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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': In "The Elevator", a spider ate the super food developed by Roger and Will's father in order to solve world hunger. It then killed the smaller but still giant [[MegaNeko cat]] and [[CanisMajor dog]] and possibly the [[RodentsOfUnusualSize giant rats]]. When Roger and Will call the elevator in their father's factory, the giant spider grabs them with its pedipalps and kills them.


* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', Leto's God Power ''Spider Lair'' lets you plant some spider cocoons into the ground. If they are not destroyed within some seconds, they turn into web-traps and each of them houses a spider big enough to drag a human-sized unit into the ground and one-hit it.



** Other races of the Underdark, such as the duergar dwarves or the ettercaps - themselves spider-headed, web-weaving humanoids - similarly use giant spiders as mounts.

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** Other races of the Underdark, such as the duergar dwarves or the ettercaps - 0- themselves spider-headed, web-weaving humanoids - -- similarly use giant spiders as mounts.



* In ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' includes a race of blood-sucking werespiders called Ananasi. One of their forms is indeed a spider one-and-a-half times their human weight, and about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. Their other forms are human (with a few spider internal organs), spider-human hybrid monster, and an entire swarm of normal-sized spiders linked by a hive-mind. In that form, they can survive the death of any number of spiders, [[FromASingleCell as long as one is left]] -- though losing a lot will change their appearance and personality. Regular Ananasi are sinister and emotionless, but the Kumo of East Asia are sadistic, insane, and evil.
* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' features giant spiders known as Azlu, which are bizarre spirit hybrids. They start off small and looking mostly like natural spiders, and feed themselves on regular spiders and other Azlu. When they get big enough they start targeting humans and either [[BodyHorror eat their brains and ride around in their heads, or (when bigger) suck the body empty and wear the skin]]. When they get big enough, they often resemble a hideous combination of human and spider parts, and will be covered in poisonous spines and fangs. They eat humans, spirits and the occasional werewolf. When they get big enough, they stop being able to pass as human, but often gain the ability to lay eggs, either eating the young or letting them grow into a family to bring it more prey. On top of all that [[FromASingleCell if they are killed they split into dozens of their original form, which all have to be killed to prevent them from growing into new Azlu]].
* Some species of Venusian spiders in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' have bodies up to a metre in diameter, with legs potentially even longer.

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* In ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' includes a race of blood-sucking werespiders called Ananasi. One of their forms is indeed a spider one-and-a-half times their human weight, and about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. Their other forms are human (with a few spider internal organs), spider-human hybrid monster, and an entire swarm of normal-sized spiders linked by a hive-mind. In that form, they can survive the death of any number of spiders, [[FromASingleCell as long as one is left]] -- though losing a lot will change their appearance and personality. Regular Ananasi are sinister and emotionless, but the Kumo of East Asia are sadistic, insane, and evil.
* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' features giant spiders known as Azlu, which are bizarre spirit hybrids. They start off small and looking mostly like natural spiders, and feed themselves on regular spiders and other Azlu. When they get big enough they start targeting humans and either [[BodyHorror eat their brains and ride around in their heads, or (when bigger) suck the body empty and wear the skin]]. When they get big enough, they often
''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': Shriezyx resemble a hideous combination of human and spider parts, and will be covered monstrous spiders three feet in poisonous spines and fangs. They eat humans, spirits and the occasional werewolf. When they get big enough, they stop being able to pass as human, but often gain the ability to lay eggs, either eating the young or letting them grow into height. Shriezyx queens can reach a family to bring it more prey. On top of all that [[FromASingleCell if they are killed they split into dozens of their original form, which all have to be killed to prevent them from growing into new Azlu]].
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'': Some species of Venusian spiders in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' have bodies up to a metre in diameter, with legs potentially even longer.


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** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' includes a race of blood-sucking werespiders called Ananasi. One of their forms is indeed a spider one-and-a-half times their human weight, and about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. Their other forms are human (with a few spider internal organs), spider-human hybrid monster, and an entire swarm of normal-sized spiders linked by a hive-mind. In that form, they can survive the death of any number of spiders, [[FromASingleCell as long as one is left]] -- though losing a lot will change their appearance and personality. Regular Ananasi are sinister and emotionless, but the Kumo of East Asia are sadistic, insane, and evil.
** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' features giant spiders known as Azlu, which are bizarre spirit hybrids. They start off small and looking mostly like natural spiders, and feed themselves on regular spiders and other Azlu. When they get big enough they start targeting humans and either [[BodyHorror eat their brains and ride around in their heads, or (when bigger) suck the body empty and wear the skin]]. When they get big enough, they often resemble a hideous combination of human and spider parts, and will be covered in poisonous spines and fangs. They eat humans, spirits and the occasional werewolf. When they get big enough, they stop being able to pass as human, but often gain the ability to lay eggs, either eating the young or letting them grow into a family to bring it more prey. On top of all that [[FromASingleCell if they are killed they split into dozens of their original form, which all have to be killed to prevent them from growing into new Azlu]].


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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'': Leto's God Power, ''Spider Lair'', lets you plant some spider cocoons into the ground. If they are not destroyed within some seconds, they turn into web-traps and each of them houses a spider big enough to drag a human-sized unit into the ground and one-hit it.

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* [[PlayerCharacter Andy]] of ''VideoGame/VentureKid'' faces blue spiders bigger than him as an enemy type.


* The ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' series has both spiders that are around the size of the player character and spiders that tower over them. In all cases it's not that the spiders are large by human standards, it's that the Pikmin and their commanders are small:

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' series has both spiders that are around the size of the player character characters and spiders that tower over them. In all cases it's not that the spiders are large by human standards, it's that the Pikmin and their commanders are small:

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' series has both spiders that are around the size of the player character and spiders that tower over them. In all cases it's not that the spiders are large by human standards, it's that the Pikmin and their commanders are small:
** The entire main series has the Arachnorb family, massive four-legged spiders with round bodies. All of them attack by stomping Pikmin with their feet, except for the Man-at-Legs, which uses a laser-cannon instead.
** Exclusive to ''Pikmin 2'' are the Dweevils. Most of them are just slightly larger than the player characters, but the Titan Dweevil is a much bigger variant that serves as the game's FinalBoss. The Titan Dweevil by itself would be harmless if it wasn't using four objects as weapons. All of the regular enemy varieties except the Volitile Dweevil are passive examples of the trope, only attacking in self-defense.


* ''Arduin'' RPG, ''The Compleat Arduin Book 2: Resources''

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* ''Arduin'' RPG, ''The Compleat Arduin Book 2: Resources''''TabletopGame/{{Arduin}}'':



** Star Spiders are about 10-12 feet wide and long. They have 5-24 13 feet long CombatTentacles that each do 1-12 HitPoints of damage on a hit and 4-16 HitPoints of constriction damage thereafter. Opponents that are sucked or pulled into their mouths are destroyed by heat and radiation at a rate of 51-100 HitPoints per combat round, which also [[VampiricDraining consumes the victim's soul]]. They have a single [[RedEyesTakeWarning glaring red eye]] like the headlamp of a giant train.

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** Star Spiders are about 10-12 feet wide and long. They have 5-24 13 feet long CombatTentacles that each do 1-12 HitPoints of damage on a hit and 4-16 HitPoints of constriction damage thereafter. Opponents They can swallow human-sized targets whole, and opponents that are sucked or pulled into their mouths are destroyed by heat and radiation at a rate of 51-100 HitPoints per combat round, which also [[VampiricDraining consumes the victim's soul]]. They have a single [[RedEyesTakeWarning glaring red eye]] like the headlamp of a giant train.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Battlelords of the 23rd Century}}''. In the ''Shadis'' magazine #23 adventure "Bug Hunt", the {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs have to fight the giant Spiders of the planet Driscoll VII. Adults are up to 2.5 meters tall and weigh up to 300 kg.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Battlelords of the 23rd Century}}''. ''TabletopGame/BattlelordsOfTheTwentyThirdCentury'': In the ''Shadis'' magazine #23 adventure "Bug Hunt", the {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs have to fight the giant Spiders of the planet Driscoll VII. Adults are up to 2.5 meters tall and weigh up to 300 kg.


-->-- Creator/JRRTolkien, ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''

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-->-- Creator/JRRTolkien, '''Creator/JRRTolkien''', ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]''



* Creator/PeterJackson, director of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', [[AuthorPhobia plied his actual arachnophobia to full use]] to make Shelob as horrible as possible. Strangely, Shelob had a stinger in her belly, and a gaping mouth instead of actual spider fangs. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she is meant to be an EldritchAbomination.

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* Creator/PeterJackson, For ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheReturnOfTheKing'', the director of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Creator/PeterJackson [[AuthorPhobia plied his actual arachnophobia to full use]] to make Shelob as horrible as possible. Strangely, Shelob had a stinger in her belly, and a gaping mouth instead of actual spider fangs. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she is meant to be an EldritchAbomination.

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* In the ''Literature/FrannyKStein'' book ''Frantastic Voyage'', Franny is shown to have a pet giant spider named Snookums.


* Some seasons of ''Franchise/KamenRider'' feature a spider monster in the first episode, and more recent seasons like ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' and ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' have a recurring spider monster. Admittedly these are just PeopleInRubberSuits with spider heads and maybe legs sticking out the back. However, ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' and ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' went all the way, with proper giant spiders by way of ConspicuousCGI. ''Film/KamenRiderZO'' had one that was made with {{Claymation}}, featuring a creepy face and unnatural movements that make it ''so much'' more scary than the better-animated versions.

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* Some seasons of ''Franchise/KamenRider'' feature a spider monster in the first episode, and more recent seasons like ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' and ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' have a recurring spider monster. Admittedly these are just PeopleInRubberSuits with spider heads and maybe legs sticking out the back. However, ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' and ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' went all the way, with proper giant spiders by way of ConspicuousCGI.CGI. ''Film/KamenRiderZO'' had one that was made with {{Claymation}}, featuring a creepy face and unnatural movements that make it ''so much'' more scary than the better-animated versions.


** As a matter of fact, the largest prehistoric spiders (the Jurassic ''Mongolarachne'' and the Permian ''Arthrolycosa'') were actually ''smaller'' than the largest spiders of today, with neither exceeding 5 inches in legspan.

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** As a matter of fact, the largest known prehistoric spiders (the Jurassic ''Mongolarachne'' and the Permian ''Arthrolycosa'') were actually ''smaller'' than the largest spiders of today, with neither exceeding 5 inches in legspan.



* A persistent {{Urban Legend|s}} holds that giant spiders were found in the summer of 2001, living near Windsor Castle. They were discovered by British Telecom workers in an underground maintenance tunnel. Entomologists initially reported that they were venomous, aggressive and possibly a type thought to have been extinct for centuries. On later examination they proved to be ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Meta_menardi.jpg Meta menardi]]'' cave spiders, which are notoriously ''non''aggressive. The colony was rehomed to a nearby forest.

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* A persistent {{Urban Legend|s}} {{urban legend|s}} holds that giant spiders were found in the summer of 2001, living near Windsor Castle. They were discovered by British Telecom workers in an underground maintenance tunnel. Entomologists initially reported that they were venomous, aggressive and possibly a type thought to have been extinct for centuries. On later examination they proved to be ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Meta_menardi.jpg Meta menardi]]'' cave spiders, which are notoriously ''non''aggressive. The colony was rehomed to a nearby forest.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo'' uses the "[[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunken hero]]" vs. regular-sized spider variant, as Formaggio traps Narancia (who has been affected by Formaggio's Little Feet stand) in a bottle and pits him against a normal tarantula.


** Spiders are sacred to the [[EvilCounterpartRace drow]]'s goddess Lolth, so not only do the drow have a spider motif by association, they've bred several varieties of giant spider to use as mounts. Drow who have [[YouHaveFailedMe failed]] their goddess in some way or another are sometimes transformed into [[SpiderPeople driders]] or masses of spider legs called chwidenchas, while Lolth's realm in the Abyss, the Demonweb Pits, is home to absolutely enormous spiders called Demonweb Terrors.

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** Spiders are sacred to the [[EvilCounterpartRace drow]]'s goddess Lolth, so not only do the drow have a spider motif by association, they've bred several varieties of giant spider to use as mounts.mounts or attack animals. Drow who have [[YouHaveFailedMe failed]] their goddess in some way or another are sometimes transformed into [[SpiderPeople driders]] or masses of spider legs called chwidenchas, while Lolth's realm in the Abyss, the Demonweb Pits, is home to absolutely enormous spiders called Demonweb Terrors.



