GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 909 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 0.9 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 909
909 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the bast adventures of the last few years with a great story and a lot of freedom.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    ARMA 2 doesn't seem to be a finished game. The AI is cheating, physics and controls are out of date and the game is full of annoying bugs. That the game manages to look great from time to time doesn't help much. Hopefully Bohemia Interactive will release some patches soon. The game still has a lot of potential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a very good Fomula One game, but it's about time to improve the presentations. And what stopped the developers to implement something like Formula BMW or GP2?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Zeno Clash offers a really good combat system, good AI and a real innovative design. But instead of seeing more of the world, you're back in the arena after taking a few steps. The story raises more questions than it answers. In the end, it's just a few hours of mandatory boxing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    What a comeback! Finally the FIFA series has overcome its form crisis and is celebrating modern football (soccer) again, both graphically and gameplay wise. Not everything is new, but most things look better. Pro Evolution Soccer may be the better simulation, but the fast action of FIFA 09 is just as much fun. EA Sports is back in the top league.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The addon is huge and offers new factions, units and special abilities. It's hard to understand why there are dozens of new units, but only a few of them are actually playable. But the missions are fun to play, even though the campaign is too short and lasts only for about eight hours. As far as multi-player is concerned, Kane's Wrath does everything right.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a solid and entertaining classic RTS event though it's hard to identify yourself with some grey slime.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like the first one, but with a different villain, more skills, more crafting and more mini games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This is the second episode of Tales of Monkey Island. It's as good as the first part, no more, no less. It's fun for 3 or 4 hours, but the puzzles are too easy, the graphics and the controls could be better. Where are the long and challenging puzzles? Where's Monkey Island?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again Paradox offers a strategy game on a global scale, perfect for retirement, taking a year off or spending your life in solitude. It's dry presentation is full of statistics and details. If you've got enough patience, this game could keep you occupied for years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player campaign basically forces you to use the same tactics over and over again, but you‘ll still want to play that next mission. Supreme Commander really shines in multi-player games or skirmishes.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ubisoft's challange to GTA has succeeded and shows great potential. But the writers should have shown more courage to be different and remarkable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Rise of Flight offers great and realistic battles during the First World War, but without a story and variety it's short-lived fun. But there's no comparable game out there where you can just go and fly into battle without much hassle. A joystick is recommended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The Void has its fascinating sides, lucid colors on dull grey, bizarrely warped beings, floating bodies and bare breast. Surrealism plays a huge role in this otherwise quite simple game. Using an out-of-date function like time limits is simply annoying. But the game manages to surprise from time to time and is still worth giving it a try, despite the weaknesses.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A surprising mix of genres.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's a well done game and it doesn't cost much. The multiplayer matches are worth playing and the dynamic mission design makes for some nice surprises. The solo campaign is lacking, though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A really nice feel-good game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A classic adventure game masterpiece with great puzzles that never leaves the player alone or clueless what to do next. If you like the classic adventure games, go and buy it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The online RPG The Chronicles of Spellborn suffers from a lack of players, so there is hardly any PvP and some tasks are almost impossible to be done alone. There are still too many bugs to attract more players, but once they are fixed, the game could be a nice alternative to the main players of the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Here it is again, that good old Heroes feeling including the forget-about-time-syndrome and the just-one-more-level-excuses. We could write a lot more, but there's just that one battle to fight.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For a first game it's surprisingly complex, challenging and motivating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Piranha Bytes stayed true to old virtues and delivered the role-playing game one would expect: very old-fashioned, very German and very good. But this game requires you to be very active, to explore a lot. If you need to taken by the hand by a good story, then Risen is not for you. The game isn't fun because of the story, but despite it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A very dynamic game. The fights are challenging, the puzzles and skill tests are entertaining. Sure, most of the gameplay elements have been taken from other games, but that doesn't hurt. If you are looking for a good action game, you'll have fun for sure. We just missed a combo counter.