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Shank
7.1 out of 10

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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 8
8.4
Multiplayer 8
7.8
Control 8
8.1
Addiction 8
8.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
11 February 2012
  • Excerpt: was oodles of over-the-top challenging fun. It had a few mechanical issues that could result in countless maddening deaths, but it remained a decent accomplishment. The sequel sees developer Klei Entertainment making a few appreciated changes and upgrades, while mysteriously ditching the co-op...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
8.3
Storyline 7
7.0

Shank 2

GameTrailers
9 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Klei Entertainment takes another crack at the side-scrolling brawler with the sequel to 2010’s Shank. Rather than going back to the drawing board and reinventing the experience, Shank 2 addresses nearly all of the original game’s flaws.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shank 2

High-Def Digest
8 February 2012
  • Summary: For the cost of $10 on the PlayStation Network ($5 less than the original at its 2010 launch), you probably have to decide how much the multiplayer is worth to you. The campaign ends almost as quickly as it starts and Klei doesn’t provide much incentive to repeat the single-player story beyond...
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0

Shank 2

impulsegamer
1 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Never having played the original Shank game before, I didn't know what to expect when I downloaded this game via the PSN and from the screenshots, the game looked rather interesting. It was like a comic book come to life... but with excessive violence!
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Overall 7
7.0

PSN Review – Shank 2

PlayStation LifeStyle
14 February 2011
  • Summary: The folks over at Klei Entertainment had a great idea with theRead the full article…
  • Pros: +Counter-kills add a fun layer of depth to controlling groups of enemies., +Variance in the enemy types keeps game challenging without feeling repetitive.
  • Cons: +Counter-kills add a fun layer of depth to controlling groups of enemies., -Survival Mode is fun at first, but with only three maps present in the game it can get old fast.
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Overall 7
7.0

PSN Review – Shank

PlayStation LifeStyle
8 February 2011
  • Summary: Klei Entertainment’s Shank has been described in the past year building upRead the full article…
  • Cons: Fun co-op, but no online option
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
27 January 2011
  • Summary: Shank is unquestionably a stylish game, but aside from its strikingly crisp characters and excessively violent story there’s not much else to it. If you liked the first level, you’re sure to love the last one; aside from getting a few superficially different weapons, it’s the same repetitive grind...
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Overall 8
7.5

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Game Over Online
29 September 2010
  • Excerpt: I can't quite make up my mind, though, whether it's an ambitious platformer that spent too much time on visuals and music and not enough time smoothing out the gameplay, or if it's just unapologetically difficult. I could honestly go either way.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

Shank Review

ME Gamers
7 September 2010
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is This is the third time in a row I find myself reviewing a downloadable side-scroller. Perhaps this is an indication of rekindled demand for such games or, alternatively, it may just be coincidence.
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Overall 7
7.0

Shank

GamePro.com
31 August 2010
  • Excerpt: A delightfully brutal and expertly animated hack-n-slasher, Shank is an action-packed experience, but still suffers from irritating control issues and a short playtime.
  • Pros: Excellent 2D animation, decently challenging single-player campaign, deliciously violent combat. Narrative is a good mix of serious and ridiculous, although the dialogue can get pretty cheesy.
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