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Spider-Man (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Do whatever a spider can ! DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Best Spider-man game to date! James Kirk (159) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A good mix of action and adventure. Jim Fun (222) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (27 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Just Adventure
This game is one huge interactive comic book, from the "thwip" of Spider-Man's web-shooters to the dripping sarcasm of Spidey's quips. Stan Lee's melodramatic narration is a hoot, and the animation is top-notch and proves that the Playstation still has a lot of life left in it. Varying degrees of difficulty from Children to Experienced ensure that the entire family can enjoy the game on different levels. This is a must-have game for anyone looking for the best in the action/adventure genre, and I give it a big thumbs-up.
Power Unlimited
Het heeft een behoorlijke tijd geduurd, maar nu is er dan eindelijk een Action game die een superhero, nota bene mijn persoonlijke held, eens een keer goet tot z'n recht laat komen. Neversoft en Activision, mijn dank is groot!
PSX Extreme
SpiderMan is definitely this years best adventure game as far as I'm concerned. With all the features all the great stages that you will want to play over and over again SpiderMan is a bang for the buck. The some of stages may be a bit short but there are quite a lot of them and rumor has it that you can play as SpiderMan in his Venom symbiote costume. SpiderMan is an exceptional game, there are many different modes, secrets, and best of lots and lots of variety. Pick up SpiderMan, it is one of the most enjoyable games out there and you will want to beat it over and over again. Now if you excuse me I have some web-slinging to do.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
The game really does the Spider-Man dynasty justice; lets just hope the lineage continues in quality with the forthcoming PS2 version. If you own a PlayStation though, don't be daft, get out there and buy this, now.
Game Critics
As a past and current fan of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Activision's Spider-Man is quite simply a dream come true. It is the first such game that plays how I have always pictured a Spider-Man game would. In addition to the great gameplay, it offers wonderful bonuses and "spiderific" intricacies to satisfy any aficionado. Sure, it is hampered by some control and camera problems, but pound for pound this game is one of the few that deserves to have the Spider-Man license attached to it.
Neversoft's most recent PlayStation release, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater showcased the developer's talent for taking a subject universally deemed ill-suited for the videogame medium, and they produced an incredible videogame experience in spite of it. When I heard that the same developer would make Spider-Man, I was excited. But after I saw the first images of the game running in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater engine, I knew it would be something special. The end product is probably the truest portrayal of an interactive Spider-Man adventure that has ever been made. Where as previous Spider-Man licensed games were nothing more than glorified Final Fight clones, this interpretation has removed the usual 2-D limitations and created a large 3-D world for Spider-Man to explore and make real use of his special abilities. Just like in his comics and TV shows, Spider-Man can scale walls and crawl along ceilings, shoot his web at enemies and lift and toss heavy objects at enemies.
What can I say about this game? It's the best superhero game on the market, it's really a lot of fun to play and it manages to walk the fence perfectly between overly serious and stupid/goofy. Since playing this game I have charged myself with a mission: With great video games comes great reviewing responsibility -- and this is a great game.
Super Play
Helt i motsats till mina föraningar tycker jag därför att alla som gillar äventyrsspel ska köpa Spider-Man. Man behöver absolut inte vara något Marvel-fan för att uppskatta det. Oc hdet är bara så skönt att inse att det inte finns några absoluta sanningar när det gäller TV-spel. Allting är möjligt, bara man vet vad man vill och brinner för det man gör.
All Game Guide
I've played a lot of superhero videogames over the years and Spider-Man comes closest by far to making me feel like a superpowered being in tights. Batman for the NES is still my favorite superhero title, but Spider-Man comes close. For those of you who were ripped off by the dreadful Superman for the Nintendo 64, redeem yourself by picking up or at least renting Spider-Man for the PlayStation.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Overall however, the game's minor flaws aren't enough to derail all of the effort put into the game. It's about time Spidey got justice in the world of video games and it's been well worth the 15-year wait. A definite must own for all fans of great games.
