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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 0 Disney High School Musical 2: Work This Out!
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the famed versatility of the game engine, the amazing potential for quality third-party content has already begun to manifest itself, making it well worth the purchase and hefty investment in hard drive space.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Treyarch didn't reinvent the wheel with Black Ops. Instead of fixing what wasn't broken, the oft-maligned developer gave it a needed polishing and sent it on its way. With everything that this game has to offer, both on and offline, it will be a resident of console drives for a long time to come.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If the thought of playing Ocarina of Time anywhere and anytime thrills you, or if you haven't experienced it before, this is the title that's worth buying a 3DS for. However, if you've bought it three times before, or you've had your fill of Ocarina, there's not enough new here to warrant a purchase. No matter what camp you fall into, this is the definitive version of a truly classic game, and a blast to play, 13 years on.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sometimes, the simplest description of something is also the most apt. God of War: Chains of Olympus is God of War on a handheld. Every amazing combo, bloody finishing move, larger than life boss battle and sweeping environment is present here, just smaller but no less impressive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Treasure hasn't tampered with the overall mechanics of Radiant Silvergun, and doing so would have been a mistake.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The key to enjoying the game really is getting the hang of how the game works and then getting those beefier missions rolling. Bully truly is one of the better games to come out of Rockstar in quite awhile.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The main quest is an enthralling tale that will thrust you into the battlefield of D.C., side-by-side with the Brotherhood of Steel, face to face with the illustrious DJ of Galaxy News Radio (my favorite station of the wastes), and aboard a reclaimed aircraft carrier. It’s an epic journey, but when it’s done, it’s done. The only option after that is to start all over again with a brand new face. No complaints here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I found few things more immensely satisfying about Front Mission 4 than witnessing a perfectly executed chain of attacks occur all from moving one Wanzer into position and issuing an attack order. Thumbs up for an interesting new way to pump a little fresh spice into the standard turn-based strategy formula.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's short but sweet, which I personally prefer over games that overstay their welcome. It's also a pleasure to play, with a satisfying mix of action/platformer pizzazz and puzzle elements with a steady, addictive progression from those simple first stages to the devious concoctions of the late game.
    • 87 Metascore
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    I cannot recommend this enough to folks who have some platforming chops. It's hard as hell, but incredibly rewarding and genuinely fun.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a fantastic game for anyone who loves old school platformers and match 3 puzzle games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a win-win for gamers with kids and Sega fans alike – finally, a Sonic game that you don’t need to be 10 years old to enjoy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is easily the most satisfying and wildly entertaining one-on-one brawler I’ve played on a console.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rather than aping what's popular, it focuses on good gunplay and unique ways to make it interesting: the slow motion, the co-op, the scoring system, two distinct characters to emphasize replayability, and a story that knows its place and its limitations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the gorgeous arenas to the assortment of returning and new characters – even the Star Wars ones – found in the game, Soul Calibur IV is exactly what the series needed to step up and compete in the next generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm hardly a hardcore strategy nerd, so maybe it's the accessibility and surface-level depth I can get down with. I can't wait to dig deeper to see what else I'll enjoy about this topnotch turn-based masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If BioShock 1 is ultimately about what it is to be a slave, the sequel shows – with a sophistication rarely seen in gaming – what it is to be a parent, with the power to love or to harm.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone that played the PC version should be right at home here. In fact, the game is basically the same all around, which, disappointingly, means that the XBLA version of the game also lacks co-op. This is the only real downside to Torchlight.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a tale of moral imperative, the nature of man, tragedy, betrayal, right, wrong, and the gray that lives in-between. And if you're not interested in the depth its story line explores, it's also an immaculate action game, with enough ways to bludgeon, maim, and blow stuff up to hold you over until "Halo 3" arrives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game may not make use of all of the strengths of the Nintendo DS but it makes full use of the ones that really matter, bolstering an already impressive game for a new generation of as well as those who look forward to replaying through a classic staple of the role playing genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By far the best action game you'll find on the Xbox this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders has a vibrant, cartoony look and feel while providing an addictive and solid tower defense gaming experience. Reinventing tower defense is a tough chore but Dungeon Defenders manages to pull it off.
    • 89 Metascore
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    The way a sequel should be: stuffed full of new features, better graphics, improved game play, and be so damn addicting that you can not put it down, even to go to the bathroom.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameplay is the perfect mix of adventure staples and brain twisting puzzle devilry. Professor Layton's world is one you are happy to spend time in and hesitant to leave.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It amazes me that a game of this caliber – that is to say, a game that is ridiculously good in spite of its missteps – comes just one year after its predecessor. It improves a lot, adds even more, and changes nothing I already adored. It's a shorter game than Assassin's Creed 2, if that matters, but aside from the storyline it's better in almost every way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    P4 is constantly enveloped by an aura of dire urgency.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As one of the cheapest games you can find on Steam right now Plain Sight delivers some powerhouse gameplay in a deceptively small package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For what could have been just another jump in a sea of platformers, this game stands out because it has personality. Don't miss this one.