GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,951 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 Raven's Cry
Score distribution:
10954 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not often that a game's plot slips past the bitterness of grief to finally get to the acceptance, but that's the triumph in What Remains of Edith Finch. Ultimately, if the game has any resemblance of a moral, it's that the bravest, most beautiful thing every one of us does is choose to keep going, despite knowing what's coming.
    • 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
    Battlefield 1 is just an introduction to one of the deadliest world events in history, but it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA DICE splendidly interprets the early 20th century as a world in technological transition while humanizing the war's participants through well crafted, albeit fictional, narrative vignettes. Combined with an enthralling multiplayer component, the overall result is the studio’s best work since Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a hard-won love that Dark Souls II has you earn, a love that took a second, enhanced port to truly find. It is a demanding and seemingly interminable game that puts up its most beautiful and its most evil machinations right at the outset.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Artistic pleasures combine with death-defying platforming in the excellent Sound Shapes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1 is just an introduction to one of the deadliest world events in history, but it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thoughtful puzzles and striking aesthetics make Limbo a cerebral adventure you must experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's important, however, not to mistake Ori and the Blind Forest for being simply beautiful. It certainly is--but it is also unceasingly clever. It consistently surprises you with new tricks: gravitational divergences, new ways to move through its spaces, and carefully designed levels that require you to think quickly and respond.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have any interest whatsoever in off-road racing you'd do well to take this beautiful and thrilling game for a spin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While its stealth missions are lame and it's disappointing to experience camera issues from time to time, Gravity Rush 2 excels in almost every other respect, making its predecessor seem quaint by comparison. This is easily one of the best video game sequels in recent memory, and an adventure truly worthy of its excellent lead character.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an ambitious and finely tuned adventure that gets better and better as you play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torment is far more than just a phenomenal role-playing game. It’s a challenge to restore the depth and nuance for which the genre was once known.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With stellar presentation, great looks and sound, and deep, diverse gameplay, Peace Walker is an essential experience that raises the bar for portable games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is an exceptional first-person shooter, not because it does anything particularly new, but because it does everything extraordinarily well. There's certainly no doubting its graphical superiority, but though its moody visuals invite incessant superlatives, it's the tight, electric action that will make this an off- and online haven.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torment is far more than just a phenomenal role-playing game. It’s a challenge to restore the depth and nuance for which the genre was once known.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torment is far more than just a phenomenal role-playing game. It’s a challenge to restore the depth and nuance for which the genre was once known.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep, accessible, and visually stunning, Infinity Blade II sets the standard for iOS gaming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're slashing a dragon's wings, raising the dead back to life, or experimenting at the alchemy table, Skyrim performs the most spectacular of enchantments: the one that causes huge chunks of time to vanish before you know it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Character rebalancing, strong online multiplayer modes, and an updated roster help Super Street Fighter IV expand on its predecessor in every way.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're slashing a dragon's wings, raising the dead back to life, or experimenting at the alchemy table, Skyrim performs the most spectacular of enchantments: the one that causes huge chunks of time to vanish before you know it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's stuffed to bursting point with gameplay ideas and presentation flourishes--there's an overwhelming level of artistry in every part of Persona 5, making it a truly standout entry in the series. It's a refined, effortlessly stylish RPG that will be talked about for years to come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless how you choose to progress, the immense variety in environments is reflected in the thoughtful pacing of what will be an 80 hour playthrough for many. Nioh doesn't escalate in intensity with every subsequent mainline mission, although the endgame is rightfully brutal. Instead, there's a rhythmic ebb and flow as you advance through the story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Assassin's Creed, the greatest joy comes from the smallest details, and for every nerve-racking battle, there's a quiet moment that cuts to the game's heart and soul.

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