GameSpy's Scores

  • Games
For 4,784 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 10 Diplomacy
Score distribution:
4,784 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chains of Olympus is more than another console game grafted to PSP; it's a pint-sized triumph for the platform.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very well-thought out game that deftly avoids practically every pitfall and delivers a flat-out awesome gaming experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Add to this equation a staggering variety of weapons (with accompanying cryptic icons) all capable of reducing your fellow competitors to fused hunks of flaming track detritus, a masterfully produced techno soundtrack and some clever online features and you've got a game that has essentially taken up permanent residence in our PSPs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not have the running time of other titles on the market, but the leanness of the experience and time invested are fulfilling, plus the replay value is strong...In a sea of great first person shooters, you won't get a better action game this year.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truthfully, LBP is a game rooted in production and consumption. The experience is hinged upon consuming and collecting in order to expand your depth and range when it's time to move into conceiving and concocting. Not everyone is going to offer a vision for others to experience, but the revolutionary nature of LittleBigPlanet ensures that gamers worldwide will be enriched a little more each time they turn on their PS3s.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's an awful lot to do in Picross DS, but given the addictive nature of the puzzles, don't be surprised if you plow though the puzzles in a couple of weeks. The downloadable puzzles and custom puzzles will keep you busy for a while longer, but the fact is, you'll want more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That these additions make the experience deeper and richer and way more fun can be considered nothing less than a "Wonder."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between its extraordinary collection of cerebral trials, its comprehensive menagerie of shape-shifting animal-tools, and its skilled use of almost instinctual motion control, Zack & Wiki reveals itself as an unexpected, must-own treasure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Incredibly original and thoroughly entertaining.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy games released this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not a flawless package; some of Paradise City's terrain could be easier to navigate with do-it-yourself waypoints, and the inability to restart a race is irritating. However, there's so much to do and wreck that you'll invest tens of hours in single-player before you even tap the d-pad to jump into the online experience. Paradise is undoubtedly the first must-own racing game of 2008.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not a flawless package; some of Paradise City's terrain could be easier to navigate with do-it-yourself waypoints, and the inability to restart a race is irritating. However, there's so much to do and wreck that you'll invest tens of hours in single-player before you even tap the d-pad to jump into the online experience. Paradise is undoubtedly the first must-own racing game of 2008.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you invest the time in tricking out your ride and mastering the more challenging difficulty levels, you'll be rewarded with an adrenaline rush that you won't find anywhere else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you invest the time in tricking out your ride and mastering the more challenging difficulty levels, you'll be rewarded with an adrenaline rush that you won't find anywhere else.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only do you get a fairly rich role-playing experience, but you also get the jumping and exploring bonus of "Crackdown" and a thoroughly awesome fighting game as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a real-time strategy game, EndWar is an intimate and deeply nuanced experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a real-time strategy game, EndWar is an intimate and deeply nuanced experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best compliment that one can pay to LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is that it feels like you're playing with a living LEGO playset.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With both of the previous games and bonus content, it's a great value and it'll provide hours of entertainment. LSW veterans, however, might not want to dive in so soon, however, as you've played most of this game already.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With both of the previous games and bonus content, it's a great value and it'll provide hours of entertainment. LSW veterans, however, might not want to dive in so soon, however, as you've played most of this game already.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After four iterations, FIFA Soccer 08 feels like the first title to live up to the "next-gen" name.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After four iterations, FIFA Soccer 08 feels like the first title to live up to the "next-gen" name.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it has been difficult to wholeheartedly recommend a Madden football game for a few years, Madden NFL 08 is a significant improvement over the series' past, and has refined the formula in such a way that it actually brings something new to the game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soulcalibur has never been broken, and while there is certainly room for some novel approaches in the fighting genre, I would argue that no game has of yet come close in terms of subtlety and inventiveness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soulcalibur has never been broken, and while there is certainly room for some novel approaches in the fighting genre, I would argue that no game has of yet come close in terms of subtlety and inventiveness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans have been waiting years for a true Contra sequel, and now it's arrived. Whether you're a fan of the series or someone looking for a challenge, you'll find a lot to love here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But for $40, you're getting much, much more than your money's worth. Any PSP gamer with even a passing interest in music creation should absolutely take Traxxpad for a spin.