User Reviews

Enjoyable game, but watch out for bugs! Windows jlg (762)
Decent game ruined by poor design choices and bugs. Windows Rekrul (51)
"Spins A Web Any Size, Catches Thieves Just Like Flies..." Dreamcast MasterMegid (902)
Do whatever a spider can ! PlayStation GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002)
Spidey lives! Windows Zovni (10648)
Too easy, too short. Windows MrSuperGod (58)
Best Spider-man game to date! PlayStation James Kirk (168)
A good mix of action and adventure. PlayStation Jim Fun (252)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 14 3.9
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
Nintendo 64 11 3.9
PlayStation 32 4.0
Windows 19 3.6
Combined User Score 76 3.9

Critic Reviews

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PlayStationJust Adventure (2001)
This game is one huge interactive comic book, from the "thwip" of Spider-Man's web-shooters to the dripping sarcasm of Spidey's quips. Stan Lee's melodramatic narration is a hoot, and the animation is top-notch and proves that the Playstation still has a lot of life left in it. Varying degrees of difficulty from Children to Experienced ensure that the entire family can enjoy the game on different levels. This is a must-have game for anyone looking for the best in the action/adventure genre, and I give it a big thumbs-up.
Nintendo 64HonestGamers (Jan 20, 2006)
It may not seem like much now, especially since the formula’s been pumped up so well by Spider-Man’s sequels. And it may not have seemed like much back then, when Spider-Man’s closest competition was Superman 64. But when you step back and look at it and realize what it accomplishes, it becomes clear: Spider-Man is simply the best.
PlayStationPower Unlimited (Oct, 2000)
Het heeft een behoorlijke tijd geduurd, maar nu is er dan eindelijk een Action game die een superhero, nota bene mijn persoonlijke held, eens een keer goet tot z'n recht laat komen. Neversoft en Activision, mijn dank is groot!
PlayStationPSX Extreme (Aug 25, 2000)
SpiderMan is definitely this years best adventure game as far as I'm concerned. With all the features all the great stages that you will want to play over and over again SpiderMan is a bang for the buck. The some of stages may be a bit short but there are quite a lot of them and rumor has it that you can play as SpiderMan in his Venom symbiote costume. SpiderMan is an exceptional game, there are many different modes, secrets, and best of lots and lots of variety. Pick up SpiderMan, it is one of the most enjoyable games out there and you will want to beat it over and over again. Now if you excuse me I have some web-slinging to do.
90 (UK) (Oct 19, 2000)
The game really does the Spider-Man dynasty justice; lets just hope the lineage continues in quality with the forthcoming PS2 version. If you own a PlayStation though, don't be daft, get out there and buy this, now.
DreamcastShin Force (Sep 02, 2002)
A great game with some minor flaws, but a must for any hard core Marvel Comics fan and/or adventure fan.
DreamcastConsoles Plus (Jun, 2001)
Une adaptation semblable à la version PS. Des cinématiques sympas, bien dans l'ambiance du comics. Un bon petit jeu d'action à réserver aux fans de Spidey...
Nintendo (Jun 08, 2012)
Vous l'aurez compris, Spider-Man sur Nintendo 64 est un sacré bon jeu. Fort d'un gameplay vivant et d'une réalisation impeccable, on voyage entre les niveaux sans se lasser. Spider-Man, aussi charmeur que charismatique, signe sûrement une de ses aventures les plus réussies de sa carrière vidéoludique.
Nintendo 64IGN (Nov 21, 2000)
Yet again, Edge of Reality delivers us a brilliant port. Comic-book to videogame conversions are quite popular in this industry, but plainly said, most of them suck. Activision's/Neversoft's design of Spider-Man has been "super-heroic" from the beginning. The first time I got my hands on Spider-Man, I was taken back by how true to the web-slinging action it was. Not only could you swing from building to building, but you could climb and sneak around on the sides of them. It doesn't get much better than that. On the technical side of things I think all the voice samples make this game what it is. It's perfectly in keeping with the sarcasm seen in the actual comic. Spider-Man for N64 truly delivers and gives you a chance to be Spider-Man. I highly recommend this to any fan of action/adventure.
