• Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2007
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer
    62
    Somewhat dodgy AI can mar certain missions and the game practically screams for a co-op mode, but unfortunately, it's strictly single-player. [Apr 2007, p.55]
  2. 40
    If anything The Shield: The Game is true to the spirit of its source material. Much of the game may be poorly designed, cruelly difficult and obnoxiously unfair, but none of these flaws are necessarily show-stopping.
  3. Neither quality fan service nor a good action game on its own merits, The Shield fails miserably to live up to its license's pedigree.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    Just buy it on DVD and leave it at that. [Apr 2007, p.71]
  5. The Shield, in the end, is a game that will only appeal to the true hardcore fans. If you love the TV series rent it, otherwise take a pass.
  6. 21
    One of the most boring, generic games out there, even with a strong character like Vic Mackey. There's really nothing about the gameplay, visuals, sound, or story that can justify a purchase.
  7. An unmitigated disaster. Terribly designed both technically and in terms of gameplay, it’s a miserable, useless, joyless experience entirely bereft of fun.
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. JonathanS.
    Mar 30, 2007
    6
    Better than some of these sites are saying it is and it DOES capture the series feel, especially since many of the original cast represent Better than some of these sites are saying it is and it DOES capture the series feel, especially since many of the original cast represent their actual voices in the game and also because the graphics seem to match-up with the grim Farmington district feel. Despite the fact that some of these reviewers grumbled about the mini-games, they were no less boring or no worse than any to be found in the much-vaunted GTA series and in some cases were more enjoyable (the police foot-chase stuff, for example). Furthermore, it is much better on the PC than PS2. I have to wonder if some of these reviewers even really bothered to play the PC version? Full Review »