Matthew Chwedyk wrote: "Spider-Man is a hero that resonates with people not just because of his ability to propel himself high above skyscrapers and string up hoodlums, but because his humanity permeates through his mask and is a genuinely friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. You can’t help but root for him even though he has been in quite a load of fodder games and bad movies over the years. The one constant source of Spider-Man nirvana stems from the pages of comic books. His battles and stories are so compelling that writers have rejuvenated and rebooted the canon time and time again. Developer Beenox hopes to draw inspiration from some of Spider-Man’s greatest incarnations in order to deliver a game worthy of the fiction."