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 Burnout Revenge
Lowest review score: 0 Hour of Victory
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It says a lot for a "little" XBLA RPG to be able to hold its own sitting next to Batman: Arkham City, as it did in the Warner Bros. Booth at E3 in June. Now we know why: Bastion is something special, clearly made with love and oodles of talent. Here's to one of the very best games of the summer – downloadable or otherwise.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You don't need to buy again if you've already played it, but for newcomers, it's essential gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best platform game ever to grace the Xbox. The combination of solid gameplay and a clever and intelligently written story make this a game that must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a winning formula, backed with truly inspired writing and art direction. I'd be happy to come back any day, no matter the occasion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best PS3 games to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The City is enormous and beautiful, the cars are amazingly detailed, and the control is divine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ‘Splosion Man is a game that does things right from beginning to end and even though it may have you cursing up a storm every now and then, it’s a game that you can get a sense of satisfaction from, either playing it for an hour or for five to ten minutes at a time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pay attention folks, THIS is how you make a "Special Edition."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For long time fans of the franchise, Skate 3 will seem very familiar, however it’s hard to argue with a successful formula and this formula has worked like gangbusters so far.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes this game interesting is the speed of play and the sheer, as mentioned before, chaos of it all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It still blows my mind that the most hardcore golfing experience in video games today is found on the console universally decried as being too "kiddie" but that is the stone cold truth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Stranger's Wrath is insidious. Few games have so thoroughly hooked me and absolutely compelled me to play for way too many hours while neglecting all other responsibilities. It offers such a mix of modern game genres that pretty much everybody will find something to love and many, like myself, will find a lot to love.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It uses the touch screen to great affect and is a terrific demonstration of what Nintendo’s new handheld is all about.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is not your father’s shooter, full of brain dead opposition that makes each level a carbon copy of the previous one. F.E.A.R. is a game that will keep you on your toes, keep you guessing, and keep you interested until the final credits roll. That’s worth a lot these days.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As in their previous games, specifically Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun, S&P:SS relies on a couple of evasion gimmicks and limited but flexible weapons that give the skilled player a slight edge over the thousands of bullets headed their way.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Visually and from an audio point of view, the game is spectacular. Nice textures throughout. Great wrap- around sound.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What EA has done here is reinvent a bloated franchise, and turned it into a product that the hardcore and the more casual among us can enjoy equally.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the finest debuts of a new IP in some time and does an incredible job of combining two areas the DS seems to have been made for: puzzles and adventure gaming. The addictive gameplay, twisting story, charming characters and beautifully drawn animation makes this a game that neither puzzle fans, nor adventure game fans should miss.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A marvelous addition to an already stellar turn-based strategy series and if you have even the slightest interest in this type of game, you need to own the entire series. This is the type of game, particularly with this final add-on, that will stay on your hard drive for a long, long time. We simply cannot make it any more plain than that.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s fun, it’s versatile (I’ve found it to be a hit with gamers and non-gamers), and it offers more bang for your buck (ha!) than just about anything else on Wii right now. It’s the best kind of sequel – one that truly “gets” what was cool about its forebear, cuts the fat and elevates every cool feature to the next logical step. Superb.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game hits the mark on virtually every point and its unique blend of fashion savvy, fast paced combat, OCD inspiring item management and audiovisual presentation should not be missed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This latest trip to the Homestar Universe surpassed even my (previously) favorite episode, Strong Badia the Free.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you prefer two smaller screens or one bigger one, analog stick or d-pad, DS or PSP, you can't go wrong with Chinatown Wars.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the sport – real or virtual – it's a must-buy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fans of the original games and new comers to the series alike will all take to this new outing and know why Lara was and always will be gaming goddess she is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, this Dead Rising is no mere comfort food. It's skillfully made-to-order for people who are hip to zombie mythology, who don't think of Doom or Daikatana when they hear the name "Romero".
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The differences between Halo Wars and a more traditional PC RTS are distinct. Yes, the controls aren’t as precise nor are there a great diversity of units, structures, or resources—but that's the point. By approaching the game as fundamentally different, the resulting design feels native to the console controller. In the end Halo Wars just plain works, and is a huge step in the development of real time strategy gaming on the consoles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever you decide to do, and however deep you decide to make your journey into Dragon Quest IX you'll be treated to one of the most accessibly complicated and cheerily good hearted role playing experiences to come along in some time and one of the absolute best role playing games of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beautifully crafted and wonderfully realized, it is a shining example of the intersection between art and technology, love and loss, desire and despondence. It is, in one word, beautiful.

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