With his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and multiple other video games and comic books, Spider-Man has easily become one of the most popular superheroes out there today. The character was created in 1962 and first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15. When the character was first created, he had a red and blue suit with webbing under his arms.
While most versions of Spider-Man change the costume slightly, most are still a variation of the classic red and blue design. That being said, in the last 50 years, comic book artists have given the web-slinger unique suits that look nothing like the original. Many of these suits are worn by Peter Parker, but others are included in storylines that involve a different person with the spider abilities.
When Insomniac Games released their newest Spider-Man game on the PS4, they not only crafted new Spidey suits that fans had never seen before, but they also included unlockable suits for players to collect as they progress through the game. Most of these suits are pulled straight from the pages of comic books, while others were pulled from designs that are present in the MCU.
Even though there are 28 unlockable suits, there are some suits missing from the game that fans would have liked to see. Likewise, there are a few suits that are in the game that fans could do without.
Here are the 13 Costumes We Wish We’d Got In Spider-Man PS4 (And 7 They Should Replace).
20 Wish We’d Gotten: Sam Raimi Suit
The one suit many fans were really looking forward to in the new game was the Spider-Man suit from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. His costume remained pretty much the same throughout the three movies, besides his black suit from Spider-Man 3.
Raimi’s trilogy was incredibly popular with movie-goers and comic book fans, which made Sony a ton of money.
For a time, Spider-Man 3 was Sony’s highest grossing movie before Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came out. For years, Tobey Maguire was the face of Spider-Man and fans would have loved to swing around New York in his costume. The game Spider-Man 2 is also regarded as one of the best Spidey games, so including the suit could have been a cool reference.
19 Wish We’d Gotten: The Black Suit
The Symbiote suit, commonly referred to as the Black Suit or the Alien Costume,, made its comic book debut in Amazing Spider-Man #252. The suit was created after a fan named Randy Schueller submitted the idea to Marvel. His idea was to give Spider-Man a suit created by Reed Richards and The Wasp, but Marvel changed the story so that Peter got the suit from a fabric replicator that actually turned out to be a symbiotic life form.
The suit was adapted for Spider-Man 3, manipulating Parker into a darker superhero. While this appearance of the character wasn’t that well received, the suit in the comic books is one of Spider-Man’s most famous costume changes and would have been awesome to play in the game. The end of Spider-Man seemed to tease the appearance of a symbiote, so hopefully it will show up in Spider-Man 2.
18 Replace: Classic Suit Damaged
It wouldn’t have been right to make a Spider-Man game and not include the classic suit as an additional skin. The classic suit is arguably the best version of the Spider-Man costume and has remained mostly the same since its debut. Thankfully, Insomniac Games decides to include the suit, which was worn by Peter Parker before Otto Octavius developed a new suit for him. You can always go back and equip the classic suit, but the game also offers a battle-worn version of the same suit.
While it’s sort of fun to wear a costume that makes Spider-Man look like he’s gone through a tough fight, the suit doesn’t come with an associated suit power.
The damaged version of the classic suit really could have been replaced to make room for a different Spider-Man, especially since the classic suit is already included.
17 Wish We’d Gotten: Andrew Garfield’s Suit
During Sam Raimi’s time on the Spider-Man franchise, fans were left with an entire trilogy of Spidey adventures. Raimi had even made plans for a fourth film which would have introduced Bruce Campbell as Mysterio and included several more villains. After Spider-Man 3 failed with critics, Sony decided to reboot the franchise with a director and a different actor playing Peter Parker.
Andrew Garfield was chosen to play Peter Parker and don the Spidey suit. The costume looked very different from previous versions of the suit and had an elongated Spider on the front and back of the costume. While the suit wasn’t everybody’s favorite, it would have been a nice addition to the game, especially if Maguire’s suit was included as well.
16 Wish We’d Gotten: Future Foundation Suit
Spider-Man has fought alongside several different superheroes during his crime-fighting career. He has been included in many different teams in the comic books including the Avengers and even the Fantastic Four. The Future Foundation storyline was introduced in 2010 and takes place after Johnny Storm from the Fantastic Four passes away. The team is motivated to create a better future for humanity since Mister Fantastic got discouraged by the way scientists were viewing science and its applications.
Including Spider-Man on the team was one of the Human Torch’s final requests. The entire team gets white and black suits, Spider-Man included.
Giving players the option to play in the black and white suit would have been different than a lot of the other suits and been an awesome addition to the game.
