GameShark's Scores

  • Games
For 2,620 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Lowest review score: 0 Hellboy: The Science of Evil
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    A big disappointment. While the game does try to bring over the fun of the DS title and the controls aren’t bad, no one should be forced to pay full price for such a very small number of games with little or no replay value.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    A disappointment. It is quite simply more of the same. If you liked the original PS2 game, there's nothing really new here that requires a purchase.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    If it wasn’t bad enough that the game pokes fun at its previous release, saying it can be picked at a bargain bin near you and continues the self-deprecating with a quip at the end dealing with the dreadfulness you just played through, one can’t help but agree and have a sort of resentment that the developers knew the game was not up to par with other XBLA - or even Xbox Live Indie games - but still went ahead and released it, which is probably the most humorous thing the game has going for it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The final problem is one that has plagued the gameplay in this series for a long time—the pure sameness of everything.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Holding Legends of Troy in comparison to other brawlers on the market, the game feels paltry, cheap, and empty. Koei games are often criticized for their repetition and wafer-thin gameplay, and this game absolutely represents the worst traits of its modus operandi.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The campaign is lackluster both in terms of plot and scope (even the optional "side" missions, while still present, aren’t nearly as creative or engaging as the original’s – and where’s my damn singing sailors?).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Even at the reduced $49.99 price point Facebreaker must be avoided unless you like no-brainer button mashing boxing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Absolutely, positively not worth $40 or even a rental for that matter.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Control isn’t that tight – in fact it seems very loose. Collision detection isn’t perfect as it seems that if you just breathe near a mountain you’ll crash into it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Add in gameplay flaws and a shallow experience, and this game is sure to turn off even some of the biggest Empire Earth fans.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    If it wasn’t bad enough that the game pokes fun at its previous release, saying it can be picked at a bargain bin near you and continues the self-deprecating with a quip at the end dealing with the dreadfulness you just played through, one can’t help but agree and have a sort of resentment that the developers knew the game was not up to par with other XBLA - or even Xbox Live Indie games - but still went ahead and released it, which is probably the most humorous thing the game has going for it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Evil Under the Sun suffers from a variety of flaws, glaring and otherwise, but its biggest is that it simply fails to truly draw the player into its world and offers gameplay that is tedious, derivative, and ultimately forgettable.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It is a bad sign when you are unable to choose your difficulty level right from the beginning and the game makes you go through the easier difficulties in order to get to the truly difficult ones.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    For a game that is part racing and part fighting, the fact that the only real racing is the last ten seconds of each “race” really is a downer.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The opening sequence is one of the most memorable in recent memory but it is almost as if the developers spent all of their creative energy on it leaving the rest of the game to degenerate into a bland, plot-less mess.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Sadly the result is a forgettable game that might be worth a weekend rental, but nothing more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    And what little new has been added fails to measure up in the implementation department.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    No-brainer button mashing boxing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Racquet Sports takes one slice of a quintessential game for Wii-owners, Wii Sports, and does absolutely nothing to improve on it, leaving players behind with one sport type, terrible A.I., lazy movement translation and superfluous accessories.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Does almost everything wrong including bad execution, a weak combat system that isn't very engaging, object interaction that isn't very responsive, uninspired enemies, framerates that stutter, a total lack of presentation, a camera system that sometimes interferes with gameplay. The only real redeeming qualities of this PSP title is multiplayer.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    I appreciate that it made the effort to include full voice-acting throughout and… that’s about all. The premise of telekinetic gloves is solid, but without the physics and level-design to support it, Twin Sector is a b-game Portal knockoff.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It's obvious this $60 piece of fanservice was meant to sway old and new DBZ junkies into a purchase, but as the entire game feels more like an expansion pack or a cheap cash-in attempt, there's nothing here to recommend over importing some of the more polished 2-D sprite fighters or at the very least checking out Budokai on the PlayStation 2.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed the opening moments of each map, looking over the terrain for bonuses and counting moves to make sure that I engaged the enemy with the perfect formation. After that, it was back to 20 minutes of occasionally pressing one button to keep my little soldiers swinging in the most non-violent war this side of a NERF fight.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The opening sequence is one of the most memorable in recent memory but it is almost as if the developers spent all of their creative energy on it leaving the rest of the game to degenerate into a bland, plot-less mess.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    There's almost nothing to like about Sonic Adventure. It's clunky and awkward at best, painfully buggy and broken at worst. Its most unforgivable sin, though, is that it's just not fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The least helpful radar system yet; Terrible level layouts; many (and I mean MANY) useless rooms and areas.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There simply aren’t any redeeming aspects to Breed, and perhaps it’s best just to leave it at that.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Oh my god. I thought the Game.com version of Mortal Kombat was bad. That can't hold a torch to this log.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This time around were presented with the same flat panel crowds, barren brown landscapes, and under-animated riders that we've all seen and played before. Heck, even the character select screen looks boring.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This definitely isn’t a title that will impress most of the “jaded gamers” crowd, and while I had fun playing it, I certainly wouldn’t describe my experience as extraordinary.