FAQ/Walkthrough by Nick_Kazama

Version: 1 | Updated: 02/06/09 | Printable Version

Spider-Man Web of Shadows (Playstation 3 version)

||Playstation 3 Walkthrough #1||


I) Legal stuff
II) Introduction
III) Contact details
IV) Controls
V) Upgrades
VI) Walkthrough
VII) Unlockables
VIII) New Game +
IX) Frequently asked questions
X) Trivia
XI) Glitches
XII) Special thanks and No thanks

Version History

04 Feb 2009 – 
I finished the game for the second time and started laying out the 
guide. This will be my first ever Playstation 3 game walkthrough! I 
did some walkthrough, some trivia, some questions, the special thanks 
and no thanks, the “unlockables” and some more stuff! 

05 Feb 2009 – 
Before writing anything on the guide today, I just confirmed that it 
IS definitely impossible to get to Governors Island or the Statue of 
Liberty. I did some more on the walkthrough, up to the end of the 
courthouse bombing mission. I also added the New Game + section. 

06 Feb 2009 – 
07 Feb 2009 – 


I) Legal Stuff

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or 
otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public 
display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.  
Copyright: 2009 Nick Kazama.


II) Introduction

Well, another year another Spider-Man game. Hiya, some of you may 
remember me if you used the guide for Spider-Man 3 (PS2 version). I 
tell ya, it’s been a tiring search for Web of Shadows. I was all set 
to get the PS2 version of this game for Christmas, but then I found 
out that Activision lied to us (just like they did with Spidey 3). 
The Playstation 2 version of this game is a frikkin’ 2D sidescroller 
and a bad one at that. Activision never told us it wouldn’t be a 3D 
free roaming game or anything. So I began my search for the PS3 
version instead. After a few months, I finally found the bugger. I 
found it to be a very enjoyable game, so the long search was worth 
it! I noticed that many, many people have been wanting and requesting 
a walkthrough for this game, so I decided to put one together. 

Enjoy it!


III) Contact details

If you have any questions about this FAQ, then e-mail moi! My e-mail 
address is –


Please remember to read the guide thoroughly before asking me 
anything though. Chances are you’ll find your answer! Please don’t 
ask me about where to find each and every Spidey Token because quite 
frankly, they’re super easy to find. I was locating them easily 
without even trying, at times, there were 3 on screen at once! As if 
it couldn’t get any easier, after you’ve collected 1000, the Token 
locations appear on the mini map for when you find the next 1000! 
There are over 2000 Tokens hidden around Manhattan.   


IV) Controls

Spider-Man Web of Shadows retains the same basic control scheme of 
the previous Spidey games by Treyarch, but with a few differences. 
Here they are;

Left Analogue Stick – Move Spidey
Right Analogue Stick – Move camera
Square button – Attack, Talk to character
Triangle button – Web Strike
X Button – Jump/Swing Boost
Circle button – Web Shot (Red Suit), Throw/Grab (Black Suit)
L1 button – Wall sprint, Web Climb
L2 button – Spider Sense (hold down), Lock on (tap)
L3 button – Switch between outfits
R1 button – Web Shield, Wall Crawl
R2 button – Web Swing (hold down), Web Zip (tap)
R3 button – Centre the camera
Down (D-Pad) button – Summon an ally 
Up (D-Pad) button – Dismiss the summoned ally
Left/Right (D-Pad) buttons – Switch through allies
R1 + X + Left Analogue Stick – Evade
L1 + Square – Special Attack 1 
L1 + Triangle – Special Attack 2  
L1 + Circle – Special Attack 3 

Got those? Great okay, just come back here whenever you get lost!


V) Upgrades

Upon defeating an enemy, you are awarded experience points. These are 
kind of like currency; you use them to spend on new moves for our 

#####  This section will be expanded upon  #####
#####        in a future update!!          #####


VI) Walkthrough

Here we go! 

Okay then, we begin with a cutscene showing Spidey walking across a 
rooftop to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Strange song choice but 
whatever! Chaos is happening all around Peter. He then leaps off the 
building and takes down a few enemies whilst he remembers things that 
friends and family have told him about a certain something...


