DescriptionWhen 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a genetically altered spider he became faster, stronger, more agile and gained the spider-like ability to cling to walls. Add web shooters and a costume and Peter becomes Spider-Man. Eddie Brock, Jr. is Peter’s childhood friend. In search of his scientist father’s legacy, Eddie came in contact with a symbiotic suit which transformed him into the monstrous Venom. Ultimate Spider-Man follows both their Brian Michael Bendis-scripted adventures, as Spidey attempts to prevent Venom from killing innocents while Venom seeks to avoid S.H.I.E.L.D.’s machinations.
The Ultimate version of the Spider-Man mythos revamps the franchise, bringing in edgier (and often younger) versions of famous superheroes and supervillains. The Human Torch, Wolverine, Electro, and Green Goblin are some of the Ultimate characters who make appearances. Ultimate Spider-Man features a fully rendered, cel-shaded Manhattan open to exploration.
With few exceptions, Spider-Man and Venom can explore Manhattan and Queens, climbing, jumping, and web swinging away. Story missions show up as hot spots on the map as do other in-game objectives. When the player is done patrolling (or destroying) the city, they can hit these hot spots to advance the story. Between story missions, Spider-Man and Venom can follow race paths, go on combat tours, discover and collect hidden icons, and help (or hurt) the citizens of New York.
Part of the Following Groups
- Marvel licensees
- Middleware: NGL
- Nintendo Player's Choice releases
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- Spider-Man licensees
- Visual technique / style: Cel shaded
|A great spider-man game that should go in your PS2 library||Jordan Quinn (4)|
|Game Chronicles||Sep 22, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|GameZone||Oct 12, 2005||8.4 out of 10||84|
|IGN||Sep 22, 2005||8.3 out of 10||83|
|GameSpy||Sep 23, 2005||80|
|GameSpot||Sep 26, 2005||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Game industry News (GiN)||2005||70|
|GameCity||Dec 02, 2005||70 out of 100||70|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Oct 12, 2005||14 out of 20||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Oct 19, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|Diehard GameFan||Sep 29, 2005||4.7 out of 10||47|
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Related Web Sites
- Ultimate Spider-Man (Official game website)