GameShark's Scores

  • Games
For 2,626 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale
Score distribution:
2,626 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The enormous, epic battles, the variety of classes, weapons, upgrades and the stacking mission objectives for each map will have you enjoying the game for quite a long while.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best dungeon romps I've played this year. The scale of the adventure may not be epic but the overall package is pure unadulterated addiction. If you like role-playing games then you'll love FATE.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A lot of Gears is derivative, from the Pitch Black light gimmick to the sassy black sidekick to the "Saving Private Ryan cam" to the way the score apes James Horner's Aliens soundtrack. But Gears of War feels like a game built out of homages rather than creative bankruptcy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Visually and from an audio point of view, the game is spectacular. Nice textures throughout. Great wrap- around sound.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although there may be times throughout the game where you will feel as though things are getting repetitive and drawn out, the play gets changed up at the right times and gives you a refreshing perspective to keep you going.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This really is strategy gaming at its very best and you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you skipped it. It's that good.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer number of options make this game outstanding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As you play the game you just can’t help dropping your jaw in amazement at what you’re seeing and getting to do.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Well "Project Gotham Racing 3" is still king of the hill in the simulation category, but for overall racing fun, you cannot beat Burnout Revenge. In a smiles-per-mile analysis, it comes in first place every time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing tends to take over your imagination and you start wondering what is happening in your town at all hours of the day and night, because life never stops in Animal Crossing. Be warned, it can become an obsession.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is truly the perfect way for Bungie to close out the trilogy. With its fun, if a bit short single player story, four-player online cooperative support, tight multiplayer gameplay and unmatched customization options, Halo 3 lives up to the unprecedented hype.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A decent and unique gaming experience that takes sand box gaming to new heights. With all the combat, customization and multiple paths you can take Vanilla on, there's really nothing to complain about.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With all the extra features including multiplayer, new additions to the camera and the classic MGS games, Metal Gear Solid 3: Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is a must buy for the MGS series faithful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The controls are immaculate, and aside from a few plat-forming issues I had, works fantastically for all aspects of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game offers a cool setting, interesting characters, a great combat and skill system, and lots of extracurricular activities, providing countless hours of RPG fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God of War 2 brings back all the things that made the first game such a huge hit, including an incredible battle right at the start of the game to set the pace for the rest of the way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the same principles as the previous games in place, not fixing what isn’t broken, Blood Money adds some interesting new features to make the tension even higher and the missions all that much more complicated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameplay is fast and furious. For those who like to build up defenses and massive bases, you're going to find that it doesn't work so well this time around.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another lesson in how to take a franchise in different direction entirely - and with great effect in this particular case.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The DS needs more innovative and fun games like Final Fantasy III and Rocket Slime, and Square Enix is doing its part to make that happen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From graphics and sound to story and gameplay, Resistance scores on all fronts and gives the PS3 its first killer app. Can it do for the console what Halo did for the Xbox? Only time will tell.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s not often that a game comes about to justify the purchase, or even the existence of a particular console, but with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Nintendo has delivered a game that every DS owner should experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess reminds you why you began playing games in the first place.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With three massive areas and your hundreds of square miles of your own personal urban jungle, this Liberty City, more than any other version, is yours to do with as you please. The possibility for creative anarchy is limited only by the expanse of your imagination.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With three massive areas and your hundreds of square miles of your own personal urban jungle, this Liberty City, more than any other version, is yours to do with as you please. The possibility for creative anarchy is limited only by the expanse of your imagination.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you enjoy this type of genre of games – music rhythm – there’s no doubt you’ll love Elite Beat Agents.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The lesson here is that just because the license is for kids, the game doesn't have to be. There’s a reason this sort of gameplay has been around for over 25 years: it works, whether you’re a green squirrel or an @. And Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is the game to prove it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay is multilayered, the storyline is deep and the overall presentation is the most polished we've seen in a long while.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To be certain, this is the penultimate hardcore game. While it introduces a number of innovations, its core remains in tune with classic console gaming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With all the variety offered in this game including signature MGS stealth action, recruitment elements, decent multiplayer and a decent and well crafted story, MGS fans would be foolish not to buy this game - it is truly the best PSP game of 2006 and the best MGS game since "Snake Eater."