GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,977 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 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10980 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Cast all fears aside: the latest Final Fantasy is the greatest game ever to bear the name.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an amazing role-playing game that should not be missed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Traditional and fresh in all the right ways, this strategy sequel is an absolute joy for veterans and newcomers alike.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the addition of the Forge level editor and the saved films that give the game an even longer set of legs, legs that will probably keep you running at full speed until Bungie figures out where, exactly, to go from here.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From the taut Versus competition to the two great cooperative modes, Gears of War 3 delivers immensely entertaining experiences on both sides of The Locust War. But the real triumph is the campaign, a masterpiece of exciting gameplay and emotional storytelling that stands head and shoulders above its predecessors.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Developer Massive Entertainment has been making real-time strategy games for almost a decade now, but World in Conflict is undoubtedly the studio's masterwork. Everything about this game is top-notch, from the addicting gameplay to the amazing visuals. More importantly, World in Conflict offers up a refreshingly new approach to strategy gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best [PS2 football game] of the bunch. With its responsive control, completely realistic graphics, and the best AI around, NFL 2K2 is the game football fans should own.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The stellar presentation and fantastic level designs combine to make Super Mario Galaxy the Wii's game to beat and one of Mario's greatest adventures yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Brave New World taps into some of the darkest chapters of the long and storied history of our species, but presents them with respect, reverence, and a distinct sense of optimism for our uncertain future. This expansion is a fantastic accomplishment, and one that finally fulfills all of the potential of this chapter of the series.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The PSP version of this fantastic GTA game is even better than the DS original.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A moving story, serene visuals, and brilliant puzzles make Braid an adventure that you absolutely should experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While it may not be the most graphically impressive version of the game, it is faithful to the series and manages to be the best skateboarding game for the N64.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This isn't just a DS version of GTA; this is a fantastic game that advances the series by introducing a number of great new features.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only the best in the series, but it also manages to be the best car combat game ever created and one of the best PlayStation 2 games currently available.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Turn 10 Studios' latest racer is bigger and better than its superb predecessor in every way.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With three amazing new games and two classics all in one package, it's impossible to go wrong with The Orange Box.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Though its deep roots may not win over those who haven't enjoyed previous games in the series, Halo: Reach is a towering achievement that delivers an enormous amount of engaging content that players will no doubt be enjoying for years to come.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is an outstanding game that tells a great story with memorable and occasionally laugh-out-loud-funny characters. Think about great moments that you remember from spaghetti Western movies, put them all into one 20- to 40-hour epic feature, and picture yourself in the starring role. Now you have some idea of what's waiting for you in Red Dead Redemption.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an exhilarating campaign, intense cooperative mode, and addictive multiplayer competition, Uncharted 2 is a complete game that is completely awesome.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Graphically, Banjo-Kazooie takes it to another level. The game maintains the look and feel of Mario 64, but instead of flat, shaded polygons, BK uses a lot of textures.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Incredible storytelling, great characters, and exciting battles are just a few of the things that make this fantasy role-playing game so extraordinary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This sublime platformer provides tons of challenge, precise controls, and incredible level design that will keep you glued to the screen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even if driving games aren't normally your thing, Burnout 3 is still right for you. It's <I>that</I> good. It ranks among the best racing games ever made...An amazing achievement that anyone with a pulse will probably love.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With excellent writing and remarkable attention to period detail, Gone Home turns the process of exploring a house into a captivating and deeply poignant journey of discovery.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Part of what makes this game so remarkable is it doesn't assume that all you have to do in your busy life is play this one game, and so it delivers a high-quality experience regardless of how much or how little time you're able to invest...A stunning achievement that will make you feel privileged to be a game player.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Like the great looking textures, the game's 3D models and special effects are very impressive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A game that rewards the curious, the original, and in some cases the bludgeoningly stubborn and tenacious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    "Quake III Arena" on the Dreamcast may offer more visceral gameplay, but Unreal Tournament is the most complete package yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Making use of nearly every bell and whistle that the GameCube hardware has to offer, Rogue Leader is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous game.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Overwatch's strongest aspect is how it manages to constantly teach you something new. Each match reveals another detail you might have previously ignored--the audio cue that signals McCree's lethal Deadeye attack; the sound a stalwart Bastion makes when entering its dangerous turret form. Playing Overwatch is a digging process, and finding new layers is part of what makes it special. It's not impressive that Overwatch tries so many different things--it's outstanding that it succeeds in every attempt.
    • 91 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    What's amazing is that, despite how different each hero is, they clash, interact, and cooperate in compelling matches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Almost 50 hours in, I finally feel like I'm playing Dragon Quest 7 proper; I have access to job classes, the main story is kicking into gear, and I've located a casino where I can try my luck at a few mini games while I continue my adventure. I'm wary after so many hours of repetitive questing and simple combat, but it's motivating to see signs of good things to come.

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