GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,667 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 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10669 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frequently magnificent to look at, delicately designed, and rewarding for players across all skill levels, it’s the Pokemon fighting game deserving of a 20-year wait.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Nest of Vipers ends on a heart-shattering note and the promise of an explosive finale. Thing are getting lively, and with quickened pacing to match the action, it's hard not to end this episode without your brain spinning in anticipation. With most prominent character arcs at their highest peaks, it's a perfect penultimate episode.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each second spent in its world teaches you something about the characters you're shepherding and the Borderlands universe at large. Episode Three is definitely the best we've seen of this series so far.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Old Hunters is Bloodborne from another time and place, and with more difficult bosses and confounding stories to unravel, it's a fitting complement to the original, gruesome adventure.
    • 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.