GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 918 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 918
918 game reviews
    • 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
    • 73 Critic Score
    A better weapon balance, more victory conditions, more diplomacy options and ground assaults that are not at least completely soporific - there is still a lot that could be improved.
    • 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
    • 72 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Only the fleet magic system, although it has its flaws, is a real highlight for me.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's a very sloppy port and even 4K doesn't improve the old fashioned graphics. But that doesn't mean it's a bad game, it's still a rich and easy to learn beat-em-up. Those are rare on PC.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Syndicate leaves me cold at almost all levels. And where it will not let me cold, it repels me.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Cities XL plays like Sim City from 1988 of City Life from 2006: Building streets and industrial, residential and commercial areas. But once you start building, you realize that a lot of things don't seem to work - because they only will after you've bought playtime. And only then you will be able to buy extra packages. To be fair, one month is included already.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The faultlessly working speech recognition of Tom Clancy's Endwar achieves its objective: you really feel like a military leader - at least for one hour, because in terms of speed and precision the human voice is still inferior to controlling the game with a mouse. The game itself resembles World of Conflict, but doesn't come close. Especially the game balance needs to be fixed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    With lots of different opponents, unpredictable battles, varied battlefields and lots of specializations, Blackguards is one of the most diverse strategy games lately, but it high degree of randomness can be frustrating.
    • GameStar
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Four Spider-Men in four parallel worlds is no guarantee for four times the fun. If the game was comic, we would skip ahead to the cool bits.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's extremely detailed - a bane for casual gamers, a bliss for expert gamers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's quite similar to Panzer Corps but it's still fun to hit the orcs and their boss Ghazghkull Thraka right between the horns.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mothership Zeta offers new opponents, weapons and areas. Whether the expansion pays homage to Mars Attacks, Aliens and Star Wars or most of the important elements have been copied from them, it's fun nonetheless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.