GameShark's Scores

  • Games
For 2,626 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 FATE
Lowest review score: 0 Brooktown High
Score distribution:
2,626 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV is more than a basic expansion pack.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You may not have heard of it, but you owe it to yourself to play this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of multiplayer support, LittleBigPlanet PSP is just as good as the PS3 original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In releasing this DLC, Gearbox and 2K have done what seems to be so difficult for other studios: drop a well designed, value laden expansion pack in a timely manner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In releasing this DLC, Gearbox and 2K have done what seems to be so difficult for other studios: drop a well designed, value laden expansion pack in a timely manner.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In releasing this DLC, Gearbox and 2K have done what seems to be so difficult for other studios: drop a well designed, value laden expansion pack in a timely manner.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a win-win for gamers with kids and Sega fans alike – finally, a Sonic game that you don’t need to be 10 years old to enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the very best puzzle games, this one gets in your head and refuses to leave.
    • 97 Metascore
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    Longtime Mario fans will gobble this up and love every nanosecond, while casual folks may find themselves letting the game play for them more often than not.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every DS gamer should give it a whirl, regardless of their design ambition, even if just to get a sense of what wacky creativity lies in the minds of their fellow gamers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those that stick around, however, Mount & Blade Warband remains every bit the gem of a game that its predecessor was; more so, actually.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As one of the cheapest games you can find on Steam right now Plain Sight delivers some powerhouse gameplay in a deceptively small package.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Persona 3 is everything you want a PSP port to be: just as good as the original and customized to make PSP owners feel like thy need the new game even if they played the original for weeks on end.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of its brevity, price, or minor frustrations, this is one of the best games currently available on Xbox Live Arcade. It's also one of the most essential must-play experiences this generation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Volition benefits enormously from not having to develop for a stinky ol' Playstation 2. Since it went 3D, "Grand Theft Auto" has been lodged firmly and uncomfortably against the limits of Sony's console system. But with Saint's Row, the Grand Theft Auto model busts free.
    • 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
    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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Tidalis is a flexible, smart, refreshingly unique puzzle design, and it's situated neatly into a large generous package. It's far better than any mere puzzle game should be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As a puzzle game, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is an excellent offering, however, as a Professor Layton game it is simply extraordinary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I love the synergy of all these different play mechanics. On their own, these different bits would become stale very quickly, but together each compliments the other to create what I think is a brilliant game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In any case, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an unforgettable survival/horror experience, one that should not be missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is amazingly well-crafted-the only negative is that unless you have room on your memory card to install a good chunk of game data, you'll be sitting through some halting combat transitions and some unbearable load times.
    • 79 Metascore
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    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".
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mercurysteam had been developing the title before Konami proposed that Lords of Shadow would be the new Castlevania game. It really shows that this is very much their vision of Castlevania without fealty to fan expectations or demands, and I think it absolutely paid off given that the goal was to revitalize and modernize an aging brand.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its greatest strength is its ability to rustle up nostalgia and good, old-fashioned Halloween fun.