Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
Buy On
  1. 70
    A welcome throwback to the Spider-Man games of old. More than a few times I found myself using the D-pad to hop around an enemy and reminiscing about playing Spider-Man on my SEGA Genesis. The action is simple, but the quirky humor, Spidey's trademark verbal jabs, and slick style make the game a lot of fun to play.
  2. Web of Shadows isn't as immersive as some of the 3D Spider-Man titles, and its repetitive combat and level structure could turn off some players in the long-term. But it's a solid rental, no question, and should definitely be played by fans of the GBA version of Spider-Man 3.
  3. For those in search of single-player fun, Web of Shadows is an entertaining PS2 title, while not offering a whole lot of functions. There is absolutely no two-player action or any modes other than playing through the storyline with three different skill levels.
  4. That the story and dialogues are actually quite good might make the game bearable or even enjoyable to play, but unless you’re very young or don’t play games much there’s really very little to recommend here.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 11 out of 18
  1. Jul 25, 2017
    6
    It's not so much that it's a 2D platformer... It's the fact that the fun of web slinging is totally absent when the only direction you can goIt's not so much that it's a 2D platformer... It's the fact that the fun of web slinging is totally absent when the only direction you can go is left or right. It looks pretty good, it's fast-paced, and the story is fine, but at the end of the day, as polished as it may be, it's a side-scrolling button-masher on the PS2, which severely limits its ability to deliver what most people would expect from a modern Spider-man game on a 3D console.

    I give it a 10 for a side-scroller, minus 4 for being a side-scroller.
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  2. Nov 8, 2014
    0
    One of the worst videogame of all time.Horrible 2D levels and an horrible story.horrible,horrible,horrible,is the worst Spider-Man videogameOne of the worst videogame of all time.Horrible 2D levels and an horrible story.horrible,horrible,horrible,is the worst Spider-Man videogame ever.The worst. Full Review »
  3. chrisj
    May 29, 2009
    4
    although it has a lot of heroes and villains and has a lot of action. i personaly think that they ripped us off cause its not the same as the although it has a lot of heroes and villains and has a lot of action. i personaly think that they ripped us off cause its not the same as the others. the thing that dropped its rating for me was the graphics. i wanted to play the 3D version not the 2D version. 2D sucks!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »