GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 853 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 94 Crysis
Lowest review score: 23 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 853
853 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Top-class graphics, sound and atmosphere - with due modesty: this is the the world's best first-person shooter so far. A game which combines all the virtues of its predecessors: a thrilling story, an open game world, physics simulation and graphics to marvel at.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fallout 3, a successful reanimation of a classic role-playing game, is one of the best modern RPGs and one of the greatest games of 2008. With up to date 3D graphics, good game design and adequate playing time, it's one of those rare pleasant surprises one doesn't dare to hope for anymore. For some it's almost video game art, but it's definitely very good entertainment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The basics are still the same, but GTA 4 is a masterpiece. The game world created by Rockstar North is simply amazing. The shootings, radio, TV, the story and the characters create more than just a sandbox game. It's almost a parallel world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Finally there’s a multi-player mode and it’s excellent, too. There are 15 different settings for single players and much more. Whether you like to play all alone or you prefer to play with or against others, you’ll enjoy Anno 1404: Venice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As far as games are concerned, this year is over. Farewell, real-life, hello virtual battlefields. Battlefield 3 is going to be our second home for the next few months.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the best game by Bioware since Baldur's Gate 2. It's a highly motivating and excitingly told adventure for adult gamers. You'll experience rage, anxiety, inner conflict, loss, sympathy, bafflement and joy in this epic drama. Probably the role-playing game of the year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 got almost everything right. Graphics? Terrific! Level Design? Great, just great.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare may be relatively short with just six to seven hours playing time, but thanks to the brilliant staging those hours are the most impressive ones we've experienced with any action game yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No pit stops, no car tuning. Race Driver: Grid is all about driving, having fun and running a racing team. The game drops you right into the race without training laps or qualifying. AI opponents with almost humanlike behaviour, physically correct damage modelling, up to 40,000 spectators in 3D, bloom effects, smoke and force feedback create an amazingly intense feeling of being right smack in the middle. Need for Speed feels like bobbycar racing in comparison.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    100 hours of gameplay without being bored for a second. The developers managed to replace routine with variety and long lasting motivation. Despite all the complexity, Anno 1404 never feels like work, but like one of the best games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A must-have for every games looking for a clever, funny and original challenge. Portal 2 offers lots of surprises and twists and has been tuned just right to be challenging, but not frustrating. The level design is fair and keeps the motivation high until the end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Maybe Pro Evolution Soccer is more realistic, but FIFA 12 offers spectacular scenes and goals close to perfection. Every match is quite an experience, so if you prefer drama over realim, get this one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is one of the best sports games of all time, even better than the predecessor. Improvements like the new physics make the game even more authentic than before.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yes, it's disappointing that PC gamers don't get the new Ignite engine, but it's still a fantastic and improved simulation, becoming more and more realistic.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No character classes, no terrorists, no Second World-War, no AK-47 and no rewards. Do we want to play that? Oh yes! Once you launch the game and join a match, you simply can't stop playing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Empire: Total War still has some teething problems, but the latest installment of the Total War series is its best one nonetheless. The game takes place in the 18th century with eleven playable countries. As usual, you govern you country and move your armies on the strategy map, while battles are fought in real-time, including sea battles. If you like strategy games, you need to play Empire: Total War.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The series has sold 100 million copies and this version should add another 100 million, because everything has been done right. If you liked The Sims, you will love this new version with all its love for details. It's a real masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter 4 turns out to be as good as we hoped. If you've never played a Street Fighter game or even one of the other games of the genre, this is your chance to do so. Countless modes and characters promise fun for several months. Similar games will have a hard time trying to be any better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new single-player mode isn’t that interesting, but the multi-player part is fantastic. With new destructable environments and new game modes Bad Company 2 is the best Battlefield game so far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sam Fisher is back. Conviction is faster, harder and offers more action than the predecessors, but it’s still a Splinter Cell game at heart. And for the first time, Sam Fisher is a real human character.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Funcom turned on the afterburner and if you don’t join now, you’ll miss a wild ride. If you didn’t know what to do after reaching level 80, you are in for a treat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't played this game when it first came out a long time ago , you should go and buy it right now. And if you have, you should go and buy it right now. It's the best adventure game of all time, period.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty is as good as expected, but you'll need to be patient with it. The game takes some time to get going and behind all the upgraded technologies it's still the same StarCraft we've been knowing for 12 years. It's the best real-time strategy game of the last years and while not perfect, StarCraft 2 is a real masterpiece of PC gaming and even better as a multi-player game.