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Ultimate Spider-Man

by Activision See the Amazon Page for this brand
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) 76 / 100

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Platform: GameCube
Edition: Standard
  • Experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology that literally brings the comic to life
  • Massive, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions
  • Two distinct combat systems allow players to defeat enemies differently, using Spider-Man's fluid & acrobatic moves or Venom's brute force

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Product Details

Platform: GameCube | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009JB3J4
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 22, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,858 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: GameCube | Edition: Standard

The Ultimate Spider-Man comic book storyline has created the newest Spider-Man game in which Peter Parker is a modern-day teen. Take on the role of the world's most famous Super Hero, Marvel's Spider-Man, and one of his most menacing nemeses, Venom, in an original storyline written and illustrated by the creative team behind the best-selling Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series. Peter Parker is a Web designer for the Daily Bugle. The comic's storyline takes place at the beginning of the perennial love interest Mary Jane becoming Mrs. Peter Parker. In Ultimate Spider-Man you get an incredible opportunity to play both a hero and a villain. Control Spider-Man as he faces criminals with strange abilities to defend New York. Then, switch sides and become the deadly villain called Venom, smashing Manhattan and destroying everything in his path.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite fun...4.5 stars September 26, 2005
Platform for Display:GameCube|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll be the first to admit it, I'm not a video game guy. I buy one or two games per year, and the last one I bought was Spider-Man 2, which I played like crazy. I loved that game. When I heard about Ultimate Spider-Man, and that it was going to have the same structure as SM2, I knew that it would be my gaming purchase of the season.

I definitely did not waste my money. If you enjoyed Spider-Man 2, chances are you're going to enjoy this game as well.

So far, I am very happy with this game. It will give me many hours of enjoyment. Still, there are elements of the game that could have been improved. The radar/map that was present in SM2 is still intact, but is much harder to see in this incarnation. Swinging through trees is disorientating as well. These are minor gripes, and once I got used to them, the game is just as good as SM2. Currently I am stuck trying to chase Electro as Venom, a task that is proving much harder than any of the Black Cat chases in the previous game.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Spider-man, Fun but Brief July 6, 2007
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:GameCube|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Ultimate Spider-man was created by Treyarch and Activision, their third Spider-man game. The game is fun but repetitive and brief. Ultimate Spider-man was a comic that launched in the 2000s. It is a reenvisioning of Spider-man for a new generation. This game is not based on a movie. The game's opening sequence takes only a couple of seconds to explain the origin of Spider-man using only the words "This is how it all began." Then, it goes straight to the chase. Peter's father, Richard Parker, and Eddie Brock Jr.'s father, both worked on the Venom Project. Despite its menacing name, it was designed to be a suit that could cure cancer. When they signed a contract with Boliver Trask, he turned it into a powerful weapon. In more recent years, Peter and Eddie meet, and Eddie shows Peter the suit. Later, Peter Parker(As Spider-man) breaks into the place where the suit is being kept and tries it on. The suit gives him enhanced strength but it starts to devour him. He manages to get it off, but it nearly costs him his life. When Eddie Brock realizes what Peter had done, he tries the suit on, and becomes the monstrosity known as Venom, which leads to an opening battle: Peter Parker against Venom. The graphics look amazingly like a comic book. The actual game play buttons have been simplified since the last Spider-man game. This game is not a bad purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice game very enjoyable May 23, 2007
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:GameCube|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game caught my eye when on the TV I saw and I qoute:Play as spiderman play as venom! end qoute:it was fun and the very first level was a personal favorite because you play as a much more younger 15 year old spiderman compared to the spiderman 2 version which makes him seem like 24 maybe and what I like is that you fight (a weak but fast)Venom I was sucked into the game then once I hit him a couple times the battle goes off to the street where everyone is screaming (something which spidey 2 incredibly lacked because they had no interatcion with thugs and this like that)after seeing the big ugly face of venom and Venom might kill a few civilians (something else spidey 2 lacked)he had this really great move where he laxs out a long whiplash arm attack which can be hurtfull not only that but you also get eaten a couple times which made it more fun to break out of his body a few times untill you eventually gets venom on a date with an electrical wire which (from peters view) kills him thats about it all in all the good is that Nice texture and graphics the ability to be able to play as venom and spidey and fun fighting bosses the bad is that sometimes the storyline doesn,t really make any sense and lose your trail from where you were to where you are now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate! November 23, 2006
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:GameCube|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have no idea how anybody could possibly not like this game. My best friend thought it was a bad choice when I bought this game. I soon changed his mind when I got him a profile on the game and he got to the fight with Herman (heehee) and he was hooked. The real hook for this game is being able to play as not only Spidey but Venom DURING the story. The graphics are great and so is the story even though it is a little short. Even so, you can still play for hours upon hours after finishing the story with Free Roam mode. There are unlockables that you can get that will take effort but are surely worth it. You have variety in the city events that the spidey 2 game didn't necessarily have. Also, the story had debth and underlying meaning that you really wouldn't find in another game like this one. With humor in spidey's quips and situations you will leave and enter again from this game with a smile on your face (beneath your mask).
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:GameCube|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As the title indicates Ultimate Spiderman has a very short single-player story, which can probably be completed in six hours or even less. The length of the game, however, is considerably lengthened side-tasks most of which are web-swinging races, some of which are gang beat-em-ups, and occasionally rescuing and searching for hidden tokens. These side-tasks are by no means side-quests and are by no means as entertaining as the main story, so why do they comprise the majority of the game's length is a question that will boggle the minds of gamers. This game had the potential to achieve greatness, but falls short due to shortness of story. The inked-cartoonish look of Spiderman is great although not as spectacular as the model Spiderman in Spiderman the Movie game, which I have also reviewed. I have yet to play Spiderman II, but at some point I plan to. However, the short story of Ultimate Spiderman is far superior in gameplay than the gameplay of Spiderman the Movie. Playing as both Spiderman and Venom is great and both characters are well-designed with fabulous inked-comic book looks, which in a way maybe better than the more deeply modeled look in Spiderman the Movie. Play as Spiderman you feel both swift and powerful, while playing as Venom you feel a great sense of power and monstrous rage. It is great. The majority of missions are as Spiderman, which is fine. The most spectacular parts of this game are the boss battles. Wow, you truly fight gigantic characters in this game, that would seemingly crush Spiderman but cannot for his speed and wit are too great. Venom leaps tall buildings in a single-bound just to give you a hint about his power. The game has various unlockables but they are for the most part afterthoughts. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As if new. The case has small signs of ...
As if new. The case has small signs of use and it's instruction manual is not included, but of course it's because I bought it used.
Published 27 days ago by Felipe Barrera
2.0 out of 5 stars Problematic
The disc is all scratched up and didn't work

