GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 808 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 1.1 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 808
808 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    America's Army 3 can be really good if you have a good connection to the server and if you can find other motivated and cooperative players. But it can take hours until you are able to find that combination. The US army should fix the problems if they want to make a good impression.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the accessibility of Halfway provides an easy introduction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Spore is a simple game and the add-on doesn't change that. It can only offer simple adventures and there's not much use for thousands of them if ten are enough already. Instead of improving Spore, Galactic Adventures promotes the weaknesses of the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MySims was created for very young gamers, but is more than just "Sims Light" with cute graphics. It's actually quite complex, especially for children. The rewards and challenges are very well done. If you're less than 10 years old, this may be for you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    When I think about what Thief could have been if it had just had the courage to want to be something, then I get annoyed .
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Whispered World is a stunningly beautiful adventure game with a great story for adults. It makes you smile, touches your heart, makes you sad and thoughtful. A little masterpiece with a small, but great hero.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    Windchaser really is like a fresh breeze, with a handful of new ideas for roleplay/strategy games. Using the old game of scissors, paper, stone and enhancing it through character talents, morale, counter attacks and combos leads to complex battles, but can make it difficult to estimate the outcome. The mission design is a good mix of conquering sectors, using the mobile base and tactical battles. Choices have logical consequences and take the player through two well done campaigns.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you prefer creating things instead of destroying them, please forgo Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. Playing a mercenary in Venezuela you blow up multi-story buildings, restaurants, hotels, factories, cars and boats in several missions. The controls could have been better, but it's still fun, and instead of complaining about the shortfalls of the game you could always just go and blow up something else.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Great setting, but it's more or less another Call of Duty clone with some nice ideas. But everything feels like the game just had to be released, so a lot of potential hasn't been realised yet. Maybe that's something for the sequel.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    if you like to spend a lot of time thinking about organising an army and love historical accuracy, then you might add 10 points to our review score. But if you want to go to battle and prefer a logical system for research and economy, try the demo first.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just as thrilling as the Nintendo DS version. It may have only 150 different units, but offers lots of varied missions, motivating side missions and officers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game offers 25 songs from Aerosmith, but hits like „Crazy“, „Cryin‘“ or „I don’t want to miss a thing“ are not included. There are 15 more songs from other artists like Lenny Kravitz, Joan Jett or The Cult. It’s still fun, but if you are an Aerosmith fan, you’d like to play the hits, not second rate songs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This sequel ignores the less popular Broken Sword 3 and 4. One the one hand that's great, because it revives the atmosphere of the first two games and it works. But technically it's not up to date and the important puzzles are too easy to solve. But there's hope for part 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you are a cycling enthusiast and need up to date season details, then regrettably there is no alternative to this game. Everybody else should ignore this expensive update that doesn't offer a single relevant improvement.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    13 years after the ship disappeared, you're boarding the nuclear-powered Russian ice-breaker North Wind to find out what happened. The game tells two stories, the present and the past, using interactive cut-scenes, soul-journeys and visions, while a constant sense of menace fills you with fear. But the hardware requirements are too high and there could have been more graphical diversity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's so fast and crazy, every fan of action racing games will love it. At least for a few hours, because then you've done everything and there's nothing left to motivate the player. Still great for a little fun in between.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Without any announcement, Electronic Arts released Battlefield Heroes. Why the secrecy? The free online shooter turns out to be an entertaining game. It's a casual game with almost no tactics to speak of, but it's fast-paced and funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It stats a bit slow, but once Nathan has learned all his special attacks, the fights turn out to be quite a show – despite their occasionally high difficulty. Once you manage a jump combination without touching the floor once, you'll feel euphoric.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Allods Online doesn't re-invent the wheel, but manages to mix old and new extremely well. Once you own your first ship it doesn't feel like a WoW clone either. But it needs a lot of time and friends to play with.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    I respond to the countless explosions only with copious yawns. The action game is not really bad, but it's just not particularly good either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Order of War is like a popcorn war: fast and tasty, a nice little snack, but not a full meal. It's too easy for veterans and not impressive enough for casual gamers. But if you are looking for occasional fast battles, it's a good choice. It won't get less complicated than this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Despite the flaws and the unused potential, the game is still a lot of fun as a casual game. But as a dogfighting game doesn't offer enough realism or a big enough plane selection.