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  • Summary: Possess the never-before-experienced powers of Black-Suited Spider-Man. Unleash incredible agility, amazing durability and awe-inspiring web abilities. But be warned - the rush your intensified powers bring could overwhelm you. More freedom than ever. More city than ever. For the first time, enjoy unprecedented freedom—choosing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There's no checklist to complete in order to progress. You set your own next goal, roaming anywhere you want - including subterranean areas such as subways, sewers and villains' lairs - in the most massive, detailed New York City ever seen in a Spider-Man game. Experience an all-new combat system, two exciting ways. Redesigned from the ground up, a unique combat system empowers both Spider-Man and Black-Suited Spider-Man to perform suit-specific powers and abilities. State of the art animations, combos and finishers make punch, kick and web attacks more super-heroic than ever. Battle 10 of Spider-Man’s most infamous enemies from the movie and Marvel universe, including Sandman and Venom. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Spider-Man 3 doesn’t reinvent the Spider-Man games or action games in general. But it’s hard to beat the feeling of swinging across Times Square, free diving down, and then saving yourself at the last minute.
  2. I enjoyed swinging through Spider-man 3 even though I felt that game tasks were becoming more and more repetitive as I progressed.
  3. 70
    If you're up to it, this is certainly the best Spider-Man game that's graced a PC yet, even if it's also one of the toughest.
  4. By now, Spider-Man should be swinging for the fences when it comes to his own video games -- no other game character can even move like Spidey. None. But instead, he's leaps and bounds behind less superheroic fare, and he's fending off too many inner demons which, in this case, are castrated frame rates and multiple bugs choking up his web sights.
  5. If you cannot resist the temptation to web-swing through NYC, don't forget to bring a few tranquilizers to numb the inevitable pain from dealing with terrible frame rates, crappy camera and not exactly consistent single-player mission design.
  6. The game has plenty of problems and if you have a gamepad controller that is the preferred control device, as the keyboard and mouse just don’t cut it.
  7. When you consider that the game is far too ugly to be shown on an unforgiving monitor - cel-shaded Ultimate Spider-Man looked infinitely better - and that it asks for an unjustifiable 6GB of HD space, and that we couldn't get more than 30 frames-a-second out of a fairly hot PC... Well, it doesn't seem like the best way to spend £30. Our advice would be to avoid the PC version of Spider-Man 3 like a spunk-filled bowler hat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. DavidM.
    May 29, 2007
    10
    Spider-Man 3 is a brilliant PC game, but the consoles are FAR better
  2. Aug 5, 2011
    10
    Unbelievable game. Can't believe it has such a low score. Deserves a 10 for sure!. Amazing graphics and gameplay is FUN FUN FUN. I don't know what RayF was crying about, I have a mediocre gaming rig, and I run at 60fps all the time (vsync enabled). Even better if played with an xbox 360 controller. I created this account just to review this game! Expand
  3. TomK.
    May 31, 2007
    7
    Great step forward from the first and second PC spider-man games (that based on movies).
  4. RobbieJ.
    Jul 5, 2007
    7
    Surprisingly a lot of fun! You get to swing around a very realistic Manhattan. Missions are selected from an overview map. When you've decided where you want to go, on your way there you'll get the chance to fight crime every once in a while. The missions are varied from fighting a helicopter to just fighting some bad guys. There is a lot of variety in the main missions as well as well with several open to you at one time. Get stuck on one and you'll have no problem finding another one to try instead. There are a lot of checkpoints too, so you'll rarely find yourself in a situation where you fight for a long time, lose in the second part of the battle and have to fight through all over again from the very beginning. Overall, very enjoyable. The game isn't without it's problems though. Some missions can be annoying, not letting you do them the way you'd like to. Others can be a little slow. But my biggest gripe with the game is it's framerate. Even on the SuperComputer Playstation 3 it doesn't run perfectly. The graphics are great, but there's no sense in rendering every single inanimate object in the room with dynamic shadowing, physics, and shading. This leaves the most simple of rooms like the Daily Bugle office chugging along slowly. But overall, a lot of fun to play if you like Spider-Man. There are a ton of swinging animations that will keep you entertained for HOURS!! Expand
  5. RayF.
    Jun 8, 2007
    4
    Terrible frame rates, even on highend systems. Bad PC port.