Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace (2001)

by Christopher
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Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace: A Web-Slinging Adventure

Released in 2001 for the PlayStation, Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace is an action-adventure game that puts players in the web-slinging shoes of the iconic superhero Spider-Man. The game follows Spider-Man as he faces off against the sinister Mysterio, a master of illusion and trickery, in a battle for the fate of New York City.


Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace is a third-person action-adventure game that features a variety of gameplay elements, including:

  • Web-slinging: Players can use Spider-Man’s web-shooters to swing through the city, climb buildings, and attack enemies.
  • Combat: Spider-Man can engage in hand-to-hand combat with enemies, using a variety of punches, kicks, and web-based attacks.
  • Stealth: Players can use Spider-Man’s agility and stealth abilities to avoid enemies or take them down silently.
  • Puzzle-solving: The game features a variety of puzzles that players must solve in order to progress, such as figuring out how to disable Mysterio’s illusions or hacking into computer systems.


The story of Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace begins with Mysterio, a former special effects artist turned supervillain, using his illusions to wreak havoc on New York City. Spider-Man must investigate Mysterio’s plot and stop him from taking control of the city.

As Spider-Man investigates, he uncovers a sinister plot by Mysterio to use his illusions to rob banks, kidnap civilians, and even take over the city’s infrastructure. Spider-Man must use all of his skills and abilities to defeat Mysterio and his minions, and save New York City from his mind-bending illusions.


  • Spider-Man: The iconic superhero with superhuman strength, agility, and web-slinging abilities.
  • Mysterio: A master of illusion and trickery, and Spider-Man’s main antagonist.
  • Black Cat: A skilled thief and occasional ally of Spider-Man.
  • Hammerhead: A ruthless crime boss and one of Mysterio’s allies.
  • Scorpion: A mercenary with a powerful exoskeleton and a personal vendetta against Spider-Man.


Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace was developed by Beenox Studios and published by Activision. The game was released on November 13, 2001, for the PlayStation.


Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the game’s web-slinging mechanics and combat system, while others criticized its repetitive missions and lack of innovation. Despite the mixed reviews, the game was a commercial success, selling over 2 million copies worldwide.


Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace is remembered as a solid Spider-Man game that offered a fun and challenging web-slinging experience. The game’s success helped to pave the way for future Spider-Man games, including the critically acclaimed Spider-Man 2 (2004).


Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace is a classic Spider-Man game that offers a fun and challenging web-slinging experience. While the game’s repetitive missions and lack of innovation may not appeal to all players, its solid gameplay and engaging story make it a worthwhile adventure for fans of the web-slinger.

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