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 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 0 Myst
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy – Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is a great game if you plan on purchasing it with the intent on playing it primarily with other people.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Because of the relative simplicity of the puzzles, the game plays more like an interactive movie or novel than it does a true game, but its story is so compelling that you may not mind too much.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I've mentioned adventure style gameplay but truthfully there is not a lot of it going on in Folklore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There is clearly an audience for this sort game, and the base design certainly has its share of interesting (and fun) concepts, but it was clearly not ready for public consumption.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As a whole Revenge of the Fallen is a solid package. Though the melee combat is practically counterproductive and the odd accidental transforms will nag at you here and there ultimately the game delivers an entertaining go of things.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It lacks pace, but makes up for it with skills and basic soccer strategy. What it lacks is teams and depth in its gameplay modes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Sports Mix is tailor-made for parties and other casual multiplayer experiences. The controls are easy to learn, the mechanics of each game are immediately familiar to anyone who's ever heard of the four sports on offer, and the interface is friendly as can be.
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    • 67 Critic Score
    UBO makes for a great Hot Stove League game and I’m looking forward to playing it all winter long.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the dark spooky woods environment can get a little tedious - as can the combat, the story telling is compelling enough to keep you moving forward and just when you finally think you know what is going on, the game will turn it upside down, flip you the bird, and have you rethinking everything all over again - right up until the credits roll.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    For all its flaws, Heavenly Sword is still somewhat satisfying. Perhaps its short length (just ten hours or so) keeps the button-mashing from becoming overwhelmingly repetitious. Perhaps Nariko’s sexily smoky voice and gorgeous hair is just distracting enough to take your mind off the annoying camera?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the game is a fast and furious stylized shooter, one of the biggest faults the title has is with how muddy the controls feel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There’s just not a lot of “wow” here and it feels like a Vectrex game: it’s the same gameplay as any other on-rails FPS, but you’ve just changed the overlay on the screen to a Western.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of mindless violence and are willing to be satisfied just pulling a trigger on some very neat technology, Resistance 3 could tickle your fancy. With stunning visuals that once again push the Playstation 3 to its edge, there's plenty to be satisfied if you're looking for a Bruckheimer-esque production. Walk in looking for anything else though and you'll find a six to seven hour campaign that fails to spark anything more than basal satisfaction throughout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    In the end, it’s easy to see that 2K Sports is getting ever so close to producing an elite level, top quality baseball game. But there’s still an ample amount of work to do – and not just in the department of adding new features to the marketing list.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It is a fun game, and by jingo when it's at its best it's totally the updated Choplifter that I wanted to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Kane’s Wrath on the 360 isn’t quite a delight, but it’s not a disaster either. The very simple C&C economy is suited to the platform, and since the game is all about beating the stuffing out of other things, there isn’t a lot of tactical nuance to worry about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There is nothing new here in gameplay, but you’ll probably enjoy the new missions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    For being developed by four people and with a purchase price of around the same amount in dollars, Foreign Legion is a worthwhile investment for some mindless fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Whether or not you enjoy BattleForge depends largely on how much of a purist you are. It has the cunning and diverse combos of a CCG, but not the pacing for patient maneuvers. It has the tactics and resource-management of RTS, but not the stability in foes to plan for every possibility.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The music was sub-par, and the menus seemed too cumbersome.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Its story is light-hearted and enjoyable; its music and setting feel spot-on; and the in-depth alchemy system is perfect for those who love to tinker around in their workshops. Still, it's a love of labor as much as it's a labor of love, and it's hard to feel like a lot more time was needed to fully optimize it for the PSP.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    For the most part Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a vast improvement over the first game and is commendable on its visual uniqueness and frantic action, but unfortunately and unforgivably the game is absurdly short for a full priced title and can literally be finished in a measly four to five hours.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you need a game that you can pick up at any time and immediately jump in for some quick brain teasing, PQ is definitely one to snag, but if you are looking for a game that is action packed and will have you on the edge of your seat, this may not be your cup of tea.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    One gorgeous looking game and would be hard to find a 3D fighter with a more pleasing style anywhere else but there just isn’t enough meat found in the game to sink your teeth into and keep it playable over and over.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while the quests and mini-games vary from region to region, overall gameplay is rather repetitive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The problem really is that most Final Fantasy Fans won't be interested in the game's core gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while this third episode was overall entertaining and fun to play, it doesn’t improve from the previous one. In fact, it takes a step back, which is obviously a bit disappointing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Older players may find that the generic platforming isn’t enough to hold their interest past the drawing and coloring, but younger players who weren’t raised on Mario will find plenty to love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The main elements that work against it are the length, the somewhat generic and stale pacing towards the middle-point of the campaign, and the fact that the portal system really wasn’t pushed as far as possible.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A must buy for any fan of the series to hold them over until Dynasty Warriors 6 comes out. For those who hate the series, you really won't find anything new to sway you to the dark side, and should probably avoid altogether.

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