4Players.de's Scores

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For 1,859 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine
Lowest review score: 1 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1859 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The real-time battles offer countless variations, you enjoy a lot of freedom. The monumental story about the power of true friendship delivers memorable moments full of humour and drama. One of the best role-playing experiences on the PS3.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is rare that games showcase deep emotions. And to be honest, I didn't think that Telltale would be able to pull it off. But they delivered. I am looking forward to the second season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rejoice, hobby generals: Battle of the Bulge is the first strategy highlight of the year. Alongside Ravenmark this is the best you can get in turn based strategy for your iPad.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It was and still is a grand, cruel and tormenting adventure that finally runs in a smooth framerate without tearing. But nonetheless technically you can see the age of the source material if you compare it to Bloodborne.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Charming, bubbly and intelligent adventure with creative puzzles for one or two players.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A simple but tough through concept makes this exhilarating cocktail of dungeon crawler, dual-stick action and bullet hell a blast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the high quality we’ve got used to from Alpha Dream. And even though some of the well known elements are getting slightly stale, Paper Jam mixes it up with some fresh parts and adds a quirky humor you wouldn’t come to expect.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is mind-blowing how time flies with this game. At first it seems like Eufloria just offers relaxed zengaming, but the more you look the more entertaining strategy for explorers and conquerors you'll discover.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a worthy end to the StarCraft 2 trilogy and a prime example how to direct a captivating singleplayer campaign – an artform almost forgotten.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The star is the level design that gives you some of the most memorable locations in recent years. This is an atmospheric, visually gorgeous and mechanically diversified stealth adventure that puts competition like Styx, Deus Ex or Thief in its place.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a disturbing trip into the inside of a videogame, a new interpretation of the era of arcade gaming machine. The last time a game played with the player that much and tried to confuse him, was Eternal Darkness. You gotta love this.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You’ll get higher resolutions and better framerates than on consoles. But with a game design of this quality, it doesn’t really matter. Right now there is nothing better for fans of action roleplaying games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Great atmosphere, beautiful animations, skillful goals – this is top notch soccer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It looks great and it plays great. This is simply the best jump & run you can get on iPad.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At one point I seriously asked myself if Sports Interactive pushed too hard when it came to depth as well as attention to detail. But then my team scored, I saw my tactics work out and I just wanted more. This game will keep you hooked for weeks and months.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dust is not only an excellent 2D-adventure for Fans of classic action-adventures like Metroid or Castlevania, but also an incredibly charming declaration of love to the whole genre. It plays great, looks damn fine and motivates you from start to finish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The charming art-design has been refined, surroundings appear more lively, the battles are more diverse, the difficulty level is more challenging, while new towers, units, rewards and unlockables offer increased tactical depth – an installment which clearly surpasses its predecessor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On console The Swapper is as impressive as always. An impressive puzzle platforming experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Compared to the complete content package that is Geometry Wars 3 the meager five levels of Zenizenzic doesn’t seem like much. But those five levels challenge you beyond belief.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This space adventure with a surprising amount of fresh ideas puts a fresh twist on arcade action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you want a suspenseful crime story with sci-fi flair, dramatic conflicts and puzzles that are as varied as they are challenging, look no further. This is a grand adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It gives me loads of things I wish for in racing sims. But the plentiful options aside Project Cars offers a mighty engine and authentic physics resulting in a convincing driving experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Autumn Dynasty Warlords is yet another proof that you can experience challenge and innovative strategy on tablet devices.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is challenging, motivating, and feels strangely familiar while full of fresh ideas. This is indie gaming at its best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Charming, diversified and incredibly versatile. Sackboy's Vita adventure adds small, but well working touchscreen improvements to the powerful editor/game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With what could you call Donkey Souls one of the best and hardest Jump’n’runs in recent years has finally come to 3DS. It it not pitch perfect though. But who cares about occasional framerate issues against the pure joy you can experience with this gem.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX
