Every Spider-Man Video Game Ranked From Worst to Best

Every Spider-Man Video Game Ranked From Worst to Best

In 1962, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced
Spider-Man, breaking new ground by making the character significantly younger than most
other superheroes. Typically characters of Peter Parker’s age
would have been sidekicks, but Spider-Man fought crime his own way, often without assistance,
ultimately responsible for his own success or failure. He’s remained one of the most popular and
beloved superheroes for decades, with many portrayals spotlighting how difficult it is
for Spidey to balance his daily heroics with jobs, school, relationships, financial problems,
and everything else a young man has to face. He also struggles with feelings of inadequacy,
and if he’s taking the quality of his video games into account, well… he might actually
be on to something. Today we’ll look at every one them, and
rank them from worst to best. We’ll consider how innovative they were
at release, how well they’ve held up since, and how much they actually have anything to
do with Spider-Man… which shouldn’t be a concern but, as you’ll see, definitely
is. As always, we have a few ground rules, and
they’ll be very much in line with what we established for our list of Batman games. That is to say, we are excluding mobile games,
online Flash games, handheld LCD games, and one-off plug-and-play games because I don’t
want this in my house. Secondly, if the game isn’t truly about
Spider-Man, we won’t include it. That sounds like it should go without saying,
but there are a huge number of Marvel games marketed as “featuring Spider-Man” when
his role is more of a cameo, so we’ll be ignoring those for now. We are, however, including games in which
Spider-Man shares equal billing. And, finally, we will not be ranking Spider-Man’s
educational games, largely because we really don’t want to. Let’s rank ‘em. I’m Peter, and I’m Ben from TripleJump,
and this is every Spider-Man game ranked from worst to best. #57: The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire
32X Web of Fire was released after Sega announced
they would no longer support the 32X, which led to the game only having around 15,000
copies produced. We’re glad we aren’t collectors, because
if we paid around $2,000 for this, we’d be institutionalized. The game’s animation and soundtrack are
fine, but the developers seemed to believe that Spider-Man’s superpower is running
annoyingly fast on surfaces made of butter. Controlling him is both slippery and requires
superhuman reflexes. Walking really shouldn’t be this challenging
for Peter Parker. Spider-Man in this game also has the irritating
tendency to cling to the sides of obstacles that are a fraction of his own height, and
the level designers somehow got it into their heads that every platforming section should
consist of nothing but blind jumps. The first stage does end with Spider-Man punching
Dragon Man’s head clean off of his body, though, so that’s nice. #56: Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s
Revenge Game Boy, Game Gear
It’s never a good sign when a game’s box art can’t get its own title right and, sure
enough, Spider-Man and the X-Men in The Return of the Curse of the Creature’s Ghost is
a gigantic mess. It’s not exclusively a Spider-Man game,
but being as no human being will play beyond his opening level before calmly destroying
the cartridge with a hammer, we’re counting it. Spider-Man animates and controls like he’s
just eaten a three-day-old sausage roll, and the opening bomb-deactivation stage appears
to have been scientifically designed to be as frustrating as possible. The developers included a Spidey Sense indicator
at the bottom right of the screen, which seems like a nice touch until you realize it’s
because they couldn’t even design a basic left-to-right platformer without resorting
to clunky waypointing. The game doesn’t get any better from here. Unless you turn it off, at which point the
experience improves substantially. #55: Spider-Man
HyperScan Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a hypers…can. Yes, Spider-Man had the misfortune of appearing
on Mattel’s legendarily terrible HyperScan. It was the fifth game released for the system,
making it…let me just check my notes here…the very last game released for the system. It comes with all of the HyperScan’s predictable
issues. Maddening loading times, a reliance on scannable
cards – a number of which were never even released – and the fact that the console
itself often refused to work. Actually that’s probably the HyperScan’s
best feature. The fact that the controls are barely responsive
is more or less a given, but we do have to wonder why Spider-Man himself is the size
of a broken toenail. Sorry to nitpick; we just tend to prefer it
when the camera is in the same time zone as our protagonist. #54: The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America
in Dr. Doom’s Revenge! Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64,
MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum Spider-Man and Captain America are two very
different kinds of heroes with very different abilities. Don’t worry, though; in this game they’re
equally dull to control. The game is split into a series of one-on-one
fights and “superhero challenges,” meaning for half of the game you punch and for the
other half of the game you jump. Not sure who told the developers that those
actions qualify as separate game modes, but here we are. You control Captain America at the start,
which means you’ll be bored to tears long before you get to play as Spider-Man. Critics at the time didn’t exactly shower
the game with praise, but they did have a few nice things to say about the way it looked
and sounded. Being as the game looked and sounded different
in each of its six versions, though, that’s hardly a recommendation for the game as a
whole. #53: Spider-Man 2
Mac, PC If you remember Spider-Man 2 being a good
game, you clearly didn’t play the PC version, later ported to Mac. It still has some Bruce Campbell narration
– the only reason it’s as high on this list as it is – but that is the only thing
it has in common with the PlayStation 2 game of the same name. This version of Spider-Man 2 is an almost
insultingly buggy mess, made all the more surprising by the fact that much of the gameplay
boils down to simple quick time events. There was so much less to go wrong here, so
why does it play like an ancient curse? Enemies spawn on the wrong plane of existence,
characters disappear, the game has no idea what to do with its own physics, and characters
are about as animated as Hummel figurines. Now let’s go back to never, ever speaking
of this game again. #52: Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
Game Gear We don’t expect much from the Sega Game
Gear, but we have to admit we prefer games that…y’know, react to the buttons we press. Return of the Sinister Six is so stiff and
unresponsive it feels like our older sibling has given us an unplugged controller to shut
us up. The game seems distracted, like it’s trying
to remember that girl it had to leave behind in Normandy when the war was won but you keep
interrupting it. Spider-Man needs to crouch to collect items,
and heaven help you if you’re just a pixel away from where the game would prefer you
to be. He can climb walls in the background, except
for those that he inexplicably can’t. And if you press the attack button, Spider-Man
will absolutely take your suggestion on board and really give it some solid consideration. Also, you only get one life. Actually, that’s true outside of the game
as well, so please spend it playing something else. #51: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
3DS It’s audacious how little The Amazing Spider-Man
2 for the 3DS even bothers to try. It’s as though it was built by felons who
managed to get game design to count as community service. The story is that Spider-Man beats somebody
