GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 887 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 0.8 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 887
887 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It may be overwhelming for beginners, but it offers months of fun for veterans of the genre. It doesn't change a lot compared to the first installments, but why change good things that work?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I'd be lying if I said that I did not have fun with Shadow of Mordor, because it kept me entertained for 30 hours. Not on a superior level, but on a good, technically flawless one, whose objective quality one must be soberly recognized. But it has never affected me emotionally in that time, never surprised me, never gave me the feeling that I'd just played something special, something unique, something remarkable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Of all the current space strategy games Sins of a Solar Empire is my favorite.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The size of the world is stunning and it's a good racing game, but the controls and the little bit disappointing multiplayer mode are the reasons it's not a great game.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rise of Venice hasn't been built from scratch but compared to Port Royale 3 it comes with added politics, a 3D map and adjustments in all the right spots. It's a classic trading sim where everything works together extremely well and it will keep you busy for weeks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Capcom has done an excellent implementation for the PC.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A modern retro platformer that plays in the same league as the classics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The singleplayer campaign is a failure, but the multiplayer is worth it. Looks great, almost perfect sound and it's fun. The levolution feature improves the atmosphere of the game, but has with little consequences regarding game play.
    • GameStar
    • 91 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation Forthcoming
    • 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
    The magic word is perma-death and makes looking around for food and trying to survive thrilling. Technically it's mediocre but if you like zombies you need to play State of Decay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The interesting characters and the thrilling story were worth the wait. Now let's hope the second episode can keep up this kind of quality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The central game mode - "hunting" - is splendid that makes Evolve a recommended game. All the rest seems a little immature and makes me hope for a more mature and sophisticated successor.
    • GameStar
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sunless Sea is special, though it is not for everyone. That's okay.
    • GameStar
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Extremely addictive despite some weaknesses. A captivating world of model railroads.

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