Game Revolution writes: "Yes, folks, it's time for you to swing back into action once again with everyone's favorite web-head, Spider-Man. This time there's no movie plot or comic book story arc. We're talking about a completely original concept here with a strong dose of inspiration from the Marvel universe.
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows looks to deliver all the aspects that have been great about the franchise so far, without any of the same hang-ups we've seen before. You can still roam around New York sandbox-style or choose to do missions, and you still get to do it all as the wall-crawler. But that is where the similarities end and the improvements begin."