Spider-Man

PlayStation
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. 100
    It's a great representation of how to handle a superhero in video game form, and surpasses other lame efforts like "Superman N64" and "Batman Forever" (remember that crap?).
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    The best superhero game ever, featuring America's favorite webhead. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  3. There are so many extras, such as collecting new suits, new special powers, and classic comic book covers, that you will play this game for a long time.
  4. Antagonist
    92
    This Spider-Man lives up to everything you wanted it to -- it's Spectacular! It's Amazing! It's Sensational! Most importantly, it's not a clone of all the other Spider-Man games!
  5. Da Gameboyz
    91
    The graphics are perfect and the sound, especially the voice acting, is the best I've heard in a long time.
  6. Easily the most impressive PlayStation game I've played this year and is one that should be owned by everyone.
  7. CheckOut
    90
    Add to the mix that there are plenty of secrets to uncover, including cover art, character viewers, training sessions and even costume changes and you have a one loaded game worthy of high praise.
  8. 90
    The training missions are pretty robust, and there are lots of costumes to uncover, but in the end, while I loved "Spider-Man," it was a little too simplistic, a little too short, and the control a bit too wacked for my taste.
  9. Spank!
    90
    At last a decent comic-book conversion that is extremely playable and will even appeal to those who aren't fans of the comic.
  10. 90
    Be warned, some parts will frustrate you to the point of anger, but there's no shame in infinite continues.
  11. Daily Radar
    88
    With great gameplay comes a great game.
  12. They've created the first game featuring a comic book hero that doesn't disappoint.
  13. Whether it's eluding the NYPD's helicopter force's raining of missiles down at you or evading the powerful grasp of Venom, the action is relentless.
  14. Combining platform, fighting and some limited shooter elements, Spider-Man effectively interweaves the intense gameplay with a story befitting of the webslinger's comic-based heritage.
  15. Most importantly, it is fun. Something that most games do not have going for them now a days.
  16. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    Even with its twitchy control and funky camera angles, it's a top-notch action/adventure worthy of the moniker. Excelsior!
  17. Most frustrating, though, is when the camera inverts your perspective after the execution of a zip line -- while it may seem as if nothing's amiss (as the subtle change in perspective will surely evade your notice), the controls will indeed be reversed, causing "up" to mean "down," and vice versa.
  18. Game Fan
    73
    Unfortunately, while nice visuals, a humorous character, innovative play mechanics and good replay value are promising, the sluggish control and annoying camera problems will certainly frustrate most "True Believers."
  19. But taken purely as a game, this one could use some radiation treatment.

Awards & Rankings

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#9 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
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#11 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 284 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 284
  1. MarkD.
    Nov 5, 2006
    8
    Now this is what a good action game should be like true believers - non stop action from start to finish without a pause for breath. Yeah, Now this is what a good action game should be like true believers - non stop action from start to finish without a pause for breath. Yeah, it's a bit short and a bit linier but who cares when your having so much fun! Full Review »
  2. Sep 3, 2018
    10
    From the first time I tried this game, I had in mind an example of what the other Spider-Man video games should be like. Simply the best.From the first time I tried this game, I had in mind an example of what the other Spider-Man video games should be like. Simply the best. Special mention for the voice actors that made it simply amazing. Just not only playing, YOU WILL LOVE IT. Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2012
    8
    I remember playing this game a long time ago, but I think I can honestly say in my opinion that this is the best Spiderman game I've played,I remember playing this game a long time ago, but I think I can honestly say in my opinion that this is the best Spiderman game I've played, and that includes beating out Spiderman 2 and Ultimate Spiderman which many consider as the best Spiderman games, which I agree with. This game was so cool though, I never was able to beat it though, because I ended up getting lost somewhere. This game haves the best Venom out of anything, especially better than the Spiderman 3 Venom. Full Review »