GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,011 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 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,011 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.