GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,011 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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,011 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Knockout Kings 2001 is more of a hitting simulation than a boxing simulation, which is a complete turnoff for die-hard boxing fans who want realism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With an uninteresting world and dull combat, the survival horror game ZombiU is a weak link in the Wii U's launch lineup.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While this all may sound like a great value, every single one of the ports is incredibly poor, resulting in nothing but disappointment for anyone looking to replay any of these classic games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A shallow reimagining of the classic adventure that fails to justify its existence in the modern era.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Series faithful might stumble through for the sake of story, and perhaps to appreciate those few moments that recall when Resident Evil was at its peak glory. But this long, poor sequel is the ultimate test of patience for even the most dedicated.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Game-crushing bugs overshadow the turn-based tactical goodness Eador: Masters of the Broken World offers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Has absolutely no significance for anyone but hard-core Bust-A-Move completists.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast version's graphical flaws manage to wreck anything the game has going for it, leaving behind an ugly, unplayable mess.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The new content in this World in Conflict expansion is short and not so sweet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Simple and forgettable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Aggravating combat overwhelms the elements that could have made Sorcery enjoyable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most egregious problem with Hell Yeah is that it's not fun to play. A slew of shallow ideas thrown into one game do not make for a worthwhile experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Jet Set Radio was interesting in the year 2000, but the game needed more than a fresh coat of paint to make its awkward design worth revisiting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The quick-and-dirty port does everything the DC and PS2 releases did--meaning it looks good for a Dreamcast game but pretty awful when compared with anything else released on the GameCube so far.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    This isn't the same Silhouette Mirage that debuted on the Saturn nearly three years ago, however - the game has somehow transformed from a delightfully quirky platforming romp into an average, unbalanced, and tedious exercise meant for "hard-core gamers."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    World Racing 2 makes a couple of key improvements on its predecessor, but it's still a substandard effort.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An emphasis on style over substance defines Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, though unfortunately even the stylish aspects have serious problems.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If this is what immortality is about, then you have to wonder why anyone would bother to guard it in the first place.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are a lot of neat ideas here, but none of them pan out. The game's creators clearly adore 4X strategy games in general, and Alpha Centauri specifically, is clear here, but Pandora: First Contact is not a proper tribute. I want to love Pandora, I really do, but nostalgia can't fix a game that doesn't work even at the most basic level.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you have cherished memories of playing The Simpsons Arcade Game, keep holding on to them and ignore this port.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    While leaving the quick save feature out may seem like a slight oversight, the reality is that it changes the game into a frustrating exercise in trial and error.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Scratches is dull, ugly, a bit short, and a perfect example of exactly why traditional adventure games have fallen out of favor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While UFO: Aftershock improves on its predecessor in some ways, there's just far too much wrong with this copy of the classic X-COM alien-hunting strategy series to recommend it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What starts out as a simple but entertaining aerial jaunt quickly becomes monotonous and shallow, making it hard to justify its price tag.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game itself isn't terrible, but unless you are absolutely aching to exercise the online capabilities of your Dreamcast, there is really no reason to pick up this game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Many of the interesting concepts in T:A llose their appeal shortly after the umpteenth quest to help some tortured soul in town.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    How far can cinematics get you when the gameplay sandwiched between them is so poorly paced, so utterly misconceived, so reliant on stick wriggles and button tapping? There's a place for contextual prompts and cinematic storytelling in video games, but Resident Evil 6 is a mishmash of elements put together without any sense of care or direction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Questionable design choices aside, the problem with almost every aspect of The Godfather II is simply that it feels unfinished.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    RtCW has always been a pretty uninteresting single-player game, and without solid multiplayer to cushion the blow, the PlayStation 2 version of the game is a real failure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    3 on 3 NHL Arcade is overpriced and annoying.