4Players.de's Scores

  • Games
For 1,622 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 4: Far Harbor
Lowest review score: 1 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1622 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is more than a “definitive edition”. With all additions and improved visuals that didn’t leave a stone unturned even frequent visitors of past-gens Los Santos will find something that will make their return trip worthwhile. And if you didn’t play it yet: Welcome to open-world heaven.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually this is the definitive edition of the gangster drama we all came to love (or hate) with all its gorgeousness as well as its little flaws. And with the editor as well as the director mode creative players get all the tools they need.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity that the visuals haven't been optimized for the retina display, but nonetheless it is a beauty. Stamped with a hefty price tag you'll get an exceptional roleplaying game that is as fascinating as it was a few years ago on the DS.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Last of Us remains a masterpiece. And on PS4 you get the complete story experience on one disc.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ken Levine manages to combine difficult topics like guilt, atonement and racism while creating truly remarkable characters, best of all the equally charming and dangerous Elizabeth. Add to this the breathtaking visuals and tactical action (at least on the more difficult levels) and you get an extraordinary action experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Colorful, charming and full of atmosphere: The fluid rhythm of fighting, looting and upgrading has been a hit on the 360 and PC and is as convincing on the iPad.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charming, varied and almost perfectly balanced: This is pure platforming fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful monster of a game. It is as sad as it is remarkable that this PS2-classic might be the best thing happening to Vita users for the whole year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even after the second finale questions are left open – questions that might not be answered after Hideo Kojima had to leave the franchise behind. But he also leaves an impressive piece of work as his legacy. It is not without flaws and the mission design relies a little too much on recycling. But the freedom you enjoy while on your missions is exemplary.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You meet old friends and you feel at home on the Normandy. But this is the weakest and most monotonous episode of a futuristic adventure that went the wrong way over time. The action is not varied enough, relies too heavily on surviving wave after wave and rarely equals the tension of shooters like Killzone or Gears of War. On all levels I missed variety and challenge. If you started this odyssey with Shepherd a few years ago, you'll want to end this nonetheless – and you won't be disappointed. But after the credits I didn't think about a possible sequel but the missing headshot statistics.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Visually Uncharted 4 is a benchmark for this generation. But it is so much more. Within the franchise's constraints the characters show tremendous depth while the action is varied as never before. And while not everything is perfect (too easy puzzles and AI faults come to mind) this is one gorgeous action-adventure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you don’t know Journey, get ready to get excited. Not only because technically it is a convincing port. But more importantly because even after three years this masterpiece of reduced game design is as captivating as ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In times of knickknack DLC and overpriced mappacks Blood & Wine succeeds all expectations. This is nothing but the most complete add-on experience I have ever played. This doesn’t feel like artificially held back and “added”, but like matured and grown. Mechanically and dramatically a beautiful addition respectively continuation of an already rich RPG.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mobile version of this tactics gem is every bit as good as its PC and console brethren.
    • 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.