** Bristle spiders are huge (an in-game size category for creatures around the girth of a giant) spiders that lives in [[HungryJungle thick jungles]]. They can spit [[PoisonIsCorrosive acidic poison]] and shoot their needlelike bristles in untargeted barrages.

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** Bristle spiders are huge (an in-game size category for creatures around the girth of a giant) spiders that lives live in [[HungryJungle thick jungles]]. They can spit [[PoisonIsCorrosive acidic poison]] and shoot their needlelike bristles in untargeted barrages.



** Tomb spiders are horse-sized arachnids suffused with negative energy, and have a disturbing life cycle. They specifically lay their eggs in humanoid corpses, then wrap the body in silk to create a "web mummy," which is then animated by negative energy and serves its creator as a guardian. Once the eggs inside the undead husk hatch, the newborn tomb spiders feed on the corpse, then each other, until one emerges as a fully-grown adult in a few weeks. If the web mummy is destroyed before then, it releases a SpiderSwarm of tiny tomb spiders. Oh, and tomb spider venom causes victims to be hurt by ''cure'' spells and healed by ''harm'' spells, [[ReviveKillsZombie as if they were an undead creature.]]

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** Tomb spiders are horse-sized arachnids suffused with negative energy, and have a disturbing life cycle. They specifically lay their eggs in humanoid corpses, then wrap the body in silk to create a "web mummy," which is then animated by negative energy and serves its creator as a guardian. Once the eggs inside the undead husk hatch, the newborn tomb spiders feed on the corpse, then each other, until one emerges as a fully-grown adult in a few weeks. If the web mummy is destroyed before then, it releases a SpiderSwarm of tiny tomb spiders. Oh, and tomb spider venom causes victims to be hurt by ''cure'' ''cure wounds'' spells and healed by ''harm'' ''inflict wounds'' spells, [[ReviveKillsZombie as if they were an undead creature.]]

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* In the ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' novel ''One Thousand Monsters'', Clare Millinger, a vampire murderess is eaten from within by a jorogumo (a Japanese monster known as the Whore-Spider). The result is a GiantSpider with [[AbsurdlySharpBlade scythe blade arms that can cut through a kappa's shell with ease]], [[NighInvulnerable carapace so strong that silver and steel blades just bounce off it (as do explosive rockets)]] and when her eyes are shot out with silver bullets they regenerate seconds later. Additionally she can breathe out deadly swarms of vampire butterflies and grows bigger as she eats more enemies.


** One of the {{Uncancelled}} episodes starts with the Planet Express Ship caught in the energy web of a giant spider that lives in the vacuum of space. [[https://theinfosphere.org/images/c/c4/Giant_space_spider.png Like this.]]

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** One of the {{Uncancelled}} UnCanceled episodes starts with the Planet Express Ship caught in the energy web of a giant spider that lives in the vacuum of space. [[https://theinfosphere.org/images/c/c4/Giant_space_spider.png Like this.]]



* This is shown to be Buttercup's biggest fear in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Power-Noia", but she eventually overcomes this.

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* This is shown to be Buttercup's biggest fear in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode WhatDoTheyFearEpisode "Power-Noia", but she eventually overcomes this.


** Peter Jackson's version of ''Film/KingKong'' also featured giant spiders (detailed in the ''[[AllThereInTheManual Natural History of Skull Island]]'' as spider-like arachnids called "Arachno-Claws") in the Bug Pit scene. Based on the above mentioned 1933 example, of course.

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** Peter Jackson's version of ''Film/KingKong'' Creator/PeterJackson's [[Film/KingKong2005 version]] also featured giant spiders (detailed in the ''[[AllThereInTheManual Natural History of Skull Island]]'' as spider-like arachnids called "Arachno-Claws") in the Bug Pit scene. Based on the above mentioned 1933 example, of course.



* One of the last things to come from the ''{{Film/Jumanji}}'' game were giant spiders. They didn't do much, as they got scared off by the earthquake in the very next turn, but they were still one of the more memorable and frightening parts of the film... [[SpecialEffectsFailure even if they look more like wind-up toys.]]

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* One of the last things to come from the ''{{Film/Jumanji}}'' game were giant spiders. They didn't do much, as they got scared off by the earthquake in the very next turn, but they were still one of the more memorable and frightening parts of the film... [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure even if they look more like wind-up toys.]]



* ''VideoGame/GryphonKnightEpic'': One of the enemy types you face is spider roughly as big as Sir Oliver.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', giant spiders are available as animal companions (for druids and rangers) and familiars (for wizards and sorcerers).
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' has a rare example of a friendly giant spider. Your party comes across it in a cave, and it tries to communicate with you by drawing letter in the dirt with it's legs. If you befriend it, then later on [[spoiler: when you get Crossroad Keep]], it will show up in the basement and eventually weave a magical spider-silk cloak for you! "XP granted for befriending a giant magical spider!"
* Jorōgumo herself (see above) appears in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' as a demoness with the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a large spider. She is also a LiteralManeater and a MotherOfAThousandYoung who breeds a horde of powerful baby demons and will keep spawning as long as she is not yet defeated.
* ''VideoGame/{{Elvira}} II'': There was a level devoted to horror with an insect theme. Of course it had a Giant Spider. It doesn't get that freaky until it gets RIGHT UP INTO YOUR FACE. It was featured in a Website/YouTube video devoted to the scariest games ever.
* Several species of giant venomous spiders often prove to be real pests to the protagonist of ''VideoGame/TwoWorlds II''. Some are openly referred to as spiders, whereas others may come with [[OurMonstersAreDifferent different names]]. At one point, they're even encountered nesting in a location named after the famed [[http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2005/kong/ Lost Spider Pit scene]] in 1933's ''King Kong''
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Giant Spiders take the form of psychic women who undergo massive surgery and augmentation to be installed in a robotic spider bodies. Most of them don't seem to mind though.
-->'''Becky''': [[ValleyGirl All the other Fortunatas were all TOTALLY like 'Tarantula Program? Eeew!' And then they were like, 'Like, what are you thinking, Becky?' And I was totally like 'I'll get to meet all kinds of interesting people and stuff.']]
* ''VideoGame/CuteKnightKingdom'' requires you to fight one for one of the endings. [[spoiler: You get a rather neat ending if you beat this spider, and a rather depressing one if you lose.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah'' has giant spiders, from the size of a dog to one really huge one. The big one is [[BuffySpeak creepifying]], the little ones are horror incarnate as they leap onto your face and body, poisoning you making it hard to see the rest of them, in the dark. There's a whole temple you have to visit devoted to a deity of order whose avatar was a spider.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'': As Class VII located the mercenaries who attacked the military bases in the Nord Highlands, the mercenaries' employer Gideon uses his flute to summon a colossal spider to get rid of them both.
* Shows up as a type of boss in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', and they don't do "giant" by halves. On the 3X3 enemy grid, a human occupies one space. Heavily armored knights or sizable creatures like tigers might fill two adjacent ones, and particularly large bears and such occupy a 2X2 square. A Hell Spider's ''head and thorax alone'' fill the entire grid, its legs spill off the sides, and the abdomen reaches off the end of the screen. And you ''will'' [[ThatOneBoss hate them]]. And the ''BonusBoss'' is one also... twice!
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'':
** ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry1'' features Phantom, a giant tarantula made out of Lava, with a scorpion tail, as a RecurringBoss. He also shows up in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry2''. The game also has Kyklopses; smaller spiders made out of rock. And by smaller, they're still about as long as Dante was tall.
** ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3'' features Arachnes, basically a freakish mermaid; except replace the fish part with a spider part.

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* ''VideoGame/GryphonKnightEpic'': ''VideoGame/AlienSoldier'' had "Back Stringer". You fight this bugger on the previous MiniBoss, a [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant moth]] that had recently become its dinner. Worst part was that destructible baby spiders would appear every now and then to ''[[BossArenaUrgency pull down]]'' the "platform" you were on, and would cause you to fall into a BottomlessPit if they succeeded.
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One of the enemy types you face bosses of ''VideoGame/{{Alundra 2}}'' is spider roughly as big as Sir Oliver.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'',
a giant spiders robot spider.
* Spiders
are available as animal companions (for druids a unit type in ''VideoGame/AncientEmpires''. They're [[LightningBruiser stronger, tougher and rangers) faster than the basic Soldier]], and familiars (for wizards and sorcerers).
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' has
their attack poisons their target (inflicting a rare example of a friendly giant spider. Your party comes across it in a cave, and it tries to communicate with you by drawing letter in the dirt with it's legs. If you befriend it, then later on [[spoiler: when you get Crossroad Keep]], it will debuff that lowers stats for several turns). They first show up in the basement and eventually weave a magical spider-silk cloak for you! "XP granted for befriending a giant magical spider!"
* Jorōgumo herself (see above) appears in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' as a demoness with the upper body
middle of a woman forest and the lower body of a large spider. She is also a LiteralManeater and a MotherOfAThousandYoung who breeds a horde of powerful baby demons and will keep spawning as long as she is not yet defeated.
* ''VideoGame/{{Elvira}} II'': There was a level devoted to horror with an insect theme. Of course it had a Giant Spider. It doesn't get that freaky until it gets RIGHT UP INTO YOUR FACE. It was featured in a Website/YouTube video devoted to the scariest games ever.
* Several species of giant venomous spiders often prove to be real pests to the protagonist of ''VideoGame/TwoWorlds II''. Some
are openly referred to as forest spiders, whereas others may come with [[OurMonstersAreDifferent different names]]. At one point, they're suggesting that this is their original habitat.
* ''VideoGame/{{Arcanum}}'' has a vast variety of spiders. They are all poisonous and range from size of human hand to roughly three meters ''in height'' to
even encountered nesting larger... em, [[HalfHumanHybrid spidercentauresses]], who wield longbows and can conjure poisonous vapors. Some species of "ordinary" spiders also can ''summon zombies'', and other species shoot fireballs (which can be extremely annoying as those eight-legged freaks can and will [[MooksAteMyEquipment destroy your equipment]]).
* ''VisualNovel/AtlachNacha'', an obscure H-game where you play a shapeshifting spider demon (a Jorougumo to be precise, see Mythology above)
in high school.
* The cavern of trials in ''VideoGame/AvencastRiseOfTheMage'' has
a location named after the famed [[http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2005/kong/ Lost Spider Pit scene]] in 1933's ''King Kong''
Queen, complete with periodic additional mobs.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Giant Spiders take the form of psychic women who undergo massive surgery and augmentation to be installed in a robotic spider bodies. Most of them don't seem to mind though.
-->'''Becky''': [[ValleyGirl All the other Fortunatas were all TOTALLY like 'Tarantula Program? Eeew!' And then they were like, 'Like, what are you thinking, Becky?' And I was totally like 'I'll get to meet all kinds of interesting people and stuff.']]
* ''VideoGame/CuteKnightKingdom'' requires you to fight one for one of the endings. [[spoiler: You get a rather neat ending if you beat this spider, and a rather depressing one if you lose.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah''
''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has huge spiders, giant spiders, from the size of astral spiders and sword spiders in Cloakwood and a dog to one really huge one. few other areas. The big one is [[BuffySpeak creepifying]], the little ones are horror incarnate as they leap onto astral spiders can teleport at will and like to sneak up on your face and body, poisoning you making it hard to see the rest of them, in the dark. There's a whole temple you have to visit devoted to a deity of order whose avatar was a spider.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'': As Class VII located the mercenaries who attacked the military bases in the Nord Highlands, the mercenaries' employer Gideon uses his flute to summon a colossal spider to get rid of them both.
* Shows up as a type of boss in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', and they don't do "giant" by halves. On the 3X3 enemy grid, a human occupies one space. Heavily armored knights or sizable creatures like tigers might fill two adjacent ones, and particularly large bears and such occupy a 2X2 square. A Hell Spider's ''head and thorax alone'' fill the entire grid, its legs spill off the sides,
casters, and the abdomen reaches off the end of the screen. And you ''will'' [[ThatOneBoss hate them]]. And the ''BonusBoss'' is one also... twice!
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'':
** ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry1'' features Phantom, a giant tarantula made out of Lava, with a scorpion tail, as a RecurringBoss. He also shows up in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry2''. The game also has Kyklopses; smaller
sword spiders made out of rock. And by smaller, are crazy fast and pack quite a punch. The sequel lets you summon them with a spell, and they're still about as long as Dante was tall.
** ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3''
considered one of the best summons in the early game.
* UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} themed RPG ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden''
features Arachnes, basically a freakish mermaid; except replace the fish part with a spider part.deadly B-Ball spiders, which have heads and bodies made out of giant basketballs. Their bites can inflict glaucoma on your characters.



* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has the Trites, multilegged, swarming horrors with basketball-sized bodies. It also has the Vagaries, creatures with a woman-like upper body and spidery lower halves. They can use PsychicPowers to toss objects at you and seem to serve as brood mothers to the Trites.

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* In the ''VideoGame/BigFunInFurbyland'' minigame ''Furby to the Rescue'', the Furby is chased in a maze by a big, purple spider that traps it in a web temporarily, making the player lost precious time to find the exit.
* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has numerous giant spiders, mostly added on in the Wrath of the Lamb DLC. Widow, a fleshy spidery mass that has human toes at the end of her legs, is [[ThatOneBoss a frequent bane of early games]]. An upgraded, undead version named The Wretched can be encountered further down. Also, Daddy Long Legs and the Triarachnid fit the description nicely.
* The freeware fighting game ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'' features a {{Stripperiffic}} [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Babe]] by the name of Ananzi who can transform into a spider and devour her opponents.
* The second episode of ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' ends with an encounter with a giant spider named Shial, who is the mother of all the smaller, more annoying spiders that show up in the rest of the episode.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' features the Nightmare Apostles, [[SpiderSwarm hordes of spiders]] which chases you throughout their home once they spotted you. The red variant summoned by [[EnemySummoner Chime Maiden]] are far worse, they can detect you ''without'' seeing you, catching most people off guard when they are idling.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman 64}}'' has Mantis, a giant ice spider, for a boss that proves to be [[ThatOneBoss quite a handful]].
* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha'': Antrachnid, a giant red spider as an enemy in the Desert area.
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', you have to travel to the center of a huge spider den and kill a queen spider (the Metal Queen) to get strings for Kill-Master. Naturally, the place is infested with giant spiders.
* The VideoGame/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}} video games has small ones that are dog-sized, and large ones that are Buffy-sized. They're quick, run along the walls and ceilings, knock Buffy down in one hit before jumping on top to bite (a killing move if she can't fend them off) and realistic enough to be rather unsettling.
* [[BigBad Queen Cadavra]], the fat and obnoxious black widow spider in ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!''. At least in proportion. She's at least two times the size of Bug.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'': A Macintosh computer game has spiders in levels four and five, they may not be giant ones but they look as ugly and scary as hell, thankfully they only attack Rollie [=McFly=] (the pill bug you control) by trapping him in a balled web and jumping up and down on him rather than seeing him horrifically torn to shreds and eaten, still doesn't make the spiders any less scary and ugly the way they look in the game especially since Bugdom excels in having great graphics.
* The [[EvilSorceror Evil Wizard]], final boss of ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', turns into a giant spidery abomination as his fourth phase [[MarathonBoss (of six)]]. He gets some additional creepy points for fooling you into thinking he's dead right before this phase: a huge chest falls down on him and seems to squish him, like most bosses in this game when they die. So you walk up to the chest, it opens and the giant spidery abomination pops out... Rather eerie if you're seeing it for the first time.
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' features them prominently as enemies. There are ''two'' different types of giant spiders as regular mooks, each complete with UndergroundMonkey variants, a third type that serves as a [[WolfpackBoss Wolfpack]] MiniBoss, and a particularly huge one is a boss.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Giant Spiders take the form of psychic women who undergo massive surgery and augmentation to be installed in a robotic spider bodies. Most of them don't seem to mind though.
-->'''Becky''': [[ValleyGirl All the other Fortunatas were all TOTALLY like 'Tarantula Program? Eeew!' And then they were like, 'Like, what are you thinking, Becky?' And I was totally like 'I'll get to meet all kinds of interesting people and stuff.']]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', giant spiders are one of the enemy alien lifeforms you can encounter. When they spot the player's units, they will charge at them and explode on contact.
* ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' has Drudge Invaders, four-legged tank-sized [[BigCreepyCrawlies creepie crawlies]] that launch flying bugs.
* The player-monster Arachnis in ''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp'' is a Kaiju-sized spider, like Kumonga, who can leave trail of web behind.
* ''VideoGame/CuteKnightKingdom'' requires you to fight one for one of the endings. [[spoiler: You get a rather neat ending if you beat this spider, and a rather depressing one if you lose.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has many of the corrupted daughters of the Witch of Izalith, most notably the early-mid game boss Chaos Witch Quelaag, and her sister, the central figure of the Chaos Servant Covenant. They take the form of colossal arachnids with human female upper bodies, and tend to spew lava. Also, they lack mandibles in favour of toothed maws, in the style of Tolkein's spiders.
* Arachnophobes will not enjoy the Brightstone Cove Tseldora in ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII''. The area is crawling with man-sized spiders that lunge at you incredibly fast, scurry out of cubbyholes in walls, drop from the ceilings to ambush you, and piggyback ride on Hollow meat puppets. Then there's the boss of the area, the Duke's Dear Freja, a gigantic nightmarish abomination that is actually ''two'' giant spiders fused together.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' features an entire level filled with oversized arachnids. They range from the table-sized mooks (which can be annoying until you realize you can just have War stomp on them with a melee attack), the car-sized [[EliteMooks Loom Wardens]] (which can be easy enough once you get the Abyssal Chain), the house-sized [[MiniBoss Brood Mother]] (which isn't so hard once you figure out the trick to beating it), and three-story tall Spider Queen Silitha.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'':
** ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry1'' features Phantom, a giant tarantula made out of Lava, with a scorpion tail, as a RecurringBoss. He also shows up in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry2''. The game also has Kyklopses; smaller spiders made out of rock. And by smaller, they're still about as long as Dante was tall.
** ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3'' features Arachnes, basically a freakish mermaid; except replace the fish part with a spider part.
* Several kinds of giant spiders figure prominently as enemies in Act 3 (Kurast) of ''VideoGame/DiabloII''. ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has the Caverns of Araneae, which as the name might suggest are utterly infested with giant spiders. They were bred by Archbishop Lazarus and let loose into some ancient ruins to protect the borders of Khanduras (and because Lazarus is kind of a dick). Giant spiders also show up in Arreat Crater/Hell, as the special minions of Azmodan and Cydaea.
* The race known as the Machaka in ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}} 3'' both have and [[ShapeShifting are capable of becoming]] these.
* ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong Country 3|DixieKongsDoubleTrouble}}'' has Arich the Arachnid. Being the second boss (third in ''Donkey Kong Land 3''), he shoots green orbs and hops around the boss arena. There's also a friendly giant spider named Squitter, who appears in both that game and it's predecessor. [[PowerUpMount He lets the Kongs ride on his back]] and can create web projectiles that can either form platforms or attack enemies.
* ''VideoGame/DontStarve'' features Minecraft-sized spiders with not-so-high damage. However, they are almost always encountered in pairs, have a bigger tiger-coloured variation, and their nests can house up to a dozen of them. They drop precious silk from their glands, which act like best healing source in the game, encouraging player to scam their nests. The catch: overgrown nests turn into the {{flunky|Boss}} Spider Queen, which is a very tough boss. After her defeat, though, she drops the "Spider hat", effectively negating further spider problems by turning them neutral.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has the Trites, multilegged, swarming horrors with basketball-sized bodies. It also has the Vagaries, creatures with a woman-like upper body and spidery lower halves. They can use PsychicPowers to toss objects at you and seem to serve as brood mothers to the Trites.
* The hero Broodmother from ''VideoGame/DOTA2'' is a giant spider who can create smaller spiders to help her push buildings and swarm her opponents.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': Giant spiders typically pop up in areas where the Veil is thin, including old ruins, caves and the Deep Roads. In short, they're ''everywhere.''
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Some spiders have been corrupted by darkspawn blood. Any mage with the Shapeshifter specialization can become these creatures. A Rogue with the Ranger specialization may actually summon one.
** They reappear in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' alongside the Queen Spider, which makes the others look like midgets.
** They show up in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisition]]'', too, where they show up as regular giant spiders, poison-spitting spiders, elephant-sized spiders and tiny fear demons that take the form of spiders. [[spoiler: Corypheus' lieutenant, the massive fear demon known as Nightmare, also appears as a mountain-sized spider that can cause the death of either Hawke or the Warden Stroud/Loghain/Alistair.]]
*** Like Skyrim and System Shock, fans were so creeped out by the series essentially being Spider Age that mods had been made to replace and remove them, or at least requested in the event the Frostbite engine makes it difficult.
* Giant Spiders in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' are regular {{Mooks}} you could find in web-covered rooms. Naturally, they could poison you and [[AllWebbedUp throw webs at you]], and the [[AllThereInTheManual art book]] mentions that their size allow them to prey on anything caught in their webs, including humans.



* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}} II'' has giant spiders as neutral monsters, usually lurking into chambers inside your own Dungeon, ready to be unearthed and usually foreshadowed by the massive chitin-like walls with bulbous yellow eggsacks as you dig closer to the room. The expansion and downloadable maps add a variety of venom-spitting spider and spider lairs that spawn them at will. The [[VideoGame/DungeonsIII sequel]] has, again, giant spiders randomly appearing in certain locations of the Dungeon.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has Giant Cave Spiders, dreaded by many a newbie fortress player, and the bane of all adventurer characters. Veteran fortress players, however, ''adore'' GCS and will spend entire forum threads discussing safe methods of harvesting their valuable silk.
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce'': The series has giant spiders aplenty that leap around shoot web that entangles and hurts players and their NPC allies.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The series has various giant spiders as common low to mid-level creature enemies dating all the way back to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]''. Typical abilities include fast movement speed, relatively strong melee attacks, poison (be it a spell or a natural part of their attack), and webs that paralyze or otherwise slow a targets movement speed.
** Spider Daedra, as their name might imply, are a SpiderPeople form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. They have humanoid upper bodies attached to the below the waist to the abdomen, thorax, and legs of a giant spider.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has the Frostbite Spiders, which range from wolf-sized to almost elephant-sized. They also spit venom, and tend to drop from the ceiling on top of your head if you're not careful. Cronvangr Cave is a particularly memorable spider-den that has a few so big that they have ''mammoth bones'' wrapped up in their webbing. Some enterprising arachnophobes have created {{Game Mod}}s that remove them from the game for the benefit of their fellow phobics. One early one did a rather clumsy job, replacing their models with [[BearsAreBadNews those of bears]] while changing nothing else about their environment or behavior, resulting in giant poisonous bears that shoot spiderwebs at you. Of special note is the only named spider in Skyrim, Nimhe, who is larger than the giant frostbite spiders. The ''Dragonborn'' DLC adds Albino Spiders, which are still nasty threats despite being only about the size of a grapefruit. One dungeon features a machine that lets you use flaming, icy, or electrified versions of them as weapons.
* ''VideoGame/{{Elvira}} II'': There was a level devoted to horror with an insect theme. Of course it had a Giant Spider. It doesn't get that freaky until it gets RIGHT UP INTO YOUR FACE. It was featured in a Website/YouTube video devoted to the scariest games ever.



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' includes a giant spider that ''might'' be a ShoutOut to this, the [[http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=20682#screenshots:id=82765 Terokkarantula]]. However, it lives in a place called the Terokkar Forest, named for a god which has nothing to do with spiders, so the name might be just a mashup of "Terokkar" and "tarantula," [=and/or=] a coincidence. Not even [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=28243#comments Thrym's]] shoe is big enough! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
* The ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games have a few examples.
** In the first game, there are those terrifying metal creatures in High Caves. While they're not spiders in the truest sense of the word (more like beetles) they still have gigantic nightmare pincers and are invulnerable to normal attacks.
** The third game features big green spiders in the Mushroom Speedway level. (These spiders are harmless.) One of them also appears as a boss in the second Sparx level.
** ''Spyro 5'' also has those blue spiders in Crocovile Swamp. They're huge, they shiver in anticipation when you get close, they endlessly respawn from their webs, they leap out at you from seemingly solid walls....

