GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,884 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
10887 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's more focused, it's more intense, and though it doesn't provide as much of the sandbox feel as Crysis veterans would wish for, it still delivers on every other front.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate version of the classic one-on-one fighting game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is an accessible, clever, and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture Science.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fascinating experience that expertly links story and mechanics to further your connection to the world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale and Borderlands are the peanut butter and chocolate of the current gaming landscape, creating a piece that is too rock-solid in its own convictions to be labeled simply as a mashup.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stellar presentation and vocal harmonies help make The Beatles: Rock Band something special in the world of music games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's still a disconnect between what happens during gameplay and what happens during cutscenes, but by integrating the combat and exploration, Final Fantasy has come one step closer to being more immersive than before.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The joy of Rocket League rests on the countless plans that are conceived and discarded every other second in any given match. Trying to predict where and how the ball will bounce next is a game within the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crucially, every emotional breakthrough, every new revelation, every gut-stab of a memory in That Cancer, Dragon must be discovered, confronted, and processed, as it undoubtedly had to be in the minds of its creators as it happened.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SUDA-51 has delivered a game that can match its absurd premise with equally stimulating gameplay, making for one of the most unique and satisfying action games in recent memory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witness is one of the most challenging games I've ever played. During my playthrough, I experienced confusion, uncertainty, and mental exhaustion as I tried to understand this game's intricacies. At times, I considered giving up. The Witness makes few attempts at handholding, opting instead to convey its mechanics in subtle, cryptic ways as you struggle to make sense of it all.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly atmospheric and disturbingly gruesome deep-space adventure that will haunt your dreams and leave you begging for more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The GameCube version may be less jaggy than the original PS2 release, but its lack of online multiplayer and somewhat sketchy frame rate keep it from living up to its full potential.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civ 6 has a few rough edges, but they’re pushed far into the periphery by spectacular strategic depth and intricate interlocking nuances. Any frustrations I experienced were immediately eclipsed by my desire to continue playing. Just one more turn, every turn, forever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a triumph of real-time strategy design, and the best the Total War series has ever been.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This superb video game adaptation of baseball knocks authenticity and realism out of the park.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the speedy exhilaration of soaring high above the streets to the atmospheric thrill of discovering long-forgotten secrets in the tunnels below Gotham, this is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you coming back to the cape and cowl long after you've seen the credits roll.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While experienced players might blow through the game quickly, New Super Mario Bros. is still completely awesome and absolutely necessary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an expansive and challenging sequel to one of the best racing games of last year and, at its price, it remains one of the best bargains of the year for the PC.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the speedy exhilaration of soaring high above the streets to the atmospheric thrill of discovering long-forgotten secrets in the tunnels below Gotham, this is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you coming back to the cape and cowl long after you've seen the credits roll.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you're getting sucked into the Story mode or competing for high scores in the Challenge mode, Batman: Arkham Asylum does an outstanding job of letting you be Batman. Everything about this game--the impressive visuals, stirring soundtrack, superb voice acting, fiendish puzzles, hard-hitting combat--feels like it has been lovingly crafted by a development team that's both knowledgeable and passionate about the source material.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're not ready to commit to the PlayStation 2 yet, and you've grown weary of the levels in "Tony Hawk 2," then Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is just the ticket.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 is the definitive football game: challenging, addictive, and with more excellent features than ever before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike its listless predecessor, Give No Shelter flies by, ending just as it reaches a critical, shocking apex, stoking anticipation for what's to come in the finale.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 3 returns with a vengeance in this special edition, which significantly improves an already great action adventure game while adding a solid new online mode and some great extras.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new nations offer up interesting variety and gameplay styles, while the new campaigns introduce the narrative drive and focus that the original campaign lacked. Thrones and Patriots is a highly enjoyable experience and an excellent expansion to an already outstanding game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In almost every way, Hotline Miami 2 is a marked improvement on an already tremendous formula. This is a game that had me pumping my fists and laughing with joy throughout my time with it, and I was left despondent by the time it drew to a close.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In addition to its satisfying emotional arcs, dark humor and semi-insulting banter are the other major hallmarks of Tales from the Borderlands. This final , written in collaboration with longtime Borderlands writer Anthony Burch, is the funniest episode in the series. One minute you're on the verge of tears as the characters spiral into despair, and the next a character speaks a line or an event occurs that brings you right back up to a side-splitting high. In my time with the episode, I alternated between wildly upset and laughing hard enough to choke.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    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
    • Critic Score
    What's amazing is that, despite how different each hero is, they clash, interact, and cooperate in compelling matches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    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.