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  • Summary: The city is at risk, and only you can save it from the evil clutches of an old enemy--the powerful Electro. He has a mysterious new device that makes his million volts of destruction even deadlier. But now Spider-Man has Insulated Armor, which makes him impervious to electricity, in addition to new powers such as Ice and Taser-Webbing. With your new bag of tricks, you can stop Electro, Sandman, and other villains' nefarious schemes to bring the city to its knees. Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 41
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  1. 100
    I honestly can't fathom going back to driving a car in the next installment of "Grand Theft Auto" – the world is just so much cooler when you can explore the whole city, meaning everything up in the air as well. Manhattan becomes a giant jungle gym for Spider-Man to play in, and it is a blast.
  2. 90
    Between the massive boss encounters and hours of swinging around Manhattan, you're in for at least a week of play.
  3. It's very possible to spend a good deal of time swinging around the city, responding to citizens in need, stopping random crimes, attempting some of the 150 challenges and collecting some of the nearly 400 tokens of various kinds scattered throughout the city.
  4. Even though the game does not support multi-player, and takes 10 hours to complete, you can still find a great deal of replayabillity in locating the hundreds of hidden items throughout the map.
  5. Without doubt extremely enjoyable for fans, simply because controlling Spider-Man has never been executed so well. There are problems with the main game, there's problems with its presentation; however we still find ourselves loading up the game just to swing around New York again.
  6. There are a lot of things I hate about the Spider-Man 2 game. The movie-based missions are horrible, the graphical quality is wildly inconsistent, and the game is infested with bugs and glitches. Yet the game's primary strengths are enough to make it enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings.
  7. While Spider-Man 2 is quite entertaining during its major challenges, it grinds to a halt when you are forced to wander around saving random people.

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Score distribution:
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  1. DalP.
    Jan 5, 2005
    10
    You get to play Spider-Man - forget the missions, while just get in the way in my opinion - the real fun is just being able to swing around town, from one end of the city to another. A blast for any fans of the web-swinger. Expand
  2. DWP
    Nov 12, 2004
    10
    This game offers the full spider-man experience.
  3. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    Spider-man 2 is the best movie based game I ever played. Gameplay: You get to play Spider-Man and explore New York City by web swing. You can also fight crime, help citizens, deliver pizzas etc. as you travel around the city. Story: They also have a story mode divided into 17 chapters. The story mode is awesome filled with action. Graphics: There are 3 levels of graphic scenes from the game. - Graphical Story Scene: Uncommon scenes in story mode. The scenes are the most graphical scenes in the game. The graphics are so graphical like its from the scene from the movie Spider-Man 2. - Regular Story Scene: Also scenes from story mode. Unlike the Graphical Story Scene, the Regular Story Scene is less graphical. Graphics from the gameplay, but with moving mouths, slow camera movement, body language, and body movement. - Gameplay Scene: Gameplay and story scenes during gameplay. Least graphical in the game. Unlike Regular Story Scene, the mouths don't move, some fast camera movement, some body language, and some body movement. Design: The designs are great, with Spiderman web swinging on the buildings, use special attacks to defeat enemies easier, and Spider Reflexes with slowing down effects. Gameplay: 9.5 Story: 9.5 Graphics: 7.5 Design: 9 Overall: 9.0 Expand
  4. May 31, 2013
    9
    This game is a classic. Exploring the city is very fun and the web swinging is great. Mysterio scared the hell out of me when I was kid and the Doc Ock boss battles were very cool. All Spidey fans should play this game. Expand
  5. moloko
    Mar 15, 2006
    7
    A worthwhile purchase for the now reduced price. Bruce Campbell is somewhat humorous as he gives you advice and hints throughout, but the funniest parts to me are the awful story cutscenes and dialogue with citizens, though I doubt this was actually intentional. Like many other games, dialogue has that familiar unrealistic flow (awkward pauses when one character finishes speaking), and everyone other than the main characters who you interact with are overly angular, extremely low-poly, and worstly, their mouths don't move when they are speaking. Sorta like a throwback to 32/64-bit games. This really does detract quite a bit from the game. Freely swinging around the city and climbing buildings is cool though. If it weren't for this, I think the old Spiderman game (PSX, Dreamcast, N64 and PC) would have been the better game. The GC controller is also an issue, as the analog trigger buttons have way too much travel before they 'click' given what they are assigned to in this game. They're implemented very well in some other games, but here they really needed to be digital. This of course isn't the developer's fault, they didn't design it. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2014
    7
    Unlike the first game, he has an open map, that makes it more interesting, open the map you can explore to find alternative missions, which may range from assaults to car thefts, but what I do not like this game, is that I I think the fight it simple and basic, comes to be the boring times, but in the end, is a good game. Expand