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Manufacturer: Activision / Genre: Action / ESRB Rating: T - (Teen) / Output Signal Supported: 720p / HDTV Support: HDTV Support / Audio Support: Dolby Digital 5.1 / ESRB Descriptor: Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Mild Language / ESRB Descriptor: Animated Blood / Max. Number Of Players: 1 / Release Date: May, 2007

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      27.11.2009 13:06
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      overall a bad game

      Spiderman 3 the game.

      The Storyline---
      The storyline didnt really tie itself into the film very well, sure you did see sandman, new goblin and venom and you see spiderman get his black suit but thats kinda it really, it just seemed like the focus is more on side missions of villains that do not appear in the film or the previous films for that matter. In a desperate attempt to make the game as lengthy and playable as possible the devolpers overlooked one crucial piece of information this is spiderman 3 the film not the whole spiderman universe.

      Graphics-----
      One of the plus sides to the game is the open world vision of new york, although the city isnt that big it can still take a good many minutes to get from one side to the other. The graphics upon swinging through the city are a major plus to the game theres alot of detail that has been put into buildings, cars, and even central park. There is good lighting in the sky which is nicely bounced off the windows in buildings and cars.

      Gameplay------
      About the best thing in the gameplay would be the swinging around the city. The fighting system can be very frustrating and boring half the time it just seems like your mashing the buttons and to be honest you could just roll your face on the pad just for a difference. As your swinging across the city you come across alot of crimes that you can help fight or not its entirely up to you, this makes for a good change to the other missions but can become very repetative its either you gotta beat some guys up or stop a car all the same really.

      soundtrack----
      Alot of the films cast all came to reprise their roles for the game much to most disapointment of toby maguire it just seems like he didnt want to put any effort into it so basically turned to up just for the paycheck. other roles such as kirsten dunst are just annoying they say only a few lines which are repeated over and over again until you can speak before they do. There isnt much music to the game a little when your swiging but that seems to fade out so you can hear the sound of spiderman swinging his web and the sound of the wind rushing past him. There is a little music during combat but again seems to fade out.

      Overall i found the game a let down, it didnt stay true to the film which wasnt all that great to begin with. A very dodgey camera and voice actors combined with the boring fighting system makes this a bad game i would not recommend paying for this game.

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        03.06.2009 09:50

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        worth a look if you liked the film

        I have to admit to being a huge spiderman fan so i'll try to keep this review impartial. From the point of view of both a spiderman fan and a computer game fan this game has some strengths but also a few glaring weaknesses. All the elements from previous spiderman games are there, the swinging, the brawls, the one liners, but it doesn't really offer anything new. Nothing about this game feels particularly fun, which is a shame given the source material. If you've played any of the other spiderman games, you know what to expect with this one. That said, swinging through the New York skyline is as usual one of the high points and offers plenty of chance to explore and find various missions. What really lets the game down is the combat system. Whilst there are several neat combos to be unlocked, most often the easiest approach to the many frantic battles is to mash one or two buttons in a manic fashion and hope for the best. And like most superhero games, this one soon descends into a bad guy bashathon. Can't help feel that the game would be deeper if there was a little more to do other than swinging round hitting people.

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        09.01.2009 11:09
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        A good game to start with, but goes rapidly downhill.

        For the first 30 minutes this is a very enjoyable game, you just feel great as you swing between the buildings and pounce on unsuspecting criminals all over New York. The graphics are much better than previous Spiderman games and there is a huge sense of freedom.

        However, the main downpoint of this game is the fact that the gameplay becomes very repetitive, the random crimes that you encounter consist of around 4 basic crimes, which become very boring to stop after a while.

        The introduction of the 'push this button now' style of completing many boss battles and various sections of the game mean that the gameplay becomes very cinematic, but you can't appreciate it as you are staring at the very centre of the screen waiting for the next button to hit.

        All in all, this game starts off well, but quickly goes downhill and ends up being repetitive and boring, I think that even point hunters would get bored with this game and give it up as a lost cause well before the conclusion of the game.

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          31.12.2008 14:05
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          Not a very good game

          This game was painfully bad, from the perspective of both a movie fan and from a hardcore gaming perspective.

          The controls for this game were unnecessarily complex, and required a bit of thought just to move around.

          There were some pretty pointless mini games that took 10 minutes to set up, and then 20 seconds to complete - like climbing to the top of the tallest skyscraper just to jump off the top of it and try and fall in between some invisble floating rings.

          The plot was really bad, and the graphics left a lot to be desired.

          Although I like a good open ended game, this game was TOO open ended and free roaming, to the point where you could spend 12 hours playing and achieve absolutely nothing.

          If you have kids, you will be plagued every 5 minutes to the sounds of - "Where do I go now?" or "How do you do this?"

          A great waste of time

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            17.12.2008 16:58
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            Okay for big fans, not a remarkable game overall though

            Everytime a new Spiderman game comes out, I can't help but get ludicrously excited. I mean, what could be better than doing whatever a spider can? Nothing, right?

