GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 834 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: 28 out of 834
834 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Capcom has done an excellent implementation for the PC.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 79 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
    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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's rare to find a game that deals with topics like depression in such a mature way. If you want to experience an experimental artistic adventure, you're in for a journey you won't easily forget.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I have waited 19 years for a worthy successor to Battle Isle 2 and it was worth it. Well animated units, simple to understand, tricky to master, challenging AI. The presentation could be better though.
    • GameStar
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 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?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a magical 2D RPG you just have to love. The art style and the fitting characters create a visual highlight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation Forthcoming
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Buy recommendations rarely fall so easily like this: If you want just more Borderlands, buy the Pre-Sequel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hopefully the game grows as well as Civilization 5 with future patches and add-ons for the game that satisfy my inner Jean-Luc Picard.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The most beautiful landscapes, the most captivating sword fights and the most believable online world to date. Age of Conan is still a work in progress, but already fascinating and managed to captivate eight of our editors over the last few weeks. There are some technical problems, but if Funcom keeps on improving the game it could be the other big MMO next to World of Warcraft.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    No linear levels, no historical correctness. Medal of Honor: Airborne needs getting used to, but then it's World War fast food - easily digested, very entertaining and over much too soon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    John Woo created an uncomplicated and varied action game with a lots and lots of gunfights, a thin but nicely told story about revenge with continuous and beautifully staged action - and doves.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry 4 may not be a very subtle game, but it sure is a lot of fun. Ripping whole armies of demons to shreds at breathtaking speed or watching a mighty end boss giving kudos to you in "over the top" cut scenes - things like these create that special feeling of power. There are some weak spots like (levels are re-used, a few annoying mini games and riddles), but action fans should give it a go anyway.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    FEAR 2 doesn't manage to cause panic like its predecessor because Monolith uses the same well-known techniques again. But it's still fun to follow Alma. This time, it's more uncertainty than fear that keeps you playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Just like Lego Indiana Jones this game was inspired by the movies, but concentrates on fighting three supervillains, one in each mission. You can play Batman or Robin, each with his own abilities, while the AI controls the other one. The linear missions are full of weird riddles and machines. The game looks great and offers a lot of variety, even if you don't like the slapstick comedy and the pribble-prabble of the characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Indirect controls, random battles, no diplomacy – can this be fun? Yes. Lots of upgrades, exploring the map and the colorful fantasy setting will get you hooked right from the start, including the just-one-more-mission effect. A real insider tip.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This jump & run is a must-buy for every fan of the genre. Even beginners should take a look because Limbo shows that you don't need DirectX 11 or a huge story - just two colors and a lot of love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Once you've turned off your PC for ten minutes you'll want to go back and play some more, just one more level. If you like Tower Defense games, it's a clear must-buy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    if you aren't interested in animals and pets, this is not for you. But if you do, this is the perfect add-on with endless possibilities.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.