Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (Windows)

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Category Description User Score
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
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Overall User Score (2 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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PGNx Media (Oct 03, 2007)
The game’s graphics are respectable but not great. The key characters from the Spider-Man movies including Spider-Man, Venom, Green (and New) Goblin, Sandman, and Doctor Octopus look like the their movie counterparts although they’re considerably more comic-book and cartoony in Friend or Foe. The various environments look different enough and boast a good amount of variety. But on a purely technical level the game isn’t going to win any awards since the main characters aren’t super-detailed, the enemies are somewhat generic, and the environments don’t show off any insanely detailed textures.
DreamStation.cc (Dec 01, 2007)
Overall, Spiderman: Friend or Foe is an average game with some above average moments. To a comic geek like me, the comic feel and bright graphics were a welcome change of pace. Above average voice acting and a fun story round out the presentation of the title. It won’t redefine any genres, but it’s a fun diversion. Lack of online co-op hurts and detracts from a pretty solid game.
Game Vortex (Oct 16, 2007)
This game should be rated CT for Carpel Tunnel. The repetitive button-mashing on the PC is sure to cause some kind of long-term damage. As is with most "Games for Windows" titles, you can hook up your XBOX 360 controllers and let your thumbs do the work. The combo system may be repetitive on the fingers, but there are some really interesting combos and attacks for a game directed at the younger audience.
GameZone (Oct 10, 2007)
When I first started to play the game I was really enjoying the game but after a couple of stages I noticed the games biggest problem: repetition. All of the stages are setup almost exactly the same and the majority of the enemies are the same character models only with different colors and textures to match the stage. The combat, which is the biggest part of the game, also becomes a rerun of punching and kicking through countless waves of enemies. The progression of the levels is nearly identical for each stage: Show brief cut scene of enemies, take out enemies, cue another cut scene of enemies approaching, take out enemies, and show cut scene of harder enemies approaching. Even the boss battles are almost identical to each other which were really disappointing.
GameSpot (Oct 04, 2007)
There's really not much else to the game beyond the fighting, either. There's a little bit of exploration, in that there are DNA samples and secret arenas scattered throughout the game, but more often than not you'll just stumble over them in the course of playing the game. Spidey can double-jump and use his webbing to swing over small gaps, but platforming is minimal. When you do die, be it at the hands of an enemy or from falling off a platform, the only penalty is that you'll lose a couple of tech tokens, a type of in-game currency that falls out of defeated enemies and smashed objects. You use the tech tokens to upgrade the abilities of Spider-Man and friends.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Dec, 2007)
Spider-Man scheert, ondanks zijn zwierige moves, geen hoge toppen in deze game. Een Beat 'em-Up voor onervaren spelers.
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 22, 2007)
A peine sorti des sentiers battus que Spider-Man : Allié Ou Ennemi y revient prestement. Ainsi donc, à l'exception d'un design très typé et d'une bonne dose d'humour, le titre de Next Level Games n'offre qu'une aventure certes agréable à jouer mais de très courte durée et non exempte de défauts. Un bon moyen pour s'amuser le temps d'une soirée mais certainement pas suffisant pour redorer le blason vidéoludique du tisseur.
Gamer.co.il (Feb 04, 2008)

בסופו של דבר, מערכת הלחימה, שאיננה יותר מאתגר במעיכת כפתורים, הופכת את המשחק הזה לבזבוז מוחלט של זמנכם. הגראפיקה החביבה לא מצליחה להרים את החבילה הזו, גם לא בעזרת כמה קורי עכביש.

GameStar (Germany) (Oct 31, 2007)
Freund oder Feind ist ein weiteres Beispiel dafür, wie lieblos mit Lizenzen umgegangen wird. Stünde nicht Spider-Man drauf, keiner würde sich für die belanglose Balgerei interessieren. Das Missionsdesign, die Technik und Abwechslung liegen weit hinter der Konkurrenz. Für eine halbe Stunde nettes Koop-Prügeln mit einem Kumpel taugt das Spiel zumindest ein wenig. Aber das bekomme ich im günstigeren und deutlich besseren Lego Star Wars auch.
Computer Bild Spiele (Nov 07, 2007)
Das hat Spider-Man wirklich nicht verdient: Von der absolut unzeitgemäßen Grafik bis hin zum total langweiligen Spielablauf ist alles dabei, was man nicht haben möchte. Sie werden also selbst als Fan des Spinnen-Manns Mühe haben, sich mit diesem Spiel ein wenig anzufreunden. Ständig laufen Sie durch höchst ähnliche Gebiete und bekämpfen die immer gleichen Gegner nach dem immer gleichen Muster: Sie hämmern stupide auf dem Pad herum. Dann geht's ab in die nächste Spielstufe und - richtig - der dröge Unfug geht wieder von vorne los.
IGN (Oct 05, 2007)
The action-adventure brawler, developed by Next Level Games and published by Activision, started out with a unique idea - that Spidey would battle a horde of mysterious baddies with the help of his sworn Marvel-universe enemies. But what begins as an interesting premise turns out to be the most ordinary of gaming experiences, and Spider-Man: Friend or Foe very early on proves itself to be its own worst enemy.
Game Freaks 365 (Nov, 2007)
Seeing the variety of characters in Friend or Foe all under one banner is nice, but really offers no real variety between any of them. Playing through with the same few characters is not very difficult at all. The battle arena is average at best, bringing the button mashing to head to head gameplay. I find it very difficult for telling anyone to rent Friend or Foe, let alone purchase. Such a blatant rip off of Marvel Ultimate Alliance does not even deserve a spot on your shelf.