up, then takes a few steps to beat somebody else up, then keeps doing this until there
is nobody left to beat up. A classic tale, we admit, but it makes for
a far-from-memorable experience. The combat and platforming manage to be even
more boring than they look, and the visual design is little more than a test of how many
different shades of grey the 3DS can produce. Enemies are grey, environments are grey, backgrounds
are grey, walls are grey…if it weren’t for the colors of Spider-Man’s costume,
this game would be a great way to trick your friends into thinking they went suddenly colorblind. #50: Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
Game Boy First impressions are important, which is
why Invasion of the Spider-Slayers opens with the worst first level in gaming history. We’ve got to admire the developers’ honesty. The game starts with Spider-Man having to
stop 20 muggers. At least, the game calls them muggers. They aren’t actually mugging anyone; they’re
pulling firearms out of their coats and firing blindly. You’ll wander back and forth waiting for
someone to spawn, then you’ll have to wait even longer to see if he has a gun. While you do this, children on skateboards
eat away at your health and, oh, did we mention there’s a time limit and you’ll have to
start from the beginning when it expires? Come to think of it, Spider-Man really shouldn’t
be worried about Spider-Slayers at all, being as he’s not actually a spider. You know what you should be worried about,
Pete? 20 active shooters in a park! #49: Questprobe Featuring Spider-Man
Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Intended to be a 12-game series with each installment focusing on different superheroes,
Questprobe ended after only three entries. Unfortunately for Spider-Man, that mercy-killing
came too late. Questprobe Featuring Spider-Man existed in
a number of different versions with the only real difference being the quality of their
graphics. As the gameplay consists entirely of text
inputs, though, that’s largely irrelevant. Nothing about this game is specific to Spider-Man. In fact, the entire adventure – we use the
word loosely – takes place within a single, nondescript building. You explore it and solve various simple puzzles
to collect gems for no reason whatsoever. Baddies show up over the course of the game,
but you won’t be fighting any of them; they just represent further puzzles to be solved. We will give the game credit for including
one very innovative feature, however. With just a few keystrokes, you can convince
Spider-Man to commit suicide. He’s nothing if not accommodating. #48: Spider-Man 2
N-Gage Have you ever played Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation
2 and thought, “This is fine, but I wish the controls were worse and it was really
difficult to see”? If so, the N-Gage had you covered. Well, alright, it’s not exactly the same
game; it’s definitely been scaled down and redesigned and…made awful, to be frank. It’s stiff, confusing, and has the same
frame rate of an actual comic book. Loading times regularly exceed 30 seconds
as well, just to ensure the game sapped the maximum amount of life away from those unfortunate
enough to play it. We will say that it’s genuinely impressive
that any version of Spider-Man 2 existed on an N-Gage – a handheld system less powerful
than the microchip in your dog – but beyond that it’s probably most notable for being
mocked by Ed Helms on The Daily Show. #47: The Amazing Spider-Man
Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS This is…a thing. That’s about all I can say with certainty,
to be honest. It’s a sort of…maze game? It takes place across a number of interconnected,
themed stages, each with a different title displayed on screen. It’s a bit like Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy,
but somehow even stranger. The game might take place in outer space. Or it could just be night time. Either way, gravity here works like it does
nowhere else in the known universe, so it probably doesn’t matter. Spider-Man does whatever a spider can, so
long as the spiders you know can walk around flipping switches and outwitting mummies. There is a story here involving Mysterio kidnapping
Mary Jane, but I think one look at this footage is all it takes to realize any narrative logic
must have been forcibly applied after the fact. #46: Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace
Game Boy Advance From the muddy graphics to the repetitive
combat to the same three-second bass loop that drones endlessly through every stage,
Mysterio’s Menace seems to have been designed for the sole purpose of giving players a Mysterio’s
Migraine. Nothing about the game feels as though it’s
received any amount of polish, and even simple things, such as picking up items, feels finicky
and untested. Spider-Man’s moveset is almost comically
dull, and every single enemy gets its own health bar, ensuring you’re always acutely
aware of just how tedious each encounter is. We will give credit where it’s due; the
web swinging works well enough, and there are a number of minor jumping puzzles throughout
the experience – something you’d really think we’d see a lot more of in Spider-Man
games. You can also choose which level to play next
at certain points, meaning every time you replay it you’ll get to hate them in a different
order. #45: Spider-Man 2
DS Why is it that the great – some might even
say “Amazing” – Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 2 got so many terrible equivalents
on other systems? The answer of course is that they were handled
by separate developers working with completely different hardware but my question was meant
to be rhetorical. The DS version of Spider-Man is a sidescrolling
beat-‘em-up, which just so happens to control horrendously and look even worse. It’s not the ugliest game on this list,
but it sure looks lifeless, and it’s one that has had absolutely no attempt to inject
it with personality. Just a peekat the combat and its big, empty
stages reveal how little care went into this. Unless you live in some region of the world
that obligates you by law to purchase this game, we can’t recommend it. And even then…it’s probably best if you
move. #44: Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
SNES, Mega Drive Beat-‘em-ups don’t need to do much in
order to be fun, but they sure need to do more than this. The game consists entirely of taking a few
steps; waiting for waves of repetitive, uninteresting enemies to spawn; fighting them; and repeating
the process. Words cannot convey how utterly boring it
is. It’s not especially difficult, but every
time you think a particular brawl should be winding up about now, it makes sure to continue
well beyond the bounds of decency. Then you shuffle forward and do exactly the
same thing with exactly the same enemies all over again. You can choose to play as Venom, which you’d
think would add some interesting wrinkles to the game by default, but no. Same plot, same stages, same enemies. He’s just a palette swap, right down to
having the same moves as Spider-Man. They must have been as bored making this game
as we are playing it. #43: Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety
SNES, Mega Drive, PC This is…uh, the same game. Like, literally the same game we just talked
about, just with a different name and a few very, very minor tweaks. Just like Maximum Carnage, Venom Slash Spider
Hyphen Man Colon Separation Anxiety takes the already boring idea of Spider-Man walking
down the street punching people and manages to fail to live up to even those low expectations. Once again, the fighting isn’t even executed
well. Typically brawlers will give you a little
bit of vertical leeway, since lining yourself up pixel-perfectly with your enemy would be
finicky to the point of distraction. Here, though, there’s no leeway. If you’re just a hair too far north or south
of your opponent, you’ll be swinging away at the empty air. How in the world Acclaim had the gall to release
