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  • Summary: Play both sides as Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of super hero Spider-Man AND super villain Venom. Penned and illustrated by famed comic book creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, the game picks up right where the story left off. Dive into an immersivePlay both sides as Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of super hero Spider-Man AND super villain Venom. Penned and illustrated by famed comic book creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, the game picks up right where the story left off. Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology that literally brings the comic to life in every action-packed frame. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 95
    A vibrant, eye-popping superhero disc that has more style, wit and compelling gameplay in its first 10 minutes than most games have in their entirety.
  2. The true letdown, though, is that the master villains can still be supremely frustrating to defeat, requiring several replays and exhaustive bouts of highly patterned attacks.
  3. 84
    If you aren’t a big Spidey fan you might want to skip this because of the repetitive nature of things, but fans of the comics can’t go wrong picking Ultimate Spider-Man up.
  4. While it undoubtedly falls short in certain key areas – the imperfect controls, the repetitive side missions, the slightly bland engine... – it will certainly be more than adequate for any Spidey fan feeling the need for some web-slinging.
  5. The PC version of Ultimate Spider-Man finally gives Activision a chance to make up for Spider-Man 2, but it doesn’t quite live up to it’s ‘Ultimate’ moniker.
  6. It’s best to go at these extra missions and goals in moderation though, as playing them for an extended amount of time can get boring.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    One of those games that never realize their full potential because of design miscues. [Jan 2006, p.47]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    This game is one of the best super hero games ever made! In my personal opinion, I still prefer Spider-Man 2 the most, but other than that youThis game is one of the best super hero games ever made! In my personal opinion, I still prefer Spider-Man 2 the most, but other than that you should definitely give this one a try! Expand
  2. ChrisC.
    Dec 28, 2005
    10
    Amazing game, all too short. A credit to cell shade graphics.
  3. Jun 24, 2017
    10
    This game is amazing, and was easily one of my favorite games from my childhood. The novel style graphics are fantastic and make you feel asThis game is amazing, and was easily one of my favorite games from my childhood. The novel style graphics are fantastic and make you feel as though you are playing a comic book, which is awesome for me. I have also played Web of Shadows and Shattered Dimensions (Which are also amazing), but this game has a special place in my heart. Expand
  4. CharlieW.
    Jan 6, 2006
    9
    Thank God that they got it right this time. Spider-Man 2 made me want to blow chunks, but this game is pure gold. Thank you Activision!
  5. Feb 2, 2015
    9
    Spider-Man fans will generally enjoy this very exciting game. It may take a while to complete (including city events, races, combat tours andSpider-Man fans will generally enjoy this very exciting game. It may take a while to complete (including city events, races, combat tours and tokens), and you may need a guide to unlock all costumes, but still, the satisfaction at the end is unparalleled. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2013
    8
    Pluses: good graphics, very easy control, big open world, cool music, different bosses and foes, many secrets and easter eggs, interestingPluses: good graphics, very easy control, big open world, cool music, different bosses and foes, many secrets and easter eggs, interesting plot.
    Minuses: game is shot, stupid system of getting missions.
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  7. Mar 2, 2015
    3
    One of the worst Spider Man games i ever played. Graphics are ok, but i don't like novel graphic on this game. It's like a story for kids.One of the worst Spider Man games i ever played. Graphics are ok, but i don't like novel graphic on this game. It's like a story for kids. Controls are bad too. Expand

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