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 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 0 Myst
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is, without a doubt, one of the all-time greatest games made. 50 years from now people will still be playing and enjoying this game... thoroughly.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With three massive areas and your hundreds of square miles of your own personal urban jungle, this Liberty City, more than any other version, is yours to do with as you please. The possibility for creative anarchy is limited only by the expanse of your imagination.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With three massive areas and your hundreds of square miles of your own personal urban jungle, this Liberty City, more than any other version, is yours to do with as you please. The possibility for creative anarchy is limited only by the expanse of your imagination.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Underwhelming multiplayer is easily overlooked; however, issues with the camera are harder to forgive. Maintaining simple control over the view or providing a faultless automatic camera is a must for platform games and Super Mario Galaxy falls flat in this regard. Everything else works wonderfully.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Third grind is the charm.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beyond the visual feast and a plethora of features and options, Perfect Dark is a soup of gameplay genius beefy enough to eat with a fork!
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So good I have no idea where to start. The graphics? Superb. The music/sounds? Perfect. Is it fun? Hell yes...To be quite honest, this is the most interesting and fun game I have ever played.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it may do what other games have already done, the important point is that it does it <I>better</I>.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone who's ever dreamed of running a professional team in some capacity, or anyone who enjoys fantasy baseball, baseball board games, or similar products, will absolutely love what OOTP 2007 offers. Any criticisms of the game are merely trivial; in the end it comes down to this: This is the best “fantasy” baseball gaming package ever created.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a tale of moral imperative, the nature of man, tragedy, betrayal, right, wrong, and the gray that lives in-between. And if you're not interested in the depth its story line explores, it's also an immaculate action game, with enough ways to bludgeon, maim, and blow stuff up to hold you over until "Halo 3" arrives.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 is easily one of the best games released on the PlayStation 3, but also finds itself as one of the best releases across any platform in recent memory.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Valve has put together an impressive package that demands your attention. Now you just need to clear your schedule until late March to fully enjoy it all.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Orange Box may not restore the reputation of the bargain box, but it is a bargain, and it is worth your time. The three titles may vary in quality, but a fan of the franchise can probably overlook the flaws in Episode 2, and everyone, without exception, needs to experience Portal.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a remarkable achievement that despite from a few niggling bugs is an undertaking unlike any other. This could quite easily be the only game you purchase for the next several months and still provide you with a complete sense of satisfaction. There are few titles that offer such an incredible level of value without resorting to multiplayer and for that I applaud Bethesda. Skyrim is a role-playing masterpiece.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is by far the best single player action experience you are going to find on the PS2 this year - and the best Resident Evil game since "Resident Evil 2."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If BioShock ends up being yet another critically acclaimed game that the general public ignores then we’re all wasting our time writing reviews in the first place. Folks, this is just about as good as it gets.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you own a PS2 and you do not own and play through this game 100% you will forfeit your right to call yourself a game player and should trade in everything you own and become a monk.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How can a rehash of the same basic formula prove so successful? As GTA:SA has taught me, one does so by taking the best parts of a given game, improving them, and then adding a ridiculous amount of new features and content.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the graphical presentation is more of the same in Vice City, the sound effects and music have been vastly improved.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Play. Create. Share. These three simple words make up developer Media Molecule’s little big blueprint for a charming and unique game that wonderfully brings out the creative side in people. Apparently there are already plans for a sequel, but I can’t imagine how the developers can possibly top this.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What Red Dead Redemption does best is allowing players to do whatever they want, whenever they want in a setting unlike any other.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The combination of a great campaign mode along with a goldmine of multiplayer options makes for an unbeatable gaming experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    How did I enjoy "OOT," but not MM? Simple, I knew that "Ocarina Of Time" was based almost entirely around the ocarina and the shifting of time, Majora's Mask simply took the 1st idea and exploited the necessity of travel, thus leaving Majora's Mask nothing more than a rehash of the first.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess reminds you why you began playing games in the first place.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the biggest problem with Portal 2 is Portal 1, which was a lean mean meme machine driven by one of videogaming's most unforgettable characters. So when the sequel has a minor negative space problem, and closes with a credit sequence that I can't hum for the life of me, is Portal 2 ever so slightly disappointing, or was Portal 1 just flat-out ingenious? I suspect a little of both. But with this much awesome Stephen Merchant, and with my status as a frickin' genius puzzle solver reaffirmed, and with a unique co-op experience, it's like complaining that I was promised the moon and the stars, but I only got the moon.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the end, Red Dead Redemption is going to please a lot of gamers who are simply starved for a new world to explore and the Wild West, even though the game takes place at the end of that era, is ripe for the taking.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    World of Goo is a fantastic game, and without a doubt the best WiiWare title on the market. I’d even go as far as saying it’s one of the most enjoyable titles on the Wii, period.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 has stepped up its game and it has been well worth the wait.