GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,317 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:
10,317 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about this game--the impressive visuals, stirring soundtrack, superb voice acting, fiendish puzzles, hard-hitting combat--feels like it has been lovingly crafted by a development team that's both knowledgeable and passionate about the source material. Miss out on this one and the joke's on you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale's masterful storytelling keeps us hoping for the best even as that optimism is continually shattered by what is proving to be one of the most memorable tragedies ever told in gaming.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign is varied and lengthy enough to keep players thrilled from beginning to end. There's even good incentive to play through again at higher difficulties.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civilization V: Gods and Kings is an eminently worthwhile collection of big and small changes that enhance an already amazing game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What the game lacks in innovation, however, is more than made up for in sheer playability.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legend of Grimrock II is another glorious glimpse of the past, a window to a genre dead and buried and brought back to life with care and respect, and I urge you to peek through it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply makes fantastic use of the PSP technology, providing a profoundly impressive audiovisual experience and fast, frantic racing, both of which easily rank with the best the platform has to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Patapon's ingenious combination of light real-time strategy and rhythm makes it a one-of-a-kind game that's easy to recommend.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exciting gameplay packed with clever mechanics and framed by a compelling artistic vision make Outland a superb experience.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics back up the audio perfectly, and the result is the best-looking music/rhythm game ever released.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 is more playable, refined, and feature-packed than any FIFA game before it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the way it handles player choice in particular that makes it most notable. There are no contrived right-versus-wrong decisions to exploit. The results of your decision don't just influence minor details: they lead you down wildly disparate paths, each as entertaining as the others.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenogears' reliance on story, subtlety, and mood make it Square's most anime-like RPG thus far, in many ways making the game one of its best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 is more playable, refined, and feature-packed than any FIFA game before it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improves in almost every conceivable way on its predecessors and reestablishes the series as the premier example of the play style it single-handedly pioneered.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you crave true innovation, a fair but relentless challenge, and gripping exploration in which every step has consequences, then you crave Demon's Souls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The responsive controls and a grin-inducing sense of humor make it near impossible to put down, and the expressive use of color will warm the hearts of even the most cynical among us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astonishing and moving postapocalyptic journey.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly atmospheric and disturbingly gruesome deep-space adventure that will haunt your dreams and leave you begging for more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 nails the three pillars of play--campaign, cooperative, and multiplayer--to earn its place in the pantheon of modern shooters.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only Bloodborne would be so bold as to bury an entire factional player-versus-player mechanic within an optional region, which is in turn buried within a series of oblique steps you might miss if you aren't exploring every nook and cranny, or ignore the game's enigmatic hints. I finished Bloodborne in less time than I did Dark Souls II, yet I treasure it more in spite of its few missteps.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-around excellent game that confidently challenges, head-on, all the other WWII-themed shooters out there and comes out on top.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little by little, you learn the rules--and little by little, you wonder why there are so few games so willing to trust you to examine and explore. That it believes in you is Original Sin's greatest achievement, and given its many achievements, that's high praise indeed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fueled by smooth platforming, striking visuals, wacky situations, and infectious beats, Rayman Legends is a nifty platformer that exudes unabashed delight.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 is the definitive football game: challenging, addictive, and with more excellent features than ever before.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It uses absurd scenes to imbue this feisty adventure with enough variety to keep you continually amazed, and presents every disparate scenario with expert care. Rayman Legends' off-kilter identity serves as the foundation for this wild and crazy journey.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puppeteer is a little quirky, perhaps even a little insane in places, but unashamedly so. And you know what? It works brilliantly.