4Players.de's Scores

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For 1,959 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 BioShock: The Collection
Lowest review score: 1 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1959 game reviews
    • 91 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blizzard learned from past mistakes. Legion has a plethora of content and stronger story elements on offer, but would benefit from more depth within the classes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From all expansions to Fallout 4 this is the content richest. A cursed island with some well executed scary moments, an atmosphere that reminds me of Alan Wake and greatly constructed quests with big decisions. This is a very good addition to the Fallout 4 core.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Zen Studios are not afraid to take a risk. I can appreciate that. Because even though they went a tad too far with the roleplaying elements with the Skyrim table, these are well thought through unrealistic pinball machines that only Zen can create. And Doom ranks among the best table they have ever made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rivals is a great expansion for the Rock Band 4 platform. Rockumentary and even more so the Rivals mode will keep you coming back. Together with the content patches that arrived in the last months, Rock Band Rivals is the game that Rock Band 4 should have been to start with.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even after ten years the campaign is as engrossing as ever while the multiplayer focuses on classic gun battles on huge maps. Unfortunately this is not yet available as a stand-alone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While the games in their entirety truly stand the test of time, still show that they got “it” and (at least on consoles) have never looked this good, the bonus content could be more plentiful.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Last of Us remains a masterpiece. And on PS4 you get the complete story experience on one disc.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite problems like the resolution limitation and the missing PC optimization this game is still excellent. Courageous heroes can delve into a mysterious and dangerous world where greed and impatience are bad companions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It took a long time for the Umbra Witch to climax on PC but after seven years she finally arrived. And she didn’t miss a beat. This was and still is a first class action-adventure full of creativity, adrenaline fueled battles and sassiness beyond belief. And unlike Nier Automata this is a decent, albeit option lacking PC port.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is it. The final compilation of the enormous storytelling universe that is Kingdom Hearts. And it delivers. Especially in terms of filling some gaps in the early story while convincingly bridging games from Birth by Sleep up to Dream Drop Distance while preparing for Kingdom Hearts 3.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gone Home toys with suspense, thriller and adventure. It grabs me by the throat with its tense atmosphere. It seduces me with its side stories and touches me with its intimacy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For the 20th anniversary of their role-playing saga, Atlus delivered a true masterpiece. All the elements, big or small or as trivial as they might seem sometimes, are well put together and interconnect in an almost unnoticeable manner. Plus: The presentation is plainly beautiful with a coherent colorful manga/anime art design that is a perfect fit for one of the best JRPGs out there.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Call me an adventure romantic, call me crazy, but I love Day of the Tentacle and still think it is one of the best adventures ever made. Modernized in exactly the right spots and with an added developer commentary and alternative controls this is a masterpiece with beautifully crafted puzzles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not much has changed in the console versions of this extraordinary storytelling experience: The added audio commentary is nice while the visuals are a little more defined.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Too often pioneering in the games industry is based on technical achievements: bigger, faster, more polygons. But true magic begins behind the obvious – when the artistic vision starts taking shape in a virtual creation. Trico for me is the most fascinating creature in video game history. The Last Guardian is the counterpoint to the loud and hectic game design that tries to show off its bling on every corner.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution is pure addiction on two wheels with loads of improvements on the already highly motivating predecessor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even with all the visual enhancements like 60 frames you can feel the age, although the timeless art design still works its magic. But that aside this is an impressive package of action roleplaying classics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful expansion, visually spectacular and challenging – on par with Bloodborne’s “The Old Hunters”.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What an experience! This little gem transports you right into a mysterious and charmingly designed world.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is the best Legend of Zelda since Ocarina of Time. While Nintendo might not be the ingenious pioneer of the 80s and 90s, they prove, that they are willing to evolve and are still able to set a creative mark. With its towers, the loot and the collecting appeal it can’t deny its ingratiation to the zeitgeist, but most of the time Nintendo does it better and more subtle than the competition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is like chess in open terrain. Turn based tacticians: Get ready to celebrate. Shenandoah Studios reached a level that reminds me of the quality of Ensemble Studios on PC.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you have the originals on PS3, you might not need this. But if you are new to the series, this collection gives you some of the best games for Sony systems.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea sparks my curiosity and it is beautifully designed. The exploration of a Lovecraftian ocean is well crafted and well told.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Firewatch is a quiet mystery for gamers who know how to listen. A strong script and exceptional dialogue direction make Firewatch to one of the best interactive storytelling experiences you can get your hands on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the bag of potato chips for turn based strategists: Once you start, you cannot stop. With aliens, satellites, xeno mass and all the other futuristic flair it not only plays distinctively differently, but culture, ideology, affinities and research are exceptionally connected. You can look forward to a sleepless fall and winter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Poker flair, card tactics and conquest like Risk come together in a game that beautifully manages to port a commendable tabletop game on tablets.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outland took three years to appear on PC but the long wait was absolutely worthwhile. This mythical Jump&Run is as appealing on PC as it was on consoles and is simply one of the best of its kind in recent years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Presentation and humour are as charming as ever, level and mission design are incredibly varied, the challenges are a league of their own. Don’t let this gem pass you by.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared to the PC version the controls are not as intuitive and sometimes even finicky. But once you get the hang of it you just can’t get away from this dark heavy metal ballad that combines dark fantasy with horror à la Lovecraft and a gorgeous art design.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Californian devteam Playdek digitized the tabletop appropriately in terms of visuals and mechanics. Newcomer and veterans alike will enjoy this almost perfect board game conversion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no hero in shining armor, you don’t even know what the soldiers are fighting for. What matters are you and your bitter fight for survival. Every day is a struggle against hunger, disease loneliness and loss of hope. Relentlessly and without judging 11Bit Studios show the dark side of armed conflicts, the suffering, the scars. It is a software monument against war – brilliant.