GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,154 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 94 Crysis
Lowest review score: 19 Cityconomy
Score distribution:
1154 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rise of Venice hasn't been built from scratch but compared to Port Royale 3 it comes with added politics, a 3D map and adjustments in all the right spots. It's a classic trading sim where everything works together extremely well and it will keep you busy for weeks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Capcom has done an excellent implementation for the PC.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Driver: San Francisco is such a fast and diverse game that it's very easy to forgive the mediocre predecessor. Only the slightly esoteric story needs some time to get used to.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A modern retro platformer that plays in the same league as the classics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The singleplayer campaign is a failure, but the multiplayer is worth it. Looks great, almost perfect sound and it's fun. The levolution feature improves the atmosphere of the game, but has with little consequences regarding game play.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The graphics may be from 2011, but the story and the combat system are great. It has everything you can expect from a Final Fantasy title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation Forthcoming
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A well-done revival of Syndicate for real-time strategists with strong nerves. Brains and coordination triumph over fast clicking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Huge and challenging RPG including a great pawn system. Give this title a chance, despite its average looks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s a lot of fun and it sounds like that, too. It’s great to race against friends again and again and there’s nothing better out there at the moment, even though it may not be a game to keep on playing in the long term.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The magic word is perma-death and makes looking around for food and trying to survive thrilling. Technically it's mediocre but if you like zombies you need to play State of Decay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The interesting characters and the thrilling story were worth the wait. Now let's hope the second episode can keep up this kind of quality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Funny time travel to the beginnings of the genre. Veterans will like the allusions to the classics and the 80s setting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Camelot instead of Washington, Excalibur instead of muskets and the Round Table instead of Founding Fathers. Lots of ideas taken straight from the Total War series and lots of good own ones, too. If you like to enable more and more things in a game instead of being shown everything at once, this is a game for you. It's not a game worthy for a King yet, but more than worthy for a Prince.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Pony Island is a very entertaining experience full of constant surprises and funny things.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The central game mode - "hunting" - is splendid that makes Evolve a recommended game. All the rest seems a little immature and makes me hope for a more mature and sophisticated successor.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea is special, though it is not for everyone. That's okay.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Extremely addictive despite some weaknesses. A captivating world of model railroads.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I have waited 19 years for a worthy successor to Battle Isle 2 and it was worth it. Well animated units, simple to understand, tricky to master, challenging AI. The presentation could be better though.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Buy recommendations rarely fall so easily like this: If you want just more Borderlands, buy the Pre-Sequel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hopefully the game grows as well as Civilization 5 with future patches and add-ons for the game that satisfy my inner Jean-Luc Picard.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a magical 2D RPG you just have to love. The art style and the fitting characters create a visual highlight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Lego Indiana Jones enables you to play through the story of the first three movies. Fans will enjoy legendary scenes like the escape from the stone sphere, the roller coaster ride in a mine lorry or the motorboat chase in Venice. The game is a good mix of jump and run, action and riddles, but suffers a bit because of problems with the camera and AI. It's the third Lego game and these problems should have been solved by now. But it's still a lot of fun.