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Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360)

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.0


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90
GamerDad
All of this amounts to a game that could be great, but is brought down to average by annoying flaws that should have been fixed. Someone needs to remind the developer about that whole "great power, great responsibility" thing. But it is Spider-Man, most of the time it's a lot of fun, and it will make your teenager happy.
80
Gamesmania
Nach der tollen Batman Begins-Lizenzumsetzung vor zwei Jahren ist Spiderman 3 das zweite Superheldenvideospiel, das ich ohne große Bedenken jedem Fan der Comics, der Filme oder einfach von Actionspielen empfehlen kann. Mich hat Spiderman 3 gut 10 Stunden richtig in seinen Bann gezogen, allein die Storymissionen sind an Abwechslung und Action kaum zu überbieten. Aufgrund des zuweilen recht happigen Schwierigkeitsgrades und der schwachen Kamera sollte man allerdings kein absoluter Genreneuling sein. Wer die Vorgänger bereits mochte kann jedenfalls ungesehen zugreifen, Teil 3 ist fraglos das beste bisher erschienende Spiderman-Videospiel. Für den nächsten Teil sollten die Entwickler aber frischen Wind in das Superheldenleben bringen, auf Dauer langweilt die ewige Verbrecherjagd in Manhattan dann doch ein wenig, sei sie auch noch so toll präsentiert.
79
Gamigo
Die Videospielumsetzungen der Spider-Man-Filme bleiben auch im dritten Anlauf gute Actionkost für Fans der Movies und Comics. Die Action wird in sehr abwechslungsreichen Missionen klasse präsentiert, auch die neuen QuickTimeEvents fügen sich gekonnt in das Gameplay ein. Ein wenig schade ist freilich, dass man wieder einmal nur durch Manhattan schwingen darf, auch das Abwassersystem oder die U-Bahnschächte bringen nur kurzzeitig den Hauch etwas Neuen. Spaß macht das Schwingen durch die engen Straßenschluchten aber allemal, zumal in diesem Bereich die Steuerung auch vollkommen überzeugt. Bei den meiner Ansicht nach zu hektischen und daher oftmals unfairen Kämpfen sorgt die Kamera dagegen immer wieder für mangelnde Übersicht. Einige Missionen sind auch einfach zu schwer ausgefallen, gerade bei einem Lizenzspiel, das größtenteils von seiner Präsentation lebt, fehlt es mir einfach an Motivation, einige Szenen über ein Dutzend Mal zu probieren.
75
Computer Bild Spiele
"Spider-Man 3" ist das bisher beste Spiel der Serie. Das liegt vor allem daran, dass Hersteller Activision die gelungensten Eigenheiten der Vorgänger zu einem insgesamt stimmigen Mix kombinierte. Auf der Habenseite verbucht der Titel, dass Sie ständig mehrere Aufgaben zur Wahl haben. Auch wenn nervige - und immer mal wieder sehr schwere - Abschnitte dabei sind, kommt da so schnell keine Langeweile auf. Zudem macht es einfach Spaß, scheinbar schwerelos an klebrigen Spinnenfäden durch die Straßen New Yorks zu schwingen. Die Optik geht in Ordnung, auch wenn mehr Grafikdetails nett gewesen wären und es sogar zu Bildrucklern kommen kann, wenn sich viele Gegner auf dem Bildschirm tummeln. Gerade Anfänger werden mit der komplexen Steuerung zu kämpfen haben. Einige verlorene Kämpfe, immerhin Hauptbestandteil des Spiels, müssen einkalkuliert werden. Action-Fans fühlen sich mit Spider-Man 3 dennoch "gut" unterhalten.
74
XBox Front
Tollkühn wie immer präsentiert sich Peter Parker auch in seinem dritten, mit Abstand besten Videospiel-Auftritt. Obwohl Spider-Man 3 das Genre nicht revolutioniert, versprüht es doch jederzeit den Charme der Filmvorlage. Durch das stimmige Kampfsystem, die toll inszenierten Quick-Move-Events und den aus dem Film bekannten Oberbösewichten lässt das Spinnenabenteuer das Klischee minderwertiger Kinofilmumsetzung weit hinter sich und trifft mit seiner abwechslungsreichen Missionsvielfalt genau den Nerv der Spidey-Anhänger.
