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  • Summary: Play both sides as Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of super hero Spider-Man AND super villain Venom. Penned and illustrated by famed comic book creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, the game picks up right where the story left off. Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology that literally brings the comic to life in every action-packed frame. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. This is definitely the ultimate superhero experience on the DS, making the most of the dual screen for presentation and gameplay and a valiant attempt at touch screen control.
  2. It ended just in time - the end of the game comes down to, more than anything, one big boss battle after another - and left us with a true feeling of accomplishment.
  3. The game is varied enough and contains enough special moves to give you a few runs though without feeling like complete repetition.
  4. 80
    Absolutely fantastic storytelling using animated dual-screen comic panels with extensive voice over. It's the driving force of the entire production.
  5. There are some flaws in the game, but its distinctive visual style and upgraded gameplay give it a slight edge over the web-slinger's earlier DS outing.
  6. A fantastic representation of the comic book. The story is compelling, if short, and the gameplay is fun for the most part.
  7. A solid game that gets bogged down far too often to be considered great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 22, 2005
    10
    Great graphics! Venom play is fun!
  2. Adam
    Nov 10, 2005
    9
    Story was a little short and did not follow the ultimate storyline, but everything else was an A.
  3. Joeking
    Apr 19, 2007
    9
    This is an excellent game. Good use of the stylus with Venom. The stylus use otherwise seems like a bit of an afterthought (oh, let's throw in a quick stylus stroke here!) Difficult boss battles make the relatively short storyline still take some time. Were it a bit longer, it would earn a 10. Expand
  4. TonyG.
    Dec 3, 2005
    8
    exellent game. like the 2d/3d style. more games in this caliber should be in the works more than 3d titles for this sytem. this is a hard core 2d gamers machine. long live 2d!! imagine a castlevania game in this style, or even in the style of contra shattered soldiers for the ps2!?!? that would be a castlevania fan dream come true! and mine! Expand