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Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43

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  1. Mar 7, 2011
    While it doesn't do anything new as it borrows the open world theme of Spider-Man 2, it is still a huge blast to play, the graphical style will remind you of a comic book, there are tons of bosses to fight, and they corrected a mistake from Spider-Man 2 by giving the ability for crimes to go on around you instead of you having to trigger them by talking to a citizen, and the fact that you play as Spider-Man and Venom during the main missions is cool, my only complaints are that the voice acting isn't all that great, and the Venom survival mode is boring, those flaws aside if you liked Spider-Man 2 you'll love this. Expand
  2. May 7, 2011
    Arguably one of the best superhero games to hit the PS2 -- alongside Spider-Man 2. Pros: Fantastic visuals, control, and audio; excellent story that perfectly follows along the comic book series; spectacular cutscenes; funny dialog. Cons: Lacks a lot of the variety in Spider-Man 2; some missions involve lots of web-slinging, which will feel tedious at some point.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    Great game. In my opinion this game is superior to Spider-Man 2 in terms of extra content. There are plenty of comic covers, costumes, landmark tokens, secrets tokens, races. and more to complete. The amount of content is large enough to keep you playing for a long time.
  4. Feb 21, 2013
    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 to miss. Also reccommended for action fans as well. Expand
  5. 4DI
    Nov 24, 2012
    Best spiderman game ever! I wish they kept the pizza delivery missions though.
  6. Apr 21, 2014
    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, 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
  7. Sep 29, 2014
    this is a good game and all but it is VERY scary. and why have a kid in a falling car when you thought you only needed to get one person out? don't waste your money on this.

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.