GameSpot AU's Scores

  • Games
For 95 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Rome: Total War
Lowest review score: 10 Army Men: Sarge's War
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 95
  2. Negative: 4 out of 95
95 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Realistic graphics, a real sense of speed and tight controls all add up to Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition being a flat-out adrenalin rush of a game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With three or four players, GBA screens ablaze, this is nothing short of a tiny slice of gaming nirvana, and some of the most unabashed, undilluted fun to be produced for this generation of consoles.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a pack-in bonus, it's excellent -- we really can't think of a pack-in game in recent history that has this much pure playability, albeit from games that are now somewhat aged.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Further refines the grappling engine that Yukes has been using for its gamecube titles, and along the way, offers the best grappling experience you can get -- at least for the time being.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The single player aspect of the game is even more barebones then the previous title. Gone is the campaign and in is "instant action" which as you may have guessed allows you to select a map and then play with a number of bots.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Certainly, if you can access the Xbox or PC versions, plumb for them first, but otherwise, and especially if you're looking for what has up to now been one of the most unique online pleasures known only to Xbox owners, what are you waiting for?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unlike many expansion packs it offers a solid amount of additional content that enhances the overall game without breaking anything in the process -- a rare feat indeed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It entertains, it excites and it's easy to follow so no need for cheats, and sometimes that is all that matters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An amazing amount of fun but it doesn’t just rely on its novelty to carry it - it’s actually a good game and in the early missions at least has a good pick-up-and-play element.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's quite a slow game, and at first many gamers may find it on the tepid side, as it's only once you've got the hang of how the whole farm holds together you'll find yourself dedicating more and more time to the simple joys that Harvest Moon has to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Its excellent production and genuinely unsettling atmosphere make other so-called horror games look about as scary as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Transformers does a very solid job of capturing the visual style of the cartoon series while running on the PS2 hardware.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are frustrating points (like the long save point distance) but it creates the desire to know what will happen next if you keep going.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not really a case of great or inspiring innovation, but it is a solid use of the Snowblind engine into an engaging title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not for everybody -- the difficulty level will see most off, and the lack of third dimensional movement will probably remove a fair chunk of the rest of its prospective audience -- but if you like your shooting action hard, heavy and repetitive, then you really need to add R-Type Final to your collection.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget the bogged realism of "Call of Duty" or "Conflict Vietnam"; Tribes: Vengeance is all about big guns, big mecha suits, and big explosions. If you're after some intense fighting with gung-ho madness, then it’s good to get some Vengeance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The other major limitation comes about in online play; while the Xbox version supported 16 players, you'll have to make do with ten less in PS2 games, and with a total lack of co-operative online modes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're after a stealth game that isn't simply a matter of 'stealth to point A because that's the only way it can be done', however, it comes highly recommended, as each level can be replayed any number of ways, depending on how you mix up your stealth and blasting action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Def Jam: Fight For NY is a good game -- there's no doubt about that -- but it's perhaps that rarest of fighting games -- one that's better off played solo, or against one other player only, rather than in true multiplayer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exercise in masochism, as you'll find that the world records within the game are generally easily knocked over. It's only when you can look across the sofa at tired, sore and elated faces and realise that you just lunged over the line at the last second to grasp victory that you'll find Athens 2004 a really worthwhile game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great movie adaptation and very good choice for younger gamers -- or anyone who needs a Christmas present for a younger gamer in a hurry.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's thus highly recommended for golf game aficionados, especially if you liked the original Toadstool Tour.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those looking for a Nintendo-themed puzzle game with plenty of length, but not always the greatest amount of depth will enjoy collecting Mini Marios until the goombas come home.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THQ and Pandemic do deserve commendation for stepping away from the tried and tested styles of military simulations and trying something different.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Traditional console RPG fans may be intrigued by the concept but ultimately turned off by the totally open-ended gameplay style, while those coming over from the PC side of things will probably find it refreshingly familiar -- although we'd plump for the PC version if you've got a system capable of it, if only because it is, after all, a PC port.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An old-school racer with an immense amount of charm, although we'd still recommend "Burnout 3" in favour of it -- just.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Arrow feels like a mission pack for the original Rainbow Six 3, because that's what it is. If you loved Rainbow Six 3, though, you'll undoubtedly love this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've only got a passing interest in golf, and want a game with the usual level of Nintendo polish that tends to make their games interesting, then it's worth hitting out with Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are three main aspects to the game which can be identified as the main weaknesses; the lack of single player, the maps without helicopters, and the player numbers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 2 isn't a revolutionary take on the movie-to-game-licence genre; it's just a competently put together game that suffers a tad from being a bit content poor. At the same time, though, what it offers is a lot of fun - while it lasts.