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Shank is a side-scrolling fighting game starring the titular character, an ex-mob hitman. Shank wants to avenge the death of his girlfriend, who was murdered right before his eyes by a gang. He has to run and jump through levels while killing hordes of enemies and bosses in the end of each. The mechanics are based on three weapon types; a pair of knives, melee weapons such as machetes and chainsaws, and ranged weapons such as shotguns and double pistol. Each weapon type is bound to a different input button. He often has to fight off many enemy at once as the different attacks can be linked into combos. Defeated enemies also drop weapons that can be picked up. Items in the environment can be used for acrobatic maneuvers.

For multiplayer there is a separate campaign that is played locally with another human player who takes the role of Shank's partner Falcone. The multiplayer campaign levels are built around cooperative gameplay to defeat the enemies and bosses. The story of the multiplayer campaign acts as a prequel to the main game storyline.


Shank Windows Wood crates can contain something useful.
Shank Windows Poor Butcher.
Shank Windows Boss fight in an abattoir
Shank Windows The first boss intro.

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An ultra-violent, grindhouse style cartoon! PlayStation 3 Stijn Daneels (85)

Critic Reviews PlayStation 3 Mar 03, 2011 A 100
Indie Game Magazine Windows Dec 08, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Indie Game Magazine PlayStation 3 Dec 08, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Defunct Games PlayStation 3 Aug 30, 2010 B+ 83 Xbox 360 Aug 27, 2010 77 out of 100 77 PlayStation 3 Aug 27, 2010 77 out of 100 77
Game Over Online Windows Nov 05, 2010 75 out of 100 75
IGN Windows Nov 08, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Aug 24, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65 Xbox 360 Aug 31, 2010 Unscored Unscored


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