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Ultimate Spider-Man

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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.


Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Causing mayhem with some flying cars
Ultimate Spider-Man PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows SHIELD does not take kindly to having Venom running around raping people
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows About to race against the Human Torch

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PGNx Media Xbox Sep 26, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89 Windows Oct 27, 2005 82 out of 100 82
1UP GameCube Sep 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Difference GameCube Nov 17, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Playback Windows Nov, 2005 4.75 out of 6 79
Gaming Age Xbox Oct 13, 2005 B 75
Gamer Within Xbox Oct 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2005 68 out of 100 68
TalkXbox Xbox Nov 03, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Official XBox Magazine Xbox Dec, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64


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