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  • 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. Expand
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  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jim'llV.
    May 25, 2006
    Just to correct the previous reviewer; the camera angles can be slightly confusing sometimes, but I think that is because you are in control of a tremendously big Great White Shark!! Therefore the developers cleverly give you the option to use a first person view as well as third. I haven't played a game this enjoyable in years. Maybe the most innovative and fun game since Grand Theft Auto went 3D. Sneaking up on swimmers and eating boats and tin cans gives me belly laughs as well as great entertainment. PS. the music is all there too. Expand
  2. AlexG.
    Jun 2, 2006
    Jaws unleashed is a title that makes fans cry for joy and 1st time jaws people a good 10 hours of eating people ,seals ,killer whales, and tiny fish.Yes the action may be repetative but it is worth the awesome $30 price. I mean how many games let you slice and dice people in 25 different ways? Collapse
  3. AshleyM.
    Jun 11, 2006
    this game is top really fun and bloody everything u want in a game all those critics out there your all idiots.
  4. BrettH.
    May 31, 2006
    This game is awsome but it gets hard. sometimes you don't know what to do. But it is an awsome game if your looking for a game where you can eat people blow up buildings then this is the game for you! Expand
  5. IamNlCK
    Jun 25, 2006
    Kind of a half-assed game you expect from companies who acquire movie licenses. I remember playing the original on NES when I was a kid, where you have to shoot the stupid shark 5,000 times to kill it. This is a little more fun than that. Probably worth a rental....or if you find it in the $10 bin at any point. Expand
  6. Insomniac
    May 25, 2006
    This game has it all, Horrendous camera pronblems, graphical pop-up, lack of decent story, bad voice acting, repetitive speech and, my personal favourite, the old 'lets get stuck in bits of scenery ' routine. You cant invert the Y axis without inverting the X, and the game has you (as a shark) looking for key cards to open doors. A pathetic waste of money. Expand
  7. John
    May 26, 2006
    What can i add that Insomniac missed, nothing cuz this game has nothing going for it like in maybe the jewel case at most. Keep playing games that desserve it, cuz garbage is garbage and needs to be taken out weekly. Expand