    You will remember the breathtaking speed, the spectacular stunts, the great combination of music and on-screen action and, above all, the untamed fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is a great remake of the N64-classic. It proves the importance of giving the player the freedom to explore a magical world instead of leading him through with GPS and puzzle-finding equipment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Poignant, mysterious and deadly: This is an impressive odyssey in to space.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Challenging twin-stick action with charming characters and clever enhancements of the well known mechanics.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is not as fascinating as its predecessor. But nonetheless the mechanics of permanent failure are as captivating as always. This is a mysterious, gripping and unforgiving adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Kat's adventure has a lot in common with Mirror's Edge: Both games fascinate with their very unique way of movement. Gravity Rush almost breaks through all limitations into a nearly endless freedom. Also like Mirror's Edge it misses some attention to detail: A lot of fights play out too similar und besides the crystals there is not much to discover.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I played the 360- and the PS3-version. And still the level design with its bright colours and crazy ideas managed to captivate me. This was and still is one of the best jump-and-runs in recent memory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the best beat' em ups out there and I am happy that on the PC SFxT didn't lose a thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fighting and exploration in a visually stunning pixel-art world that manages to captivate you without a single spoken word.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Physics based experiments and a charming steampunk atmosphere: Vessel transports you into a fascinating puzzle world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is the game vacation was invented for. XCOM 2 is so captivating, so challenging, so full of content and plainly so good that hours, days and weeks pass by in an instant.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A gorgeous presentation, motivating gameplay and amazing depth – the gathering of these beat-em-up-heavyweights is a sure hit regardless of your experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc. requires skilful hands as much as it puts your brain to work. Complex puzzles combine cleverly conceived set pieces into challenging levels.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I was skeptical at first, but now I am a believer. Ori is an incredibly beautiful exploration platformer with constant challenges, spot-on balancing and an incredible soundtrack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Chaotic, frenzied platform action with loads of entertaining online modes: This is a dream come true for sociable jump&run fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Thanks to the timeless art design it is hard to guess the age of the original. But what’s even better: Odin Sphere Lefthrasir also plays like a modern masterpiece. Of course some of the flaws of the eight year old action-RPG are still evident – but all in all it was and still is a hell of a ride.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    On consoles Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 was the best appearance of the beloved ninja so far. And on the PC nothing has changed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Arkham City is one of the strongest games in the Wii U launch lineup, mainly thanks to the original content that's as fascinating as it was about a year ago. But this port also benefits from good implementation of the touch pad controls that seem tailor-made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The technical flaws definitely impact the flow. But even with this in mind XCOM on Vita still is a gripping strategy experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There is so much humour, love and imagination to be found in Undertale that one can hardly resist. The 8-bit visuals aside there is so much to find in here that I can recommend it to any fan of old school JRPGs – and all without fighting. Awesome.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's not just the clever idea or the funky artdesign – it is the combination of everything, infused with a helping of Elite Beat Agents, a pinch of Rhythm Paradise and a teaspoon of Ghost Trick. Beat Sneak Bandit is as creative as intelligent.


