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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball
Lowest review score: 0 NFL Tour
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With an 8-9 hour single player campaign and its hefty multiplayer portion, F.E.A.R. is an absolute must have for any First Person Shooter fan out there that takes pleasure in having the holy hell scared out of them, all while playing an intriguing game with an impressive storyline.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The GameCube has some serious power, and this game showcases it well with fluid movements of on-screen characters and lush backgrounds that are detailed down to little bits of trash that blow across the court from time to time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The only title on the PlayStation that can keep me in front of my television for 12+ hours straight!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    SMB is unique, fun and, most importantly, as playable every day as it was the day you bought it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Not a title for all, but those who can appreciate the freedom of building and riding something that they have designed should find countless hours of fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The learning curve is small, the action is plentiful and gameplay is awesome.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The vast number of improvements to gameplay and the addition of legendary characters, new modes like Elimination Chamber and Bra and Panties matches and a better season mode makes this game the king of the world.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    People fear the reality in modern videogame violence, but the way GT3 has changed my everyday driving style is much more frightening.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Things like reducing the on-screen fog, the chance to pick up a chainsaw as a weapon and multiple endings really make it a lot of fun to go through a few times.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Third grind is the charm.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The overall movements of the players are much more fluid and they don't look as stiff as in 2001.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    My baby, my sweet, precious little FF8. How I love thee, let me tell the ways; Triple Triad, Rinoa, the incrediblly sweet and fresh magic system and Junction, the beyond jaw-dropping FMV's, Rinoa, the biggest surprise Air Ship yet in any FF..
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Simplistic and intuitive controls are what make the game fun to play. The analog controls are dead on, and very precise.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the single most graphically impressive console game to date, hands-down.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Everything is there right down to players talking on the field, including the most important thing of all, a crowd that is into the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What it does offer is a brand new tactical role-playing experience that blows most of the tactical console RPGs out of the water, save "Disgaea" for the PlayStation 2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Graphically, the game is a masterpiece. It is, without hyperbole, the most gorgeous MMORPG I have ever played. Characters look richly detailed, and the environment seems alive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is utterly breath taking at times. Anime and video game fanatics unite! The start of a truly excellent series is here!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It gives you lots of reasons to pick it up again and again, chief among them being the extremely well-realized story and the amazing atmosphere of dread. Silent Hill 3 is a tense, powerful game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Warning: Do not take caffeine while in the driver's seat. It may lead to insanity.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While the difficulty of some battles may have you ready to smash your controller at times, the rewards for getting past the hard battles are more than worth the frustration. Viewtiful Joe is one of those rare must-play games that people will still be talking about 10 years down the road.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Between the medals, the tasks, the mini-games and the levels themselves, there's more than ten Kirby's worth of content here, all wrapped up in the charming and creative wrapper that the Kirby franchise become known for. Kirby may never reach the same level of gaming fame as some of Nintendo's other properties, but if the pink puffball's status as a second tier character allows him to show up in such innovative, out there titles, I'm all for him staying out of the spotlight.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game’s story mode is relatively easy – you can finish it in less than a full afternoon, but the fun doesn’t end there. The replay value is through the roof as every game you play will be different and always enjoyable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ninjatown has “sleeper hit” written all over it. It certainly looks innocent enough on the outside – it’s cute and goofy, and oozes sugary sweetness, as it’s actually based on a stuffed toy line (the Shawnimals, created by ex game journo Shawn Smith). But underneath that fluffy exterior is a seriously addictive tower defense game that is as hardcore as it is adorable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    DDR Hottest Party is the quintessential game in the series. . It gives you quite a workout, and the new features are truly new and make it worth a purchase. Don’t miss this one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the most ambitious game add-ons you're likely to find and the vast majority of these changes are welcome ones that add significantly to the experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A must-own baseball game. The price is a bargain ($39 for Wii) and you could be playing this game alone all the way to next opening day.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The replay value is immense, the multiplayer superb and the game has that “just one more game” quality because you know you want to master Expert mode. It just would have been nice to be able to see some sort of online rankings to see how you rate with the rest of the gamers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you want to play a console baseball game this year and you have or intend to get a PS3 then, really, choosing MLB ’10: The Show is a no-brainer. It has been and it continues to be the best baseball game on the planet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With Green Day: Rock Band, just as with The Beatles: Rock Band, Harmonix has proven themselves adept at creating a musical experience that distills down the unique strengths of a band and plays to those strengths to near perfection.

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