Shank out today, all reviews here

Wednesday, 25th August 2010 08:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Revenge. Cartoon, 2D graphics. A big sword. Shooting people in the face. All the things you like. But can Shank do the do? Hit the link for the final verdict.

In short, sort of. The EA-published Klei actioner pulled a middling-to-good spread from its US reviews last night, as you can see below.

Still waiting on the Euro chaps at the moment. If you want us to link to your piece, tell us in the comments.

The game’s out today. It’s only downloadable, for both Live and PSN.



  1. mington

    ps or xbox, ps or xbox….

    i guess there’s no difference, i think xbox always works out cheaper, and i have two xbox pads, i can play co-op with my nan

    Anyone bought this yet?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    I’m tempted. Anyone know how much it is on PSN?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Hmm…. a weird mix of scores again. I’ll be trying the demo of this tonight, anyway.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mington

    Price point: 1200 Microsoft Points / $14.99 (does that make it 9.99?….doubt it)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Callum

    Jesus…that’s not all done with spritesheets is it?!?!?!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mington

    Gamesradar: 6/10

    maybe i’ll wait for it to go on sale

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    oh well i wasnt particularly interested in this anyway =/

    #7 4 years ago
  8. elronathon

    @ Callum, don’t think so nope. Looks like a combination of some sort of skeletal/ik system or a looser equivalent and invidividual sprites for the body parts – swapping out for different variants at keyframes.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    It reminds me of Viewtiful Joe. I gave up on that due to difficulty spikes.. That facking massive Pig boss totally ruined the game for me. I don;t have time to be retrying the same boos over and over. It gets boring. Shame, I think I’ll pass now.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. mington

    The destructoid review does state that its quite difficult, and it took him 45mins to kill the final boss :/

    that just makes me want it more :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DJ Deathstar

    Yeah but in a couple of reviews there they mention them beating it in 3 hours, and the Destructoid one was 5 hours including that 45 min final boss. I’d buy it if it had online co-op but since it doesn’t i think i’ll wait a few months for it to be in deal of the week

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Hmm. Super-difficulty will put me off, most likely. I’m not very good at this kind of game to begin with.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Robo_1

    Really on the fence with this. Talk of a 45 minute end boss and difficulty spikes are putting me right off though.


    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Jesus, it’s a 2gb download again! These things are getting bigger by the week!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. freedoms_stain

    it feels like that’s how quickly new SKUs with bigger HDDs are being announced too.

    It all adds up.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    I played the demo and was expecting a great game, but after a few minutes i got bored. It’s very repetitive and the boss is a joke. I really expected more from this.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Isaaclarke37

    I want to have this game now wish i could download it now.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Robo_1

    It’s good stuff this. Simple enough, but chaining your attacks together for combos is good fun. £7.99 would have been more reasonable though.

    #18 4 years ago

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