    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The battlefields in this turn-based tactics gem are as numerous as they are varied. This is tactical entertainment at its best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Antichamber reminds me, why I love games: Because they can still surprise me. This surreal labyrinth doesn’t bend to convention, it questions it with every move. The puzzles ooze creativity and variety.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Intense turn based tactics combined with challenging funds and army management – XCOM portrays Earth's defense as a comprehensive SciFi-thriller.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fighting and exploration in a visually stunning pixelart world.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Challenging and captivating turn based match-3-variation somewhere between PuzzleQuest and FTL: Faster Than Light.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though I was hoping for a little more creativity on Wii U when it comes to the touchscreen controls, this still is a magical and extensive adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The foundation with its accurate statistics and believable correlations is as rock solid and convincing as always and on top of that you’ll get the best match presentation in the series’ history – which doesn’t mean that much if you consider that only a few years ago they still used oversized dots. Nonetheless this is the stuff that soccer fans’ dreams are made of. Who would have thought that animated spreadsheets could invoke more emotion than the latest FIFA or PES iterations?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    For years, offroad fans are screaming for a return from Codemasters to classic rally – as well as for a modern successor to Richard Burns Rally. And this delivers on both ends. The career could be more polished and less grind, though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful example that “experiencing” a game is more important than the sum of its mechanical parts. While challenge and basic mechanics are merely average, the exquisite animations and the stylish backdrops turn this interactive ballet into an effective projection screen for your own emotions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Colorful, charming, challenging and full of humor: Guacamelee celebrates classic exploration, fighting and jump&run on the highest level.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    After the weak ‘Generations’ Naruto returns to top form. It has its share of flaws, but nonetheless this is the best Naruto adventure yet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Deponia is an incredibly funny, affectionately designed adventure. The tale of the underdog who simply refuses to give up makes you smile again and again. The tasks need brains as well as patience, but stay logical most of the time. An entertaining addition to the adventure genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The biggest star is the physics system. And on the PS3 neither the physic based experiments nor the steampunk machinery has lost its magic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You will need training. You need skills and lightning fast reactions. But in return you'll get magical moments that only Pro Evolution Soccer can deliver – even though the engine and overall presentation need an overhaul.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I hate you. More than anything else. I don't want to play anymore. Okay. One more time. Really. I promise. Okay, now only one more time. Damned, I can do better than that. This is really the last time. Oh man, that was close. Just one more time, I can do it. I hate you. I love you. One more time. Damn, you look good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You can leave this high school either as a murderer or as a corpse. The line between friendship and rivalry is blurred. You look into the soul of the characters where hope gets replaced by despair in an instant. This is an excellent morbid surreal whodunit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Zelda meets Robotron: Isaac celebrates old school topdown action in randomly generated dungeons.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It starts slow, but no matter where you look, Xillia gets more interesting the longer you play until it hits you with its full force of different viewpoints, gripping realtime battles and customization options.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Due to missing feedback in certain situations Rocksmith is still not able to replace the teacher, but if you have basic knowledge of using a six-string you will get a lot out of this. And it is darn fun, too!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There is no doubt: On Wii U 2K13 celebrates the same magnificent basketball as on 360 or PlayStation 3. But be aware that the engine is not as fluent as on other systems and that the new features for the Wii U GamePad are either unnecessary or well conceived but implemented halfheartedly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You’ll need patience until you realize all the new well designed options at your disposal, but they result in more complexity for non-military strategists. But when archaeologists hunt for lost treasures or when museums are graced by works of art while my resolution passes the world congress, this is strategy at its best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This powerhouse didn’t lose much over the years and looks better than ever. Mechanically you can feel the age, but it plays as it should: The action comes hard and fast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This creative puzzlegame is a brilliant example for great retro-feeling with simple means. As soon as you start the adventure the curtain rises and gives way to the world of retro computing including corrupt files and beeping soundfiles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Full of surprises and tactically challenging to the very last map. Unfortunately the focus on in-app-purchases takes away from an otherwise great strategy game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While Overlocked was bug-ridden, this is a convincing port of Devil Survivor 2 with added bonus content. Fans of tactical role-playing games can look forward to a challenging addition to their library.