MacintoshMac Gamer (Feb 03, 2003)
Spider-Man is remarkably enjoyable, but don't be too picky. Some minor controller and graphical issues make this game far from the most polished kid on the block. Having said that, games are first and foremost about fun, and Spider-Man certainly is that. Our suggestion is to toss aside cares about fussy details and nitpicking and dive into what the best adaptations of a comic book to a game that you'll ever find, period.
PlayStationGame Critics (Sep 13, 2000)
As a past and current fan of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Activision's Spider-Man is quite simply a dream come true. It is the first such game that plays how I have always pictured a Spider-Man game would. In addition to the great gameplay, it offers wonderful bonuses and "spiderific" intricacies to satisfy any aficionado. Sure, it is hampered by some control and camera problems, but pound for pound this game is one of the few that deserves to have the Spider-Man license attached to it.
85 (Dec 12, 2000)
Neversoft's most recent PlayStation release, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater showcased the developer's talent for taking a subject universally deemed ill-suited for the videogame medium, and they produced an incredible videogame experience in spite of it. When I heard that the same developer would make Spider-Man, I was excited. But after I saw the first images of the game running in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater engine, I knew it would be something special. The end product is probably the truest portrayal of an interactive Spider-Man adventure that has ever been made. Where as previous Spider-Man licensed games were nothing more than glorified Final Fight clones, this interpretation has removed the usual 2-D limitations and created a large 3-D world for Spider-Man to explore and make real use of his special abilities. Just like in his comics and TV shows, Spider-Man can scale walls and crawl along ceilings, shoot his web at enemies and lift and toss heavy objects at enemies.
PlayStationVideo Games (Oct, 2000)
Angefangen bei der grandiosen und liebevollen Präsentation über die abwechslungsreichen Aufgabenstellungen und durchdachten Endgegnerkämpfe bis hin zur tollen Umsetzung der Spider-Man-Fähigkeiten wurde an alles gedacht, was ein gutes Spiel braucht. Spider-Man ist zwar kein Game, das euch wochenlang vor den Bildschirm fesselt, doch bis man alle Extras und Secrets freigespielt hat, vergeht doch eine ganze Weile. Und selbst dann gibt es immer noch den Trainingsmodus, der eure Leistungen in einer Highscore-Liste festhält. Für Fans des Comic-Helden gibt es keine Alternative zu diesem Game und auch Genreneulinger sollten nicht zuletzt wegen des moderaten Schwierigkeitsgrads einen Blick in die Welt des Spider-Man wagen. Allein die genialen Levelbosse und die witzigen Kommentare rechtfertigen schon einen Kauf.
DreamcastIGN (Apr 18, 2001)
My only other major gripe with Spider-Man is that it's a bit too easy for my taste. Puzzles are pretty simple and most enemies have predictable patterns. The only portion that gave me a little trouble was the boss fight with Mysterio, and that was hardly any. Still, Spider-Man is good fun for anyone with a Dreamcast that hasn't played the PlayStation version and if you can get past the confusing camera and controls, you'll have a swinging good time.
PlayStationGamezilla (Nov 08, 2000)
What can I say about this game? It's the best superhero game on the market, it's really a lot of fun to play and it manages to walk the fence perfectly between overly serious and stupid/goofy. Since playing this game I have charged myself with a mission: With great video games comes great reviewing responsibility -- and this is a great game.
Nintendo 6464 Power / big.N / N Games (Dec, 2000)
Technisch übertrumpft die Modul-Ausgabe die PlayStation-Fassung, abgesehen von gelegentlichem Nebel, in allen Belangen. Auch der Sound mit seinen wummernden Bässen und Techno-Anleihen geht in Ordnung. Spider-Man auf dem N64 ist eine Empfehlung sowohl für Fans als auch für Comic-Muffel. Für Action-Adventure-Freunde ist der Titel ohnehin Pflicht. Daumen hoch!
