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  • Summary: New York City has been invaded and only Spider-Man can save it. The fate of New York is in your hands...Take Control. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows gives you an unprecedented level of gameplay choice, including, for the first time, control over the game's direction and outcome. Choose how Spider-Man fights, which powers to upgrade, who in the Marvel universe to fight with or against, and the fate of New York City itself. Choose wisely. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Web of Shadows is an improvement over previous Spider-Man titles, but still lacks the punch we expect from such a popular movie-based intellectual property. A poorly told story coupled with mediocre and often repetitive action sequences have thwarted this titles chances of blockbuster glory this Christmas.
  2. Only go buy this game if you are a die-hard Spiderman fan, or have an unhealthy obsession with bad voice acting.
  3. Don’t get me wrong, Web of Shadows is unquestionably better than Spider-Man 3 was. But again Treyarch fails at porting the game from consoles to PC.
  4. 53
    Web of Shadows has its moments of fun, but they're lost in a sea of gaffes that True Believers are likely to revile.
  5. A handful of fresh ideas is drowned out by dull level design and omnipresent stereotype. Smooth moves, destructible environments, plenty of combos... but tedious quests, shortage of other superheroes (and supervillains). Wasted potential indeed. [Issue#173]
  6. Despite the weird controls, console nature and repetitive play, WOS almost becomes fun (in a kind of ridiculous way) once you get into the groove. Possibly better when drunk. [January 2009, p.60]
  7. Web of Shadows aims for a sandbox GTA-style open environment, but has neither the verve, nor the technical ability to pull it off. [Jan 2009, p.101]

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  1. Jul 7, 2014
    Poorly optimized and a CTD simulator when I got to the sniper level. Devs give an open world the size of a city with naff all to do it. The missions are so scripted or timed no room for any innovation. Forget this BS game I going back to Spiderman 3 it was way better than this crap and was at least more stable. Expand

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