Digital Versions of The Amazing Spider-Man 1, 2 Removed on Consoles, PC

As digital gaming stores start to show their age, a newfound tradition for the beginning of each new year has been determining which games have had their licenses expire and, as a result, are no longer available to purchase. The latest culprit? Activision’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel.

The video game versions of the 2012 and 2014 films, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 are now, with one strange exception, no longer available for purchase on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or the Wii U e-Shop, despite the games originally releasing on each of those platforms. Gamers looking to get their web-slinging fix on current-gen consoles will now have to track down a physical copy, or wait for Insomniac’s upcoming PS4-exclusive take on the friendly neighborhood superhero.

The Amazing Spider-Man originally released on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U, with digital copies still being available on the Steam store. Its sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, released on those four platforms as well as PS4 and Xbox One, with the only digital versions remaining also being on the Steam Store and, oddly enough, as an Xbox 360 purchase on the Xbox Store, although the game is not currently backwards compatible on Xbox One. For more on both of these titles, check out Hardcore Gamer’s reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which both receive ample praise for being better than the average movie-based video game.

Update: A few hours after the posting of this article, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 were both removed from Steam, and the Xbox 360 version of 2 was removed from the Xbox Store, eliminating the final digital versions of both of those games.

  • bigevilworldwide1 .

    And in will come the mental midgets to cry about hurrrrr this is why you don’t buy digital, completely ignoring that it just stops future purchases and anyone who already owned them digitally still has access to them……Bet at least 1 person brings up P.T. ignoring completely that it was a free demo so when the game was no longer developed they could because it was a free demo remove it and access to it…..

    • MAULxx

      Good thing you can still get them physical.

      • DarthDiggler

        I am sure there is a line around the block for them. LOL

        • MAULxx

          You’re right but the fact remains. They are available physical & now not available digital which was the point I was making after reading bigevilworldwide1’s comment.

          • Gungoose86

            If I buy a physical disc brand new will it validate by Steam?

        • MAULxx

          No line, just those who do want to play them.

  • JaredLorz

    This article is so ridiculous. Guess what, they also aren’t printing new copies either. Find me a gamer who purchased this digitally and can’t access it. Oh wait, you can’t because your story is sensationalist crap? Setting a distribution time frame is far different than removing purchased content. Your article is clearly misleading people to believe the latter has taken place.

    • DarthDiggler

      Most gaming articles are over sensationalized garbage.

    • Waterwagon

      I bought asm 1 and can no longer access it even though I paid for it. So there I’m one gamer who can’t play the digital game I paid for.

    • Gungoose86

      Im actually grateful that this article was published, helps me to understand why I cant find this game ANYWHERE except a 3rd world country somewhere…

  • Macto Per Furor

    Honestly, this is at everyones profit, not loss. Those games were absolute garbage.

    • Death_By_Note

      I’ve only got The Amazing Spiderman 2, but that game is amazing. I can’t say the same for the others, because I haven’t played them.

  • Akhil Choudhary

    Hi Spiderman is not starting after installing

  • Gungoose86

    Thanks for publishing this article bud, now I just need to find out whether or not the game will run if I can get a copy of the physical disc from the UK or France, I have a feeling it wont… =(