the same game twice – right down to the locations and enemies – within one year
of each other is beyond us. #42: Spider-Man 2
Game Boy Advance If you’ve ever wanted to play a Spider-Man
game in which our hero controls like a sack of bowling balls, this is the game for you. Everything about the experience feels clunky,
and we’re still not sure if the game suffers from input delay or just excessively slow
animations. Perhaps it’s both; the game is optimized
very poorly, with swinging from webs nearly always introducing a full second or more of
slowdown. Of course, maybe we’re just picking nits;
who would ever want to swing from webs in a Spider-Man game? It’s a very glitchy experience; we got stuck
in ceilings and phased through solid walls a number of times. We’ve certainly seen worse – many times
on this very list, in fact – but every bit of the presentation feels just a bit off,
such as Spider-Man making a sound like he’s passing a stone every time he jumps. #41: The Amazing Spider-Man
DS As we’ll see much later, the proper Amazing
Spider-Man film tie-in was ported more or less intact to the 3DS. Whose idea was it then, to create a far inferior
version for a dead system? To start with the good aspects of this game,
it controls fine. Also… actually, that’s about it. Sorry for using “aspects” as a plural. That was very misleading now that I think
about it. The game rarely aspires to more than having
you fight your way through baddies until you find a key to a door, at which point you fight
through baddies looking for another key. It’s the very definition of an inessential
game.There is nothing redeeming here, aside from the fact that when you die in the game,
you don’t die in real life. #40: Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
Master System, Game Gear Spider-Man fans had a fair number of titles
to choose from on Sega consoles. Of course picking one is about as pleasant
a choice as selecting the manner of your own execution, but, still, variety is nice. Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin is artfully misleading. It makes you believe that your main struggle
in this game will be against hairless cigar aficionado Kingpin. That’s because he’s a cigar aficionado
who is bald, by the way, not because he’s an aficionado of hairless cigars. Though, to be honest, hairless cigars are
probably preferable in general. Where was I? Oh, right. It’s not actually Kingpin who is the main
villain: it’s the controls. Spider-Man pops on and off surfaces that he
should be able to climb easily, and only periodically will the game allow you to “shot web,”
as though Spider-Man can’t control it any better than he can control a sneeze. #39: Spider-Man: Edge of Time
DS This version of Edge of Time is a platformer
that unfolds over a series of interconnected areas…something we’d call Metroidvania
if it wouldn’t do irreparable harm to the genre. The areas don’t really stand out, though,
which is a crucial failing in that kind of game. Granted, Edge of Time has a map, which helps
a lot, but players should at least be partially able to navigate by visual landmarks. Of course, the gameplay could still be fun,
even if exploration isn’t. Then again, we’re still in the dredges of
this list so I think you know that’s not the case. Enemies are too easily avoided to present
any kind of real obstacle, and they’re dispatched easily enough with your basic attacks so the
powerups never feel as satisfying as they should. This is definitely the worst version of Edge
of Time…and Edge of Time isn’t that great in the first place. #38: Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
DS, PlayStation Portable Technically these are two different games
that share a title, but we’d have put them back to back anyway, as they also share the
same strengths and weaknesses. In each version you’ll combine forces with
a friend or a foe—an ally or an adversary, a companion or a criminal, a buddy or a bully—from
within the Spider-Man universe and fight your way through stages that, to be frank, should
be far more varied than they really are. It’s an excellent concept for a game but
it rarely feels tailored to these characters at all. The DS version of the game offers a vertically
oriented field of play with the ability to move between both screens to fight baddies
and accomplish objectives, and it also has the requisite touch-screen minigames. Whether these things qualify as a bonus or
a drawback comes down to personal taste. But let’s be clear: it’s a drawback. #37: Spider-Man
SNES Spider-Man for the SNES opens with the 1994
cartoon series theme song fed through what can only be the acoustics of Hell. 10-hour loop when, Youtube? Anyway, Spider-Man is…not good, and it doesn’t
seem to understand who Spider-Man is. Here’s a hint: He’s not a walking tank. Just look at this absolute unit. Of course, a Spider-Man built like a brick…erm,
stinkhouse doesn’t necessarily make for a bad game. Never fear, though, because everything else
about the game does! For instance, objectives are needlessly obtuse. You can’t smash your way through this grate. Fine. So you head off to look for some other way
of opening it. Instead, though, you have to destroy a completely
unrelated robot. Once you do that, the grate suddenly can be
smashed. There is no logical way for a player to make
that connection, because, well, there isn’t a connection. Anyway, have fun with the rest of the game! #36: Spider-Man: Battle for New York
Game Boy Advance Battle for New York seems to actively dare
you to enjoy it. For starters, it doesn’t even let you play
as Spider-Man until you complete a series of extremely tedious levels as Green Goblin. Don’t get us wrong; playing as a supervillain
should be fun, but here it feels more like a chore. You search for keys and light Bunsen burners
to progress, because, you know, that’s definitely the only stuff you’d want to do as a gigantic
monster in a video game. Admittedly you do get to punch passersby to
death, but even that feels a little…pedestrian. That’s good wordplay, trust me; you’ll
laugh tomorrow. Playing as Spider-Man is more fun by default,
but it’s still not great and you’re periodically punished by having to play as Green Goblin
again. For a game about the inevitable collision
between good and evil, Battle for New York succeeds only in convincing us we don’t
care who wins. #35: Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
NES, Master System Return of the Sinister Six on the NES is quite
similar to the Game Gear version, with the notable difference that this one is playable. Spider-Man even has some additional moves
in this version, which is odd as the NES had the same number of buttons as the Game Gear. In addition, the hit boxes are better defined
and the boss fights are better balanced. The stage design is still rather uninspired,
though, and there’s at least one area in Sandman’s stage that softlocks the game
if you happen to stumble into it. On the bright side, the game does an excellent
job of capturing Peter Parker’s famous 20-foot vertical, and when you punch people they explode
into showers of burnt meat. The Master System version of the game is almost
identical, so don’t accidentally play that one, either. #34: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Game Boy The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in North
America simply as Spider-Man 2, a tacit admission if we’ve ever heard one. We will give it a bit of respect for trying
new things—we’ll discuss its predecessor in a bit—but it’s difficult to argue that
it did any of those new things well. This game tasks Spider-Man with exploring
larger levels to find objects and complete objectives; it’s no longer as simple as
moving to the right and punching a boss. The problem is that those levels aren’t
much fun to explore and the objectives are rarely clear. Players will experience a lot of backtracking,
further hampered by respawning enemies and frequent slowdown. Still, though, it tried, and the soundtrack
