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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: 32 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
  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. I really like the diverse gameplay between Venom and Spider-Man. This makes the game a whole lot more interesting because they each have their own style of play, which helps break up any repetition that might form.
  4. The Spider-Man franchise goes back to its comic book roots, and produces one solid adventure for the web crawler which could be too short for its own good.
  5. Even with its difficulty problems, the only really bad thing I can say about this title is that its way too short, and there’s way too little to do.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    The campaign mode could be just a little more robust. [Dec 2005, p.109]
  7. games(TM)
    30
    Once the contentment of seeing the impressive 'ultimate'look of the Spider-Man characters has faded and the comic book flair has become old news, it's still going to be a very bitter pill to swallow. [Dec 2005, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  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. Apr 18, 2012
    10
    Great game. In my opinion this game is superior to Spider-Man 2 in terms of extra content. There are plenty of comic covers, costumes,Great game. In my opinion this game is superior to Spider-Man 2 in terms of extra content. There are plenty of comic covers, costumes, landmark tokens, secrets tokens, races. and more to complete. The amount of content is large enough to keep you playing for a long time. Expand
  3. 4DI
    Nov 24, 2012
    9
    Best spiderman game ever! I wish they kept the pizza delivery missions though.
  4. Wongit
    Oct 5, 2005
    8
    The same great gameplay as spiderman 2. if you loved that game you will surely love this one. i like the graphics more on this one because itThe same great gameplay as spiderman 2. if you loved that game you will surely love this one. i like the graphics more on this one because it really looks like your playing through a comic book which is very impressive. My onlly gripe...which might be because im not that far is that you cant do web rodeo on people or grab them and throw them off buildings like you did in spiderman 2, thats the only thing thats lacking from this one. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    I love that you can play as venom and the combat is pretty basic but can be fun I guess. Web swinging is not bad can be fan too. I love theI love that you can play as venom and the combat is pretty basic but can be fun I guess. Web swinging is not bad can be fan too. I love the way it looks!!! Ultimate Spider-man for the ps2 is an awesome game and i'm so glad I have it! Expand
  6. AnthonyC.
    Sep 30, 2005
    7
    It's fun, don't get me wrong. It's more of Spiderman 2, but prettier. The style is what sets this above others.
  7. CoryP
    Oct 9, 2005
    0
    Hey its either a smash (10) or trash (0), and I found this game floating in a cess pool. It has the same game play as the 2nd spiderman but Hey its either a smash (10) or trash (0), and I found this game floating in a cess pool. It has the same game play as the 2nd spiderman but with cell shaded graphics (which I do love), but lacks any other special qualities that make it, well new. The new feature which allows you to switch to Venom through out the game was nice, seeing as how Venom was the only good part of the game, but even still the experience was ruined when you couldn't play as him as much, swing from buildings, and constantly look for nourishment for the pesky life draining suit. With spider-man the creators decided to polish this turd of a game by making him 15 yrs of age but even worse the wit of a 6 year old with head trauma from being beatin with a wiffle bat, to quote spider-man, "sweet sassy malassy" (*cringe*), or my favourite "why couldn't I just for once fight a giant size huggy bear who gives kisses" (*spew*). With that said the experience I gained through playing this game to the end, it is left to say, play something else, unless your used to disappointment. Expand

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#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
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#15 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005