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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: 13 out of 61
  2. Negative: 5 out of 61
  1. It almost becomes a rhythm game as you perfect the block-counterattack system, especially for the boss fights. And when you aren’t fighting some crazy mutant or saving the city from serial bombers, a casual swing through Manhattan at night is almost therapeutic.
  2. Spider-man 3 doesn’t differentiate much from its predecessor in terms of combat, but the new God of War-esque minigames are a nice touch. The mission structure is also nicely laid out, not too linear but conducive to the film’s plot.
  3. I'm sure that younger gaming fans especially, will be able to appreciate swinging around in pajamas. The rest of us can find an entertaining game hidden underneath a pile of little flaws.
  4. The thing Spider-Man 3 does right is exploring the city and web-swinging. It captures the feel perfectly, and really is a blast to swing around Manhattan as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Unfortunately, everything else is a mixed bag, and often the worst parts rise to the surface of the game.
  5. 60
    Other than nailing what web-swinging should feel like, this game is a bust. We were promised a Spidey experience that was next-gen and expanded on everything Spider-Man 2 did right, but we were given a buggy game that's just "Spider-Man 2: Special Edition."
  6. 60
    Right out of the gate, Spider-Man 3 is going to smack you in the face with some of the worst next-gen graphics you have ever seen.
  7. The frequent glitches and pop-up testify to a lack of preparation, and a question has to be asked about what exactly Treyarch has been doing for the past two years. [July 2007, p.89]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. May 25, 2014
    10
    Miles better than that stupid Batman clone called Amazing Spider-Man. The web swinging is great, you can reach ridiculous speeds like over 200 miles/hour. Great combat system with lots of combos, special attacks and web attacks. You can yank an enemy in the air and use him as a missile, pile-driving him into the ground and sending other enemies flying. Side missions will make you punch yourself in the face from the nail-biting difficulty, and that's a good thing. Expand
  2. QkhemB.
    May 4, 2007
    10
    So is it a case of
  3. GameM.
    May 10, 2007
    9
    Much better than the movie! Great swinging and combat, love the Gothic Lolitas, super cool Options Screens and UI, beautiful city - what Superman wanted to be but wasn't! It left me wanting more. The cinematic brawls and bomb defusing mini-games were much needed additions to the game-play and the Scorpion Mind Control mini-game was the best! The only criticism was that the cinematic cut scenes were trying to be next-gen but actually looked worse then the ones on SM2. And I wish the city and the environments in general were destructible, but that is a minor criticism. Keep up the good work Treyarch and Activision! Expand
  4. JohnS.
    May 4, 2007
    8
    I liked it, the graphics aren't mind blowing but they're good. The control is pretty tight and there's a lot to do.
  5. Apr 1, 2011
    7
    I liked the story okay and the web slinging was fun. The controls were good. There could have been better fighting. Not the best game in the world, but it was enjoyable and I finished it. Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2013
    6
    It's pretty sad when I actually found the PS2 version to be a better game. This game suffers from the films plot just as much as the other games, but also has the problem of terrible boss fights and even more annoying collectibles. You fight more gangs then villains and the black suit isn't even a game changer in the slightest. While the previous console editions aren't a whole lot better, at least the PSP lets you swing on the go. Hop back a console generation for a better game. Expand
  7. buba
    May 7, 2007
    0
    what is worse? to have a great game of a horrible film or having a horrible game of a great film?...the answer is: to have a horrible game of a horrible film. i pity the fools who made spiderman into a silly francise, he has lost all of his charm and humor not to mention a certain style and grace...all i hear is 'kachingg!!!' ,when i see spidey merchandise. Expand

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