Ultimate Spider-Man DS

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. It's not a long game and the mutliplayer aspects won't elongate your enjoyment of the title by any stretch. At the end of the day it's just more Spider-Man and maybe that's enough for you.
  2. A fantastic representation of the comic book. The story is compelling, if short, and the gameplay is fun for the most part.
  3. It’s a huge improvement over its DS predecessor, treating gamers to a new and darker storyline. Not only does it have the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man doing what he does best, but it also lets you step into the claws of one of the hero’s most amazing and deadly enemies.
  4. 70
    The cell shaded look is effective, and all the environments feel vibrant.
  5. Nintendo Power
    65
    A noble experiment that fails to achieve its full potential. [Dec 2005, p.121]
  6. A solid game that gets bogged down far too often to be considered great.

Awards & Rankings

17
42
#42 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
31
#31 Most Shared DS Game of 2005
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 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! Full Review »
  3. Adam
    Nov 10, 2005
    9
    Story was a little short and did not follow the ultimate storyline, but everything else was an A.