Once you’re in control of Spidey, head towards that yellow pillar. 
Yikes! Tons of Symbiotes! It’s time to get to grips with the new 
combat system. Eliminate every Symbiote you see! The small group take 
one hit each to defeat. After you’ve cleaned up, a yellow point of 
interest (POI) will appear on screen, so follow it. Once you’re at 
the destination, you’ll come across a few more enemies; be a hero and 
take ‘em down. Once again, they all only take just one hit to beat. 
Another POI will appear afterwards, so follow it. If you get lost, 
take a look at the lower left hand corner of the screen; that’s your 
mini map which will be familiar to you if you’ve played previous 
Spidey games by Treyarch. More enemies, more one hit kills. Beat them 
and a cutscene will show a soldier get himself into a sticky 
situation. Spidey will jump and the game will prompt you to press the 
R2 button to make him swing, so press it! Spidey will end up on the 
wall and it’s time to play around with the wall combat system.

A few different types of Symbiotes will ambush you on the wall, so 
get to it and beat the living daylights outta them. These enemies 
take a few hits to kill. Press L2 to lock onto an enemy. If you 
repeatedly tap the Square button, Spidey will do a stylish little 
combo.  If an enemy is giving you a hard time (very unlikely) then 
press and hold the R1 button to have Spidey block incoming attacks 
with his new Web Shield move! After you take out the last one, the 
soldier will be carried up into the air by a Vulture symbiote, the 
game will ask you to press the Circle to button to shoot webs. How do 
I shot web? Yeah, I went there! After Spidey overwhelms the Vulture 
Symbiote with impact webbing, you’ll be prompted to press Circle 
again to save the civilian. Hm? Whats this? Spidey’s freaking out! 
After the cutscene, Spidey will be carrying the soldier. Make your 
way to the POI. After you’ve made it, more freaking out from Spidey 
ensues. Spidey is frantically looking for Mary Jane!

You’ll now be asked to help the S.H.I.E.L.D agents fight off some 
more Symbiotes, so help ‘em out. One hit each and they’re outta 
there! After that, a pod on the side of a building makes itself 
known. Jump on the wall and head to it. It is protected by a few 
symbiotes, so take them out first and then focus on destroying that 
pod. The pod itself takes quite a few hits to demolish, so keep at 
it. It can also fight back, but don’t give it a chance to! Another 
cutscene starts, introducing Luke Cage and Mary Jane... and the 
infamous Black Suit! But now it’s time to begin the flashback to find 
out just how the heck things got so messed up in the first place. It 
started 4 days ago...

He’s Back

Spidey is shown fighting with Venom, eventually getting some symbiote 
on his costume. You’ll be prompted to press Circle yet again to throw 
a car at Eddie. Throwing cars is unique to the Black Suit. Thus 
begins a boss fight with;

Venom – 

Yup, Venom is back as the big baddy for the third game in a row 
(Ultimate Spidey and Spidey 3 both had Venom as the main villain). 
This battle isn’t really that hard at all seeing as it is the first 
boss fight of the game. Chuck two cars at him and a short cutscene 
will take over. Brock will leap onto the wall of a nearby building. 
Wall Crawl and hit him with your fists and after a short while 
another short cutscene will interrupt the battle. Chuck another 2 
cars at him and we’re done with Venom! For now anyways...

Notice how MJ calls Spider-Man, Peter? In front of two guards no 
less! Way to go red! Anyways, after Spidey gets his birthday present 
(which will mysteriously vanish...), you’ll be prompted to press that 
L3 button (press the left analogue stick down) to change suits. This 
can be done at anytime you wish. Red Suit is faster but weaker and 
Black Suit is stronger but slower. Pick whichever suit you want to 
use, but remember that it will affect which of the 4 different 
endings you will get at the end of the game. Now, follow that 
ambulance! Oh, you also need to swing through those yellow targets 
between the buildings. Press L2 to lock onto it if you want and 
follow it, if you can you can just jump onto the top of the ambulance 
and let it take you to the hospital. Once at the hospital, a gang war 
will conveniently start right outside! 

Surgical Strikes

After the cutscene, jump off the building and start wailing on those 
thugs. Remember that you fight with the red and blue suit, you’ll 
gain Red Points and with the Black Suit you’ll get Black Points. 
These determine who will be available to come to your aid during a 
battle; if you’re a good little boy then the good guys will help you 
out, but if you’re a bad seed then the bad guys will come and lend a 
helping hand. 