isn’t half bad. #33: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
DS Web of Shadows exists in a few different versions,
and this one is safely the worst. It’s the sort of game you assume can’t
be boring forever, and then it works really hard to prove you wrong. One very nice thing about the game is that
the combat and web slinging are both smoothly executed. They’re never fun, mind you, but they work
well and deserve a much better game built around them. Here, Spider-Man fights anonymous baddies
on flat planes, and though he gains abilities that allow him to access new parts of the
map, none of them feel worth exploring. There are multiple endings—two is a multiple—so,
that’s something. Also, when you die, you get to play a touchscreen
minigame to revive yourself. It’s a unique feature, because no other
game in history was stupid enough to include it. #32: Spider-Man
Mega Drive At first glance this looks like the SNES game
of the same name, but it’s actually a lot different, with redesigned stages, clearer
objectives, and slightly improved controls. All of this adds up to a much better game
that still, to be clear, is not good by any stretch of the imagination. Spider-Man moves a bit more fluidly here,
controlling less like a brick and more of a… sort of mound of boiled beef? The animations are also nicer, though the
stages are often too busy, visually, and there’s no clear way of telling which walls are climbable
and which objects you can walk through. Our favorite part of this game is the death
animation, which makes it look like Spider-Man is deflating. If you would like to reinflate him afterward,
just, uh… promise us you won’t use your mouth. #31: Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s
Revenge SNES
It says a lot when “I assume somebody playtested it” counts as a recommendation, but so it
goes in the world of Spider-Man games. Much like the Game Boy game of the same name,
the SNES version is hot garbage. But here, at least, the opening stage is completable
without exhausting your entire stock of profanity. The Spidey Sense returns, but this time with
an obnoxious aural cue that makes it sound more like Spidey Flatulence. The stage may be easier to traverse, but the
developers made sure it would be no more pleasant. Beyond that, the game opens up substantially. Spider-Man can continue on his adventure,
but you also get the option to play as four of the X-Men (OR X-WOMEN) through their own
stages. The Mega Drive version, released the following
year, has an improved soundtrack… not least because the Spidey Sense is now completely
silent. Possibly still deadly though, so look out. #30: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released on a series of platforms with a wide range of processing
power, so in a strict sense, it’s impressive that each version looks, feels, and plays
very similarly to each other. It doesn’t do any of those things well,
but points for consistency. Every version suffered from glitches, technical
issues, and slowdown, with performance only ever stabilizing long enough for players to
realize the game wasn’t any good. The critical consensus was that it was a less
interesting and barely functional version of previous Spider-Man titles…some of which
were actually developed by the same team, making this big step backwards even more puzzling. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was so disappointing,
it caused Polygon to lament that there would probably never be a “truly great Spider-Man
game.”That provides a good idea of just how cold this one left Spidey’s fans. #29: Spider-Man: Battle for New York
DS We know it’s not saying much that the DS
version of Battle for New York is better than the GBA version, but it’s the most we can
say so you’ll just have to live with it. The animation has been improved, the controls
feel a bit better, and the cutscenes feature voice acting. Not good voice acting, but that’s sort of
why we love it. A few of the objectives make more sense than
they did in the GBA version as well, such as Green Goblin actually…you know, smashing
stuff up, as opposed to breaking into Peter Parker’s school to, uh, light candles. Spider-Man and Green Goblin have both been
given special moves accessible via touchscreen, and because I used the word “touchscreen”
you can also be certain this version of Battle for New York contains unnecessary minigames. It’s an improvement, but we certainly wish
it were more of one. #28: Spider-Man
Atari 2600 This one isn’t remembered with much fondness,
but it’s better than its reputation suggests. You scale buildings with your webbing – though
the sound effects makes it seem more like Peter Parker is vomiting – and try to reach
the top, where Green Goblin has planted some bombs. That’s…pretty much it, really, but there’s
more depth than it seems. If a criminal in one of the many windows severs
your web, you’ll fall…but if you touch them physically, you’ll get points for apprehending
them. Grabbing bombs also nets you some points,
but if you wait until they’re about to explode, you’ll earn even more. And when you’re falling, you can grab back
onto the building and save yourself. Or you can let Spider-Man fall and break his
spine. Yeah, he’s…he’s never walking again. If you ever wonder how Spidey has been treated
overall by the industry, just think of this – THIS – and remember that it’s better
than a full half of his games. #27: Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PC Spider-Man is recruited by Nick Fury to seek
out pieces of the meteor that brought the Venom symbiote to Earth, forcing our two-legged
eight-legged friend to team up with friendly and not-so-friendly faces from his past in
a globetrotting co-op adventure. That’s the concept behind Spider-Man: Friend
or Foe, and as a concept we couldn’t ask for much more. As a game however… well… It’s something of an achievement to have
squandered so much potential. Spider-Man’s “global” adventure unfolds
over only five areas – a mere 20 stages in total – and the combat is tedious from
the get go. What’s more, you never really get to use
anybody’s special abilities outside of predetermined moments. Sure, their punches and kicks all look different,
but that’s hardly what should set them apart as characters, and Friend or Foe stands as
little more than a testament to the failure of imagination. #26: The Amazing Spider-Man
Game Boy At last, a sidescroller that actually does
the things we like sidescrollers to do. It’s not exciting or innovative in any way,
but it’s competent, and at this point I see this as an absolute win. Wait… wrong Avenger… let’s start again. This game isn’t anything revolutionary,
but it has its heart in the right place. Spider-Man may spend most of his time slapping
anonymous baddies around, and he may look like he’s played by Napoleon Dynamite, but
swinging through the air works quite well and is a fair amount of fun. The best part of the game is the soundtrack
by the legendary David Wise, but there’s also some truly enjoyable cheese. For instance, in this scene Spider-Man laments
that Mysterio didn’t give him any useful information. We’d lament right alongside you, Pete, but
we watched you blow him up instead of asking him any questions so, frankly, we think this
one is on you. #25: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable When Web of Shadows was released for the PS3,
Xbox 360, and the Wii, it was pretty clear which system would get a downgraded version. What wasn’t clear was what the PS2 would
get. Would it be the faithful but less visually
impressive Wii version? Or would it be the completely different, far
inferior beat-‘em-up that the PSP was getting? It was, of course, the PSP version that nobody
wanted in the first place. It was a good way of punishing anyone who
hadn’t upgraded to the new console generation, we suppose. This version does at least pay lip service
to the main game’s basic morality system, allowing players to choose between different
