How to interact with citizens in Spider-Man 2

Spider-Men Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Insomniac's Spider-Man 2
Credit: Insomniac Games

Spider-Man 2 has finally arrived, web-swinging its way into becoming a strong Game of the Year contender. The fantasy of becoming New York's finest superhero couldn't be complete without getting a high-five from the people that inhabit it, so we'll teach you how to interact with Spider-Man 2 citizens.

Interacting with citizens in Spider-Man 2 is nothing new for the franchise, with that feature being present in both 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man and 2020's Miles Morales Spider-Man. Still, if you're new to the series, you might be interested in reassuring the fine people of New York that Spidey is out there looking for them!

This guide is just a snippet of what we have to offer in our dedicated Spider-Man 2 hub! We'll give you some combat tips, including how to web enemies to walls and disarm them, along with some general gameplay tips like how to change the time of day and how to switch between Peter and Miles!

Miles Morales in Spider-Man 2 doing a high-five with a citizen
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Credit: Insomniac Games
A neat high-five!

How to interact with citizens in Spider-Man 2

Interacting with citizens in Spider-Man 2 is super easy. Just like previous titles, you'll need to walk around a populated area filled with NPCs. Eventually, one will approach you, whether you're controlling Peter or Miles, when this happens, you'll see a prompt above their heads, you then need to press the Triangle button to interact with them.

It's that easy! The interactions can vary depending on the NPC. Some will want to take a photo with you, others will simply high-five you. Regardless, it's fun seeing our main protagonists interact with random citizens, especially in the plethora of different suits you can wear!

As you can see, interacting with citizens in Spider-Man 2 isn't exactly rocket science. While the interactions can be neat to witness, there's no big easter egg or trophy waiting for you if you do decide to become a man of the people, or rather, a Spidey of the people.

In any case, that's about it! We have plenty of more Spider-Man 2 content for you to enjoy while you swing and web-glide about Manhattan, Brooklynn, and Queens. Check out how to photograph landmarks, how to perform tricks, where to find Aunt May's grave, and how long it will take you to beat Spider-Man 2!

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Spider-Man 2 page.