GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,069 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10,069 game reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Not a good game. It takes the primary elements of the Pern novels and uses them to fashion a run-of-the-mill adventure game that offers very little actual adventure and too many frustrating mechanical issues.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Little more than a 3D version of the arcade classic "Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road," without the fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Unless you're a rabid fan who simply has to be in contact with all things Futurama, this game is playable enough to warrant a rental but little else.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It disregards almost everything about Vikings that make them interesting. Its graphics are some of the worst on the PS2, the gameplay is dull and repetitive, and its uninspired multiplayer mode adds little value.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    An experience that is absolutely marred by several problems working in conjunction with each other. It's just not a very fun game to play.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    RtCW has always been a pretty uninteresting single-player game, and without solid multiplayer to cushion the blow, the PlayStation 2 version of the game is a real failure.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    There's little reward for all the indirect management you have to deal with, and the terrible interface sabotages the whole affair.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    For Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, the meager options make it less attractive than one of Konami's dozen or so other, more fully featured Yu-Gi-Oh! games, and to players who don't already have an investment in the series, it has about as much to offer as a game of solitaire.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The gameplay will have you shaking your head in disbelief and disgust as you encounter one badly designed puzzle, maze, or action sequence after another.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Like a one million-horsepower sucker punch to the good feelings we've all suddenly developed toward Astro Boy games, however, the second release, Sonic Team's Astro Boy: No Subtitle, turns out to pretty much stink.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Playing now will give you a sampling of the game's potential, but unless you are incredibly patient, can tolerate constant lag and design changes, and you have the time to devote considerable attention to your characters, chances are you will simply find Ultima Online extremely frustrating...In its current form, Ultima Online is a major disappointment. [17 Dec 1997]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A clunky bargain-bin racer that simply doesn't do enough to keep you engaged, no matter your level of motocross enthusiasm.
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    • 49 Critic Score
    It's just too bad this solid gameplay engine is wrapped in such a shallow, ugly package.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Even if he had brought home the gold, it wouldn't have changed the fact that his skiing game is a shallow cash-in on athletic idolatry.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    From its bland, generic premise to its one-note gameplay, WinBack 2 does nothing that another third-person shooter hasn't already done better.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Imprecise controls, shoddy level design, and bland characters spell doom for Death Jr.'s latest adventure.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    There are bits and pieces of Eureka Seven that come across as legitimate fan service, but the game is so wildly uneven and devoid of decent gameplay that only the most forgiving fans will be able to tolerate it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS is an often entertaining game, which makes its shoddy production and localization especially disappointing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    NBA 07 on the PlayStation 3 doesn't have the entertaining story mode that the PlayStation 2 version has, but it does have most of that version's flaws, and some new ones, too.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Ninjas, ninjas, and more ninjas can't save the technically flawed, uninspired Tenchu Z.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Mind Quiz is a shameless rip-off of Nintendo's "Brain Age," only Ubisoft and Sega forgot to clone the variety and occasional fun of that game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    While Breakout is a fine starter game for young kids attempting to get a handle on their hand-eye coordination, all others might want to pass on this one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Boasting nothing resembling extraordinary gameplay, it serves, rather, as a vehicle for the license.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The poor AI and the limitations presented by the sole Ford license in particular keep it from being a truly entertaining game overall.
