Ultimate Spider-Man

Another entry in the series, developed by Activision, aimed at fans of Spider-Man. Unlike the previous two games, Ultimate Spider-Man is not based on the movie series directed by Sam Raimi. Instead, the game is based entirely on the comic book with the same name which is a modernized version of Peter Parker's early years as a superhero. During the game we travel through Manhattan and Queens and visit locations known from the comic book, such as the family home, university or Daily Bugle building. All of those locations are part of the plot which focuses on eliminating super villains. What is interesting is that we can play as not only Spider-Man but also as his main antagonist, Venom. Both characters have similar abilities such as combat system with effective combos and ability to use spider web.

Microsoft Xbox
Game Ultimate Spider-Man (XBOX) Cover
Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man | XBOX

Ultimate Spider-Man release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

22 September 2005 | Worldwide

14 October 2005 | Europe PAL

22 September 2005 | USA NTSC

, size: 1 DVD
Expectations: 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Ultimate Spider-Man (PS2) Cover
Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man | PS2

Action, TPP, comics, superheroes, Spider-Man, Marvel Comics

Companies responsible for Ultimate Spider-Man

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Ultimate Spider-Man release date for PS2:

game language:
English

22 September 2005 | Worldwide

14 October 2005 | Europe PAL

22 September 2005 | USA NTSC

, size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 196 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 11 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Ultimate Spider-Man (PC) Cover
Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man | PC

Action, TPP, comics, superheroes, Spider-Man, Marvel Comics

Companies responsible for Ultimate Spider-Man

Beenox Inc. | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Ultimate Spider-Man release date for PC:

game language:
English

22 September 2005 | Worldwide

14 October 2005 | Europe

22 September 2005 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 3 CD / 1 DVD
Game score 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 1642 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

Nintendo GameCube
Game Ultimate Spider-Man (GCN) Cover
Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man | GameCube

Ultimate Spider-Man release date for GameCube:

game language:
English

22 September 2005 | Worldwide

14 October 2005 | Europe PAL

22 September 2005 | USA NTSC


Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Ultimate Spider-Man, available on GameCube is Activision's another offer for fans of Spider-Man's adventures. The game was developed by Treyarch, studio known by fans of the "web slinger".

Plot

Unlike the previous games, this one is not connected to Sam Raimi's movies and instead it focuses on the comic book series with the same title. Ultimate Spider-Man is a more modern version of Peter Parker's early years as a superhero. In that series Peter still only "dates" Mary Jane Watson, attends university and has a part-time job in Daily Bugle where he works on the newspaper's internet pages.

Mechanics

The game is played from third person perspective. As Spider-Man, we can explore Manhattan and Queens but we can also visit locations known from the comic books: Daily Bugle building and the family home. The game is constructed similarly as the "movie" Spider-Man games: we complete various missions between which we can experience the plot which focuses on eliminating super villains, such as Electro or Rhino. Besides playing as the titular hero, Ultimate Spider-Man also offers the option to play as Venom Peter Parker's biggest enemy who has powers similar to those that Spider-Man has: using web, wall crawling etc. The only difference between these characters is that Venom's powers come from his suit which is an alien symbiote. In order to survive, he constantly needs to "feed" on civilians because this is the only way for the symbiote to keep the host at full power.

Both characters fight on New York's streets by using a complex melee combat system which involves various basic attacks and combos that are unique for each of them. In addition to that, Venom thanks to his increased power can rip out objects from environment and use them in battles.

Technical aspects

Ultimate Spider-Man, released on GameCube, offers good, cartoony graphics. The game looks very similar to a comic book each character has a black outline and all cut-scenes are made in a such way that they resemble a comic book format.

Uses: memory card