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7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 1003 ratings
  1. 10 (154)
  2. 9 (261)
  3. 8 (319)
  4. 7 (165)
  5. 6 (56)
  6. 5 (25)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (10)

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  • User Rating 7

    Shank has beautiful visuals, but the mediocre story and monotonous combat hinder it.

    Rated on April 23, 2012 by ivory_soul

    The Good: Beautiful art style, gory combat, fun boss fights The Bad: Monotonous combat, sluggish controls, repetitive level design, extremely short, mediocre story Shank is an artistically stunn...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    A very well produced game but the depth is lacking! XBLA port, clocks in around 4 hours.

    Rated on May 09, 2012 by True_Sounds

    This is an enjoyable game to play on the PC with a 360 controller, if you can find it at the right price. The production is done very well, and the art style is nice. Combat is fun, however one bo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Clearly inspired by the catalogue of Robert Rodriguez

    Rated on October 20, 2012 by grambrood

    The story - which is told through a sequence of flash-backs - is merely justification for the violence; but this is a revenge tale. It's an angry, messy game set to the visual style of a children's ca...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    SHANK you very much, great game.

    Rated on November 02, 2010 by scvido

    i've been playing games for over 25 years, i grew up with sidescrollers, beat-em-up and other cool games, and with immense happiness i waited for SHANK but was it worth the wait? aye! Graphics - si...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    very nice game

    Rated on October 31, 2010 by faielmasry

    i liked it very much nice gameplay. when i played this game i rememberd risky it was from ea to. i hope seeing alot of this games in the future. about the game It's A Looker: Playing Shank is...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Gonna take you back to the past, on the 80's and 90's platform games golden era

    Rated on October 31, 2010 by gomagomes

    When I first saw the trailer, I've already liked this game. I'm a very old school games fan, even with all the good games today, sometimes I still get myself playing the old classics specially beat'em...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    The best 2D advanced game I've played in the past 18 years. Super cool, great fighting, nice story & shanking people

    Rated on November 26, 2010 by Abdullah1001

    The game is awesome, nearly flawless. If you are looking for an advanced 2D game with a cartoon design so you will find what you are looking for in this peace of beauty. a lot of weapons, enemies & CO...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    best 2d game ever created.

    Rated on December 03, 2010 by ravi_007

    This game have the guts to defeat many of 3d action(popular) games. this game is better than darksiders even though the gameplays lenght's difference is too much but the game is awsome. u r shank u ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    this is the best 2D game that i played since metal slug X

    Rated on December 06, 2010 by stonhengehill

    i think users review must be short and usefull so i make it quick 1.very good visual 2.great co op mod 3 .amazing combat 4. easy playing 5.old school but good story 6. working on most c...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Just because this genre is so rare doesn't mean its that great.

    Rated on July 03, 2011 by eLite0101

    I completed game and when comparing to older ones of this kind I found it lacking in several ways. First graphics. While game use sharp hi-res sprites and some nice effects its style doesn't fit my...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.