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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball
Lowest review score: 0 Hell's Kitchen
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Heck, even the character select screen looks boring. When you get to the game, the drab color selection and lack of anything truly new will bore you to tears.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Something just short of eye bleeding disaster...Let this frog drown.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    The instruction manual could read, "Press the Gas Button," and just about all the bases would be covered. I'm not kidding here. One button, no turning, race over.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    I'd have to use both my fingers and toes to tally up how many times the character suddenly materialized through a wall, or walkway, or big lethal spike-thingy, and so on.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Bomberman Land isn’t worth a purchase on any level. The story mode’s cut scenes are boring and consume way too much play time, the mini games are dull and endlessly repetitive and the battle mode, while fun, is available elsewhere for much less.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Ubisoft has had a great year with gems like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, R.U.S.E., No More Heroes 2, and Red Steel 2 to name a few – but the sooner this truly awful game is buried and forgotten the better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    To add to the frustration, many obstacles in your way seem to weigh three pounds or less, as civilian cars fly through the air after colliding with you, but trees and other seemingly destructible objects are as solid as a mountain.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Those of us looking for a grind are better off with nearly any other grind game, and anyone who wants to make robots fight might as well stick with Activision's plasticky straight jacketed Transformers shooter. At least those games understand the concept of accessibility.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If the game added a [few] more side missions that weren’t so repetitive, a lot less curing zombies and healing folks, and toned down the stereotyping racial humor, the game could have been fun to take a run through. Unfortunately, it’s the exact opposite of that.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Retailing at $40, it's clear that Activision understands that this is not a AAA title but that doesn't excuse the lack of polish and content.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Unfortunately Justice League Heroes is one of those games that gives licensed properties a bad name by failing on almost every level and squandering an opportunity to create something that does this franchise the "justice" it deserves.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The game really needs either a slower pace or better situational awareness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In a world where The Beatles Rock Band exists, the paltry effort put into Guitar Hero: Van Halen is, quite simply, deplorable. If you're going to devote the time, money, and effort to developing a band-themed game in this franchise-then do it right. Don't embarrass yourselves by passing something like this off as a legitimate, full-featured game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    On just about every level it could, Call of Juarez: The Cartel fails to be anything other than a frustrating experience you can't wait to end. Usually a game like this can be redeemed by providing a co-op experience that pulls players together, but the game intentionally tries to drive them apart and does so without making a point of it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I simply wish the team had built a better game around the concept, or that someone had the foresight to release the game as a "budget" DLC title, instead of a $50 game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I can tell the game is really trying hard to be something fantastic, and maybe for the Russian side of the market, that's how things have actually turned out. For us Americans however, I'd recommend taking the money you might spend on this game, and instead blowing it on an awesome discount joystick (if you don't have one already) and copies of Freespace 2 and the Independence War series. I guarantee you'll have a superior experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    For everyone else, if you're thinking of getting into the Warriors games with this one, well, don't. Save your hands and your time for something better.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Fun and enjoyable game play could have easily made up for the lack in graphic quality. Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is an all around below average product.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The simple fact is that New Carnival Games is not an enjoyable game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The only leg it has to stand on is its cartoon style that will certainly attract less demanding gamers as well as the merely curious. If that's worth $15 to you, more power to you.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osbourne House is neither pretty good nor as good as any of the games in the Professor Layton series that it's trying to emulate. Why you'd play this game, when you could play any of the games it draws inspiration from is the real mystery.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Give this throwaway a miss and pick up a five dollar copy of 2006's Burnout: Revenge instead.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In a world where The Beatles Rock Band exists, the paltry effort put into Guitar Hero: Van Halen is, quite simply, deplorable. If you‘re going to devote the time, money, and effort to developing a band-themed game in this franchise—then do it right. Don’t embarrass yourselves by passing something like this off as a legitimate, full-featured game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    With poor cover songs, a limited song selection, horrible graphics and a lack of online play, the game doesn’t really have much going for it. Even the kids preferred the original DDR SuperNova to this game—a major disappointment.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Starship Troopers just doesn't have any soul. It's a generic first-person shooter, with gameplay that isn't very much fun and doesn't do justice with the license its based on.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I could go on about the terrible voice acting, the bad graphics, the abysmal enemy AI and the random bugs that forced restarts and locked up my Xbox but that seems like piling on so I'll just end this as I started it with an emphatic "don't play this game".
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you're following all the marketing promotions and tie-in products, you might enjoy seeing Gabe and Lexine in the game and the Oracles might mean something to you, but for all but the most diehard fans this is definitely a download to skip.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Simply put, there are too many negatives here and too many other excellent action games on the PSP to justify spending time with this jumbled mess. This is one set of memories best left forgotten.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In a world where The Beatles Rock Band exists, the paltry effort put into Guitar Hero: Van Halen is, quite simply, deplorable. If you‘re going to devote the time, money, and effort to developing a band-themed game in this franchise—then do it right. Don’t embarrass yourselves by passing something like this off as a legitimate, full-featured game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    From the uninteresting story, to the mediocre voice acting, uninspired puzzles, and serious technical issues, there's really nothing to recommend here. The adventure game genre is not what it once was and your choices may be limited; nevertheless, The Awakened is not worth your time.