GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,806 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Lowest review score: 10 Raven's Cry
Score distribution:
10809 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a little rough around the edges, and it doesn't break new ground for 3D platformers, but it gives the series the shot in the arm that Wrath of Cortex failed to, and what it does, it does pretty well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The action is repetitive and straightforward, but the game features a lot of cool weapons and tons of stuff to hack or shoot at, plus it's got some of the charm that helped make Fallout a genuine classic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The gameplay is solid enough to warrant the interest of hard-core fans of the genre and the time period, but the game does have some problems, and its graphics engine can be rather choppy and slow even on a well-equipped system.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It has the look and polish of a great shooter, but the gameplay of a merely good one. It's also a fairly short game with no multiplayer support to speak of.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    DDR Universe offers the standard sorts of changes and upgrades you'd expect from this nearly decade-old series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Exactly how much the Turok series has evolved with this latest installment is debatable, but the game does provide a healthy dose of shooting lizards with big guns, and, in the end, that's why we play Turok.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Given what "Bust A Groove 2" could have been, it's somewhat disappointing that "Bust A Groove 2" is such a plain rehash -- a solid game in itself but a lacking sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A serviceable futuristic racing game that is perhaps a bit too similar to previous installments in the series.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The racing isn't exactly the star of the show, but Crash Tag Team Racing's supplemental elements pull the whole thing together into a unique and mostly enjoyable experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The vehicles work well, they're fun to drive, and they end up overshadowing the game's weapon-balancing issues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Everything here is a bit mundane and too depressingly close to real life at times, but the gameplay is still enthralling enough to consume many hours of your spare time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The combination of elements from several different genres--action, strategy, and role-playing--works to keep things interesting. When flaws in one are discovered, you always have something else to fall back on.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Scarface applies the exaggerated themes from the movie to a turn-based strategy game with surprisingly good results.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Modern Combat doesn't really look, sound, or play like any of the PC Battlefield games, which might be a little disappointing for those looking for more than just another arcade-style shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Won't hold the Tony Hawk pro's attention for long, but it's still a fun, well-designed skating game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    You'll need the patience and interest to pour hours upon hours into the game, tirelessly tracking all your statistics as you slowly progress through the military and political ranks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game loses some of its shine to some tedious pacing, some visual issues, and, in some cases, the weight of its own complexity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Maxis' bold changes to the original formula set forth by The Sims aren't all for the better, but they make The Urbz a very distinctive and surprisingly solid game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Introduces significant gameplay changes and breathes new life into Ultima Online. Unfortunately, these changes have also reintroduced problems that had previously been addressed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game's not ideal on every level, but it's good enough on all of them so that it should provide an entertaining experience and a decent amount of replay value for those who enjoy equal parts methodical strategy and button-mashing mayhem.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The next fully 3D installment in SNK's long-running fighting game series is a lot better than the first and features a surprising number of interesting characters to play around with.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game's real goals aren't exciting enough to carry the game, so once you've unlocked enough levels to be satisfied and gotten the hang of the controls, there really isn't a whole lot more to see. Fans of the genre will be left wanting more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Fans of the comic book will adore how developer Torus Games has brought all of Iron Man's cool superpowers to life. The only problem is that the game leaves you hungry for more.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a worthwhile platforming experience for hardcore Potter fans, but some may be put off by all the collection quests and backtracking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    [It] isn't impressive for its technical merits. Nevertheless, it re-creates the look and feel of the old cartoon series with astonishing accuracy and is also pretty fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Sure, it's still a mostly fun and sometimes exciting street racer, but when put up against competition like "Ridge Racer" and "Need for Speed Underground Rivals," it seems a lot more ordinary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Star Wars Galaxies, then, is in the best shape of its life right now, thanks in no small part to the recently released Episode III Rage of the Wookiees expansion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you can forgive Red Dead Revolver for its hubris, you'll find a game with some great style and enough fun moments to justify the rough edges.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as freeform and as technical as it's ever been, with some smart changes on that front that are enough to keep fans of the series interested, while a new tutorial is aimed at getting new players up to speed. Unfortunately, some technical glitches and unstable frame rates plague both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Provides a viscerally enjoyable experience pretty much from beginning to end. The game certainly has its blemishes, and it's definitely not the deepest or headiest action title you'll ever experience, but underneath those problems is a stylish and gory action game with enough kills and thrills to keep you entertained.