GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,347 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 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Raven's Cry
Score distribution:
10,347 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is a remarkable convergence of music and platforming. Because I've played through the main albums so many times, the levels didn't hit me as powerfully as they once did. But the community levels hammered home just how singular and enthralling this game is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its extremely well-crafted gameplay, host of new modes and unlockables, upgraded presentational aspects, and truly amazing commentary easily outdo any issues the game might suffer from. The sum of its parts add up to one of, if not, the finest hockey games ever created.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lethal and regal presence of the king's phantomlike tigers makes for a welcome change of pace.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's visually impressive and aurally incredible, and it essentially is a superb entry in the shooter genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crown of the Ivory King is a melancholic victory lap in the only way a Dark Souls game can present a finale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 retains its powerful impact on a new platform, merging action and storytelling into an exciting and memorable adventure across the Milky Way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By conforming to the mold of most Dark Souls II bosses, Crown of the Ivory King offer comfort in providing much of what you expect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intriguing moral choices and a chilling story make BioShock a must-play adventure, even a year later.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sense of novelty is diminished, but the thrill of exploration and puzzle-solving is still intoxicating, and it's amazing how Portal 2 manages to tell a better story with disembodied voices and spherical robots than most games can with full-on humans. Your return to Aperture Science is a joyful one in this immensely appealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and thoroughly satisfying sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a beautiful and enthralling adventure that feels both archetypal and unique.
    • 94 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game isn't terribly long, but the thrill of making your way through the levels makes the game seem longer than it really is.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few mild frame rate issues that sometimes take the edge off its more dramatic moments, this is the definitive version of GTA V, and the bar by which all other open-world games, or indeed any game that aims for a cinematic feel, should be judged. It is beautiful, and thought-provoking, and thrilling throughout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding improvement to an already excellent racing franchise. It's far more than just a great racing sim, or a gorgeous showcase for the types of feats the Xbox One hardware is capable of. This is a game built on the romantic thrill of motorsport in all its forms, and that love for its subject matter is all but impossible to resist.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, addictive, and delightfully weird, World of Goo is a superb puzzle game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It almost perfectly captures the gameplay of the PS2 version...If you don't have a gamepad, get one for it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2's new environments, weapons, and multiplayer features round out an all-around superior action package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Recommended wholeheartedly. It looks fantastic and features responsive controls, some original play mechanics, a good story, and plenty of thrilling adventure. In the simplest terms: Do not miss out on this game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I may not have yet unveiled all there is to know about this beastly game, even after 80 hours of play, but I do know this: I will be adventuring through Drangleic for many months to come, sure to be haunted nightly by the disturbing gazes of the faceless titans that tenderize my flesh with their two-ton hammers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Death is so very beautiful in this game, for it comes at the hands of amazing beasts and warmongers: hulking armored knights, shimmering otherworldly invaders, and tendrils that rise out of black pools of poison.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Artistic, formidable, and action packed, this remarkable strategy game is the best Total War yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world of Dark Souls II has a way of digital life that involves sacrifice, hard decisions about the distribution of power, and the fact that seeking more has an iron price.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are plenty of good reasons for RPG fans to pay attention, too, because Dragon Quest VIII is a beautiful, lighthearted adventure that pairs satisfying, classic-style gameplay with a whole lot of charm.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The exultation of hard-earned victory here, of saying “What's next” with all the fear, fascination, and excitement of any good, bloody fight, has more joys than most, and even though the game is won, I find myself itching to go back...Dark Souls II, in its final form, is just my tempo.