GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,856 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 Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10859 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even though I wanted to love Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, if even just to dig into the nostalgia evoked by replaying a game that absorbed a lot of my spare time in 1996, the only emotion aroused was a sense of amazement at just how far shooters have come in terms of graphics, immersion, and level design in 20 years. The Duke may forever be the king, but he's the king of 1996, and his game is so set in a particular time and place that it should probably be left there.
    • 63 Metascore
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    While Brink sits in history as a game that tripped on its path to fame, Dirty Bomb will be fortunate to be remembered at all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It is, at best, perfectly playable, and lovely to look at and listen to. But it is also the face of mediocrity and missed opportunities. A bad game can make a case for itself. A boring one is harder to forgive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rush of Blood can be completed in roughly an hour and a half, and though you can unlock a few alternate paths in a couple of levels, they generally lead to more of the same--just in a different arrangement. Rush of Blood has a disturbing flavor overall, but that alone can't save what amounts to a largely predictable experience filled with straightforward action, dumb enemies, and predictable frights.
    • 55 Metascore
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    An '80s arcade classic is reinvented as a not-too-successful 3D platformer in BurgerTime: World Tour.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    Be prepared to grind for several hours before the game's rhythm picks up and its diversity compels you towards the exciting closing battles that reveal Salvation Prophecy's best attributes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game that began as a free PC download has made its way to retail shelves with this Xbox 360 iteration, but it looks as if most of the fun was lost in transit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mighty No. 9 is an inoffensively average game sprung from the memories of the past, with little to show for its position in the present.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few fun minigames don't make the watered-down story and tedious fetch quests tolerable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unless you're desperate for a new Star Wars story, you'll find nothing worthwhile in this shallow action game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    SimCity (the game) isn't the pinnacle of the series, but it's super fun. SimCity (the service) is a disaster. What you get out of the package as a whole rests solely on how many flaming hoops you're willing to jump through before arriving at your just reward.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Mass Effect 2: Arrival is a disappointing conclusion to a beloved series' second chapter
    • 64 Metascore
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    For a remake, it's not a good sign that the best part about the modern Shadow of the Beast is revisiting the game that inspired it.
    • 52 Metascore
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    A generic shooter notable only for its intense difficulty.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Thanks to Viking: Battle for Asgard's mundane and tedious gameplay, the only battle you'll wage will be a losing one against boredom.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2: Arrival is a disappointing conclusion to a beloved series' second chapter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A deeply flawed game that fails to bring anything new to the world of golf games.
    • 64 Metascore
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    This collection of classics and their updates is a frustrating mix of old-school fun and dumb design choices.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Painfully short on content.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The tedium of the G.U. trilogy comes to a welcome end.
    • 59 Metascore
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    A sleek-looking game of racing and vehicular combat with an intriguing boost mechanic, but there's not much happening under the hood.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Even with improved on-court control and an online Pro-Am mode that can lead to pockets of outlandish fun, NBA Live 16 still fails to justify its existence. Its Rising Star and Dynasty modes are too underdeveloped and unvaried to remain interesting beyond the first few hours of play, and the basic dribbling, passing, and shooting tend to trip over themselves during offensive rebounds or fast breaks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The fact remains that you have to perform a lot of legwork to understand how each boss works in respect to your abilities. There's a fine line to be crossed in a boss rush game, where hard fought battles lead to either sighs of relief or aggravated groans. Too often, Malicious Fallen earns the latter. Malicious Fallen isn’t a game that feels triumphant so much as tiring.
    • 55 Metascore
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    A counterintuitive control scheme, oddly balanced difficulty, obnoxiously repetitive combat, and a nearly useless camera in co-op mode. Eventually such problems become too numerous and too annoying to tolerate, turning what could have been a simple monster-killing romp into a scattered, clumsy mess.
    • 48 Metascore
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    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.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Unfortunately, in the end, not even the inclusion of the classic version of Battleship is enough to save this pointless game.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Burial at Sea seems a prime example of the tail wagging the dog, and the result is an adventure with fantastic sights and sounds that don't come together in a meaningful way.
    • 66 Metascore
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    The Half-Blood Prince is a lousy representation of the best-selling novel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite's floating city of Columbia was both a monument to manifest destiny and a tombstone marking the human empathy that perished when the city was born. Burial at Sea uncomfortably merges the two worlds, and diminishes Rapture's enduring legacy in doing so.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's hard to recommend a wrestling game that doesn't contain any actual in-the-ring wrestling. EA's Backstage Assault is a novel idea, but in the end, it doesn't have enough variation to make it worthwhile.