GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,403 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 Raven's Cry
Score distribution:
10,403 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By the alchemy of developer thatgamecompany's skill and vision, it is also unique, exciting, mysterious, and utterly lovely, with mesmerising landscapes and stirring music. It deploys more 'gamey' elements than any of the developer's works before it, and does so successfully, while maintaining the feel of an evocative, interactive art piece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 10 for the Wii is as close as you can get to a golf course without paying green fees.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The epic story of love, betrayal, and redemption is reborn better than ever in glorious 3D.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not just another frightening trek through the dark corridors of the metro, but a rhythmic symphony of surging dread and emerging hope.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing presentation, intricate and enjoyable fighting gameplay, and long-term appeal with online play make this a must-have. Street Fighter IV is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of the fighting genre in this generation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 boasts a fast-paced and thrilling campaign, as well as some of the most immersive and exciting multiplayer action around.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the concept of a first-person shooter going behind the back may sound a little strange at first, Unreal Championship 2 pulls it off with ease and, at the same time, provides a fantastic new twist on an old favorite.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a wealth of content to explore, tight controls, and great visuals, Top Spin 4 is a fantastic tennis simulation that caters to pros and novices alike.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning shooter that's got a bit too much plot and is over too soon, though it's still incredibly intense and, by all means, worth experiencing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a wealth of content to explore, tight controls, and great visuals, Top Spin 4 is a fantastic tennis simulation that caters to pros and novices alike.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This stylish role-playing social-simulation game packs a great story, realistic characters, and dozens of hours of enjoyment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exciting gameplay packed with clever mechanics and framed by a compelling artistic vision make Outland a superb experience.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GTA V is an imperfect yet astounding game that has great characters and an innovative and exciting narrative structure, even if the story it uses that structure to tell is hobbled at times by inconsistent character behavior, muddled political messages and rampant misogyny. It also raises the bar for open-world mission design in a big way and has one of the most beautiful, lively, diverse and stimulating worlds ever seen in a game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic casual-competitive game that offers untold hours of enjoyment.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okami's stunning good looks give it the appearance of a cross between a cartoon and a traditional Japanese ink-and-watercolor painting, and perhaps best of all, the game keeps going and going for much longer than most other games like it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phantom Hourglass wraps the standard Zelda formula in an innovative and fun control scheme that gives new life to several of the series' age-old concepts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed II is what you'd want an action sequel to be: bigger, better, and more beautiful.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything that you can see and do within its enchanting levels is so bright, colourful, and full of wonder that it's impossible not to be taken in by its charms.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have any interest whatsoever in off-road racing you'd do well to take this beautiful and thrilling game for a spin.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers the best of what BattleTech's brand of giant robot combat has to offer in a highly accessible game that's especially fun when played against others online.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The impact of the fantastic soundtrack cannot be overstated.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm not normally one for 3D, but I wouldn't play A Link Between Worlds any other way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't just the first great strategy game of 2008. It's also an absolute must-have if you love space strategy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering that Path of Exile costs you nothing beyond some Internet bandwidth, it provides an embarrassment of pleasures.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprisingly taxing even on very fast PCs with tons of RAM and the latest video cards. Halo for the PC also loses the original version's much-vaunted cooperative play mode. But in spite of all that, and in spite of the very high standards for first-person shooters on the PC, Halo is still an incredible action game. It's a true classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PC version of Gears of War is everything the 360 version was and more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its extremely smart approach to difficulty, its great guitar controller, and its killer song selection, Guitar Hero might just be the best rhythm game ever made.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic platformer in every way and qualifies as one of the best games the genre has seen since consoles went polygonal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A strategy gamer's dream, boasting a rare mix of depth, customizability, humor, and replayability.