Can you play as Venom in Spider-Man 2?

Sourav Banik
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Venom is one of the main antagonists in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and if you’re wondering whether you can play as the iconic villain at any point in the game, here’s everything you need to know.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was one of the biggest releases of 2023. Not only did it bring along a lot of story content for fans to get immersed in, but it also had new areas, an expanded map, and a bunch of villains to fight.

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Out of all these enemies, Venom is perhaps the most iconic one and is also one of the main antagonists in the game. So, it’s only natural for fans to wonder whether the villain is playable or not. Fortunately, we have the answer to that question.

Note, spoilers for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 to follow.

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Is Venom playable in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?

Yes, you can play as Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. However, there is just one catch. Playing as the antagonist is limited to only a single mission, the time when Harry Osborne becomes the Venom. In this mission, you’ll find a fully-fledged fighting sequence between Venom against Kraven and his army.

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However, you can’t switch to him like you can with Peter and Miles.

The best part of the segment is that it features a proper moveset and not a recycled version of the existing animations of either of the Spideys. So, yes you technically do play as Venom, but it’s not something you really control.

You also get to feel the wrath of Venom in this mission, considering how fierce and gigantic it is!

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Sourav is a Games Writer at Dexerto, specializing in writing tips and guides for a number of games, including Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Palworld, The Finals, XDefiant, and occasionally Tech. He is also passionate about esports, following games such as Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends. He previously wrote for Sportskeeda. Contact Sourav at sourav.banik@dexerto.com