GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,103 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 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10,103 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Like the great looking textures, the game's 3D models and special effects are very impressive.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an amazing role-playing game that should not be missed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In fact, Fallout 3 is leaner and meaner than Bethesda's previous efforts, less expansive but more intense, while still offering immense replay value and quite a few thrills along the way.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2's new environments, weapons, and multiplayer features round out an all-around superior action package.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With its in-depth franchise mode, online play, excellent running and passing gameplay, and detailed graphics, NFL 2K3 is one of the best football games to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the finest soccer game available for any game platform right now.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur II won't impress you as much as its predecessor, since you've seen most of these characters, their weapons, and their moves before, and the available gameplay modes are nothing out of the ordinary. Nevertheless, on its own terms, Soul Calibur II is by all means a great fighting game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkably satisfying conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and a poignant and memorable role-playing action game in its own right.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The formula is beginning to show its age. There just aren't enough new ideas to separate Skyward Sword from its predecessors, and the few additions come with mixed results. Even with many bright spots, Skyward Sword still feels like a nostalgic retread. Those yearning for something new will be disappointed, but anyone thirsty for another exciting adventure will find plenty to enjoy here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Not only visually resembles Mario Kart, but also sounds and plays just like one of the most memorable racing games of all time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes to living-room rock, nobody does it better than Rock Band 3.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Deftly delivers a fantastic cel-shaded look while also adding a really great series of unique gameplay twists that make it much, much better than the average side-scrolling action game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is truly a game you will come back to day after day, week after week, aiming to unlock every car, break every record, and experience the excitement of the 24 Heures du Mans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game has crisper visuals, smoother textures, fluid animation, realistic and entertaining gameplay, and new modes of play such as franchise, street, and online.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best 2D action side scroller ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Last year's "Virtua Fighter 4" bordered on perfection, and this new game is technically even better.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A number of bugs and technical issues in the out-of-the-box product mar what otherwise is the best version of one of the year's best games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A moving story, serene visuals, and brilliant puzzles make Braid an adventure that you absolutely should experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The earthquake weapon is unspeakably awesome... The weapons are visually spectacular, and seeing the light trails behind the hovercars is just plain cool.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With stunning graphics, excellent sound, and extremely solid gameplay, Paper Mario is a quality game on all fronts.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkably satisfying conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and a poignant and memorable role-playing action game in its own right.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Part of what makes this game so remarkable is it doesn't assume that all you have to do in your busy life is play this one game, and so it delivers a high-quality experience regardless of how much or how little time you're able to invest...A stunning achievement that will make you feel privileged to be a game player.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The fact that KCET has managed to improve upon that game at all is a real testament to the development team's devotion, and the fact that Winning Eleven 7 International is so much better than its predecessor is a remarkable achievement.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With revamped animation, new zone defenses, and improved AI...the most true-to-life simulation of the National Basketball League to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur II won't impress you as much as its predecessor, since you've seen most of these characters, their weapons, and their moves before, and the available gameplay modes are nothing out of the ordinary. Nevertheless, on its own terms, Soul Calibur II is by all means a great fighting game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Recommended wholeheartedly. It looks fantastic and features responsive controls, some original play mechanics, a good story, and plenty of thrilling adventure. In the simplest terms: Do not miss out on this game.
    • 92 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.