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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 Cleaning up the town, thug by thug.
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows To quote Scorpion: Come here!
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows NYC Map
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Sweet!

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User Reviews

A great spider-man game that should go in your PS2 library PlayStation 2 Jordan Quinn (4)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox Sep 22, 2005 9.4 out of 10 94
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jul 04, 2006 17 out of 20 85
IGN GameCube Sep 22, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de GameCube Oct 27, 2005 83 out of 100 83
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy GameCube Sep 23, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
videogamer.com Xbox Oct 17, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamer Within Xbox Oct 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

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

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