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The Best of Spider-Man PS4's Awesome Photo Mode

Say cheese.

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Photo mode in a video game isn't just a cool feature found in many of today's triple-A games. They're a tool that lets fans create and share interesting creations in the games they enjoy. Insomniac has taken this to heart by giving Spider-Man players some really cool tools in its own photo mode, and fans are sharing their love online.

A standard photo mode lets you capture a still image from your time in a video game, with some edits to the lighting, camera angle, and HUD. Insomniac went a little further by giving players some unique frames, and a neat little selfie mode, which is exactly as it sounds but better in execution.

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One of the best features unique to Spider-Man's photo mode, as opposed to similar modes in God of War or No Man's Sky, is how Spider-Man lets you take your photos and create custom "The Amazing Spider-Man" comic book covers with them.

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Then there's also the fact that Spider-Man has a stellar cover star. Spider-Man is a perfect model for taking advantage of Insomniac's gorgeous photo mode and tools. Spider-Man's acrobatics and gravity defying skillset is perfect for taking the most ambitious photos. He also poses for his selfies like a good social media star, unlike some others I can think of (I'm looking at you Kratos).

Combined with Insomniac's detailing and graphics and there are entire photosets from Spider-Man PS4 that look straight out of the most recent Marvel movies.

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Sometimes photo modes can be used to take hilarious photos out-of-context, and Spider-Man also has those moments. However, for the most part Spider-Man's photographical greatness is a combination of the toolset, star, and setting. Here's to you, Insomniac.

For more of our Spider-Man PS4 coverage check out our Spider-Man review. To help with your game you can also check out our Spider-Man PS4 guide for easter eggs, token tips, and more.

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Matt Kim

News Editor, USgamer

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.