GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,694 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 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
10696 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for those who have spent more hours than they'd care to admit in Eorzea.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quadrilateral Cowboy succeeds in astonishing ways: It makes you feel like an incredibly accomplished computer hacker and agent of espionage. It creates an eccentric, thorough world that feels good to exist in and creates characters you can empathise with, despite the lack of a clear plot thread. Quadrilateral Cowboy presents you with a spectrum of moments, and each moment makes you feel great.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 16 can be stubborn and stifling, but it feels gloriously new, and having to learn fresh strategies and nuances in a game series like this is an almost-forgotten pleasure.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 16 is full of scrappy back and forth, the ability to play patient possession football, and a greater range of passing than ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 is more playable, refined, and feature-packed than any FIFA game before it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 16 can be stubborn and stifling, but it feels gloriously new, and having to learn fresh strategies and nuances in a game series like this is an almost-forgotten pleasure.
    • 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.
    • 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.