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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
10669 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fails to excite on any level. It offers a decent amount of different tracks and courses, but nothing that you do on any of these courses is the least bit interesting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the initial thrill of decorating the game's big spaces is fun, I wish there was something more cohesive that tied Happy Home Designer together--a way to play with friends or an actual village that takes shape as you add more and more denizens.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Piling on enemies and tossing in the Transformers-inspired ship just clogs up what could have been a charming, if deeply predictable, space shooter.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sometimes, simple is better. Maintaining focus on frantic space battles that move quickly and wrap up before you have time to regret what you're playing would have made Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut more energetic and compelling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Speed and crazy difficulty make this Rainbow Six rip-off with a British accent immensely frustrating.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This battle between invading extraterrestrials is hardly a fair fight. It's also not a very interesting one.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Blacklight: Retribution has its fun moments to balance out the frustrating ones. But with a few unpleasant quirks, some missing features, and a borderline draconian pricing model, it's hardly a must-have shooter for kicking off the new wave of current-gen gaming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven 2 offers a new story and a couple of gameplay tweaks but is ultimately more of the same.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Blandly go where no Star Trek game has gone before in this unexciting multiplayer shoot-'em-up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven 2 offers a new story and a couple of gameplay tweaks but is ultimately more of the same.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    NBA 07 on the PlayStation 3 doesn't have the entertaining story mode that the PlayStation 2 version has, but it does have most of that version's flaws, and some new ones, too.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Unless you're a rabid fan who simply has to be in contact with all things Futurama, this game is playable enough to warrant a rental but little else.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The gameplay will have you shaking your head in disbelief and disgust as you encounter one badly designed puzzle, maze, or action sequence after another.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Like a one million-horsepower sucker punch to the good feelings we've all suddenly developed toward Astro Boy games, however, the second release, Sonic Team's Astro Boy: No Subtitle, turns out to pretty much stink.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    This excitement always quickly fades, leaving you with a game with unresponsive controls and lackluster action.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It's not a stunningly accurate sim, it doesn't provide the sort of overview of Mercedes-Benz cars that you'd expect, and its graphical presentation has more than a few flaws.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Even if he had brought home the gold, it wouldn't have changed the fact that his skiing game is a shallow cash-in on athletic idolatry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It disregards almost everything about Vikings that make them interesting. Its graphics are some of the worst on the PS2, the gameplay is dull and repetitive, and its uninspired multiplayer mode adds little value.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Ninjas, ninjas, and more ninjas can't save the technically flawed, uninspired Tenchu Z.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A clunky bargain-bin racer that simply doesn't do enough to keep you engaged, no matter your level of motocross enthusiasm.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Mind Quiz is a shameless rip-off of Nintendo's "Brain Age," only Ubisoft and Sega forgot to clone the variety and occasional fun of that game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Imprecise controls, shoddy level design, and bland characters spell doom for Death Jr.'s latest adventure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Those looking for the Frogger they grew up with should probably look somewhere else.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A Bomberman game without multiplayer is hardly a Bomberman game at all.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    An obvious attempt to cash in on the street racing craze by providing bargain-basement production values, unlicensed cars, and about as much excitement as a half-lit sparkler.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    From its bland, generic premise to its one-note gameplay, WinBack 2 does nothing that another third-person shooter hasn't already done better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The screen size and button layout of the GBA prove to be limitations that this otherwise respectable port of SimCity 2000 cannot overcome.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    For Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, the meager options make it less attractive than one of Konami's dozen or so other, more fully featured Yu-Gi-Oh! games, and to players who don't already have an investment in the series, it has about as much to offer as a game of solitaire.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The quick-and-dirty port does everything the DC and PS2 releases did--meaning it looks good for a Dreamcast game but pretty awful when compared with anything else released on the GameCube so far.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The game literally has so many flaws that it is impossible to mention them all in a single review.