GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 9,916 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
9,916 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Before you can enter a given circuit, you must obtain certification in the form of a license. If you don't pass, you can't race. This is certainly the most controversial aspect of the game and the reason that Gran Turismo scores only an 8 in gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Though you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the game's plot and be dazzled by its cinematics, it's the incredible story and the tense, enjoyable action at the heart of Metal Gear Solid 2 that make it so extraordinary.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you're an Xbox owner who either hasn't played these games or is looking to play them again, the Xbox versions of GTAIII and Vice City are the best ones available.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's a definitive role-playing experience, and the only reason it can't be called the best game in its class is because in a sense there's nothing available that compares to it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With its strong story, well-written dialogue, terrific voice cast, impressive graphics, great in-game sound, and extremely entertaining and varied gameplay, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a stupendous thrill ride that shouldn't be missed.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Provides just about everything you'd want in a follow-up to an outstanding game. It's bigger, badder, and better in almost every imaginable way.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Big Planet is a novel, imaginative, and highly customisable platform game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is an outstanding game that tells a great story with memorable and occasionally laugh-out-loud-funny characters. Think about great moments that you remember from spaghetti Western movies, put them all into one 20- to 40-hour epic feature, and picture yourself in the starring role. Now you have some idea of what's waiting for you in Red Dead Redemption.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Its endless tuning options and many racing events will keep you engrossed in the game for many months, and it's accessible enough to be enjoyed by anyone who's the least bit interested in driving an exotic car.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A surprisingly disappointing story and a fairly short single-player portion are noticeable shortcomings, but there's just so much breadth of content in Halo 2, and the action itself is so outstanding, that there can be no denying its quality.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great handheld port of one of the greatest games ever released for Nintendo's 16-bit system.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Some will appreciate the game's differences, while others will find the game's focus on minigames and side quests tedious and slightly out of place.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the many small problems in combat, there's an undeniable tension. Vanquishing a horde of attackers is challenging, so you must fight intelligently.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess contains the same expertly designed puzzles and time-tested gameplay that you've come to expect from the series, though parts of its presentation feel stuck in the past.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Nothing short of the best portable skateboarding game ever made.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sense of novelty is diminished, but the thrill of exploration and puzzle-solving is still intoxicating, and it's amazing how Portal 2 manages to tell a better story with disembodied voices and spherical robots than most games can with full-on humans. Your return to Aperture Science is a joyful one in this immensely appealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and thoroughly satisfying sequel.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is an outstanding game that tells a great story with memorable and occasionally laugh-out-loud-funny characters. Think about great moments that you remember from spaghetti Western movies, put them all into one 20- to 40-hour epic feature, and picture yourself in the starring role. Now you have some idea of what's waiting for you in Red Dead Redemption.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Your return to Aperture Science is a joyful one in this immensely appealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and thoroughly satisfying sequel.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is an accessible, clever, and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture Science.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, addictive, and delightfully weird, World of Goo is a superb puzzle game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stupendous game, portraying a beautiful and broken city that will absorb your every waking thought.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Playing the entire conflict in the role of the other side makes for twice the gameplay value, and I don't even want to think about what's going to happen when the six-player networkable version comes out. Highly, highly recommended.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As with Final Fantasy VII and VIII, the music arrangements are distinctly synthesized and sound 16-bit.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 nails the three pillars of play--campaign, cooperative, and multiplayer--to earn its place in the pantheon of modern shooters.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone with even a remote interest in either the genre or the real-life sport should purchase this game as soon as possible.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Perhaps for the first time in the 3D action genre, Devil May Cry has successfully captured the twitch-based, relentlessly free-flowing gameplay style of so many classic 2D action games.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is a bit disappointing. Even still, the game manages to one-up last year's Madden in most categories.