Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)

Nick Fury calls in Spider-Man to help sort out a load of phantom baddies that have started appearing and super-villains which are under some sort of mind control. Surprisingly, when Spider-Man releases them from their mind-control they want to join forces with the good guys to get payback.


This is an attractive, straight-forward game with a nice light tone (the female computer is agreeably droll) and good controls. It’s okay fun but something makes the combat slightly more dull than it should be: interminable dust-ups with minions that keep trickling in. Because the game never throws overwhelming numbers of enemies at you or presents interesting environments, there is no drama or tactics to utilising your available techniques. Additionally, there is no strategic reason to ever use most of those techniques and gadgets (or even the ability to walk around) as standing in one place and pressing B then X or B will clear most rooms in short order. Boss battles are rather better with weaknesses and tactics to discern and exploit. For some inexplicable reason, Spider-Man also leaves dirty footprints in lots of places.

Content Summary

This game contains extreme violence

Classified 7+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 7 or over.
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.

Cast / crew

Spider-Man / Peter Parker: James Arnold Taylor
Lead Programmer: Steven Brekelmans
Lead Programmer: Dave Forshaw

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