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
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply extraordinary. It’s clear from the start that Valve have pulled out all the stops, resulting in a well polished game that’s graphically spectacular.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tingle does make the game a touch easier, but at the same time it makes the story aspects of the Wind Waker a great deal more communal, leading to fewer arguments over whose turn it is. It's also the first game we've seen to really justify the cost of the link cable.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The richness of what's on offer far outweighs the minor annoyances, and compared to any other full-priced title, even GTA III itself would stand well ahead of the pack. The fact that you get Vice City itself is the neon and pastel cherry on the cake.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best game on the PS2.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's bigger, badder, and better in almost every imaginable way. The game tells a compelling story and adds enough gameplay content to the formula to engage players who've already played the previous game to death.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Chaos Theory takes the best aspects of the previous games and makes them shine even more. Splinter Cell veterans won't find too many new additions, but newbies and vets alike should snap it up as it's the best game in the series so far.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Burnout 3 online is extremely good fun -- it's fast, frantic and the gametypes encourage plenty of teamwork, plenty of adrenaline, and naturally enough, plenty of crunched fenders and vehicles gracefully flipping through the air before ploughing at high speeds into concrete pillars.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War is a stylish, gory and challenging action game that rewards you for skill and persistence. One of the best action titles to be released on the PlayStation 2 so far.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's the usual John Williamsesque score, but what makes Knights Of The Old Republic stands out is the sheer quality and quantity of spoken dialogue.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tightly scripted nature of Pandora Tomorrow means that it's a game that many players will finish and would normally never return to, no matter how much of a blast they've had. This is where multiplayer steps in, takes over and ensures the long-term value of the title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ninety five maps, a huge variety of game modes, extensive single player campaign, online multiplayer and the low system requirements makes this a game that no first person shooter fan should ignore.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One particularly neat point about the audio presentation comes about because the entire game is played out as a narrative flashback from the Prince's point of view. This gives the plot cohesion, but also allows the Prince to ask you when saving if he should begin the story from that point, or to chide you when you die that it didn't actually happen that way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In terms of sheer fun, ease of use and online integration, it's now the racer to beat on any system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sumptuously detailed and totally engrossing RTS title that can even hook those who normally aren't fans of RTS titles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding gaming experience that sucks you into its expansive storyline.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Arguably one of the hardest XBox titles to date, and, as long as you're equal to its stiff challenge, one of the best.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    My Sim is freshly bathed with a full stomach, empty bladder, and a good night's sleep while I am up at 3am - dirty, hungry, tired, and about to pee on the floor because I'm so involved. That's got to be the sign of a good game -- doesn't it?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fantasy world created for the game features plenty of detail, with some of the environments players must traverse looking absolutely fantastic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An exceptionally good single player game, and while the multiplayer aspect is a bit shaky compared to some titles, both existing and upcoming, there's a ton of potential within the game engine for some really clever modifications.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    And while GT4 is not the massive leap from GT3 some were expecting, the sheer depth and variety of cars and tracks, great physics model and outstanding extras make it by far the best car game available on any system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it feature great gameplay, but it offers up a virtual documentary of the World War II D-Day landings thanks to its attention to realism and fascinating added extras.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a great game, hampered by a release date very close to a number of very prominent titles that are likely to overshadow it in the holiday season.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a single player game played in short burts and with an eye towards old school run and gun style dynamics, we there's precious little that can touch Doom 3.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the solo campaign is suitably lengthy and will keep most gamers on their toes for a reasonable period of time, it's multiplayer where SOCOM II really shines.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tracks on offer in RalliSport Challenge 2 are, to put it simply, gorgeous.
    • 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?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those looking for an excellent mix of first person action and squad-based tactics will find SWAT 4's extremely realistic and involving gameplay hard to beat.