GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,051 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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
10,051 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Strikes a perfect balance between new and old and renders the two previous entries in the series almost completely obsolete in the process.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single-player game, which you can still play long after you complete the story, is the series' best by far, and the multiplayer features are good enough that you'll likely have no problem finding people to play with for many months to come.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game that you simply have to play. The single-player game, which you can still play long after you complete the story, is the series' best by far, and the multiplayer features are good enough that you'll likely have no problem finding people to play with for many months to come.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For anyone who appreciates games that rise above the simple act of pushing a few buttons and pulling a few triggers, Metal Gear Solid 4 is a stimulating ride that you won't soon forget.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is simply an outstanding game. It never rests on its laurels for a second, constantly presenting new objectives and mechanics to push you to never before seen places. Even the two-player mode offers new abilities and delights, making it even more fun to play with a friend by your side.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Graphically, "Chrono Cross" is nothing short of stunning.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game that can't be called anything other than flawless...This is the masterpiece that people will still be talking about ten years down the road.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For sheer adrenaline working in tandem with eye-melting graphics, nothing could touch it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The gameplay is identical to the arcade. Every move, combo, and character has been transferred over, and a couple of new characters have been added in as well.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The levels are bigger, the trick catalog is more plentiful, the number of goals per level has been doubled, and the already stunning gameplay has been honed even further.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The number of things that you can unlock in the game is simply staggering.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Dreamcast owners can enjoy what is easily the best version of the game to be released thus far.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The vastly improved running game makes all the difference in the world, since now you can truly mount an offensive attack that consists of a true-to-life air-and-ground assault.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The type of game N64 owners have been waiting for since they finished Mario 64. It has outstanding graphics and sound, and contains a certain depth in its gameplay that really entices you to finish it on all three difficulty levels.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A complete thrill ride from beginning to end, an experience perhaps best described as a 16-hour-plus version of the siege scene from the film "Terminator 2"...easily one of the best shooters ever, on any platform.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's not just one of the single most atmospheric games ever created, but it's also quite simply one of the best.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Graphically, the game has taken a very large leap, and the arcade version of the game looks downright ugly by comparison.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    While the violent nature of the game will surely turn some people off and kids simply shouldn't be allowed anywhere near it, GTA III is, quite simply, an incredible experience that shouldn't be missed by anyone mature enough to handle it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A title that combines the elegant simplicity of an action game and the addictive storyline of an adventure game with the personalization and exploratoration of an old-school RPG... The best game to come out in the past year, and you should own a copy. Period.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Provides just about everything you'd want in a follow-up to an outstanding game. It's bigger, badder, and better in almost every imaginable way.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Though you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the game's plot and be dazzled by its cinematics, it's the incredible story and the tense, enjoyable action at the heart of Metal Gear Solid 2 that make it so extraordinary.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With its strong story, well-written dialogue, terrific voice cast, impressive graphics, great in-game sound, and extremely entertaining and varied gameplay, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a stupendous thrill ride that shouldn't be missed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    "Morrowind" earned recognition for being one of the best role-playing games in years, but the immersive and long-lasting experience it provided wasn't for everyone. Oblivion is hands-down better, so much so that even those who'd normally have no interest in a role-playing game should find it hard to resist getting swept up in this big, beautiful, meticulously crafted world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A wicked game of hide-and-seek with high-powered future guns, which delivers one of the most heart-pounding and graphically thrilling experiences of the year. If its exciting campaign doesn't rope you in, chances are the team-based multiplayer will--either way, Gears of War is downright amazing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A melange of the action, adventure and RPG genres, Square has truly beaten all odds and produced an engaging, seamless epic unlike any other. Despite a few interface and complexity issues, Vagrant Story is a rare and nearly perfected game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Picks up where "Symphony of the Night" left off and stands out as one of the best portable adventures ever created.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you're an Xbox owner who either hasn't played these games or is looking to play them again, the Xbox versions of GTAIII and Vice City are the best ones available.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Any Xbox owner who doesn't already own another version of the game would be crazy to not pick this one up.