GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,009 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 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
10,009 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SUDA-51 has delivered a game that can match its absurd premise with equally stimulating gameplay, making for one of the most unique and satisfying action games in recent memory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PC version of Gears of War is everything the 360 version was and more.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Age isn't kind to many games, but with the addition of motion controls for the celestial brush and support for widescreen and progressive scan displays, Okami has been updated enough to make it even more relevant today than it was in 2006.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The World Ends With You is a compelling and immaculately presented RPG from start to finish, and is a great way for Square Enix to kick off a new franchise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a seasoned Spectre looking to suit up again, or a newcomer who has never set foot on the Normandy, the refined PC version is your best choice for experiencing this excellent game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The latest Sims game is also the greatest, striking a terrific balance between the fresh and the familiar.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful visuals, great music, exciting gameplay, and an innovative control scheme make Big Bang Mini one of the best DS games out there.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2's new environments, weapons, and multiplayer features round out an all-around superior action package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The epic story of love, betrayal, and redemption is reborn better than ever in glorious 3D.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In fact, Fallout 3 is leaner and meaner than Bethesda's previous efforts, less expansive but more intense, while still offering immense replay value and quite a few thrills along the way.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In fact, Fallout 3 is leaner and meaner than Bethesda's previous efforts, less expansive but more intense, while still offering immense replay value and quite a few thrills along the way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adding this much new life to what should be a very familiar game is an amazing achievement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Ultimate Box brings many improvements to an already impressive game, and it's one of the best racing games available on the PC.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's more focused, it's more intense, and though it doesn't provide as much of the sandbox feel as Crysis veterans would wish for, it still delivers on every other front.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intriguing moral choices and a chilling story make BioShock a must-play adventure, even a year later.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The latest entry in EA's venerable hockey franchise is the best yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Move over Blades of Steel, NHL 09 has earned its place among the greatest sports games of all time.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This stylish role-playing social-simulation game packs a great story, realistic characters, and dozens of hours of enjoyment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The stirring scale of the single-player levels is impressive and the pervasive details make them truly awesome. Despite the squandered story, blasting your way through the campaign is electrifying, thanks largely to the deadly weapons in your arsenal. The cooperative multiplayer is a resounding success, and the competitive modes are terrific in their own right. Anyone looking for a superb shooter experience need look no further than Resistance 2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Retro Evolved 2 takes adrenaline-soaked, addictive shooters to a level of unprecedented awesomeness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Incredible freedom of movement, intense combat, and an enthralling story make Infamous an impressive open-world action game.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you're getting sucked into the Story mode or competing for high scores in the Challenge mode, Batman: Arkham Asylum does an outstanding job of letting you be Batman. 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you're getting sucked into the Story mode or competing for high scores in the Challenge mode, Batman: Arkham Asylum does an outstanding job of letting you be Batman. 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, addictive, and delightfully weird, World of Goo is a superb puzzle game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, addictive, and delightfully weird, World of Goo is a superb puzzle game.
    • 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.