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Good Game
I think the movie tries to have everything in it – y’know, action, romance, comedy….and the GAME is the same thing. There are sandbox elements, as well as puzzles, stealth missions, races, and LOTS of beat-em-up. Lots of voice acting from Toby Maguire is good, and movie-goers that were disappointed in the lack of Venom will get another crack at him here. I’m giving it 7/10,
70
PlayDevil
In the end, "Spider-man 3" for the Xbox 360 is ultimately a good game. Though some camera issues and control tweaks do hamper the game from being a truly amazing title. On the other hand, the addition of the action sequences and wide range of activities is a welcome sight to the Spider-man franchise. If only the small control issues could be resolved then this would be a great new direction for the Spider-man franchise to be heading. Through all this, the Spider-man game franchise has established itself as one of the few, if not only, movie tie-ins to achieve such high critical praise and commercial success. Hopefully more movie tie-in games look to the 'Spider-man game' series for inspiration and instill part of it into their own as a means to try and reach Spider-man‘s level of quality.
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TTGamer
Spiderman 3 is a quality game that is probably too much of a fun thing. It hasn't really changed since the first game, despite the next generation consoles power, and that ultimately is the biggest disappointment. Those who haven't played 1 and 2 will find a top game, but those who have will be wondering just where the innovation has gone.
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Play.tm
Spider-Man 3 is very much a game of two halves, the conventional game elements with their inherent problems actually get in the way of the fun you can have just 'being' Spider-Man. With its well balanced and intuitive control scheme you'll have far more fun swinging through the vast city hunting out tokens, taking part in time trials, snapping photos and simply sightseeing than you will performing your crime fighting tasks where the far clunkier button bashing combat and quick time set pieces let the whole thing down. With each game Treyarch are edging further down the road towards creating the perfect Spider-Man game, if they can just smooth out the combat and rethink the dull boss battles they'll stand every chance of reaching that target next time. As it is there are still hours of fun to be had in Spider-Man 3, just not perhaps where the developers expected you to find it.
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IGN Australia
By and large Spider-Man 3 is a competent game, and we dare say that younger, more casual players will probably lap it up. Yet for us, it just smacks of lazy design, and it’s a real shame that the huge city, great web slinging mechanics and fun combat are let down by a lack of compelling mission-based gameplay. In short, the bulk of the gameplay just isn’t that much fun and often crosses over into frustration. In many ways Spider-Man 3 is a lot like the film it’s based around – a melting pot of characters, action and set pieces that sounds good on paper, but fails to come together in a satisfying way. This is a gaming dish that has all the ingredients for a feast of sights and sounds, but in the end, it just tastes like vanilla.
66
GameSpot
In the end, Spider-Man 3 has its moments. Swinging through New York is as fun as it's ever been, and some of the new contextual action sequences are pretty cool. But for everything Spider-Man 3 does well, it does something else poorly. The camera and presentation issues, as well as the clumsy combat, all conspire to drag the experience down significantly. Spider-Man 3 isn't without merit, but unless you're one of those diehard Spider-Man fans that can't get enough of the swinging superhero, there's probably not enough to Spider-Man 3 to make it worth your time.
65
Good Game
Because the game applies to everyone, it will only half please everyone. In an effort to make it a family game, they made it a little too simple. However they did fit a LOT into the game, so at under 20 hours, you’ll feel like you got your money’s worth. Lots of polish, but just a bit lacking in the fun factor. 6.5/10 from me.
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Armchair Empire, The
For the next (inevitable) Spider-Man game, I’d suggest Activision tap the talents of some of the writers of the comic book to pen a story – or hell, even adapt one of Spidey’s more classic comic stories – and use that as a basis for a game. In the comics, New York and surrounding areas is the home of some of the most recognizable superheroes including Dr. Strange, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and the X-Men so why not do something with that rich source? Ultimate Spider-Man acknowledged this, why can’t it be done with a “realistic” world and a richer environment? The main components of the Spider-Man 3 – the fighting, the webslinging in a wide-open environment, lots of villains – are spot on but most everything else just feels somewhat incomplete or at least unpolished, particularly the story.
