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  • Summary: In Majesco's Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player. Taking the game to realistic heights is Appaloosa's advanced game engine that produces stunning underwater visuals and realistic physics that enable the Great White to perform a variety of leaping, twisting assaults, thus rendering havens such as dive platforms and boats vulnerable to attack. [Majesco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. It's not one of those games you'll play forever, but I suspect that for many it will be one of those games that sits on the shelf so that any time you're feeling particularly evil or you've just had a bad day, you'll load it up and go eat some people.
  2. Brilliant, human-chewing fun if you like lots of blood and dismembered bodies, with some puzzle-led misiony stuff thrown in. [Feb 2007, p.67]
  3. For the price, though, it's bloody fun. [Feb. 2007, p.72]
  4. The good part of all this is, the game is very rarely boring. What’s happening onscreen is always dumb, sometimes infuriating and often crap, but there’s always something happening.
  5. Sadly, much of the novelty wore off soon after and the rest of the game left me, just like many in the film, dead in the water.
  6. With the exceptions of deplorably bad cutscenes and haphazard signposting, there are few significant flaws here that a steadier gestation couldn’t have resolved. [Aug 2006, p.90]
  7. The aforementioned camera and perspective problems are the worst, but the "hunger meter" seems to fill up and dissipate so arbitrarily that you never know what your stomach needs.

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  1. Apr 12, 2014
    10
    Jaws is one the shark legends in mankind the movie is amazing . but there new creation of there new game Jaws: Unleashed is better then ever its thrilling , epic , and awsome . i cant wait to play it
    Grade A+
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  2. JaredJones
    Nov 6, 2007
    10
    I fail to see why this got such low scores. It's perfect, the graphics are so cheesy it's great! My computer has been screaming for something other that a F.P.S. (First Person Shooter) with high detail gore. This is what I needed, a T.P.E. (Third Person Eater) L.O.L. (Laugh Out Loud) Thanks "Majesco Entertainment" and "Appaloosa Interactive". Expand
  3. PeterT.
    Aug 27, 2006
    9
    The game, I personely think, has all the attributes of jaws the origanal and being the ocean going predator is fantastic. No flaws as i could see, people keep going on about the dodgy camera but i personely favour it to manuel camera and the controls are easy to use and quick to get the hang of. Expand