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 A Boy and His Blob
Lowest review score: 0 NFL Tour
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur Legends isn’t a horrible game; it just doesn’t add anything exciting or new to a third person action adventure genre. It’s over relatively fast and it feels more like an unlockable to the original Soul Calibur than a standalone full priced videogame.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    With its strict linear nature there is next to no replay value, unless you want to collect Playboy bunny pictures. The sad part of all of this is that there is a good game lost inside the driving, the save checkpoints, and the silly time wasting missions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Some of the game’s flaws can be overlooked but the checkpoint weapon bug is inexcusable and the nearly complete lack of enemy AI is essentially the equivalent of taking Doom’s enemies and making them forget to move forward.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This is a sad day for The King of Fighters. The combat is as taught as ever, but everything else is a comedic misinterpretation of “less is more.”
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Ultimately My Sim Aquarium is a good diversion for youngsters that want to casually try their hand at taking care of fish. For adults the game may not be so fascinating.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    "Nothing new" is the mantra for Legion Arena. It’s fun, has good strategy, is multi-player enabled, but really nothing new. Just another solid title from Strategy First.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    In the end, if you are looking for a modern day Dungeon Keeper, this isn't it, whether or not Realmforge tried to design that game or not is immaterial.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Stay away from this game if you’re new to the series, and try to find yourself a copy of "Front Page Sports Baseball" or even "High Heat Baseball." I would recommend High Heat Baseball 2002 for your PC baseball simulation needs. Not only was the simulation aspect remarkable, but you could actually play the game as well.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    While Crash's latest offering retains the same great sense of humor and voice acting the gameplay and technical issues drag down the entire package.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Folks who have been watching the show from the first episode won’t find any new answers about the island, and those used to a more robust adventure game experience will be put off by the boring, simplistic game play.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest design gaffe in the entire game is that you cannot quickly skip races to get to a race that contains one of your horses. There are weeks when you may not even have a horse running, but you still have to go to the track and manually "skip" each race.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    All of this hammers home the notion that you’re playing a really nice tech demo and not a complete football game—and the $10 discount price of $49.99 isn’t enough to warrant a purchase.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's not exactly hard though, and within minutes the fighting action matches the story pace: boring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's not that War Rock doesn't have a good idea for gameplay direction, as the persistent ranking and economy is an idea that the genre has yet to fully explore. At the same time this direction has no momentum behind it and sometimes seems haphazard at best in its implementation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    That’s how I felt after playing the game: that I didn’t really do anything. I’m a big fan of the books – a bit less so of the films, and the games still fail to remotely live up to either.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It’s hard to tell whether Tokyo Beat Down is a nostalgic parody of a classic genre, or a hack-job beat-‘em-up with a satirical sheen of machismo to hide the blemishes. Either way, it doesn’t matter when the sloppy fighting mechanics and flavorless style would have been hard-pressed to glean a second quarter back in the arcade heydays.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It may be fun, but no amount of political (and entertaining) backstabbing can hide the fact that, at the end of the day, this is still Dynasty Warriors 6 with a slight incentive to keep hacking and slashing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Unless you’ve never played the first game or just have to have the vocal and drum parts included, there’s almost nothing here you can’t get by looking for a cheap deal buying Guitar Hero II or III separately.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    All these issues combined are ultimately why Seven Kingdoms: Conquest gives off the feeling of a game that was being pulled in too many directions at once during development.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A slightly below average game with some okay fighting action, a nice arcade mode if you're playing co-op and some adult situations that sometimes cross the line into the land of overkill.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Fans of Lucha Libre might enjoy seeing their favorite fighters in action, but even the most dedicated aficionado will find the turgid gameplay disappointing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Asphalt 3D is nothing more than a checked box on the Nintendo 3DS launch lineup list. Apart from its genre there's nothing that makes it stand out in the launch library, and within its genre there's nothing that makes it unique. This game is entirely skippable unless you're desperate for a 3D arcade racer, but even then it's best to wait to see what else the 3DS has in store down the road.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The game claims to score brain development, but there is no baseline testing, so getting a high score at the start seems to invalidate the whole process. What are you being compared to when receiving a 100% score? In the end, this game lacks punch.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If you strip away the license and the voice acting what's left is a short, uninspired, linear action adventure game that has awkward execution.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The good news for fans of this anime series about futuristic air boarding and mech combat is that there is actually a decent story being told this time around. The bad news for the rest of us is that the gameplay is simply average and not very compelling in the grand scheme of things.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    All of this hammers home the notion that you're playing a really nice tech demo and not a complete football game-and the $10 discount price of $49.99 isn't enough to warrant a purchase.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Fun can be had with many of the games in Summer Sports Paradise Island, especially when playing head-to-head, but the control issues will keep you from that “just one more game” feeling present in titles like Wii Sports.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The game is all over the map. The story is interesting and gives a little peek into Japanese society. The graphics are fantastic, but the music is horrible. Finally, the fact you can’t actually do anything to affect any of the game’s outcomes is somewhat ridiculous, and in the end makes it difficult to recommend.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It may be fun, but no amount of political (and entertaining) backstabbing can hide the fact that, at the end of the day, this is still Dynasty Warriors 6 with a slight incentive to keep hacking and slashing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A game that fails to deliver. The visuals and sound are mediocre. The battle system is repetitive and mind-numbing. The level design is linear. The story is confusing and lacks depth.