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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're slashing a dragon's wings, raising the dead back to life, or experimenting at the alchemy table, Skyrim performs the most spectacular of enchantments: the one that causes huge chunks of time to vanish before you know it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once this intense and action-packed role-playing game pulls you into its orbit, you won't want to escape.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though its roots show through from time to time, the improved visuals remove any barrier of entry that age may have posed. The new elements enhance the core adventure to create the definitive version of this classic game, making Ocarina of Time 3D the best way to embark on (or relive) this landmark adventure.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Graphically, "Chrono Cross" is nothing short of stunning.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intriguing moral choices and a chilling story make BioShock a must-play adventure, even a year later.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This rich, action-packed space adventure is immensely entertaining on its new platform, though the transition isn't wholly smooth.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If by some chance you've put off playing Vice City up till now, don't wait any longer.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Covers nearly every facet of professional football, but what makes this year's entry in the series so special is the fact that it ties all its components together seamlessly. Even the new gameplay features have been integrated incredibly well.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A wicked game of hide-and-seek with high-powered future guns, which delivers one of the most heart-pounding and graphically thrilling experiences of the year. If its exciting campaign doesn't rope you in, chances are the team-based multiplayer will--either way, Gears of War is downright amazing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    "Morrowind" earned recognition for being one of the best role-playing games in years, but the immersive and long-lasting experience it provided wasn't for everyone. Oblivion is hands-down better, so much so that even those who'd normally have no interest in a role-playing game should find it hard to resist getting swept up in this big, beautiful, meticulously crafted world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Microprose managed to add a score of new play elements that help the aging strategy classic evolve - without sacrificing the game’s addictive qualities.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're into action games, and even if you're not, you should be playing Quake right now - it's as good as PC gaming gets.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite isn't afraid to magnify the way religious and racial extremism inform our culture and change lives. It isn't afraid to depict a less-than-holy trinity diseased by power, deception, and manipulation. As the story circles back on itself, you're left wondering whether redemption cleanses us of our atrocities, or simply invites us to commit greater ones. Once the finale comes, you will want to play again, watching each event and image through the lens of information you can never un-know. BioShock Infinite is more than just a quality game: it's an important one.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the addition of the Forge level editor and the saved films that give the game an even longer set of legs, legs that will probably keep you running at full speed until Bungie figures out where, exactly, to go from here.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    But this new installment seems bent on achieving nothing less than perfection by using last year's game as a starting point and fine-tuning its few issues, while also adding lots of new options and content, such as a lengthy series of stand-alone missions that emphasize the game's unbelievably intense, brutal, lighting-fast combat.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    "Morrowind" earned recognition for being one of the best role-playing games in years, but the immersive and long-lasting experience it provided wasn't for everyone. Oblivion is hands-down better, so much so that even those who'd normally have no interest in a role-playing game should find it hard to resist getting swept up in this big, beautiful, meticulously crafted world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing presentation, intricate and enjoyable fighting gameplay, and long-term appeal with online play make this a must-have. Street Fighter IV is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of the fighting genre in this generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In addition to being a very good adventure game, it features great writing and beautiful art direction.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game surely has its share of problems, it must be said that the game presents itself extremely well and really is fun to play, even if it is almost completely devoid of challenge.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    SMB3 purists may be annoyed with some of the minor tweaks that have been made to the original game, but that shouldn't stop them from experiencing this incredible platformer all over again.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game full of redefinitions, forcing you to really rethink what you expect out of a game from an audio/visual standpoint while delivering some exciting, balanced gameplay at the same time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Chaos Theory sometimes has a designed-by-committee feel due to its many disparate parts, and despite the game's grittier new theme and its new "Mature" rating, it's going to offer a familiar experience to Splinter Cell veterans. But even if some of the changes are marginal, this is still the most entertaining, most well-rounded game in the series yet.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the varied, exciting Battle Mode that Mario Kart 8 should have had all along.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even if driving games aren't normally your thing, Burnout 3 is still right for you. It's <I>that</I> good. It ranks among the best racing games ever made...An amazing achievement that anyone with a pulse will probably love.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A title that combines the elegant simplicity of an action game and the addictive storyline of an adventure game with the personalization and exploratoration of an old-school RPG... The best game to come out in the past year, and you should own a copy. Period.