GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,288 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 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Raven's Cry
Score distribution:
10,288 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is truly a game you will come back to day after day, week after week, aiming to unlock every car, break every record, and experience the excitement of the 24 Heures du Mans.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The challenging breadth of the adventure, the richly detailed graphics, varied gameplay, killer sound, and multiplayer mode all fuse into one amazingly fun experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    "Morrowind" earned recognition for being one of the best role-playing games in years, but the immersive and long-lasting experience it provided wasn't for everyone. Oblivion is hands-down better, so much so that even those who'd normally have no interest in a role-playing game should find it hard to resist getting swept up in this big, beautiful, meticulously crafted world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone with even a remote interest in either the genre or the real-life sport should purchase this game as soon as possible.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a bigger roster than ever, online multiplayer, and the ability to share screenshots, custom levels, and game replays with friends, Super Smash Bros. has never been better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This superb downloadable episode for GTAIV would be easy to recommend even if it were a full retail product selling for three times its actual price.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Alert belongs in the same category as "Civilization II" and "Quake," games that followed legendary predecessors and immediately eclipsed them. One can only wonder where Westwood can take us from here.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is an outstanding game that tells a great story with memorable and occasionally laugh-out-loud-funny characters. Think about great moments that you remember from spaghetti Western movies, put them all into one 20- to 40-hour epic feature, and picture yourself in the starring role. Now you have some idea of what's waiting for you in Red Dead Redemption.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rises above the rest with its solid multiplayer performance, from its good weapon balance to its great level design...The most complete first-person shooter available.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With stunning graphics, excellent sound, and extremely solid gameplay, Paper Mario is a quality game on all fronts.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A moving story, serene visuals, and brilliant puzzles make Braid an adventure that you absolutely should experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2" used to be the must-own action sports game for the Game Boy Advance. Meet the new titleholder.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This sublime platformer provides tons of challenge, precise controls, and incredible level design that will keep you glued to the screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's in the uncompromising way it throws conventional wisdom to the wind, dropping you into its dangerous world without guidance, making you fend for yourself, and teaching you to shrug off defeat time and time again to finally earn victory. That this vast and unforgettable masterpiece is now only $40 makes the decision to play it even easier.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Crysis is visually stunning, packed with intelligent, thrilling gameplay, and easily one of the greatest shooters ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even if driving games aren't normally your thing, Burnout 3 is still right for you. It's <I>that</I> good. It ranks among the best racing games ever made...An amazing achievement that anyone with a pulse will probably love.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is an extraordinary role-playing game that transports you to an awesome and menacing world you may never forget.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is an extraordinary role-playing game that transports you to an awesome and menacing world you may never forget.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Never before have technology, playability, and narrative combined as well as in Final Fantasy VII.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're looking to get back online and challenge people from all over the country or just your friends sitting across the room, NFL 2K2 is better than last year's game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Cast all fears aside: the latest Final Fantasy is the greatest game ever to bear the name.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an amazing role-playing game that should not be missed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Traditional and fresh in all the right ways, this strategy sequel is an absolute joy for veterans and newcomers alike.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the addition of the Forge level editor and the saved films that give the game an even longer set of legs, legs that will probably keep you running at full speed until Bungie figures out where, exactly, to go from here.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From the taut Versus competition to the two great cooperative modes, Gears of War 3 delivers immensely entertaining experiences on both sides of The Locust War. But the real triumph is the campaign, a masterpiece of exciting gameplay and emotional storytelling that stands head and shoulders above its predecessors.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Developer Massive Entertainment has been making real-time strategy games for almost a decade now, but World in Conflict is undoubtedly the studio's masterwork. Everything about this game is top-notch, from the addicting gameplay to the amazing visuals. More importantly, World in Conflict offers up a refreshingly new approach to strategy gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best [PS2 football game] of the bunch. With its responsive control, completely realistic graphics, and the best AI around, NFL 2K2 is the game football fans should own.