GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,806 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 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
10809 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Extreme repetition, poor controls, and a barely there story makes this game a dull proposition from start to finish.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hunted: The Demon's Forge buries its rock-solid ideas under a mound of execution blunders.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Shadowrun Chronicles isn't just a bad Shadowrun game. It's a bad game. That it comes from a series with such an exceptional pedigree and plenty of exceptional recent successes just makes the disappointment that much more bitter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Shallow, mindless hack-and-slash action makes this a crushingly tedious slog through an anachronistic version of 16th-century Japan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This classic turn-based strategy game feels old and slow on the Nintendo DS.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A joyless campaign and brain-dead units make this emergency management real-time strategy unworthy of resuscitation.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Riptide is dumb, and mind-numbingly slow, and somehow manages to make the art of zombie-slaying feel like utter tedium. And if slaying zombies isn't fun in a game that's all about slaying zombies, why bother?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Beyond the control issues, Alien Resurrection is gruelingly hard.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    MLB 2K9 is a deeply flawed funhouse-mirror distortion of baseball.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The opening portions of Winward have you falling asleep at your computer; later areas have you cursing angrily as every small victory you win is erased by the overzealous enemy AI (aided by utterly complacent allies content to watch town after town fall to pirates). The promise of exploring Windward's world as you see fit is a false one, and Windward never earns its sea legs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Cute critters fail to keep this medical-themed puzzler from flatlining.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Samurai Warriors Chronicles does a fine job of bringing the shallowness and tedium of the series to the 3DS.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Even if you forgive the flimsy story, cliché characters, and derivative gameplay, it's impossible to look past the myriad game-stopping bugs, frustrating glitches, and glaring technical problems that plague this game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Excellent atmosphere notwithstanding, this third-person action game is hobbled by tedious combat and a number of dubious design problems.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ryse is all sizzle and no steak, a stunning visage paired with a vapid personality. Everything from the leveling system that's so painfully easy to complete (and so devoid of any impact on the game that it might as well not be there), to the story that does little to flesh out its lead characters beyond puerile notions of revenge is a testament to how little Ryse can back up its gorgeous visuals with anything more than a shallow set of fisticuffs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The PC version of this package does a far better job of emulating these classic Atari hits.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Terrible level design, unresponsive controls, and a poor camera are just the beginning of the problems in this awful adventure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Beijing 2008 proves beyond a doubt that rapidly pushing buttons is not fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Problematic platforming and awkward action add up to crummy adventures for Zack Zero.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even if you forgive the flimsy story, cliché characters, and derivative gameplay, it's impossible to look past the myriad game-stopping bugs, frustrating glitches, and glaring technical problems that plague this game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Konductra’s fussy design and minimal production values make playing it feel more like a job than a game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    While the game does a good job of telling the story of the film through the still photographs and text dialogue that appear between certain levels, it doesn't deliver much in the way of hands-on thrills except for a few instances where you can leap across rooftops and jump back and forth between walls.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    At one point, the Art of Fighting series featured some of the most innovative fighting games around. But they haven't aged well, and this collection merely showcases that fact.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, a beloved series crashes and burns.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tarr Chronicles is the painful combination of incomprehensible and insipid.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it captures the look and feel of a bleak sci-fi world, numerous quirks and bugs make Space Hulk: Deathwing a guilty pleasure at best. Playing cooperatively with a couple of buddies helps smooth over some of these problems, but regardless, combat remains incessantly tedious.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mister Slime looks about as simplistic as it plays, displaying gameplay on the bottom screen while relegating Slimy's health, points, and menu items to the top screen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even if you forgive the flimsy story, cliché characters, and derivative gameplay, it's impossible to look past the myriad game-stopping bugs, frustrating glitches, and glaring technical problems that plague this game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like The Asylum's film oeuvre, Mind Zero is capable, at times, of at least holding your attention, but it's rarely entertaining, and when you're done, you'll be wondering why you didn't invest your time in a superior alternative instead.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For every promising moment--which are few and far between--there's a commercial for candy, or a series of mini-tasks and menus that drag you back down. Chibi-Robo is a sleepy trip through a forgettable world. Plead with it to go faster, beg it to surprise you with new experiences, but don't be surprised when it answers back with the merits of biting into the center of a Tootsie Pop.