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Spider-Man 2 (PSP)

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Description

The PSP received its own adaptation of the superhero sequel Spider-Man 2. Unlike the console version with its open-world design, the PSP game is strictly linear. Spider-Man must make his way through 19 levels, each presenting him with a series of challenges. He must beat up thugs and robots, save a police car from dropping from a bridge, turn on the sprinkler system in a burning warehouse, carry away civilians from a failed fusion experiment, rescue hostages in a museum and much more. Spidey can swing from buildings, pull himself up to the ceiling and crawl on walls to get around. To defeat the many enemies, he can use a variety of kicks and punches which can be built up into combos. His webbing comes into play in various ways: he can shoot it at enemies to knock them out temporarily and must also use it to complete various objectives, like fixing leaky pipes for the sprinkling system. During the game, Spidey earns Hero Points, which can be spent after each level to unlock new moves and some bonuses. Hero Points are awarded for completing a level, using combos, high levels of health and webbing remaining, time used and secret spider symbols found.

The game follows the story of the film only loosely (in the levels concerning Doctor Octopus). Many other Spider-Man villains are featured and must be defeated, including Mysterio, the Rhino, the Shocker and the Vulture. The story is told through a mixture of pre-rendered and in-game cutscenes, for which film actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina and JK Simmons reprise their roles.


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Spider-Man 2 PSP I disarm the thug and...
Spider-Man 2 PSP I ain't called Spider-man for nothing!
Spider-Man 2 PSP Is Mysterio behind this illusion of 2D?
Spider-Man 2 PSP ..kick his miserable butt.

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The Press Says

GameZone Mar 16, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Oct 15, 2005 80 out of 100 80
MAN!AC Oct, 2005 72 out of 100 72
IGN Mar 16, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
G4 TV: X-Play Jul 20, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PSM2 (Playstation 2 Magazine) UK Aug 11, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 04, 2005 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Mar 23, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Shark Apr 13, 2005 D 25

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Terok Nor (18914) added Spider-Man 2 (PSP) on Feb 23, 2014