lines of dialogue, but that’s of little comfort and not much of a selling point. On the positive side, players can summon 30
different allies to help them fight – more than the main game offers. On the less-positive side… everything else. #24: Spider-Man 3
DS No version of Spider-Man 3 is particularly
good—we’re definitely including the film in this statement—but the DS version is
likely the worst. It’s one of many games on this list that
reduces Spider-Man to running back and forth while punching people, and it’s also one
that can’t rely on looking good, sounding good, or controlling well. Nintendo’s consoles get a lot of guff—sometimes
well deserved—for breeding games that make poor, mandatory use of control gimmicks. Spider-Man 3 is one of those games, requiring
touch-screen input for attacking and webbing enemies. The best DS games use the touch screen either
sparingly or wisely. Spider-Man 3 uses it constantly and idiotically. If you can adjust to the controls, you’ll
find a perfectly competent game underneath. But the time you spend adjusting could be
much better spent with any of the remaining games on this list. #23: The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes
Super Famicom One of the better-looking 16-bit Spider-Man
games, Lethal Foes is an overall proficient yet thoroughly forgettable adventure. It’s a by-the-numbers platformer slash brawler
with just a bit of web slinging thrown in. The controls are clunky and Spider-Man is
nowhere near as responsive as he should be. It’s nothing you can’t adjust to, but
the fact that each stage has a fairly strict timer means that you don’t really have enough
time to adjust. Those who are willing to stick with it and
master it will probably have a decent enough time, but we certainly won’t blame anyone
who bails on it in favor of something better. Lethal Foes never left Japan, which means
no official English version exists. That’s fine, because no translated version
could be as entertaining as seeing J. Jonah Jameson shouting in Japanese about pictures
of Spider-Man. I mean, it’s fairly safe to assume that’s
what he’s shouting about. #22: Ultimate Spider-Man
DS A console Spider-Man game got a disappointing
handheld equivalent?! Call the Daily Bugle! I’m joking, of course; it’s not surprising
at all and the Daily Bugle is a fictional newspaper that only exists within the world
of Spider-Man and therefore cannot accept your call. Ultimate Spider-Man is less a bad game than
it is a thoroughly inessential one. It looks fine, plays fine, and sounds fine,
but it never gets much further than that. The Venom stages are welcome—there’s something
automatically satisfying about SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF INNOCENTS on a Nintendo handheld—but
the Spider-Man stages sometimes involve timed puzzles with unclear solutions…basically
a recipe for frustration. One nice detail is that while playing as Spider-Man
you focus on the top screen, and while playing as Venom you focus on the bottom. That’s the most creativity demonstrated
in the entire game, however. #21: Spider-Man 3
Game Boy Advance There’s little about Spider-Man 3 on the
Game Boy Advance that sets it apart, though it is at least a competently made little adventure. It’s a decent timewaster, but nothing we
imagine will bring people back again and again. On the negative side, the fighting could do
with being much quicker. Also, a few moves that should be basic – such
as dashing and evading – require some pretty uncomfortable fingerings (quiet back there)
to pull off. (I said quiet back there.) The puzzles, such as they are, also don’t
extend beyond finding a key or a switch to open the next passage. On the bright side, though, there are some
nice-looking sequences, such as an early fight that takes place atop moving vehicles. You can also upgrade Spider-Man with permanent
powerups, giving the experience a genuine feel of progression. But if you have a Game Boy Advance, you can
do better than this. For instance… #20: Spider-Man
Game Boy Advance Many Spider-Man games paint our hero as a
brawler, which leads to them feeling untrue to the character. In fact, Spider-Man’s lack of brutality
is what clues Mary Jane in to the fact that the vicious Kraven the Hunter has replaced
Peter Parker in Kraven’s Last Hunt. Yes, Spider-Man physically beating people
to a pulp is so far outside the character’s normal behavior that it should serve as a
canonical red flag. Spider-Man for the Game Boy Advance, though,
is smarter than that. The bulk of the game is designed around swinging,
climbing, and crawling through tight areas. It’s one of only a few games on this list
that asks, “How can we make a game for Spider-Man?” as opposed to “How can we put Spider-Man
in a game?” The boss fights can be quite annoying, with
noticeable hit-detection issues in the fight against The Vulture, for instance, but it’s
a fun little adventure that deserves more attention than it gets. #19: Spider-Man 2
PlayStation Portable The PSP version of Spider-Man 2 has ambition,
we’ll give it that. It was never going to handle the large, freely
explorable environments of the PlayStation 2 version, but it attempts to retain at least
some of that game’s spirit. Smaller, more limited open-world segments
are parceled out throughout the adventure. It doesn’t scratch the same itch as the
PS2 original, but it’s nice to see it try. The rest of the game consists of 2D and 3D
fighting segments, which the PSP is better suited to handling, but those little glimpses
of city exploration are easily the most memorable parts. The game is a bit too short, a bit too easy,
a bit too confusing, and far too buggy, but it’s not terrible. Which isn’t saying much, I know, but we’re
getting so much closer to the games that are actually good now and I’d just like to move
along. #18: Spider-Man
Game Boy Color As the Play-Station, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast
were getting a taste of a great Spider-Man adventure, developer Vicarious Visions decided
the Game Boy Color should have one, too. Miraculously, it’s a pretty darned good
one. It sounds great – enjoy the chiptuned version
of the 1960s Spider-Man theme in the pause menu – and looks genuinely impressive in
the cutscenes. That would of course matter very little if
it didn’t play well, but it does! Sort of. For the most part. Maybe. Spider-Man controls fluidly, with clean movements
and smooth animation. He’s even able to swing in a far more satisfying
way than should be possible on the Game Boy Color. The bad news is that his jumping is an annoyance;
you’re locked into a direction as soon as you press A, Castlevania-style, making Spider-Man
feel far less graceful than he should. And unless you rely on projectile combat,
you’ll get very tired of the hand-to-hand fighting quickly. Still, those small complaints would be resolved
in… #17: Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six
Game Boy Color The fighting is better, the jumping is better,
and you now have to hold down the A button rather than just press it to swing from webs,
which actually goes a long way toward making the experience feel more dynamic. Also, the boss fights are improved and if
you remain still for a few seconds, giving Peter Parker a chance to concentrate, his
Spidey Sense will kick in and show you where your objective is. It’s a smart and organic in-game hint system
we quite enjoy, and it works well with the large levels here, which are designed to give
players multiple paths to progress. The Game Boy Color was not a powerful system,
and we’d have guessed Spider-Man games this fun would be far beyond its capabilities. This thing has open-world sections, for crying
out loud! It’s not a game that will change your life,
but it sure will give you a greater appreciation for what this little handheld could achieve. #16: Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro
PlayStation Enter Electro isn’t great, but it’s also
by no means bad. It’s just mediocre, stuck between two much
