GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 11,015 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:
11018 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The biggest failing of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is how familiar it feels. In fact, there have been other open-world games starring Spider-Man that walk a remarkably similar path.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few bright spots prove that this clumsy, unsatisfying film tie-in could have been much better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Awkward controls and other flaws make it hard to appreciate the innovative and devious puzzles in Open Me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even if you're the type of person who finds a picture of Calvin urinating on a Ford or Chevy logo utterly hysterical, you're likely to tire of Ford vs. Chevy's tedious racing mechanics rather quickly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Xbox version yields mixed results: It makes numerous improvements but it also takes away some of the freedom offered in the PC version.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lego The Hobbit proves that having plenty of variety in terms of objectives and gameplay mechanics doesn't make much difference if none of those objectives and mechanics are much fun, and that capturing the look of an epic quest isn't the same as capturing the feel of one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Koei's apologists will find Warriors Orochi to be an affable bit of fan service, but everyone else should just stay far away.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This Final Fantasy-themed tower defense game is bland and uninspired.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Expectations for Metroid aside, Federation Force fails to make a case for itself in the end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A slapdash porting job turns the Force into a farce in this Star Wars action game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Tokyo Jungle's great concept and good sense of humor end up being little more than lipstick on a pig.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the third-person shooter aspect of Harry's latest adventure can be fun, the game's story elements fail to live up to those of its literary namesake.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few great ideas aren't enough to make Gods & Heroes more than an unexciting, by-the-numbers online role-playing game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Law & Order: Legacies is not about making you the detective or the prosecutor. It's about making you the most basic trainee; the one who sits in a small room watching recordings of professionals at work and answering rudimentary viewing comprehension questions. There is some vicarious pleasure in being carried along on a wave of correct answers, but seeing that wave continue undeterred despite your missteps is a disheartening reminder that you are an insignificant part of the proceedings.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This version of Proving Ground makes it pretty clear that the priority for the Tony Hawk series is not on this platform.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This bare-bones movie tie-in is like a machine with synthetic rubber skin: it's not fooling anyone and you should stay away from it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even a merry band of adventurous thanes can't save this quest from ruin.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This simple minigame collection is for the birds.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Final Exam often feels too much like homework for its own good, but it still proves enjoyable in between the monotonous fetching and the too-long corridors with nothing to see, particularly when played with a friend or three.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The clunky interface, leaden pacing, mostly ugly visuals, and host of irritating and detrimental bugs pretty much squash whatever potential this game might have had, and set the Law & Order game franchise back about three years.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Enough effort was put into the gameplay and graphical design to keep it from crashing and burning, but not enough to inject it with any sort of life or appeal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Regrettably, Pinstripe's rich atmosphere is overpowered by these types of issues. Enemies need only a few shots to defeat, puzzles need only a couple of tries to solve, and the final boss can be exploited to oblivion. And because the story lacks emotional weight or resonance, once the credits roll, you'll quickly forget Ted and Bo's struggle, the puzzles you solved, the conclusion to what could have been a memorably haunting trip through Hell.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even those looking for a tactical stealth action game should be wary, since this one is both frustrating to play and not very engaging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mercenaries 2 is filled with bugs and glitches that are unacceptable in a retail release. Even if it were possible to overlook the broken elements, you're still left with abysmal AI, repetitive mission structure, unsatisfying weapons, and a huge world without much to do.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a chore to name a single feature or idea in Echo Prime that most experienced players haven't already encountered elsewhere, in a better game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It feels like there's a fantastic game somewhere in the heart of Birthdays the Beginning, ready to claw its way out of the primordial ooze of ideas to evolve into a wonderful god-game experience. But the conditions for it to thrive just aren't right: The interface is ill-conceived and cumbersome, the campaign's frustrations bring progress to screeching halts, and the frequent lack of information turns what should be a fun micromanagement experience into an exhausting guessing game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This version of Proving Ground makes it pretty clear that the priority for the Tony Hawk series is not on this platform.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Koei's apologists will find Warriors Orochi to be an affable bit of fan service, but everyone else should just stay far away.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the third-person shooter aspect of Harry's latest adventure can be fun, the game's story elements fail to live up to those of its literary namesake.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gomo is a short, stylistic adventure that has some interesting features, but ultimately its brevity and lack of challenge keep its charms from being lasting ones.

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