GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 11,015 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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
11018 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Deep and easy to learn, and it contains a level of replay rarely witnessed in handheld gaming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Team Fortress 2 sets a brilliant stage for its signature brand of class-based multiplayer mayhem.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A hybrid game that effectively blends elements from a variety of genres into a thoroughly enjoyable and accessible package.
    • 92 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like about Madden 2003...the few small problems its gameplay does have really prevent from it being the top football game on the GameCube.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best role-playing games ever crafted, a titan among giants and the standard-setter for all such games going forward. Where the Witcher 2 sputtered to a halt, The Witcher 3 is always in a crescendo, crafting battle scenarios that constantly one-up the last, until you reach the explosive finale and recover in the glow of the game's quiet denouement.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game holds up fabulously, and the slight modifications that Nintendo has made to the game for its handheld release make it even better.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For all of its excellent modes and gameplay, however, ESPN NFL 2K5's greatest asset comes in the form of its graphics. Hands down, flat out, undeniably, inarguably, this is the best-looking football game ever made.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Nintendo's spastic tribute to itself stands quite strong as one of the most engaging multiplayer games available for any console platform.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The few minor issues in the gameplay and the fact that it has the same general look as last year's game really prevent it from taking the crown in this year's football race.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Tennis fans should be in heaven after playing "Virtua Tennis."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's as much a revolutionary step as it is an evolutionary one, thanks to a beautiful new 3D graphics engine that makes the series' tactical battles--featuring thousands of soldiers--better than ever. The results are nothing short of spectacular, helping make Rome: Total War the very definition of an epic strategy game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Turn 10 Studios' latest racer is bigger and better than its superb predecessor in every way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without spoiling the many ways it will screw with your expectations, it isn't possible to truly capture how wonderful Undertale is. You wouldn't know it with a passing glance, but it's one of the most progressive and innovative RPGs to come in a long time, breaking down tradition for the sake of invention, with great success.
    • 92 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that's generally pleasing but heavily reliant on a few new moves that seem more like gimmicks than gameplay innovations.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its emphasis on stealth, strategy, and ingenuity, coupled with its strong narrative structure and excellent mission design, adds up to a game that's stylish, serious, rewarding, and unique.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that will keep you coming back long after you've mastered it.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fun, tactical combat, the character-driven relationships, and the greater feeling of freedom combine to make Awakening the best installment of this beloved series in a long time. Anyone looking for a fantastic strategy game or a long, engaging adventure perfect for on-the-go sessions should absolutely not overlook this gaming gem.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you've ever liked any other real-time strategy game in this classical style, then you'll clearly see why this one deserves so much credit, even in direct comparison to the finest examples in its category.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The difference between FFX and other games is in the sheer scope and undeniably impressive production values. The ambitious design of FFX ultimately pervades in every aspect of the 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
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rises above the rest with its solid multiplayer performance, from its good weapon balance to its great level design...The most complete first-person shooter available.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Another one of those games that can make hours pass like minutes...With its top-notch diplomacy, civilization building, and wargame elements, Alpha Centauri is the new pinnacle of turn-based strategy games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    May not have the long-term challenge that Mario does, but gamers will find themselves itching to play it for some time. This is a very solid game, in many ways the best racing game ever seen on a home system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adding this much new life to what should be a very familiar game is an amazing achievement.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Poor internet functionality is, thankfully, a blight on an otherwise incredible game. Between the Masterpiece Collections, which are short demos of the classic games that inspired Smash Bros., the many fighters and stages, the deep character customization for fine-tuning your fighters to suit your play style, and the extensive screenshot editing tools, there’s just so much to do.

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