better games it can’t possibly live up to: Spider-Man PS1 from the year previous, and
Spider-Man PS2 which came out about six months later. Compared to both of those games, Enter Electro
feels unnecessary. It looks really great for a PS1 game, and
the soundtrack is stellar, but Spider-Man himself controls like he’s in the late stages
of arthritis, and New York feels bland and lifeless. There could be a reason for that latter fact,
however; Enter Electro was redesigned after the September 11 terrorist attacks brought
down the World Trade Center…a location that figured prominently in the game’s original
design. How much those understandable changes affected
the experience we can’t know for sure, but the developers definitely had to stitch things
together to some extent, and the final game certainly feels that way. #15: Spider-Man 3
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC One thing we appreciate about Spider-Man 3
is that while it’s recognisably faithful to the film of the same name, it puts forth
a lot of effort to craft several shorter stories of its own, using unique characters. One thing we don’t appreciate about Spider-Man
3 is…the rest of it. Okay, that’s a bit harsh, but the game is
frustrating because of how much better it should be. It was developed by Treyarch—the same developer
as the previous two movie games—but either their heart wasn’t in it or they all suffered
concussions at the same time and forgot what they were doing. The controls are less precise, the camera
less helpful, and the character models and animations represent a huge step backward. It has enough in common design-wise with its
far-superior predecessor that it’s not a complete waste of time, but we definitely
wish it had built on that game’s accomplishments rather than turning in a lesser imitation
of them. #14: Spider-Man: Edge of Time
3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 team up to
solve a cross-generational crisis, which they accomplish by… beating people up and collecting
keys. So, almost exactly the same as most other
games on this list, then.The developers even coined the phrase “quantum causality”
to describe the gameplay. Or perhaps they coined it to trick people
into thinking the gameplay was far more interesting than it actually was. What happens in Edge of Time is what happens
in any time-travel story; changing something in the past affects the future, but in Edge
of Time it tends to happen passively. You control one version of Spider-Man performing
an action, and the other tells you in voice-over what changed. Not very exciting stuff. It’s repetitive, and critics griped rightfully
about the out-of-character behavior of Peter Parker. Even the opportunity to play as two different
versions of Spider-Man isn’t impressive…especially since Shattered Dimensions, released the previous
year, allowed us to play as four versions. #13: Ultimate Spider-Man
Game Boy Advance The Game Boy Advance excelled at comic-book-style
graphics, and Ultimate Spider-Man plays to that strength perfectly. It looks and sounds great, and gives Spider-Man
an impressive amount of options for both movement and combat, making it feel suitably specific
to the character. And while it’s nice to see a game that captures
Spider-Man’s abilities so well, it’s even nicer to see one that captures his specific
weaknesses. Spider-Man can go head to head against his
foes in this game, but nearly always he’ll take a beating in the process. At least, that’s the case unless you fight
strategically. Peter Parker’s strengths are in his agility,
and keeping on the move during combat is a must. It’s a great design choice that forces you
to play like Spider-Man rather than simply pound away at buttons. It’s also fun…something that really shouldn’t
be worth mentioning but, well, you’ve seen some of the other nonsense on this list. #12: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
DS The DS version of Shattered Dimensions will
never see the same level of appreciation as the main console game… and, actually, that’s
fine as it’s nowhere near as good. But it does deserve at least some degree of
recognition. This version completely reimagines the experience
as a Metroidvania…something Nintendo’s handheld systems have nearly always handled
very well. Unfortunately, this version of Shattered Dimensions
just about trips over its own gimmick; whereas the console version famously brought four
versions of Spider-Man together, this one has only three, leaving out Ultimate Spider-Man
entirely. It’s also extremely short, clocking in at
around five hours if you take your time. Still, the combat is good and if you’re
a fan of both Spider-Man and the genre, this is an easy recommendation. #11: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PC In the majority of these games, it’s Spider-Man’s
job to prevent tragedy. And, that’s good because it’s sort of
his job. In Web of Shadows, however, tragedy has already
struck. New York is infested with symbiotes. He and others – not all of them friendly
– fight desperately to beat back the invasion, with the odds stacked massively against them. It’s a moodier and more atmospheric approach,
and it works very well. It even ties into the gameplay, with Spider-Man’s
black suit serving as both a necessary tool for battle and an example of the darkening
of his morality. From a narrative standpoint, this could have
easily been the best Spider-Man game. Unfortunately, the narrative is all that the
game gets truly right. The morality system that was central to the
game’s plot is sadly quite limited, the gameplay and objectives get repetitive quickly,
and the camera seems to be working for the symbiotes considering how uncooperative it
is. Fans should seek it out, certainly, but they
should also know going in that it won’t live up to its own high promise. #10: Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
Mega Drive, Sega CD Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin is not much in
the looks department, but it plays well, with an impressive amount of grace in Spider-Man’s
movement when he’s swinging from webs and climbing buildings. He’s a bit less impressive on the ground,
but – deliberately or not – that suits the character, and it encourages players to
actually experiment with the abilities that made him famous. Whenever you need a break from kicking seven
shades of Fisk out of the bad guys, you can take photos of them for extra cash… a long
overdue nod to Peter’s day job. There are also smaller crimes you can stop
on your way to larger objectives. It’s a nice way to actually portray the
character as “your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man” as opposed to “some video
game character who murders the citizens of New York one by one.” If you’re looking for an early console game
that does Spider-Man any justice whatsoever as a character, this is the one to seek out. #9: Spider-Man 3
PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii We’re as surprised as you are that the version
of Spider-Man 3 released for these systems is better than the one released for the PS3,
360, and PC, but here we are. Here, the rival gangs fight for control of
New York, and it’s up to you to help police claim it back…a nice way of feeling as though
your actions are making a difference. You earn the black suit much earlier in this
version and can switch between suits more or less at will. Weirdly, even the cutscenes look better here. Whether or not they look good is a matter
of taste, but they at least look like the polygons fit together. Without question, the city feels far less
lively than on those more powerful systems, but that tradeoff leads to a smoother experience. Is this version of Spider-Man 3 much better
than it should have been? Or is the HD version just that much worse? #8: The Amazing Spider-Man
3DS, PlayStation 3, Vita, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PC
Serving as a sort of alternate-universe follow-up to the film, The Amazing Spider-Man is destined
