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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10,181 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Neither a good action game on its own merits, nor quality fan service, Reservoir Dogs is an out and out failure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A disappointingly sloppy piece of software.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Battle Nexus is more than just a step backward for this series--it's a step backward into a large chasm.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    This hackneyed terrorist shooter is without story, without characters, without originality, and most importantly, without fun.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    AMF Xtreme Bowling is yet another bowling game that's so easy to master that you shouldn't really waste any of your time on it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    It's easy to appreciate the conceptual twist Crusty Demons puts on traditional extreme motorcross games; it's too bad that the game never really rises above its promising concept.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The incredibly slow pacing and monotonous puzzles will override the Disney entertainment factor for the young as well.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Now, a game that was less than impressive on the Dreamcast is even less so when presented on the technically superior GameCube.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even if you forgive the flimsy story, cliché characters, and derivative gameplay, it's impossible to look past the myriad game-stopping bugs, frustrating glitches, and glaring technical problems that plague this game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Playing NFL QB Club for the Nintendo 64 is much like watching a preseason football game; the choppy, sloppy gameplay soon grates on your patience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    You can master the game in less than a day. Add to that the extremely substandard control, and you're left with a game that is barely worth renting.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Judged against the higher standard imposed by your potential $20 investment, Betty Bad is seriously lacking in gameplay and quantity of content.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In addition, Dig Dug Deeper's relative lack of difficulty, levels, and complete lack of extra modes and features make it difficult to recommend to even the most ardent Dig Dug fan.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Although the futuristic setting is a welcome change of pace, Harbinger falls short of the mark, with half-baked action and role-playing elements that are overly shallow and simplistic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Fails in almost every department, from graphics to gameplay and everything in between.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wants to appeal to everyone, but ultimately, it's not well suited for anyone.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If the problems with getting the game to run weren't enough reason to keep you away from Chaos Legion, then the boring gameplay and graphical shortcomings should be reason enough.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Shrek 2 for the PC is strictly for kids, though considering its clunky controls and short running time, it's not even a terribly good game for them.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's safe to say that only the most diehard of Gundam fans could possibly find anything at all to like about this game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The sort of game that's unpleasing to every possible audience. The hardcore retro fan base will scoff at the way these games have been shoddily reprogrammed. Fans of the graffiti artists will wonder why all the artwork is so poorly used.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Extremely difficult puzzles and a vague plot sink this ambitious Myst clone.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Not to mention that Street Supremacy includes quite possibly the most perplexing and seemingly broken ad-hoc multiplayer mode we've ever seen on the PSP.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Floating adrift in the middle of the Pacific would rival the entertainment value of this strategyless strategy game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The RPG elements and Alfa Romeo license aren't nearly enough to save this ugly, boring racing game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Sims 2: Pets for the DS feels limited and repetitive, and it lacks the heart that any good pet-care sim must have.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You have to give B-Boy credit for taking a novel approach to a relatively untapped subject. But then you have to take all that credit away for the fact that it has no story, a Byzantine move system, and repetitive gameplay. In the end, B-Boy is difficult to pick up, easy to master, and impossible to recommend.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The PS2 version of this military shooter addresses some of the issues that hampered its 2-year-old PC counterpart, but it introduces far more problems than it fixes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Great visuals and sound mean absolutely nothing in Lair. Factor 5 should have made a movie--not a game. This is the ultimate example of how gameplay suffers when all the work goes into making everything look pretty. There is nothing fun about it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The controller may fit the bill, but Rapala Tournament Fishing just isn't the big catch that virtual anglers were hoping for.