GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,403 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Chrono Cross
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10,403 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Performance issues prevent this lazy PC port of a superb console game from being the best Grand Theft Auto yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable is both a richly stimulating commentary on the nature of choice in games (and in other systems, too, like our workplaces and our families) and a game that offers some of the most enjoyable, surprising, and rewarding choices I've ever been confronted with in a game. Going the wrong way has never felt so right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's by no means an easy game to get to grips with, and if you're after a title that simply lets you hit people, we'd suggest something radically different, but if you want to understand why the sweet science is so sweet, Fight Night 2004 is your current and reigning heavyweight champion of the boxing game scene.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's new, open-ended structure, excellent audio, enhanced trick system, and improved graphics combine to make this a superlative sequel to a series that's always had high standards.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole. And through this harmony of game design comes the caustic dissonance of a world so torn asunder that a single possibility can bring with it endless hope.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Assassin's Creed, the greatest joy comes from the smallest details, and for every nerve-racking battle, there's a quiet moment that cuts to the game's heart and soul.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With exciting new content across the board and plenty of it, Left 4 Dead 2 outdoes its predecessor and makes the zombie apocalypse an absolute blast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terraria is a perfect fit on the Vita. Playing this adventure on a handheld is a huge bonus to a game that was already incredibly well made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A paradise for explorers and thrill-seekers alike, and the best online role-playing game in years.