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Spider-Man 3

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
54
4.4
Wii
60
3.4
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Description

Based off the 2007 movie of the same name, Spider-Man 3 puts players in charge of the titular hero as he tries to once again New York City safe from the combined menace of the New Goblin, the Sandman, and Venom.

The game style is similar to Spider-Man 2 in which the player is free to explore a large scale version of New York City in a "Sandbox" style, this time in a larger city that allows for exploration of the subway and sewer systems. The game also allows for players to adventure in storylines not explored in the third film, such as facing familiar Spider-Man villains like Kraven, the Lizard, Scorpion, Rhino and the Kingpin, or breaking up various gang factions.

One of the main focal points of the new game is the inclusion of Spider-Man's black symbiote costume. When wearing the traditional red and blue costume, Spider-Man is more fast and is more accepted by the public. When wearing the black costume, Spider-Man becomes stronger and more aggressive.

The game also includes "cineractives" - cinematic scenes that allow for participation via button presses or controller movements.

This version also has the inclusion of Morbius and Shriek as bosses to fight against. The black costume is an interchangeable accessory after a certain point in the game, but can threaten to overwhelm Peter if worn too long.

The Wii version allows for full web-swinging control via the Wiimote and Nunchuk. The control set-up acts as Spider-Man's "hands", allowing players to swing by performing the appropriate gestures.

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Great Controls Marred By A Drop In Overall Quality. Wii Guy Chapman (1745)

The Press Says

GamerDad PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendo Front Wii May 17, 2007 66 out of 100 66
Armchair Empire, The Wii Jul 09, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Extreme Gamer Wii May 19, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Da Gameboyz Wii May, 2007 5.75 out of 10 58
IGN Wii May 04, 2007 5.7 out of 10 57
Entertainment Depot, The Wii May 28, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Softpedia PlayStation 2 May 19, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 May 21, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxvideo.com Wii May 09, 2007 10 out of 20 50

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  • Spider-Man 3 (Official website from Activision for Spider-Man 3.)
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