Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4: Best suit powers

Nearly every Spider-Man suit comes with its own unique power that offers an offensive or defensive enhancement. Insomniac, being the fun-loving developer that they are, ensured that players could have the best of both worlds by not locking these powers to specific suits. Meaning if you want to use the Spider-Bro power that unlocks with the Stark Suit while wearing the Vintage Comic Book Suit, you can do that.

Here are the best powers that you can equip.

Bullet Proof

Unlocked with the Spider Armor MK-II

Magnetically polarized armor plating makes suit temporarily bullet-proof against all enemies, even snipers.

Spider-Man's enemies have a whole arsenal of weapons at their disposal, whether they're common thugs or more threatening supervillains. Thanks to Peter's Spidey-sense, you will be given warning when an enemy has you down their sights as a trajectory line of the bullet will appear on-screen before they shoot, giving you time to dodge. However, when a rain of bullets is coming in from all angles, it's good to just take a moment to breathe and figure out a plan. That's where the Spider Armor MK-II comes in.

With its Bullet Proof power, you won't need to worry about dodging every single attack and can focus on landing one more punch to finish off a fight.

Titanium Alloy Plates

Unlocked with the Spider Armor MK-III

Dynamic semi-liquid smart metal crystallizes to reflects all bullet, except for sniper rounds, back at shooters.

Even better than the Spider Armor MK-II is the MK-III. As you can guess, this one ramps up the bulletproof ability to 11. Not only will you be invulnerable to bullets for a short time, bullets will actually reflect back at their shooters — save for sniper rounds. You can take out your opponents without even lifting a finger.

Defense Shield

Unlocked with the Spider Armor MK-IV

Experimental magnetic weave generates an energy shield that temporarily absorbs all damage.

The last of the Spider Armor line of suits is the MK-IV. In addition to absorbing damage from incoming bullets, it absorbs melee damage, making you temporarily invulnerable to nearly every attack thrown your way. It won't deflect bullets like the MK-III, but it's by far one of the best defensive powers available.


Unlocked with the Stark Suit

Captain America: Civil War gave us our first look at Peter's new Spidey-suit developed by Tony Stark, and we further delved into what it's capable of in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Insomniac's Spider-Man features this as an unlockable costume in the game, and of course, Stark's tech means that we get to see some amazing enhancements.

The Spider-Bro power, unlocked with Stark's suit, is just that: a spider bro. When using this power, a small drone appears in the fight to take some of the heat off of you. It's the perfect method of crowd control if you're feeling overwhelmed. The Spider-Bro won't take out all of the bad guys for you, but it can stun enough of them with taser webs so you can get your bearings again and turn the tide in a fight.

Battle Focus

Unlocked with Advanced Suit

Hybrid biomembrane rapidly generates focus for a short time.

This suit will refill Spider-Man's Focus Meter, allowing you to heal yourself frequently and perform finishers more quickly. Since this is one of the first suits you'll unlock in the game, it's crucial in the early hours as you get a feel for Spider-Man's combat system.


Unlocked with the spoiler suit.

Distributed nano-mesh continuously refills current gadget's shots.

This suit unlocks once you complete the story, and because its name is considered a spoiler, we've removed the name from the image and chosen not to write it in this article.

Resupply will replenish Spider-Man's gadgets as long as the suit power is active, meaning you won't run out of web bombs or other tools anytime soon. We've all been playing games where we find ourselves out of supplies when we desperately need just one more.

Now if you're interested in how to unlock all of these suits and their various powers, we'll have a guide up for that shortly to help you out.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.