Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Only go buy this game if you are a die-hard Spiderman fan, or have an unhealthy obsession with bad voice acting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It’s true, the web-slinging is fun, and swinging between rooftops never gets old. However, the game is dragged down by mindless combat that grinds on and on and on.
  6. Play (Poland)
    60
    Running, jumping, flying, smashing faces - that's superheroes' job description, right? But they usually have a reason to do it, a reason sorely lacking in this game. Unless it's just the aggression caused by the frustration caused by the general want of sense in life. [Jan 2009]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    50
    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]
  8. PC PowerPlay
    50
    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]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 3, 2016
    10
    There is no doubt that is the best spider man game ever. The graphics are really disappointing, but the story and action made us totallyThere is no doubt that is the best spider man game ever. The graphics are really disappointing, but the story and action made us totally forgot about the bad visual. Full Review »
  2. Oct 12, 2015
    9
    Hmm what to say about this game... cant quite find words, simply amazing. THE best open world Spiderman game as of today 12/10/2015. I dontHmm what to say about this game... cant quite find words, simply amazing. THE best open world Spiderman game as of today 12/10/2015. I dont know later in the future if this game will be topped but as of today it's the best you can get, yes it's better than The Amazing Spiderman 1 or 2 or anything before this game too. The only little detail about this game is that it doesn't have contoller support I have no idea why since all the other console ports did... and it lags alot for moments even with a high end system it still lags I have no idea why. Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2015
    3
    Another bad game. Spider Man is a such a bad in games. Only one or two games are good for him. This Spin-Off gives you a boring story, and anAnother bad game. Spider Man is a such a bad in games. Only one or two games are good for him. This Spin-Off gives you a boring story, and an imposibile friendship. Full Review »