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Spider-Man 2

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
80
3.9
PlayStation 2
78
3.7
Xbox
79
3.7
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Description

Based on the sequel to the popular 2002 movie of the same name, Spider-Man 2 once again places the player in the web-slinger's tights as he goes up against Dr. Octopus in this 3D adventure game.

Unlike the first game, however, the sequel is much more open-ended (à la Grand Theft Auto: Vice City), allowing Spider-Man free reign to explore New York City and performing everyday heroics; stopping muggers, bank robberies and car-jackers to more mundane pursuits such as delivering pizzas and snapping photos for the Daily Bugle.

However, the action becomes even more intense as not only does Spidey have to keep the streets safe in general for the citizens of Manhattan, he also has to face up against such super villains as Rhino, Shocker, Mysterio and Calypso, as well as a few entanglements with the Black Cat along the way to square off against Dr. Octopus and save New York in the process!

Screenshots

Spider-Man 2 Xbox Gee, I wonder whose going to stop this robbery...
Spider-Man 2 GameCube You can act like a regular citizen, but the fact is, you are a super-hero, so walking instead of swinging is just not going to earn you any points for your special-reflexes gauge.
Spider-Man 2 GameCube Green markers will provide you with sometimes useful sometimes funny hints and comments.
Spider-Man 2 Xbox Swinging through New York on a nice night.

Alternate Titles

  • "蜘蛛侠2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Amazing, Spectacular, etc. PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5235)
You Will Believe A Spider Can Fly. GameCube Guy Chapman (1745)
Great, but don't expect an action packed game Xbox AL Bastard (2)
This game could have been so much better. PlayStation 2 James Kirk (159)

The Press Says

Game Revolution GameCube Jul, 2004 A- 91
GameZone Xbox Jul 14, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Next Level Gaming GameCube Jul 06, 2004 90 out of 100 90
IGN Xbox Jun 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
DreamStation.cc Xbox Sep 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90
1UP Xbox Jun 30, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Aug, 2004 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Xbox Jul 23, 2004 7 out of 10 70
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox Mar 29, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Spider-Man 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Concept Art

On the walls of the comic book shops are screencaps from the game and concept art of Spider-Man villains like Kraven the Hunter and The Lizard.

Game World

The game includes a totally realistic 3D representation of New York City, with all places accessible. The only way to get to the Statue of Liberty (after the battle with Mysterio) is to hitch a ride on the helicopter patrolling the water. The geography also includes Ground Zero where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center used to be. Wait for night and two columns of light can be seen where they were.

Kirsten Dunst

According to Ireland On-Line, Kirsten Dunst was initially unhappy with her avatar: "I got to approve the video game, the way she looks. They made her boobs gigantic. I was like, 'Tone down the boobs, please!' It was a little ridiculous."

Pedestrians

Every so often, you may hear a pedestrian mutter "Luckily no one suspects my secret identity". Occasionally during an armored car robbery, one of the security guards who is tied up will utter: "If I could just reach... my utility belt". Both are of course references to superheroes and secret identities.

References

  • On one of the upper levels of the Empire State Building, you can find the Vulture's feathers.
  • Occasionally, an enemy will say "Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!" That line is a lyric from the '60s Spider-Man theme song.
  • Mysterio's line in the theater, "You have no chance to survive, make your time!", is a deliberate error and was originally said in the Genesis game Zero Wing.

Sales

Best selling video game of June 2004.

Awards

Information also contributed by James Kirk, MegaMegaMan, piltdown man, Sciere and WildKard.

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Contributed to by Guy Chapman (1745)