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' includes ''VideoGame/EvilIslands'': The Haunt Spiders in Suslanger.
* ''VideoGame/EvilTwinCypriensChronicles'' features
a giant spider that ''might'' be a ShoutOut to this, the [[http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=20682#screenshots:id=82765 Terokkarantula]]. However, it lives in a place called the Terokkar Forest, named for a god which has nothing to do with spiders, so the name might be just a mashup of "Terokkar" and "tarantula," [=and/or=] a coincidence. Not even [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=28243#comments Thrym's]] shoe who is big enough! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
* The ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games have a few examples.
** In the first game, there are those terrifying metal creatures in High Caves. While they're not spiders in the truest sense of the word (more like beetles) they still have gigantic nightmare pincers and are invulnerable to normal attacks.
** The third game features big green spiders in the Mushroom Speedway level. (These spiders are harmless.) One of them also appears as a boss in the second Sparx level.
** ''Spyro 5'' also has those blue spiders in Crocovile Swamp. They're huge, they shiver in anticipation when you get close, they endlessly respawn from their webs, they leap out at you from seemingly solid walls....
actually very friendly.



* In [=RPG=]s, the ''FellowshipOfTheWhiteStar'' event "Web of Lies" has a creepy cat lady whose pets are cat and dog sized spiders that act like cats and dogs. Hilariously creepy.



* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' has a RandomEvent where a space station is under attack by these. Your default options are to either send in your crew, which will either result in a small reward or loss of one crew member, or play it safe and decline to assist. However, if you have the proper equipment, it is possible to TakeAThirdOption and use risk-free ways of dealing with the spiders, giving you the rewards without worrying about losing crew members.
* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. "Return to the Sedgewick". The boss of that level is a figurative ''and'' literal BlackWidow.
* ''VideoGame/GryphonKnightEpic'': One of the enemy types you face is spider roughly as big as Sir Oliver.



* The race known as the Machaka in ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}} 3'' both have and [[ShapeShifting are capable of becoming]] these.

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* The race known as These are regular enemies in ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'' video game. They're still preferable to the Machaka in ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}} 3'' both have and [[ShapeShifting small spiders, which are capable GoddamnedBats.
* A few big spiders appear in ''VideoGame/{{Hytale}}'''s first zone, but the Void Spider, a Dungeon Boss ''twice'' the size
of becoming]] these.a human, certainly takes the cake.



* ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndHisDesktopAdventures'' has giant spiders as some of the weakest enemies, alongside ScaryScorpions, found in the Amazon jungle and the caverns beneath. They go down quickly and do little damage, and are more mildly annoying than dangerous.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': A giant spider will [[JumpScare randomly jump]] onto the camera and [[InterfaceScrew obstruct the player's vision]] during certain fights in the Long Halloween event.
* In ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'', the FinalBoss turns into a giant spider.
* ''[[VideoGame/KaoTheKangaroo Kao The Kangaroo: Round 2]]'' has those in the form of enemies that descend from the ceiling and have to be quickly hit with a boomerang, or else they'll spit acid at you that somehow homes in on you.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'':
** In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman'', Gwydion can get stuck in a spider web and a giant spider will eat him. Solution? Turn to a ''giant'' eagle and toss the spider to the ocean.
** ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' has another giant spider that can catch unwary player characters in its web.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' has Giant Spiders that spit webs and Venomspitters that spit, uh, venom. They occasionally burst out of the ground to ambush you because the game didn't think giant spiders alone were terrifying enough. The Webwood area is crawling with them. Even worse, [[spoiler:the spiders in the Webwood are being controlled by an insane Fae witch called the Widow who wants to reclaim "her" woods by destroying the town that mortals built in the woods while she was sealed]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLastAirbender'' has a few levels where Zuko and Aang have to deal with spider-crabs. Two of the spiders fall under this trope, especially the hive queen.
* Elise from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is a spider-themed champion, who normally appears as a human in ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire, but can also transform into a giant spider with a few smaller spider minions. She's also the leader of spider cult which sacrifices its worshippers to a giant spider that appears in-game as a BonusBoss on the map Twisted Treeline.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'': As Class VII located the mercenaries who attacked the military bases in the Nord Highlands, the mercenaries' employer Gideon uses his flute to summon a colossal spider to get rid of them both.



* Anyone would be forgiven for ''VideoGame/LesterTheUnlikely'' being terrified having to face [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaDIAxsr328 this.]]



* The Xbox Arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'' features a supremely creepy giant spider as one of the games first main obstacles.
* Found in ''VideoGame/LordsOfXulima'' in several sizes from the starter dungeon to the mid-game. All of them are bad news due to powerful poison attacks, a stacking web debuff and the chance to cause sickness that requires a trip to the nearest temple to cure.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' had Bospider in [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the first game]] and Web Spider in [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 the fourth]].
* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' has an entire class of monsters dedicated to this. Although they aren't very tough. They get poisonous attacks, though, and they are ''fast''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'':
** It has spiders that are about half as tall as the player character. Giant by real life standards, but one of the smallest monsters in the game. They deal the least damage per hit, but they can strike swiftly and repeatedly, run fast, jump, climb walls, and fit through tight crevices too small for anything else. They have a nasty habit of traveling in groups and hiding on your shelter's roof at night, waiting to pounce when you come outside in the morning. They also have a chance of dropping string, which is needed to craft fishing rods and bows.
** There are also the rarer cave spiders, which are less than half the size of regular spiders. Still, at twenty-eight inches wide, they're unrealistically large, yet small enough to fit through a one-block gap. Unlike their larger counterparts, these ones are poisonous. Their hissing may not be as tongue tearingly-frightening as you know who's, but these meter and a half blocky menaces can still ruin your day. By pushing you off a cliff.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** ''4'' has the Nerscylla, a spider the size of van that wears the rubbery hides of Gypceros -- a kind of wyvern that Nerscyllas regularly prey on -- as a cloak. It has both poisonous fangs ''and'' a stinger in its abdomen that puts its victims to sleep.
** Baelidae, from ''Monster Hunter Online''. While Nerscylla is in its own Monster class called Temnoceran, Baelidae is classified as a Carapaceon, which are normally crabs or scorpions. But it looks and the ability to create webs identify it as a spider.
* The Krypt of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has been turned into a RPG that includes a spider cavern. Yes, they feature as you'll quickly discover in what may be the easiest eighth generation achievement to earn: you are given no warning to them attacking and have to hit the right button as soon as they appear, or they'll attack and you get the terrifying award.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has "giant spider" as one of the enemies you can run into. They can be a bit dangerous in the early game due to their speed and ability to poison you, but as you grow stronger (and gain poison resistance), they are much easier to defeat.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', giant spiders are available as animal companions (for druids and rangers) and familiars (for wizards and sorcerers).
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' has a rare example of a friendly giant spider. Your party comes across it in a cave, and it tries to communicate with you by drawing letter in the dirt with it's legs. If you befriend it, then later on [[spoiler: when you get Crossroad Keep]], it will show up in the basement and eventually weave a magical spider-silk cloak for you! "XP granted for befriending a giant magical spider!"
* In ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a video game {{Prequel}} to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', the first boss is a huge purple spider. This also occurs in the film's video game sequel ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge'', where one of the bosses is a gigantic arachnid known as the Crypt Creeper Spider.
* ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'' has a ''Giant Metal Spider'', which stemmed from a nightmare one of the characters had during development of a nanobot-controlling AI called Ceres. With the use of Ceres' nanobots, you get to explore a recreation of this nightmare inside the titular structure. This spider so large that one of its ''feet'' is almost your height, it has a furnace for a head with its arms and pincers attached to it, and the thing is set inside a massive abandoned factory. The goal is to repair the spider by solving puzzles based around an alternate version of the 4 elements, which gradually bring the machine to life, and when all four are completed [[spoiler: the spider instantly starts smashing everything in its path and proceeds to [[EatenAlive devour you whole]]. Fortunately, thanks to the dream's inverse logic, this doesn't kill you.]]



* In the ''VideoGame/BigFunInFurbyland'' minigame ''Furby to the Rescue'', the Furby is chased in a maze by a big, purple spider that traps it in a web temporarily, making the player lost precious time to find the exit.

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* Jorōgumo herself (see above) appears in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' as a demoness with the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a large spider. She is also a LiteralManeater and a MotherOfAThousandYoung who breeds a horde of powerful baby demons and will keep spawning as long as she is not yet defeated.
* In ''VideoGame/OverlordII'', you fight spiders the ''VideoGame/BigFunInFurbyland'' minigame ''Furby to size of your minions after being shipwrecked on Everlight. Deeper into the Rescue'', jungle you fight their queen, who dwarfs your Overlord and minions and spits out egg clusters that hatch into smaller, minion-sized spiders. After finishing this PuzzleBoss fight, the Furby is chased in smaller spiders do a maze HeelFaceTurn and allow themselves to be used as mounts by your Greens.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'''s Halloween 2015 event mission Lab Rats sees the players shrunken down and placed on the meth table from the regular Rats mission. Periodically,
a big, purple spider that traps it in a web temporarily, making is regular-sized but now appears giant to the player lost precious time to find shrunken-down heisters will lean over the exit.edge of the table, ready to instantly incapacitate any players that get within biting distance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'''s spiders might not be as large as some examples on this page, but they're still larger than any normal spider and have a taste for human flesh.
* The Dark Ragne in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' is two legs short of being a proper spider, but is otherwise similar enough to one in terms of its appearance and movements to bother arachnophobes, and is one of the largest bosses in the game overall, being about two stories tall. It also possesses a distinctive roar, which can provide an advance warning of whether or not one is lurking somewhere on the map. Helpful when considering that it can appear on any planet thanks to its teleportation and will hurt you if you're too close to its landing zone.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few, and although most of them are rather small compared to some other examples on this page, the smallest is still quite large by spider standards and they just get bigger from there.
** Ariados is about 1 meter tall and even its pre-evolution Spinarak is a foot in size.
** Galvantula is another "small giant" spider of comparable size to Ariados, but its pre-evolution Joltik -- the smallest Pokémon in the game -- is the size of a real-life tarantula.
** Finally, there's Dewpider and its evolution Araquanid. The former is 30 cm (1 foot) large, and the latter is the biggest spider Pokémon at 1.8m (5'11) in size. That's bigger than a good number of people!
** [[UpToEleven Even bigger]] is the Totem Araquanid you have to fight at Brooklet Hill in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunandUltraMoon Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]'', and in ''Pokémon Ultra Moon'' you can receive a Totem-sized Araquanid yourself from Samson Oak after [[CollectionSidequest collecting 40 Totem Stickers]] (''Ultra Sun'' players get Alolan Marowak instead). According to the Totem Pokémon Bulbapedia page, the thing is ''3.1 meters'' (10'2) in size, which would make it the tallest Bug-type (though Scolipede, a 2.5 meter (8'2) centipede Pokémon, is considered the true bearer of the title, as Totem Araquanid is merely an alternate form).
* Shows up as a type of boss in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', and they don't do "giant" by halves. On the 3X3 enemy grid, a human occupies one space. Heavily armored knights or sizable creatures like tigers might fill two adjacent ones, and particularly large bears and such occupy a 2X2 square. A Hell Spider's ''head and thorax alone'' fill the entire grid, its legs spill off the sides, and the abdomen reaches off the end of the screen. And you ''will'' [[ThatOneBoss hate them]]. And the ''BonusBoss'' is one also... twice!
* You have to fight a few in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}: The Great Escape''. They're very tough opponents. Also, in the original concept of ''[[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rayman Raving Rabbids]]'', Rayman would have been able to ride a Giant Spider. WhatCouldHaveBeen...



* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has several types of large spiders, most of them which are about a size of a dog. Larger ones are also present. This is taken "UpToEleven" with the two vampire hunting spiders Araxxor and Araxxi, the former of which makes up the bulk of the fight before being cannibalized by the latter whom is much much deadlier. They serve as "ThatOneBoss" for those seeking The Reaper title needed for the Completionist Cape.
* The Empress Spider boss from ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' is large enough to nearly fill up the entire screen if its legs are spread out. Naturally, it's also large enough to prey on humans and other similarly-sized beings, as [[spoiler:[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Rottytops]]]] found out first hand.



* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' features two types of spiders, speedy hoppers which are "only" as big as your character, and slower, tougher web-spewers that are also two or three times larger; if you're able to kill the latter (usually via bomb or {{shotgun|sAreJustBetter}}), you are offered a StickyBomb upgrade.
* The ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games have a few examples.
** In the first game, there are those terrifying metal creatures in High Caves. While they're not spiders in the truest sense of the word (more like beetles) they still have gigantic nightmare pincers and are invulnerable to normal attacks.
** The third game features big green spiders in the Mushroom Speedway level. (These spiders are harmless.) One of them also appears as a boss in the second Sparx level.
** ''Spyro 5'' also has those blue spiders in Crocovile Swamp. They're huge, they shiver in anticipation when you get close, they endlessly respawn from their webs, they leap out at you from seemingly solid walls....



* The ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'' expansion to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Iknayids -- giant spider-like creatures native to Zakuul. They can grow from the size of a dog to as big as a rancor.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Mimi transforms into a giant spider at one point. The music that plays while she chases you is ''terrifying''. You can outrun her and spend a couple of minutes in a room, feeling fairly safe til she comes in through the door.
** Also, Tarantox from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
** ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'': The first boss of the game is a jumbo-sized, purple spider [[spoiler:possessed by a ghost. Though after said ghost is removed, the arachnid shrinks back to it's normal size (which is still ''massive'' for a spider)]].
** The Spideraticus from ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''.
* They are a monster mook in ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2''. And then there's [[spoiler:[[KnightTemplar the priest]] of the unnamed village]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Wall Creepers, Jungle Creepers, Black Recluses, and Blood Crawlers, enemies that are about as long as the player is tall and can walk on background walls. The immobile spider summoned from the Queen Spider Staff is about as large but fights for the player.
* Giant Spiders are very dangerous in ''VideoGame/{{Tibia}}'' and are credited for a good number of newbies deaths; even well leveled and experienced players avoid them if they don't have the proper gear to fight or just can't run from those monsters. However, once hasted they are faster than a level fifty player and will kill the player.
* ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium''. Most video games set in Middle-Earth naturally feature these.



** In ''VideoGame/LaraCroftGO'', giant spiders are one of the enemies Lara can encounter. They move back and forth along a straight path, killing Lara if she steps in front of them but otherwise ignoring her. A number of puzzles involve getting them to walk across a pressure plate at the right time for Lara to do something else -- on some occasions, this means actively keeping them alive them rather than just killing them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', naturally, goes the CuteMonsterGirl route with the ''tsuchigumo'' Yamame Kurodani.
* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}'' has the Manhunter and Bloodhunter, giant spider-shaped Oni that try to shred the player and allies with giant claws. They can spawn smaller spider Oni that can inflict status effects and might come up to a human's knees or a little higher.
* The most powerful creature that Nero Chaos in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has inside him is some sort of unnamed spider that is slightly larger than a large elephant. It's not pictured or named because Shiki just kills it in one blow like everything else.
* The old [=MacVenture game=] ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' has a giant spider underneath the house. [[spoiler: If the player tries to jump down a hole, they end up right in front of said monster and killed, while if they come across it later they can get rid of it and move on.]]
* Larger than average (roughly the size of a dog) spiders are common {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}},'' while larger variants are serve as dungeon bosses (one being the boss of the intro/tutorial). One Royal Party Raid deserves special mention. Your party is dropped in a canyon, where a single giant spider is sitting. As you approach, a second, larger, spider jumps over the canyon wall. Only moments later a third, even larger (to the point where she takes up about 1/10th of the circular canyon by herself), [[OhCrap spider queen]] bursts forth from underground. The ensuing battle is generally only won after the spider queen (and possibly one of the other two) [[GoodBadBugs gets herself stuck on the bodies of your fallen comrades.]]



* Giant spiders are a common enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Wayward}}''. [[ReducedToRatburgers They are also handy for staving off starvation a bit]], but their venom can take a big chunk from your HP.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' has a giant spider on the second floor. The player will only see it if they remove the butterfly from it's web and attempting to leave the room if they did not replace it.



* In [=RPG=]s, the ''FellowshipOfTheWhiteStar'' event "Web of Lies" has a creepy cat lady whose pets are cat and dog sized spiders that act like cats and dogs. Hilariously creepy.
* Ah, spiders in ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}: the Dark Project'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2''. These two games were made concurrently using the same engine and were released in 1998 and 1999 respectively. Do not be fooled by the Dark Engine's graphical primitiveness; Looking Glass Studios was filled with great game designers who really loved their horror. Try to pinpoint the exact moment when the following descriptions cross the line between "that's appropriately scary" to "what the hell is wrong with you designers".
** Both games feature spiders in the "high as your ankle" and "high as your waist" sizes.
** ''Thief'' had small white spiders, big green spiders, and red spiders in big and small sizes. ''System Shock'' had big and small deep purple spiders.
** All Dark Engine spiders show their presence by soft hissing. If they're moving, they make soft rhythmic foot-taps.
** Spider walking animation is slow, intricate, and deliberate, which explains the soft foot-tapping.
** All spiders fight melee. ''System Shock'' spiders appear to bite you, while ''Thief'' spiders seem to swipe at you with their front legs instead.
** ''Thief'' is a stealth game, and therefore the player has poor fighting capability, especially in melee where the spiders are too small and short to hit with the sword. ''System Shock'' is a combat game, but melee against spiders not recommended because System Shock spiders are highly poisonous.
** In addition to melee swiping, large red spiders in ''Thief'' can spit webbing at you to slow you down.
** When searching for you, ''Thief'' spiders point their front two legs and slowly wave them left and right as if they were antennas. ''System Shock'' spiders seem limited to a strange up-and-down bob for whenever they're not moving.
** When the spiders see or hear you, their soft hissing abruptly quintuples in volume and remains that loud thereafter.
** Unlike walking, the Dark Engine does not render spider running movement smoothly; instead, spiders seem to sprint-lurch, and when the spiders are running at you, this lurching sometimes appear to be quasi-teleporting in long steps.
** Large spiders are resilient. Killing them have been known to require over a dozen broadhead arrows or steel-jacket handgun bullets, and more than one explosive fire-crystal arrows, direct psionic fireball attacks, or inflammatory nanite-based assault rifle rounds. All while sprint-lurching full speed at the player in total defiance of any self-preservation instincts.
** Large ''Thief'' spiders are able to '''parry your sword with their front legs'''. Accompanied by the actual metallic sword-parrying sound effect.
** Certain ''Thief'' spiders have a curious behavior, where if you allow them to approach melee range, they will prevent you from getting a bead on them with your sword or arrows by '''jumping over your head'''.
** Late game ''System Shock'' spiders tends to show up in low-light areas. Also, they are invisible. But don't worry, if you're careful to listen over ambient environmental noises, you will still hear the hissing.
** Conversely, ''System Shock'' features a player power that turns the player invisible. A reliable panic button tactic when surrounded by enemies is to activate this Photonic Redirection power and move away from the current position, which stops the enemy from attacking and sends them searching. Spiders do not play this game. They will continue to track and attack you.
** If by fortune you are spotted by ''Thief'' spiders and manage to run to a position where the spiders cannot reach, they will orient in your direction, rear up their front legs, freeze in place, and stare at you. Forever. If you shift your position, they turn to track you. If after working up the nerve, you come down from the table or ledge, they will drop their stance and sprint-lurch toward you. After scrambling back onto the safe spot while manically soiling yourself, they will again rear up and stare at you. Forever.
** Some players were so terrified by ''System Shock'''s spiders that a patch was created to remove them from the game so arachnophobes can play the game. Also, one ''Thief'' fan mission, called the Inverted Manse, features a large, gray, and--given the theme of the mission--presumably undead spider the size of a small shack.
* ''VisualNovel/AtlachNacha'', an obscure H-game where you play a shapeshifting spider demon (a Jorougumo to be precise, see Mythology above) in high school.
* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. "Return to the Sedgewick". The boss of that level is a figurative ''and'' literal BlackWidow.
* The most powerful creature that Nero Chaos in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has inside him is some sort of unnamed spider that is slightly larger than a large elephant. It's not pictured or named because Shiki just kills it in one blow like everything else.
* In ''VideoGame/OverlordII'', you fight spiders the size of your minions after being shipwrecked on Everlight. Deeper into the jungle you fight their queen, who dwarfs your Overlord and minions and spits out egg clusters that hatch into smaller, minion-sized spiders. After finishing this PuzzleBoss fight, the smaller spiders do a HeelFaceTurn and allow themselves to be used as mounts by your Greens.
* ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' has Drudge Invaders, four-legged tank-sized [[BigCreepyCrawlies creepie crawlies]] that launch flying bugs.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has Giant Cave Spiders, dreaded by many a newbie fortress player, and the bane of all adventurer characters. Veteran fortress players, however, ''adore'' GCS and will spend entire forum threads discussing safe methods of harvesting their valuable silk.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'':
** In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman'', Gwydion can get stuck in a spider web and a giant spider will eat him. Solution? Turn to a ''giant'' eagle and toss the spider to the ocean.
** ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' has another giant spider that can catch unwary player characters in its web.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman 64}}'' has Mantis, a giant ice spider, for a boss that proves to be [[ThatOneBoss quite a handful]].
* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles'' has a biggie as a boss fight.
* ''VideoGame/AlienSoldier'' had "Back Stringer". You fight this bugger on the previous MiniBoss, a [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant moth]] that had recently become its dinner. Worst part was that destructible baby spiders would appear every now and then to ''[[BossArenaUrgency pull down]]'' the "platform" you were on, and would cause you to fall into a BottomlessPit if they succeeded.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' had Bospider in [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the first game]] and Web Spider in [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 the fourth]].
* The old [=MacVenture game=] ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' has a giant spider underneath the house. [[spoiler: If the player tries to jump down a hole, they end up right in front of said monster and killed, while if they come across it later they can get rid of it and move on.]]
* One of the bosses of ''VideoGame/{{Alundra 2}}'' is a giant robot spider.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' has a giant spider on the second floor. The player will only see it if they remove the butterfly from it's web and attempting to leave the room if they did not replace it.
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce'': The series has giant spiders aplenty that leap around shoot web that entangles and hurts players and their NPC allies.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': Giant spiders typically pop up in areas where the Veil is thin, including old ruins, caves and the Deep Roads. In short, they're ''everywhere.''
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Some spiders have been corrupted by darkspawn blood. Any mage with the Shapeshifter specialization can become these creatures. A Rogue with the Ranger specialization may actually summon one.
** They reappear in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' alongside the Queen Spider, which makes the others look like midgets.
** They show up in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisition]]'', too, where they show up as regular giant spiders, poison-spitting spiders, elephant-sized spiders and tiny fear demons that take the form of spiders. [[spoiler: Corypheus' lieutenant, the massive fear demon known as Nightmare, also appears as a mountain-sized spider that can cause the death of either Hawke or the Warden Stroud/Loghain/Alistair.]]
*** Like Skyrim and System Shock, fans were so creeped out by the series essentially being Spider Age that mods had been made to replace and remove them, or at least requested in the event the Frostbite engine makes it difficult.
* ''VideoGame/EvilTwinCypriensChronicles'' features a giant spider who is actually very friendly.
* Most video games set in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]] naturally feature those.
* You have to fight a few in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}: The Great Escape''. They're very tough opponents. Also, in the original concept of ''[[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rayman Raving Rabbids]]'', Rayman would have been able to ride a Giant Spider. WhatCouldHaveBeen...
* ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' features an entire level filled with oversized arachnids. They range from the table-sized mooks (which can be annoying until you realize you can just have War stomp on them with a melee attack), the car-sized [[EliteMooks Loom Wardens]] (which can be easy enough once you get the Abyssal Chain), the house-sized [[MiniBoss Brood Mother]] (which isn't so hard once you figure out the trick to beating it), and three-story tall Spider Queen Silitha.
* These are regular enemies in ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'' video game. They're still preferable to the small spiders, which are GoddamnedBats.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Mimi transforms into a giant spider at one point. The music that plays while she chases you is ''terrifying''. You can outrun her and spend a couple of minutes in a room, feeling fairly safe til she comes in through the door.
* Also, Tarantox from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'': The first boss of the game is a jumbo-sized, purple spider [[spoiler:possessed by a ghost. Though after said ghost is removed, the arachnid shrinks back to it's normal size (which is still ''massive'' for a spider)]].
* The Spideraticus from ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', naturally, goes the CuteMonsterGirl route with the ''tsuchigumo'' Yamame Kurodani.
* ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong Country 3|DixieKongsDoubleTrouble}}'' has Arich the Arachnid. Being the second boss (third in ''Donkey Kong Land 3''), he shoots green orbs and hops around the boss arena. There's also a friendly giant spider named Squitter, who appears in both that game and it's predecessor. [[PowerUpMount He lets the Kongs ride on his back]] and can create web projectiles that can either form platforms or attack enemies.
* The player-monster Arachnis in ''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp'' is a Kaiju-sized spider, like Kumonga, who can leave trail of web behind.