After taking them all out, more enemies will show up, but so will a 
certain friend. It’s Luke Cage, the Power Man himself! You’ll now be 
asked to help Luke deal with the hoodlums, so do it ya little monkey! 
Pretty soon, the boys in blue will arrive as well. After disposing of 
all the enemies, Luke will stand in the middle of the street, so run 
up to him and have a chat. He’ll tell you to meet him in the park 
later. Congrats, you’ve completed your first mission!

Press the X button to visit the Upgrades screen. Spidey has tons of 
moves and upgrades to buy with the experience you earn. There is even 
a way to start a new game with all the upgrades you unlocked in your 
previous run through. Both the Red and Black suits have moves you can 
upgrade. Some moves aren’t available right now, but will become 
purchasable as you progress through the game. Just remember, it is 
very possible to beat the game without gaining all the moves and 

Mission activated: Stop 5 crimes.

Okay, now the game properly begins! Feel free to just swing around 
the city if you want. The game progresses at your pace. Along the 
way, you may notice red and blue spiders scattered around the city. 
These are Spider Tokens and are very hard to miss. You gain a new 
level for each number of Spider Tokens you acquire. Level 10 is 
reached at 1000 Tokens and level 11 (the max level) is at 2000. I 
know it sounds like a lot, but trust me, there are well over 2000 
Tokens in Manhattan! I have 2002 Tokens at the time of writing this. 

Right, so we need to stop 5 crimes. Begin swinging around the city 
when you’re good and ready. Pretty soon, you’ll see a little icon 
appear on the mini map on the bottom left hand side of the screen. 
The icon is a star inside a circle. Follow it to find a random crime. 
They will be gang members having shootouts with the police. They are 
easily dispatched! After taking care of them, check the very bottom 
of the screen to make sure you’ve done it (you’ll get a something/5) 
Do this 5 times. 

Once you’ve done that, a yellow icon will appear on the mini map, so 
head to it. Luke Cage is waiting for you in a small park. (Pssst! 
There’s a Spider Token on the little castle behind him, centre of the 
park! -_^). Talk to Mr. Cage. Eventually, you’ll notice some missions 
become available. This walkthrough will not tell you how to do the 
OPTIONAL missions, because there’s really no need to. The OPTIONAL 
missions are infinite to my knowledge. They just keep going. For 
example, one OPTIONAL mission requires you to beat a certain number 
of criminals. After you beat the desired number, it asks you to beat 
a higher number of criminals. Then a higher number and so on. Do 
these optional missions if you want to, some of them give out some 
great experience! Anyways, the choices are as follows;

- Go to hit location
- Chat about the Gang War – OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

If you pick Goodbye, then you can go back to free roaming around the 

Alrighty then, pick the first choice and then select ‘Accept’ to 
start the mission or ‘Decline’ to not accept it and go back to free 
roaming again. Now select Goodbye to start the next mission. 

Mission activated; Go to hit location.

Head for that yellow blip on the mini map. After reaching the 
destination, its time to learn how to use that Spidey Sense! Press 
and hold L2 to trigger your Spider Sense. 

Spider-Sense highlights targets: 

Blue = Civilian Allies, 
Red = Enemies

Press L2 to lock the camera on the informant. A vertical column of 
light highlights the locked target. Press L2 a second time to 
disengage the camera lock. Now press and hold L2 again to once again 
trigger that trusty Spidey Sense! One more time to lock the camera on 
a target. Now move the right analogue stick to the left a few times 
to find out just who your foes really are. Now it’s time to battle! 
You have to beat the thugs whilst protecting the informant, if his 
health bar is depleted, game over! But we’re not gonna let that 
happen now are we? Are each thug is defeated, you’ll be asked to 
press L2 to find the next foe, do so and pound on him until he’s out 
of the game. There are 4 enemies total. 

Mission completed! Buy some upgrades if you’ve got the experience!

Head back to the park and speak with Mr. Cage again. The following 
options become available;

- Thug Bashing – Part 1 – OPTIONAL
- Chat about the Gang War – OPTIONAL
- Save 3 civilians – OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

Pick the last one. 

Mission activated: Spider Sense 10 thugs.

