Ultimate Spider-Man review

  • Spider-Man's visual makeover
  • Playing naughty as Venom
  • Familiar locales and villains
  • Formula may be getting stale
  • Less moves than previous games
  • Game lasts about 8 hours

The excellent precision swinging of Spider-Man 2 has been streamlined in favor of a one-button, one-web approach that can make it difficult to truly master Spider-Man's aerial physics and momentum. We can see the attraction of this, but some may find it a little shallow after last year's game where you really felt like you were swooping city-wide.

The all-new look only masks the fact that the Spider-Man gameplay hasn't progressed underneath the shiny new threads. It's still a very enjoyable game, but apart from a few refined elements, it's also an extremely familiar experience.

More Info

Release date: Sep 21 2005 - PS2, GameCube, Xbox, DS, PC (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, GameCube, Xbox, DS, PC
Genre: Action
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Treyarch
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Language, Violence


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