GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,175 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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,175 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the finest soccer game available for any game platform right now.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has online play, a robust franchise mode, and plenty of secondary modes to keep you busy, but the minor issues with the running and passing game really prevent it from being the absolute best representation of professional football that's available.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's visually impressive and aurally incredible, and it essentially is a superb entry in the shooter genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a time when shooters seem to be evolving into two distinct kinds of games--either focused on realistic tactics or on arcade action--Medal of Honor represents the absolute best that action-packed, event-driven shooters have to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of all the helicopter simulations released this year, Razorworks' product is in a class by itself, and it will certainly earn itself a place on the ballot when the best-sim-of-the-year nominations come around.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strikingly original, Bad Mojo (meaning "black magic") is a gritty, action-based exploration that sucks you in with great visuals, and keeps you playing with a poignant story and clever obstacles that bar your progress from room to room.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning shooter that's got a bit too much plot and is over too soon, though it's still incredibly intense and, by all means, worth experiencing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every element of the game, from the georama system to the weapon upgrading to the interaction with a large cast of characters, displays a polish and attention to quality that you find only in real classics... DC2 could very well be the PlayStation 2's Zelda.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What the game lacks in innovation, however, is more than made up for in sheer playability.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improves in almost every conceivable way on its predecessors and reestablishes the series as the premier example of the play style it single-handedly pioneered.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vast oddity, integrating real-time strategy and action elements with the exploratory playability of an adventure title into one game. It may take up eons of play time to finally solve, but one thing's for sure: you will become absorbed in the Star Control universe that unfurls before you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, Curse has all the makings of a classic: great gameplay, fantastic graphics and music, challenging puzzles, a complex plot, and hilarious dialogue.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign is varied and lengthy enough to keep players thrilled from beginning to end. There's even good incentive to play through again at higher difficulties.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In many ways, Madden 2005 is just a bit too much like last year's Madden for comfort--but it's still a truly excellent game of football all around.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of some technical issues, BioShock creates an amazing world that you'll want to explore and a compelling mystery that slowly comes together as you play.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Wik & the Fable of Souls is a mix of challenging, intelligent gameplay and an intriguing, fairy-tale presentation that will appeal to just about anyone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A strategy gamer's dream, boasting a rare mix of depth, customizability, humor, and replayability.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the beautiful presentation, the innovative gameplay, and the excellent single-player and multiplayer modes, Lumines may very well be the greatest Tetris-style puzzle game since Tetris itself.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are plenty of good reasons for RPG fans to pay attention, too, because Dragon Quest VIII is a beautiful, lighthearted adventure that pairs satisfying, classic-style gameplay with a whole lot of charm.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically remarkable and features some novel twists that make it unique among real-time strategy games. Yet while it's easy to get into, it's not just difficult to master but also rather difficult to manage, partly because the game does such a good job of evoking the sheer chaos of frontline WWII battles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply makes fantastic use of the PSP technology, providing a profoundly impressive audiovisual experience and fast, frantic racing, both of which easily rank with the best the platform has to offer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okami's stunning good looks give it the appearance of a cross between a cartoon and a traditional Japanese ink-and-watercolor painting, and perhaps best of all, the game keeps going and going for much longer than most other games like it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This awesome, high-tech first-person shooter champions the Xbox 360 with its excellent assortment of single- and multiplayer game types, as well as its incredible good looks and dynamic, intense action.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 06 is particularly unusual in that it ditches some of the series' recent innovations in favor of tried-and-tested gameplay mechanics. However, it also adds plenty of new features that help make it the most realistic and accessible (and best) FIFA game to date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its extremely smart approach to difficulty, its great guitar controller, and its killer song selection, Guitar Hero might just be the best rhythm game ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of the little improvements, and there are tons of them, make MLB '06: The Show a masterful follow-up to last year's game.