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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Virtua Fighter 5 Online
Lowest review score: 10 Rogue Warrior
Score distribution:
4784 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combine the simple, addictive gameplay with great use of the DS's abilities (not to mention the great songs that play during Mike, the karaoke robot's intro and spooky goth chick, Ashley's stage), and you have the best reason so far to own one of Nintendo's new systems.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the first absolutely must-own titles for Xbox 360. The controls have been greatly improved over last year's game, with much-abused control schemes getting reined in a bit.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Underneath its cutesy veneer Plants vs. Zombies is hardcore. Well done, PopCap. Well done.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's at once entirely expected and a crying shame that this game won't catch on in the same way that, say, Street Fighter IV did, as BlazBlue packs what may be the best online play ever seen in a 2D fighting game (it is -- at worst -- neck-and-neck with the amazing Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix in this category, though the option to replay ranked matches certainly gives it a tantalizing edge).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's simply too good and too tasty to ignore. Not to mention it's the first decent step towards next-next-generation visuals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The thing that immediately struck me when playing the game was the amazing amount of minutiae that's been included for eagle-eyed fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LucasArts has added a ton of new features to an already great game, resulting in one of the best Star Wars games ever. The Force is strong with this one, indeed.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not a port of an older game or a collection of mini-games or a glorified tech demo -- an actual game with actual depth. Kirby: Canvas Curse is that game. It's simple, to be sure, but it's also remarkably fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pressure -- be it from the oppressive ambient noise, to the sense of speed, to the just-on-the-edge-of-control grip -- is what made the original Need for Speed Shift such a shock to the system. Pressure is what makes racing fun, and Shift 2 Unleashed is fit to burst.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While NCAA Football 2005 could use a bit of a graphical overhaul, and the running game still needs some help, the additions of Homefield Advantage and the Matchup Stick really add a lot to the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Basically, I suggest ignoring the multiplayer and concentrating exclusively on the excellent sandbox of the single-player game. When Far Cry 3 invites you to come stay with it for a long vacation, take it up on its offer. This is a great example of how to do an open-world shooter right, and for me it's been one of the nicest surprises this year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a lengthy quest (about 20 hours), a fun multiplayer mode, and scores of unlockable goodies (including some of the coolest alternate costumes ever), there is a lot to enjoy here. And don't let any talk about rejuvenating the franchise scare you away. This game more than lives up to the Onimusha name.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of the three versions, this is clearly the sharpest.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous aircraft models painstakingly rendered down to the smallest of details.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl isn't a giant leap forward from "Super Smash Bros. Melee," but it didn't have to be. This is going to be the game that Wii owners will be playing for the life of the system, and they're going to love every minute of it.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one game that's worth the price of admission. Not only is it a great action title, it may very well be the best superhero game for current-gen consoles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The inventive and highly entertaining competitive multiplayer mode just adds to the experience, and we're looking forward to seeing what Valve's got planned for the game's future. Out of all the titles that have shaped the Year of Living Cooperatively, this may be the best experience of them all.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it was first announced, I thought Left 4 Dead 2 was nothing more than a glorified expansion. After having spent hours with it -- and many more to come -- I appreciate the sequel's major and subtle differences.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beauty of all these additions is how utterly natural they feel in the context of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is spot-on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the action/platformer we've pined for on PSP. With amazing graphics, an entertaining story and uber-accurate control, it's virtually flawless and its appeal knows no bounds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is slicker than snot on a cold doorknob when you get a few friends together for some serious fragging.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're interested in even half the songs, I can almost guarantee you'll find at least a couple more surprisingly entertaining. And that pretty much sums up Band Hero for me: It's not a revolution for the genre, but it is a surprisingly solid, well thought-out, and just plain entertaining game.