Game Vortex writes: "Although the plot bears a resemblance to a recent Mighty/ New Avengers storyline, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is a completely stand alone adventure featuring Spider-Man and a crew of other heroes from around the Marvel Universe. The game opens in medias res, with Spider-Man slowly walking through a battle raging between symbiotes and S.H.I.E.L.D. members as snippets of conversation play in the background. Although a little over-dramatic, the introduction does a great job of setting up what eventually turns out to be a fun story. It's a shame then that many players won't be able to enjoy it due to an incredibly slow start, bland missions and numerous technical flaws."