WindowsGame Captain (Oct 15, 2001)
Mal abgesehen von der flachen Story, die sich ganz in Spider-Manier entwickelt hat mir Spider-Man sehr gut gefallen. Auch Spieler die nichts mit Spider-Man am Hut haben, dürften daran Gefallen finden. Es ist halt ein etwas anderes Action-Adventure, das sich vor allem durch die Fähigkeiten des Helden vom Rest des Genres unterscheidet.
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic (Oct 31, 2001)
The basic gameplay is involving and fun, as you swing from building to building beating the crap out of the bad guys. In some ways, the gameplay reminded me of the classic Genesis Spiderman game. The voice acting is expertly done, including narration by Stan Lee, and bonus features include different Spiderman costumes, level select, and an artwork gallery. This is the game Spiderman fans have been waiting for.
DreamcastArmchair Empire, The (2001)
While Spider-Man does not perform as well visually as we’ve come to expect from the Dreamcast it still makes for a fun game. If you haven’t got around to playing any of the previous versions of the game yet and have access to a Dreamcast, this is one to take for a spin.
DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast (May 14, 2001)
Neversoft has a knack at creating fun to play, addictive games, and Spider-Man is definitely not an exception. Not only have they done the license justice, but they also have managed to maintain the feel and atmosphere of a Marvel comic while still bringing a well-crafted, unique 3-D platformer to the market. If I wore a hat it would be off to you guys. Now lets see that sequel!
MacintoshmacHOME (2002)
Spider-Man delivers on its most obvious premise: you get to feel like a costumed comic hero. Despite its niggling issues, Spider-Man will satisfy trapeze-artist envy from the safety of your computer.
DreamcastAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Aug 10, 2001)
Things have changed with the latest incarnation of our favorite web-slinger, though, and the brilliant blend of action, mobility challenges and puzzles in this Dreamcast release will snare even the sternest of skeptics. Spidey still has, if you’ll excuse the pun, a few bugs to work out, most of which revolve around the camera and its ability to throw off key jumps and thus end an otherwise perfect run. Despite its difficulties, the camera does deserve some credit, as the game allows you to perform just about every maneuver you’ll see in the comic books, including zipping to a wall to get clear of an enemy or simply crawling across the ceiling to literally get the drop on your enemy. As a whole, this version of Spider-Man is the best there is, and gamers everywhere owe it to themselves to slip into a pair of these red and blue tights, at least in the virtual sense.
80 (Jul 04, 2001)
Spiderman ist ein extrem hübsches Spiel mit abwechslungsreichem Spielablauf und unvergesslichen Charakteren. Gegenüber der PSOne-Version tragen auch entscheidende Verbesserungen in der Grafik dazu bei, dass die Halbwertszeit des Spiels nicht noch kürzer gerät als sie schon ist. Ein buntes Vergnügen für jedermann.
PlayStationSuper Play (Sweden) (Nov, 2000)
Helt i motsats till mina föraningar tycker jag därför att alla som gillar äventyrsspel ska köpa Spider-Man. Man behöver absolut inte vara något Marvel-fan för att uppskatta det. Oc hdet är bara så skönt att inse att det inte finns några absoluta sanningar när det gäller TV-spel. Allting är möjligt, bara man vet vad man vill och brinner för det man gör.
Nintendo 64All Game Guide (1998)
While the game mechanics are intact, making this just as fun as the other console versions, it's important to weigh in the differences when deciding between the two. Although the Nintendo 64 version has better graphics, some features were sacrificed in its transition to cartridge form. Many die-hard Spidey fans will probably be happier with the PlayStation version, or those wanting the best of both worlds may want to wait for the Dreamcast version instead, which looks to take the strengths of both games and enhance them considerably.
PlayStationAll Game Guide (2000)
I've played a lot of superhero videogames over the years and Spider-Man comes closest by far to making me feel like a superpowered being in tights. Batman for the NES is still my favorite superhero title, but Spider-Man comes close. For those of you who were ripped off by the dreadful Superman for the Nintendo 64, redeem yourself by picking up or at least renting Spider-Man for the PlayStation.
