Spider-Man 3 PlayStation 2

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
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  1. Spider-Man 3 on PS2 is essentially the Wii version without the motion-sensitive control system. The end result is a game that pales in comparison to and would not be a suitable replacement for the next-generation versions.
  2. Vicarious Visions has taken the Wii version of the game which leveraged the control scheme of the system very well, and then ported it to the aging PS2 version. The result is a surprisingly tighter control scheme, but one that is less interactive.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    68
    A decent enough action-adventure in the vein of GTA and Crackdown. Spider-Man's web-slinging abilities are depicted very well. Go for the Xbox 360 version, the rest are not worth your time. [June 2007]
  4. If you really, really love Spider-Man and have a high tolerance for dismal graphics and repetitive gameplay and the PS2 is the only game system you have in the house, then go ahead and check this out...maybe as a rental. Or get the NDS version. You'll have infinitely more fun.
  5. Spider-Man 3's biggest problem is that it has a camera and framerate that makes the game nearly unplayable.
  6. 50
    While the controls on the PS2 are easily the best out of any of the other console incarnations, they still can't save this game from succumbing to it own horribly boring repetition.
  7. With downright ugly graphics, minimalist music, an underwhelming use of voice acting and some of the sloppiest controls ever, keeping this last-generation version of the game in one's collection can only be justified if they lose the receipt.
  8. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    50
    Despite a huge citiy and a great swinging mechanic with which to get through it, Spider-Man 3 is repetitive and disappointing. [June 2007, p.90]
  9. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    The only decent fights and objectives that are there follow the main storyline like a stalker - everything else is just busywork filler. [July 2007, p.112]
  10. The PlayStation 2 version of Spider-Man 3 is a depressing combination of ugly to look at and dull to play.
  11. It's so dumbed down that it might actually be more appropriate for children if it weren't for the T rating on the package. Just play the 360 version. Actually, scratch that, just go play Spider-Man 2 instead. It's worlds better than this.
  12. This is one Spider-Man game even Aunt May won’t approve.
  13. 35
    Spider-Man 3 on the PlayStation 2 is everything gamers have come to dread about movie-tie in games. The game takes liberties with the plot and packs shoddy controls, terrible graphics and lame voiceovers.
  14. The graphics are shocking, the sound does little to add to the experience, the storyline is mediocre and the controls are unfriendly.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#22 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    Totaly overrated, a complete downgrade from Spider-Man 2. The graphics are worse than Spider-Man 2! It also lacks the ragdoll physicsTotaly overrated, a complete downgrade from Spider-Man 2. The graphics are worse than Spider-Man 2! It also lacks the ragdoll physics Spider-Man 2 had, the citizens look like giant bugs, when you go to the Sky the game looks like Star Fox, for snes! This is just a rushed game for a horrible movie, i rather play Sonic next Gen or SuperMan 64. Full Review »
  2. Jun 20, 2016
    6
    I remember being pretty disappointed about this title after thoroughly enjoying the previous title (probably my favourite PS2 game of all timeI remember being pretty disappointed about this title after thoroughly enjoying the previous title (probably my favourite PS2 game of all time at that as well). In this title, the music was terrible, simply jumping in and out incoherently in relation to the environment you were in. The gameplay was hit and miss, sometimes good but you could tell with the movements of Spider-Man that the movement was nowhere near as fluid as the previous one - this game felt rushed. The graphics was the biggest downgrade, absolutely awful, dull and lifeless compared to the previous titles. Really surprising really, as this was a medium I thought at the time they should improve on as time went by.

    On the positive side, I do remember enjoying the transformation to black Spider-Man and reaping the benefits of the awesome power he had - particularly fun when fighting enemies as it really made a huge difference. The story was also alright too, a lot of villains in this one if I remember correctly.

    All in all, the game was nothing special for me. It was nowhere near as good as Spider-Man or Spider-Man 2.
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  3. Sep 19, 2015
    0
    Ha ha...Ha ha... NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »