GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 9,917 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 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 10 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
9,917 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Though its deep roots may not win over those who haven't enjoyed previous games in the series, Halo: Reach is a towering achievement that delivers an enormous amount of engaging content that players will no doubt be enjoying for years to come.
    • 90 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Cast all fears aside: the latest Final Fantasy is the greatest game ever to bear the name.
    • 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.
    • 94 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Graphically, Banjo-Kazooie takes it to another level. The game maintains the look and feel of Mario 64, but instead of flat, shaded polygons, BK uses a lot of textures.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With stunning graphics, excellent sound, and extremely solid gameplay, Paper Mario is a quality game on all fronts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While it may not be the most graphically impressive version of the game, it is faithful to the series and manages to be the best skateboarding game for the N64.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Brave New World taps into some of the darkest chapters of the long and storied history of our species, but presents them with respect, reverence, and a distinct sense of optimism for our uncertain future. This expansion is a fantastic accomplishment, and one that finally fulfills all of the potential of this chapter of the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With excellent writing and remarkable attention to period detail, Gone Home turns the process of exploring a house into a captivating and deeply poignant journey of discovery.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    SSX
    The graphics will make you shake your head in disbelief even after a month of playing it, the sound effects can actually convey a sense of texture, and the music will have you figuring out the best way to hook your PS2 up to your computer to record the soundtrack.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Its endless tuning options and many racing events will keep you engrossed in the game for many months, and it's accessible enough to be enjoyed by anyone who's the least bit interested in driving an exotic car.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the multiplayer action game that offers something for everyone--even those who prefer playing offline, since the UT bots are better than ever and are still the best in the business...No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fundamentally, this is a much-improved version of the same Civ games we've all been playing and desperately trying to put down for years. And that's far from a bad thing. In fact, it's an awesome thing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In Exoddus, you have an incredibly welcomed quick-save option that allows you to quickly save your progress, anywhere in the game as many times as you want.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game holds up fabulously, and the slight modifications that Nintendo has made to the game for its handheld release make it even better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best, most challenging action adventure games ever made. Not only does Ninja Gaiden feature bleeding-edge graphics and sound, it boasts simply the best pure action ever seen in such a game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A surprisingly disappointing story and a fairly short single-player portion are noticeable shortcomings, but there's just so much breadth of content in Halo 2, and the action itself is so outstanding, that there can be no denying its quality.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    But this new installment seems bent on achieving nothing less than perfection by using last year's game as a starting point and fine-tuning its few issues, while also adding lots of new options and content, such as a lengthy series of stand-alone missions that emphasize the game's unbelievably intense, brutal, lighting-fast combat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Making use of nearly every bell and whistle that the GameCube hardware has to offer, Rogue Leader is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous game.