Because Spider-Man 2 is an open-ended game,
I need to give you a few bits of advice before you read
- Unless it is critical, I will not tell you how
to get to a location. If you need to get to Dr. Octavius’
apartment, but are under no time limit, I will not
tell you how to get there, since it’s up to
you. Run, hitch a ride, websling… whatever you
- Most missions require you to earn a certain amount
of Hero Points in order to advance. To do this, look
for citizens who are in distress. If you are swinging
around, look for a green circle to appear on your
map. If you’re near the ground, look for a citizen
with a green icon above their head, a question mark
in a circle. These are citizens who will give you
a mission; these are Hero Missions.
- Sometimes, missions that occur during chapters,
but aren’t a scheduled objective (like meeting
Harry and Mary Jane for dinner), don’t occur
right away. When this happens, I will say something
like “eventually”, and you’ll know.
In this case, keep looking for missions for hero points,
or head toward an objective that’s not important
(like going to the pizza parlor, which you don’t
have to go to right away).
Hero Missions are the best way to earn Hero Points,
outside of completing main objectives. There are six
standard missions, and they are given to you randomly:
- Help a Falling Man
The citizen will tell you that a man is hanging by
his hands on the edge of a building. You have to race
to the man, wrap him up in your web, jump to the ground
and release him by pressing B, thereby rescuing him.
- Help an Injured Person
The citizen will tell you that there is an injured
person nearby, male or female, and they have to be
taken to the hospital. Find the person, grab them
with your web, and make your way to the hospital by
heading toward the marker. Drop them off in the wheelchair.
- Stop an Armored Car Robbery
The citizen will tell you that some thugs are robbing
an armored car. You need to find the armored car before
time expires. Once you get there, the time limit is
gone, and you can beat up the thugs. Sometimes, they
may take off in a car, so you need to follow the car
and get on top of, then pound on it by pressing X.
Eventually, it’ll stop and the thugs will come
out, letting you finish the job.
- Help the Police in a Shootout
The citizen will tell you that the police are having
a shootout with some thugs. You need to find the shootout,
and kill the thugs. Try to avoid the crappy aim from
the cops, too.
- Stop the Carjacking
The citizen will tell you that some thugs are stealing
somebody’s car. You need to find the car, and
get on top of it. While on top, press X to pound on
the car. When the car’s health is gone, the
thugs will get out, and you’ll need to beat
- Save the Boat Passengers
This occurs if you’re near the water, and the
citizen will tell you that some passengers are trapped
on a boat. You need to jump over to the boat, pick
up a passenger with Y, and jump back to land, then
release them by pressing B. Do this for all passengers.
- Help the Police
The citizen will tell you that the police are chasing
somebody. Head to the blip, and jump on the car being
chased. Hit X to damage the car, and then beat up
the thugs when they get out.
- It’s an Ambush!
The citizen is actually bad, and talking to them results
in a group of thugs ready to attack you. Beat the
thugs, and you beat the hero mission.
After you beat a certain point of the game, there is
one more hero mission that is available, but it occurs
much less then the rests. The citizen will tell you
that somebody is under attack by robots or aliens (they
are robots, but some refer to them as aliens), and it’ll
be up to you to destroy the robots before they hurt