* The Xbox Arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'' features a supremely creepy giant spider as one of the games first main obstacles.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few, and although most of them are rather small compared to some other examples on this page, the smallest is still quite large by spider standards and they just get bigger from there.
** Ariados is about 1 meter tall and even its pre-evolution Spinarak is a foot in size.
** Galvantula is another "small giant" spider of comparable size to Ariados, but its pre-evolution Joltik -- the smallest Pokémon in the game -- is the size of a real-life tarantula.
** Finally, there's Dewpider and its evolution Araquanid. The former is 30 cm (1 foot) large, and the latter is the biggest spider Pokémon at 1.8m (5'11) in size. That's bigger than a good number of people!
** [[UpToEleven Even bigger]] is the Totem Araquanid you have to fight at Brooklet Hill in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunandUltraMoon Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]'', and in ''Pokémon Ultra Moon'' you can receive a Totem-sized Araquanid yourself from Samson Oak after [[CollectionSidequest collecting 40 Totem Stickers]] (''Ultra Sun'' players get Alolan Marowak instead). According to the Totem Pokémon Bulbapedia page, the thing is ''3.1 meters'' (10'2) in size, which would make it the tallest Bug-type (though Scolipede, a 2.5 meter (8'2) centipede Pokémon, is considered the true bearer of the title, as Totem Araquanid is merely an alternate form).
* The freeware fighting game ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'' features a {{Stripperiffic}} [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Babe]] by the name of Ananzi who can transform into a spider and devour her opponents.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'':
** It has spiders that are about half as tall as the player character. Giant by real life standards, but one of the smallest monsters in the game. They deal the least damage per hit, but they can strike swiftly and repeatedly, run fast, jump, climb walls, and fit through tight crevices too small for anything else. They have a nasty habit of traveling in groups and hiding on your shelter's roof at night, waiting to pounce when you come outside in the morning. They also have a chance of dropping string, which is needed to craft fishing rods and bows.
** There are also the rarer cave spiders, which are less than half the size of regular spiders. Still, at twenty-eight inches wide, they're unrealistically large, yet small enough to fit through a one-block gap. Unlike their larger counterparts, these ones are poisonous. Their hissing may not be as tongue tearingly-frightening as you know who's, but these meter and a half blocky menaces can still ruin your day. By pushing you off a cliff.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has several types of large spiders, most of them which are about a size of a dog. Larger ones are also present. This is taken "UpToEleven" with the two vampire hunting spiders Araxxor and Araxxi, the former of which makes up the bulk of the fight before being cannibalized by the latter whom is much much deadlier. They serve as "ThatOneBoss" for those seeking The Reaper title needed for the Completionist Cape.
* Giant Spiders are very dangerous in ''VideoGame/{{Tibia}}'' and are credited for a good number of newbies deaths; even well leveled and experienced players avoid them if they don't have the proper gear to fight or just can't run from those monsters. However, once hasted they are faster than a level fifty player and will kill the player.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'': A Macintosh computer game has spiders in levels four and five, they may not be giant ones but they look as ugly and scary as hell, thankfully they only attack Rollie [=McFly=] (the pill bug you control) by trapping him in a balled web and jumping up and down on him rather than seeing him horrifically torn to shreds and eaten, still doesn't make the spiders any less scary and ugly the way they look in the game especially since Bugdom excels in having great graphics.
* [[BigBad Queen Cadavra]], the fat and obnoxious black widow spider in ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!''. At least in proportion. She's at least two times the size of Bug.
* Several kinds of giant spiders figure prominently as enemies in Act 3 (Kurast) of ''VideoGame/DiabloII''. ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has the Caverns of Araneae, which as the name might suggest are utterly infested with giant spiders. They were bred by Archbishop Lazarus and let loose into some ancient ruins to protect the borders of Khanduras (and because Lazarus is kind of a dick). Giant spiders also show up in Arreat Crater/Hell, as the special minions of Azmodan and Cydaea.
* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' has an entire class of monsters dedicated to this. Although they aren't very tough. They get poisonous attacks, though, and they are ''fast''.
* The second episode of ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' ends with an encounter with a giant spider named Shial, who is the mother of all the smaller, more annoying spiders that show up in the rest of the episode.
* The VideoGame/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}} video games has small ones that are dog-sized, and large ones that are Buffy-sized. They're quick, run along the walls and ceilings, knock Buffy down in one hit before jumping on top to bite (a killing move if she can't fend them off) and realistic enough to be rather unsettling.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The series has various giant spiders as common low to mid-level creature enemies dating all the way back to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]''. Typical abilities include fast movement speed, relatively strong melee attacks, poison (be it a spell or a natural part of their attack), and webs that paralyze or otherwise slow a targets movement speed.
** Spider Daedra, as their name might imply, are a SpiderPeople form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. They have humanoid upper bodies attached to the below the waist to the abdomen, thorax, and legs of a giant spider.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has the Frostbite Spiders, which range from wolf-sized to almost elephant-sized. They also spit venom, and tend to drop from the ceiling on top of your head if you're not careful. Cronvangr Cave is a particularly memorable spider-den that has a few so big that they have ''mammoth bones'' wrapped up in their webbing. Some enterprising arachnophobes have created {{Game Mod}}s that remove them from the game for the benefit of their fellow phobics. One early one did a rather clumsy job, replacing their models with [[BearsAreBadNews those of bears]] while changing nothing else about their environment or behavior, resulting in giant poisonous bears that shoot spiderwebs at you. Of special note is the only named spider in Skyrim, Nimhe, who is larger than the giant frostbite spiders. The ''Dragonborn'' DLC adds Albino Spiders, which are still nasty threats despite being only about the size of a grapefruit. One dungeon features a machine that lets you use flaming, icy, or electrified versions of them as weapons.
* ''VideoGame/{{Arcanum}}'' has a vast variety of spiders. They are all poisonous and range from size of human hand to roughly three meters ''in height'' to even larger... em, [[HalfHumanHybrid spidercentauresses]], who wield longbows and can conjure poisonous vapors. Some species of "ordinary" spiders also can ''summon zombies'', and other species shoot fireballs (which can be extremely annoying as those eight-legged freaks can and will [[MooksAteMyEquipment destroy your equipment]]).
* In ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'', the FinalBoss turns into a giant spider.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' has Giant Spiders that spit webs and Venomspitters that spit, uh, venom. They occasionally burst out of the ground to ambush you because the game didn't think giant spiders alone were terrifying enough. The Webwood area is crawling with them. Even worse, [[spoiler:the spiders in the Webwood are being controlled by an insane Fae witch called the Widow who wants to reclaim "her" woods by destroying the town that mortals built in the woods while she was sealed]].
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has huge spiders, giant spiders, astral spiders and sword spiders in Cloakwood and a few other areas. The astral spiders can teleport at will and like to sneak up on your casters, and the sword spiders are crazy fast and pack quite a punch. The sequel lets you summon them with a spell, and they're considered one of the best summons in the early game.
* Larger than average (roughly the size of a dog) spiders are common {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}},'' while larger variants are serve as dungeon bosses (one being the boss of the intro/tutorial). One Royal Party Raid deserves special mention. Your party is dropped in a canyon, where a single giant spider is sitting. As you approach, a second, larger, spider jumps over the canyon wall. Only moments later a third, even larger (to the point where she takes up about 1/10th of the circular canyon by herself), [[OhCrap spider queen]] bursts forth from underground. The ensuing battle is generally only won after the spider queen (and possibly one of the other two) [[GoodBadBugs gets herself stuck on the bodies of your fallen comrades.]]
* The [[EvilSorceror Evil Wizard]], final boss of ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', turns into a giant spidery abomination as his fourth phase [[MarathonBoss (of six)]]. He gets some additional creepy points for fooling you into thinking he's dead right before this phase: a huge chest falls down on him and seems to squish him, like most bosses in this game when they die. So you walk up to the chest, it opens and the giant spidery abomination pops out... Rather eerie if you're seeing it for the first time.
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'''s spiders might not be as large as some examples on this page, but they're still larger than any normal spider and have a taste for human flesh.
* The hero Broodmother from ''VideoGame/DOTA2'' is a giant spider who can create smaller spiders to help her push buildings and swarm her opponents.
* Elise from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is a spider-themed champion, who normally appears as a human in ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire, but can also transform into a giant spider with a few smaller spider minions. She's also the leader of spider cult which sacrifices its worshippers to a giant spider that appears in-game as a BonusBoss on the map Twisted Treeline.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has many of the corrupted daughters of the Witch of Izalith, most notably the early-mid game boss Chaos Witch Quelaag, and her sister, the central figure of the Chaos Servant Covenant. They take the form of colossal arachnids with human female upper bodies, and tend to spew lava. Also, they lack mandibles in favour of toothed maws, in the style of Tolkein's spiders.
* Arachnophobes will not enjoy the Brightstone Cove Tseldora in ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII''. The area is crawling with man-sized spiders that lunge at you incredibly fast, scurry out of cubbyholes in walls, drop from the ceilings to ambush you, and piggyback ride on Hollow meat puppets. Then there's the boss of the area, the Duke's Dear Freja, a gigantic nightmarish abomination that is actually ''two'' giant spiders fused together.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' features the Nightmare Apostles, [[SpiderSwarm hordes of spiders]] which chases you throughout their home once they spotted you. The red variant summoned by [[EnemySummoner Chime Maiden]] are far worse, they can detect you ''without'' seeing you, catching most people off guard when they are idling.
* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has numerous giant spiders, mostly added on in the Wrath of the Lamb DLC. Widow, a fleshy spidery mass that has human toes at the end of her legs, is [[ThatOneBoss a frequent bane of early games]]. An upgraded, undead version named The Wretched can be encountered further down. Also, Daddy Long Legs and the Triarachnid fit the description nicely.
* ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndHisDesktopAdventures'' has giant spiders as some of the weakest enemies, alongside ScaryScorpions, found in the Amazon jungle and the caverns beneath. They go down quickly and do little damage, and are more mildly annoying than dangerous.
* UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} themed RPG ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' features deadly B-Ball spiders, which have heads and bodies made out of giant basketballs. Their bites can inflict glaucoma on your characters.
* ''VideoGame/DontStarve'' features Minecraft-sized spiders with not-so-high damage. However, they are almost always encountered in pairs, have a bigger tiger-coloured variation, and their nests can house up to a dozen of them. They drop precious silk from their glands, which act like best healing source in the game, encouraging player to scam their nests. The catch: overgrown nests turn into the {{flunky|Boss}} Spider Queen, which is a very tough boss. After her defeat, though, she drops the "Spider hat", effectively negating further spider problems by turning them neutral.
* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' has a RandomEvent where a space station is under attack by these. Your default options are to either send in your crew, which will either result in a small reward or loss of one crew member, or play it safe and decline to assist. However, if you have the proper equipment, it is possible to TakeAThirdOption and use risk-free ways of dealing with the spiders, giving you the rewards without worrying about losing crew members.
* ''VideoGame/EvilIslands'': The Haunt Spiders in Suslanger.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has "giant spider" as one of the enemies you can run into. They can be a bit dangerous in the early game due to their speed and ability to poison you, but as you grow stronger (and gain poison resistance), they are much easier to defeat.
* They are a monster mook in ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2''. And then there's [[spoiler:[[KnightTemplar the priest]] of the unnamed village]].
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' features them prominently as enemies. There are ''two'' different types of giant spiders as regular mooks, each complete with UndergroundMonkey variants, a third type that serves as a [[WolfpackBoss Wolfpack]] MiniBoss, and a particularly huge one is a boss.
* The Dark Ragne in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' is two legs short of being a proper spider, but is otherwise similar enough to one in terms of its appearance and movements to bother arachnophobes, and is one of the largest bosses in the game overall, being about two stories tall. It also possesses a distinctive roar, which can provide an advance warning of whether or not one is lurking somewhere on the map. Helpful when considering that it can appear on any planet thanks to its teleportation and will hurt you if you're too close to its landing zone.
* The cavern of trials in ''VideoGame/AvencastRiseOfTheMage'' has a Spider Queen, complete with periodic additional mobs.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' features two types of spiders, speedy hoppers which are "only" as big as your character, and slower, tougher web-spewers that are also two or three times larger; if you're able to kill the latter (usually via bomb or {{shotgun|sAreJustBetter}}), you are offered a StickyBomb upgrade.
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', you have to travel to the center of a huge spider den and kill a queen spider (the Metal Queen) to get strings for Kill-Master. Naturally, the place is infested with giant spiders.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** ''4'' has the Nerscylla, a spider the size of van that wears the rubbery hides of Gypceros -- a kind of wyvern that Nerscyllas regularly prey on -- as a cloak. It has both poisonous fangs ''and'' a stinger in its abdomen that puts its victims to sleep.
** Baelidae, from ''Monster Hunter Online''. While Nerscylla is in its own Monster class called Temnoceran, Baelidae is classified as a Carapaceon, which are normally crabs or scorpions. But it looks and the ability to create webs identify it as a spider.
* Found in ''VideoGame/LordsOfXulima'' in several sizes from the starter dungeon to the mid-game. All of them are bad news due to powerful poison attacks, a stacking web debuff and the chance to cause sickness that requires a trip to the nearest temple to cure.
* The Krypt of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has been turned into a RPG that includes a spider cavern. Yes, they feature as you'll quickly discover in what may be the easiest eighth generation achievement to earn: you are given no warning to them attacking and have to hit the right button as soon as they appear, or they'll attack and you get the terrifying award.
* Giant Spiders in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' are regular {{Mooks}} you could find in web-covered rooms. Naturally, they could poison you and [[AllWebbedUp throw webs at you]], and the [[AllThereInTheManual art book]] mentions that their size allow them to prey on anything caught in their webs, including humans.
* ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'' has a ''Giant Metal Spider'', which stemmed from a nightmare one of the characters had during development of a nanobot-controlling AI called Ceres. With the use of Ceres' nanobots, you get to explore a recreation of this nightmare inside the titular structure. This spider so large that one of its ''feet'' is almost your height, it has a furnace for a head with its arms and pincers attached to it, and the thing is set inside a massive abandoned factory. The goal is to repair the spider by solving puzzles based around an alternate version of the 4 elements, which gradually bring the machine to life, and when all four are completed [[spoiler: the spider instantly starts smashing everything in its path and proceeds to [[EatenAlive devour you whole]]. Fortunately, thanks to the dream's inverse logic, this doesn't kill you.]]
* The ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'' expansion to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Iknayids -- giant spider-like creatures native to Zakuul. They can grow from the size of a dog to as big as a rancor.
* The Empress Spider boss from ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' is large enough to nearly fill up the entire screen if its legs are spread out. Naturally, it's also large enough to prey on humans and other similarly-sized beings, as [[spoiler:[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Rottytops]]]] found out first hand.
* In ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a video game {{Prequel}} to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', the first boss is a huge purple spider. This also occurs in the film's video game sequel ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge'', where one of the bosses is a gigantic arachnid known as the Crypt Creeper Spider.
* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}'' has the Manhunter and Bloodhunter, giant spider-shaped Oni that try to shred the player and allies with giant claws. They can spawn smaller spider Oni that can inflict status effects and might come up to a human's knees or a little higher.
* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha'': Antrachnid, a giant red spider as an enemy in the Desert area.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastAirbender'' has a few levels where Zuko and Aang have to deal with spider-crabs. Two of the spiders fall under this trope, especially the hive queen.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'''s Halloween 2015 event mission Lab Rats sees the players shrunken down and placed on the meth table from the regular Rats mission. Periodically, a spider that is regular-sized but now appears giant to the shrunken-down heisters will lean over the edge of the table, ready to instantly incapacitate any players that get within biting distance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}} II'' has giant spiders as neutral monsters, usually lurking into chambers inside your own Dungeon, ready to be unearthed and usually foreshadowed by the massive chitin-like walls with bulbous yellow eggsacks as you dig closer to the room. The expansion and downloadable maps add a variety of venom-spitting spider and spider lairs that spawn them at will. The [[VideoGame/DungeonsIII sequel]] has, again, giant spiders randomly appearing in certain locations of the Dungeon.
* ''[[VideoGame/KaoTheKangaroo Kao The Kangaroo: Round 2]]'' has those in the form of enemies that descend from the ceiling and have to be quickly hit with a boomerang, or else they'll spit acid at you that somehow homes in on you.
* Anyone would be forgiven for ''VideoGame/LesterTheUnlikely'' being terrified having to face [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaDIAxsr328 this.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', giant spiders are one of the enemy alien lifeforms you can encounter. When they spot the player's units, they will charge at them and explode on contact.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Wall Creepers, Jungle Creepers, Black Recluses, and Blood Crawlers, enemies that are about as long as the player is tall and can walk on background walls. The immobile spider summoned from the Queen Spider Staff is about as large but fights for the player.
* Spiders are a unit type in ''VideoGame/AncientEmpires''. They're [[LightningBruiser stronger, tougher and faster than the basic Soldier]], and their attack poisons their target (inflicting a debuff that lowers stats for several turns). They first show up in the middle of a forest and are referred to as forest spiders, suggesting that this is their original habitat.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': A giant spider will [[JumpScare randomly jump]] onto the camera and [[InterfaceScrew obstruct the player's vision]] during certain fights in the Long Halloween event.
* A few big spiders appear in ''VideoGame/{{Hytale}}'''s first zone, but the Void Spider, a Dungeon Boss ''twice'' the size of a human, certainly takes the cake.
* In ''VideoGame/LaraCroftGO'', giant spiders are one of the enemies Lara can encounter. They move back and forth along a straight path, killing Lara if she steps in front of them but otherwise ignoring her. A number of puzzles involve getting them to walk across a pressure plate at the right time for Lara to do something else -- on some occasions, this means actively keeping them alive them rather than just killing them.