Press and hold the L2 button, the camera will move to face an enemy 
and he’ll glow more than Joel Schumacher’s Gotham City. Keeping in 
mind that you only have to locate them, you don’t need to defeat the 
thugs. You can, but it’s not mandatory. Head back to Luke. After 
speaking with him, the following options are available;

- Cage Match
- Thug Bashing Part 1 - OPTIONAL
- Chat about the Gang War – Part 1 – OPTIONAL
- Save 3 civilians - OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

Pick ‘Cage Match’ and its time to do some training! 

Cage Match

You need to perform a Web Strike 5 times to proceed. This can be a 
little tricky at first, but after a few tries, you’ll get the hang of 
it. And this move is pretty much need for a few future boss battles. 
Press Triangle to have our hero shoot a webline to Luke and JUST as 
he’s about to make contact with him, press Triangle again to have him 
bounce off Cage. If you’re really good, you can get off 2 Web Strikes 
before the game resets your position for the next one! I actually did 
3 in a row one time. Next up is Web Aborting. Press Triangle and 
Spidey will shoot a webline to his opponent, only this time we’re 
gonna hit the X button at any time afterwards to have him cancel the 
attack. Do this twice. The final move is a little trickier than the 
others to do, it’s all about timing. Press Triangle and just before 
the opponent hits you, press Triangle again to counter their attack, 
you follow? You need to do this twice to proceed. Try pressing it 
just before you reach Luke. 

Done that? Great! Mission Completed! Completion of this little 
training session earns you an ally, Luke of course! See that red bar 
above Spidey’s mug shot? That’s what’s known as the special meter. 
You can fill it by beating criminals up! When it’s full, hold the 
Down D-Pad button down for a few seconds (until Spidey’s head starts 
flashing) and the selected ally will come to help you! You can 
dismiss them by holding down the Up D-Pad button. Also, when you get 
more allies, you can cycle through which one you want with the Left 
or Right D-Pad buttons. If you’re bad, the bad guys will be the ones 
available, if you’re good then the good guys will be the characters 
on offer!

Mission activated: Web Strike 10 thugs

Use that Web Strike move on 10 thugs around the city. (Pssst! You’ll 
be standing next to one of the big bridges leading out of Manhattan 
Island. There’s a Spider Token on the bridge! -_^) You should be able 
to get at least 2 Web Strikes on a single thug. After you’ve done 10 
Web Strikes, head back to our old buddy Luke in the park! Speak to 
him and these options will be shown;

- Find Training location
- Thug Bashing – Part 1 – OPTIONAL
- Chat about the Gang War – OPTIONAL
- Save 3 civilians - OPTIONAL
- Goodbye  

Pick that first option, then ‘Goodbye’ and away we go! Head to that 
yellow POI. 

Chain Reaction

Okay, now it’s time to start chaining those Web Attacks! First up are 
three thugs. Use a Web Strike on the first one and then, while Spidey 
is in the air after using it, press Triangle again to launch another 
webline to the next thug and take it from there. Remember the timing; 
his the Triangle button a second time JUST as Spidey reaches his 
opponent! It initiates a slow motion part in between each Web Strike 
to help you by the way. Land in the yellow area next to Luke. Mr. 
Cage has another group for us to take out! There are now 4 enemies. 
No problem right! There is no slow motion this time. Head to the same 
spot as Power Man and you’ll see that he now wants you to Web Strike 
a group of 6 enemies! You’ll do it, don’t worry! After you’re done, 
run up to Luke again. Hm, what’s this? A parlay? Mission completed! 
Some new upgrades should be unlocked, so take those hard earned 
points of your and spend, spend, spend!

Okay, now we need to find the Rolling 7’s hideout. The Rolling 7’s is 
the name of one of the gang’s we’ve been pwning. Head to old POI! 
Huh? DRIVE BY!! TAKE COVER!! ......oh right, we’re in control of 
Spider-Man aren’t we? Hehehe...! This bit can be fun for some and 
tricky for others. You need to take out those 5 cars driving around 
the gas station. To take out cars you can;

- Jump on top of the them and press Square to disable them.
- Press Square during a Web Swing to Swing Kick them.
- Switch to Black Suit, pick them up with Circle and throw them!