15 Replace: Spider Undies
One of the unlockable suits in Spider-Man actually isn’t even a suit. The Spider Undies costume is simply Peter Parker with his Spider-Man mask and underwear. The costume comes from a joke that takes place after Spider-Man's mission against Scorpion and he comes out of his hallucination wearing only his mask and underwear. The joke was funny, but didn’t really need a spot in the suit list, especially since the suit power isn’t that helpful.
The suit power called “Equalizer” makes enemies go down with only one hit, but Spider-Man will also go down after one hit. This might be helpful for people who are really good at blocking and dodging, but when you also have to complete all of the main and side missions as well as reach 100% completion in all of the districts, it isn't worth it.
14 Wish We’d Gotten: Iron Spider Suit (Comic Accurate)
Fans were thrilled when the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of the Iron Spider suit appeared at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was drastically different than what had appeared in the comic books, but still looked awesome none the less.
While the MCU version of the Iron Spider suit made it into the game with mechanical legs and all, the comic accurate version of the suit was left in the dust.
Concept art for Spider-Man: Homecoming revealed that the filmmakers almost made the suit comic accurate, but it ultimately didn’t happen. Even though swinging around New York in the newest version of the Spider-Man suit is fun and the suit power is incredibly useful, some fans would have liked to see the comic accurate version of the suit as well.
13 Wish We’d Gotten: Superior Spider-Man Suit
Over the years, Spider-Man has been called amazing, spectacular, and even superior. The superior Spider-Man comic series ran from January 2013 to June 2014. Instead of Peter Parker inside the Spidey suit, Otto Octavius wore the suit... kind of. After Parker passed away in Amazing Spider-Man #700, Otto implanted his brain into Peter’s body to prove that he could be a better Spider-Man than Peter ever was.
The suit had a black and red design and was almost used in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Given that concept art with the Superior Spider-Man suit was created for Homecoming, it would have been a nice nod to the people who worked on the film and more importantly, to the people that worked on the comic book.
12 Replace: Wrestler Suit
Another suit that players can unlock in Spider-Man is called the Wrestler suit. This version of the Wrestler suit was based on the Ultimate Spider-Man comic books - Ultimate Spider-Man #3 to be exact. The costume dresses the player in blue sweatpants, a red sweater with the spider logo, and a mask that is mainly blue with red and white eyes.
Even though this would realistically be the most comfortable suit for the web-slinger to wear, it didn’t need to make it into the game.
If a wrestler costume were to be included, it should have been the one from Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie. That being said, the costume does come with a useful suit power called “King of the Ring,” which allows players to throw enemies without having to web them up first.
11 Wish We’d Gotten: Captain Universe Suit
There are some versions of Spider-Man’s suit that truly look nothing like the original design and the Captain Universe costume is one of those suits. Captain Universe himself is a completely different superhero who debuted in Micronauts #8. What’s unique about Captain Universe is that he doesn’t have an alter ego, since it is more of a persona that attaches to different hosts.
Spider-Man was one character who became a form of Captain Universe. The suit looks mainly like Captain Universe’s blue and white suit; however, the bottom part of Spider-Man’s mask is still visible on his face. This could have been a cool suit to take selfies with around New York, and the game developers also probably could have thought of an awesome suit power as well.
10 Wish We’d Gotten: Zombie Spider-Man
Peter Parker (Earth-2149), typically referred to as Zombie Spider-Man, first appeared in Ultimate Fantastic Four #22 in 2005. He later got an origin story in Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #1.
Spider-Man turned into a zombie in an alternate universe after an infected Colonel America - that universe’s version of Captain America - bit him.
Ash Williams believed the source of the outbreak was the Necronomicon and after Spider-Man got infected, he ate Mary Jane and Aunt May. Horror fans presumably loved this darker version of Spider-Man and gamers probably would have too, that is if it would have been included in the game. That being said, people probably wouldn’t want help from Spider-Man if he was a zombie.
9 Replace: Spider Armor MK IV Suit
The majority of the suits in Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man are pulled straight from the pages of comic books and that is exactly what happened with the Spider Armor MK. IV. This armor comes from Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #1. While there is no doubt the costume looks amazing, it looks fairly similar to a lot of the other suits in the game.
The suit power called “Defense Shield,” which creates an energy shield that absorbs damage, can also come in handy, but there are other suits that come with more effective powers. The Spider Armor MK. IV suit definitely isn’t a useless costume, but there are other suits in the Spider-Man universe that could have taken its place.
8 Wish We’d Gotten: The Human Spider Costume
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has made Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man movies seem like a distant memory. The last movie starring Maguire came out in 2007 and, since then, two other actors have taken over the role. That being said, most Spider-Man fans will never forget Sam Raimi’s trilogy. In the first Spider-Man, Peter Parker is trying to buy a new car to impress Mary Jane Watson. In order to do that, he decides to try out wrestling with the help of his new-found powers.