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* The Xbox Arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'' features a supremely creepy giant spider as one of the games first main obstacles.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few, and although most of them are rather small compared to some other examples on this page, the smallest is still quite large by spider standards and they just get bigger from there.
** Ariados is about 1 meter tall and even its pre-evolution Spinarak is a foot in size.
** Galvantula is another "small giant" spider of comparable size to Ariados, but its pre-evolution Joltik -- the smallest Pokémon in the game -- is the size of a real-life tarantula.
** Finally, there's Dewpider and its evolution Araquanid. The former is 30 cm (1 foot) large, and the latter is the biggest spider Pokémon at 1.8m (5'11) in size. That's bigger than a good number of people!
** [[UpToEleven Even bigger]] is the Totem Araquanid you have to fight at Brooklet Hill in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunandUltraMoon Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]'', and in ''Pokémon Ultra Moon'' you can receive a Totem-sized Araquanid yourself from Samson Oak after [[CollectionSidequest collecting 40 Totem Stickers]] (''Ultra Sun'' players get Alolan Marowak instead). According to the Totem Pokémon Bulbapedia page, the thing is ''3.1 meters'' (10'2) in size, which would make it the tallest Bug-type (though Scolipede, a 2.5 meter (8'2) centipede Pokémon, is considered the true bearer of the title, as Totem Araquanid is merely an alternate form).
* The freeware fighting game ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'' features a {{Stripperiffic}} [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Babe]] by the name of Ananzi who can transform into a spider and devour her opponents.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'':
** It has spiders that are about half as tall as the player character. Giant by real life standards, but one of the smallest monsters in the game. They deal the least damage per hit, but they can strike swiftly and repeatedly, run fast, jump, climb walls, and fit through tight crevices too small for anything else. They have a nasty habit of traveling in groups and hiding on your shelter's roof at night, waiting to pounce when you come outside in the morning. They also have a chance of dropping string, which is needed to craft fishing rods and bows.
** There are also the rarer cave spiders, which are less than half the size of regular spiders. Still, at twenty-eight inches wide, they're unrealistically large, yet small enough to fit through a one-block gap. Unlike their larger counterparts, these ones are poisonous. Their hissing may not be as tongue tearingly-frightening as you know who's, but these meter and a half blocky menaces can still ruin your day. By pushing you off a cliff.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has several types of large spiders, most of them which are about a size of a dog. Larger ones are also present. This is taken "UpToEleven" with the two vampire hunting spiders Araxxor and Araxxi, the former of which makes up the bulk of the fight before being cannibalized by the latter whom is much much deadlier. They serve as "ThatOneBoss" for those seeking The Reaper title needed for the Completionist Cape.
* Giant Spiders are very dangerous in ''VideoGame/{{Tibia}}'' and are credited for a good number of newbies deaths; even well leveled and experienced players avoid them if they don't have the proper gear to fight or just can't run from those monsters. However, once hasted they are faster than a level fifty player and will kill the player.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'': A Macintosh computer game has spiders in levels four and five, they may not be giant ones but they look as ugly and scary as hell, thankfully they only attack Rollie [=McFly=] (the pill bug you control) by trapping him in a balled web and jumping up and down on him rather than seeing him horrifically torn to shreds and eaten, still doesn't make the spiders any less scary and ugly the way they look in the game especially since Bugdom excels in having great graphics.
* [[BigBad Queen Cadavra]], the fat and obnoxious black widow spider in ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!''. At least in proportion. She's at least two times the size of Bug.
* Several kinds of giant spiders figure prominently as enemies in Act 3 (Kurast) of ''VideoGame/DiabloII''. ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has the Caverns of Araneae, which as the name might suggest are utterly infested with giant spiders. They were bred by Archbishop Lazarus and let loose into some ancient ruins to protect the borders of Khanduras (and because Lazarus is kind of a dick). Giant spiders also show up in Arreat Crater/Hell, as the special minions of Azmodan and Cydaea.
* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' has an entire class of monsters dedicated to this. Although they aren't very tough. They get poisonous attacks, though, and they are ''fast''.
* The second episode of ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' ends with an encounter with a giant spider named Shial, who is the mother of all the smaller, more annoying spiders that show up in the rest of the episode.
* The VideoGame/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}} video games has small ones that are dog-sized, and large ones that are Buffy-sized. They're quick, run along the walls and ceilings, knock Buffy down in one hit before jumping on top to bite (a killing move if she can't fend them off) and realistic enough to be rather unsettling.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The series has various giant spiders as common low to mid-level creature enemies dating all the way back to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]''. Typical abilities include fast movement speed, relatively strong melee attacks, poison (be it a spell or a natural part of their attack), and webs that paralyze or otherwise slow a targets movement speed.
** Spider Daedra, as their name might imply, are a SpiderPeople form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. They have humanoid upper bodies attached to the below the waist to the abdomen, thorax, and legs of a giant spider.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has the Frostbite Spiders, which range from wolf-sized to almost elephant-sized. They also spit venom, and tend to drop from the ceiling on top of your head if you're not careful. Cronvangr Cave is a particularly memorable spider-den that has a few so big that they have ''mammoth bones'' wrapped up in their webbing. Some enterprising arachnophobes have created {{Game Mod}}s that remove them from the game for the benefit of their fellow phobics. One early one did a rather clumsy job, replacing their models with [[BearsAreBadNews those of bears]] while changing nothing else about their environment or behavior, resulting in giant poisonous bears that shoot spiderwebs at you. Of special note is the only named spider in Skyrim, Nimhe, who is larger than the giant frostbite spiders. The ''Dragonborn'' DLC adds Albino Spiders, which are still nasty threats despite being only about the size of a grapefruit. One dungeon features a machine that lets you use flaming, icy, or electrified versions of them as weapons.
* ''VideoGame/{{Arcanum}}'' has a vast variety of spiders. They are all poisonous and range from size of human hand to roughly three meters ''in height'' to even larger... em, [[HalfHumanHybrid spidercentauresses]], who wield longbows and can conjure poisonous vapors. Some species of "ordinary" spiders also can ''summon zombies'', and other species shoot fireballs (which can be extremely annoying as those eight-legged freaks can and will [[MooksAteMyEquipment destroy your equipment]]).
* In ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'', the FinalBoss turns into a giant spider.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' has Giant Spiders that spit webs and Venomspitters that spit, uh, venom. They occasionally burst out of the ground to ambush you because the game didn't think giant spiders alone were terrifying enough. The Webwood area is crawling with them. Even worse, [[spoiler:the spiders in the Webwood are being controlled by an insane Fae witch called the Widow who wants to reclaim "her" woods by destroying the town that mortals built in the woods while she was sealed]].
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has huge spiders, giant spiders, astral spiders and sword spiders in Cloakwood and a few other areas. The astral spiders can teleport at will and like to sneak up on your casters, and the sword spiders are crazy fast and pack quite a punch. The sequel lets you summon them with a spell, and they're considered one of the best summons in the early game.
* Larger than average (roughly the size of a dog) spiders are common {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}},'' while larger variants are serve as dungeon bosses (one being the boss of the intro/tutorial). One Royal Party Raid deserves special mention. Your party is dropped in a canyon, where a single giant spider is sitting. As you approach, a second, larger, spider jumps over the canyon wall. Only moments later a third, even larger (to the point where she takes up about 1/10th of the circular canyon by herself), [[OhCrap spider queen]] bursts forth from underground. The ensuing battle is generally only won after the spider queen (and possibly one of the other two) [[GoodBadBugs gets herself stuck on the bodies of your fallen comrades.]]
* The [[EvilSorceror Evil Wizard]], final boss of ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', turns into a giant spidery abomination as his fourth phase [[MarathonBoss (of six)]]. He gets some additional creepy points for fooling you into thinking he's dead right before this phase: a huge chest falls down on him and seems to squish him, like most bosses in this game when they die. So you walk up to the chest, it opens and the giant spidery abomination pops out... Rather eerie if you're seeing it for the first time.
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'''s spiders might not be as large as some examples on this page, but they're still larger than any normal spider and have a taste for human flesh.
* The hero Broodmother from ''VideoGame/DOTA2'' is a giant spider who can create smaller spiders to help her push buildings and swarm her opponents.
* Elise from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is a spider-themed champion, who normally appears as a human in ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire, but can also transform into a giant spider with a few smaller spider minions. She's also the leader of spider cult which sacrifices its worshippers to
''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' includes a giant spider that appears in-game as ''might'' be a BonusBoss on ShoutOut to this, the map Twisted Treeline.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has many of
[[http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=20682#screenshots:id=82765 Terokkarantula]]. However, it lives in a place called the corrupted daughters of the Witch of Izalith, most notably the early-mid game boss Chaos Witch Quelaag, and her sister, the central figure of the Chaos Servant Covenant. They take the form of colossal arachnids with human female upper bodies, and tend to spew lava. Also, they lack mandibles in favour of toothed maws, in the style of Tolkein's spiders.
* Arachnophobes will not enjoy the Brightstone Cove Tseldora in ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII''. The area is crawling with man-sized spiders that lunge at you incredibly fast, scurry out of cubbyholes in walls, drop from the ceilings to ambush you, and piggyback ride on Hollow meat puppets. Then there's the boss of the area, the Duke's Dear Freja,
Terokkar Forest, named for a gigantic nightmarish abomination that is actually ''two'' giant spiders fused together.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' features the Nightmare Apostles, [[SpiderSwarm hordes of spiders]]
god which chases you throughout their home once they spotted you. The red variant summoned by [[EnemySummoner Chime Maiden]] are far worse, they can detect you ''without'' seeing you, catching most people off guard when they are idling.
* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac''
