Shank PlayStation 3

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 45
  2. Negative: 5 out of 45

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  1. Aug 31, 2010
    7
    I'm surprised by how mixed the reviews have been for this, its just crafted so carefully that it is a joy to play and behold. The inherent repetitive fairly simple nature of side-scrolling beat-em-ups felt like a minor niggle because each frame was a pleasure to watch. The music is great, very atmospheric and quite unusual for this type of high-octane game. I didn't know anything aboutI'm surprised by how mixed the reviews have been for this, its just crafted so carefully that it is a joy to play and behold. The inherent repetitive fairly simple nature of side-scrolling beat-em-ups felt like a minor niggle because each frame was a pleasure to watch. The music is great, very atmospheric and quite unusual for this type of high-octane game. I didn't know anything about Shank or its comic history, so this isn't biased fanboy speak, but I just found this game worthy of higher praise. I'm only up to level 4, so I can't comment on its longevity, but it is cheap. It is what it is and it doesn't break any boundaries, but it does it with a whole lot of style. You don't need to engage your brain, it is however lots of fun. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2010
    7
    Entertaining and well worth the $14.99 price tag. The art in this game is great, like a comic book with a controller. The content is worthy of an R rating but that's part of the fun with this game.
  3. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand
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. Games Master UK
    Jan 20, 2011
    81
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 20, 2011
    80
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  3. Oct 24, 2010
    50
    Shank is an old school side scrolling beat 'em up with a new lick of paint. The main character seems to have stepped out of a comic book. Shank has enough style, but unfortunately comes up short with substance. The game is short and doesn't offer any replayability next to the hard modus.