Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Although there is a lack of extras, earning them is worth it, as it's a must to try the Green Goblin throughout the game (he has his own arsenal of moves).
  2. Fans of the previous Spider-Man games will be glad to know that the gameplay mechanics of this title have been tweaked and refined almost the point of perfection.
  3. 80
    Ultimately, if you've got the choice, it makes more sense to go with the Xbox version.
  4. The ability to zoom out to get a better view of Spidey's surroundings would've been a huge boon to gameplay, especially during stealth missions and melee combat. [July 2002, p.72]
  5. Great fighting engine, good graphics, great “hey, I’m Spider-man!” feel, great level design, well-detailed city, and a really bad camera.
  6. 78
    Although Spider-Man contains no multiplayer options, the game is filled with extras.
  7. Spider-man's gravity-defying stunts really exasperate the engine's inability to consistently provide an optimal view for gameplay. This is quite a shame because Spider-man is a wonderful looking game.
  8. Many of your frustrations with Spider-Man: The Movie will be directly linked to the game's camera, which sometimes seems to take on a life of its own regardless of which camera mode you choose.
  9. An improvement on nearly every level.
  10. It gives you one of those feelings that make you play like crazy until you finish the whole thing.
  11. A faithful adaptation of the video game versions, shining in several places while dragging along in others.
  12. It doesn't seem quite as good as the first Spider-Man game from Activision. [August 2002, p.74]
  13. It’s just a shame that one of your biggest opponents is the game interface itself.
  14. It's worth it, but only if you have the patience to deal with a control interface that could drive you batty.
  15. 60
    Spiderman is meant to be a console game. It works on the PC, but would just feel better on a console system. I also encountered a few bugs and an occasional crash on the PC.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AnonymousMC
    Jan 7, 2007
    movies black screen went to start the game and trenings not work so how do i do notfiht bad about grafikcard lik "6200 256mb" but the movies dot start only fig that start is "black" went the movie to play how do ido!!!!!! and had grafikcard nothing to do whit 3d accelerator!!!???? Full Review »
  2. Jason
    Jul 1, 2004
    This game is fun! Try to find the bonuses and secretes makes this game replayable. Getting and playing as Goblin is fun.
  3. TonyC.
    Dec 26, 2002
    This game was exellent. It was action packed and it never ceased to amaze me. The graphics were mine-blowing. This game, in my opinion couldn't be better!!!!! Full Review »