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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Left Field Productions (previously responsible for "Excitebike 64") have delivered an incredible sense of speed and provided some much needed variation with its' game modes. However for those after those looking for online play will be best served by the Xbox version that does not restrict you to continually empty Australian servers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a micromanagement/god sim, it makes a fair effort with its source material, although you'll often find yourself bogged down in petty details, and it can lose a bit of charm in its eventual endgame phase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a bit annoying that the game's major flaws -- slightly monotonous combat, dodgy 3D camera and very monotonous loading times -- haven't been addressed for some time now -- but that doesn't remove from the core qualities of what is still a very fun little game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rockstar's once again created another great game awash with mood, although not to the same level of success of its key GTA franchise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main career mode is broken up into three difficulty levels, but thanks to some extremely rubber AI, unless you do extremely poorly it won't take you very long to get through everything 1080 Avalanche has to offer you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it offers something different in comparison to "Dynasty Warriors" they seemed to have not strayed all that far from their roots. Presumably they're worried about turning away their current fan base and it is these people who will get the most out of Samurai Warriors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it does offer a few innovative features, ultimately the lack of really solid characterisation, and a plot that meanders in a variety of directions without ever really getting there makes this a rather ho-hum title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ultimately a pretty simple game that the vast majority of more adult gamers can safely leave on the shelf.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Breakdown is exactly what it says on the box - a game with a broken engine.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Today, however, against titles that employ both stealth action and Ninja-style tomfoolery to a better and more engaging level, it's a title that would best fit for a rental, rather than a purchase.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's just that up against the established franchises of the 3D platforming world, and even some of the newer titles, there's really not that much in The Lost Expedition that genuinely stands out or demands attention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario Party 5 isn't badly made or put together, but it also doesn't offer all that much that hasn't been seen before, and certainly it isn't a game for you if you don't have a ready supply of other human players on hand.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it's a visually stunning game for the PS2 platform with great production values, the game underneath it all is far too pedestrian to be worth purchasing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lazy port of a game that wasn't all that great to begin with. Certainly, it has some great ideas in it, but they're all hampered by either having a weak implementation or a buggy interface, and all too often both.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Namco's shown itself capable of presenting scenes of pre-rendered babes before, and to no surprise they feature strongly in R:Racing, but in the actual game you'll see little that either appals or really appeals, even with the inclusion of drag and rally racing modes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the first five minutes you'll be bowled over by all the action on offer, scarcely being given time to breathe in. Once you start to remember the patterns of where the enemies come out -- and being a light gun title on, as they say, rails, they never vary a jot -- the fun quickly fades.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid but unspectacular boxing game that doesn't try enough that's new or innovative to raise it to championship status.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is quite entertaining, but if you are looking for something unique that offers you more than the spy games you've already played, then look somewhere else. Alias fans, however, will get a blast out of this.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dead Man's Hand by itself isn't a shockingly bad game but when you compare it to recent releases in the same genre it doesn't stack up. Dead Man's Hand really is only for the true die-hard western fan.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Party games need to be quickfire, easy to play and impossible to put down, and this is the exact opposite - slow, irritating to play and tedious in the extreme.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it's an ambitious title -- especially for the Gameboy Advance -- that attempts to cram in every last Luke-related minute of the classic Star Wars trilogy, Apprentice Of The Force is a touch too repetitive and simple to be enjoyable for all that long.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rather ordinary presentation and outright laughable voiceover acting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Certainly manages to shock, but underneath it's a decidedly average game that's probably more of a rental title than a must-buy prospect.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A significant improvement on its predecessors, but for many gamers the bugs that are still present in the series three games in will be enough to put them off the title for good.