to be mainly of interest to fans of the movie. It should also, however, be of interest to
fans of Spider-Man on the PS4, as a number of the ideas in this game would be refined
and improved on for that one. This includes the faux social-media feed that
updates as the game progresses, collectibles and costumes from Spidey’s history, and
an early attempt at borrowing the celebrated combat from Rocksteady’s Arkham series. And before anyone gets upset with us for drawing
that comparison, the developers themselves cited Arkham Asylum and Arkham City as direct
inspirations, so settle down. The 3DS and Wii ports are largely the same
as the other versions, with the differences coming in the controls and the lack of an
explorable open world. Because, hey, who wants an open-world in a
Spider-Man game anyway? We can’t imagine that ever catching on. #7: Spider-Man
PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, PC The earliest Spider-Man game most people remember
fondly is 2000’s Spider-Man for the PlayStation. Making the necessary allowances for the early
polygon era, we think the game holds up quite well. The web-slinging is smooth, Spider-Man’s
agility comes through perfectly, and the soundtrack – by esteemed video-game composer Tommy
Tallarico – is better than we mortals deserve. Many of the voices from the 1990s Spider-Man
cartoon reprised their roles for this game, and there’s even narration by some weird,
virtually unknown voice actor named Stan Lee. Hmm. Wonder who that guy is… The Nintendo 64 version has improved loading
times, as you might expect, but you also lose the FMVs and a significant chunk of music
quality. The Dreamcast version got better models and
textures however, so that’s definitely the way to go if you’re one of the 11 people
who still owns a Dreamcast. #6: Spider-Man
GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC Often referred to as Spider-Man: The Movie,
this one still holds up well today. The game shines its brightest when Spider-Man
is allowed to swing from building to building, exploring bits of New York that honestly look
quite good considering the hardware limitations of the time. In fact, it’s worth spending as much time
as possible simply enjoying these moments of freedom, as the game itself is quite short,
clocking in at well under five hours. It also however, has a fairly terrible camera,
and controlling Spider-Man in the narrow indoor sections is nightmarish, but those things
don’t hurt the experience much, and it’s a game that clearly had a lot of love invested
in its development. Of course, just about any complaint is balanced
out by the great Bruce Campbell’s narration in the tutorial though – a role he’d reprise
in this game’s two sequels. #5: Spider-Man: The Video Game
Arcade Sega’s 1991 Spider-Man arcade game is still
one of Spidey’s strongest outings. It’s a relic from the golden age of arcade
co-op, and it holds up beautifully. Its visuals are great, its combat satisfying,
and its stages are just varied enough to keep the experience from growing stale. It supports up to four players, as well, which
greatly increases the fun factor. Black Cat, Hawkeye, and Sub-Mariner are the
other playable characters, each of whom come with their own attacks and abilities. Unlike some of this game’s contemporaries
– The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men for instance – Spider-Man: The
Arcade Game doesn’t seem to come up as frequently in nostalgic reverie. That’s unfortunate, because it deserves
to be held in about as high a regard. #4: Ultimate Spider-Man
GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC With the possible exception of the PS4 game,
Ultimate Spider-Man might have the best story of any game on this list. That shouldn’t be surprising, as Brian Michael
Bendis—who cowrote the Ultimate Spider-Man comic—wrote this game. As a result, the characters are true to themselves,
funny, and feel like they’re part of a coherent universe. That’s nice and all, but it wouldn’t matter
much if the gameplay were disappointing. Fortunately, it’s not. Players control either Spider-Man or Venom
at various points in the story, and they both feel unique. Additionally, the stylized graphics have aged
better than most games of its era, and the voice acting is surprisingly strong. Ultimate Spider-Man isn’t celebrated as
much as a certain PS2 sibling, but it’s worth a spin. Which is what a spider does. It spins webs. Please clap. #3: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PC When Shattered Dimensions was announced, anticipation
was high. Not one, not two, not three, not five, but
four versions of Spider-Man playable in a single game, each with their own worlds, mechanics,
and visual styles. It was either going to be too ambitious for
its own good, or it was going to be one of the best Spider-Man games ever made. Miraculously, it ended up being the latter. How the developers of the Bee Movie game came
this far this fast is beyond my ability to comprehend. After a battle with Mysterio in which Spider-Man
punches a hole through the fabric of reality—sort of the most villainous thing in this game
but you do you, Spidey—it’s up to The Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man
2099, and Spider-Man Noir to restore balance. The adventure that follows is uneven, admittedly,
but it’s carried by how much fun and how creative it is. #2: Spider-Man 2
GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox For a small group of fans, Spider-Man 2 is
still the best Spider-Man game. We respectfully disagree, but we do understand
the enduring love for and appeal of this PS2-era web-slinging adventure. It was the very first game to get the feeling
of swinging around New York exactly right, giving us the truly enjoyable open-world experience
we always knew Spider-Man could deliver. Taking off the nostalgia goggles we can admit
that the graphics haven’t aged all that gracefully and the combat is largely mindless,
but those things do very little to hamper enjoyment of the game all these years later. The city is still impressive in its size and
density, and we actually got to feel like a hero, swinging down from the rooftops to
clobber street thugs, rush somebody to the hospital, or simply deliver some pizzas. It says a lot that Spider-Man 2 remained untouched
as the greatest Spider-Man adventure for so long. All the way, actually, until 2018. #1: Marvel’s Spider-Man
PlayStation 4 It really had to end this way, didn’t it? The PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider-Man is
a masterpiece. The exploration, the combat, the voice acting,
the story… everything is just perfect, and the entire game is littered with things to
discover, to the point that a number of YouTubers have dedicated videos to doing nothing but
sightseeing. We’ve seen bigger open worlds, but very
few that have felt this real, this cohesive, and this alive. And that’s just the superficial stuff! The moment-to-moment gameplay is every bit
as satisfying as we could hope. Whether that’s getting joyously lost while
searching for collectibles, stopping street crime, meeting adoring fans, or just swinging
through the city, everything fits perfectly together into the definitive Spider-Man experience. And Insomniac deserves massive credit for
adapting the gameplay of the Arkham series for Spider-Man rather than simply lifting
it wholesale. The games share a lot of DNA, but it’s impossible
to argue that it doesn’t feel perfectly at home here, and at one with the stellar
quality of the game itself. Marvel’s Spider-Man isn’t just the best
Spider-Man game; it’s one of the best superhero games of all time. And there you have it: every Spider-Man game
ranked from worst to best. Do you have a personal favorite you think
should have been ranked higher? Do you there were any high entries that should’ve
been ranked lower? If you could be bitten by something radioactive,
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80 thoughts on “Every Spider-Man Video Game Ranked From Worst to Best”