Nintendo 64Game Informer Magazine (Jan, 2001)
This has lately become the sad mantra chanted to Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast owners...”if you haven’t, or couldn’t, get this game on PlayStation, be sure to do so now.” Spider-Man for N64 is an almost perfect translation, with the only big loss being the real-time cutscenes that occurred between every chapter being replaced by a frame-by-frame text version. Even though you won’t hear the words to the classic cartoon at the game’s opening, you can still do whatever a spider can – spin a web any size, catch thieves just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man.
PlayStationDigital Press - Classic Video Games (Oct 11, 2005)
Overall however, the game's minor flaws aren't enough to derail all of the effort put into the game. It's about time Spidey got justice in the world of video games and it's been well worth the 15-year wait. A definite must own for all fans of great games.
PlayStationMega Fun (Sep, 2000)
Mit dem Einkauf der Spider-Man-Lizenz hat Activision den Marve-Comics einen großen Gefallen getan Alle anderen Solo-Spiele dieser Heldentruppe konnte man bisher lediglich als durchschnittlich bezeichnen. Mit Spider-Man ändert sich diese Tatsache schlagartig. Mit einem durchdachten Gameplay und überzeugender Kulisse ist dieser Titel nicht nur für Fans der Serie geeignet. Selten hat es so viel Spaß gemacht, sich mit klebrigen Seilen völlig frei durch die Metropole New York zu schwingen. Aber euch dieses sehr gute Spiel hat einige Mängel, die eine Höchstwertung verhindern. Vor allem die hakelige Steuerung und die tückische Kameraperspektive verwiesen teilweise den Spielspaß. Die Grafik hätte ebenfalls noch etwas überarbeitet werden können.
79 (Dec 15, 2001)
Spiderman es un juego de acción, mucha acción, sin demasiadas complicaciones, pocos puzzles, y sobre todo habilidad, si eres de los que te gusta este género los pasarás en grande, tendrás reto para rato. Si te gusta Spiderman, no se que haces leyendo esto y no sales a comprar el programa, no podrás parar de jugarlo hasta llegar al final. Si no te encuentras en los dos grupos anteriores harías mejor alquilándolo primero, quizá su defectuosa ejecución técnica te aleje de él.
Nintendo 64GameSpot (Nov 22, 2000)
Fans of the long-running comic series and players in search of the ever-elusive novel game would do themselves a favor by checking out Spider-Man for the N64. Though the game isn't perfect, it is a wonderful accomplishment on the part of the developers, and it is simply very fun to play.
Nintendo 64Game Informer Magazine (Jan, 2001)
Spider-Man remains one of the best superhero games ever. However, this version lacks many of the awesome cutscenes, and is hampered by more problematic control and camerawork.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Mar 08, 2002)
Despite a few glaring problems that could be fixed with a few game patches, Spider-Man is fun, addictive, clever and worth your attention. Perfect for a “pick it up, put it down” game that can be played for a bit without any time investment or something for your kids, the game is just a casual kind of fun that’s been missing these days.
PlayStationGameSpot (Aug 25, 2000)
Now that Neversoft's had a go at it, though, Spider-Man fans should be pleased to know that the video game world has been blessed with an excellent framework on which to base future Spider-Man games - and an exceptional game to boot. Neversoft's Spider-Man was built around the engine that powered Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and that engine's ability to render such expansive environments was doubtlessly vital in creating the teeming, often precarious playgrounds in which Spidey and his loathsome villains now frolic. The game's systems - from Spider-Man's arsenal of abilities to the camera that follows him - are all wonderfully functional, but, of course, they're not without their warts.