65
Da Gameboyz
Overall I am left somewhat disappointed with this instalment of the franchise. On the surface it’s a great rental but I cannot recommend the purchase of this title to any mature gamer out there may who enjoy this style of gameplay. The game ultimately comes across as unfinished and unfortunately gets thrown into that large group of movie based games that have failed to live up to gamers expectations.
65
Extreme Gamer
It’s hard not to be negative after playing Spider-Man 3, this is partly because I loved the other Spider-Man games and this new version feels like its reversing the progress Treyarch has made. If this was the first Spider-Man game from Treyarch all this review might have gone a little better, but it’s simply not. Spider-Man 3 is part fun, part frustration, and part boring. Spider-Man die hard fans will still be able to find some fun within this game, after all it is Spider-Man. Casual fans you might want to rent an older version I suggest Spider-Man 2: SE or Ultimate Spiderman while we all wait for the next Spider-Man game to be spun.
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Kombo.com
Spider-Man 3 is – not unlike its cinematic counterpart – a huge disappointment. It’s not a complete loss, and many gamers – particularly Spider-Man fans will probably enjoy the game enough to merit the $60 asking price. Those without a huge attachment to the character would be better off spending the money on some trade-paper backs of the comic.
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Fragland.net
In the end I would only suggest this game to real Spider-Man fans. Other gamers get a game with average gameplay, a couple of fun moments (like the webslinging through the city), a disappointing story and an underachieving presentation. Not really worth spending your hard-earned money on.
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Game Freaks 365
There are only 42 missions in the game with only a handful of side quests. I personally finished all the main quests in about 12 hours and most of the side quests in 3 more hours. While the game can be played again as Black Spider-Man for some butt stomping fun, there really is not too much here. This is an easy game that won't keep you busy for long, almost like Spider-Man 2: Special Edition. If you really need a Spidey fix, go out and find Spider-Man 2 or even Ultimate Spider-Man. They are better games that will keep you occupied longer. Spider-Man 3 is really only worth a rental, but definitely not worth it's $60 price tag.
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games xtreme
Despite all the criticisms I have made the game is quite playable. It will offer most gamers a distraction for a weekend. If you are looking for a more enjoyable super hero experience then I would definitely recommend Crackdown as it is superior in every way, plus after the HALO 3 beta finishes you’ll be able to get a 2nd hand copy very cheap.
60
GameSpy
Does this make up for the maddening camera and homeliness of the rest of the game? Almost, or maybe just barely; it really depends on how invested you are in the series. Fans of Spider-Man 2 will likely feel pangs of discontent over the new problems, yet celebrate the inclusion of the new features. Meanwhile, people who couldn't care less about Spider-Man's past games may still find this one enjoyable, but don't say I didn't warn you when you get that urge to put your controller through your brand-new HDTV.
60
UOL Jogos
"Spider-Man 3" tem praticamente as mesmas qualidades e defeitos do antecessor: uma boa liberdade para explorar Manhattan, mas combates ruins. O problema é que as missões ficaram menos interessantes. O visual é melhor, mas não é aquele salto entre gerações. No fim das contas, a Activision ainda está devendo um jogo que esteja à altura do Homem-Aranha. Quem chegou mais perto foi "Spider-Man 2".
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Eurogamer.de
Spider-Man 3 ist schon irgendwie eine Enttäuschung, auch wenn das Spiel nicht wirklich schlecht ist. Eben nur ziemlich mittelmäßig. In der getesteten 360-Fassung kratzt es nur gelegentlich am Next-Gen-Niveau, erreicht es aber viel zu selten. Das Gameplay bringt kaum Neuerungen ins Genre, lediglich die Quicktime-Events werfen etwas Abwechslung ins ansonsten beliebige Button-Mashing. Leider wird die Story in viel zu viele Einzelstränge zerfasert, sodass nur selten wirklich Stimmung aufkommt und man sich in eine zusammenhängende Erzählung versetzt fühlt. Kleinere technische Fehler trüben das Gesamtbild obendrein. Insgesamt steht also auch diese Filmumsetzung wieder unter dem Motto: Nur für Fans!