UPDATE: The game works fine when playing, but on the GameCube disc selection screen it takes a few tries before it'll... Read more
Published 1 month ago by The Man Who Conquered
4.0 out of 5 stars This game is "ultimate"!
It came in good condition and it works great.
Published 2 months ago by Alex Cortez
5.0 out of 5 stars fun game
I'm happy to own this great video game. It will bring me much joy and I enjoy spidey. Thank you for a great deal.
Published 5 months ago by T. Maguire
5.0 out of 5 stars cool game
i love this game it came fast its fun to play and i love it. it and my other games were here within days im happy with my service.
Published 12 months ago by Lori Boyer
4.0 out of 5 stars good enough
great game but it skipped enough until i figured out how to get past it. too bad it doesnt come in xbox 360 as well.
Published 19 months ago by ninja
5.0 out of 5 stars bad game
The game never really got to play as the bad wine and hard I try to see as ran but could not stay with me pitiful mind wanting to play this title but thanks amazon refunded me the... Read more
Published on December 30, 2011 by Ramirez Villatoro Jonathan Pau
3.0 out of 5 stars quality of purchase
Ordered the game with the title "just like new", but it came scratched. We had to have it professionally cleaned. It works, but it still skips.
Published on November 25, 2011 by Crystal Fore
4.0 out of 5 stars Ultamate Basic Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man is a fun waste of almost 5 hours of button mashing and web swinging.You play as spider-man and the villan "Venom". Read more
Published on October 30, 2010 by Awesome-O
4.0 out of 5 stars ultimate spider man,
I like this game. may be half of it,well see there's parts of the game where you at least get to be some guy cooler then weak old spider looser. Read more
Published on May 12, 2010
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Platform: GameCube | Edition: Standard