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shooters are a dime-a-dozen these days, with many different variations to choose from. Killzone 2 manages to stand out from the pack thanks to its superb graphics, its unique setting, and its robust multiplayer offerings.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neversoft has done an admirable job of recreating Guitar Hero's gameplay, and the new guitars, fantastic setlist and challenging note charts push the series forward, even if some players may not be quite ready to rock that hard. Features like the boss battles, online play and co-op could have made Guitar Hero III a legend itself but end up feeling unpolished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neversoft has done an admirable job of recreating Guitar Hero's gameplay, and the new guitars, fantastic setlist and challenging note charts push the series forward, even if some players may not be quite ready to rock that hard. Features like the boss battles, online play and co-op could have made Guitar Hero III a legend itself but end up feeling unpolished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the poor online modes, the rest of the game is nothing short of stellar. With all of the new tweaks and gameplay options, NHL 08 is worth the time of any hockey fan. Not only has EA managed to prove that this is indeed the coolest game on Earth, it's also one of the best sports titles of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the poor online modes, the rest of the game is nothing short of stellar. With all of the new tweaks and gameplay options, NHL 08 is worth the time of any hockey fan. Not only has EA managed to prove that this is indeed the coolest game on Earth, it's also one of the best sports titles of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bully is a game that transcends the technical limitations of its programming, achieving despite its flaws in ways that few games have dared to try.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of Bully's most incredible achievements is in the realm of sound.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's telling of how ravenously the most devoted WoW players inhale content that level 80 Death Knights fishing for instance runs are commonplace at this point, less than two weeks after Wrath's launch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like in real life, Tiger continues to impress.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like in real life, Tiger continues to impress.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 offers up a shooting and driving experience that is plenty of fun. Its story isn't as engrossing as that of Grand Theft Auto IV, but it's not that kind of game. It's self-consciously funny in its irreverence, and its low-brow humor will definitely appeal to much of its audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 offers up a shooting and driving experience that is plenty of fun. Its story isn't as engrossing as that of Grand Theft Auto IV, but it's not that kind of game. It's self-consciously funny in its irreverence, and its low-brow humor will definitely appeal to much of its audience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of an Elimination mode constricts the variety of gameplay and no additional skin-editing functions is irksome, but these issues don't prevent WipEout HD from doing what the franchise does best: go really, really fast.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ine of the most unique, funny and satisfying games of 2007, and we can't wait until Valve produces more of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rare and generous package of new visuals, new gameplay, and absolutely crucial improvements to the core game. If you weren't an Age III fan before Asian Dynasties, get ready to be one now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite all the references to this beloved material, I also felt satisfied as a gamer, challenged by its unique blend of exploration, action and strategy. While I was prepared for a thoroughly entertaining storyline, and was delivered one, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun it was to wage war in and explore this lovingly-crafted world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundtrack in particular won me over from the very start. But despite all the references to this beloved material, I also felt satisfied as a gamer, challenged by its unique blend of exploration, action and strategy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of action games, then Ninja Gaiden II is an absolute must-have. The gameplay mechanics are phenomenally satisfying, and mastering Ryu's diverse weapon sets can easily entertain you through multiple play-throughs, giving this strictly single-player experience an extended life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about the game's presentation is top-notch, from the washed-out stylized art design to the feature-film level soundtrack that pounds away from start to finish. And that's really what Gears is all about: it's a slick, polished action film that you happen to play on your PC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The offline and online content is extremely entertaining and the pursuit of casual and hardcore karting has never been this much fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's for the wrestling fan who skips the ring entrances in their wrestling games and just wants a solid grappling and fighting experience. It's for the devotee of games with deep editing tools, who would love the chance to make hundreds of complex, satisfying characters. Fire Pro Wrestling Returns may not be the best-looking wrestling game available today, but it is in fact the best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say that if you enjoyed the first Rainbow Six: Vegas, then you will undoubtedly find considerable value in Vegas 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say that if you enjoyed the first Rainbow Six: Vegas, then you will undoubtedly find considerable value in Vegas 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sporting slightly more impressive graphics than either the 360 or PS3 versions (mostly due to the superior definition of higher-end LCD displays combined with flashy video cards), the PC version of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 could be the best version of the game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's also a perfect game for the entire family, being deep enough for adults to appreciate and visceral enough for kids to get a huge kick out of.