GameStar's Scores

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For 1,013 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: 19 Cityconomy
Score distribution:
1013 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bikes, speed and fat explosions - one thing is clear: Trials Evolution: Gold Edition had me from the first second.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The mix of hunting, gathering, counquering, improving and leveling is still compelling - but now it's in HD.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A lot of the usual equipment is missing, which doesn't matter too much because of the great atmosphere. But in the long run after getting all the gold medals, we'll go back to the main game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is not only a Need for Speed how it should be, it's also a nod to the best part of the series. What a car park! Those car chases! And the rush of speed. And online it's even better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you like classic online RPGs, battles full of action and weird humor, you can't go wrong with this one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Action fans who are not bothered by the bloody presentation should definitely get the game. If you can find a friend to play the ingenious Co-Op mode with, Gears of War is a must-have.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Whispered World is a stunningly beautiful adventure game with a great story for adults. It makes you smile, touches your heart, makes you sad and thoughtful. A little masterpiece with a small, but great hero.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Trackmania 2 builds on the strengths of the predecessors and offers even more fun, experimentation, races decided by milliseconds and a powerful track editor. There's fun for months in it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best Wolfenstein so far. Interesting places, remarkable characters, drama, humor and a story that should make some Hollywood blockbusters feel ashamed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The White March improves the game in some areas and offers an interesting story, but it may disappoint veteran players.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's not just a really good adventure game, it's got something to tell about the innocence of a child and the human trait to ignore inconvenient truths. It's more than just entertainment, it's art.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The action-based battle system is still a lot of fun. No skill, no kill, that's a lot more entertaining than standing around and clicking to rotate certain actions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This new version with polished graphics manages to beat the competition easily. Monkey Island is still one of the best adventures around, maybe still not a 100 percent up to date, but once you're in the Caribbean, you won't care anymore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What a comeback! Finally the FIFA series has overcome its form crisis and is celebrating modern football (soccer) again, both graphically and gameplay wise. Not everything is new, but most things look better. Pro Evolution Soccer may be the better simulation, but the fast action of FIFA 09 is just as much fun. EA Sports is back in the top league.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Old Republic gives me exactly what I expect as a fan: Star Wars atmosphere till the cow comes home. I can flail around with lightsabers, fight spectacular space battles and roam around on the famous planets from the template. And indeed, the quests comply with genre standards. And well, the combat system is not particularly innovative. But on the other hand I get a customised story for myself, which drives me with the aid of the the dialogue, really cool AI companions and the freedom of choice into the game in an outstanding wise – this is something that I never witnessed in an online role-playing game in this way. I can already see myself levelling up all eight classes to level 50, just to experience the terrific story.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's quite confusing: Flatout: Ultimate Carnage is the third game of the series, but at the same time it's the PC conversion of the Xbox 360 game, which was a new version of the PC game Flatout 2. Basically Flatout: Ultimate Carnage is a remake with better graphics and more cars. If you already own Flatout 2, there aren't many new things in the game to justify buying Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, but if you don't, go ahead and get it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A successful successor, which will satisfy all fans of the predecessor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    After playing hundreds of hours there is one thing we can say for sure: this is a good MMO, a very good one, maybe even the best. It offers great quests and great PvP and the fact that both help to gain levels is very motivating. Technically, the graphics are not that good, but landscapes and other places are full of details.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you own the original game, you may be disappointed about the lack of changes. But if this is your first Street Figher game or you just like the genre, there's just no way around this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: World at War goes back to the battlefields of World War 2. The game delivers well staged nonstop action and looks good, but the missions are barely connected, just like in the first three games of the series. It's still a good, maybe even a very good FPS, but not fit to hold a candle to its predecessor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The first Sims had a holiday add-on, the second Sims had a holiday add-on and now Sims 3 has one, too, and it’s the best one so far. The touch of adventure works miracles for Sims 3, but the stories are goofy and some missions boring. It’s still great, because it’s full of new things to explore.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A lot of minor improvements and the official UEFA Champions League license make sure that Pro Evolution Soccer can defend the number one spot - but this time it has to share it with FIFA 09. Despite the license, not all teams carry their original name and the Champions League is called European Championship. The online-mode works for the first time, but it's still too complicated and unclear. All in all, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 is a bit better than last year's version, but only as good as FIFA 09.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This adventure tells a fantastic story with exceptional characters, lots of humor and allusions to well-known fantasy stereotypes and logical puzzles. The 3D landscapes are beautiful and the world made us feel right at home. We had to smile at little details very often and when we finished the game after 20 hours it was actually was a melancholy moment - the hallmark of an excellent adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    The PC version seems to have some technical problems on some machines, but if you don't mind that and the career mode full of cliché then this is a monster slam dunk.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The abundance of details about politics, technology, planets and the different alien races create an unparalleled depth for a role-playing game. The story is captivating right until the impressive and dramatic finale. If it wasn't for the more or less necessary but repetitive side quests, the game would be exceptional. There is room for improvement, but as far as story telling is concerned, Mass Effect wipes the floor with the competition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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