Spider-Man: Battle for New York

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Spider-Man 2 was a pretty decent Spider-Man experience, but since then Activision hasn't exactly made the most its friendly neighbourhood superhero. According to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick the games have, to put it bluntly, "sucked".

"Our Spider-Man games have sucked for the last five years," Kotick told Game Informer in a recent interview. "They are bad games. They were poorly rated because they were bad games."

He added: "We went away from what is Spider-Man. It's about web-slinging. If you don't do web-slinging, what is the fantasy of Spider-Man?"

Activision has long-term license agreements for the Spider-Man franchise so fans can only hope future Spidey titles suck a bit less.

Via Destructoid

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IndoorHeroes's Avatar


Yeah I enjoyed all the spidey games to varying degrees. Web of Shadows had a brilliant camera lock on system that let you do some seriously cool aerial acrobatics. I reccomend to Spidey fans even though it's fundamentally a flawed game.
Posted 11:29 on 20 January 2010
Karlius's Avatar


I quite enjoyed Spiderman 3 although it was pants.
Posted 10:53 on 20 January 2010
guyderman's Avatar


They have though - I think Ultimate Spiderman on the Xbox was the last one I enjoyed. But a PR manthat tells the truth is a bit odd :shifty:
Posted 10:49 on 20 January 2010
IndoorHeroes's Avatar


NoooOOOooooo!!! Also somebody at Acti REALLY needs to hire this man a PR to filter out phrases like "Our Spider-Man games have sucked".
Posted 10:36 on 20 January 2010

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Release Date: 01/12/2006
Developer: Torus Games
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Platformer
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 17,138 32
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