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 Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Lowest review score: 0 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Score distribution:
2,620 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 is the Empire Strikes Back of zombie games. The momentum has clearly swung in favor of the bad guys. But also much like Empire, this is clearly the best of the bunch and is a required purchase for fans of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 is simply the best version that can be purchased on any platform. While other ports of the title have had their own share of nuances that made them not quite equal to the quality of the original, on the Wii the game simply works on a level that can easily make a newcomer think that it was always meant for that platform.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is an entertaining game, and definitely well worth the price tag – around $30 for 500+ hours of gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And, for you PC gamers, World of Goo is without a doubt one of the best indie titles on Steam (or for other forms of digital distribution). The game features charming animate balls of goo, a refreshingly fun gameplay concept, and some of the best puzzling available on either platform.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its slower, more thoughtful play style coupled with the ability to save mid-battle makes it a perfect game for on-the-go playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes this game interesting is the speed of play and the sheer, as mentioned before, chaos of it all.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 has stepped up its game and it has been well worth the wait.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The biggest change to the formula is a number of graphical updates to the entire system.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 4 may not be perfect and there are still some things that last year's Gran Turismo 5 either does better or that Forza doesn't do at all. But for the core driving experience, technical achievement, and level of accessibility, Turn 10's effort is nothing short of superb.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Because i[t] successfully brings together a compelling single player campaign and fully realized multiplayer experience, Killzone 2 emerges as a new benchmark for the shooter genre. This is a game that leverages an atmospheric presentation and superb game design for something memorable and lasting. To quibble about a lack of cooperative play through the campaign or the omission of some other feature is to miss the point: Killzone 2 is meant to be a carefully laid out epic. It is a must-have game, a brilliant start for the year, and among the best games of this generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If Child of Eden suffers from one significant drawback it's the length of its campaign. For serious players looking to rush through, it's possible to finish all of the stages within a few short hours. Finishing stages does unlock new visual filters and opportunities to mess with samples in-game, but if you're looking for 8+ hours of genuinely fresh content you will be disappointed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Living Room jocks and stressed out parents, here is your ticket to weight loss. Toss Wii Fit, use the Jillian Michaels disc as a Frisbee, shove aside all of the pretenders. This is EA's throne now – so go buy a resistance band and start sweating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of multiplayer support, LittleBigPlanet PSP is just as good as the PS3 original.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Saying that Shadow Complex is a triumph of Live Arcade almost sounds insulting. It’s one of the best games in the 360 library. The gameplay is tuned tighter than a Maserati, and Jason’s flowing movements nearly make the Prince of Persia seem crippled.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Aside from the lameness of the tutorial minigame and the occasional obtuse puzzle, this is indie gold. A fantastic, rewarding, deeply satisfying adventure with one of the most beautiful game worlds you'll see this side of a team Ico game; it's a rare must-play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With deep, involving ethical questions, and systems that test players beyond their ability to pick the right gun, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is – in many, many ways – a game for thoughtful players.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arkham City, on the other hand, is a game about saving a city, Gotham City, and the experience is all the better for it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is an almost flawless role-playing game experience with hundreds of hours' worth of content.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The jewel of the EA Sports lineup.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sights, the sounds, the characters, the environments, they all combine to make a game that may not represent as much of a move forward as its predecessor, but represents a high watermark in both handheld gaming and video games in general.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    World of Goo is a fantastic game, and without a doubt the best WiiWare title on the market. I’d even go as far as saying it’s one of the most enjoyable titles on the Wii, period.
    • 84 Metascore
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    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.
    • 92 Metascore
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    It handily out Gran Turismos even Gran Turismo itself in almost every way.
    • 89 Metascore
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    The ease of play and deep gaming experience are a perfect blend for whiling away far too many hours, and marathon sessions with this game are going to be commonplace. It is just really hard to put down.
    • 75 Metascore
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    With all that is found through out Scarface: The World is Yours, there is a huge amount of things to do and more action than you can shake a stick at.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Persona 3’s unusual take on the RPG formula takes some getting used to, but it’s well worth the small amount of effort it requires to become acclimated. If you’re tired of the same old RPG shtick, but still want a compelling story and addictive gameplay, look no further.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV is more than a basic expansion pack.