Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. The PC version is clearly the superior version and those with a choice in mediums should certainly consider it their first choice. It is more fun, less awkward and far more forgiving for young children.
  2. Like "Shrek 2" before it, your overall enjoyment of the game will have much to do with your willingness to accept its target audience but at the very least you will find that Shark Tale simply isn’t a rushed, sure-money title.
  3. The varied gameplay of each mission keeps things interesting, and the overall look of the game matches well with the movie.
  4. Parents, be sure you know your kid's gaming styles and preferences before picking up this game, because if your kids don't like arcade play, then they won't like this game.
  5. It has enjoyable missions, lovely graphics, great sound and is fantastic for kids. However, I think it lacks the depth needed to please the older gamer and it doesn't really offer a lot of challenge.
  6. Parents looking to keep their little ones entertained for a while will appreciate the collectibles and secret areas in the game (which warrant some replay value), and children should appreciate the simple charms of yet another weird Unreal engine total conversion.
  7. Just another mediocre film knock off of a game, one good for only about an hour or two of light, mindless fun.
  8. 65
    It offers fun through various different game play styles and retains the hip style of the movie, but the undercurrent of materialism is jarring.
  9. Do be advised that the game is shockingly short: If you were to pay it and watch the movie side-by-side, it'd be a toss-up as to which you'd finish first. [Holiday 2004, p.93]
  10. It's actually very well put together, with all the right voices, but suffers from an over-profusion of sub-aquatic advertising taken from the film. [Christmas 2004, p.122]
  11. 50
    I feel that children's games should have fun, light-hearted themes, and Shark Tale is waaaaaaay off the mark on that scale.
  12. The biggest problems are the shockingly short play time, and repetitive gameplay. [Jan 2005, p.73]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. CarolT.
    Feb 23, 2005
    10
    The graphics were great.