Spider-Man 3 Wii

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 39
  2. Negative: 12 out of 39
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  1. So it’s a lot of fun when you first get started and learn to swing around, but the missions are going to get tiring and boring rather quickly.
  2. 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.
  3. If you can forgive the game's sloppy visuals, lacking content, and rushed feel- and are simply looking for a better way to web swing then maybe this game can temporarily fill your Wii drought.
  4. I would have to say that I was pretty disappointed with my Wii Spider-Man experience.
  5. 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.
  6. If graphics are your thing the Wii isn’t going to satisfy you, but if you’re in for the total overall experience you might want to web up this version of Spider-Man 3.
  7. My arms are sore from web swinging, I have a headache from fighting monotonous rounds of thugs, and I’m frustrated that in an “open world” I don’t have more control over my destiny. I guess it’s not as fun to be a superhero as I’ve always thought.
  8. 60
    Offering up what is essentially a diet version of Spider-Man 3 with motion sensing web slinging and combat is a weak showing, which is why I suggest you pass on this one and find a way to play the far better 360 or PS3 versions instead.
  9. 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.
  10. There’s not enough variety here to keep anyone but the most ardent Spider-Man fans going all the way to the end of the game.
  11. 50
    The core game is unsatisfying because of the control scheme that seems Hell-bent on ruining your wrists; all that waggling is good for precisely nobody.
  12. The Wii version of Spider-Man 3 plays sloppy, looks bad, and just doesn't feel complete.
  13. Even if you enjoyed the movie, this game isn’t worth your money. It isn’t a sequel, but more like a buggy, half-empty expansion pack for Spider-Man 2.
  14. 57
    The sub-par visual presentation really hurts; the Wii version chugs with an inconsistent framerate despite lots of city pop- up and the fact that many 3D structures lack textures completely when viewed at a distance. The battle system, in spite of some gameplay- enhancing upgrades, feels clunky and unrefined. And many of the story arcs, while original, are neither very interesting nor very well executed.
  15. 60
    Forget bank robberies and rampaging reptiles; the real crime in this game is the waste of potential.
  16. No where near as good as the other versions of the game. In fact, the unusual control scheme is so messed up, I think I would rather play Spider-Man 2 or Ultimate Spider-Man on Gamecube through backwards compatibility on my Wii than play this new version.
  17. Nintendo Gamer
    50
    Uninspired missions, repetitive gameplay, bored-sounding voiceovers, ugly graphics, painful controls. [July 2007, p.46]
  18. Nintendo Power
    60
    Its blocky character models, chronic frame-rate issues, and N64-quality cityscape left my Spidey sense tingling--this game wasn't quite ready to scale the Empire State Building. [July 2007, p.95]
  19. It is clear that the Wii has the potential to serve up an awesome Spider-Man experience, but it will not be found here.
  20. It's truly a mess, and in many ways it is a step backwards from the excellent Spider-Man 2 game released a few years ago. However, I do think the web-swinging mechanic is big enough and fun enough to make this game worth renting.
  21. Pelit (Finland)
    65
    A decent enough action-adventure in the vein of GTA and Crackdown. Spider-Man's web-slinging abilities are depicted very well. Go for the Xbox 360 version, the rest are not worth your time. [June 2007]
  22. Just seems like a huge step back from what was achieved in "Spider-man 2."
  23. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#45 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Dec 14, 2014
    3
    Once again, just writing a negative review to mix in with all my positive ones. Anyway, this game is the only game I've ever seen where theOnce again, just writing a negative review to mix in with all my positive ones. Anyway, this game is the only game I've ever seen where the graphics in the cutscenes are actually worse than the gameplay, which are already horrible. Combat is dull and lifeless. In the end, the only redeeming qualities this game has is that it is a little fun to swing around in the city, and the final fight was somewhat entertaining. Other than that, this is one of the worst movie-based and superhero games ever. Full Review »
  2. 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 areThe 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 ofIt 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 Full Review »