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    • 49 Critic Score
    The mobility of a box of trivia cards beats huddling around the TV nine times out of 10.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    For a game whose main gameplay component is building up your characters, Digimon World 3 makes the process needlessly complicated and annoying.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Those looking for the Frogger they grew up with should probably look somewhere else.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The screen size and button layout of the GBA prove to be limitations that this otherwise respectable port of SimCity 2000 cannot overcome.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A Bomberman game without multiplayer is hardly a Bomberman game at all.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The updates really don’t do anything to improve the gameplay and in some cases actually detract from it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    This excitement always quickly fades, leaving you with a game with unresponsive controls and lackluster action.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It's not a stunningly accurate sim, it doesn't provide the sort of overview of Mercedes-Benz cars that you'd expect, and its graphical presentation has more than a few flaws.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Unless you're a rabid fan who simply has to be in contact with all things Futurama, this game is playable enough to warrant a rental but little else.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    An obvious attempt to cash in on the street racing craze by providing bargain-basement production values, unlicensed cars, and about as much excitement as a half-lit sparkler.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A clunky bargain-bin racer that simply doesn't do enough to keep you engaged, no matter your level of motocross enthusiasm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    From its bland, generic premise to its one-note gameplay, WinBack 2 does nothing that another third-person shooter hasn't already done better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The quick-and-dirty port does everything the DC and PS2 releases did--meaning it looks good for a Dreamcast game but pretty awful when compared with anything else released on the GameCube so far.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The game literally has so many flaws that it is impossible to mention them all in a single review.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Experienced and discerning gamers, however, would do well to steer clear of BLSC, as the game is simplistic and light.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A perfect example of good intentions gone awry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Knockout Kings 2001 is more of a hitting simulation than a boxing simulation, which is a complete turnoff for die-hard boxing fans who want realism.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Poor AI, dull design, and lackluster presentation all add up to make Blade II a game that you should definitely skip.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The game's graphics are uninspired and the sound is awful, and those elements in the gameplay that are subtly different from those in other real-time strategy games won't be noticeable to any but the most experienced real-time strategy players.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Problematic gameplay and run-of-the-mill presentation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Strings together a bunch of violent novelties without ever constructing a compelling game for them to support.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    While the game does a lot of things right, severe graphical issues surface at almost every turn and essentially nullify its strong points, leaving behind a game with lots of untapped potential.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Sadly, like the war it's based on, WWI: The Great War is an exercise in madness, frustration, helplessness, and human folly. This is a mess of a real-time strategy game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    But with so many major flaws, any of the game's strengths are hard to find and appreciate for any length of time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Not only is Alida built around one of the most tired clichés in the adventure genre (the deserted island filled with Rube Goldberg machines), but also Alida's game engine is woefully dated to boot.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Pteredon's seminal Vietnam War-themed first-person shooter has been thoroughly retooled by a different design team. Though a few of the changes are constructive, the new developer, Coyote, has generally made a mess of what used to be a good game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    So what did the developer do? It dumbed down the simulation aspects, made the driving portions even less fun and more repetitive, and threw in a gaggle of even stupider ethnic and sexual gags.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The visual performance is poor, the puzzles are drab, and the story mode is laughably lame.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This third-person action game might sound like a great idea if you're a fan of 50, Yayo, Buck, and Banks, but with its poor gameplay and worse attention to the G-Unit license, Bulletproof disappoints on all fronts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    As the title advertises, Crashday has a fair number of car crashes, but the trouble is that it doesn't have much of anything else.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Despite its attempts to add a unique spin to the genre, Daemonica is generally a tedious and unappealing adventure game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Pac-Man World Rally is a paint-by-numbers kart racer with almost zero in the way of unique qualities or challenges.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Mamodo Fury packs a number of gameplay modes and plenty of familiar characters, but it all feels wasted on this shallow and frustrating fighting game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Ship-to-ship combat is somewhat exciting due to some fresh options to set and trim sails, but everything else is tedious, poorly designed, or both.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Those who are only mildly into the sport will be disappointed by the game's repetitive graphics, steep learning curve, and overall lack of variety or fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, after a few hours of play, it quickly becomes apparent that the only thing undone by the Grinch is your own personal satisfaction.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    An uninspiring puzzle game with an equally lifeless plot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Of all the T3 games released this year, Rise of the Machines for the GBA is easily the best one; but once you get beyond comparisons to the rest of the motley Terminator 3 bunch, the game doesn't hold up on its own merits.