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 A Boy and His Blob
Lowest review score: 0 Space Siege
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is without question a better game than the original despite the fact that the gameplay remains nearly unchanged.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In all seriousness, this game is exactly what Wii owners need. It’s fun, funny, violent and tuned right in to the sensibilities of the hardcore. If you love bad B-movies, and you like shooting things, this is a total no-brainer – no pun intended.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is without question a better game than the original despite the fact that the gameplay remains nearly unchanged.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mass Effect is a gorgeous, thought-provoking adventure that is as captivating as action-packed. While it hasn't undergone the polish it deserves, that doesn't prevent it from emerging as one of the best examples of the artistry to be achieved in the development of a game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A must-buy expansion. While I badly want to see larger-scale enhancements to the gameplay for future expansions, the amount of content in this release still balances very well against its cost, and those 'turtle'-styled RTS gamers (guilty here) hesitant to get onboard Sins of a Solar Empire due to the lack of any real defensive options will now have a great reason to pick it up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I love the music, the graphics, and the gameplay. If you did not have enough reasons to buy a Nintendo DS, this would be it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Free to play and addictive as hell, League of Legends delivers a really entertaining, competitive environment for RTS twitch players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are other modes like the new My Player which allows you to live the life of an NBA player, giving press conferences and rising thorough the ranks from D-League to NBA Superstar and the aforementioned Jordan Moments but really it's the gameplay that sells NBA 2K11. It's a huge step for basketball fans and every other game that comes out is going to be inevitably compared to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Beyond Good & Evil was ahead of its time in 2003, and it fits 2011 like a glove. This is still a great game that's unquestionably deserving of your $10 – especially if you missed it the first time. Admittedly, it's showing its age, but it's less like a disgusting chunk of old cheese and more like a glass of fine wine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In the end, that’s all this game is about: experience. The time you spend earning it is well worth it, not just because it makes your hero stronger but also because of the additive fun you have along the way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Providing your system is capable, you'll be treated to a gorgeous experience absolutely unattainable on console platforms which will make the game all the more immersive and fun to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Blending deep, intricate 4X design into the world of real-time gaming was a daunting task to say the least, but Ironclad and Stardock have pulled it off and in the end have created one of the best strategy games of the past few years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The combat engine has been dramatically improved, making every fight a unique experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tactics Ogre will rekindle the love of long-time Ogre Battle fans, just as it will draw in new gamers now discovering this classic. It's a perfect balance of faithful nostalgia and evolved gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Avalanche knocked this out of the park. Renegade Ops is a brilliant game and easily one of the best of 2011, downloadable or otherwise, and it's not to be missed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's funny, addicting, and well designed and is a real bargain for PSP owners looking for something off the beaten path.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a strong single player puzzler or a multiplayer party game—this should definitely be on your short list.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even though Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is a short ride, it's a fun one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Disgaea 2 is ultimately about the characters you create, the battles you fight, the equipment you improve, and the party you level up and kit out. Like many of the best games -- Civilization, X-Com, Diablo, Pirates -- Disgaea 2 is about the story you create in the playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Here is a drama with characters we care about, built by us, and written in the verse of that now-familiar Sims vocabulary, finally harnessed to tell great stories that are too big for any sandbox about day-to-day life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The complete package for the PSP. It is easily one of the best fighting games I’ve played all year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's excruciating, mostly because Skyward Sword is such a rare, utterly wonderful game. It fully deserves to be thought of as a modern classic and a masterpiece, and it's so good that even controller frustrations couldn't keep me from sinking a completely crazy amount of time into it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Realistically, mistakes will be made, some boss battles will be more challenging than others, and a secret treasure or two will be missed that will add more time to your adventure. But whether you play for 10 or 40 hours, Chantelise is a delightful, whimsical action role-playing game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    War Plan Pacific is simply the latest wargame to demonstrate that the genre has moved well beyond the grognard mainstays of hexes and combat resolution tables. It is a quick playing and transparent game with an elegance that puts a lot of larger budget games to shame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What's most amazing about the game though is how well Ubisoft Paris was able to take the system it given and play to its strengths.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ultimately, what makes Robocalypse such a remarkable game is that no one expected it to be this good.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Disney’s Sing It knocks it out of the park.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Army of Two: The 40th Day is dumb, goofy fun, but sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Just because Shank 2 isn't terribly innovative doesn't mean it's a bad game. In fact, it's a total blast. It's ridiculous and goofy and completely over-the-top. If you want something that delivers a totally original gameplay experience, don't bother. But, if you want something that's just a lot of fun, look no further: This little gem will keep you grinning like a maniac. Just like Shank does when he revs up his chainsaw.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is the best superhero game ever produced and it's a title well earned. It manages to capture the very essence of The Dark Knight and transform not just him, but his entire world into a playable experience.

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