Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  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. I loved every second spent playing this game except for the final boss. I loved the backgrounds, character unlocks, voices, story line, and upgrade possibilities.
  5. Some flashy action, a playful sense of humor, and a clean visual style bring this otherwise straightforward beat-'em-up to life.
  6. It may not be worth much more than a rental, but it'll be one of the most satisfying rentals you play in a long time.
  7. Together, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is a package that does okay, but isn't necessarily intended for anyone old enough to play games like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
  8. 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]
  9. 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.
  10. 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]
  11. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    60
    You will find a monotonous and linear experience that doesn’t seem to have any relation with either the movies or the comics. Only the co-op and the amount of playable characters can be of any interest to any Spidey fan. [Dec 2007]
  12. PSM Magazine
    50
    This latest Spider-Man is pure repetition-ville. [Dec 2007, p.89]
  13. Spider-man: Friend or Foe is another title that clearly isn't made for experienced gamers, and certainly won't please anyone aged in their teens or older.
  14. 49
    The game is obviously geared most toward the younger set, but even kids like a bit of challenge, right?
  15. 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]

Awards & Rankings

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#27 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Feb 6, 2011
    8
    Spider-Man: Friend or Foe may be aimed at younger audiences but is a great if simple brawler, sound effects are ok and voice acting isSpider-Man: Friend or Foe may be aimed at younger audiences but is a great if simple brawler, sound effects are ok and voice acting is passable, but the controls are great and easy to access, the graphics are great and one of the better looking games on the Playstation 2, it has some great co-op options and some cool unlockable characters, it has some pretty good versus options, all in all it's a highly enjoyable brawler. Full Review »
  2. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    the game is just awesome

    superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr cooooooooooolll
  3. May 10, 2018
    4
    Now, I won't lie. This game does have some good points. I just seem to have forgotten them somewhere around the point I realized I was doingNow, I won't lie. This game does have some good points. I just seem to have forgotten them somewhere around the point I realized I was doing the same thing for the fiftieth time. The further into the game you get, the worse it gets. Don't get me wrong, it's fun to team up with baddies and the like while customizing Spidey but, everything else gets very old, very fast. Full Review »