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 Need for Speed: Shift
Lowest review score: 10 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
4784 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although its got plenty of excellent features, it's ultimately the storytelling that makes it an instant classic, a game unlike any we've played before. As is the case with many great books and movies, you'll want to know what happens to the characters after the game ends, and one can't help hoping that all of their American Dreams comes true.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The very nature of the American Dream is the central theme in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, a gaming masterpiece that is a picture-perfect snapshot of the underworld of today's big cities. This is not only the finest title of the generation thus far, it is one of the best games of all-time.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you enjoy playing the best, then you absolutely need to play Super Mario Galaxy. It's our favorite Wii game this year, and a strong contender for the best game of the year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This amounts to way more than the Super Mario Galaxy 1.5 you expected.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's only one major new technique, which might be disappointing to some fans of the series.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the finest games I've ever played. I'm still reeling from how incredible my experience with the game was.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastically designed and fun game that’s one of the most absorbing, entertaining titles released in a while. It gets better and better with every single day, as you continue discovering new little features here and there.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Most of it is done really well, but there simply aren't enough great moments to offset the repetitive gameplay seen throughout much of the game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From its opening moments to its spectacular closing sequences, Half-Life 2 assaults you with a variety of gameplay styles and memorable moments, all executed with amazing precision.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have any interest in the guts of baseball, OOTP 2007 is simply a must-own product. It's a landmark achievement. It's weird to think about it: It took a London-based company known for its soccer management games and a German-born developer with a passion for the sport to produce arguably the best and most complete simulation of America's Pastime.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An unparalleled achievement. No other game comes even remotely close to it in terms of raw emotional connection.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor complaints aside, Uncharted 2 is the single best PS3-exclusive title to date. I love the voice acting and characters, and I can honestly say that the multiplayer is something I see myself returning to again and again.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A completely fresh gaming experience that will both astound fans of the series and quiet its detractors. It's action/adventure gaming at its absolute finest -- yes, Action... with a capital A.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though The Orange Box deserves accolades regarding the amount of "bang for your buck," it's really about quality here, not quantity. Aside from the fact that you're receiving five games on one disc, the craftsmanship that has gone into each of these titles rears its head with every Antlion you shoot, every high-velocity portal transfer you make, and every sentry gun you assemble.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every game in the package is a winner, and the price makes it a no-brainer for anyone remotely interested in Half-Life or PC shooters in general.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the way that Mass Effect 2 expands upon the narrative established in the first game that marks a true breakthrough for interactive storytelling.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's an amazing epitaph to the GameCube's life and it's certainly the best game from Nintendo this year. If you've been on the fence in any capacity, then please rest assured that you'll not be disappointed. Nintendo's flagship game has arrived in style and you better damned well appreciate it. It's ultimately fantastic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone who doesn't own a GameCube, however, would be smoking crack rocks the size of my fist not to buy this game. At forty dollars, it is worth every penny, and given the quality of the translation to the aged hardware of the PlayStation 2, is absolutely one of the best games on the system.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A work of gaming genius... There's no other game coming out in 2003 that'll touch The Wind Waker.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [A] few PC quibbles aside, BioShock is a triumph, an absolute masterpiece that needs to be played by anyone with the slightest interest in gaming. It's a high-water mark not just for the FPS genre, but for the hobby in general.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The experience will stay with you for a long time -- everything from the action to the masterful story...Game of the Year on PS2? No arguments here!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best version of these two games on <I>any</I> platform. The improvements are enough that you may want the Double Pack even if you've finished both games before.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Epic in scope and delivery and should not be avoided by anyone, novice or veteran. This is most certainly my pick for RPG game of the year.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There really is no other game like it, despite there being many imitators, and this is precisely the kind of experience that reminds why, exactly, we play games: to be liberated from the constraints of reality, and explore living, breathing worlds. Few games have come this close to realizing that promise.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A broader, deeper, and more addictive version of the brilliance found in its predecessor. And while it isn't quite perfect and the graphics show some age, it's clearly one of the best games released in 2002.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar succeeds in creating one of the most impressive open worlds I've ever seen in a game, and it's telling that -- even after playing for over 30 hours -- all I want to do is get back on my horse and gallop back into the wilderness.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Every fan of racing will find something to love in GT3, and purists will find a veritable Mecca of cars, tracks, and realism.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The campaign mode introduces a ton of new elements, not only to the game itself, but also to the Halo universe as a whole. As for the multiplayer, you won't find a better Xbox Live experience anywhere, and you can be sure that Halo 2 will be topping the Live charts for years to come.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    By coupling one of the memorable SNES games ever released with an incredibly novel and addictive multiplayer mode, this version of A Link to the Past is an extraordinary game with awesome replay value.