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
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  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. The comic book quality graphics and spot on story telling are the icing on an already fun to play, easy to control game.
  3. 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.
  4. The game boasts fun 2D gameplay mixed with an impressive 3D presentation. The story and storytelling are awesome, perhaps the best on the Nintendo DS.
  5. The game is varied enough and contains enough special moves to give you a few runs though without feeling like complete repetition.
  6. The action-packed gameplay is extremely well done, and the overall polish of the whole experience might be found in the console version of the game.
  7. The touchscreen sequences for Venom are well done and use that feature of the DS to the gamer’s advantage. But the Spidey sequences under-use the touch screen, and the sound can be a little tinny at times, when heard through the DS speaker.
  8. Follows the plot to the letter and serves up its own unique style of gameplay, but the controls need some polish. Like the console releases it has a short lifespan and little to no replay value afterwards, but it’s still plenty of hectic fun while it lasts.
  9. 80
    Absolutely fantastic storytelling using animated dual-screen comic panels with extensive voice over. It's the driving force of the entire production.
  10. 80
    It's just a marvelous and beautifully constructed adventure game.
  11. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#23 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.