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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 59
  2. Negative: 7 out of 59
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  1. AnthonyC.
    Sep 30, 2005
    7
    It's fun, don't get me wrong. It's more of Spiderman 2, but prettier. The style is what sets this above others.
  2. GiancarloB.
    Sep 26, 2005
    7
    Great game! cant beleave wut a great job Activision did with this one. web swinging is tons of fun. the only down side to the game is since when has venom not been able to swing. that is the reson i give this game a 7 instead of a 10. the comat system could have been more creative but still it was a great game.
  3. DRoberts
    Sep 25, 2005
    6
    Lost some of the fun of web-swinging. Venom is not as fun to play (hulk is better). Graphics are great. Not much depth to the combat.
  4. Feb 21, 2013
    7
    This is a really great Spiderman game, the action is in full force, theres a really awesome hub world to play around in, where you can just swing around town like spider man or venom. Two different story modes, one with spider man, and one with venom, awesome graphics, and fun and challenging gameplay. including some well designed missions, this is one Spider man game fans wont want toThis is a really great Spiderman game, the action is in full force, theres a really awesome hub world to play around in, where you can just swing around town like spider man or venom. Two different story modes, one with spider man, and one with venom, awesome graphics, and fun and challenging gameplay. including some well designed missions, this is one Spider man game fans wont want to miss. Also reccommended for action fans as well. Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2014
    7
    The Ultimate Spiderman Video Game is an exceptional game. If you enjoyed Spiderman 2, you will enjoy this game for an hour, after that you realize the game lacks what Spiderman 2 did right. The upgrades you could get Spiderman are completely gone, leaving combat the same throughout the entire experience. Combat lacks too as it only relys on one button mashing. To add something new, VenomThe Ultimate Spiderman Video Game is an exceptional game. If you enjoyed Spiderman 2, you will enjoy this game for an hour, after that you realize the game lacks what Spiderman 2 did right. The upgrades you could get Spiderman are completely gone, leaving combat the same throughout the entire experience. Combat lacks too as it only relys on one button mashing. To add something new, Venom is now a playable character. He has great charm and is a blast fo play as, however Venom cannot web swing but rather jump at extreme heights. The Ultimate Spiderman Video Game endures a short time span of enjoyment and is a mere shadow of what Spiderman 2 was, but it's worth a try. Expand

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Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
  1. 95
    A vibrant, eye-popping superhero disc that has more style, wit and compelling gameplay in its first 10 minutes than most games have in their entirety.
  2. 83
    From a comics geek standpoint, outside of gameplay issues, this is the Holy Grail of comic-book videogames. While "X-Men Legends," "Hulk" and "The Punisher" are all fine games in their own right, none of them are so perfectly tuned into the source material. The slick style is brilliant, the story mode a complete (albeit brief) joy.
  3. 80
    The biggest drawback of this game is the inclusion of Venom as a playable character. He draaaags. He can't web swing (but he can cover vast distances with his leaps), he relies on brute strength rather than finesse, and you must also devour people in order to keep the suit from killing the man inside.