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24. Spider-Man (PS4) 4.62 mile²

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Slinging around the open world of New York is oh so addictive thanks to the superb traversal mechanics in Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man title.

They make you feel like a real superhero, and we’ve found ourselves boosting around Manhattan’s open world for hours kept amused by the sheer joy of movement.

And Manhattan itself doesn’t look too shabby, either –it’s a really stunning open world rendition of the city. So we just had to go and measure it.

We’ve got a full post that explains the ins and outs of our process, but in brief:

Spider-Man’s open world version of Manhattan is missing a large chunk of the metropolis’ northern extremity, so we first used an online area calculator to establish the missing land, which totaled to around 3.86mi². Removed from Manhattan’s true size of 22.81mi² that makes Spider-Man’s map roughly based on an 18.95mi² version of the city.

From there, we worked out how much the open world map was scaled down by measuring large square sections of the map, such as 59th street all the way down to 30th street, as well as Central Park, and then we compared their size to the real thing. The result: Spider-Man’s map is roughly a 1/4 scale of New York’s Manhattan Island, at around 4.6mi².


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Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action