    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This role-playing marvel creates an impressive atmosphere in an open world, focusing on the silent moments and the exploration as much as on spectacular fighting. The quest quality is high throughout and the storytelling is out of this world – not only for ten or dozens but for a hundred hours.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    Once you dive into the campaign, you can’t take your hands off this turn-based tactic gem, despite some downfalls in the story department with its’ sometimes corny dialogues.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a content monster. With crisp controls and support for up to eight players, this is party mayhem at its best. Unfortunately the online-mode can’t deliver once more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magical, impressive, inspiring – like an Arabian Nights' story. The world with its monumental vistas reminds you of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus while the game design continues the mysterious experience of Flower.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Device 6 is a very interesting, creative storytelling experiment that combines old school text adventures with the interactive capabilities of a touchscreen.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is legendary entertainment. Design, visuals, the plethora of things to do, the cool music levels: Every inch of the way you feel that people with bucket loads of passion are behind this living their dream.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    More Need for Speed, less FlatOut, more racing, less drifting. And it is simply one of the best looking racers in the AppStore. Unfortunately there is no local multiplayer while online play is still contaminated with lags.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Visually and technically the Umbra witch showcases what Wii U can do. And even though you won’t get wowed as much as in the first bewitched action let me assure you: This is still one hell of a ride and easily one of the best action games of this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Xbox One Raymans platforming adventure is as legendary as ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quality rules over quantity. Overwatch might be a little short on the content side. But other than that, you get a well-balanced, varied and beautifully-designed online shooter with a remarkably diverse hero selection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    XCOM is an enthralling experience – and a few minor omissions aside you’ll get the same gripping atmosphere and tactical battles on your iPad as on stationary systems.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tricky dungeon design, intense boss battles and more open than expected: You have to fall in love with Link’s latest adventure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Four years after its initial release Flower didn’t lose one iota of its fascination and still captures you from the very beginning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution is pure addiction on two wheels with loads of improvements on the already highly motivating predecessor.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though I am sad, that after ten years there isn’t any additional content (actually the number of dungeons is reduced), I am overjoyed that this GameCube-classic shines in a new HD light and is visually more impressive than ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is – once again – brilliant fantasy. Hours fly by as you dive into ruins, magic and sword fights while the story is surprising as well as mysterious. Creative storytelling at its best. I am looking forward to the fourth and final installment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful design, clever mechanics that challenge the tactician. If you like war games, then you shouldn’t miss out on this gem.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    It worked on 360 a few years back and it still is a masterpiece: Fez is a puzzling journey through time and space – charming, fascinating and very unique.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In times where Sam Fisher is a mere shadow of his former self, this two-dimensional ninja steps into the limelight, proving that old school-stealth is far from being dead.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Team players may dive deeply into the tactical and co-operative components of a game that awards planning and effective communication.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For me this is the best and most important online role-playing game since Mythic's Dark Age of Camelot. ArenaNet managed to eradicate the grind-treadmill with simple but very effective attention to detail. This excursion into the fantasy theme park named Tyria, where on every corner there's a new ride to experience in form of the many things you can discover, is well worth its entry fee.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Once you get used to the new controls it is hard to get away from this excellent, incredibly intensive basketball experience.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Obsidian not only continues the tradition of classic party role-playing by merging virtues of Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment. They create a unique fantasy world far away from Dungeons and Dragons, thus demonstrating that creativity and passion are more important than any graphics engine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Six years after Demon’s Souls the series comes full circle. Dark Souls 3 is as intense as merciless. A beautiful conclusion to one of the most influential franchises in recent memory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    You travel through an engaging world full of secrets and hidden clues. You watch, you take notes, you ponder, you think about what is happening on the screen. This is a mysterious journey through time and space – charming, fascinating, unique.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pandora is more colorful and more vivid than ever before. The enemies act smarter and they attack in mixed groups so the team of up to four heroes has to work together - elemental damage and positioning are keys to survival. Unfortunately the storytelling takes a while before it gets interesting (although the humour is top-notch) and sometimes you get stuck in a mission treadmill.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dark, creative and full of tense atmosphere: Limbo on iOS is as captivating as it always was.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    When it comes to art design, the architecture and fashion in Dishonored are among the best I have seen in recent years. The stealth-action starts promisingly but you become too powerful too soon. Nonetheless, this is a thoroughly entertaining game.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Under the goo-goo eyes and the rather clumsily animated characters hides a challenging old school role-playing experience that punishes every little mistake you might make in your battle strategy. But more importantly: The magic of an era long forgotten is still there.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Improved boss battles, audio commentary, well integrated controls via WiiU-GamePad: The Director’s Cut is without a doubt the best version of Human Revolution.