GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,207 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Raven's Cry
Score distribution:
10,207 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While "Madden" is the most realistic-playing football game on the market, ESPN NFL Football is simply the most exciting football game on the planet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the best adventure games in years.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In addition to being a very good adventure game, it features great writing and beautiful art direction.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The difference between FFX and other games is in the sheer scope and undeniably impressive production values. The ambitious design of FFX ultimately pervades in every aspect of the game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While "Madden" is the most realistic-playing football game on the market, ESPN NFL Football is simply the most exciting football game on the planet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rallisport Challenge 2 isn't just a sequel--it is easily one of the most purely pleasurable driving experiences you're likely to encounter on any platform.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From waterskiing, to swimming alongside a whale, to riding a rocket-powered horse, to flying a flaming powder keg, Rayman 2 is full of gameplay surprises. Definitely one of the best platform games I have ever played.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    KCET's best soccer game to date, which basically makes it the best soccer game ever made...even taking the seminal "Sensible World of Soccer" games on the Amiga into account.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As good of an offering in the genre as there's ever been, featuring a superb story, carefully refined gameplay, plenty of depth, the best online multiplayer mode in any real-time strategy game to date, and the excellent production values you'd expect from a Blizzard product.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Looks and sounds great, it's exciting, it's suitably bug-free, and, at a time when eight hours is becoming the standard length for single-player shooters, it's long. Quite simply, Mafia is one of the best games of the year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing achievement in a variety of ways: Its inspired, state-of-the-art cinematic presentation works extremely well with its relentlessly exciting, white-knuckle action, all of which is wrapped up in a decidedly lengthy adventure chock-full of hidden secrets and bonus extras.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    "Morrowind" earned recognition for being one of the best role-playing games in years, but the immersive and long-lasting experience it provided wasn't for everyone. Oblivion is hands-down better, so much so that even those who'd normally have no interest in a role-playing game should find it hard to resist getting swept up in this big, beautiful, meticulously crafted world.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A first-person shooter has finally arrived that's so stylish, so ingenious, so well written, so well acted, and otherwise so great that this review won't have to include the expression "it's no Half-Life" - except for right there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every bit as surprisingly good on the PC, thanks to an excellent translation that shows no traces of the game's console origins. Furthermore, some exciting, brand-new extras that are exclusive to the PC version make it worth experiencing even by those who've played and enjoyed the original version of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's so unbelievably good that it almost feels like it was brought back in time, because most all of today's action games (on the Xbox or otherwise) just aren't in the same league.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that will keep you coming back long after you've mastered it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the game could have been lengthier, Freedom Fighters is still just an outstanding blend of pure action and tactical squad combat. The squad control works incredibly well.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With its strong story, well-written dialogue, terrific voice cast, impressive graphics, and extremely entertaining and varied gameplay, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a stupendous thrill ride that shouldn't be missed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the most addictive game I have played in years.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For all of its excellent modes and gameplay, however, ESPN NFL 2K5's greatest asset comes in the form of its graphics. Hands down, flat out, undeniably, inarguably, this is the best-looking football game ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Beautifully illustrated, hand-painted graphics combined with an entertainingly twisted plot makes this an eye-catching adventure to savor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The deeper single-player and improved multiplayer modes makes Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 the most tightly-packed installment in the series to date, and the slightly refined gameplay is still unmatched in the GameCube's action sports arena.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Last year's "Virtua Fighter 4" bordered on perfection, and this new game is technically even better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are quite a few excellent enhancements to the gameplay and the computer's artificial intelligence hidden beneath NHL 2002's dizzying array of flashy new features.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's a definitive role-playing experience, and the only reason it can't be called the best game in its class is because in a sense there's nothing available that compares to it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's one of those amazing portable games that raises the bar and resets your expectations about what a portable machine can do.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's practically overflowing with wonderful, funny characters, memorable subplots, inventive gameplay, and beautiful visuals, and it's lengthy and quite challenging to boot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Deep and easy to learn, and it contains a level of replay rarely witnessed in handheld gaming.

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