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  • Summary: Spider-Man: Friend or Foe challenges players to defeat and then join forces with notorious movie nemeses including Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, and other classic Spider-Man characters. Players embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat, by controlling Spider-Man and oneSpider-Man: Friend or Foe challenges players to defeat and then join forces with notorious movie nemeses including Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, and other classic Spider-Man characters. Players embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat, by controlling Spider-Man and one of numerous Super Hero or Super Villain sidekicks, as they master unique fighting moves and styles while switching between characters to execute team combos and defeat foes. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe features a unique co-op mode in which a friend can join the game at any time and take control of Spidey’s sidekick as they battle through the game side-by-side and replay favorite levels. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Being able to jump into the game, and back out, without losing any progress or exit to the main menu makes this especially family friendly.
  2. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, despite being aimed at a squarely younger audience, is a very fun game despite its simplicity. It doesn’t have the depth of something like say, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, but should provide plenty of fun for those looking for a simple brawler with characters from the Spider-Man universe.
  3. Repetition and camera issues are damaging, but Spider-Man: Friend or Foe still prevails as the best PS2 brawler released in 2007 (thus far).
  4. PSM3 Magazine UK
    63
    It's linear and not much happens, but flicking between characters adds variation and the cut-scenes are nicely tongue-in-cheek. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  5. Friend or Foe is a generic game which is salvaged by the co-op play. For new or young gamers this is a great title, but for those who have been around the block, there's nothing to see here.
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Its loose take on the Spidey mythology might annoy some, but this is a decent enough multiplayer-friendly beat-'em-up. [Dec 2007, p.91]
  7. Game Informer
    45
    Never has a hero looked so stupid. As catastrophic as these missteps are, they pale in comparison to Spidey’s egregious video game blunder, Friend or Foe. [Nov 2007, p.144]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jan 29, 2015
    10
    Well,where to start?Haha...I got this game right after I went to surgery.My mom accidentally cut of half of my mole on my back because sheWell,where to start?Haha...I got this game right after I went to surgery.My mom accidentally cut of half of my mole on my back because she always tickles me and of course she has big nails.That happened in 2007 or 2008 but the time I got this game is near to when it was released.This game was released on october 2nd and my birthday is october 4th lol pretty close ain't it?I will remember this game not as a sign from apology from my mom but as a great game it is.It's an RPG adventure game where you collect points from boxes and you get combos,unlock things...Story is cool and characters are REALLY funny.This game is funny A LOT!! Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    the game is just awesome

    superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr cooooooooooolll
  3. Jul 29, 2020
    10
    This game is so amazing it's very cool I love it ❤️❤️ One of the best games in ps2
  4. NickT.
    Oct 5, 2007
    8
    Hey! this game is a lot of fun. Not the most challenging thing on earth, but hey, i got a lot of enjoment out of it. the wide variety of Hey! this game is a lot of fun. Not the most challenging thing on earth, but hey, i got a lot of enjoment out of it. the wide variety of characters is pretty darn cool. you should rent it at least. Excelsior! Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2019
    6
    It's cool. Nothing more. It even gets pretty boring with time. Just my opinion guys.
  6. Apr 28, 2020
    5
    I feel and obsessive compulsion to play every Spider-Man game. The concept, box art, and greatest hits banner really caught my attention. OnceI feel and obsessive compulsion to play every Spider-Man game. The concept, box art, and greatest hits banner really caught my attention. Once you've played about 5 minutes of the game you feel like you've seen it all already. Sure there are upgrades to be unlocked, but you default to one or two of Spidey's moves and you spam them the entire game. It's sort of fun to be able to play as Doc Ock and Scorpion until you realize all of Spidey's moves are much better. I spent maybe 30 seconds with every villain until switching back to Spidey. The levels are completely bland and uninspired. It's a simple beat em up with linear levels and no puzzles. Rinse and repeat until it's over. The team up super move is so lazy that it's laughable. The worst part of this game is that it's just incredibly boring and I couldn't wait for it to be over. The most interesting part of this is that it's technically a movie tie-in so it's supposed to be the same Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Spider-Man from the Raimi films. It's interesting that they released two Spider-Man movie games in 2007. Movies don't even get the one video game any more.

    James Arnold Taylor is fine as the voice of Spider-Man except he sounds nothing different than Ratchet in this. 12 year olds won't notice but I did damn it. If you're reading this in 2020 skip this game. There are so many better Spider-Man options for all ages.
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  7. Jan 9, 2014
    4
    This game is horrible
    why?
    because its too repetitive,tha gameplay is very simple and clumsy its not impressive,its bored and too
    This game is horrible
    why?
    because its too repetitive,tha gameplay is very simple and clumsy
    its not impressive,its bored and too ridiculous
    i hate it
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#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007