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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 37 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60

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  1. WhatDoYouCare
    Jul 1, 2009
    7
    A pretty open world, an AMAZING range of attacks, on the fly switch from Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man to Murderous Symbiote Black Spider Man, FUN BOSS FIGHTS (hard to come across those three words nowadays) and two paths to play (Red is good/acrobatic or Black, which is evil/powerful), each with its own missions: all of these make the game the best Spider Man/metahuman sandboxA pretty open world, an AMAZING range of attacks, on the fly switch from Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man to Murderous Symbiote Black Spider Man, FUN BOSS FIGHTS (hard to come across those three words nowadays) and two paths to play (Red is good/acrobatic or Black, which is evil/powerful), each with its own missions: all of these make the game the best Spider Man/metahuman sandbox game to date. A few shortcomings here and there, like the wonky movement controls (not that noticeable if you play with a gamepad, but still there), some repetitiveness, useless (as in not necessary) helper characters and no more game after the last mission (meaning no more open world) push this game away from star status. And, SURPRISE! it's from Treyarch! Expand
  2. EdYoung
    Feb 11, 2009
    6
    This game is not the best thing i have ever played. The good part of the game doesn't start till your half way through and then you have to do a bunch of repetitive missions. The boss fights were fun but they ruined them with quick time which just forced you to keep on trying until you finally succeeded. I found it interesting that they even quizzed you on obscurer points in the This game is not the best thing i have ever played. The good part of the game doesn't start till your half way through and then you have to do a bunch of repetitive missions. The boss fights were fun but they ruined them with quick time which just forced you to keep on trying until you finally succeeded. I found it interesting that they even quizzed you on obscurer points in the series that i mostly guessed on. Collapse
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. 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.
  2. 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.
  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.