            If only a developer somewhere in the world could manage to get these superhero games RIGHT, we could be looking at a classic here. Unfortunately, Spiderman 3 suffers from the same gaping flaws evident in almost every other movie cash-in attempt out there.

            Certain things, the game gets right. The graphics are great (when they work that is, more on that later). The characters look nigh on photorealistic, New York is rendered beautifully, blah blah blah... the animations are very fluid and for at least 5 minutes the frantic combat is loads of fun.

            The problem is, we expect this now, this is 'next-gen'! With the support of the enormous Spiderman movie franchise, is this the best they can do? What we need is truly innovative, fluid gameplay. Something that would still be 'next gen' *without* the graphics...

            Well, sadly Spiderman 3 doesn't offer that. The game is divided into missions, which are accessed from the city map. Rather than being based aroun one main, beautifully constructed and scripted storyline, Spiderman 3 apparently has 'ten different storylines'. The problem is, they suck. And they're dull. Yeah, there's a tonne of content here, but some of it is so samey, this is a single player game yet some of the missions have the same bland approach found in MMORPGs. This is a serious case of quantity over quality.

            The combat in Spiderman for the most part involves little thought, or even much use of your 'Spider' abilities. I imagined that I'd be leaping from wall to wall, webbing people in the face and jumping on their heads. Unfortunately it's more of a same-old kicking and punching from an upright position type situation. And the best way to win is of course button bashing!

            You will rarely want to jump on the walls, even though you can essentially climb on anything, because the camera really doesn't know how to cope. This awkwardness of control extends to the web slinging sections, which are hopelessly frustrating, as you scramble to attach your web to the right building whilst the camera focuses on Spidey's foot, and these parts tend to involve a large amount of plummeting!

            Further to this the graphics of the game are plagued by technical errors. You will notice textures flickering, floors disappearing - the usual suspects. I have to say I find this unpolished feel immensely annoying, especially in console games.

            I think I might be a bit overly critical here. Maybe I'm just sick of disappointing film tie ins. Don't get me wrong, a big Spidey fan could find something to like in this game - it's a fairly faithful conversion from the silver screen to the Xbox. The problem is, that yet again, that's all it is. A bog standard movie cash-in game.

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              18.11.2008 20:13
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              dissapointing considering spiderman was so much fun

              I'm currently around 80% hough spiderman 3 and i can safetly that I am not impressed, firstly I was a huge fan of spiderman 2 given it's floors with the repating mini missions you had the feeling of being up high swinging through the New York sky line but on this one thanks to the blur effects used you just feel like your swinging aound without any kind of feeling of height. Next i would like to mention the mindless button bashing in order to get from mision to mission theres not really much to the mission apart from mashing the butons as much as you can until you get towards the end of a fight then you have a combination of buttons to press to disptch them.Then theres the swinging mechanics which at tmes can be quite infuriating due to the camera angles especialy during the mary jane missions trying to reach the check points and the hearts you need to complete the mission. Finaly theres the graphics which for a next generation console are quite poor when compared to gta 4 or fear for example. On the possative side though they hav'nt copied the movie word for word so at least they have tried to do something a little different than some other movie game tie ins but Iwas hoping for more from this but it fell way short of my expectations.

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                13.11.2008 19:18
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                Thanks for reading

                Well its another movie spin off game and it was a bad move.

                The game was released alongside the film but its very bad. The game loosely follows the storyline of the film with a load of other side missions thrown in which are quite interesting but executed poorly.

                -----Graphics-----

                The graphics are fairly standard in appearence but New York does look pretty impressive when you're webslinging across the streets and the enemies do look pretty good.

                -----Gameplay-----

                What can I say? It's bad, it follows the usual button mashing technique that so many other bad games have done before and you can find yourself often failing missions over and over again, simply because you cannot be bothered to sit and learn a massive list of combos so that you can actually hit one of the bosses and deal damage.
                There are some missions that involve going round taking photos and carrying your stupid girlfriend round everywhere, because she's late for something, which to me seem like something the developers added just to try and add a bit of length.

                The game does however allow you to switch into the black suit spidey which does grant you alot more strength which can be a godsend through some missions.

                -----Sound-----

                The music in Spiderman is pretty good and is a copy of the film's however the voice acting in the game is TERRIBLE. It is apparently done by the same people as in the film but there must have been some serious problems with the recording equipment as they are very bad, along with this I've actually turned the speakers off once during a mission because Mary Jane was repeating the same line over and over again, and I was just sick of her voice.

                -----A.I. and enemies-----

                Well the enemies are all the same person, maybe some mass breakout at the cloning facility caused it, but it does make combat boring when you're fighting the same person all the time and they are all pretty weak and just stand still firing guns at you or running for their lives. The only enemies that offer any sort of challenge are the bosses but these can be stupidly difficult sometimes and weighed greatly against you, i spent about a month trying to get past one boss who was just impossible.

