Spider-Man: Web of Shadows DS

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. Web of Shadows is a passable, but sincere, form of flattery to the king of the genre.
  2. It’s polished and fun for the four or five hours it lasts. Hopefully Griptonite takes this solid foundation and really expands on it in a future Spider-Man title.
  3. Web of Shadows takes Spider-Man into new territory with an enjoyable action adventure romp that's over too soon.
  4. 60
    If you're looking for a quick and fun Spider-Man adventure, Web of Shadows will entertain you. If you want something a little deeper with more bang for its buck, however, you might want to seek out something else.

Awards & Rankings

31
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#52 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 1, 2017
    7
    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is a good game, considering that it seemed destined for mediocrity. However, it turns out to be a great game. TheSpider-Man: Web of Shadows is a good game, considering that it seemed destined for mediocrity. However, it turns out to be a great game. The graphics are definitely good for the DS. Most of the levels are set with relatively dark colors, which makes a great visual contrast to Spider-Man's blue and red, and makes him clearly stand out wherever he is. It's main fault is the tedious gameplay itself. The game itself is not difficult or long; merely tedious. Combined with several levels that look relatively similar, going back and forth through these levels can feel like a chore. In the end, though, Web of Shadows turns out to be a great superhero game on the DS, and just a good game even compared to others like it. I wouldn't play it more than needed, though. Full Review »
  2. jeonglee
    Aug 16, 2009
    5
    Good:
    -Tight control
    -smooth character movements -Stealing from Metroid Bad: -Tedious battles, even with new moves -enemies lack
    Good:
    -Tight control
    -smooth character movements
    -Stealing from Metroid

    Bad:
    -Tedious battles, even with new moves
    -enemies lack distinctiveness, which makes the battles more tedious
    -constantly regenerating enemies
    (while your attack power stays the same, enemies grow stronger with more hit points. So battles last much longer. Tapping button endlessly makes the experience tiresome)
    -Hard to distinguish entrance/path
    -Environments look too samey (lack of variety in color and mood)
    -Same music repeats over and over (music changes only when you encounter enemies/bosses but even that gets old quickly)
    -overall experience=tiring

    Nice effort but no cigar. Reviewers giving 90 are too generous or they are well-paid.
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  3. AleksTodorovic
    Nov 24, 2008
    10
    I am definitely baffled as to how this game has been placed lower than other spider-man titles.
    Having played every spider-man title on the
    I am definitely baffled as to how this game has been placed lower than other spider-man titles.
    Having played every spider-man title on the DS, i can confidently state that this is by far the best of them all.
    True, the game itself is a basic 2d side scroller (which is what works for this kinda game, tho some want that 3d malarkey), but the graphics are stunning for a hand held.
    As well, the controls are solid, and loose enough to create some customizable combos to deliver web fueled ass kicking.
    The games story is decent, although not winning any prizes. However, it is a bit short, but hey, its best to keep these kinds of games quick and simple.
    All in all a great time and something you can get friends addicted to.
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