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The game starts off as Spider-Man swings into a burning building. He defeats the bombers of the building and saves a woman from being killed. It then skips to the next day. His former best friend Harry Osborn does not talk to him anymore and he has a new rival in the Daily Bugle named Eddie Brock. Meanwhile, an escaped convict Flint Marko falls into a lab pit and turns into sand. A small meteor crashes, with a symbiote inside.

Spider-Man takes Mary Jane Watson, his girlfriend, on a thrill ride, and after that, talks about Harry. Mary Jane comforts him; while talking, the symbiote attaches to Peter's shoe. Meanwhile, Harry comes out of a chamber in the Green Goblin lair, filled with Goblin gas.

After visiting his science teacher Dr. Connors, who turned into the Lizard by performing a experiment on himself to grow a new arm. The Lizard then turns other people into lizards, then escapes into the sewers, Spider Man then follows and defeats the Lizard, turning Connors back to himself. Harry (now the New Goblin) attacks Peter. They go on a high-fly battle on New Goblin's glider, but Goblin is defeated and knocked unconscious. Peter brings New Goblin to the hospital, where he will be treated.

Rumors were spreading, that numerous gangs (Waste Tribe, Dragon Tails, H-Bombers, and the Apocalypse) are threatening the city to death. After Spider-Man foils all of their plans, he went to another mission of the H-Bomber gang which was possibly kidnapping J. Jonah Jameson and killing him by Carlyle.

Spider-Man then visits an abandoned Laboratory where a doctor attempts to kill a person: Mac Gargan. But while testing him she accidentally turned him back into the Scorpion. Spider-Man goes to the city to chase and battle Scorpion to the city and then goes to sleep due to a very tiring day.

During his sleep, the symbiote consumes Peter, leading Peter to have a new jet-black suit. The new symbiote suit makes him stronger, more agile, and more aggressive. Marko, now the Sandman, recently robbed a bank, and is headed for the subways. Spider-Man pursues him, and eventually defeats him, washing him away in a sewer line.

Brock and Peter both are given an assignment by their boss, J. Jonah Jameson: catch Spider-Man robbing something, and the one who does, gets a promotion. Brock attempts to cheat by paying someone to pose as Spider-Man. The real Spider-Man appears, now influenced by the black suit, breaks Brock's camera and punches him. Brock tells him that he has many more cameras, and automatically photographs Spider-Man punching him. Spider-Man is able to recover the cameras and Brock swears revenge.

Peter gives Mary Jane a ride back to her apartment after a horrible date, where under the influence of the black suit, he alienates her. After acting too bossy and asking her to shut up, she decides to call off the relationship, which saddens Peter. Peter decides to go to a church, where he attempts to remove the symbiote suit, and successfully releases its bond to him. Unfortunately, Brock secretly finds and watches Peter unmask himself, and attaches to the symbiote, becoming Venom.

Brock finds a still-alive Sandman, and blackmails him to work together to defeat Spider-Man, or he will kill Sandman's daughter, Penny. Sandman eventually agrees. They kidnap MJ, so Peter suits up again in the red suit as Spider-Man. He goes to the construction site where Venom and Sandman are holding MJ captive in a taxi. He fights Venom and Sandman while Harry, recovered from his head injury, decides to help Peter rescue MJ as the New Goblin. Harry arrives and rescues MJ, and fights a giant Sandman which he defeats. Harry attempts to help Spider-Man fight Venom, but is killed in the process. Peter eventually defeats Venom by weakening him with sonic vibrations then dropping the two of them off a building. He survives as Venom is impaled by a steel bar.

Peter mends his relationship with MJ, and Sandman, still alive, is reunited with Penny, who has just been rescued by police.


Voice cast

Xbox 360, PC and PS3 Version only

  • Dr. Stillwell (voiced by Nika Futterman)
  • Mr. Chen (voiced by Keone Young)
  • Dr. Andrews (voiced by Iona Morris)
  • Jeanne DeWolfe (voiced by Vanessa Marshall)
  • Scorpion / Mac Gargan (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Kingpin / Wilson Fisk (voiced by Bob Joles)
  • Rhino / Alex O'Hirn/Aleksei Sytsevich (voiced by Steven Blum)
  • Calypso (voiced by Angela V. Shelton)

PS2, PSP and Wii version only

  • Morbius / Michael Morbius (voiced by Sean Donnellan)
  • Shriek / Frances Louise Barrison-Morbius (voiced by Courtenay Taylor)


  • The Dr. Stillwell in the game is most likely a nod at Farley Stillwell, the doctor who, in mainstream continuity, originally turned MacDonald Gargan into The Scorpion.
  • For whatever reason both the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 and Gameboy Advance versions of the story, It seems like this version of the symbiote doesn't have any healing abilities like It's Earth-616 counterpart as in the final battle, Eddie gets impaled by bars of iron from falling off to his death. This could probably hint that the writters had little info on the abilities and backstory from the comics for the Venom symbiote.


  • This is the third Spider-Man video game to feature open world exploration, following after Spider-Man 2 & Ultimate Spider-Man.
  • A soundtrack to the game was also released.

Soundtrack to the Game

  • Peter Parker, New Goblin and Scorpion are playable in some levels
    • Peter Parker
      • Battling New Goblin:
        • Xbox 360, PC, PS3 versions: His playstyle is similar to original Spider-Man suit
        • PS2, Xbox, Wii, PSP: Only playable in mini-game
      • Xbox 360, PC, PS3 only: While entering Daily Bugle, and during Photography Mission 2 and Kingpin Mission 1 after arriving at the location on a 2nd parts.
    • Xbox 360, PC, and PS3:
      • Scorpion: In Mini-Game during Scorpion Chapter 2
      • New Goblin: Playable in Final Mission Part 2 against Sandman
        • Although he becomes playable exclusive to PS3 collectors, then as DLC for both Xbox 360 and PS3, in addition of having a race missions.
  • A PC version save game can be mod to be able play as either both Spider-Man suits, Peter Parker, or New Goblin, which their character designate (CH_??) are inside the packs folder. However, some missions or/and entering then get out of Daily Bugle (safe for New Goblin) will revert to Spider-Man's default suit, depends on what playable suit in which Spider-Man is in.
    • New Goblin remained the same as Xbox 360 and PS3, but has no exclusive missions.

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