GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,181 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10,181 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    An uninspiring puzzle game with an equally lifeless plot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Of all the T3 games released this year, Rise of the Machines for the GBA is easily the best one; but once you get beyond comparisons to the rest of the motley Terminator 3 bunch, the game doesn't hold up on its own merits.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's disappointing to see a franchise that had so much promise fall flat, but 4x4 EVO 2's poor track design, uninspired graphics, and shallow racing keep it from reaching the status of its predecessors.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Poor AI, dull design, and lackluster presentation all add up to make Blade II a game that you should definitely skip.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    So unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    On multiple levels, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fails miserably.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's not funny, interesting, or particularly fun on any front, and it isn't going to be appealing to anybody without the lowest of lowbrow senses of humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This third-person action game might sound like a great idea if you're a fan of 50, Yayo, Buck, and Banks, but with its poor gameplay and worse attention to the G-Unit license, Bulletproof disappoints on all fronts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The execution is sloppy, and in the end, the game simply feels unfinished.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    While this version does have a small number of new tracks and trucks, as well as a handful of sundry tweaks, it also has the same unimpressive graphics and inconsistent physics of its Xbox counterpart.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Mamodo Fury packs a number of gameplay modes and plenty of familiar characters, but it all feels wasted on this shallow and frustrating fighting game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Though it has a few extra features like higher-quality full-motion video and an improved "dinosaur encyclopedia," it's really just an average game that you'd do well to pass up.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Excitement quickly fades, leaving you with a game with unresponsive controls and lackluster action.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While the unusually small levels keep the pacing of the game fairly brisk, you'll also find that it takes about two hours of casual playing time to finish the entire game. Unfortunately, the game has little to keep you interested once you've finished it the first time.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    If you want a good rhythm game, look elsewhere. And if you want American Idol, just go watch the show.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While some unique gimmicks and solid gameplay have made other god games fun to play, these elements are curiously absent from Heaven & Hell, leaving it a short, and otherwise dull, experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While Backyard Wrestling certainly has qualities that could make for an interesting wrestling game, Don't Try This at Home is so unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A totally uninspired presentation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The expansion's scenarios, and the ideas behind them, seem tired and overused, and the expansion itself is overpriced.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    All the wonder of the Bionicle universe has been bled dry by a vapid design and an atrocious camera system.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    For Shadowbane's population of player-versus-player aficionados, the expansion doesn't seem to do much, nor does it do enough to compel new players to get into the game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    All the wonder of the Bionicle universe has been bled dry by a vapid design, an atrocious camera system, and one noteworthy bug.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Don't go into The Secret of the Stolen Drums thinking you're going to get an educational game or an enjoyable platformer, as you'll find neither here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    So the big question is, "Does Trivial Pursuit Unhinged improve upon the actual Trivial Pursuit experience?" The answer is a resounding "No."...That there are far fewer questions in Unhinged than in your average Genus Edition doesn't help.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Rang[es] from boring to silly to confusing, with only the odd moment of interest to keep you trudging along.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most disappointing (and surprising) thing about World Tour Soccer 2006 is that it's vastly inferior to the recently released PSP World Tour Soccer game, which not only plays a better game of soccer but also features a style-based challenge mode that's infinitely more enjoyable than that on the PS2.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While there are some decent ideas in And1 Streetball, it feels like the game wasn't refined nearly enough as it should have been. Everything, from the core gameplay to the presentation, seems very roughly executed, so it's difficult to recommend this game to anyone.