0.0 Patch Notes - last accessed on 2022-11-24
  12. Verified by User:Dribbleondo on 2022-12-25
    Ran with the -EpicPortal command added to a desktop shortcut. Ran for a good 30 minutes minutes, beat fisk, and ran about the city. DLC also appears to work too
  13. Marvel's Spider Man Remastered PC - DF Tech Review - last accessed on 2022-08-12
  14. Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2022-09-17
  15. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-03
    Only got the DualSense features working by connecting the DualSense by USB and disabling Steam Input for the game.
  16. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered v.2.512.0.0 Patch Notes - last accessed on June 2, 2023
  17. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered Accessibility Review - last accessed on 2022-12-25
  18. Verified by User:Netjeff on 2022-12-25
    While holding analog movement stick, mouse movement interrupts analog input, causing movement to stop until analog released and used again. Also while holding analog movement, keyboard press is ignored and interrupts analog input. As of: Version 1.817.1.0 (Build_20221212.0 via Epic Games) with Windows 10 Home 22H2 (build 19045)
  19. Moskeeto: Marvel's Spider-Man: Steam Input Review (It's really good!) - last accessed on 2022-08-16
  20. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2022-07-30
    Tested using Razer Surround 7.1 virtualisation and confirmed using Special K.
  21. 21.0 21.1 The game freezes and stutters while I'm swinging trough the city - last accessed on 2022-08-18
  22. Version 1.817.1.0 Release Notes - last accessed on 2022-08-18
  23. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-08-13
    Seems logical
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Why is ray-tracing greyed out? - last accessed on 2022-08-25
  25. Windows 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) or higher error - last accessed on 2022-08-13
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Video Memory Crash - last accessed on 2022-08-13
  27. Fix for Spider-Man Remastered low CPU usage / framerate drops - last accessed on 2022-08-15
  28. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered PC Performance Analysis - last accessed on 2022-08-14
  29. Verified by User:fra98_ on 2022-08-17
  30. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PC Tech Review - Ray Tracing Upgrades - Optimised Settings! - YouTube - last accessed on 2022-11-20
  31. 31.0 31.1 I can't progress after playing the side mission Aiding a Human in the Silver Lining DLC - Insomniac Support - last accessed on 2022-11-19
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 I am unable to take a photo of the Empire State Building - Insomniac Support - last accessed on 2022-11-19
  33. Verified by User:Jigen123 on 2022-09-24