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a timeless gem, an audiovisual piece of art that didn’t lose any of its fascination even after 14 years, while thanks to the VR implementation you feel closer to the action than ever before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout 4 has its flaws, such as weak AI, a few annoying bugs, stiff facial animations and the occasional control problem. But it more than makes up for them with a beautiful post-apocalyptic world filled with well-constructed quests, interesting characters and mesmerizing locations. Fallout 4 tells loads of big and small bizarre, tragic and touching stories that stay in your memory and create a maelstrom dragging you in deeper and deeper.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In contrast to the sometimes boring statics of Japanese visual novels inkle Studios show how lively “interactive digital stories” can be. A fitting conclusion to an exceptional saga.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an excellent action adventure game design. At its best, it is full of surprises, dynamic battles and logic puzzles. Once you enter the haunted house you don’t want to check out until the last ghost is caught.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very unique experiment with you at the center.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive continues to push the boundaries. On the surface this is just a collection of visually enhanced excel sheets, but under the numbers and tables you find a lot of personality. This is a gem from soccer crazies for soccer crazies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War 3 was and still is a milestone for exceptionally well orchestrated action. If you’re new to Kratos, though, you could be overwhelmed, since nods to the first two parts are scarce while technically the remaster is not as polished as The Last of Us.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was a beautiful board game. And now it is a beautiful interactive experience. Poker, card tactics and Risk-like conquest merge and draw you into a world of scheming, bluffs and Cold War.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is arcade racing at its best. Yes, it is not perfect. But the few weaknesses are peanuts compared to the on-the-spot racing experience it delivers.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Breathtaking moments and a great atmosphere are just some of the highlights that you will experience on Mira. The visuals are stunning, the pad is used intelligently. This is by far the best game you will play on Wii U this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you start, it is almost impossible to get away from this dynamic cell conquering. Inspired by classic board games like Go, Pathogen builds a new experience by adding modern elements like chain reactions or moving arenas. Brilliant.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charming, varied and almost perfectly balanced: This is pure platforming fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    80 Days is a beautifully designed, fascinating and open travel adventure with rich storytelling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The seemingly simple puzzler quickly becomes an avant-garde masterpiece asking clever questions and challenging you with a hard to master and astonishingly complex principle.
    • 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!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is definitely one of the most intense gaming experiences I was lucky enough to play in the last few years. With simplicity and atmosphere at its core, it took me on an emotional journey with an intensity and ruthlessness I didn’t expect.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Barth doesn’t reinvent his concept of “creative work”, but extends it in the most comprehensive way, thus making Shenzen I/O to one of the best puzzle games around.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even two years after its premiere this game still packs an emotional punch. Subtle and quietly the tragic everyday aftermath of war with moral decisions and bitter consequences makes you think, laugh and cry.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mysterious, poetical and full of atmosphere – Dear Esther is as magical as a short story from Ray Bradbury. The creative way of storytelling fascinated me from the very first moment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the black metal ballad among the tactical roleplaying games. The fights are merciless, the battle system is creative and filled with with possible long term damage beyond belief. There is only one more thing to say: Destroy… them… all…!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess is a timeless gem proving that intelligent design beats polygon power any day. This was and still is one of the best action-adventures out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is cool stuff. With Tropical Freeze Nintendo proves once again that the cult monkey still belongs to the platforming elite.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mobile version of this tactics gem is every bit as good as its PC and console brethren.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Xbox One Raymans platforming adventure is as legendary as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does DICE deliver their best campaign to date this side of Bad Company. It also pushes online-multiplayer to new heights with atmospheric battles and intense gunfights.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arcade minimalism close to perfection and manic action: Geometry Wars is back. Seriously: If I hadn't owned a console already I would buy one just for this game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More tactical variation, more individual character development, more challenge, more fun: Enemy within makes XCOM better than ever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best racing games on the platform and due to more selection and the improved physics even better than the Wii-version.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The driving mechanics are an (arcade) dream come true, the visuals are fantastic and Australia as exotic location delivers a wide variety of environments, challenges and contest. It has its flaws like the still overly aggressive AI but nonetheless this is definitely the best game in this franchise so far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is an 8-bit-masterpiece, an atmospheric border patrol dystopia, filled with loads of decisions and tough consequences.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As an online-shooter this is my dream come true: It rewards careful progress instead of a quick rush. Positioning is more important than reaction time and teamwork is a must. This is tactically challenging and straightforward action at its best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The new submission system copies a page out of EAs MMA conceptbook, but it works well and adds depth to the already convincing fighting system that gives you loads of options to try and dominate your opponent, regardless where the fight takes place in the octagon.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This feels like From Software developed a Castlevania of the Amiga era. At every corner you will encounter a Dark Souls déjà-vu. But this is much more than just a carbon copy in 2D, since Ska Studios added a lot to the proven recipe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Forget 1-2-Switch or Super Bomberman R. This is the multiplayer gem that Switch so desperately needs. Smart, creative and with a very distinctive artdesign this is a beautiful cooperative puzzle extravaganza.
    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    What a ride! Even though Team Ninja takes a lot of inspiration from the Souls-Franchise, with their varied fighting mechanics and the game world deeply rooted in far east mythology they create some magic on their own.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While EAs next gen basketball is embarrassing, 2K shows them how it’s done. It plays authentic, it looks fantastic, which makes watching the games a lot of fun. If you like Basketball you’ll be entertained for months – even if the online games are a little bumpy and you don’t get all the modes you are used to.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Harmonix succeeds on a variety of levels. Fantasia works well as a rhythm game. It works well as a movie game that builds on the films’ premise and history. And not to forget it shows that Kinect can be a welcome addition to the gaming experience.