GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,856 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 Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10859 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Last year's "Virtua Fighter 4" bordered on perfection, and this new game is technically even better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are quite a few excellent enhancements to the gameplay and the computer's artificial intelligence hidden beneath NHL 2002's dizzying array of flashy new features.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's one of those amazing portable games that raises the bar and resets your expectations about what a portable machine can do.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's practically overflowing with wonderful, funny characters, memorable subplots, inventive gameplay, and beautiful visuals, and it's lengthy and quite challenging to boot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Deep and easy to learn, and it contains a level of replay rarely witnessed in handheld gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For pure on-course excitement and graphical wizardry, Tiger Woods 2004 will be awfully hard to beat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Crytek almost delivers a knockout blow. Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since "Half-Life."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you don't like Descent at least a little bit, make no mistake, there is something wrong with you. Descent II's huge replay value and absolutely insane network play should ensure its popularity for a long time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply put, it's easily one of the best action adventure games of the last console generation, and it even trumps much of what has been shown in the current generation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza 2 delivers on nearly every aspect you'd want in a Forza sequel. It drives incredibly, it's wonderfully presented, and it's rich with modes and features.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Max Payne is rife with gunplay that's almost indescribably beautiful to watch--and yet actually playing it is even better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A must for anyone with even a passing interest in football. It might very well be the finest game in the venerable history of the EA Sports series.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game more than makes up for any apparent absence of run-and-gun action with the raw intensity and realism of its battles combined with the added tactical considerations required in the challenging campaign. The online aspect is equally compelling, making for a complete and thoroughly impressive game experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mario Kart DS represents a significant step forward for Nintendo's much-loved racing series, and not only because it's the first to feature online play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Last year's real-time strategy game was a very tough act to follow on any number of levels, and yet Blizzard has delivered a terrific, full-featured expansion for Warcraft III that makes an already outstanding game significantly more so.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    FIFA 06 is particularly unusual in that it ditches some of the series' recent innovations in favor of tried-and-tested gameplay mechanics. However, it also adds plenty of new features that help make it the most realistic and accessible (and best) FIFA game to date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With its thoroughly addictive gameplay and meticulous attention to detail, largely manages to meet, and even surpass, gamers' high expectations for this ambitious game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's arguably the first must-have game for the Nintendo DS, and it's a perfect excuse to get the system if you haven't already.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Plays remarkably well. Featuring lots of interesting, inventive design decisions, plenty of fun-to-use units, and tons of variety, Age of Mythology is the last real-time strategy game you'll need for a long time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Awesome in every sense of the word. This is a big game, with a lengthy single-player story, a full multiplayer suite, and a level editor thrown in for kicks. Graphically, it pushes the Xbox to its limits and delivers some jaw-dropping visuals as it immerses you in lush jungles with sweeping vistas.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The single-player mode is good. It's...good. It's pretty good. But with the faint-praise damning out of the way, you'll be happy to hear that the multiplayer game is outstanding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Wickedly sick action, amazingly fast gameplay, mother of all.... What more is there to say? Tekken 2 rules! The undeniable king of fighting games is here, and it's time to break bones and necks.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While some of the extra modes aren't as strong as they could have been, the core fighting is nearly perfect, whether you're playing against other humans or computer-controlled opposition.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Destined to be a classic. This is one of those simulations that reminds you why you love the genre. It has all the fidelity, immersion, playability, polish, and graphical splendor that enriched classics like "Red Baron," "Aces over the Pacific," "Falcon 3.0," and "European Air War."
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great handheld port of one of the greatest games ever released for Nintendo's 16-bit system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It innovatively and successfully combines many of the best, most addictive properties of action RPGs, online RPGs, and competitive multiplayer games in one beautifully produced package, which offers a tremendous lasting value yet none of the monthly fees typically associated with online-only games.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Overwatch's strongest aspect is how it manages to constantly teach you something new. Each match reveals another detail you might have previously ignored--the audio cue that signals McCree's lethal Deadeye attack; the sound a stalwart Bastion makes when entering its dangerous turret form. Playing Overwatch is a digging process, and finding new layers is part of what makes it special. It's not impressive that Overwatch tries so many different things--it's outstanding that it succeeds in every attempt.
    • 91 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    What's amazing is that, despite how different each hero is, they clash, interact, and cooperate in compelling matches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Almost 50 hours in, I finally feel like I'm playing Dragon Quest 7 proper; I have access to job classes, the main story is kicking into gear, and I've located a casino where I can try my luck at a few mini games while I continue my adventure. I'm wary after so many hours of repetitive questing and simple combat, but it's motivating to see signs of good things to come.