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Natsume spent the last years trying to recapture the former glory of its Harvest Moon brand without avail, this one man project gives you exactly what you've been missing. I just wish that Stardew Vally would at least once in a while leave the well known path and show some more identity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Awesome track design and fun extras make Mario Kart 8 an instant party classic. Nonetheless the single player “campaign” could be more progressive.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a reason to promote the Wii U gamepad, look no further. Building your custom platform levels has never been this easy – at least within strict restrictions that limit your creative freedom.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The base quality is there – just like in the current gen versions. And there are lots of small additions, some of them more useful than others. But overall it is not the significant progress I was hoping for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While there are a lot of games out there combining creative construction with useful goals, including the almighty Minecraft or Space Engineers, none of them adds the economical depth like Kerbal Space Program. And on top is is great fun to experiment with all the tools at hand to figure out the best solution for the given problem.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    80 Days is a beautifully designed, fascinating and open travel adventure with rich storytelling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is more than just an interactive book, this is an experience with loads of meaningful decisions – between the lines there is more suspense and ambiguity than in Mass Effect.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is a labor of love and homage to classics of the 8-bit-era, where the badass difficulty level of Mega Man is combined with the mystical design of Gargoyles Quest and a catchy chiptune soundtrack.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This creative toolbox didn’t lose any of its magic. Minecraft doesn’t need level-ups, xp, buffs or special abilities to motivate – it captivates with its sheer openness and endless creativity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is a labor of love. Huge freedom combined with challenging turn-based tactics make this a great addition to the consoles’ role-playing library.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On every corner you’ll find a new secret or a sparkling metal ornament waiting to be investigated. It is short and offers hardly anything new compared to the predecessor. But is still is very unique – which you can’t say about too many mobile games which mainly consist of match-3 or endless-runner-clones.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    On the 360 Geralt shows all the strengths that made his voyage such a gem on the PC, but albeit all the additional content didn't lose all the weaknesses. On top of that the visuals show unexpected blemishes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very unique experiment with you at the center.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 83 Critic Score
    A decade ago Blizzard ruled the Hack&Slay world with an iron fist but its new expedition into hell is just one among many well-executed action roleplaying games. They rely too much on well known mechanics to set themselves apart from the competition. Is it an experience worth your time? Absolutely - especially if you have some friends to beat up the spawns of hell. But Diablo 3 missed the chance to move the genre into the future.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Great atmosphere, beautiful animations, skillful goals – this is top notch soccer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    You build, you plant, you foster your small town as a mayor and you enjoy heaps of side activities. Although this is very entertaining there is not much new to see here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The board game is one of the best in recent years. And now you’ll get an enhanced and beautifully designed version on your tablet.
    • 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!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although it shows some flaws the Halo 4 campaign is one of the best within the series. And on top of that 343 proves that their enhancements of the multiplayer formula add some depth to the dynamic firefights.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The Witness is a challenging puzzle experience. It is less adventure but more intensive puzzle marathon with creative tasks sometimes connected over multiple tiers. Compared to Portal or The Talos Principle The Witness lacks a coherent combination of puzzle solving and story-telling, though.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is the well rounded Pokémon adventure I was longing for. An absolutely worthy gift for the 15th birthday of the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is great. The conceptual mix of rhythm game puzzler and dungeon crawler is ingenious. Games like this show that the indie scene is still dancing to a different beat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The art design is unique, the lighting as well as the haunting soundtrack deliver a dense atmosphere. Together with its philosophical questions the result is a very impressive and challenging platformer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Classy design, comfortable handling, challenging turn based strategy. This is the best board game conversion far and wide – 4X at its best!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lara matured from sex symbol to a person with character and feels more authentic as an archaeologist. But unfortunately Crystal Dynamics wasn’t courageous enough to incorporate real survival with hunger, lack of ammunition and desperation. They let you dive into a colorful, varied adventure filled with action, though. In the end with this Lara Croft not another “Survivor” is born, but rather another “Soldier”.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick is a clever adventure where you travel into the past of deceased to solve intelligent puzzles in order to investigate your own death – very entertaining.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For its anniversary Forza Motorsport delivers in bulk. It might have little flaws in certain elements. But this is the most complete virtual motorsport package you can get your hands on. And visually certainly right now the most beautiful.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A creative adventure in an imaginative world of paper and cardboard, that utilises almost all the Vita’s control options.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is one of the most atmospheric games I have played on the iPad so far, even though this isn't a RPG with dialogues, quests or plot but a simple turnbased game of dice against the clock that`s based on luck as well as rudimentary tactics.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With all the improvements, the overall darker atmosphere and the addition of adventure mode, this is a good as it gets as an add-on. Blizzard isn’t back to its old glory yet, but this is a step in the right direction.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES 2016 celebrates entertaining soccer. But career is stagnant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velocity is a small but nice shooter-puzzle-mix with a comforting retro atmosphere.
    • 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.