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the clever level design and variety of traversal techniques (burrowing, web-grappling and wall-crawling) present both a great challenge and a nice diversity in activities that held my interest and kept me playing much longer than I probably expected to. Despite its frightening, creepy-crawly protagonists, I found Deadly Creatures to be both charming and endearing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its lackluster storytelling, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a whole lot of fun to play, thanks to its meaty campaign and well-rounded multiplayer offerings.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its lackluster storytelling, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a whole lot of fun to play, thanks to its meaty campaign and well-rounded multiplayer offerings.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its lackluster storytelling, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a whole lot of fun to play, thanks to its meaty campaign and well-rounded multiplayer offerings.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chariot of the Dogs may be missing the satirical edge of earlier Sam & Max episodes, but the funny certainly won't disappoint long-time fans of the Freelance Police.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Mines of Moria proves that while innovation is nice, it plays second fiddle to vision.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sims 3 is exceedingly adaptable to any character you'd ever dream of making.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The production values in Final Fantasy Tactics A2 are top-notch and Square Enix has really punched up the graphics and sound.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's New, Beelzebub? is Telltale's development team at the top of its game and is a perfect way to end Season Two.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic version of an astonishing game. Although you miss out on the sumptuous bonuses of the original release, you will get substantially more content at a great price.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is spot-on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Along with the characters, the settings have been heavily reworked too. Players move in beautiful 3D environments displayed on the top screen, with the bottom screen being mainly used for the overworld map and for smaller maps such as dungeons, mountains and castles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pop- and dance-oriented tunes and beats are pretty darn fine throughout, and the explosions you create are portrayed audibly not as concussive booms but as instrumental blasts that sync with the background music. Just one more reason the game is well worth investigation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The overall "feel" of the multiplayer game is terrific and the basic gameplay paradigm works to create a game that's deep, rich and thoroughly satisfying. Combined with a fun and very different-playing single-player component, this is a game that's well worth a look by any strategy fan looking for something fun that breaks the RTS genre's straitjacket.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it could be viewed at first glance as a warmed-over port of a middling PSP title, DJ finds new life on the Wii through its tight control scheme and clever writing
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easily one of the best looking games we've played this year, but thankfully there's plenty of strategic depth and engrossing gameplay to back it up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not without its flaws, Fight Night Round 4 is still one of the most entertaining games of the year, no matter what gaming category you think it belongs in.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not without its flaws, Fight Night Round 4 is still one of the most entertaining games of the year, no matter what gaming category you think it belongs in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When one considers the lackluster quality of many console-to-PC ports these days, it's truly refreshing to see an experience that comes jam-packed with so many bells and whistles and such exceptional visuals. If you're a PC gamer who's never burned out, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box serves as a fine introduction to the series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without some of its improvements, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise would be a solid sequel, but the more user-friendly gameplay, online features, and variety make it better in nearly every way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These "Metroidvania" games may be a bit formulaic, but there's no denying that they're still great fun. Order of Ecclesia is a bit of an improvement over Portrait of Ruin, and it's right up there with the excellent Symphony of the Night and Dawn of Sorrow. This will be one of the best DS titles released this holiday season -- don't miss it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The more you play, the more techniques become available to help deal with the more challenging courses. The wide variety of unlockables is also a great incentive to keep playing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls feel a bit antiquated now that we've been acclimated to the Skill Stick, but it's an excellent way to introduce your non-sports game loving friends to one of the best sports titles in years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you who haven't gotten into the Balance Board yet but still want a taste of the carefree life of the world's preeminent pro snowboarder, Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip won't disappoint.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a band game, the unpolished, unintuitive feel of the interface may likely send many players back to "Rock Band" as their party game of choice – now that Guitar Hero World Tour has delivered its opening number, we'll have to see if it can deliver a superior encore.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero World Tour is often both exhilarating and frustrating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game delivers where it needs to, offering the most realistic NBA experience to date. Heck, even free-throw shooting means memorizing the shooting styles of different NBA players (a feature we really like, by the way).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game delivers where it needs to, offering the most realistic NBA experience to date. Heck, even free-throw shooting means memorizing the shooting styles of different NBA players (a feature we really like, by the way).
