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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Score distribution:
2620 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fighting fit and ready to rip off your head, it's definitely the best Mortal Kombat game released to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fighting fit and ready to rip off your head, it's definitely the best Mortal Kombat game released to date.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, Hoard's multiplayer design accomplishes exactly what it set out to do: provide quick and well paced matches between rival dragons looking for more shiny coins wrapped nside a design that is deceptively deep. This is 10 bucks well spent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What you will find though, is a very engaging and flexible method of combat unlike anything you're playing right now. I know I was doubtful when I first heard of the game, but if you're looking for something that lights a new fire under the RPGs of old, put your doubts aside and give Battle Slots a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Outland is an outstanding game, easily one of the best examples of its genre to emerge on the console download services. I think it's a far better, more dynamic game than something more single-minded style-over-substance games such as Limbo or Braid.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dissidia 2 is the marriage of a fighting game with a ridiculously detailed RPG. So unless you're looking for a shooter or a racing game, this may very well be the last PSP game you ever need.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    LEGO Star Wars III is a perfectly competent LEGO game, neither excellent nor dismal, just simply there. It has all of the things you'd expect from a LEGO game, however they never gel into a game that's better than its parts. I would imagine die hard fans of the series will find more there than I did, but I suspect that most people will remember the game for being a 3DS launch game rather than being an exemplary LEGO game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Steel Diver is a very odd choice as a launch game. It's a new IP, which is great, but it doesn't exactly scream mass appeal. The 3D is used effectively, making it look like you're peering into a fish tank, complete with beautifully done dynamic backgrounds, but you can also turn it off and not have the experience change much at all. Mostly though, the biggest problem is that it's short, dull and entirely too easy. While any one of those would cause the game to spring a leak, all three sinks it right to the bottom.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even if you played the original version on the DS, it's well worth it to jump back into the game via the HD version. Every unit and background is now hand drawn and units have excellent attack animations, complete with some fantastic audio.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Section 8: Prejudice is quite the surprise. This is a lot of game for 1200 MS Points. TimeGate is promising that it plans to release further DLC on an "aggressive" schedule, but in the meantime get some friends together, hop online, and start blasting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The racing gameplay at its core is fantastic and entertaining. People unfamiliar with NASCAR will find that the assists let them get behind the wheel easily, but both novices and veterans alike will find a lot of fault with just how uneven and broken the bugs can make the proceedings. Ultimately, while there is a good game in there, it comes complete with so much baggage that it's impossible to fully recommend.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Asphalt 3D is nothing more than a checked box on the Nintendo 3DS launch lineup list. Apart from its genre there's nothing that makes it stand out in the launch library, and within its genre there's nothing that makes it unique. This game is entirely skippable unless you're desperate for a 3D arcade racer, but even then it's best to wait to see what else the 3DS has in store down the road.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is definitely one of the best games of the launch, it is also a far cry from the "killer app" the platform needs largely due to its almost complete avoidance of any of the unique features the platform offers. With that said, it is also one of the only truly new and original titles for the 3DS among a number of rushed ports and perfunctory franchise entries.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Stacking is still one of the weirdest and most wonderful adventures on the downloadable market, and Hobo King offers delights that are stranger and funnier still. It's a must-buy, unless you're too squeamish to deal with stinky cheese and "already been chewed" fish.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While it risks being overlooked due to some of the series' less than stellar versions, Super Monkey Ball plays like a dream on Nintendo's latest handheld. It's a true return to form for AiAi and the bunch, and one of the best uses of 3D I've seen yet on the system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I enjoyed using Move, for swinging, but not much else. Navigating through the game's menus, especially when spending hard won experience points for attribute boosts, required not just the Move's navigation controller but a "normal" controller lest I experience a level of frustration no caddie could talk me down from.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It's disappointing that Battlegrounds has more in common with a 30-year old Atari 2600 title in a number of ways than it does with the generally likable Red Faction franchise. Really, it doesn't have anything to do with it other than as a source for the vehicles and a couple of logos.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It's disappointing that Battlegrounds has more in common with a 30-year old Atari 2600 title in a number of ways than it does with the generally likable Red Faction franchise. Really, it doesn't have anything to do with it other than as a source for the vehicles and a couple of logos.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Here is a drama with characters we care about, built by us, and written in the verse of that now-familiar Sims vocabulary, finally harnessed to tell great stories that are too big for any sandbox about day-to-day life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Then again, strategy games don't require a good narrative to be enjoyable, and for $10 Anomaly is definitely worth your time. Whether you're a tower defense fan looking for something new or someone intimidated by the world of real time strategy, this game has a lot to offer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's not as consistently awesome as Shadow Broker, but that's ok – The Arrival more than does its part in setting the stage for a killer third installment of the series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This isn't necessarily a bad game and there is a decent amount of old fashioned fun dressed up with new technology available in it. It is an oddly out-of-step game even among the lackluster 3DS launch lineup, if only because it doesn't look or feel current and could almost be accused of being a lazy, rushed port of any of the previous Ridge Racer titles.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fans of the series might be delighted to have this game in their pocket, but I can't imagine anyone choosing it over the recently released Dynasty Warriors 7 or a favorite console entry in the Koei canon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a full-featured port on a new platform, and it is without question the best portable fighting game ever released.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    All the flaws combined don't sink the game as much as they simply make it frustrating to play and for purists the physics will certainly cause eyebrows to raise. Moto GP10/11 is best suited for racing fans who simply want to hop on a bike and go while leaving believability at the door.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    All the flaws combined don't sink the game as much as they simply make it frustrating to play and for purists the physics will certainly cause eyebrows to raise. Moto GP10/11 is best suited for racing fans who simply want to hop on a bike and go while leaving believability at the door.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I don't mean to say that Crysis 2 isn't competent. It is. It's a perfectly bog-standard, uninspired, derivative, middle-of-the-road, ultimately incomprehensible, attractive enough, buy-it-used-if-you-must shooter that no one will remember by summer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a showcase for the power of CryENGINE 3, Crysis 2 is a gorgeous showstopper. But as a game, it's an average, action-packed shooter that will thrill you with amazing set-pieces, frustrate you with shoddy AI, and confuse you with a fractured story. If there is one reason you have to play Crysis 2, it is for the fantastic multiplayer.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Maybe with better tech this one could become a box office smash, but for right now, you should leave it on the cutting room floor.

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