Spider-Man: Web of Shadows DS

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
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  1. 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 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.
    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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  2. jeonglee
    Aug 16, 2009
    5
    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
    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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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Web of Shadows takes Spider-Man into new territory with an enjoyable action adventure romp that's over too soon.
  2. 80
    Once again, DS owners prevail. Console owners have to deal with a sloppy 3D experience, but on the handheld we get ourselves a tight and satisfying experience that has nothing to do with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii games of the same name.
  3. Sadly, for as great a game as Web of Shadows is on the DS, it is over far too quickly and leaves you with no immediate reason to revisit anytime soon.