Keep in mind that the gas station has a health bar. It takes one 
bullet too many then BOOMSHAKALAKA!!! No more gas station. Buuuuuut, 
we’re not gonna let that happen are we? After you take out all 5 
vehicles, that’s a Mission complete! You will have automatically 
unlocked an optional mission now – to take out 5 gang cars. Take up 
the challenge if you so desire. It’s now time to return to the Man of 
Power... Power Man. >___<  Speak with him and the following options 
will be available;

- Wrecking Ball
- Thug Bashing – Part 1 – OPTIONAL
- Chat about Luke Cage’s origin - OPTIONAL
- Chat about the Gang War - OPTIONAL
- Save 3 civilians - OPTIONAL
- Heavy Hitters - OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

Pick that first option (Wrecking Ball) then Accept! Alright, this 
part is quite fun. You’ll be on a small building with Luke. Notice 
the group of thugs in front of you on the ground below? Well, we’re 
gonna take ‘em all out with one swinging kick! You remember how to do 
that don’t you? If you don’t, it’s the Square button whilst Web 
Swinging. For this bit, jump (so you don’t Web Zip) and then swing 
towards the thugs. The game will enter slow motion mode for you. 
After you’ve knocked ‘em down like bowling pins, follow Mr. Cage. Now 
you get to knock over another bunch of thugs, so do so! Follow Luke 
again after you’ve knocked out the second group. Now you have to do 
it one more time. Run up to Luke once more.

Mission Completed! You’ll automatically unlock another Optional 
mission – to Swing Kick 10 thugs, do it if you want. Head for the 
yellow POI and speak to Power Man again. The following is available;

- Go to the Park Ave Neighbourhood
- Thug Bashing – Part 1 – OPTIONAL
- Chat about Luke Cage’s origin – OPTIONAL
- Chat about the Gang War – OPTIONAL
- Save 3 civilians – OPTIONAL
- Heavy Hitters – OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

Select that first choice. Looks like the leader of the Rolling 7’s 
has agreed to the parley! Accept the mission and then pick ‘Goodbye’. 

Mission Activated: Go to the Park Ave Neighbourhood.

Head to that yellow POI. Now, if you start this mission, your 
uncompleted optional missions will be lost. So do some more optional 
stuff first if you want to and then continue. 

Who’s the Boss?

Drop to the floor and take out those 2 gang members. More will appear 
at the other end of the road. Swing Kick them all into submission if 
you can. After taking them out, another group will appear at the 
other end of the street. Another Swing Kick will take care of them! 
Now, another group will appear at the other end of the street again, 
you know what to do, so hop to it! If you’ve been Swing Kicking all 
of them, you’ll complete that optional mission! Guess what happens 
now. Yeah, ANOTHER group of gang members appear at the other end of 
the street again. Take ‘em all out and a cutscene will take over. The 
leader of the Rolling 7’s will agree to the parley and you’ll get a 
nice Mission Complete! After this, Spidey’s hands free cell phone 
will start up and Peter and MJ will have a little conversation. Feel 
free to swing around, whilst waiting for them to finish. 

Mission Activated: Get to the parley.

Follow the POI, it’ll take you to a rooftop. 

Parley in the park.

Okay, the two gang members have rendezvoused with Luke, maybe 
everything’ll turn out okay... wait, maybe not. Snipers have appeared 
all over the rooftops surrounding the park! It’s up to you to take 
‘em down. Use your Web Strike. You’ll also noticed that this part is 
timed, but don’t worry, you get 4 seconds added to the timer after 
every sniper you defeat. There are 22 in total to beat. After you’ve 
beaten the tenth one, the game will slow down and request that you 
tap R2 to Web Zip. Then take down the rest. After beating 22 of them, 
Spidey will find out that the whole Gang War was a set up! Now you 
are needed to beat a further 21 snipers, so do what you did last time 
and Web Strike them all. After the fifth one, it may be a good idea 
to double jump over to the next one as the gap in between them is 
quite big. After taking out the last one, a cutscene will take over. 
The two lead gang members will pull guns out on one another and 
you’ll now need to make a choice!

Red suit choice – Spidey reveals that the gang war was a set up and 
gets the two leaders to make their peace. 

Black suit choice – Spidey will not tell them of the set up and 
you’ll have to fight off all the gang members. 

Choose to be good or bad and remember that the choice you make here 
will influence what happens at the end of the game. After the ensuing 
cutscene, more upgrades should be available to you. Spidey will now 
reminisce about what he did next. Looks like we’re gonna pay a visit 
to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime!

Mission Activated: Go to Kingpin Tower.

