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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • GameStar
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider: Underworld is a source of joy as long as everything works as intended and Lara follows the controls, leading the player to beautiful panoramas, seamlessly moving from gameplay to cut-scene. But at the same time, the game can be quite depressing if Lara doesn't reach moving platforms, the camera plays up and it's hard to solve a problem. It's an emotional roller coaster and great entertainment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The GTA-clone has his strong points in lots of action and the thrilling setting of occupied Paris during WW2. Amazingly, a GTA-clone can be a great game, too, and if you like a hero fighting Nazis, then this is your game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's still not the most realistic simulation and all those little improvements can't change that. But it's still a lot of fun due to its sheer size and huge amount of details.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Binding of Isaac is the reference for the rogue-like genre - even if you already know the "old" Isaac inside out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It offers a lot of different play styles. Let's play in arcade mode or with more realism with g-forces and limited ammunition - or let's play in a more complex simulation mode.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It represents a genre that I can not praise too often: the parody games! Just the Mass Effect allusions are worth gold.
    • GameStar
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Clever and engaging, funny and exciting. An Adventure in the typical LucasArts tradition and thus a piece of video game history that is worth seeing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Guitar Hero 3 from Activision you can feel like a real rockstar - without the need for guitar lessons or changing your hairstyle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the bast adventures of the last few years with a great story and a lot of freedom.