Ultimate Spider-Man

Critic Score User Score
Windows
75
3.4
PlayStation 2
76
3.7
Xbox
78
3.0
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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.

Screenshots

Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Title Screen
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Venom hates Spider-man fanboys!
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Game Over!
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows To quote Scorpion: Come here!

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Critic Reviews

TeamXbox Xbox Sep 23, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Target Xbox Aug 14, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Over Online GameCube Oct 13, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Playback Windows Nov, 2005 4.75 out of 6 79
Just RPG Xbox Nov, 2005 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 24, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2005 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 26, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
videogamer.com Xbox Oct 17, 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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