has numerous giant nothing to do with spiders, mostly added on in so the Wrath of the Lamb DLC. Widow, a fleshy spidery mass that has human toes at the end of her legs, is [[ThatOneBoss a frequent bane of early games]]. An upgraded, undead version named The Wretched can be encountered further down. Also, Daddy Long Legs and the Triarachnid fit the description nicely.
* ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndHisDesktopAdventures'' has giant spiders as some of the weakest enemies, alongside ScaryScorpions, found in the Amazon jungle and the caverns beneath. They go down quickly and do little damage, and are more mildly annoying than dangerous.
* UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} themed RPG ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' features deadly B-Ball spiders, which have heads and bodies made out of giant basketballs. Their bites can inflict glaucoma on your characters.
* ''VideoGame/DontStarve'' features Minecraft-sized spiders with not-so-high damage. However, they are almost always encountered in pairs, have a bigger tiger-coloured variation, and their nests can house up to a dozen of them. They drop precious silk from their glands, which act like best healing source in the game, encouraging player to scam their nests. The catch: overgrown nests turn into the {{flunky|Boss}} Spider Queen, which is a very tough boss. After her defeat, though, she drops the "Spider hat", effectively negating further spider problems by turning them neutral.
* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' has a RandomEvent where a space station is under attack by these. Your default options are to either send in your crew, which will either result in a small reward or loss of one crew member, or play it safe and decline to assist. However, if you have the proper equipment, it is possible to TakeAThirdOption and use risk-free ways of dealing with the spiders, giving you the rewards without worrying about losing crew members.
* ''VideoGame/EvilIslands'': The Haunt Spiders in Suslanger.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has "giant spider" as one of the enemies you can run into. They can be a bit dangerous in the early game due to their speed and ability to poison you, but as you grow stronger (and gain poison resistance), they are much easier to defeat.
* They are a monster mook in ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2''. And then there's [[spoiler:[[KnightTemplar the priest]] of the unnamed village]].
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' features them prominently as enemies. There are ''two'' different types of giant spiders as regular mooks, each complete with UndergroundMonkey variants, a third type that serves as a [[WolfpackBoss Wolfpack]] MiniBoss, and a particularly huge one is a boss.
* The Dark Ragne in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' is two legs short of being a proper spider, but is otherwise similar enough to one in terms of its appearance and movements to bother arachnophobes, and is one of the largest bosses in the game overall, being about two stories tall. It also possesses a distinctive roar, which can provide an advance warning of whether or not one is lurking somewhere on the map. Helpful when considering that it can appear on any planet thanks to its teleportation and will hurt you if you're too close to its landing zone.
* The cavern of trials in ''VideoGame/AvencastRiseOfTheMage'' has a Spider Queen, complete with periodic additional mobs.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' features two types of spiders, speedy hoppers which are "only" as big as your character, and slower, tougher web-spewers that are also two or three times larger; if you're able to kill the latter (usually via bomb or {{shotgun|sAreJustBetter}}), you are offered a StickyBomb upgrade.
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', you have to travel to the center of a huge spider den and kill a queen spider (the Metal Queen) to get strings for Kill-Master. Naturally, the place is infested with giant spiders.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** ''4'' has the Nerscylla, a spider the size of van that wears the rubbery hides of Gypceros -- a kind of wyvern that Nerscyllas regularly prey on -- as a cloak. It has both poisonous fangs ''and'' a stinger in its abdomen that puts its victims to sleep.
** Baelidae, from ''Monster Hunter Online''. While Nerscylla is in its own Monster class called Temnoceran, Baelidae is classified as a Carapaceon, which are normally crabs or scorpions. But it looks and the ability to create webs identify it as a spider.
* Found in ''VideoGame/LordsOfXulima'' in several sizes from the starter dungeon to the mid-game. All of them are bad news due to powerful poison attacks, a stacking web debuff and the chance to cause sickness that requires a trip to the nearest temple to cure.
* The Krypt of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has been turned into a RPG that includes a spider cavern. Yes, they feature as you'll quickly discover in what may be the easiest eighth generation achievement to earn: you are given no warning to them attacking and have to hit the right button as soon as they appear, or they'll attack and you get the terrifying award.
* Giant Spiders in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' are regular {{Mooks}} you could find in web-covered rooms. Naturally, they could poison you and [[AllWebbedUp throw webs at you]], and the [[AllThereInTheManual art book]] mentions that their size allow them to prey on anything caught in their webs, including humans.
* ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'' has a ''Giant Metal Spider'', which stemmed from a nightmare one of the characters had during development of a nanobot-controlling AI called Ceres. With the use of Ceres' nanobots, you get to explore a recreation of this nightmare inside the titular structure. This spider so large that one of its ''feet'' is almost your height, it has a furnace for a head with its arms and pincers attached to it, and the thing is set inside a massive abandoned factory. The goal is to repair the spider by solving puzzles based around an alternate version of the 4 elements, which gradually bring the machine to life, and when all four are completed [[spoiler: the spider instantly starts smashing everything in its path and proceeds to [[EatenAlive devour you whole]]. Fortunately, thanks to the dream's inverse logic, this doesn't kill you.]]
* The ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'' expansion to ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Iknayids -- giant spider-like creatures native to Zakuul. They can grow from the size of a dog to as big as a rancor.
* The Empress Spider boss from ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' is large enough to nearly fill up the entire screen if its legs are spread out. Naturally, it's also large enough to prey on humans and other similarly-sized beings, as [[spoiler:[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Rottytops]]]] found out first hand.
* In ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a video game {{Prequel}} to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', the first boss is a huge purple spider. This also occurs in the film's video game sequel ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge'', where one of the bosses is a gigantic arachnid known as the Crypt Creeper Spider.
* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}'' has the Manhunter and Bloodhunter, giant spider-shaped Oni that try to shred the player and allies with giant claws. They can spawn smaller spider Oni that can inflict status effects and
name might come up to a human's knees or a little higher.
* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha'': Antrachnid, a giant red spider as an enemy in the Desert area.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastAirbender'' has a few levels where Zuko and Aang have to deal with spider-crabs. Two of the spiders fall under this trope, especially the hive queen.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'''s Halloween 2015 event mission Lab Rats sees the players shrunken down and placed on the meth table from the regular Rats mission. Periodically, a spider that is regular-sized but now appears giant to the shrunken-down heisters will lean over the edge of the table, ready to instantly incapacitate any players that get within biting distance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}} II'' has giant spiders as neutral monsters, usually lurking into chambers inside your own Dungeon, ready to
be unearthed and usually foreshadowed by the massive chitin-like walls with bulbous yellow eggsacks as you dig closer to the room. The expansion and downloadable maps add a variety of venom-spitting spider and spider lairs that spawn them at will. The [[VideoGame/DungeonsIII sequel]] has, again, giant spiders randomly appearing in certain locations of the Dungeon.
* ''[[VideoGame/KaoTheKangaroo Kao The Kangaroo: Round 2]]'' has those in the form of enemies that descend from the ceiling and have to be quickly hit with a boomerang, or else they'll spit acid at you that somehow homes in on you.
* Anyone would be forgiven for ''VideoGame/LesterTheUnlikely'' being terrified having to face [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaDIAxsr328 this.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', giant spiders are one of the enemy alien lifeforms you can encounter. When they spot the player's units, they will charge at them and explode on contact.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Wall Creepers, Jungle Creepers, Black Recluses, and Blood Crawlers, enemies that are about as long as the player is tall and can walk on background walls. The immobile spider summoned from the Queen Spider Staff is about as large but fights for the player.
* Spiders are a unit type in ''VideoGame/AncientEmpires''. They're [[LightningBruiser stronger, tougher and faster than the basic Soldier]], and their attack poisons their target (inflicting a debuff that lowers stats for several turns). They first show up in the middle of a forest and are referred to as forest spiders, suggesting that this is their original habitat.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': A giant spider will [[JumpScare randomly jump]] onto the camera and [[InterfaceScrew obstruct the player's vision]] during certain fights in the Long Halloween event.
* A few big spiders appear in ''VideoGame/{{Hytale}}'''s first zone, but the Void Spider, a Dungeon Boss ''twice'' the size of a human, certainly takes the cake.
* In ''VideoGame/LaraCroftGO'', giant spiders are one of the enemies Lara can encounter. They move back and forth along a straight path, killing Lara if she steps in front of them but otherwise ignoring her. A number of puzzles involve getting them to walk across a pressure plate at the right time for Lara to do something else -- on some occasions, this means actively keeping them alive them rather than
just killing them.a mashup of "Terokkar" and "tarantula," [=and/or=] a coincidence. Not even [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=28243#comments Thrym's]] shoe is big enough! KILL IT WITH FIRE!



* Giant spiders are a common enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Wayward}}''. [[ReducedToRatburgers They are also handy for staving off starvation a bit]], but their venom can take a big chunk from your HP.
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* Giant spiders are a common enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Wayward}}''. [[ReducedToRatburgers They are also handy for staving off starvation a bit]], but their venom can take a big chunk from your HP.
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* The titular creature in the [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] animated series ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_(TV_series) Spider]]'' was probably supposed to be an ordinary-sized house spider, but the protagonist is a very young boy and in proportion to him it looks much bigger.

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* The titular creature in the [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] animated series ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_(TV_series) org/wiki/Spider! Spider]]'' was probably supposed to be an ordinary-sized house spider, but the protagonist is a very young boy and in proportion to him it looks much bigger.

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