GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 918 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 0.9 points 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: 30 out of 918
918 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The developers must have noticed that the controls hinder game play and that the pathfinding doesn't work at all. The editor is missing, too. What a waste of potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    ARMA 2 doesn't seem to be a finished game. The AI is cheating, physics and controls are out of date and the game is full of annoying bugs. That the game manages to look great from time to time doesn't help much. Hopefully Bohemia Interactive will release some patches soon. The game still has a lot of potential.
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    • 66 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Star Drive is still a lot of potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash offers a really good combat system, good AI and a real innovative design. But instead of seeing more of the world, you're back in the arena after taking a few steps. The story raises more questions than it answers. In the end, it's just a few hours of mandatory boxing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, the new Farming Simulator could have been so much better. On our wish list for a next installment are a reasonable campaign to improve accessibility and ... a radio. It is time that we hear more than just the loud tractor hum, but also the country radio.
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It has quite rough edges, but also some nostalgic charm. If only the developers had a bigger budget to sort out the technical flaws and improve the level design!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    After 19 years Team 17 excavated its classic Amiga game and it still has some charm today. But it's a game to play for half an hour a day at most due to its lack of variation.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With Shadow Harvest the developers bit off more than they could chew. Such a porject would have needed more ressources to be successful. The potential for that lies hidden deep inside the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    if you like to spend a lot of time thinking about organising an army and love historical accuracy, then you might add 10 points to our review score. But if you want to go to battle and prefer a logical system for research and economy, try the demo first.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The fourth part of the Painkiller series plays just like the other ones. Using weapons like the painkiller you're fighting lots of weird opponents like axe-wielding monks or pirate zombies. As usual they act dumb, there is no AI to speak of. It's a game to play casually for 30 minutes now and then and doesn't aspire to be anything else.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Counting sheep may send you to sleep, but abducting sheep is much more exciting. Playing an alien, you need to abduct animals like sheep, cows, chickens or pigs while avoiding obstacles or hungry wolves. There are 50 levels and a simple editor to create your own ones.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Starships is a small game. This in itself is not a problem as long as you do not expect a strategy monster the size of a Civilization.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The puzzles are boring after a while, the graphics are old-fashioned and even more annoying: the game tells what to do and when to do it. It's like Ma telling you how to build your sand castle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There's that feeling that I should have fun playing the game, but most of the time I'm bored or angry because the controls are buggy. But if you like to be creative, maybe you'll be happy in this colourful world.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It's an average game, but it could have been much better with some polishing, a better story and less of the mostly boring fights.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    This game turns everything upside down – and that’s good and bad at the same time. The physics simulation isn’t bug free and there is no story at all, but the puzzles are challenging, there are lots of save points to avoid frustration and even an online-ranking.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Technically this game has missed the last 15 years, but if you like science and polar exploration or more complex puzzles, you might like this game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    In Firefall the clear line is missing. The game was changed so frequently during its long development time, and re-designed, that it's just mixed way up from many individual ideas in the end, but not really in harmony as a complete work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It may have some old fashioned charm, but its age clearly shows. Controls and game design are out of date.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    This one really is old-fashioned in all areas. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the controls are and keep the game from being a business simulation that we could recommend.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Prussian virtues like discipline and order aren’t much fun and turn-based battles like in Rise of Prussia aren’t much fun either. If you are very interested in the Seven Year war, then go for it, otherwise take a look at Napolean: Total War instead.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Even though Ice Age 3 is definitely targeting a very young audience, it is still fun to jump through the levels. But it lacks the funny bits – except for Scrat – and the story of the movie. Still, it's one of the better licensed games out there and probably worth a try if you're looking for a game for the kids.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    This could be a really great game, cockpits, landscapes, the planes – everything is perfectly done, full of details. But why is there no documentation, why are the most important functions hidden in large menus and why is there no support for certain flight sticks?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    As an RPG, however, Shadowrun Returns falls flat on his stomach.
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