GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 9,916 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
9,916 game reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    For sheer adrenaline working in tandem with eye-melting graphics, nothing could touch it.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The stellar presentation and fantastic level designs combine to make Super Mario Galaxy the Wii's game to beat and one of Mario's greatest adventures yet.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GTA V is an imperfect yet astounding game that has great characters and an innovative and exciting narrative structure, even if the story it uses that structure to tell is hobbled at times by inconsistent character behavior, muddled political messages and rampant misogyny. It also raises the bar for open-world mission design in a big way and has one of the most beautiful, lively, diverse and stimulating worlds ever seen in a game.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The number of things that you can unlock in the game is simply staggering.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 92 Critic Score
    While Half-Life 2 breaks little new ground, it's still a superb and engaging first-person shooter, as well as an amazing technological accomplishment.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its weak link is its unsatisfying no-skill-required combat, which might aim this one just over the head of the average Halo fan. But if you want to get a little fancy, there's a lot of fun to be had with some of the game's more indirect fighting methods. It builds an amazing atmosphere by using terrific graphics and sound to set a creepy mood. But BioShock's real strengths are as a compelling work of interactive fiction, and as a unique ride through a warped world with some great payoff built into its mysterious plot. If that description has you even the least bit interested, you won't be disappointed one bit.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an exhilarating campaign, intense cooperative mode, and addictive multiplayer competition, Uncharted 2 is a complete game that is completely awesome.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An amazing achievement in a variety of ways, especially in how its inspired, state-of-the-art cinematic presentation works so well with its relentlessly exciting, white-knuckle action, all of which is wrapped up in a decidedly lengthy adventure chock-full of hidden secrets and bonus extras.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With three amazing new games and two classics all in one package, it's impossible to go wrong with The Orange Box.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With three amazing new games and two classics all in one package, it's impossible to go wrong with The Orange Box.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the speedy exhilaration of soaring high above the streets to the atmospheric thrill of discovering long-forgotten secrets in the tunnels below Gotham, this is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you coming back to the cape and cowl long after you've seen the credits roll.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once this intense and action-packed role-playing game pulls you into its orbit, you won't want to escape.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess contains the same expertly designed puzzles and time-tested gameplay that you've come to expect from the series, though parts of its presentation feel stuck in the past.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're slashing a dragon's wings, raising the dead back to life, or experimenting at the alchemy table, Skyrim performs the most spectacular of enchantments: the one that causes huge chunks of time to vanish before you know it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The closest thing to a revolutionary step the genre has ever taken. Through a series of subtle and artistic design decisions, Half-Life creates a reality that is self-contained, believable, and thoroughly engaging.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing achievement in a variety of ways: Its inspired, state-of-the-art cinematic presentation works extremely well with its relentlessly exciting, white-knuckle action, all of which is wrapped up in a decidedly lengthy adventure chock-full of hidden secrets and bonus extras.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While some may be a little put off by the late-game item fetching and the game's easy puzzles and boss battles, The Wind Waker is nonetheless a strong achievement in every way, from its stunning graphical presentation to its tight control and interesting story line.