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
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's thus highly recommended for golf game aficionados, especially if you liked the original Toadstool Tour.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    That killer axe is just one of the many weapons you'll get to take on hell's minions, and epitomises the game succinctly - oh-so stylish, over the top and yet fiendlishly difficult to master.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fine sequel, although if you've had your fix of Hawk before, you may not find enough that's genuinely new here to warrant a purchase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA being EA, there's no online component for Xbox owners, although PS2 players in PAL territories do no better. It seems that online multiplayer is a purely PS2, purely NTSC market phenomenon.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It comes with a small array of multiplayer modes and a highly compelling main multiplayer quest -- and these things are always more fun with extra human players -- and it's a title with solid longevity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One for the fans. Even though it is an "all-in-one" package of games, the Arcade Kombat mode remains the centre of attention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you look beyond the Star Wars trappings, however, what you're left with is a game that's not quite as good as it really should be, which is a pity.
    • GameSpot AU
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put away your social calendar strategy fans - this game will eat out months out of your life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent piece of software which is only let down by its poor interface and lack of a really in depth tutorial to give users some idea of how to create a decent mix without using only basic sounds and tunes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the shallow gameplay, the shooter who wants something different and entertaining will find it here with the Lionhearts and their ultimate heist.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's bound to appeal to exactly the same gaming crowd this time around, and for exactly the same reasons.