GameSpot's Scores

  • Games
For 10,828 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 51% 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 Air Control
Score distribution:
10831 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Featuring a gripping story that never lets up, inventive gameplay, sky-high production values, and an attention to detail that is seldom matched, it's an experience like no other.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In many ways, Rise of Nations is better than the strategy games that have come before it. It's smarter. It's more challenging. It gives you more to do.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game is about as solid as the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. It has all the right ingredients to please Civil War buffs, hard-core strategy fans, and maybe even some casual gamers adventurous enough to try something new.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The real beauty of it is definitely in the gameplay...You can't tell right off the bat, but Virtua Fighter 4 is the best fighting game in years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Cavedog has done a commendable job of taking the basic mechanics of real-time strategy and using them to create something new: A game that relies less on constant mouse-clicking than careful planning and strategic thinking.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're into action games, and even if you're not, you should be playing Quake right now - it's as good as PC gaming gets.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If by some chance you've put off playing Vice City up till now, don't wait any longer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The deeper single-player and improved multiplayer modes makes Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 the most tightly-packed installment in the series to date, and the slightly refined gameplay is still unmatched in the action sports arena.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    So while Madden 2002 isn't reinventing football on the PlayStation, it is really the best you're going to get on the system. Arguably, it can even provide a more enjoyable experience than its big brother on the PS2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's unquestionably FS 2002's surprisingly glorious and massively modified visual presentation that makes this the finest civilian flight simulation ever to appear.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    KCET's best soccer game to date, which basically makes it the best soccer game ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A thrilling testament to how great PC gaming can be. It packs unmatched gameplay, impressive visuals, and endless replayability in one exquisite package. And it's, by far, the most fun that we've had with a PC game this year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While some may be a little put off by the late-game item fetching and the game's easy puzzles and boss battles, The Wind Waker is nonetheless a strong achievement in every way, from its stunning graphical presentation to its tight control and interesting story line.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Basically, Bungie left no stone unturned in its quest to improve an already solid product. As a result, Myth II is about as good as a computer game can possibly be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The premise of the game is gimmicky, but after its sordid skin is peeled away, a true gem of a 3D platformer is revealed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    EA Sports decided to key on gameplay this time around, and in the process it has successfully propelled the game dangerously close to reality. This should sit well with anyone who truly appreciates the nuances, subtlety, and pace of the real-world sport.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's simply a marvelously executed experience that's fun from beginning to end, and anyone with a taste for mature content and the action adventure genre would be foolish to pass it up.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Playing the entire conflict in the role of the other side makes for twice the gameplay value, and I don't even want to think about what's going to happen when the six-player networkable version comes out. Highly, highly recommended.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Nothing short of the best portable skateboarding game ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It improves on almost everything that worked well in the first game, and it also fixes that game's problems...a rousing success on every level.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Overwatch's strongest aspect is how it manages to constantly teach you something new. Each match reveals another detail you might have previously ignored--the audio cue that signals McCree's lethal Deadeye attack; the sound a stalwart Bastion makes when entering its dangerous turret form. Playing Overwatch is a digging process, and finding new layers is part of what makes it special. It's not impressive that Overwatch tries so many different things--it's outstanding that it succeeds in every attempt.
    • 91 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    What's amazing is that, despite how different each hero is, they clash, interact, and cooperate in compelling matches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Almost 50 hours in, I finally feel like I'm playing Dragon Quest 7 proper; I have access to job classes, the main story is kicking into gear, and I've located a casino where I can try my luck at a few mini games while I continue my adventure. I'm wary after so many hours of repetitive questing and simple combat, but it's motivating to see signs of good things to come.