GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,008 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Chrono Cross
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,008 game reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There are better ways of spending your time during the cold winter months than playing Winter Stars.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A frighteningly flawed action-heavy spin-off that withers in the shadow of its superior alternatives.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A frighteningly flawed action-heavy spin-off that withers in the shadow of its superior alternatives.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Caught between being a space sim, a real-time strategy game, and a role-playing game, Starpoint Gemini tries to do a little bit of everything, and fails to do anything well.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Varied track design isn't enough to save Wheels of Destruction from a trip to the junkyard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Aggravating combat overwhelms the elements that could have made Sorcery enjoyable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Jet Set Radio was interesting in the year 2000, but the game needed more than a fresh coat of paint to make its awkward design worth revisiting.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tryst's memorable title is the only thing that stands out about this otherwise forgettable and buggy real-time strategy game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    How far can cinematics get you when the gameplay sandwiched between them is so poorly paced, so utterly misconceived, so reliant on stick wriggles and button tapping? There's a place for contextual prompts and cinematic storytelling in video games, but Resident Evil 6 is a mishmash of elements put together without any sense of care or direction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Series faithful might stumble through for the sake of story, and perhaps to appreciate those few moments that recall when Resident Evil was at its peak glory. But this long, poor sequel is the ultimate test of patience for even the most dedicated.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Fans will no doubt appreciate the exclusive episode of the Dragon Ball anime included with the game, which is nicely presented in HD. But that's hardly enough to make up for the sheer mind-numbing repetitiveness of the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With an uninteresting world and dull combat, the survival horror game ZombiU is a weak link in the Wii U's launch lineup.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    And that's Colonial Marines' biggest problem: enemies come, and you shoot them down easily, again and again. The game is remarkably light on variety. A couple of battles masquerade as boss fights, but they require no strategy and are just as easy and thrill-less as the rest. The four- to five-hour campaign has no thrust to it; it feels the same from beginning to end, and the finale just drops with a thud. And by being so easy and predictable, the game lets down the license.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Alien franchise deserves better than this. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a disappointing exercise in bland corridor shooting, dragged down by laughable dialogue and cooperative play that makes the game worse than when you adventure on your own. Colonial Marines is unremarkable in every conceivable way: it's far too easy, generally devoid of tension, and lacking in the variety it so desperately needed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The troubled real-time strategy dungeon sim Impire fails to recapture the charms of its inspirations.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Rather than resolving what came before it, Awakened simply shrugs its shoulders for a couple hours before throwing another cliff-hanger ending your way. Sure, it still plays perfectly well, with plenty of intense dismemberment and a pleasingly varied selection of necromorph enemies to fend off.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Alien Spidy's cool momentum-based platforming is both unique and uniquely infuriating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A shallow reimagining of the classic adventure that fails to justify its existence in the modern era.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    When the first wave of frustration passes, you'll realize that Conflict Zone is a subpar RTS game whose few good ideas just don't add up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Has absolutely no significance for anyone but hard-core Bust-A-Move completists.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    This traditional adventure game offers a few attractive scenes, but otherwise it's an exercise in tedium that will disappoint even avid adventure gamers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Meant to be dark and atmospheric. It's set in a strange amusement park. And when it makes sense, it can be fairly creepy. Unfortunately, it doesn't make sense very often.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A pretty weak game. With poor control, counterintuitive level design, and drab graphics, X Games Skateboarding is best suited for skateboarding fans looking for a quick fix in the form of a rental.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Unlike the entries from Microsoft and Rockstar, though, The Italian Job is almost completely devoid of both flavor and interesting gameplay, and the whole thing feels like it was slapped together in a supreme hurry to cash in on the release of the film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    This concept itself obviously isn't a terribly original one, and Shattered Universe's gameplay mechanics are equally pedestrian in design, hopelessly trying to mirror bigger, better space combat games.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Over the years, the series has shown its flashes of playability, but Sarge's War isn't one of them. This game never shows anything above the most minimal of efforts, and even then, it seems as though you're being entertained as if by accident.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    So little has been done to jazz up the game's presentation that only those who long to hear more abuse spew from Anne Robinson's curled lips will find enough here to justify spending 20 bucks.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to afford, Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives is a barely tolerable, exceedingly temporary fix for the financially restricted racing beginner.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Hard Truck: Apocalypse takes an interesting premise and strips away all but the most mundane elements, leaving you to drive down a long and unexciting road to nowhere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Mage Knight Apocalypse is a sloppy attempt to adapt the collectible tabletop miniatures game to a dungeon-crawler format.