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 Cave Story 3D
Lowest review score: 0 Winx Club: Join the Club
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More of the same? Absolutely, but whether this is a good or a bad thing depends on your enjoyment of the previous games in the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It still labors under a fighting system that rewards memorization over improvisation far too much for my taste, but I'm sure the Mortal Kombat faithful are going to be thrilled.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has been simplified to give more casual and younger players an easier play experience, but hardcore gamers may find the gameplay too simple for their tastes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it all works well and survival/horror fans won’t be at all disappointed if they go out and get this game, Silent Hill feels an awful lot like previous Silent Hill games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I honestly cannot give Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas a decent score in good conscience just because this could have easily been so much better as a PC title Let’s hope some patches roll around quickly to resolve the worst of the damage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Why in heaven's name would you make the first game ("Capcom Vs SNK 2") have Live, and not this one? If Namco can toss Link into "Soul Caliber 2," the least Capcom could have done was tossed in Blanka.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players who have been dazzled by such visually stunning games as "FFVIII," "Legend of Legaia," and "Parasite Eve" will want to look elsewhere for that kind of entertainment. [FFV review]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This whole thing came as something of a disappointment for me given Cold Winter’s focus on being something of a "realistic shooter", and the consistent gaps in AI behavior became really noticeable over time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Now I’m not going to lie here. It took me about 5 or 6 tries to get that guilty verdict. Hey I’m not a lawyer ok! But the challenge did make it interesting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game still holds up, there's nothing really added to it, other than a bunch of "Paper Mario" inspired cinemas and a few new characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More of the same? Absolutely, but whether this is a good or a bad thing depends on your enjoyment of the previous games in the series.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you started your Castlevania trip on the Super NES or PSX then this will be a bit of a history lesson, rather than a 'must-have' purchase.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The clan managing system for contact between you and your friends is a new and very innovative feature that I can see a lot of online team based games incorporating in the future.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only real downside to Knights of Honor is that the tech is totally lackluster. The graphics are adequate and certainly not the massive three dimensional scale of the Total Annihilation series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taking the game online is just like taking any EA Sports game online. You get tourneys and ladders and all that but it lacks full league support.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An average release – fun enough to be worth playing through, yet not sufficient to dance over – but as I said, your own mileage will vary depending on how much you truly loved the original game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graphically, the title is definitely clocking in at “adequate”, with sometimes lumpy characters and stiff animations.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Battlefield 2 is a game that can offer tremendous amounts of online fun, but the effort required to actually get there is almost a turn-off in itself at times.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game that probably could have used some refinement in the way combat was handled and could have used a lot more common NPC interaction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as the graphics are concerned, PS2 owners can be both jealous and egotistic. The Game Cube version features a hell of a lot less jaggies, as well as smoother looking characters, but there's some weird slowdown in a cinema or two, and the movies look a bit lower in quality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it may not be the greatest GBA game ever, F-Zero GP Legend is a solid and often fun driving game that fans of the franchise will gladly embrace.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the Star Wars license had been better exploited to create a truly unique gaming experience and the game had just a little more programming polish, Republic Commando could easily have been a top-rated game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want a game that has a good deal of action, has a rather in-depth story line, and one of the more feisty main characters in a while, then Headhunter: Redemption could be what you are looking for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A really good RPG, but only if you’re part of the lucky minority that can run the game with none of the huge technical problems everyone else is suffering from.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying that the title was one of those classics that lived on far beyond its intended marketability. In this respect, a port to the GBA was a sort of inescapable eventuality, and the final result is one that's as faithful to the original as one could hope.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great tactical real-time strategy game that touches on a unique subject and does it with innovation and class.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A passable horror survival game that brings one or two nice touches to the table but mostly follows old conventions of a genre that has moved on and evolved.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    True, it can be maddening at times not having direct control. But if you want a game that strikes a more happy medium between direct involvement and squad command, I can highly recommend "Star Wars Republic Commando."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graphically, the title is definitely clocking in at “adequate”, with sometimes lumpy characters and stiff animations. There’s a slight floating in the movement of characters, and the terrain can seem a bit bland and repetitive at times, but hey, it’s a desert setting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A step in the right direction. It makes the generally boring board portion of the game more interesting with the addition of the strategic Orbs and the day and night shifts. It does not completely solve the past games' problems, but I'll take what I can get.