Jaws Unleashed Image
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Based on the successful 1975 film of the same name, Jaws lets you play as a great white shark who must defend his territory from underwater drillers. The game features locations from the movie and destructible underwater environments. Damage the surrounding vehicles, enemies, and structures with your underwater and surface attacks. With "shark vision," you can see your victims before they know you're coming. In addition to tearing apart your victims, you must solve puzzles, battle bosses, and overcome a variety of challenges. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 14 out of 29
  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. 74
    Though it's correct that JAWS does suffer from a number of bothersome glitches, numerous camera issues, and sometimes-infuriating lock-ups, it also benefits from a number of gruesomely satisfying missions, a large environment to play around with, and unique combat maneuvers that you just can't do in any other game.
  3. I can't recommend this game to anyone, unless someone out there actually enjoys fighting with the controller while blindly swimming the seas in a vain search for their next obscure objective. Best to string up this one by its tail.
  4. 50
    Not a disaster. Give it a rent to try out the shark-centric gameplay mechanics, but most Jaws fans will be put off by the mediocrity of the package and wasted opportunity for excellence.
  5. 40
    If Jaws Unleashed was a mini game within the confines of an Ecco game, I would have said to myself, "hey this is pretty fun". But as a stand alone title driven by forgettable missions, slippery control and an overall willingness to be mediocre, it's nothing but a blueprint on what not to do when making a game.
  6. 40
    Either way, Jaws Unleashed is best thrown to the sharks. Having your actual torso bitten off by an actual great white might actually be preferable to this.
  7. It provides roughly fifteen minutes of absolutely gruesome, chaotic pleasure, then promptly nosedives into the Mariana Trench of bad design, bad graphics and bad control.

See all 29 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7