GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 11,015 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 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
11018 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An interactive murder mystery that could use a lot more mystery. Go buy a five-dollar paperback detective novel ... it'll probably take you longer to read the book than to solve this game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In setting out to make a wrestling game for people who don't like wrestling games, THQ has turned in a game that nobody will like.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aaru's Awakening is a dreamy display of artistic imagination that yanks you back to waking life with every awkward leap and every ill-conceived level.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    All the gore in the world can't disguise Splatterhouse's laundry list of clumsy mechanics.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    When the first wave of frustration passes, you'll realize that Conflict Zone is a subpar RTS game whose few good ideas just don't add up.
    • 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]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A boring story, a dreadful ending, and easy puzzles bury this dull point-and-click adventure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stilted controls and awkward action give Cocoto Platform Jumper a musty, old-school smell.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Gauntlet Legends wasn't a particularly good arcade game, and it's just as bad on the PlayStation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The mind-numbing Faery: Legends of Avalon is too shallow, easy, and tedious to inspire anything other than apathy.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Instead of fixing any of Psycho Circus' problems, adding some Dreamcast-only levels, or even just making the game an exact port of the original, the programmers at Tremor have actually removed some key features of the PC version.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This top-down shooter with no shooting in it might just break your wrist.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    VoidExpanse is toothless in general, lacking the mystery and suspense that could have propelled it through the universe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This tedious underwater adventure is as short on content as it is on thrills.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The flawed, nihilistic, trap-building simulator that resulted isn't worth a look. In the whole of the game, only one metaphor hit home for me. Sometimes when you manage to reach another person's vault, you find it empty, pillaged by a previous robber. There's nothing to take away, and all the time and effort you've put into the endeavor has been wasted.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    A host of problems can be found in almost all facets of the game, so there simply aren't any good reasons to buy it, especially with better alternatives already available.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gas Guzzlers does some things right, but the whole deal ends up feeling decidedly under par. Graphics are only fair, music is canned and looped, and the voice samples are poor. But beyond its mediocre production values is a wobbly foundation, and that's ultimately Gas Guzzlers' insurmountable flaw.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Beijing 2008 proves beyond a doubt that rapidly pushing buttons is not fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to afford, Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives is a barely tolerable, exceedingly temporary fix for the financially restricted racing beginner.

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