                -----Overview-----

                Its a nice game visually but so much more could of been done with the game in terms of the story and gameplay and the combat is just really bad. Shame really but guess this is what you should expect from any game based on a movie.
                I wouldn't reccommend this to buyers unless they were huge spiderman fans or simply had alot of money.

                3 Stars

                Players - 1
                Save Game - 256KB
                HD settings - 720p/1080i/1080p
                Supports dobly digital suround sound

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                  29.10.2008 17:07
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                  a must have game

                  spiderman threes plot is based on that of spiderman 3 the film and like the film it is an impressive game and definatly one worth saving up for.

                  the plot to the game works in its own unigue way there are at any piont 3-6 missions that could be played and completing one mission will unlock the next mission that is relevent to the mission you completed.
                  the game is split up into severall parts you have 3 gangs each with there own missions, the kingpin (unlocked after completing the 3 gang missions) and then there are mary jane thrill rides (pretty much to help you get better and faster at web swinging)
                  and new goblin missions and much more.

                  like all spiderman games web swinging is a very good part of the game and very easy to pick up and get very good at very quickly.

                  nd the combbat in spiderman 3 is very good but after a while and having unlocked alot of combos and moves the game becomes a bit of button mashing so you are better of finding the move that suits you best.

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                  11.10.2008 17:21
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                  A good game overall for all ages and i would recommend.

                  This is a really fun game to play. It's all open so you can virtually go where ever you want. There are lots of good combo moves to learn to help you combat enemies. This game has a good story line and i got into this game straight from the beginning. It has a good choice of storylines to actually do. It also features the actual voice of Tobey Maguire and other characters taken from the film. The graphics is pretty good especially the likeness of the characters such as Goblin and sandman. I really enjoyed swinging through the city and rescuing people and fighting of the bad guys. This game follows the film story plot well. Although it's a single player mode i really enjoyed it and would recommend to all spidey fans out there. It has kept me entertained for a few hours and i'm sure it can entertain you too.

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                    23.08.2008 16:54
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                    Its reasonable

                    Spiderman 3 is a movie based action game for the Microsoft Xbox 360 games console.

                    This game follows the story of the spider man film, so if you have not seen the movie don't play it until you have or you will spoil it.
                    The game gives you the virtual replica of New York City to swing around as everyone's favourite superhero Spiderman.

                    There are lots of missions to do, but they are all pretty similar. You generally have to run around defeating bad guys, defusing bombs, saving innocent people, fighting bosses. There isn't really anything new here.

                    This game introduces quick time events that make Spiderman perform incredible moves like the ones in the movies, when you hit certain buttons when you are prompted.

                    The fighting is quite fun and accessible, you can get by by just hitting the attack buttons.

                    This is a pretty good game and can be yours for about £20.00.

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                      19.08.2008 15:27
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                      Repetitive Webslinging game

                      Activision has already developed two quality Spiderman titles so far, but could they release a 3rd to the same quality? The answer is No! The game although not being any worse than the last 2 and also being on a 'next gen' console really fails to excite.

                      Spiderman 3 features appearances from all the villains in the film Venom, Sandman etc, and follows the familiar storyline of the Peter Parker and Mary Jane. If you've seen Spiderman 3 the film (or any of the others) you'll know whats basically going on.

                      It's a sandbox game that replicates New York City to a high level, with many major landmarks present. Despite this, you can't go to the Statue of Liberty or Government Island even though they are on the game which seemed abit pointless to me, why include them if you can interact with them?

                      The main part of the missions will find you moving from A to B, meeting people and completing tasks. This may sound boring but swinging around the city is one of the best parts of this game and can be done for long periods without getting bored.

                      You can level up your abilities basically by performing the actions over and over. Getting better at using your web will happen very fast due to the amount of use, but running etc will take a bit longer.

                      Random crime takes place around the city which act as side missions to gain experience and points. The missions vary from taking photographs, getting people to places on time, to beating bosses. The entertainment factor of these missions soon wears thin.

                      Once that initial 'look at that' factor has gone you find SM3 just like its predecessors. If you have the first 3 games and aren't a huge spidey fan your best off giving this a miss as you wont find anything new except the black spiderman suit and its side effects.

                      The visuals look pretty with the next gen boost but this isn't enough to carry this game. Spiderman 3 is a decent game that is mostly aimed at comic book fans I would imagine. Outside of massive Spidey fans I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who already has 1 of the first 2 games.

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                    Spider-Man 3 ties itself into the new Spidey film by including some of the key story arcs from the movie. You'll see Peter Parker get his black suit as well as run into villains like Sandman, New Goblin, and Venom. But much like Spider-Man 2, the roster of villains doesn't end there. Scorpion, Lizard, Kingpin, and others all pop up in spots. While it makes sense for the developers to extend the scope of the story beyond that of the film, trouble arises when you realize that the film's plot is practically glossed over.