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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 Swinging...
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows I said I want your car Bitch!!! Oh... Wait, wrong game.
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Leaping away after a one-two combo
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Title Screen

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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

JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jul 04, 2006 17 out of 20 85
PC Powerplay Windows Nov, 2005 84 out of 100 84
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 2006 B+ 83
Gaming Target Xbox Aug 14, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GameDaily Xbox Sep 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy GameCube Sep 23, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Sep 30, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 14, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Cheat Code Central Xbox Sep, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Oct 17, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67

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Awards

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

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