Head towards the POI. When you near Kingpin Tower, a familiar face in 
the form of the Black Cat will come running out and we’ve got a chase 
on our hands! This chase reminds me of Spider-Man 2; you had to chase 
Felecia many times in that game! Anyways, give chase! 

Cut to the Chase.

You’ll be locked onto Black Cat initially, but you can lock off. 
Don’t do that! Felecia like big jumps, cart wheeling and running up 
the sides of buildings. You can run up the sides of buildings too ya 
know, press and hold the L1 button and Spidey will scale the building 
faster than you can hauler “Aunt May”. After a little while, a mini 
cutscene will show Felecia scaling Grand Central Terminal, it’ll tell 
you how to climb up walls; all you need to do is press against it 
(whilst on the ground). Once you’re on the wall, Press r1 to Wall 
Climb or L1 to Wall Run from the ground or the air. Chase Black Cat 
up the side of the very tall skyscraper! Peter and Felicia should 
have a bit of dialogue here. Once at the top, Felicia will reach a 
Roxxon building, so jump over after her! If you can, try and Web Zip 
over to her. If you can’t, don’t worry, Black Cat isn’t going 
anywhere until you catch up with her. She’ll head across a bank and 
then start running up the Empire State Building. Along the way, it’ll 
tell you to tap R2 to Web Zip. If you’re ever at the side of a 
building, tap R2 to gain considerable height instantly! In fact, if 
you use multiple Web Zips, then you’ll actually go right past Ms. 
Hardy! Once at the top another cutscene plays with Peter telling her 
to “give it a rest”. Looks like she ain’t listening, so resume the 
chase. Pretty soon, she’ll jump down to street level and we’re done 
with the chase.

However, enemies of gliders will now appear. Huh... Norman Osborne, 
eat yer heart out. There are 6 of these guys and the game lists them 
as Black Cat’s escorts. So get over to them and start kicking arse! 
Web Strike works wonders against the flying enemies, where as normal 
melee combo’s are great against the non fliers. Remember that you can 
block attacks with the Web Shield by pressing and holding R1. After 
taking out the Green Goblin knock offs, Moon Knight will appear! Uh-
Oh, seems he thinks you were behind the robbery!? Not to worry 
though, Spidey quickly explains the situation and now we’re off to 

Black Cat -   

Keep in mind that you will need to make your way to the rooftop where 
she arrives at. Black Cat is fast and agile. She is accompanied by a 
glider enemy, so take him out with Web Strikes first. As for attacks, 
well she has one where she reels you in for a kiss and then kicks you 
away, she can counter one of your hits and hurls you away, she has 
slashing melee moves, she twirls her rope around and reels you in to 
step on you, oh and be wary of using your Web Strike on her; she can 
easily counter it and spins around you causing damage. She also loves 
to pose. Try hitting her when she poses! After you’ve dealt a chunk 
of damage to her health bar, she tuck her kitty tail in between her 
legs and escape temporarily, leaving you with a few more glider 
enemies. Take ‘em out with that old trusty Web Strike and get that 
lost health back... if you were actually damaged that is! There are 4 
glider guys. After besting them all, it’s time to wail on Black Cat 
again. She’ll be on the wall for a short time this time round though. 

After knocking another chunk off her life bar, you’ll need to face 
another wave of glider bad guys, so do what needs to be done. There 
are also a few enemies on the rooftop and the wall. If they get in 
your way whilst fighting Felecia, then it might be best to get rid of 
them first. It is also possible to tie her up with webbing! Impact 
Webbing works wonders here. Keep up the attacks, watch out when she’s 
twirling her whip around and you’ll eventually beat her! 


After you’ve defeated Cat, follow the orange POI to find her. Also, 
be ready. You remember those annoying cineractives from Spider-Man 3? 
Well, they’re back unfortunately. Press these buttons in order when 

X  []  O

Don’t worry if you get it wrong, the cineractive cutscene will start 
again from the beginning. However, it is quite fun to see the amusing 
outcomes if you mess up on the cineractives at any button press! 
Anyways, after doing that, follow the red POI. It’ll take you to the 
top of a tallish building, begin climbing it and a cutscene will 
play. Black Cat will start hitting on Peter and you’ll need to make a 
choice again:

Red suit choice – 
Spider-Man rejects Black Cat’s offer and swings away. 

