Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 100
    It brings back all the web-slinging, smart-mouthing, fast action of the original, and adds layers of depth and richness to both the graphics and the game play.
  2. The kind of sequel that might disappoint many with its lack of change and innovation. At the same time it's a by the book sequel that continues the exciting play of the original.
  3. It’s the style of the game that makes Spider-Man a cut above the rest. Unlike most super-hero based games, Spidey is created for the fans, who'll lap it up.
  4. Features the same ingredients that made the original delightful, but with new villains and a well thought out story.
  5. It is considerably more challenging than the first at many points, yet it doesn’t have quite the polish of the original.
  6. 80
    Treads familiar ground, but does it well, making this sequel worthwhile for anyone who enjoyed the first game and a must for anyone who hasn’t moved to the 128-bit gaming world just yet.
  7. New costumes, new environments, new villains—and it’s all just as addictive as you remember.
  8. Controls will take a bit of getting used to. There are a variety of controls elements to get used to, and it will take some players up to 15 minutes to get comfortable with them.
  9. Even with the goofy camera, unnecessary cut scenes and mediocre voices, this is probably the best superhero game for the PSX.
  10. It's somewhat disappointing when, only three to four hours into the game, you've reached the final climactic battle.
  11. Vicarious Visions fails to match the overall magic captured so well by Neversoft's original. [Nov 2001, p.168]
  12. Not as exceptional as the original. [Nov 2001, p.112]
  13. No game’s shoddy camera in recent memory has given me more headaches than this one, and it couldn’t have happened to a better game. [Nov 2001, p.218]
  14. [Miss = 50 on Radar scale] Unfortunately, the fidgety camera is so poor and makes searching such a bleeding chore that being Spider-Man seems a dull job.
  15. 45
    The game's controls were the reason I hated it so much; I'm sorry I come back to this so much, but the controls are just so bad! Combined with the drunk cameraman, it made this game hard, not in the challenging fun way.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 6, 2012
    The sequel to what is possibly the greatest Spider-Man game ever, and one of the few games I've given a perfect 10, Spider-Man 2: EnterThe sequel to what is possibly the greatest Spider-Man game ever, and one of the few games I've given a perfect 10, Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro is a fantastic sequel that manages to deliver the same great gameplay of the original, but a few flaws keep this from being better, or even as good as it's predecessor. I'm just going to go ahead and get the flaws out of the way so that we can focus on the good aspects of this fantastic game. The story is poorly written, and the game has a few levels that are just plain irritating do to poor design choices and crappy level design, and when I say irritating I mean levels that bring on fits of profanity and controller crushing rage, but these sections are few and when I look at all the fun levels and boss fights those few sections where I wanted to tear my hair out are almost forgotten, almost. The game is a lot of fun and has an awesome and slightly odd selection of bosses. What I mean by slightly odd is that most of the bosses are some of the more obscure villains from Spider-Man's history, I mean after all Electro is the main villain. The first games awesome levels are here as well, mixing stealth, excellent puzzles, action and web-slinging together to give you the feeling of actually being Spider-Man. If your looking for another fantastic Spider-Man game Enter Electro is a great choice. Full Review »
  2. MichaelF.
    Aug 23, 2002
    I loved it!!!!!!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jun 17, 2002
    I think this a good game, although the camara angles stink and the game is much too short. Overall it is a pretty good game.