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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Jeanne d'Arc
Lowest review score: 0 AMY
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    With NASCAR 07, you get the feeling that not a lot of time was spent updating the game. Yes, the new paint schemes are there, but there's really not much new content here vs. "NASCAR 06."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    One thing is for sure though: If you’re a fan of Mercenaries, and can tolerate archaic matchmaking, Versus is worth every cent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    This is the first time in a long time that 2K has a viable baseball game in its stable, and while there remain many issues that need to be addressed either via a patch or for 2K11, at least now the developers have something real to build on rather than being forced to start all over again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Burnout Dominator doesn’t add anything really new to the genre but is great for what it is: portable arcade racing and definitely worth your time if you’re a fan of the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Divinity II is the kind of game that falls neatly into the category of "guilty pleasure" for me. It's an RPG that doesn't really break new ground, but plays well enough and provides a challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game's combat system and excellent graphics makes up for a weak second half storyline and ho-hum characters that bring the go down a notch and I have no problem recommending it to role-players that find themselves mostly ignoring those aspects of these games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Ultimately, if you like Metallica (a lot), and if you like the standard Guitar Hero gameplay formula, then this game is well worth the price of admission. If you don’t meet both those criteria, however, you really should move on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Co-op issues aside, there's really nothing particularly wrong with Dungeon Siege III. It's an enjoyable, if un-ambitious game. I enjoyed it for what it was, but at the end of the day I left it having wanted it to be more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It’s not a “sim for dummies” by any means, but compared to some of the other games in the genre, it is a bit skimpy in the depth department.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Does a good job of following the film closely and offers a lot of cool film extras that everyone will enjoy. While the gameplay isn't perfect and probably could have used a little more depth, what is there is great for youngsters and marginally entertaining for adults.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Everything looks rather dated, characters have terribly jointed bodies, the graphics seem washed out, and the animation is pretty stiff in spots.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game delivers entertaining - although sometimes frustrating, sometime hilarious and sometimes jaw dropping gameplay, and with a small bit of patience, it ends up being an amusing and for the most part, an enjoyable experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: World Tour is Activision’s answer to Rock Band, and while adding drums, bass, and vocals was necessary to keep up with the Joneses, a whole host of new problems are introduced with their inclusion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Even with the addition of the Easy difficulty, Shiren the Wanderer is made for selective tastes. Fans of traditional RPGs will have a hard time reconciling the Spartan storytelling and visuals, while fans of turn-based strategies will likely take issue with the simplicity of combat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As for the solo game, Conviction is likely to appeal to more people than any Splinter Cell game to date, which is a shame because UbiSoft has replaced the heady silent stealth play with a middling third person shooter.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    But there is a sense of ennui here. Kane’s Wrath adds a couple of nice things, but where "Asian Dynasties" played with the conventions of "Age of Empires III", and "Kingdoms" further emphasized the great parts of "Medieval 2: Total War", this expansion simply walks along a path that was already clearly marked.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Still, while it lasts, it's an enjoyable if derivative take on the action genre using a superhero that conjures up awesome weapons to great effect. The basic mechanics of the game are well built, with plenty of concessions to make things easier for younger players, the co-op is a great idea, and it's an easy full thousand points, but once the game is over, chances are the memory of it will be fleeting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Spyborgs might not be the best beat-‘em-up, but it’s enjoyable, even if it can be frustrating at times.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you like arcade style combat games against hundreds of enemies at a time, and the ability to design your own ships then Warship Gunner 2 is a worthy edition to your PlayStation 2 library.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    With that said though, I really can't think of a compelling reason not to recommend it to any space-sim fan - but only because of the depressing fact that there isn't anything else that really compares out there for the moment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There is a very specific audience for Tekken 6 that will eat it up. Everyone else will see it as more of the same, but with a garbage new game mode and long load times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A title worthy of the franchise and second only "World of Warcraft" in quality and fun in and MMORPG.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you don't mind some trial and error, or don't mind working through the game until you figure out what to do, there is fun to be had with Puzzle Kingdoms.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game is good enough for what it is supposed to do, but KOEI really needs to start making more dramatic changes with these yearly releases across the board.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game is certainly fun, but is also seems hamstrung as a turn-based strategy game due to its overly linear nature and lack of any true sense of story cohesion or character progression.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I was happy to see that Propaganda at least put forward a decent effort and with a bigger budget and more development time, they might have been able to smooth out the game's edges and turn in something that could have been less of a "fans only" proposition and more of a mainstream contender.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Super Swing Golf is a cute golf game with an interesting story mode, but does not add anything new to the genre aside from the Wii-mote gameplay. It’s primarily for arcade golf fans, but it’s definitely worth a rental.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I was happy to see that Propaganda at least put forward a decent effort and with a bigger budget and more development time, they might have been able to smooth out the game's edges and turn in something that could have been less of a "fans only" proposition and more of a mainstream contender.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Any FPS fan should have an easy time enjoying this game – just don’t expect spit-polished perfection.