[[caption-width-right:308:It's good to be the shark.]]

''Jaws Unleashed'' is a video game developed by Appaloosa Interactive and released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation 2, UsefulNotes/XBox and {{PC}}, based on the ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' film franchise. You get to play as the shark, who chomps its way through sealife, humans and their constructions.

A sequel ''Jaws: Ultimate Predator'' was released in 2011 for the [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]] and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, while another, ''Jaws: Revenge'' was made by the Creator/Rebellion studio and released for mobile devices.

For a similar game on [=iOS=], see ''VideoGame/HungrySharkEvolution''.

!!Examples in this game:

* BigDamnHeroes: When you destroy Michael Brody's boat, Craddock, the shark hunter employed by Environplus arrives on a helicopter to save him.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Things that you eat have more blood in them than it's possible.
* DerelictGraveyard: There's a lagoon filled with sunken ships.
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: Not just the humans and their machines, but it seems like every other creature in the sea wants you dead. Goes into FridgeLogic territory when you see comparatively tiny sand sharks and stingrays going out of their way to suicidally attack a massive thirty-foot great white.
* ExplodingBarrels: You can throw barrels to this effect.
* EyeScream: You have to bite out the giant squid's eyes during the fight against it.
* GiantSquid: Story mission nine starts off fighting one.
* {{Gorn}}: ''Jaws Unleashed'' contains large amounts of blood and gore. Guts spill out of people you bite, heads can be seen floating in the water, etc. Jaws Revenge goes for the more understated red mist style, but it's still not for the squeamish.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The tin cans and licence plates.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: You can make boats exlode by ''throwing people at them''.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The fight with the killer whale ends with the shark biting it in half in mid-air.
* HarpoonGun: Some divers will attack you with these.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Once again, Amity is celebrating Fourth of July.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: You regain health by eating anything living in sight.
* JawsFirstPersonPerspective: The Shark Vision.
* MadeOfExplodium: Any machine that you destroy.
* MadeOfIron: The shark can survive several explosive barrels and contact mines before dying if it begins at full health.
* NaturalWeapon: Naturally. You can smash objects with your tail or bite with your teeth.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: You will face saltwater crocodiles.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: When the Environplus' underwater facility explodes, the shark is assumed to be dead.
* PiranhaProblem: You'll have to face them as the shark in the aquarium stages.
* SealedEvilInACan: During the second story mode mission, the mayor attempts to put a stop to the shark problem by having his men capture the Great White and sending it to Amity's aquarium with the intent of keeping it in captivity. The shark manages to escape, of course.
* SeaMine: You have navigate through these in the seventh story mission.
* SharkTunnel: You get to destroy these in the second story mission.
* ShoutOut:
** One of the bosses is a Killer Whale. It may or may not be a reference to the 1977 film ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', which was a ''Jaws'' knockoff, veering it into TakeThat territory.
** The boss battle against the GiantSquid might be both a ShoutOut and a TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Beast}}'', a novel written by Jaws author PeterBenchley about a huge squid.
** The seventh level with its sea mines is very reminiscient of a scene in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''.
* SpinAttack: One of the unlockable special moves.
* StockSubtitle: Revenge and Unleashed are hardly all that original.
* ThreateningShark: What did you expect?
* UnderTheSea: Enforced by the fact that the player character is a fish.
* UnderwaterBase: You destroy one during the ninth story mission.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: The fights against orca and the giant squid.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Where do we begin?
** You can rip apart men, women and children alike, attacking them as they scream bloody murder.
** You can rip apart other aquatic life, while they try their damndest to get away.
** You can throw people back on the beach and watch them explode in a bloody mist.
* VillainProtagonist: The sharks tend to be the [[{{BigBad}} Big Bads]] of the films.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Believe it or not, ''the shark itself''. Throughout the game, you're going out of your way to destroy threats to the environment, from toxic waste dumps to a whole underwater facility. Thus making the shark an environmentalist.
* WideOpenSandbox: The whole ocean is your playground.
!!Examples in ''Ultimate Predator''

* CelShading: The game is done in this style.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: You get to face aquatic dinosaurs and a giant crocodile.

!!Examples in ''Revenge''

* DeadlyLunge: Inverted with the bikini-clad girl swimmers, who will quickly pick up in speed once you approach them, which makes eating them slightly more difficult.
* ExplodingBarrels: Tthe hostile helicopters will drop exploding mines down at you.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: The shark's bulk will do once you attack them enough times.
* SuperMode: The shark can enter one after eating enough stuff, which turns the edges of the screen blood-red, makes it practically invulnerable to damage and lets it jump high enough to destroy (relatively) high-flying planes.