GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,248 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 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,248 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cunning defensive strategies and the ability to build up attacking armies make this one amazing tower-defense game.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He is back with a furious and terrible anger indeed. Just as GoldenEye raised the bar for first-person shooters, so too has Turok 2. It's a landmark shooter and a must-buy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Europa Universalis IV easily provides hundreds of hours of gameplay for those who develop a taste for it. There are very few games remotely like this out there, making it a must-get game for people who want to "fix" history.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strikingly original, Bad Mojo (meaning "black magic") is a gritty, action-based exploration that sucks you in with great visuals, and keeps you playing with a poignant story and clever obstacles that bar your progress from room to room.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Robust and challenging single-player modes, strong online multiplayer, and gorgeous visuals make this a must-have for any fighter fan.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically remarkable and features some novel twists that make it unique among real-time strategy games. Yet while it's easy to get into, it's not just difficult to master but also rather difficult to manage, partly because the game does such a good job of evoking the sheer chaos of frontline WWII battles.
    • 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.

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