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's disappointing to see a franchise that had so much promise fall flat, but 4x4 EVO 2's poor track design, uninspired graphics, and shallow racing keep it from reaching the status of its predecessors.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Poor AI, dull design, and lackluster presentation all add up to make Blade II a game that you should definitely skip.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    So unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    On multiple levels, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fails miserably.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's not funny, interesting, or particularly fun on any front, and it isn't going to be appealing to anybody without the lowest of lowbrow senses of humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This third-person action game might sound like a great idea if you're a fan of 50, Yayo, Buck, and Banks, but with its poor gameplay and worse attention to the G-Unit license, Bulletproof disappoints on all fronts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The execution is sloppy, and in the end, the game simply feels unfinished.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    While this version does have a small number of new tracks and trucks, as well as a handful of sundry tweaks, it also has the same unimpressive graphics and inconsistent physics of its Xbox counterpart.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Mamodo Fury packs a number of gameplay modes and plenty of familiar characters, but it all feels wasted on this shallow and frustrating fighting game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Though it has a few extra features like higher-quality full-motion video and an improved "dinosaur encyclopedia," it's really just an average game that you'd do well to pass up.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Excitement quickly fades, leaving you with a game with unresponsive controls and lackluster action.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While the unusually small levels keep the pacing of the game fairly brisk, you'll also find that it takes about two hours of casual playing time to finish the entire game. Unfortunately, the game has little to keep you interested once you've finished it the first time.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    If you want a good rhythm game, look elsewhere. And if you want American Idol, just go watch the show.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While some unique gimmicks and solid gameplay have made other god games fun to play, these elements are curiously absent from Heaven & Hell, leaving it a short, and otherwise dull, experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While Backyard Wrestling certainly has qualities that could make for an interesting wrestling game, Don't Try This at Home is so unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A totally uninspired presentation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The expansion's scenarios, and the ideas behind them, seem tired and overused, and the expansion itself is overpriced.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    All the wonder of the Bionicle universe has been bled dry by a vapid design and an atrocious camera system.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    For Shadowbane's population of player-versus-player aficionados, the expansion doesn't seem to do much, nor does it do enough to compel new players to get into the game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    All the wonder of the Bionicle universe has been bled dry by a vapid design, an atrocious camera system, and one noteworthy bug.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Don't go into The Secret of the Stolen Drums thinking you're going to get an educational game or an enjoyable platformer, as you'll find neither here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    So the big question is, "Does Trivial Pursuit Unhinged improve upon the actual Trivial Pursuit experience?" The answer is a resounding "No."...That there are far fewer questions in Unhinged than in your average Genus Edition doesn't help.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Rang[es] from boring to silly to confusing, with only the odd moment of interest to keep you trudging along.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most disappointing (and surprising) thing about World Tour Soccer 2006 is that it's vastly inferior to the recently released PSP World Tour Soccer game, which not only plays a better game of soccer but also features a style-based challenge mode that's infinitely more enjoyable than that on the PS2.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While there are some decent ideas in And1 Streetball, it feels like the game wasn't refined nearly enough as it should have been. Everything, from the core gameplay to the presentation, seems very roughly executed, so it's difficult to recommend this game to anyone.
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    • 47 Critic Score
    For some reason, World Series on the PC is a completely different game from the console versions, with worse artificial intelligence, a completely different (and in some ways worse) interface, next to no character customization options, and no online play.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Max'd gets the basic mechanics right, but it's marred by game-stopping bugs and a generally sloppy execution.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    It was more compelling on the PSP since no one else had even made an attempt to represent the game on the system up to that point, but with dozens of different pool games available for consoles at a near-universal budget price, many of which are vastly superior in terms of gameplay quality, The Hustle: Detroit Streets becomes thoroughly unnecessary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Excellent atmosphere notwithstanding, this third-person action game is hobbled by tedious combat and a number of dubious design problems.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A countless number of rough edges and some major bugs sap just about all the potential for entertainment from this overambitious, underdeveloped game about the pirates' life.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Controls that fluctuate between touchy and unresponsive, a short list of gameplay modes, and a poorly realized multiplayer all conspire to bring down the already well-tread puzzle action in Bust-A-Move Bash!.
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    • 47 Critic Score
    Cash Guns Chaos is less a loving tribute to the "Smash TV" brand of shooter and more a cheesy knockoff with an irritating sense of style.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    New Rally-X wasn't a terribly exciting game when it was released in 1981, so it's tough to get worked up about an arcade-perfect version of it 25 years later.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    As a way to get a Wii Remote into Aunt Ethel's hands, Wing Island might work, but this is a pretty dull ride for anyone with more discerning tastes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The PlayStation 2 version of Spider-Man 3 is a depressing combination of ugly to look at and dull to play.