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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 Venom can leap around the city hulk-style
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Special guest star: Wolverine!
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Cleaning up the town, thug by thug.
Ultimate Spider-Man Windows Webbing shocker up

Promo Images

Ultimate Spider-Man Screenshot
Ultimate Spider-Man Magazine Advertisement
Ultimate Spider-Man Screenshot
Ultimate Spider-Man Screenshot

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User Reviews

A great spider-man game that should go in your PS2 library PlayStation 2 Jordan Quinn (4)

Critic Reviews

Lawrence Xbox Oct 04, 2005 A- 91
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 23, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Xbox Oct 27, 2005 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de Windows Oct 27, 2005 82 out of 100 82
N-Zone GameCube Dec 19, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Xbox Oct 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Sep 30, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 14, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Video Game Talk Xbox Oct 22, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Official XBox Magazine Xbox Dec, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – Best Use of License of the Year (PC)

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Contributed to by Sciere (706755) and Terrence Bosky (5463)
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