Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Spider-Man 3 doesn’t reinvent the Spider-Man games or action games in general. But it’s hard to beat the feeling of swinging across Times Square, free diving down, and then saving yourself at the last minute.
  2. The game is not only bigger, but also better in almost every way. The graphics, the animation, the lighting, and the overall storyline cohesion – the whole package is vastly improved.
  3. I enjoyed swinging through Spider-man 3 even though I felt that game tasks were becoming more and more repetitive as I progressed.
  4. PC Format
    New York really is the home of swing, but that alone isn't enough to save this potentially tie-in from death by mediocrity. [Aug 2007, p.56]
  5. 70
    If you're up to it, this is certainly the best Spider-Man game that's graced a PC yet, even if it's also one of the toughest.
  6. If you are you die-hard Spidey fan and must have this game, do yourself a favor and buy a gamepad. For all others, avoid getting caught in this web.
  7. Spider-Man 3 certainly has its enjoyable moments, but camera issues and repetitive combat keep it from reaching its full potential.
  8. The graphics miss a beat when it comes to the characters themselves. While Spider-man might look great, everyone from Peter down to J. Jonah Jameson looks painfully done.
  9. By now, Spider-Man should be swinging for the fences when it comes to his own video games -- no other game character can even move like Spidey. None. But instead, he's leaps and bounds behind less superheroic fare, and he's fending off too many inner demons which, in this case, are castrated frame rates and multiple bugs choking up his web sights.
  10. The good news for PC owners is that the PC version happens to be a port of the 360/PS3 version. The bad news is that this port doesn't quite cut it. The control scheme is totally unplayable unless you have a good dual-analog gamepad, and a number of performance problems frequently get in the way of the action.
  11. If you cannot resist the temptation to web-swing through NYC, don't forget to bring a few tranquilizers to numb the inevitable pain from dealing with terrible frame rates, crappy camera and not exactly consistent single-player mission design.
  12. PC Gamer UK
    A mess, but an interesting one. [July 2007, p.76]
  13. The game has plenty of problems and if you have a gamepad controller that is the preferred control device, as the keyboard and mouse just don’t cut it.
  14. PC Gamer
    Unfortunately, it's the monkey's paw of game ports. [Aug 2007, p.70]
  15. 47
    On other platforms, I was lenient on the game because even though the missions were terrible, the web-swinging was fun. Sadly, that's not the case here. The swinging through the city on the PC is cumbersome and awkward. You'll never feel like you're Spider-Man if your wielding webs with your keyboard.
  16. When you consider that the game is far too ugly to be shown on an unforgiving monitor - cel-shaded Ultimate Spider-Man looked infinitely better - and that it asks for an unjustifiable 6GB of HD space, and that we couldn't get more than 30 frames-a-second out of a fairly hot PC... Well, it doesn't seem like the best way to spend £30. Our advice would be to avoid the PC version of Spider-Man 3 like a spunk-filled bowler hat.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. RobbieJ.
    Jul 5, 2007
    Surprisingly a lot of fun! You get to swing around a very realistic Manhattan. Missions are selected from an overview map. When you've Surprisingly a lot of fun! You get to swing around a very realistic Manhattan. Missions are selected from an overview map. When you've decided where you want to go, on your way there you'll get the chance to fight crime every once in a while. The missions are varied from fighting a helicopter to just fighting some bad guys. There is a lot of variety in the main missions as well as well with several open to you at one time. Get stuck on one and you'll have no problem finding another one to try instead. There are a lot of checkpoints too, so you'll rarely find yourself in a situation where you fight for a long time, lose in the second part of the battle and have to fight through all over again from the very beginning. Overall, very enjoyable. The game isn't without it's problems though. Some missions can be annoying, not letting you do them the way you'd like to. Others can be a little slow. But my biggest gripe with the game is it's framerate. Even on the SuperComputer Playstation 3 it doesn't run perfectly. The graphics are great, but there's no sense in rendering every single inanimate object in the room with dynamic shadowing, physics, and shading. This leaves the most simple of rooms like the Daily Bugle office chugging along slowly. But overall, a lot of fun to play if you like Spider-Man. There are a ton of swinging animations that will keep you entertained for HOURS!! Full Review »
  2. DavidM.
    May 29, 2007
    Spider-Man 3 is a brilliant PC game, but the consoles are FAR better
  3. Oct 12, 2015
    This was actually the first open world Spiderman game I ever played and not Spiderman 2 like most people, maybe thats why I have a soft spotThis was actually the first open world Spiderman game I ever played and not Spiderman 2 like most people, maybe thats why I have a soft spot for this game. I played it on xbox 360 years ago when it was new and I loved it, I recently got it for the PC and I'm not sure if it's the same levels or gameplay since it has been nearly 10 years since I first finished this game, but I think it is the same console version of the game since some missions seem familiar. Years ago I would have rated this game a 10 but now that I have been playing it again on PC version I will rate it an 8 just because the AI is very stupid, I remember it being better, that includes citizens just ignoring Spiderman or just acting akward most of the time. Besides that this game is one of the best Spiderman games out there highly recommended for any TRUE Spiderman fan. Full Review »