GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,914 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:
10919 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    When you first get on the track, chances are you'll be so impressed with the stunning graphics that you'll probably forget to accelerate when the lights go green.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playing Railroad Tycoon II is an emotional experience bringing back memories of Lionel trains and Christmas mornings long past and staring at Lionel catalogs and dreaming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's simply the best and most addictive baseball game available this year... Spectacular.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You'd have to have a cold heart indeed to not be charmed by the bright eyes and madly wagging tails of the wonderfully lifelike Nintendogs. The game's boisterous and affectionate young canines are impossibly endearing, making the tasks of caring for them, training them, and simply interacting with them a joy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    All the innovations and improvements in Barbarossa to Berlin... take a great game and make it even greater.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Another one of those games that can make hours pass like minutes...With its top-notch diplomacy, civilization building, and wargame elements, Alpha Centauri is the new pinnacle of turn-based strategy games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Covers nearly every facet of professional football, but what makes this year's entry in the series so special is the fact that it ties all its components together seamlessly. Even the new gameplay features have been integrated incredibly well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Winning Eleven 9 plays an incredibly realistic game of soccer and is the first game in the series to support online play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay is rewarding, the story twists and turns more than you'd expect from a game like this, and everything comes together to produce one of the best-looking, best-playing games on the PS2 so far.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is easily the best driving game currently available for the Xbox, and no Xbox owner should be caught without it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But then there's the fascinatingly complex multiplayer mode, which truly is one of a kind and potentially gives Pandora Tomorrow much more lasting value than its predecessor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The level of detail in the game's presentation and feel is so dramatically superior to previous football games, it's unbelievable.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's one of the only Star Wars games to truly make you feel at times as though you're a key player in and a part of this unique and beloved sci-fi setting...The vast majority of Knights of the Old Republic is so exceptionally good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you've ever liked any other real-time strategy game in this classical style, then you'll clearly see why this one deserves so much credit, even in direct comparison to the finest examples in its category.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game has so much life in it - whether in the great, narrative-driven single-player campaign or the multitude of multiplayer options - you won't grow tired of it anytime soon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even if EA Sports had left every other aspect of the game identical to "Tiger Woods 2003," the staggering number of new, playable courses alone makes 2004 worthwhile.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it isn't a total reinvention, Burnout Revenge makes significant alterations to the Burnout formula that essentially render every other game in the series obsolete.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's as much a revolutionary step as it is an evolutionary one, thanks to a beautiful new 3D graphics engine that makes the series' tactical battles--featuring thousands of soldiers--better than ever. The results are nothing short of spectacular, helping make Rome: Total War the very definition of an epic strategy game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is the definitive version of a modern classic and a must-play, even if you've already experienced the unique thrill of Resident Evil 4 on another platform.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its emphasis on stealth, strategy, and ingenuity, coupled with its strong narrative structure and excellent mission design, adds up to a game that's stylish, serious, rewarding, and unique.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the most engaging, entertaining, and original games for the PS2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But then there's the fascinatingly complex multiplayer mode, which truly is one of a kind and potentially gives Pandora Tomorrow much more lasting value than its predecessor.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The addition of online play (on the PS2 and Xbox) and a compelling single-player career mode, as well as improvements to the basic game mechanics, make NBA Street V3 the new gold standard of arcade-style basketball games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The core fundamentals are spot-on, the variety of options and control choices is spectacular, and the presentation totally draws you into the experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Prettier, more exciting, and more involving than any other golf game on the market and can rightfully claim its place alone at the top of the PC golfing leaderboard.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No GBA owner should be without it, and anyone getting their hands on a new GBA for the first time should make playing Advance Wars 2 one of their first orders of business.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The fact that KCET has managed to improve upon that game at all is a real testament to the development team's devotion, and the fact that Winning Eleven 7 International is so much better than its predecessor is a remarkable achievement.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Aside from a few little rough spots, Syberia is an adventure-game tour de force, with an engrossing story, a truly imaginative gameworld, and stunning visuals.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite the addition of a middling and somewhat unnecessary multiplayer component, Echoes stands shoulder to shoulder with its predecessor, delivering absolutely everything you'd want from a new 3D Metroid adventure.
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    While it's fair to say that the game currently bears a number of issues, it's still a very tense experience that captures the fear that made the movies genre classics. It would be a stretch to call Friday the 13th: The Game a classic in the making, but it definitely has something going for it beyond its hockey-mask wearing murder man.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Overwatch's strongest aspect is how it manages to constantly teach you something new. Each match reveals another detail you might have previously ignored--the audio cue that signals McCree's lethal Deadeye attack; the sound a stalwart Bastion makes when entering its dangerous turret form. Playing Overwatch is a digging process, and finding new layers is part of what makes it special. It's not impressive that Overwatch tries so many different things--it's outstanding that it succeeds in every attempt.
    • 91 Metascore
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    What's amazing is that, despite how different each hero is, they clash, interact, and cooperate in compelling matches.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Almost 50 hours in, I finally feel like I'm playing Dragon Quest 7 proper; I have access to job classes, the main story is kicking into gear, and I've located a casino where I can try my luck at a few mini games while I continue my adventure. I'm wary after so many hours of repetitive questing and simple combat, but it's motivating to see signs of good things to come.
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    While it's fair to say that the game currently bears a number of issues, it's still a very tense experience that captures the fear that made the movies genre classics. It would be a stretch to call Friday the 13th: The Game a classic in the making, but it definitely has something going for it beyond its hockey-mask wearing murder man.