GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,856 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 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10859 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Performance issues prevent this lazy PC port of a superb console game from being the best Grand Theft Auto yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable is both a richly stimulating commentary on the nature of choice in games (and in other systems, too, like our workplaces and our families) and a game that offers some of the most enjoyable, surprising, and rewarding choices I've ever been confronted with in a game. Going the wrong way has never felt so right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's by no means an easy game to get to grips with, and if you're after a title that simply lets you hit people, we'd suggest something radically different, but if you want to understand why the sweet science is so sweet, Fight Night 2004 is your current and reigning heavyweight champion of the boxing game scene.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's new, open-ended structure, excellent audio, enhanced trick system, and improved graphics combine to make this a superlative sequel to a series that's always had high standards.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole. And through this harmony of game design comes the caustic dissonance of a world so torn asunder that a single possibility can bring with it endless hope.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Assassin's Creed, the greatest joy comes from the smallest details, and for every nerve-racking battle, there's a quiet moment that cuts to the game's heart and soul.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With exciting new content across the board and plenty of it, Left 4 Dead 2 outdoes its predecessor and makes the zombie apocalypse an absolute blast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terraria is a perfect fit on the Vita. Playing this adventure on a handheld is a huge bonus to a game that was already incredibly well made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A paradise for explorers and thrill-seekers alike, and the best online role-playing game in years.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's that intoxicating path of discovery that makes Overwatch so varied, so rewarding, and ultimately another seminal release from developer Blizzard. Overwatch is an intelligent cascade of disparate ideas, supporting one another, pouring into one another, and coiling around themselves as they flow into the brilliant shooter underneath.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offworld is a revelation. It's almost unparalleled in the genre. Each and every game is thrilling. Every moment is a challenge. And the brutality of the free market ensures that you can never rest on your laurels, less you be quashed by the invisible hand.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic casual-competitive game that offers untold hours of enjoyment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its few drawbacks, NBA 2K17's excitement for basketball is contagious, and it's hard not to get wrapped up in it. Apart from the lacking 2KU mode and stiff recreations of commentators, the rest of the game looks great and plays even better. After finally devoting a significant amount of time to one of these games, I now see why it's such a well-regarded series, and it makes me wish that every sport got the same treatment that basketball does in NBA 2K17.
    • 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.