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Ultimate Spider-Man

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
78
...
Windows
75
...
GameCube
80
3.8
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Description

When 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.

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Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Completing challenges upgrades Spidey's abilities
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Spider-sense tingling!
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows To quote Scorpion: Come here!
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Ultimate Spider-Man: The Frank Miller version.

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles GameCube Sep 22, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2005 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Windows Oct 27, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Game Over Online Xbox Oct 13, 2005 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Sep 30, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Age Xbox Oct 13, 2005 B 75
Jolt (UK) Xbox Nov 05, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 05, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – Best Use of License of the Year (PC)

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Contributed to by Sciere (281095) and Terrence Bosky (5232)