GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 799 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 point 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 799
799 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Bioshock looks fantastic, sounds fantastic, has more vending machines than all other action games put together and dares not to tell the whole story to inspire your own fantasy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A must-have for every games looking for a clever, funny and original challenge. Portal 2 offers lots of surprises and twists and has been tuned just right to be challenging, but not frustrating. The level design is fair and keeps the motivation high until the end.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the first great game of 2010. It’s a worthy successor to the first game and a fast paced science fiction drama. Maybe no one except Bioware really knows how to tell stories and create believeable characters. It’s more than just a role playing game and also technically advanced.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My conclusion after eleven hours: Bioshock Infinite is one of the best games I've ever been able to experience. My conclusion after twelve hours: What the hell? Whoever calls the finale "unusual" could denote the Atlantic Ocean as a "wet". Infinite makes me simultaneously gobsmacked, amazed and very pleased - and even after two weeks, I cannot tell you exactly which emotion prevails.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty is as good as expected, but you'll need to be patient with it. The game takes some time to get going and behind all the upgraded technologies it's still the same StarCraft we've been knowing for 12 years. It's the best real-time strategy game of the last years and while not perfect, StarCraft 2 is a real masterpiece of PC gaming and even better as a multi-player game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare may be relatively short with just six to seven hours playing time, but thanks to the brilliant staging those hours are the most impressive ones we've experienced with any action game yet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Lich King doesn’t offer much for new players, it’s made for experienced players. It increases the scale of the game, adds a few new bits and improves the game while still using the same well known and polished game mechanics. This may sound boring, but it’s absolutely not.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Top-class graphics, sound and atmosphere - with due modesty: this is the the world's best first-person shooter so far. A game which combines all the virtues of its predecessors: a thrilling story, an open game world, physics simulation and graphics to marvel at.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter 4 turns out to be as good as we hoped. If you've never played a Street Fighter game or even one of the other games of the genre, this is your chance to do so. Countless modes and characters promise fun for several months. Similar games will have a hard time trying to be any better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fallout 3, a successful reanimation of a classic role-playing game, is one of the best modern RPGs and one of the greatest games of 2008. With up to date 3D graphics, good game design and adequate playing time, it's one of those rare pleasant surprises one doesn't dare to hope for anymore. For some it's almost video game art, but it's definitely very good entertainment.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fez
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the best game by Bioware since Baldur's Gate 2. It's a highly motivating and excitingly told adventure for adult gamers. You'll experience rage, anxiety, inner conflict, loss, sympathy, bafflement and joy in this epic drama. Probably the role-playing game of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you can ignore the still not perfect controls on PC then Dark Souls 2 is a great game for hardcore gamers that can endure some suffering. They will scream in front of the screen - out of joy and out of frustration.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the best WoW so far and that's true in every aspect of the game. It's a bit too easy, but it has the most original quests of every other MMORPG.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Human Revolution is a typical sneak & shoot game, everything else is just eye candy. But that's quite nice for a change, too.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The basics are still the same, but GTA 4 is a masterpiece. The game world created by Rockstar North is simply amazing. The shootings, radio, TV, the story and the characters create more than just a sandbox game. It's almost a parallel world.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Shogun 2 takes the series back to its roots and got rid of a lot of complicated and confusing details. Now it's possible to concentrate on the really important tasks again: battles, ruling the country and cursing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Empire: Total War still has some teething problems, but the latest installment of the Total War series is its best one nonetheless. The game takes place in the 18th century with eleven playable countries. As usual, you govern you country and move your armies on the strategy map, while battles are fought in real-time, including sea battles. If you like strategy games, you need to play Empire: Total War.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a playable zombie movie. Would you like to hunt down the infected or rather rip human flesh to shreds? What may look like a simple shooter turns out to be very challenging, scary and a lot of fun. The game may be short, but with great replay value and different ways to play like versus mode or co-op mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On the one hand, this could have been a less expensive DLC for Left 4 Dead, just like it was done for Team Fortress 2. On the other hand, we don’t really care, once we’ve chocked someone to death as a Smoker or hit someone with our fist as a Charger. That’s only possible in Left 4 Dead 2.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.