76 (Sep 18, 2000)
Leider überzeugt Spiderman nicht hundertprozentig. Es gibt einige Mängel, welche einfach zu eklatant sind, um sie einfach wegen der guten Grafikengine und dem durchaus vorhandenen Spielspaß zu ignorieren. Die Steuerung ist für Anfänger einfach zu schwierig. Man hat nie das Gefühl, dass man die totale Kontrolle über old Spidey hat. Außerdem passiert in den Levels nicht überragend viel. Nebenbei bemerkt sind die Rätsel eigentlich eher kleine "Gegenstand von A nach B tragen" Aufgaben. Neben den wirklich schlechte CG-Sequenzen (hätte Neversoft sich doch nur entschlossen die Filme in Zeichentrickform oder zumindest mit der In-Game Engine darzustellen) nervt auch die fast nicht vorhandene Musik. Schade, was bleibt ist ein gutes Action-Adventure mit Marvel-Bonus und ordentlich viel Extras. Für Motivation ist also gesorgt nur leider ist es nicht der (nicht nur von mir) erhoffte Überknaller. Fans des Helden greifen auf jeden Fall zu, die anderen sollten eher probe spielen.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Oct, 2001)
Ungeachtet aller Nachteile einer Konsolenumsetzung wie unspektakulärer Grafik oder gewöhnungsbedürftiger Steuerung ist Spider-Man vor allem eines: viel zu kurz. Innerhalb eines Tages dürften die meisten Spinnenfreunde fertig sein. Doch danach lohnt sich erneutes Durchspielen, um eventuell verpasste Comics oder neue Kostüme zu sammeln. Insgesamt ist Spider-Man eine der bislang besten Comic-Umsetzungen am PC: gut spielbar, witzig, preiswert und voller Überraschungen – nicht nur für Fans des Netzschwinger
DreamcastGamezilla (Jun 27, 2001)
What made this game difficult to rate highly was the poor controls -- more time should have been spent fine tuning these aspects. It’s neat to access secret costumes, but how fun is a game that has the player fighting against the controls during crucial sequences? A player should also be rewarded for excelling at a game, not be punished by a cheating AI for being too good. Spider-Man can be most frustrating when the player needs to learn how the game expects him to play through a level instead of doing what might seem intuitive. And yet, for all its detractions, the game was fun and entertaining and a delight to play most of the time. Spidey fans may even want to add another 10-15 points to the score I gave this game just for all the effort they put in to capture the world of Spider-Man.
75 (Sep 15, 2000)
Un titre qui ravira sans nul doute les accros de Peter Parker en proposant une aventure de longue haleine, ne laissant que de rares moments de répit au joueur. Une réalisation de bonne qualité et un personnage aussi charmeur que charismatique pour nous entraîner en fin de compte dans un jeu d'action très sympathique.
Nintendo 64Gamezilla (Feb 21, 2001)
Though this game had several good points and was fun to play, it lacked long term entertainment value unless you are a die-hard Spider-Man fan. Swinging around the city loses its thrill and one can only beat up the same six bad guy so many times. It also didn't take that long to beat on normal mode and the differences in difficulty pretty much amount to how many hits it takes to drop your opponent. So, buy it if you really like Spider-Man; otherwise rent, win, and move on.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Dec, 2001)
Treat this as a straight-console port of a good game, with all the caveats. You’re gonna need a gamepad (no mouselook) to enjoy this, It’s the exact same game, so the problems you’ve heard about the original (camera quirks, playtime) are still here. Yet it so eloquently captures the spirit of Spider-Man that it does deserve the title of best comic-book-based game out there. ‘Nuff said.
70 (Oct 24, 2001)
PC:lle ei tämän tyylisiä pelejä mitenkään liikaa ole, joten konsolittomat pelityypin fanit ovatkin melko pahassa puutostilassa. Mikäli kiinnostusta genreen löytyy, peli sattuisi toimimaan moitteetta, ja välillä raivostuttavan kamerakulman kanssa pystyy elämään, saa tästä pelistä varmasti paljon iloa irti kaikista sen vioistaan huolimatta. Varsinkin, jos Marvelin sarjakuvat tai animaatiosarjat ovat tulleet tutuiksi. Itselläni maailman pelastus jäi tällä kertaa kuitenkin ikävästi puolitiehen.
