Spider-Man PlayStation
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  • Summary: YOU DON'T JUST PLAY IT... YOU LIVE IT

    He spins a web, swings across the sky and lands with a somersault onto the Daily Bugle building. Who is this masked hero? It's you! Fight, jump and web-sling as Spider-Man as you take on a legion of sinister villains.

    The city is depending on you.
    Start swinging... Collapse
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  1. 100
    It's a great representation of how to handle a superhero in video game form, and surpasses other lame efforts like "Superman N64" and "Batman Forever" (remember that crap?).
  2. There are so many extras, such as collecting new suits, new special powers, and classic comic book covers, that you will play this game for a long time.
  3. The graphics are perfect and the sound, especially the voice acting, is the best I've heard in a long time.
  4. 90
    Be warned, some parts will frustrate you to the point of anger, but there's no shame in infinite continues.
  5. They've created the first game featuring a comic book hero that doesn't disappoint.
  6. Combining platform, fighting and some limited shooter elements, Spider-Man effectively interweaves the intense gameplay with a story befitting of the webslinger's comic-based heritage.
  7. But taken purely as a game, this one could use some radiation treatment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. Aug 31, 2012
    10
    I remember playing this at a friends house and even though I only played it for a little bit I remember instantly loving this game. Spider-Man is my favorite super hero of all time, and I really wanted to own this game, but not until recently did I finally buy a copy that I played on my PS3. The main reason I didn't buy this game for so long was because I wasn't sure age had been kind to it, but I'm glad to say that age has had almost no negative effects on it! The gameplay and controls are still great and the game is still a blast to play. Like any Spider-Man game, comic, or movie one of the coolest parts about this is the villains you get to fight, and you get to fight some of Spider-Man's coolest villains in awesome and challenging boss battles. The story is very well written, and expertly captures the feel of the comics. I couldn't help but smile when I heard Spider-Man toss out hilarious one liners just like in the comics, and interact with other famous Marvel super heroes. This game is awesome and if your a Spider-Man fan this is a must play, sure it could be longer and it's got some issues with the camera, but what old game doesn't? Not only is this the best Spider-Man game I've ever played, it's also super hero game I've ever played, and it's one of my favorite games of all time. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2013
    10
    the most game played ever the most game completed ever i finished this game more than 70 times played since 2003 until now i love the battles in it ,especially the POLICE CHOPPER CHASE level and Spidey vs Mysterio level,its music are the best music ever used in a videogame epic game the game that made me love Spiderman character its games and its movies Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2013
    8
    This is a really awesome game, and does a great job of representing the web head himself in 3D. this is by far one of the best super hero games ever made, witty dialouge, excellent graphics, great game design, good music (including the original theme!) and a great inclusion of all spideys friends, and vilains. The game plays out its cutscenes like a comic book, which was also really cool to see, and theres lots of unlockables as well (like comic book covers), which keep the replayability high. The only downside, is that the controls are a bit sluggish. not only that, but there are also some instances of a bad camera, that come up fairly often. regardless however, if your a fan of spider man, or action games in general, then this is an easy recommendation. Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2012
    8
    The graphics are certainly dated at this point, but this game is still great. There are plenty of secrets and unlockables like costumes, game modes and comic covers to keep you going. The PlayStation version is the superior of the 5 versions of this game (DC, N64, PC, PS,GBC), so definitely pick it up. Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2012
    8
    A game filled to the brim of non-stop action, web-swinging and wall crawling. One of the more striking points of the game is it's great plot and sound. Each level is fun and entertaining, making you not want to stop playing. This is accompanied with the voices which fits perfectly for each character. However, the game does suffer from clunky controls which can make it slightly frustrating at times. But overall with its close attention of detail to the Spider-Man universe and its awesome bonus costumes, this was a game needed to be created for not just Spider-Man fans, but for fans of the linear action genre as well. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2012
    8
    I remember playing this game a long time ago, but I think I can honestly say in my opinion that this is the best Spiderman game I've played, and that includes beating out Spiderman 2 and Ultimate Spiderman which many consider as the best Spiderman games, which I agree with. This game was so cool though, I never was able to beat it though, because I ended up getting lost somewhere. This game haves the best Venom out of anything, especially better than the Spiderman 3 Venom. Expand

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