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  • Summary: Developed by Activision-owned studio Beenox, Spider-Man: Edge of Time challenges the player to take on the roles of both classic Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to correct a timestream gone awry and prevent a catastrophic future brought on by the early and untimely death of Peter Parker.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    88
    Whether you're a die-hard Spidey fan or just looking for the next great action-fighting game, Edge of Time excels in every aspect of game design with solid combat, fun navigational puzzles, and one of the best cinematic presentations of any Spider-Man game to date.
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    73
    I had high hopes with Spider-Man: Edge of Time after last year's Shattered Dimensions. I thought that having two Spider-Man characters instead of four would bring about a more cohesive story and more refined gameplay. While the story was tighter and the effects of making changes in one universe to affect the other were interesting, the gameplay didn't grab me as much as I thought it would.
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    67
    It's a capable superhero action game that demonstrates that the team is getting better at crafting a Spider-Man game, but like most comic-licensed properties there is still room for improvement.
  4. Oct 21, 2011
    60
    An honest action game, Spider-Man : Edge of Time demonstrates the ability of Beenox to manage the hero rather well, even though this episode doesn't surpass the previous one. There still a lot to cover before Spidey becomes as much of a videogame must-have as Batman did. It would require better environments, as well as a more ambitious storyline and storytelling with more than simple and usual game mechanics.
  5. Nov 9, 2011
    60
    While suffering from a lackluster plot, repetitive fights and, at times, confusing controls, there are also bright spots. The boss fights are challenging and entertaining, as are several of the puzzles. Spider-Man can't compete with Batman this time, but he may still be worth checking out if you're a fan.
  6. Nov 1, 2011
    50
    If superhero games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum is a well composed three course dinner in an atmospheric restaurant, this is the equivalent of a greasy, sloppy fast food meal. It satisfies some base instinct for the moment but will not leave a lasting impression. A lesser game than its predecessor, this feels rushed and sloppy. The story and voice acting impresses with its cleverness and realization, but is ultimately dragged down by repetitive and substandard gameplay.
  7. Dec 1, 2011
    38
    Not offensively bad, just uninspired and lazy in every way. [Issue#212, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 1, 2014
    10
    Sigue con la línea de su antecesora, es una pena que se le de esta nota al bueno de Spidey, si bien podemos decir que estas 2 últimas entregas de Activision me han recordado a la dinámica tan maravillosa de los juegos del trepamuros en playstation, ya por tanto se ha sentenciado a la saga y posiblemente uno de los mejores juegos de Spiderman se irán a la tumba a unirse a la morralla que tan horriblemente le ha publicitado. Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2011
    9
    In the moment you press start you can't stop, nice story line,combat and upgrades. a little repetitive but is amazing game.best presentation of Spiderman yet and the challenge of the web is very cool. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2011
    8
    PROS: - fluid combat
    - combat upgrades
    - lots of bonus content such as alternate costumes
    - able to jump right into challenges instead of
    playing through the whole level again through the web of challenges menu
    - really good story
    - cut scenes are gorgeous Cons:
    - lack of boss battles
    - simple puzzles
    - tedious enemy battles
    - "shock" being used as a profanity by spider-man 2099

    It's worth picking up if you're a fan of spider-man.
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  4. Jan 3, 2012
    8
    I really enjoyed playing this game. It's definitely not a complicated game, mostly a beat-em up type of spider-man, but fun none-the-less. The cut scenes are very pretty, but the in game graphics are kinda of bland---but not bad by any means. I would recommend picking this game when it makes a price drop to about 30 bucks. At the bare bones of it all, the game is definitely just a fun game to play. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2013
    7
    La originalidad escasea y respecto a su videojuego antecesor es más de lo mismo, pero no podemos pasar por desapercibidos su historia que, si bien no es la más original del mundo ni la más profunda, es mejor y más interesante que la de su antecesora, y sus gráficos, tan impactantes como de costumbre.

    Nota: 7.4/10
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  6. Feb 12, 2013
    5
    A huge disappointment. I had high hopes for this game because it was developed by Beenox who gave us Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, one of the best Spider-Man games of all time. Unfortunately Edge of Time captures none of what was so enjoyable with Shattered Dimensions leaving us with little more than a mediocre experience. The main problem with the game is how repetitive it is, you'll be doing the same things throughout the entire game over and over again. This wouldn't have been so bad had the things you were doing been fun, but their not. You get to play as two different Spider-Men and they mostly play the same outside of some unique abilities for each one. The game seems focused on two things, opening doors and the number 3. It seems like every five minutes you have to open a door by either looking for the enemy who has the key, mashing the O button, or guiding a missile into the door. You'll do this so much that you might actually start to really hate doors in general. One of the other things you'll be doing is button mashing your way through seemingly never ending waves of enemies that are neither challenging or fun to fight. when your not opening some door or beating on some brainless goon, you'll be doing the old fashioned "must complete the sequence three times in a row in order to progress" shtick. here are examples taken from the game, at one point you have to collect DNA from a boss, how many times do you have to get a DNA sample? 3. Another time you have to flip switches in order to power down a machine in order to progress, how many switches do you have to flip? 3. You have to collect power devices from different rooms, how many rooms are there? You guessed it 3. I also had some camera issues. It all just gets tedious and makes the game feel much longer then it actually is. There are some good things here for Spider-Man fans, like a good story with some inside jokes, cool unlockables and a challenge mode, but it's all buried underneath tedious gameplay. This is one of the worst Spider-Man games to come out in a long time, and your better off skipping it. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2011
    5
    Everthing good in shattered dimensions got screwed up in this one, the graphics are good, but there's no difference in the scenarys at all, shattered dimensions just did much better. Expand

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