GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,135 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 1.3 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:
1135 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Telltale managed to tell a story that fits into the movies without losing charme or balance. The puzzles might have been a bit too easy but if you like the movies or adventure games, you have to play this series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hellgate is like the first Diablo, just in 3D. If you can live with it's weaknesses and bugs, you will enjoy the usual hunt after better items. But, being done by former Blizzard developers, it could have - and should have - been better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The outstanding feature of Tabula Rasa isn't it's futuristic setting, but it's fighting system. Instead of the usual clicking on symbols, it offers real time battles. Richard Garriott's latest creation may have its weaknesses, but it's a MMO with personality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mothership Zeta offers new opponents, weapons and areas. Whether the expansion pays homage to Mars Attacks, Aliens and Star Wars or most of the important elements have been copied from them, it's fun nonetheless.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sam & Max behind bars! That’s how the third season starts and it’s a great start, too. Lots of comedy, running gags, the return of beloved characters and new ideas - but still a bit too easy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be as good as the predecessor, but it's still a good game that can glue you to your chair for more than 10 hours. Vin Diesels voice is a bit over the top this time, there's only so much coolness one can bear.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as parkour gameplay is concerned, this is a well done reboot with more story and content, but the the integration of new ideas feels artificial.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Lone wolves will enjoy the great story and the demanding Maelstrom arena, but Orsinium isn't really a MMO experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The time-trickery is a surprisingly fresh concept.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Co-op mode, RPG elements, items and level ups - this game almost has it all. Almost, because team work isn't really encouraged. But it's still fun for weeks for a low price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hundreds of vehicles, hundreds of square kilometers – Avalanche has created the largest level for an action game so far. Some of the open world gameplay just seems to be there to add playtime, but the missions make up for that.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solo gamers won’t have that much fun with Demigod, but if you are into multi-player battles, you are in for a treat. Balance needs to be fixed, though. And it’s a bit too expensive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give this ugly duckling a chance. It may not become a swan, but it's a hell of duck. If you like Minecraft, this game will be a nice change with the focus on exploration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great game based on Episode 7 and captures the spirit of the movie, but doesn't offer anything more than what's typical for the series.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jenny's death in the first part of The Darkness is in my mind one of the most emotional moments of the shooter genre. All the better to think that this great story continues now – even though without a satisfactory conclusion...Apart from this, levelheadedly observed, there is not so much within The Darkness 2. The gameplay is repetitive, and there's not much of it. And yet the game entertained me in the short time very well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The brute battles, the use of role-playing elements and the fast multi-play mode are exciting, but as far as mission design, story and balance are concerned, Dawn of War 2 doesn't live up to its potential. Relic created a novel strategy game, but the discrepancy between the more technical parts of the game and its mission design and story is obvious. Still, it's not a bad game at all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like the first one, but with a different villain, more skills, more crafting and more mini games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A single developer did a far better job with Banished than the whole team of Maxis with Sim City. Yes, there are still some things missing, like upgrades or more buildings, but there will be mod tools for the community.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It shouldn't be fun to be a small cog wheel in a huge dictatorial gear box but it's fun to find out where your personal limits are, where the fun ends and when it's time for reflection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superhot is a smart but short FPS. The unique game mechanics reward intelligence instead of fast reflexes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lightning-fast arcade action, precision control, constant movement and numerous gadgets.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just as thrilling as the Nintendo DS version. It may have only 150 different units, but offers lots of varied missions, motivating side missions and officers.