Ultimate Spider-Man GameCube

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: Based on the comic book of the same name, Ultimate Spider-Man lets you play as either the hero Spider-Man or his arch-nemesis, Venom. Use the unique combat techniques of either Spider-Man or Venom to battle a host of Spider-Man characters. Artistic contributions by the creators of theBased on the comic book of the same name, Ultimate Spider-Man lets you play as either the hero Spider-Man or his arch-nemesis, Venom. Use the unique combat techniques of either Spider-Man or Venom to battle a host of Spider-Man characters. Artistic contributions by the creators of the series make for an authentic Spider-Man experience. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 95
    A vibrant, eye-popping superhero disc that has more style, wit and compelling gameplay in its first 10 minutes than most games have in their entirety.
  2. The true letdown, though, is that the master villains can still be supremely frustrating to defeat, requiring several replays and exhaustive bouts of highly patterned attacks.
  3. Ultimate Spider-Man did a lot to improve on its predecessors, but it still isn't as deep as it could've been. The story was good if incredibly brief, and Venom injects some replay value, but it feels like the last pages of this book are mere pencil sketches, much less inked and colored.
  4. 80
    The biggest drawback of this game is the inclusion of Venom as a playable character. He draaaags. He can't web swing (but he can cover vast distances with his leaps), he relies on brute strength rather than finesse, and you must also devour people in order to keep the suit from killing the man inside.
  5. Ultimate is very entertaining, and the addition of Nemesis creates some interesting new situations, but over all there isn't a lot of variety; you fight, you race, you ramble around the city, and then you do it all again.
  6. Ultimate Spider-Man is best enjoyed when viewed as a separate path for the franchise, one whose bright graphics and teenybopper storyline add a refreshing parallel to the realist movie versions.
  7. The new style is breathtaking, although the heavily tweaked gameplay will leave most Spider-fans hanging and the horrible pace will make them want to cut the thread.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 24, 2017
    10
    This game is amazing, and was easily one of my favorite games from my childhood. The novel style graphics are fantastic and make you feel asThis game is amazing, and was easily one of my favorite games from my childhood. The novel style graphics are fantastic and make you feel as though you are playing a comic book, which is awesome for me. I have also played Web of Shadows and Shattered Dimensions (Which are also amazing), but this game has a special place in my heart. Expand
  2. FiratA.
    Sep 29, 2005
    9
    As a real fan of ultimate spidey i had 8 times more fun than anyone could!!!!! that would go for every single fan of ultimate spidey. cuzAs a real fan of ultimate spidey i had 8 times more fun than anyone could!!!!! that would go for every single fan of ultimate spidey. cuz there are a lot of details in the game that only real fans would compeletly understand. especially the story itself :D if you are not a fan. story is still quite entertaining.but the characters will look a little weird for you spidey himself is only 15 years old. and that can be understood with every single action he does. finally we have a spidey game that spidey really talks like spidey. ultimate spider-man never gets serious he always keeps talking and making lame jokes then feels bad about that awful joke an makes another one!!!!!!! but i can assure you that everything except of spider-man takes everything quite seriously.every single boss is hard to fight and every building is tall enough to climb except the ones in queens which is another fun place to be at to summarize ultimate spider-man is the ultimate game for all spidey fans. and it gives you the chance to have fun with venom who simply destroys and eats everything he can see!!!! tired of being a hero be the villain as well that s fun. Expand
  3. DraekeL.
    Oct 3, 2005
    9
    The Web swinging was a great experience, and the combat was alright. The most that i liked about the game was the fact that that the world The Web swinging was a great experience, and the combat was alright. The most that i liked about the game was the fact that that the world was colorful, and you didn't see the same building twice, unless it was like your house or somthing... The story missions were a bit boring, but everything else was awsome. Gret job Treyarch! =) Expand
  4. May 31, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is one of my favorite Spider-Man games of all time. The gameplay is very similar to Spider-Man 2 (which is a game I love dearly) and you get to play as Venom, who is my favorite Spidey villain ever. I love feeding on people and destroying cars as Venom and I really like unlocking cool costumes (although I never unlocked the black suit for Spider-Man). The boss battles are great. You get to fight Venom four times and you also get to fight Electro and Carnage. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2013
    9
    The storyline is super short, a little lame, but gameplay is solid. Webslinging could probably not have been any better. I didn't enjoy theThe storyline is super short, a little lame, but gameplay is solid. Webslinging could probably not have been any better. I didn't enjoy the game for the story/missions though. The races, slinging through the cities, hitting all the marks, I never beat even one insane race, they were well.. insane! Awesome game, have now owned it 3 seperate times. Collapse
  6. MikeG.
    Nov 26, 2005
    6
    Fun while the main game lasted, which for me was only about four hours :(
  7. JoshH.
    Oct 3, 2005
    3
    I liked the other spidey games. You know, the one where you didn't spend half the time (three hours) chasing the villians.

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#18 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
#18 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2005