Parker decides to go by the name of The Human Spider, which Bruce Campbell’s character graciously changes to The Amazing Spider-Man.
The scene was an iconic moment in the trilogy and the suit should have made it into the game instead of the Ultimate Spider-Spider-Man version of the Wrestler Suit.
7 Wish We’d Gotten: Bombastic Bag-Man Suit
The Bombastic Bag-Man suit first appeared in the comic books after Peter Parker was finally rid of the alien symbiote in the Baxter Building. In order for Peter to get home undetected, the Human Torch lent him an old Fantastic Four suit. The only problem? The Fantastic Four don’t wear masks, so Peter had to improvise.
He had to wear a paper bag over his head in order to hide his identity, but to make matters even worse, Johnny Storm placed a “kick me” sign on Peter’s back. While the suit was embarrassing for Parker to endure, it would be funny to see in the game and would give J. Jonah Jameson some great commentary for his talk show.
6 Replace: Homemade Suit
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker had a rather simple costume before Tony Stark helped him out. His suit basically looked like pajamas with goggles attached to his head. His new suit was a much-needed upgrade that not only made him look incredible, but gave him many more useful abilities. The Stark suit made its way into the game along with the MCU Iron Spider suit and the Homemade suit.
While the costume doesn’t look completely ridiculous, is anybody really going to wear the Homemade suit with all of the other options?
Plus, the game already has two other MCU suits that have special powers, unlike the Homemade suit. This suit really should be replaced to make room for a different one.
5 Wish We’d Gotten: 1602 Spider-Man
Spider-Man has had adventures in many different cities and in many different time eras. One timeline takes place in the 1600s. With this version of the character, Peter Parquagh takes the place of Spider-Man who is simply called The Spider. In the comics, Peter becomes Sir Nicholas Fury’s assistant and aids him in missions.
Spider-Man still has his classic red and blue colors, only the costume fits in with the clothes of the century and thus stands out a lot from all of his other suits. All of the suits in the game are fairly modern besides the Vintage Spider-Man suit, so having the 1602 suit would have been a neat looking costume to play with.
4 Wish We’d Gotten: Spider-Man 2211
While some Spider-Men in the Spider-Verse are from way back in the past, others are from far in the future. The Spider-Man that appears in the universe Earth-9500 is set in the year 2211. This version of Spider-Man is tasked with ensuring that there are no disruptions in the time field.
The character may have the red and blue color scheme, but everything else looks completely different from his the classic suit.
This version has four mechanized arms attached to his suit, which would have made for a unique ability in the Spider-Man game. Even though the suit isn’t a disguise of Peter Parker, it could have still been put in the game as an unlockable suit.
3 Replace: Spider-Man 2099 White Suit
Spider-Man 2099 is yet another version of Spider-Man that takes place in the future. The character’s alter ego is once again not Peter Parker, but rather Miguel O’Hara. This version of Spider-Man was created in the ‘90s and has one of the most unique costumes for the character.
Even though the Spider-Man 2099 white suit looks truly stunning, it doesn’t really add much to the game. Spider-Man already includes the original 2099 blue and red suit, so having two suits that look this similar seems unnecessary. The suit power, “Concussion Strike,” also isn’t that helpful, which is yet another reason why it should be replaced with a different suit.
2 Wish We’d Gotten: Identity Crisis Suits
The Spider-Man: Identity Crisis storyline took place from May to June 1998. In the comics, Spidey is framed by Norman Osbourne and the Trapster after a man is found with his lungs filled with web-fluid. Peter Parker is no longer able to fight crime dressed as Spider-Man, since everyone wants him arrested.
In order to continue his crime-fighting career, Parker creates two new heroes named the Hornet and Prodigy.
He also creates two villains named Dusk and Ricochet so that he can infiltrate criminal organizations. While adding all four of the suits into Spider-Man would have been a bit much, including both of the hero costumes would have been an awesome shout out to the ‘90s comics.
1 Replace: The ESU Costume
The ESU costume is another suit that is better off as a one-time joke than as an actual skin. Players who photograph all 50 of the secret locations will unlock this suit, but it isn’t anything to write home about. The suit is just Peter Parker in a Spidey mask with an ESU t-shirt and jeans.
Not only does it look super lame compared to all of the other suits, but it also doesn’t come with an associated suit power. Dedicated fans will, of course, want to unlock all of the Spider-Man suits, but this one really isn’t even worth the time and effort and should be replaced by a better suit.
What other suits do you think should replace the current costumes in Spider-Man? Let us know in the comments!