Reviewed by Jason Thompson:
"When it comes to Spider-Man video games, I've played a ton of 'em. For some reason, Spidey seems to not get a lot of love when it comes to his games. Granted, ever since the webslinger's hit movies have pretty much taken over the course of his video game counterparts, things have felt a bit static over the years. Still, those games weren't at all bad, and other ventures, such as "Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Spider Man: Friend or Foe" were, to my own satisfaction, a lot of fun. So now we have Treyarch's latest Spidey game, "Web of Shadows."
To date, this is personally the most fun I've had playing a Spider-Man game, hands down. Unfortunately, the game is riddled with a few bugs that drop its overall rating a bit, but all in all this game is taking the Spider-Man franchise in the right direction. Gone are the pointless time trial races, Mary Jane "thrill rides" and other nonsense that cluttered up some of the past games. Also gone this time are Robbie and J. Jonah Jameson, probably because, most of all, Peter Parker is also gone from this game. Yep, this time out you're playing as Spider-Man and Spider-Man only, so you won't have to take pictures, listen to Peter complain about being late for class, or any of that other usual stuff."