GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,054 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,054 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While experienced players might blow through the game quickly, New Super Mario Bros. is still completely awesome and absolutely necessary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six is reinvented and reinvigorated for a new age thanks to beautiful visuals and top-notch tactical shooting action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiberium Wars is Command & Conquer at its best, and an absolute blast for series fans and newcomers alike...It's simply a superb game that's fun and exciting to play both online and off.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just what the PSP needed, this latest Metal Gear delivers on all fronts with an excellent story, a deep campaign, and a complete set of multiplayer features.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exciting and poignant journey that every fan of role-playing games should take.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its weak link is its unsatisfying no-skill-required combat, which might aim this one just over the head of the average Halo fan. But if you want to get a little fancy, there's a lot of fun to be had with some of the game's more indirect fighting methods. It builds an amazing atmosphere by using terrific graphics and sound to set a creepy mood. But BioShock's real strengths are as a compelling work of interactive fiction, and as a unique ride through a warped world with some great payoff built into its mysterious plot. If that description has you even the least bit interested, you won't be disappointed one bit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an expansive and challenging sequel to one of the best racing games of last year and, at its price, it remains one of the best bargains of the year for the PC.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a Ninja Gaiden enthusiast, you'll want to see the new chapters, reworked levels, and slicker graphics. And if for some reason you missed it before, this is a must-play game. The action is intense, focused, and certainly not for the faint of heart. It's also among the most satisfying in all of gaming and remains as awe-inspiring as ever, three years after its original release.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Orange Box is one of the greatest values in gaming history, because it's jam-packed with a variety of world-class content.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band does a superb job of bringing out the wannabe rock star in all of us, and creates one of the best party-game experiences of all time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band does a superb job of bringing out the wannabe rock star in all of us, and creates one of the best party-game experiences of all time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Big Planet is a novel, imaginative, and highly customisable platform game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Curious Village mixes an interesting story, challenging logic puzzles, and exploration into an extremely entertaining package that you won't want to put down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise includes all the fast-driving, hard-wrecking action you'd expect from a Burnout game, but with a fantastic new open-world design that gives it its own stand-alone flavor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise includes all the fast-driving, hard-wrecking action you'd expect from a Burnout game, but with a fantastic new open-world design that gives it its own stand-alone flavor.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is an exceptional first-person shooter, not because it does anything particularly new, but because it does everything extraordinarily well. There's certainly no doubting its graphical superiority, but though its moody visuals invite incessant superlatives, it's the tight, electric action that will make this an off- and online haven.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's incredibly easy to get engrossed in the rhythm of expansion and evolution, and you can happily lose hours and hours at a time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution is an excellent, streamlined console version of the popular PC strategy series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big, crisp graphics and online multiplayer markedly improve Puzzle Quest's oddly hypnotic blend of RPG and puzzle-game conventions.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The second World of Warcraft expansion doesn't do anything for new players, but there's plenty of great content for anyone who's reached at least level 55.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly atmospheric and disturbingly gruesome deep-space adventure that will haunt your dreams and leave you begging for more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly atmospheric and disturbingly gruesome deep-space adventure that will haunt your dreams and leave you begging for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With delightfully unique gameplay and fantastically witty writing, Portal is a huge success.