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is exactly how a conversion from consoles to touch pad should look: You won't find any virtual buttons or triggers, the controls are fine-tuned and custom made for gestures, while the content is as huge as on its console brethren. The mobile Joe delivers on a large scale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is the most creative match-3 game since the good old PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords. As usual you are depending on luck a little too much, but nonetheless the tactical possibilities when it comes to matching your orbs are huge. Plus: Gong Ho managed to replace the micro transactions from the phone version with well suited mechanics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It still looks great, it still feels great and it still is the best basketball game out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is an epic beast. I despise its’ kitsch and cliché dialogue. But I love it for the depth and challenges it presents in its turn-based battles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    GalCiv 3 gives you everything a galactic conquest has to offer: Plenty of victory conditions, scalable enemies and fleet battles. Unfortunately with the exception of tech trees the races play too similarly while the diplomacy can be broken down to math. So while there is lots to improve in small details, in the big picture Galactic Civilizations is one of the best of its kind.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simogo takes you on a special, sometimes scary melancholic journey that looks like a Swedish winter wonderland at first, but leading you step by step in a dark world hiding behind its pretty façade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is a big step for Codemasters – well maybe not that big after last years’ weird “in-between” racing experience. But that aside the strong comeback of the career, the presentation and the good driving physics make this the best Formula 1 game in quite some time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    How does it feel to lead a nation over a couple of centuries? As fascinating as it is frustrating. The handling is overly complicated, you can get overwhelmed by the most simple matters. But if you’re willing to invest time, you might just etch your name in history.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The presentation doesn’t feel as stylish on PC as on tablets but historical turn based tactics work as well as they did two year ago when they premiered. If you like your strategy more like a board game and less like a collection of explosions, this is for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This turn based strategy is not for casual Caesars but a very ambitious project for sophisticated generals. The creative formation system and the challeging campaign will keep you busy for weeks – one turn at a time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With its gorgeous track design, the fantastic driving mechanics and the uncompromising gameplay this is the place to go for all rally enthusiasts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The world of this game is full of story, art and drama, but waives hurry, judgment or putting the player under the pressure of an ideal decision. Instead you get a beautifully crafted world that gives you the feeling of a virtual existence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A little Tetris, a little GO and a lot of contested space: This mobile conversion of a classic boardgame is very entertaining.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Sure: It isn’t as fascinating as it was five years ago. But still the fighting mechanics and even more so the visuals stand the test of time. This is one of the best beat-em-ups of its generation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is not only a Hack & Slay with atmospheric visuals, it offers clever puzzles, interesting secrets and lethal traps behind every corner. Legend of Grimrock is a well executed homage to dungeon crawlers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful tactics RPG with an enormous storytelling arc, varied turn based battles and a motivating troop management.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It can’t spark the fascination of its predecessor on 360. But nonetheless this road trip through Southern Europe still is one hell of a racing experience with fantastic driving mechanics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One thing is certain: Once this game gets you hooked, it will eat away every spare hour you have. The football crazier you are the more you’ll get out of it. But be aware that the new features alone are not necessarily worth it, if you have last years’ version, which serves as the solid foundation for the annual relaunch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Yes, it is rather short. But Geometry Wars 3 aside I haven’t had that much fun with a twin-stick shooter in a while. Be wary of the spiking difficulty in the middle though where it moves from challenging to frustrating for a little while.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Impressive art design, innovative travel inclusion, decisions and consequences. All the parts that made Banner Saga an impressive turn based strategy gem are found on the iPad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Challenging and captivating mix of turn-based tactics and Match-3, somewhere between Puzzle Quest and FTL.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The bold mix of mature themed story-adventure and motivating puzzles works surprisingly well and glues you to the pad. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary you should give Catherine a chance. Most likely you will fall in love with her.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The charm of this pixel adventure won me over fast. While it is a brilliant idea to stage it like a theatre with the party sitting at the table with the dungeon master, the role-playing reminds of the good ole days.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Especially in areas where Diablo III disappointed, this small gem from Runic Games displays its strengths: There is more than enough useful loot, thus motivating the hunt for the bigger better item, you need to make decisions when it comes to character development. Choice and balancing of the difficulty levels are also well-conceived.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dark, intense and brutal: Outlast celebrates classic survival horror.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While at its core it delivers the same experience as the past-gen-versions the initial hiccups like the license management for the previously bought DLC make this conversion feel rushed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Age of Wonders 3 gives you challenging 4X strategy within a charming fantasy setting with one of the best enemy AIs I’ve seen in years.