Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 57 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
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  1. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is definitely a mixed bag. It's not a "bad" game per se despite having some poorly-executed parts to its gameplay, but it's also not as good as the franchise's best gaming entries either.
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    70
    Hardcore fans looking for new foodstuff to sate the hunger for web slinging would be much obliged to save this title from the dreary fate of dust collecting.
  3. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a flawed experience. When it hits the mark, it hits hard, and it manages to capture a lot of the charm and fun of playing as Spider-Man. Unfortunately, this charm and fun is soured by the repetitive and unimaginative gameplay and the number of glitches.
  4. With a new linear focus and emphasis on large-scale boss battles, Shattered Dimensions represents a new direction for a series that has never quite lived up to its potential. However, despite some thrilling set-pieces, a lack of variety prevents this from becoming the definitive Spidey title.
  5. Finally we got an entertaining Spider-Man game, although a few months extra polish probably would have given it higher grades. Shattered Dimensions is still good fun with a lot of variation for all ages.
  6. Unfortunately, that narrative is never properly realised and the game's control issues and repetitive elements make some sections infuriating.
  7. Shattered Dimensions is without a doubt the best Spider-Man-game since Spider Man 2. The level design is varied, but the game is very linear and the lack of big differences between the dimensions keep this game from being truly great.
  8. This isn't to Spider-Man what Arkham Asylum was to the Caped Crusader, but nonetheless it perseveres as a consistent, rugged and undeniably enjoyable romp through some bright colours, excellent set pieces and laugh out loud lines.
  9. Filled with enough fan service to make it an undeniable treat for Spider-maniacs, Shattered Dimensions is a fine game that's a little too uneven and repetitive to be more that the sum of its parts.
  10. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    It's flawed, yes, but at its best it's entertaining and offers us some intriguing new ways to spin and swing our web. [Nov 2010, p.76]
  11. 70
    Slick visuals, a witty script, and a memorable tour of Spider-Man's compelling rogues gallery are ultimately undone by dreary pacing and a pervading sense that Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions remains sadly unfinished.
  12. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Linear and almost stereotypical yet quite entertaining game profits from four different game styles – four locations and spiders which prevent the boredom from taking over. [Issue#196]
  13. The combat, and it's worth noting that this makes up the majority of the game, is superb. It's not particularly deep nor clever, but it's immensely rewarding, as too are the scripted first person sections which exist purely to, yes, let you punch things in the face.
  14. Definitely one of the better Spider-Man games in some time.
  15. Its best ideas may be borrowed, and it tends to repeat itself fairly regularly, but Beenox's latest is still a generous and witty button-basher.
  16. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a fun game all the way, through awesome acrobatics and fantastic boss fights. It's a shame the rest of the game is so focused on endlessly fighting the same enemies over and over again.
  17. Play UK
    69
    A game of four quarters, fittingly: one fun, one uninspired, one interesting and one broken. [Issue#197, p.90]
  18. If the fans of Spider-Man will be caught in the web of these four universes, the others will be disappointed by the gameplay, a bit limited... Fortunately, the ever-present humor, the different atmosphere of each universe, the splendid graphics, the dozens of bonuses, unlockable abilities and powers of each Spidey manage to offset this.
  19. There's so much amazing fan service here, that enthusiasts simply shouldn't miss it. Despite its extremely obvious and repetitive nature, it's also a decent amount of fun, provided you play it in small doses.
  20. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is an opportunity missed. For all its ambition, wit and comic aesthetic, it feels rushed out the door.
  21. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jan 25, 2011
    50
    Though your moves become bigger, faster, flashier, you'll rarely feel like Spider-Man. We've often thought of him as being a fluid, dynamic character and in Shattered Dimensions he's anything but, as he gets 'stuck' for a moment when transitioning onto a wall from the ground, or not being able to stick to certain objects. Not all surfaces can be clambered, and forget about web swinging and leaping onto a wall in one motion. Also, why have we gone back to swinging from invisible hooks in the sky? Hadn't we done away with that [December 2010 p80]
  22. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 20, 2010
    50
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  23. While I think Shattered Dimensions looks great (it really does), the substance found here is lacking. Combat is a little bland and repetitive, and stage design doesn't really allow for so much web slinging as it does web-zipping, by having edges or platforms that you can shoot across instead of literally swinging through a city, town or open area.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    9
    This is possibly the best Spider-Man game I have ever played. For the better part of the last decade, Spidey games have all been sandbox gamesThis is possibly the best Spider-Man game I have ever played. For the better part of the last decade, Spidey games have all been sandbox games with bland graphics and repetitive missions. Those games made it look like there was a violent crime in New York City every 5 seconds on every 5 blocks, and just didn't engage me at all. Shattered Dimensions removes that problem by having definitive, well-structured, visually appealing LEVELS. Each level has a boss, and each dimension has four levels. They are all fun and unique in their own right, and the voice acting is superb. As a Spider-Man fan, no game has ever hit the spot quite like this one. It was an awesome experience and fun I'd love to experience more of in the future. Full Review »
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    6
    It's nice to have the 4 different spider-man to play as, but the linear set-up of the game really takes away from how fun it should be. Also,It's nice to have the 4 different spider-man to play as, but the linear set-up of the game really takes away from how fun it should be. Also, repeatedly having to fight the same boss in each level gets annoying. Spider-man should ALWAYS have somewhat of an open world and freedom. Believe it or not, the Movie based spiderman games are much better, even Web of Shadows. Full Review »
  3. Oct 14, 2010
    4
    As i was going into this game, i imagined myself swinging around a vast city with the different spider mans. I was very much mistaken. ThisAs i was going into this game, i imagined myself swinging around a vast city with the different spider mans. I was very much mistaken. This game was nothing anyone wanted it to be. Spiderman is meant to give freedom for the player, not confine them to linear corridors. The combat was very identical to previous games i have played, except for the fact that their actually good. One of the main things that bugged me about the combat was that the web powers were mostly left out. A spider without webs? Bad move developers Full Review »