PlayStationPSM (Oct, 2000)
While we're huge comic book fans, and glad that Spidey has finally gotten a game worthy of his name, we still can't fully recommend this game to everyone. However, if you're more of a casual gamer who wants an experience that's not too brain- or time-intensive, then Spider-Man might just be able to snare you in his web.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Oct 15, 2001)
Spider-Man is a highly authentic and enjoyable release that fully captures the spirit of the comic book hero. The action is fast-paced and well-staged, and you really become absorbed in the virtual world of the famous arachnid. But two major deficiencies -- in the control system and the camera work -- almost succeed in ruining this title. While the replay value is not high, if what you want is to an action-packed romp through Spider-Man's world, you will find virtually complete fulfillment here.
69 (Dec 03, 2001)
Für die Playstation wird Spider-Man eines der guten Spiele gewesen sein. Für den PC hätte ich schon eine bessere Grafik und mehr Handlungsfreiheit erwartet. So platziert sich der Titel eher im Mittelfeld und wird nur Fans wirklich ansprechen.
DreamcastPower Unlimited (Aug, 2001)
Afgezien daarvan blijft Spiderman ook voor de Dreamcast natuurlijk gewoon een lekkere platformer die garant staat voor een avontuurlijk weekendje. Spiderman is daarom zeker het huren waard voor iedereen die de titel nog niet op een andere console heeft gespeeld.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Oct 31, 2001)
Een matig adventure dat geplaagd wordt door zijn consoleverleden.
PlayStationGame Revolution (Sep, 2000)
For the most part, I have enjoyed playing Spider-Man, but not because of the game or the adventure. I have enjoyed it because of how cool Spidey looks swinging through the city and utilizing his multitude of abilities. Plus I used to be a certifiable comic book nerd, so seeing Daredevil, the Human Torch, Carnage and many other Marvel greats is a real treat. But taken purely as a game, this one could use some radiation treatment.
WindowsGameSpot (Sep 20, 2001)
It's a shame that more time and effort couldn't have been put into making this Spider-Man port better suited to the PC and the PC gaming audience, as well as improving some problems that hurt the original game. The awkward controls and camera in particular often take the wind out of the game's sails. At its best, Spider-Man immerses you in the colorful, enjoyably implausible Marvel Comics universe, and swinging between skyscrapers and firing off webs offer up plenty of adventurous, if shallow, thrills. If you've ever wanted to play hero for a day, Spider-Man will let you, but be ready to fight with the game's weaknesses as well as its villains.
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy (Jan 10, 2001)
Ultimately, Spider-Man strikes me as a great game waiting to happen. If Neversoft repeats its approach to improving Tony Hawk, taking into account the response of the gaming public and the gaming press, tweaking every possible aspect of the game, my tingling Spidey sense tells me there's a real classic in the works. Just don't expect to find it in this cartridge.
65 (Sep 25, 2001)
En somme, si la version PSX de Spider-Man créait une excellente surprise, ce portage reste quant à lui assez décevant. Le jeu dispose des mêmes atouts qui le rendent sympathique et agréable, mais on regrettera que sa réalisation ne soit pas un peu plus poussée par rapport à la version initiale. Ce passage sur PC aurait pu être l'occasion d'un petit lifting qui n'aurait pas manqué de séduire les fans, malheureusement ce n'est pas le cas.
WindowsGamezilla (Oct 22, 2001)
To sum it up in one word, this game is disappointing. With poor gameplay and embarrassing graphics, Spider-Man definitely looks better on the shelf than on your computer. Why the cut scenes were left in such a miserable state is puzzling, but the developers must know what they're doing. Unless you run around in a Spider-Man outfit at night, jumping across your neighbor's roofs, you might want to wait for the next installment and hope it gets better attention.
MacintoshMac Addict (Jun, 2002)
In addition to pad-dependent controls, the story is linear, and graphics are flat and underwhelming. Nevertheless, the game captures the spirit of classic Spider-Man comics and weaves a web of pure gaming enjoyment. If you're down with Spidey, you'll chuckle over the basic silliness of the story and swing straight into the action.
DreamcastGamekult (May 11, 2001)
Cette adaptation Dreamcast du jeu Spiderman est identique à la version PlayStation mis à part de meilleurs graphismes et quelques bonus de plus. Au final, donc, les mêmes qualités, mais aussi les mêmes défauts. Cela dit, les fans du tisseur y trouveront de quoi jouer les monte-en-l'air...
