GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 740 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 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: 26 out of 740
740 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It combines a terrific single-player campaign with brilliant multi-player battles. The result: the best tatical strategy game of the year with well designed missions and great handling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Maybe Pro Evolution Soccer is more realistic, but FIFA 12 offers spectacular scenes and goals close to perfection. Every match is quite an experience, so if you prefer drama over realim, get this one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wow, what a game!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As far as games are concerned, this year is over. Farewell, real-life, hello virtual battlefields. Battlefield 3 is going to be our second home for the next few months.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What a great obituary for Colin McRae. If you ever need to show someone how today’s game can look like, get Dirt 2. It’s a joy for the eyes and it’s a great racing game, full of action, with great presentation and easy to get into. A few more tracks would have been nice, though. But playing over network alone is worth buying the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is 100 percent tuned into the environment, which is terrific!
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Same hero, same era, same game mechanics – but surprisingly huge, with well designed missions and a great atmosphere. But you should have played Assassins's Creed 2 to know what's going on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On the one hand it’s like the first game, on the other hand it isn’t. The philosophical background and the shocking moments are gone. But the new game still offers lots of weapons, interesting fights and great environments.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The sheer power of storytelling is amazing and shows the way for other games. There are some bugs which could have been ironed out in a few more weeks of development time. But it's still a great game that feels like playing a fantasy novel.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a very hard game, but also extremly motivating and fun. The puzzles are cleverly designed and the retro style very charming. If you like the genre, you have to buy this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new single-player mode isn’t that interesting, but the multi-player part is fantastic. With new destructable environments and new game modes Bad Company 2 is the best Battlefield game so far.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No pit stops, no car tuning. Race Driver: Grid is all about driving, having fun and running a racing team. The game drops you right into the race without training laps or qualifying. AI opponents with almost humanlike behaviour, physically correct damage modelling, up to 40,000 spectators in 3D, bloom effects, smoke and force feedback create an amazingly intense feeling of being right smack in the middle. Need for Speed feels like bobbycar racing in comparison.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't played this game when it first came out a long time ago , you should go and buy it right now. And if you have, you should go and buy it right now. It's the best adventure game of all time, period.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yes, it's disappointing that PC gamers don't get the new Ignite engine, but it's still a fantastic and improved simulation, becoming more and more realistic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Rockstar has managed to make Max as a character so compelling that the guy alone bears the full story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first Dead Space was a stress test, this is a real game where you can stop, recover and play around with different weapons- and it's still extremly thrilling.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Action fans who are not bothered by the bloody presentation should definitely get the game. If you can find a friend to play the ingenious Co-Op mode with, Gears of War is a must-have.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I have been annoyed by the sometimes extreme random factor.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Worthwhile improvements and additional content - CD Projekt has put great effort into The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. With new animations, new voices, better combat, better controls and two new side quests the game is finally the great adventure the first version should have been. Buyers of the original game can download the additional content free of charge.
    • 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.