GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 872 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 1.1 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: 29 out of 872
872 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It may not look as nice as Crysis 2, but at least there's a hero to identify with with an interesting story. If you like action without the usual war scenarios, get to Mars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fez
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Finally there is a varied, fascinating game world, a terrific story and tons of content for solo players and groups.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game is not for everybody. It's painfully unfair, has a unique graphics style and tells its story in windows full of text. But it's an unforgettable experience once you give it a chance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Risen 3 could be outstanding, for the world, the fights, the character system are almost made ​​for a first-class role play. But the story does not build tension. It serves its purpose, but remains arbitrary and acts in many places too contrived.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 55 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Alone in the Dark is a perfect example of how to stage games: a story with twists, fantastic scripts and interesting characters. It could be a great cocktail of action and horror, but it comes with a bad aftertaste. Every minute obvious design errors can be observed. This could have been avoided with two more months of development time. Players who are easily frustrated should wait until patches fix the problems.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 may vex even gamers with nerves of steel from time to time, but it's still a good game with an excellent multi-player mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Finally a new RTS where you can discard all the usual strategies. The makers of Universe at War offer suprisingly refreshing and innovative real-time battles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 scores right in the core area of first-person-shooters: action. Players who like some logic and a good story even in a first-person-shooter will have their problems with Far Cry 2. Ubisoft's Africa is beautiful, but life in all its glory is missing most of the time. Travelling takes a long time and you are forced to make absurd detours because of mountains and valleys. Far Cry 2 can be reproached with a lot of things, but once the Savannah is burning they are forgotten, at least temporarily, because fighting the APF and UFLL is so much fun.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you don't know the original game from 1994, you should play at the easiest level to understand the complex economy. There are three other nations competing with you to colonize the New World, the native Indians and, last but not least, the King of your nation in the Old World. The Independence War is one of the most entertaining ways to end a campaign ever seen in this genre. The game may not be perfect, but it's a motivating and challenging strategy game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    King's Bounty: The Legend is a mixture between RPG and strategy game. Battles are fought turn-based, but travelling takes place in real time, which enables some interesting tactical moves. The Quest are diverse and well done. The first fantasy-strategy game from Russian developer Katauri is already very close to Heroes of Might & Magic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This independent game is a creative jewel, so motivating and full of love for details, that it puts multi-million-dollar-games to shame. Braid shows how to create an amazing game using the right ideas.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This game shows how beautiful two-dimensional games can be. Physics, graphics and music all have been created with affection. Trine could have been a bit more challenging and funny, but if you liked World of Goo, this is a game for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Turbine adds Mirkwood to the game and with it came a lot of things to do for veterans. There are thrilling situations, cool instances and motivation until the end, so boring collect and destroy quests can be forgiven.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Bloodline Champions hits the sweet spot: no unnecessary stuff, but unique and well balanced heros in a great player-vs-player environment. And it's free, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It may be a simple game, but who cares- The low difficulty makes it possible to enjoy the fairy tale world where you can be a benevolent hero and king – or just the opposite.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Battle system, diversity, soundtrack, graphics, size... all on a very high level. Bastion shows that small development teams with a small budget can deliver large, diverse and polished ganmes.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Indeed, it grieves me that Remedy has placed the survival horror passages comparatively unloving and exhausting in the game, but anger quickly fades behind the the fantastic story. Other developers may gladly follow its example.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I was most impressed that Legend of Grimrock treats its players seriously and as thinking beings - not as blunt consumers.