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  • Summary: Possess the never-before-experienced powers of Black-Suited Spider-Man. Unleash incredible agility, amazing durability and awe-inspiring web abilities. But be warned - the rush your intensified powers bring could overwhelm you. More freedom than ever. More city than ever. For the first time, enjoy unprecedented freedom—choosing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There's no checklist to complete in order to progress. You set your own next goal, roaming anywhere you want - including subterranean areas such as subways, sewers and villains' lairs - in the most massive, detailed New York City ever seen in a Spider-Man game. Experience an all-new combat system, two exciting ways. Redesigned from the ground up, a unique combat system empowers both Spider-Man and Black-Suited Spider-Man to perform suit-specific powers and abilities. State of the art animations, combos and finishers make punch, kick and web attacks more super-heroic than ever. Battle 10 of Spider-Man’s most infamous enemies from the movie and Marvel universe, including Sandman and Venom. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 39
  2. Negative: 12 out of 39
  1. Spider-Man 3 on Wii is considerably different than the next-generation versions. It has a considerably longer learning curve and much less polish than its true next-generation counterparts.
  2. 70
    It seems every time I review a game by the boys at Vicarious Visions I am impressed with what they tried to do with the innovative controls and Spider-Man 3 for the Wii is no different.
  3. The whole “two hands” thing may have been a good idea, but it’s poorly executed, as with the rest of the Wii controls. As for the rest of the game, it fails to make a significant improvement over Spider-Man 2.
  4. This game will have a very narrow appeal to kids and casual gamers. For all others, it's probably better to stay away from this.
  5. Several of the scenes and environments of the game were too dark and seemed a bit choppy at moments. While Spidey himself looked okay, it was the movements of the enemies and the lack of detail to the environments that may throw you off at times.
  6. Sure, the Wii version throws in some new motion-sensing controls, and you still get to swing around inside a giant, open-ended version of New York City. But everything else about these iterations of Spider-Man 3 is ugly, clumsy, or utterly boring.
  7. 20
    The game fails on every level. The controls are a mess, the camera is terrible, and the presentation is offensively bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. WillyT
    May 6, 2007
    10
    Critics have too high of standards when it comes to wii games. they're more worried about graphics and not about the "fun factor" a game has. But I digress. This isn't a perfect game, but at least it's fun, that's something you can't say about most "movie" based games. Well, that's my comment. Expand
  2. HenryI.
    May 5, 2007
    8
    wiimote swinging more than makes up for the lower quality graphics. Gang war system keeps me playing after story is done.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jul 27, 2007
    7
    This game was decent, fun controls, didnt really like the story though.
  4. AnonymousMC
    Dec 10, 2008
    4
    It was fun at first but when I finished the game you need to get 50 (mabey more I can't remeber) to have the black suit which was alot of crud and the story was so of track since it went with the comics. I may get it again but right now it is a game of poor levels, gaming, and fredom of the black suit unless you unlocked it Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2014
    3
    The swinging is this game is very fun and that's the only good thing about this game. The game play is to repetitive. The graphics are terrible and fighting is boring. I stopped playing 2 hours into the game and after I threw it out of the window. Expand
  6. audiotheory
    May 5, 2007
    3
    This is a shockingly extreme example of a game that was released way before it should have been. This of course is down to the publisher and $350 million movie tie in. I bought it the day it came out and took it back an hour later, demanding a refund and refusing to leave the store until I was given one. I suggest you do the same if you have already made the mistake of buying this based on the (limited) previews or the quality of Spiderman 2. I won't bother going into why this is such an incomplete game - just read any of the negative reviews it has received and take them very seriously. The reviewers that have given this a decent score are very obviously in the pocket of activision (and/or smoking crack). I can not stress enough how much of a travesty this game is. Avoid like the plague. Expand
  7. mikes
    May 5, 2007
    1
    The graphics look about on par with an Atari Jaguar game from 1993, yet the framerate is inexplicably low. Controls feel tacked on and are often completely unresponsive -- an exercise in frustration. This is nothing but shovelware --- grab the Gamecube version of Spiderman 2 if you want to play a Spiderman game on your Wii. Expand

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