Black suit choice – 
Spidey embraces her offer and she tells him she’ll give him the city 

Pick whichever one you want and you’ll get a Mission Complete! You’ll 
also gain Black Cat as an ally along with Moon Knight. That’s 3 
allies now. A new POI has appeared, so follow it (it’s quite far 
away). The POI will take you to Moon Knight! I love his crescent moon 
shaped aircraft. Talk to him. The following choices will be 

- Under Construction
- Save 3 civilians - OPTIONAL
- Chat about Khonshu - OPTIONAL
- Goodbye 

You will start the next mission and also get an optional one 
automatically. The optional one requires you to defeat 50 Kingpin 
Tech Enemies. Your objectives for the main mission however are to 
destroy 5 Wall Drills and to defeat 10 Tech Heavies. You should se a 
red and white icon appear on the mini map, so head to it. The Tech 
Heavies will be on the side of the building, around the Wall Drill. 
If you want, you can just wait on the rooftop for them to come to you 
if you don’t like Wall Combat. After they are defeated, destroy that 
huge drill on the side of the building and begin swinging around. 
Eventually another unique red and white icon will make itself known. 
Do the same as the last time. Remember, you need to defeat 10 Tech 
Heavies and destroy 5 Wall Drills. When you’re done and dusted, head 
back to Moon Knight by following the POI and talk to him. These 
options will be available;

- Glider Tech  
- Save 3 civilians – OPTIONAL
- Chat about Khonshu – OPTIONAL
- Police vs Kingpin – OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

Pick Glider Tech and then Goodbye. Okay, now we need to find an 
intact glider component. So let’s follow that red/white icon on the 
mini map. It’ll lead you to the glider enemies that you fought in the 
Black Cat boss battle. Web strike is the way to go! After you’ve 
beaten them, another red/white icon appears, so follow it. It will 
lead to some more glider guys, beat them up to make yet another 
red/white icon appear on the mini map. Head to it and you’ll see some 
chocolate cake. Nah just kidding, it’s more enemies. Beat this group 
and you should get that glider component! Follow that yellow POI back 
to Moon Knight. You’ll find these options;

- Go to Daily Bugle
- Save 3 civilians – OPTIONAL
- Chat about Khonshu – OPTIONAL
- Police vs Kingpin – OPTIONAL
- Goodbye

Pick that first one, ‘Accept’ and then ‘Goodbye’. Follow the yellow 
POI to the Daily Bugle, it’s not that far. Wait a minute, the Bugle 
isn’t a target?

Court Ordinance

Crud, a timer... You have just under a minute to follow the new POI 
to the courthouse. Clever, they used the Bugle as a false lead! After 
the cutscene you will need to defeat 8Tech enemies, so what are ya 
waiting for? Run around the courthouse, beating the buggers up. After 
you take out the required number a cutscene will show... great, 
bombs! I thought we’d seen the last of bombs in Spider-Man 3, 
remember Luke Carlyle? Anyways, the courthouse now has its very own 
shiny red health bar. You need to stop that bar from depleting. 
Firstly, don’t bother with the enemies, just run up to the front door 
and go near the bomb to pick it up. Now follow the POI to the bomb 
squad and get near them to drop the explosive off. Head back and 
start defeating some more enemies. Pretty soon, another one of them 
will drop off another bomb. Repeat what you did last time. Those big 
guys are the ones dropping the bombs off, so make sure you beat them. 
If you cannot get to a bomb in time then it goes off, taking a chunk 
out of the courthouse and its health bar.

After you’ve done enough, a cutscene will show some red helicopters 
dropping off some scrawny guys. Problem is they’re wearing huge 
armoured suits. These things are hella annoying and cheap as they 
love lobbing mini rockets at you which send you flying miles away.  
You’ll need to defeat 2 of these to proceed. There are two ways to 
defeat them. The fist is just using melee attacks and acrobatics to 
hit them and avoid their attacks. Alternatively you can do the 

- Switch to Black Suit.
- Chuck a car at the suit. 
- Run up to it and press Square.
- Do the following cineractive – [], X, O

This will disable a part of them. Now throw another car at the suit. 

- Run up to it and press Square again.
- Tap the X button repeatedly after Spidey has thrown the guy out.
- Now pound on the suit before it comes to life again, or you can 
throw another car at it to finish it off.