PlayStationGamekult (Sep 21, 2000)
Incarnez le plus célèbre des tisseurs de toile dans cette adaptation fidèle aux comic books et au dessin animé des années 80, qui vous plonge dans une aventure bariolée, hélas gâchée par une réalisation accusant de méchants défauts. Le rythme et la variété des missions de Spiderman réussissent cependant à atténuer ces erreurs, ne serait-ce que grâce à sa galerie de super-vilains.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Feb 20, 2002)
I can't help but compare Spider-Man to Oni, a game I liked slightly more. They share that mixture of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, sparse graphics, a compass system, and more. In each of these, however, Oni does the better job. They're also both surprisingly non-violent for combat-based games...well, non-violent in that they don't show blood. I guess it's okay to punch, kick and throw people to certain death off skyscrapers just as long as you don't see any blood or leave bodies lying around. Someone explain that to me.
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer (Nov, 2001)
Spider-Man hade klara förutsättningar att kunna bli ett riktigt schysst spel (Spidey själv blev av oss på redaktionen framröstad till favorit bland superhjältar, även om CD-Hasses röst inte togs i beaktning då katten Gustav inte räknas som superhjälte) men i slutändan blev detta inte alls bra. Det handlar om portning rätt och slätt. Synd att detta åter igen drabbar oss PC-spelare och att våra spelmaskiner hamnar lite i skymundan när spelen utvecklas direkt för konsolerna. Spider-Man hör hemma på konsol och inte på PC.
WindowsPC Zone Benelux (Dec, 2001)
Het gaat hier duidelijk om een redelijk slap aftreksel van een consoletitel. Dat blijkt vooral uit de goede, maar korte speelbaarheid -mits je de beschikking hebt over een gamepad- en de tegenvallende graphics. De vreselijke camerabewegingen en wrede besturing bezorgen je vast en zeker slapeloze nachten. Liefhebbers van arcade-actie die niet kunnen wachten tot 'the movie' en geen console hebben, zullen wellicht toch een beetje blij zijn met Spider-Man: The Action Game.
WindowsActionTrip (Oct 26, 2001)
The game engine is, believe it or not, a modified Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 engine, and it looks quite outdated. Besides the good character design, graphics are monotonous and repetitive, and poorly textured. The graphics make a statement, and the statement is: this is a consol port!
WindowsPC Action (Dec 10, 2001)
Das hat der drahtige Comic-Held echt nicht verdient. Mit seiner abartig komplizierten Steuerung und den unübersichtlichen Kamerafahrten dürfte die PC-Version nur hartgesottene Spidey-Fans vor den Bildschirm locken. Und dabei wären die 20 abwechslungsreichen Episoden allemal spielenswert ...
Nintendo 64Game Revolution (Jan 01, 2001)
While Spider-man for the N64 has some of the snazzy spider's super skills down pat, it falls prey to some boring gameplay design. Spider-man is a rental for sure (love that web-swingin!!), but only the hardest core, Spidey-underoos wearin' nut should feel compelled to buy this game.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Oct, 2001)
Die Vielzahl der möglichen Aktionen Spidermans sorgen leider dafür, dass der komplette Nummernblock mit Funktionen belegt ist - teilweise sogar mehrfach. Da man unendlich viele Leben hat, kann man sich immerhin viel Zeit zum Üben nehmen, um auch in der Hektik eines Gefechts die richtige Taste zu erwischen. Technisch zeigt sich das comicartige Action-Adventure typisch konsolenartig: Die Kampera dreht sich automatisch um den Helden herum und schafft es dabei viel zu selten, die im jeweiligen Augenblick wichtigen Objekte zu zeigen. Eine manuelle Kameraführung ist leider nicht möglich.
PlayStationTechRaptor (Jan 14, 2017)
Much like most games of this era, Spider-Man's camera and controls are terrible and they break the experience in a number of ways. Sloppy hit detection doesn't help either, and the only thing this game has going for it is the colorful cast of Spider-Man characters who show up along the way.