GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,057 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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,057 game reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    This version of the game takes what should have been a wide-open, tactical experience in a massive metropolis and turns it into just another run-and-gun shooter that ramrods you through narrow corridors.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The action here is a complete mess that can't be salvaged, even with copious amounts of fan service and esoteric references to the Gundam universe.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Regardless of the validity of the license, D.I.C.E. the game is a dull, repetitive, and often frustrating experience that should be avoided.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    World Racing 2 makes a couple of key improvements on its predecessor, but it's still a substandard effort.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Brutal difficulty is the only thing that sets this WWII real-time strategy game apart from its predecessors.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog may share its name with the Genesis original, but this game is even more broken than most of the other recent Sonic games have been.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Its graphics are at the bottom of the Game Boy Advance totem pole, none of the hardware's interesting features like multiplayer are utilized, and the one-player mode can be finished in one day.
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    • 44 Critic Score
    Beneath the sharp sprite-based graphics and Manga-style cutaways, which admittedly do look very nice, this is just a poorly designed fighting game that even the show's youngest fans are likely to laugh at.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The combat is overly simplistic, the cel-shaded presentation is unattractive and unrefined, and the game is brimming with collision-detection and physics bugs.
    • 54 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.
    • 41 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.
    • 55 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    After the thrill of flying around Metropolis wears off, Superman Returns is nothing more than a below-average, repetitive movie tie-in that doesn't even do the movie tie-in part well.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Its average gameplay and uninteresting levels create a game that doesn't warrant attention.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Succeeds on some levels and fails on others, but on the whole, it does a good job of being a party game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Looks solid visually, but the game has lost some of its gameplay speed in the transition to Sony's 128-bit console.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    There is a good deal of potential here, but Top Gear Dare Devil's deeply flawed physics engine, lack of gameplay variations, and frame rate issues keep it in the shadow of "Crazy Taxi" and make it a game that you should avoid.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Whiteout's technical and creative deficiencies keep it from being recommendable to anyone.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This cheap PlayStation 2 port carries none of the punch that can be found in the tabletop game due to a positively antediluvian design that sees you running down an endless succession of corridors hunting for keys.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game, from the combat mechanics to the movement to the technical execution of the graphics, is lacking in some regard, and when you add these elements together, you get a game that's simply unpleasant to play.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    A host of problems can be found in almost all facets of the game, so there simply aren't any good reasons to buy it, especially with better alternatives already available.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This exotic pedigree gives Torrente the game an air of intrigue that eclipses the final product, which turns out to be a typically rotten movie-licensed budget shooter.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Island Hopping is beset with problems that leave this tycoon game out to sea... The developers would be wise to give players more power and control, as well as more options.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    At best, D-Day offers up a tepid serving of cookie-cutter RTS gameplay. At worst, it makes you descend into micromanagement hell.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This may please whatever contingency there is of fans who still keep up with Bandai's answer to Pokémon, but for everyone else this is just a slapdash action RPG that seems more intent on punishing players with clumsy, tedious gameplay than actually engaging, or maybe even entertaining, them.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Dance Factory's main feature is the ability to generate dance steps to your own music CDs. There's just one problem: It doesn't really work.