The Shoot PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
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  1. Jan 12, 2011
    The Shoot is one of the PlayStation Move games that works great. You work as an actor on a movieset and you have to shoot every bad guy that pops up on the screen. When you shoot more you will get a multiplier and that means more points. Points are necessary to unlock new movies in another setting. The game is pretty basic, but because the PlayStation Move works great it's a nice game!
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    In the end, The Shoot is actually one of the better PlayStation Move titles but unfortunately it's plagued by a very short completion time.
  3. Jan 13, 2011
    As a whole, The Shoot may not be the best and most fleshed-out Move game available, but it's definitely one of the few that is actually worth checking out.
  4. games(TM)
    Jan 11, 2011
    Cohort's game clearly isn't designed for the po-faced shooter fan, and holds more than enough character to enable most players to see past its more quibblesome design weaknesses to the light, throwaway fun it represents. [Christmas 2010, p.113]
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2011
    The Move controls function well with this style of game, allowing us to duck incoming projectiles and pistol whip nearby enemies--something we never tire of. [Jan 2011, p.83]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    The fresh concept gives a shot in the arm to one of the stalest genres around. [Christmas 2010]
  7. 70
    The Shoot is a decent game overall. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, but it perfectly fills the void of a truly fun-to-play, laid-back shooter that's been missing on the PlayStation 3.
  8. Oct 21, 2010
    The game experience is over in a matter of only a couple hours. For gamers on a budget, $40 is way too much to ask for such a short experience. But what's here is good and you'll have a good time if you've got the money or pick it up as a rental.
  9. Games Master UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    An enjoyable enough light gun shooter but nothing that could be considered 'next gen'. [Issue#232, p.73]
  10. Oct 29, 2010
    Overall, I definitely had a lot of fun with The Shoot. Like all lightgun shooting games it can feel somewhat repetitive here and there and it doesn't really take all that long to play through for the first time. There's enough unique gameplay additions, extra content and modes to keep most gamers busy for some time.
  11. Jan 4, 2011
    In concept there is nothing new here, but that doesn't stop it from being a short, yet frantic game with a few thrills. So if longevity isn't your thing, The Shoot is a satisfying romp for under $40.00.
  12. Jan 4, 2011
    The Shoot delivers a solid, if somewhat shallow, premiere shooting experience for the PlayStation Move that is over far too quickly.
  13. Jan 4, 2011
    The Shoot is another typical game that demonstrates a ton of possible Move functionalities. The game isn't very unique and so we are still waiting for a very hardcore Move game.
  14. Dec 20, 2010
    With more variation and a more concentrated shooting experience, this would easily be one of our Move party games of choice. Hopefully we'll see the ideas on show here shift and blossom into something brilliant in the future.
  15. Oct 27, 2010
    It might be short, but there's some solid fun to be had in this family-friendly Move shooter.
  16. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Dec 28, 2010
    Can be very demanding. [Christmas 2010, p.89]
  17. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jan 25, 2011
    You'll burn through each movie pretty fast; there are only a few hours of gameplay here. The levels are designed with unlockables in mind to prompt multiple playthroughs. If you get sucked into high scores you'll likely want to give it a few goes to try and boost it. [December 2010 p79]
  18. Jan 13, 2011
    The Shoot isn't a masterpiece, but it's the proof that PlayStation Move is capable of acting like a funny light gun.
  19. Game Informer
    Jan 4, 2011
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  20. Jan 4, 2011
    The Shoot is an entertaining ride while it lasts. Problem is, it doesn't last very long.
  21. Jan 4, 2011
    The Shoot lacks any really depth and the multiplayer element hasn't been implemented as well as it could have been and as a result despite not being a bad shooter overall the game quickly starts to feel repetitive.
    Jan 3, 2011
    Despite being a low budget game for casuals The Shoot gives the player a genuine feeling of old-style on-rail shooters. The game appears funny and original; it's a pity that title do not features enough longevity.
  23. Dec 20, 2010
    If you like the rail shooters, and own a PS Move, The Shoot is a nice deal. It's still a little expensive for a game you'll finish soon enough, but on the other hand, FPS games with less-than-6-hours solo campaigns are legion... It's also a nice way to start playing with your PS Move.
  24. 60
    The Shoot offers mild entertainment in a quick arcade-style shooter package, but it is ultimately lacking in so many areas it is hard to justify the price tag.
  25. Oct 25, 2010
    The Shoot is a stylish rail shooter that both entertain and annoy. The actual shooting works fine, but some other movements are not always recorded as they should. Moreover, it's unnecessarily difficult to unlock the few courses that are available - especially for younger players. Thanks to the nice setting and an intelligent scoring system, The Shoot is still a good choice for fans of the genre.
  26. Oct 22, 2010
    There is a place for games like The Shoot, and it will appeal to a very specific audience of casual players, but for everyone else, it's hardly worth the price of admission.
  27. Dec 20, 2010
    You'll get at least an hour's worth of play time out of it, and you might even go back for one or two stages. There really isn't anything this game does, however, that hasn't been done better, and on far less advanced consoles.
  28. 50
    The game is extremely small, with a few things that can attract the player.
  29. Jan 4, 2011
    The Shoot doesn't make a convincing reason to purchase the Move controller, and if you're after a game in this genre it might be worth checking out Time Crisis Razing Storm first.
  30. Dec 22, 2010
    £29.99 is a lot to ask for a game that only offers a few hours of entertainment, and even less if you're too lazy or rubbish to unlock everything.
  31. Edge Magazine
    Dec 20, 2010
    To be fair to The Shoot, it gets the basics right. It just attempts very little beyond them. [Christmas 2010, p.101]
  32. Dec 20, 2010
    The Shoot is hard to dislike, hard to like, and hard to care about in any way.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    i love rail shooting games and the PS move is just made for them . so when i heard the shoot was one and saw it was only $20 i decided to picki love rail shooting games and the PS move is just made for them . so when i heard the shoot was one and saw it was only $20 i decided to pick it up. the game is basically 4 movies and you are a actor in them and you go along a path shooting the enemies trying to rack up a multiplier for a high score to make the director happy. you get 3 bonus attacks that let you eather slow down time , give your rapid fire , or shoot every thing on the screen at once. its kind of fun and the game can toss alot of enemies at once at you but the game is really no challange at all to beat and there is no difficulty settings. the only replay value there is to be had is to go through again and get a higher score or work on trophys.the graphics are pretty bland and are made to have a b movie look and all have a card board cut out look which is a shame . this could have been a much better rail shooter as is it's just ok and if you really like them like me and have a ps move then its worth picking up if you can get it for $20 or less. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2011
    Very simple yet addictive gameplay - you just shoot! Some bonuses and extras available. Graphics and audio is cool (no blood). EasyVery simple yet addictive gameplay - you just shoot! Some bonuses and extras available. Graphics and audio is cool (no blood). Easy calibration and accurate aiming. Very good relax title - it is not hardcore game! Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2011
    SO MUCH MORE could have been done with this game. Co-op and competitive story modes that you can actually play from the beginning, ImprovedSO MUCH MORE could have been done with this game. Co-op and competitive story modes that you can actually play from the beginning, Improved statistics, and of course, more than 5 levels. I suppose this could be good for younger players, however, even they would be frustrated by the movement controls outside of shooting (special shots, quick draws, etc.) Full Review »