Spider-Man (2018) runs on PC with PS4 Emulator

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You will be happy to know that this AAA Playstation 4 exclusive is fully playable on a PC with a good frame rate and graphics. You can expect a decent performance while running this game at 4k resolution. Although PCSX4 ver. 1.2.4 fixes most of the graphical lags encountered while playing at high resolutions, there are some audio syncing issues that may occur on Maxwell & Polaris-based GPUs due to the I/O speed mismatch. This issue will be fixed in the next revision of PCSX4.


The game runs beautifully if your PC has enough resources to feed this game. Despite the fact that the PlayStation 4 was marketed as a 4K system, it lacked the graphical horsepower to deliver a native 4K experience. Dynamic resolution scaling is used in Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4. Dips in resolution are barely perceptible because to the game's strong temporal antialiasing and filmic post-processing. When compared to the PCSX4 native 4K output, the PlayStation 4 Pro image is much softer, particularly as the action heats up and the resolution drops to maintain performance.


On our test bench, we ran this game at 4k resolution with maxed-out settings, and it did not disappoint us. Playing Spiderman at 4K does require a beefy GPU, but you can still enjoy this game at lower resolutions, even with your old GPU.



At 1440p graphics still look incredible if you are running it on a 4k display. You need a minimum of a GTX 1070 to run this game at 60FPS in 1440p resolution.


No need to worry if you are in the 1080p squad. This game renders more than 3 Gigabytes of textures, so a minimum of a 4GB graphics card is required. Even a budget GPU like the GTX 1060 can run this game at 60FPS at 1080p, which is impressive. The game will still be playable on legacy series GPUs such as GTX 9xx and GTX 7xx.


When we cranked up the graphics to the highest settings, which are more than what the console offers, we got around 40-50 fps. There are some issues with the HUD and subtitles as they tend to jitter sometimes, but the overall gameplay is buttery smooth. We recommend disabling subtitles until we fix this in the next release of PCSX4.

Also check out Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020) - PCSX4 Benchmark on PC