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 Cave Story 3D
Lowest review score: 0 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Score distribution:
2,620 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's an epic quest of rejuvenation, elemental and ornate, in the context of an extended action/RPG/platformer. It’s built from artwork that upstages anything you've seen on a next-gen console. Not since Shadow of the Colossus has a game world been presented so lovingly and evocatively.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is an almost flawless role-playing game experience with hundreds of hours' worth of content.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The main quest is an enthralling tale that will thrust you into the battlefield of D.C., side-by-side with the Brotherhood of Steel, face to face with the illustrious DJ of Galaxy News Radio (my favorite station of the wastes), and aboard a reclaimed aircraft carrier. It’s an epic journey, but when it’s done, it’s done. The only option after that is to start all over again with a brand new face. No complaints here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 takes the formula established by the original and polishes it to great effect. Everything from the pacing of the campaign, tuned difficulty, added weapons and enemies, and slew of multiplayer options demonstrates mastery in design that all action games aspire, yet precious few achieve. Not everything is rosy--chalk the poor story and lame characters as being yet another victim of cheesy game writing. That's excusable, though.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In the end, though, none of this simplification really matters all that much. Sure, this smaller scope may diminish the game's scale, but it doesn't diminish its impact, as Mass Effect 3 is ultimately only slightly - and not always that noticeably - less fun than Mass Effect 2 (and is still a slight bit better than the original).
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true work of art.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Argos Naval Yard represents the definitive culmination of all of the hard work that Kerberos has put into the series up to this point.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    What makes the game so visually stunning is the multitude of graphical styles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A tremendous product. Wonderfully fun and thrilling, inspiring and energiz[ing], just a great amount of fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I honestly cannot give Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas a decent score in good conscience just because this could have easily been so much better as a PC title Let’s hope some patches roll around quickly to resolve the worst of the damage.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There are so many things that are combined to make this game as good as it is such as the storyline, voice acting, animation and the final ending scene is the cherry on top.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is how you do an action game. This is how you do a sequel. This is how you finish off a franchise.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Simply incredible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s like playing air guitar, rocking out to your favorite music, but actually having a guitar.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3 isn't a bad game, there's plenty of visual style and action to be seen, the characters are likeable, and there are a few puzzles that will make you think. The problem is that Uncharted 3 sometimes doesn't feel like a game at all, but a movie I'm watching play out without my participation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An unparalleled, one-of-a-kind experience that represents the very best that gaming has to offer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The perfect balance of exploration and game play. If you're a big fan of completing games 100%, you'll get every dime's worth out of this purchase.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It handily out Gran Turismos even Gran Turismo itself in almost every way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV is more than a basic expansion pack.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only are the characters well designed, but once you step out into the huge world, you'll be amazed by the wide array of creatures and landscapes the game has. This is a PS2 game, but it's really pushed to the limits.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are great, the sound is great, and gosh darn it if the game is just a blast to play with different quest challenges and various hidden characters to unlock.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great, open-ended platforming playground with some amazing visual effects adapted to a slightly updated gameplay and art direction.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the single most graphically impressive console game to date, hands-down.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game is virtually flawless, from its movie inspired soundtrack, to the incredibly life-like FMV, to the detailed battle and Materia systems, to the boatload of simplistic and addictive mini-games. This is what RPG fans have been waiting for.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It prides itself on being undyingly faithful to its source material; opting to create the ultimate edition of this must-own title with additions that never distract from the innovations that made the game a classic in the first place.