GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 11,246 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: Ocarina of Time
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
11249 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, none of the events are done particularly well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite its short length and a few other problems, Star Trek Bridge Commander is an innovative, entertaining simulation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game does have some noticeable problems, though C&C fans may find themselves having too much fun to care.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Thanks to the street-ball mode, it's like there are two games in one--the graphics are on par with most any basketball game on the market, and the gameplay is tight and intuitive.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    Even taking the lack of MX games into consideration, this game is bad for everybody, and it's our sincerest hope that potential players will take our advice and stay very, very far away from this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All-Star Baseball 2003 has High Heat 2003 licked where graphics are concerned, and the inclusion of the franchise mode makes Acclaim's hardball simulation all the more enticing--[but] you can't go wrong buying either one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With its main story mode clocking in at around five hours, there's little long-term replay value.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suffers from a series of problems ranging from stilted animation that adversely affects its gameplay to downright poor AI.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    But ultimately, The Huge Adventure is a fairly basic platformer that doesn't really have some of the innovation of other Game Boy Advance platformers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Despite a few rough edges, Jet Set Radio Future manages to shine because of its addictive, original gameplay and its stunning graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It has a deep franchise mode, accurate player ratings, and all the small details that make baseball fans giddy with excitement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics leave a bit to be desired, and there are some slight quirks with the gameplay, but compared with last year's bug-filled installment, All-Star Baseball 2003 is [a] winner.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Real Pool 2 may offer pretty graphics and tolerable ball action, but it comes up short in so many other areas that it cannot be heartily recommended to enthusiasts of either the real-life or virtual pastime.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Just about every aspect of the game's design has undergone some type of change, from the radically improved swing interface and the use of 3D golfer animations instead of digitized motion-capture footage, to a powerful camera option that gives you unlimited access to the gorgeously rendered courses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The host of graphical and gameplay improvements featured in the 2002 edition make this year's Tiger Woods far superior to previous entries in the series...the best golf simulation currently on the console market.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Whether or not you'll enjoy Ultima Online depends on whether you find appealing the prospect of establishing your own objectives within a virtual sandbox and then constantly repeating a number of relatively mundane tasks to achieve those goals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple, but the game makes brilliant use of the classic's design, and the whole retro style never seems forced.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Actually competing in a deadly chariot race is an intriguing concept for a game, but Circus Maximus doesn't manage to make the experience all that exciting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a rigorous, realistic simulation of what it's like to command a brigade of combined-arms troops in modern warfare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game's short length is what makes it so engaging...an addictive little game much like "Bejeweled" or "Tetris," but instead of being a puzzle, it's a little adventure that you can lose yourself in for a few minutes at a time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Arguably the most original and inventive rhythm game since the advent of "Dance Dance Revolution" or the original "Parappa the Rapper," and it's easily one of the best rhythm games for the PlayStation 2.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Its extremely short life span, accompanied by its lukewarm presentation, ensures that few players will get more than a couple of hours' worth of enjoyment out of the home version.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Now, a game that was less than impressive on the Dreamcast is even less so when presented on the technically superior GameCube.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Sometimes software is released in such a wretched state that the developers may as well just come to your house and kick your dog for $40...This is a blatant and insulting instance of a game released too early to the detriment of the people who buy it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Places an emphasis on action on the pitch and supplies a few of the gameplay modes that are missing from EA's popular FIFA series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Though it isn't totally remarkable from a technical standpoint, Pirates is an endearing and well-thought-out game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of a link-cable option, the limiting of power-ups to the jam mode, and an absence of mid-shot passing are the three problems that ultimately keep NBA Jam 2002 from attaining all-star status.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An excellent, original fighting game that's especially fun for two players.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat is certainly fun, but not to the extent that you can overlook some of New Legends' other problems, like its camera issues and its short length. The game lasts only a little longer than five hours and lacks any extra features.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of those rare games that is simply addictive.

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