Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. The outdoor levels are much more fun and enjoyable than the indoor levels--so much that the game could have been considerably better had there simply been more of the former and less of the latter.
  2. 72
    If you can live with the load times, and don't mind avoiding Kraven, give this game a try; it's a spideriffic and mostly commendable effort.
  3. What this boils down to is fun aerial levels being broken up all to often by boring ground levels.
  4. PSM Magazine
    70
    Aside from the obvious graphics enhancements and some minor new gameplay additions, it doesn't accomplish much more than its PSone predecessors did. In fact, in some minor ways, it's worse. [July 2002, p.38]
  5. The camera issues will frustrate more than a few players. The variety of missions is a plus, but the casualty is a lack of cohesiveness.
  6. The combat, mission objectives, controls and camera are often working in tandem against you, which is obviously frustrating to the point where it’s eventually not worth playing to get the heaps of extras you can unlock after beating the game.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    The repetition and generally dated gameplay kept me from ever getting overly excited about playing it. [July 2002, p.118]
  8. 60
    Given that you can walk on walls, swing rapidly in different directions, and crawl through tight spaces, programming a good camera system can be quite difficult. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work well indoors.
  9. This PS2 version is the least likely to be asked to the Prom. Compared to the others, Spidey's PS2 world is grainy with jagged edges. There is a lot of noticeable slowdown from numerous onscreen NPCs.
  10. If you can get past the stealth sections of Spider-Man, there is plenty to enjoy.
  11. Voiceovers by Bruce Campbell and some excellent unlockable features just aren’t enough to make this game worthwhile. Watch the movies or read the comic instead.

Awards & Rankings

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#30 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 70
  2. Negative: 6 out of 70
  1. Jul 16, 2011
    6
    Yeah the movie was incredible , the game is awful by some big flaws. Too start with , the camera is annoying and frustrating, very crazy. TheYeah the movie was incredible , the game is awful by some big flaws. Too start with , the camera is annoying and frustrating, very crazy. The objectives feel uninspired and simple, too plain, flat. The story is great adding the more content with the villains that we know from Mr spidey. is perfect kids, for adults, maybe. Full Review »
  2. Neo.G.
    May 15, 2003
    10
    I found it to be an "amazing" experience. Sure the camera angles are a bit screwy from time-2-time but overall, this game is simply action I found it to be an "amazing" experience. Sure the camera angles are a bit screwy from time-2-time but overall, this game is simply action packed! Tons of combat moves and airborne battles. It's like your actually inside a comic book. I also laughed a lot at Spidey and other's comical quips. Full Review »
  3. Apr 21, 2020
    8
    This was my first Spiderman game and it is so special for me because is my favourite superhero, based on the first movie with many charactersThis was my first Spiderman game and it is so special for me because is my favourite superhero, based on the first movie with many characters and really entertaining. Full Review »