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the campaign storyline isn't nearly as engaging as the one seen in "CoD4," there should be enough memorable set pieces and intense sequences to keep you riveted throughout. The addition of a co-op mode brings a great deal of replay value to the proceedings, especially once you start throwing the death cards into the mix. Ultimately, it's the multiplayer and co-op action that will keep us coming back for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strikingly similar to CoD4 in many ways, while offering enough variety to recommend it to anyone who might be growing tired of last year's game. Although the campaign storyline isn't nearly as engaging as the one seen in CoD4, there should be enough memorable set pieces and intense sequences to keep you riveted throughout.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly not the bar-raiser that "Modern Combat" was, especially in the solo campaigns. But with the new co-op play and the rest of the multiplayer content, World of War turns out to be an extremely entertaining and faithful addition to the Call of Duty family.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger is one of the best examples of what the Japanese RPG experience can offer. Its gameplay feels more unique and inviting to those who aren't enamored with selecting boring attack commands for their static sprites to follow.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Rock Band 2, Harmonix has created a game that's quick to grow and evolve... just like the music libraries of its ardent fans. If there's any game that reflects the age we live in, and the way that we interact with music, it's Rock Band 2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although its campaign has some plot twists that are mind-boggling, and there's no pretense that the ending is a bonafide cliffhanger, it's engaging, even if the narrative fails to explain some of the big story hooks. Competitive multiplayer is bigger and more brutal than its predecessor. Most importantly, co-op multiplayer is an absolute joy to play. Ultimately, however, it's the role-playing elements, such as experience points, that really enrich the experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another fantastic LEGO game. LEGO Batman is simple enough for kids to mash their way through, but addicting and deep enough to hold the interest of their parents, and the rare game perfect for them to play together.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another fantastic LEGO game. LEGO Batman is simple enough for kids to mash their way through, but addicting and deep enough to hold the interest of their parents, and the rare game perfect for them to play together.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After logging over a hundred hours on Dragon Age: Origins, I still want to continue playing. I want to unearth more of its secrets, to better know its characters, to see how the decisions I make can impact its world, and yes, to see more of its endings. I can't think of a better recommendation than that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 09 is jam-packed with new content, from clan-based player support to real-world stat updates. Although it feels more like an incremental update than a revolutionary overhaul, EA doesn't need to reinvent the wheel so much as smooth out its edges.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 09 is jam-packed with new content, from clan-based player support to real-world stat updates. Although it feels more like an incremental update than a revolutionary overhaul, EA doesn't need to reinvent the wheel so much as smooth out its edges.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undisputed includes all the main MMA disciplines and fighters, along with a career mode that I can't stop playing. That's enough to keep even the most critical fans happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undisputed includes all the main MMA disciplines and fighters, along with a career mode that I can't stop playing. That's enough to keep even the most critical fans happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We're far from disappointed. It's difficult to say whether or not Skate 2 is better than the original -- it lacks that game's moxie and swagger. It's no longer that up and coming superstar that demands your attention. This time out, it's more comfortable with what it's doing, and it achieves its goal of reproducing the feel and culture of skateboarding exceptionally well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's difficult to say whether or not Skate 2 is better than the original -- it lacks that game's moxie and swagger. It's no longer that up and coming superstar that demands your attention. This time out, it's more comfortable with what it's doing, and it achieves its goal of reproducing the feel and culture of skateboarding exceptionally well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new title combines strong platforming fundamentals, Assassin's Creed's open-world structure, and some of Okami's wonderful aesthetic flourishes. What it introduces to action games is something truly wonderful. Since the Prince can't die, the pace and rhythm of gameplay is never lost, yet it still offers a challenge even for hardcore gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new title combines strong platforming fundamentals, Assassin's Creed's open-world structure, and some of Okami's wonderful aesthetic flourishes. What it introduces to action games is something truly wonderful. Since the Prince can't die, the pace and rhythm of gameplay is never lost, yet it still offers a challenge even for hardcore gamers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new title combines strong platforming fundamentals, Assassin's Creed's open-world structure, and some of Okami's wonderful aesthetic flourishes. What it introduces to action games is something truly wonderful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's RPG trappings are just the sugarcoating for an incredibly deep and enjoyable strategic experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My highest recommendation: Though I'm done with my review, I'm far from done playing. In spite of my early kneejerk dismissal, I can't get enough of this crazy little unregulated dystopia where you can get heavy assault weapons delivered to your doorstep.