Parents' Guide to

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

One of the better Spider-Man video games in recent memory.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Wonderful Game

I think that this game features great gameplay and styling for each individual character, however this game does suffer from an extremely linear experience. But this is merely a side note. I recommend this game for any parents looking for a fun and entertaining Spider Man game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 4+

Limited Appeal

Once you get past the shiny new costumes you just have the same game as the ones previously published. The Action is just like the other games, very fast and you feel like the computer system is just doing most of it for you. At boss battles you tend to find your-self flicking random buttons and jumping randomly. Look, It is a good game for younger players and the graphics were impressive. The action is fine for kids as it has no blood and mostly contains shooting webs. Fine for 4 and up! 3/5

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (17):

Yes. While ambitious, this Spider-Man game gets a lot right, though some of the worlds are better than others. For example, the Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man levels were more enjoyable than Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Man 2099 (as the latter two felt more repetitive and limited in Spidey's bag of tricks). Along with unique abilities and upgrades, each of the four worlds have its own environment, enemies, bosses, and 15 specific challenges. Overall, the developers did a great job making players feel like they're in control of distinct heroes. The controls are tight, enemies are memorable and voice-acting is terrific (both the writing and delivery, including some familiar voices such as Neil Patrick Harris). Spider-Man fans looking for some action won't be disappointed with Shattered Dimensions. Note: Despite some control and visual discrepancies, all versions of the game are the same between platforms, except for the DS version which is rated E10+ and only has 3 version of Spider-Man.

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