Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
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  1. Web of Shadows assembles a great cast of heroes and villains, combines them with a fantastic story, and integrates an intuitive and exciting control scheme and evolving combat system that easily makes this the best Spider-Man game ever made to date for any system.
  2. 86
    An extremely enjoyable ride. If you can get past doing the same objectives to progress the story such as having to beat up a certain amount of bad guys or saving so many civilians, and forgive the camera issues, this game is more than awesome.
  3. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows plays like an enhanced version of Spider-Man 3 with a pretty cool story backing it up.
  4. Good story, solid action, wonderful graphical elements and great combat all make up for a game that is entertaining. Spider-man fans should enjoy this one.
  5. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is a great game. While the combat is pretty repetitive, it is not boring thanks to the two suits and the seamless transition between them.
  6. If the developer could have just tightened up a few minor technical issues and injected a little more soul into the proceedings, this might have been Spidey's best game yet. Instead, it’s just a satisfyingly entertaining experience and a big step back in the right direction.
  7. The one thing that you have to take into account while playing this title is the natural progression of the franchise. Opening it up to more comic book-focused storylines, allowing players to decide the outcome in various interesting ways, increasing the combat to make it enjoyable and easily accessible to anyone, and, of course, giving fans the Black Suit to play around with all do this admirably.
  8. Web of Shadows is a fast-paced, soaring superhero adventure that delivers just about everything a Spider-Man game should.
  9. It may not offer quite as big an initial thrill as Spider-Man 2 did, but Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is probably the best web-swinging adventure so far. With a swing mechanic that rivals the one found in SM2, a combat system that easily trumps any in the series, and solid presentation throughout, fans of the series and the character won’t be disappointed.
  10. Web of Shadows certainly exceeded my expectations. Shaba Games and Treyarch has done a great job bringing back the Spider-Man franchise to its rightful glory yet again. With a much smoother game engine, coupled with fantastic combat, great swinging mechanics, an enormous world, and good replay value, Web of Shadows should finally satisfy fans after the abysmal disappointment that was Spider-Man 3.
  11. You don’t have to be a Spidey fan to enjoy this one. Good fighting, fluid web swinging and exciting boss battles make this game enjoyable. I won’t say it’s a must buy, but it’s definitely a must try.
  12. Combat has seen some minor improvements, but the missions you're required to play and the side-quest stuff in the city are still pretty bland encounters for the most part, and it's those areas that really need to see the most improvement for the next Spider-Man installment down the line.
  13. Overal Spider Man: Web of Shadows is a very amusing action-adventure. The opportunity to play a much “darker“ Spider-Man is innovative and enlarges the options of the game itself.
  14. The moment-to-moment activity of open-world Spider-Man is finally clean, smooth, and fun.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 30, 2013
    10
    Like Spider-Man himself, this game was absolutely amazing. The combat was fluid and web swinging was almost perfect (it stuck to the sky mostLike Spider-Man himself, this game was absolutely amazing. The combat was fluid and web swinging was almost perfect (it stuck to the sky most of the time). Venom was awesome and I enjoyed fighting him seeing as he is my favorite Spidey villain. I love switching between the red and black suit whenever I want. If only Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus were in this game. Full Review »
  2. Jun 19, 2015
    7
    The game even that is fun, the graphics are nothing else, the choice of good or bad way is a positive point of the game, but he's a littleThe game even that is fun, the graphics are nothing else, the choice of good or bad way is a positive point of the game, but he's a little repetitive, and the story is not as engaging Full Review »
  3. Nov 9, 2014
    10
    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows it's the best videogame based on Spider-Man.With a gameplay similar to Spider-Man 2,3 and Ultimate Spider-Man,butSpider-Man: Web of Shadows it's the best videogame based on Spider-Man.With a gameplay similar to Spider-Man 2,3 and Ultimate Spider-Man,but with a storyline more dark. Full Review »