Mega Fun
Mit dem Einkauf der Spider-Man-Lizenz hat Activision den Marve-Comics einen großen Gefallen getan Alle anderen Solo-Spiele dieser Heldentruppe konnte man bisher lediglich als durchschnittlich bezeichnen. Mit Spider-Man ändert sich diese Tatsache schlagartig. Mit einem durchdachten Gameplay und überzeugender Kulisse ist dieser Titel nicht nur für Fans der Serie geeignet. Selten hat es so viel Spaß gemacht, sich mit klebrigen Seilen völlig frei durch die Metropole New York zu schwingen. Aber euch dieses sehr gute Spiel hat einige Mängel, die eine Höchstwertung verhindern. Vor allem die hakelige Steuerung und die tückische Kameraperspektive verwiesen teilweise den Spielspaß. Die Grafik hätte ebenfalls noch etwas überarbeitet werden können.
Now that Neversoft's had a go at it, though, Spider-Man fans should be pleased to know that the video game world has been blessed with an excellent framework on which to base future Spider-Man games - and an exceptional game to boot. Neversoft's Spider-Man was built around the engine that powered Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and that engine's ability to render such expansive environments was doubtlessly vital in creating the teeming, often precarious playgrounds in which Spidey and his loathsome villains now frolic. The game's systems - from Spider-Man's arsenal of abilities to the camera that follows him - are all wonderfully functional, but, of course, they're not without their warts.
Leider überzeugt Spiderman nicht hundertprozentig. Es gibt einige Mängel, welche einfach zu eklatant sind, um sie einfach wegen der guten Grafikengine und dem durchaus vorhandenen Spielspaß zu ignorieren. Die Steuerung ist für Anfänger einfach zu schwierig. Man hat nie das Gefühl, dass man die totale Kontrolle über old Spidey hat. Außerdem passiert in den Levels nicht überragend viel. Nebenbei bemerkt sind die Rätsel eigentlich eher kleine "Gegenstand von A nach B tragen" Aufgaben. Neben den wirklich schlechte CG-Sequenzen (hätte Neversoft sich doch nur entschlossen die Filme in Zeichentrickform oder zumindest mit der In-Game Engine darzustellen) nervt auch die fast nicht vorhandene Musik. Schade, was bleibt ist ein gutes Action-Adventure mit Marvel-Bonus und ordentlich viel Extras. Für Motivation ist also gesorgt nur leider ist es nicht der (nicht nur von mir) erhoffte Überknaller. Fans des Helden greifen auf jeden Fall zu, die anderen sollten eher probe spielen.
Un titre qui ravira sans nul doute les accros de Peter Parker en proposant une aventure de longue haleine, ne laissant que de rares moments de répit au joueur. Une réalisation de bonne qualité et un personnage aussi charmeur que charismatique pour nous entraîner en fin de compte dans un jeu d'action très sympathique.
While we're huge comic book fans, and glad that Spidey has finally gotten a game worthy of his name, we still can't fully recommend this game to everyone. However, if you're more of a casual gamer who wants an experience that's not too brain- or time-intensive, then Spider-Man might just be able to snare you in his web.
Game Revolution
For the most part, I have enjoyed playing Spider-Man, but not because of the game or the adventure. I have enjoyed it because of how cool Spidey looks swinging through the city and utilizing his multitude of abilities. Plus I used to be a certifiable comic book nerd, so seeing Daredevil, the Human Torch, Carnage and many other Marvel greats is a real treat. But taken purely as a game, this one could use some radiation treatment.
Incarnez le plus célèbre des tisseurs de toile dans cette adaptation fidèle aux comic books et au dessin animé des années 80, qui vous plonge dans une aventure bariolée, hélas gâchée par une réalisation accusant de méchants défauts. Le rythme et la variété des missions de Spiderman réussissent cependant à atténuer ces erreurs, ne serait-ce que grâce à sa galerie de super-vilains.