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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
30 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Enter Spider-Man, who for almost 40 years, has run around in tights, and made them seem fashionably acceptable... if you were into comic books. There was the early cartoon with the ever famous theme song; some live-action made-for-TV movies in the 70’s (bellbottoms...*shudder*), and some more cartoons during the 80’s and 90’s.
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Overall 10
10

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The Laser
30 November 2004
  • Summary: Spiderman 2 takes the events from the film and adds an entirely new dimension to it with free-roaming gameplay and dozens of mini-quests. The plot is loosely based on this summer's box office smash, but also features many different elements as well. The controls are surprisingly intuitive, allowing players to swing through Manhattan effortlessly.
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Overall 8
8.2

Spider-Man 2

Into Liquid Sky
26 November 2004
  • Excerpt: It seems that the recent trend in videogames is to actually put effort into making games licensed from movies. In recent years, we've seen an improvement in a genre usually littered with half-ass dreck and quick-fix cash-ins. With Spider-Man 2 , Activision looked to build on the success of the first title and actually do something with the game that some fans had been wishing for: a large, living city for Spidey to swing around (like a superhero version of Grand Theft...
  • Pros: Large, impressive city to swing around, Improved combat and swinging mechanics, Random crimes to solve, Lots to find and do
  • Cons: Graphics could use more polish, Random crimes are limited in variety, Animation and voicework is a bit stiff
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Overall 8
8.0

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Game Over Online
12 August 2004
  • Excerpt: “No, you got your numerous sidequests into our comic book/movie tie-in game!” “Hey, you got your superhero into our open-ended game!
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Overall 8
8.0

Spider-Man 2

Game Over Online
12 August 2004
  • Excerpt: “Hey, you got your superhero into our open-ended game!” “No, you got your numerous sidequests into our comic book/movie tie-in game!” While I can only imagine that this is a dialogue that Rockstar and Treyarch might have in the back hallways of E3, it underscores one fact: If the Marvel Universe and the Grand Theft Auto series had a lovechild, it would easily grow up to be Spider-Man 2.
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Overall 6
6.0

Spider-Man 2

The Next Level
2 August 2004
  • Excerpt: Cut to today and you'll see the difference between 1982 Spider-Man on the Atari and 2004 Spidey on the Xbox is even more pronounced than the difference between this year's movie and the chintzy 1970's releases starring Nicholas Hammond. It's a whole new world.
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Overall 9
9.0

Spider-Man 2

Xbox-Hq.Com
19 July 2004
  • Excerpt: Although both Rockstar Games and Treyarch will probably cringe at the sound of the phrase, Spider-Man 2, the fourth game in Activision's comic-book based series, is, without a doubt, Grand Theft Spider-Man -- a clear fusion of the ideas in Grand Theft Auto and the Spider-Man series. That's a good thing; a very good thing.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesFirst!
19 July 2004
  • Excerpt: Movie / video game crossovers and the summer season go together like polygons and textures, but sadly these titles usually aren't all they're cracked up to be. However, there's an exception to every rule, so why don't you click here to see why Eric Qualls calls Spider-Man 2 "The best superhero game ever made".
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Spiderman 2

The Armchair Empire
19 July 2004
  • Conclusion: action, it’s really easy to be distracted by side missions. Scattered throughout the truly massive and continuous city – that would be, New York – are various NPCs that call to Spider-Man to illicit his help. Interacting with these NPCs and accepting their “missions” is implemented a lot like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater – they scream and jump up and down to get your attention then provide you with a quick mission, whether it be saving people from a sinking boat, grabbing a...
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Overall 9
9.1
Features 9
8.5
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 9
9.0

Spider-Man 2

Gaming Target
12 July 2004
  • Summary: I am selfish, I am wrong. I am right, I swear I'm right. Swear I knew it all along?
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