60
Lawrence
Unfortunately, this once-entertaining franchise has lost its luster and become a tedious chore of an experience. There are just too many aspects of the game that clearly needed more time in development. If it didn’t have to coincide with the release of the film, I feel they probably would have pushed the release back a bit until these things are ironed out. This sadly isn’t the case, and we’re left with a game that barely warrants a rental.
60
FZ
Det bästa med föregångarspelet var i min mening friheten att röra sig i staden, vilken kvarstår. Spider-Man 3 erbjuder lättsmält underhållning som det är lätt att när som helst ta upp kontrollen och ge sig in i. Samtidigt blandas mer actiontäta moment in, då du snabbt ska trycka på en knappar som visas på skärmen i en viss sekvens. Men spelet lider av att inte ha fått den puts det förtjänar. Det hade behövts en eller två månader till i utveckling och det är uppenbart att Treyarch inte hann bli färdiga. Betyget blir därefter.
60
Yahoo! Games
But as long as you're zipping through skyscraper canyons or waiting for a crime to happen, Spider-Man 3 is competent and entertaining. It's too bad the rest of the game wasn't given the same amount of attention.
60
IGN
If you're desperate for a Spider-Man game, this one fills your need for webs, but other than nailing what web-swinging should feel like, this game is a bust. We were promised a Spidey experience that was next-gen and expanded on everything Spider-Man 2 did right, but we were given a buggy game that's just Spider-Man 2: Special Edition. Combat is brainless button-mashing, the bosses are frustrating and cheap, the visuals are far from spectacular, and although the random crimes aren't the same events over and over, they definitely reuse the same ideas.
55
Jeuxvideo.com
A film exceptionnel, jeu anodin, serait-on en droit de se dire à la vue de ce Spider-Man 3. Bien qu'il soit toujours plaisant de slalomer entre les tours new-yorkaises, on soupire en constatant le faible degré technique du titre ainsi que ses missions sans grand intérêt. La volonté de diversifier un peu l'aventure se fait ressentir via les mini-jeux, l'utilisation d'actions contextuelles ou la possibilité de photographier des bad-guys mais malheureusement, ceci ne suffit pas à faire de Spider-Man 3 un jeu à conseiller. Autant aller voir ou revoir au cinéma le plus proche la déclaration d'amour de Sam Raimi à un des plus grands super-héros de tous les temps.
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Xbox360Achievements
There’s not much more I can say about Spider-Man 3 that hasn’t already been said. The game feels very rushed and incomplete, and promises that were made, were not kept. As a fan of Spider-Man, I wanted so badly for this title to nail what it feels like to be Spider-Man. If this is what it feels like, I’ll stick to playing with Barbies…
50
Totally Gaming Network
The biggest disappointment with Spider-Man 3 is in the way it settles for “good enough”. What had the potential to be a truly awesome game, instead turned out mediocre. It's certainly possible that Spider-Man 3 just suffers from a deadline to release in time for the movie since the majority of issues plaguing the game seem as though they could have been corrected given the right amount of time to do so. Although most gamers should find that reaching 100% completion of Spider-Man 3, including the games 43 Achievement, will keep them busy for a while, it comes at a cost of being able to ignore the game’s shortcomings. Of course, Spider-Man 3’s lack of Xbox Live play really doesn’t help much either.
50
1UP
I can only imagine what Uncle Ben would say if he had picked up Spider-Man 3. "You're on next-gen platforms now, Spidey, and you sure as hell don't look it." You know that "PS2 game with shiny characters and lots of bloom lighting" look that plagues PS3 and 360 ports of last-gen titles? It's dripping all over Spider-Man 3. Except it's not a port. Which is almost okay, until it throws in some vicious slowdown whenever you make the mistake of breaking environmental objects.
40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
While high production values give the game a polished feel, Spider-Man 3 is anything but. Glitches are a problem, and on top of everything else wrong, the title simply falls flat. Spider-Man should stick to Hollywood.
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Gamer.nl
Een vervelende camera, matige graphics, nare gameplayfoutjes: genoeg redenen om dit spel momenteel te negeren en het te laten voor wat het is, een overdreven duur spel wat de 60 euro absoluut niet waard is. Het enige wat nog wel voor een glimlach op het gezicht kan toveren is cultheld Bruce Campbell, want zeg nou zelf, waar waren we zonder hem?