Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. 45
    After three hours (if you can make it that far) of crappy controls, mediocre visuals, and boring and generally unimaginative gameplay, you'll actually be glad to have finished the game so you can return it or burn it and move on with your life.
  2. Why didn't the PC get the GOOD version of Spider-Man 2? Who decided to make an entirely different and decidedly mediocre version of the game specifically for Windows users?
  3. If you locate the right audience for this one, no doubt they'll enjoy it. Just make sure you never, ever mention the console version or the jig is definitely up. The game is short as most competent gamers will make it through the 6 levels within about 5-6 hours total.
  4. 60
    If you've got a 7-10 year-old who enjoyed the movie, feel free to tack another star on to the score; otherwise, consider yourself warned -- this is not your father's Spider-Man 2.
  5. The PC version is nothing more than formulaic action/adventure that's been dumbed down for kids. It's a waste of everyone's time...A colossal disappointment. [Oct 2004, p.92]
  6. It's terrible...This is just the sort of game that gives movie license titles a bad name. [Nov 2004, p.87]
  7. The second thing you need to know? It’s appalling.
  8. What we have here is a Spidey-themed action title aimed squarely at the younger PC gamer - think bright colours, no real-life guns (the bad guys tote silly sci-fi bubble-pistol thingummies instead) and gameplay so easy you can sail through it in a single afternoon. Gritty it ain't.
  9. This game can be completed, from start to finish in two hours. I am not joking. What's more is there's no incentive to go back and replay anything in this game. All in all, the PC version of this magnificent film, with an equally magnificent console game does not measure up to either side of its namesake.
  10. This game just feels like an insult. Or maybe a practical joke. [Nov 2004, p.80]
  11. A dull 3D Action game in the strictest sense and besides the wall climbing or web swinging that your character can do, it doesn't bring anything new to the genre
  12. The problem with Spiderman 2 is its lack of depth.
  13. The game sucks in every sense of the word. Sure, Bruce Campbell narrates the tutorial but that is the sole tiny nugget of goodness buried in this huge pile of wasted game.
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 37
  2. Negative: 32 out of 37
  1. Dec 18, 2013
    0
    This.Is.A Waste.Of.Time!After you see how HORRIBLE is the gameplay,how BORING is the game,how SHORT is the game,without free roam,you will uninstall the game from the computer and play the game on the console.If you want to finish the game,it will take 2 or 3 hours.After completing the game,you will laugh,burn your computer and make some random things. Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2013
    1
    My god this is awful. I remember i was playing this just because i didn't have anything to play! Only thing that keeps it from absolute 0 for me is a Mysterio part, but only because i like idea of this, you know, wrecked apart city that floats in the sky. Other than that, it's one of the worst games ever made. Full Review »
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    7
    The game is nowhere near as good as the other versions, but I don't think it is that bad. It is disappointing that it does not have the open world features of the console versions, and the controls are NOT preferable, but it held my attention long enough to play it multiple times. While many did not (just look at nearly all of the other reader reviews) I enjoyed this game. Full Review »