It sounds like a lot I know. These are definitely the most annoying 
non-boss enemies in the game in my humble opinion. You also have to 
watch the courthouse’s health bar still. After all that’s done, 
you’ll get a Mission Complete! Follow that POI back to Moon Knight. 

And this is where I’ve gotten 
up to with the main walkthrough
at this point. Be sure to keep
checking, as I’ll be updating it


VII) Unlockables

Nothing!! That’s right, there is nothing to unlock in the whole game. 
Fingers crossed for some Downloadable Content though!

By the way, the Nintendo Wii version has 6 exclusive costumes, which 
is really effing unfair. I mean, what makes that console so special? 
The costumes are; 

Cosmic Spider-Man
Ben Reilly
Cosmic Spider-Man
Iron Spidey
Spider Carnage
Spider-Man 2099

I hope these costumes become downloadable content in the near future, 
but FREE Downloadable content. I mean, why should we have to pay 
extra for something that the Wii owners got for free?


VIII) New Game +

Tired of losing all your upgrades and moves whenever you want to 
start a new game? Fear not, because there’s a way around that! Just 
follow these simple steps true believer;

- After beating the game, watch the credits all the way through.
- You’ll be back on the main menu, so press continue.
- The credits will start up again, so let them play fully again.
- You’ll be back on the main menu, now quit the game and go back to 
your PS3’s menu screen.
- Load the game up again. 
- On the main menu, select the continue option again.
- The game will begin from the beginning, but you have all your 
upgrades, moves, experience points and Spider Tokens!


IX) Frequently asked questions

Q) Can I get to the other island in this game?
A) Unfortunately, you can’t get to Roosevelt Island. This is strange 
because you could get to it in the other Spidey games...

Q) Bummer. What about the subways and sewers from Spider-Man 3?
A) Nope. Treyarch really were quite lazy with the explorable areas in 
this Spider-Man title and also removed all the free roaming subways 
and sewers. Which is crap, cause I loved swinging through all the 
winding tunnels and stuff.

Q) Damn it! What about...
A) No, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are again unvisitable. 
Makes you wonder why they bother putting them into the games really 
doesn’t it?

Q) Hey, I’ve heard that song in the intro before! What is it called 
A) The song you are referring to is Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata!

Q) Why has the Playstation 2 version of this game received so much 
A) Because it is a 2D sidescroller. Activision didn’t tell anyone 
that a completely different company (known as AMAZE Entertainment for 
some odd reason) was developing the PS2 version of Web of Shadows, so 
many people found out after they had purchased it. From what I’ve 
read, it’s not a very well made game at all. People have said it’s 
extremely short, Spidey’s punches go through enemies, the last boss 
fight is a complete joke and more. Sheesh, they did this with Spider-
Man 3 in 2007, but at least that was a 3D free roaming game!

Q) Is this game based on any of the movies?
A) Nope, it’s based on the long running Spider-Man comic book series. 
There is however a small nod to the movies. Spidey goes (whilst 
fighting enemies on gliders) “Ugh, the Green Goblin is so 6 years 
ago! Kids today are into the Sandman and Venom!” or something 
similar. This is a reference to Spider-Man the movie which came out 
in 2002 (6 years before this game) and Sandman and Venom were of 
course villains in Spider-Man 3 (2007).


X) Trivia

- Keep a look out for the blown up Superhero Registration Act 
newspaper cover in Times Square.

- One of Spidey’s quotes references the Spider-Man movie series 
directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

- For the first time since Spider-Man 2 the game (2004), Roosevelt 
Island is no longer accessible. 

- It is no longer possible to get to the very top of the Empire state 

- The city map (accessible by pressing the Select button) from 
previous games has been changed. It is now completely blue in color. 
To select it, go to Options/Missions then press the X button.

- Wolverine has a My Face page! Dork!


XI) Glitches

##### Will be done in  #####
##### a later update!! #####


XII) Special thanks and No thanks

Thanks go to – 

- Treyarch for making this game
- Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for giving us the webbed wonder that is 
- Me for writing this guide
- You for reading it (unless of course you’re someone I hate)

No Thanks go to – 

- Activision for lying to Playstation 2 owners once again
- Amaze entertainment for thinking that the PS2 can only handle lame 
rushed 2D games
- The long bloody search I had to go through to get a copy of this 

Looks like you’re done now, go outside and play.