  1. My guess spiderman 2 and spiderman ps4 are gonna be one and two. You want a know why because they both feature the best spiderman suit.

  2. Another round of kudos for ya, Philip and James. These can't be easy, to write/edit, but you guys always do an excellent job!

  3. I had to skim towards the later half in hopes of seeing the ps1/DC spiderman on the list and I'm quite happy to see it stands at 7. My all-time favorite spiderman game and still play the dreamcast version and its sequel on ps1

  4. Hellene_On_Caffeine

    The amount of sub-par GBA and DS Spidey titles I used to own as a kid was embarrassing. Kids like me were essentially the reason these awful ports of licensed properties existed in the first place. I'd ask my parents to buy anything with Spidey's face on it. Even back then, I could tell some of them were irredeemable like Mysterio's Menace.

  5. I LOVED Maximum Carnage as a kid. Separation Anxiety was pretty cool too, but MC was much better. You're very wrong about them being the same game. They are the same style of game yeah, but very different

  6. Well its made by insomniac which is the second best studio in the world imagine if naughty dogg made it :^) would have been even better

  7. Before the list starts, my pick is PS1 Spider-Man, that was my childhood game and Carnage and Monster-Ock bloody terrified me. Any less than top 3 and I'll be upset and possibly write an angry letter, be warned.

  8. I’m sorry boys but I have been playing Spider-Man games my whole life and there are a few critical points that are just plain wrong on this list. 1) Web of Shadows (PS3,360) is one of the best Spider-Man games for its incredible combat, mixing fighting and traversal together in a seamless way. 2) Spider-Man 3 for PS2 is not even close to being better than the PS3 one. It’s gameplay is way clunkier and is devoid of features in comparison to its next generation counterpart. They are both bad, but the 7th gen version is simply better. 3) Spider-Man 2’s combat is not mindless, it’s a predecessor to Arkham’s combat but more complex. Arkham is square to attack and triangle to counter, Spider-Man 2 is square to attack, circle to dodge (like Spider-Man ps4), and triangle after to counter. Plus it has many other combos that are out of this world satisfying if executed correctly. Play it again boys plz. 4) Brian Intihar, the director of Spider-Man ps4, does not see the comparison to this games combat to Arkham. That’s because it’s closer to Spider-Man 2’s and Ultimate Spider-Man’s combat. Sort of a fusion of the two. It’s not nearly as rhythm based as Arkham. There’s a lot to talk about there when comparing the two but I’ll stop here. Other than the things I mentioned, a good list.

  9. I liked the thing in Friend or Foe where you could fight each other as the different characters. It isnt a huge plus though lol

  10. Not done with the video yet, just started it actually, but I’m already impressed with the fact that you bothered to rotoscope the hand on the dead black and white cyclops clip

  11. You know I never got around to playing amazing spider man on my 360…..maybe I'll go back and check it out now. Also love that all my personal fave games made it deep in that top 10. Good to know I'm not a tasteless idiot ya know? Lol shattered dimensions ftw tho

  12. I played the first 45 mins of the PS1 Spider-Man game so many times. I didn't have a memory cards so would just start it again, over and over. And somehow never get bored of the first level.

  13. Another excellent RANKED list boys. The only Spider-Man game I played was on the GameCube. I need to get 'round to playing Marvel's Spider-Man. Well done you guys!

  14. I only have one complaint and that is the lack of mention for Shattered Dimension's four heroes all voice acted by different cartoon Spider-Man voice actors from over the years.

  15. I had Maximum Carnage for the SNES back when it first came out, and even though I love both classic beat-em-ups and Spider-Man, I could never bring myself to love the game. I never got terribly far in it, there were a couple bosses relatively early on that I struggled to get past. Once I ran out of continues I’d just switch it off because it was so tedious, not to mention surprisingly slow and clunky.

  16. I love how well you guys do the gradual tonal shift from negative to loving over the course of these long lists. It's both good writing and good execution, which is what makes me enjoy these long lists most of all. I would choose to be bitten by a radioactive armadillo so that I could roll around at the actual speed of sound.

  17. "It's like it was built by felons who somehow managed to get Game Design to count as community service" – That is, hands down, one of the most brutally savage comments on a game I've ever heard. Bravo!

  18. 4743: "Oh, but pictures of criminals comin' at ya with a knife? Yeah, maybe their worth 10 bucks. But pictures of a guy in a forklift coming at ya? FIFTY BUCKS!"


  19. One person who worked on Spider-Man (2000) and Enter Electro who doesn't get enough credit, is Dee Bradley Baker. Look at the credits of those two games and you'll see he provided about half the voices.

  20. Separation Anxiety is WAY worse than Maximum Carnage, and I submit Spider-Man's vertical jump kick animation as well as the glitch where Venom's shield does damage as evidence

  21. do nintendo lists please, Mario, Zelda, Metroid etc (and i really wanna see you play mashed, its a great game even if it got sent in for WGE)

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