Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. 100
    Shank is the freshest, most unequivocally rewarding beat-em-up game to come along in almost a decade.
  2. 90
    What I'm saying to you is that Shank is so fun that it's actually a cure for murder, and if that's not worth 4.5 stars, what is?
  3. Brilliant hack'n'slash game picks the core elements of this specific genre and serves them with style. You won't stop until the last enemy is on the floor bleeding. [Issue#195]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 18, 2013
    9
    Really fun game. Controls are awesome and fluid. Graphical style is amazing. Even the plot is surprisingly good. There's a seperate 2 playerReally fun game. Controls are awesome and fluid. Graphical style is amazing. Even the plot is surprisingly good. There's a seperate 2 player co-op campaign to! Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    8
    Yes, the gameplay gets repetitive. But Shank is a really enjoyable little game with a nice art design that deserves positive reviews. TheYes, the gameplay gets repetitive. But Shank is a really enjoyable little game with a nice art design that deserves positive reviews. The length is little bit short (4-6 hours), but the coop-mode works well and invites to come back for more. Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2010
    8
    Another game that excels with it's unique art style, but suffers a bit with hit detection issues and a bit of repetitive game play. Still theAnother game that excels with it's unique art style, but suffers a bit with hit detection issues and a bit of repetitive game play. Still the boss battles,cartoon violence and the many unlockable costumes make the game worth it's price tag. Full Review »