GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,196 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 94 Crysis
Lowest review score: 19 Cityconomy
Score distribution:
1196 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A lot of the usual equipment is missing, which doesn't matter too much because of the great atmosphere. But in the long run after getting all the gold medals, we'll go back to the main game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    That’s how a sequel should be done. There’s a better story and a much more charming hero. Even the few flaws of the game can’t hurt the great overall impression.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exemplary remaster of a classic shooter which is still a milestrone of the genre as far as gameplay is concerned.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic, stylishly updated, for a fair price. Even without the nostalgia bonus it's a great adventure full of humor and weird characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirt Rally is the best rally simulation at the moment and one of the best racing games of all time. Beginners will find it to be quite difficult.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Fast and thrilling matches, precise controles - Rocket League is a multiplayer heavyweight. Server problems are testing your patience though.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Talos Principle manages to mix its philosophical groundwork with the story. It also has great and rewarding puzzles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Skylines has already exceeded my high expectations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have a lot of fun with the puzzles, most are wonderfully tricky, but still logical.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, Inquisition is an all around excellent game...A beautiful fantastic world, a great roleplaying game - but not as good as Dragon Age: Origins
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its a funny adventure with a great narrative and will entertain Borderland fans and new players alike.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The brute battles, the use of role-playing elements and the fast multi-play mode are exciting, but as far as mission design, story and balance are concerned, Dawn of War 2 doesn't live up to its potential. Relic created a novel strategy game, but the discrepancy between the more technical parts of the game and its mission design and story is obvious. Still, it's not a bad game at all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Hotline Miami has managed to captivate me from the beginning to the end.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sauron is getting closer! The first add-on increases the scale of the game, adds new classes and items and moves the action a bit more to the east. There a few annoyances regarding game balance and small bugs, but they hardly matter because looking for new quests and leveling up is a lot of fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's in bad taste, disgusting, difficult to digest - so it's a true and worthy South Park game. It's captures the humour and has lots of great ideas. Still, it's no RPG, it's all about the fun we all know from the TV series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Old school stealth tactics game in a modern style with motivating and great level design that requires strategic finesse.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Capcom has done an excellent implementation for the PC.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A modern retro platformer that plays in the same league as the classics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic driving experience, but the career mode is disappointing and there's no weather system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Machinarium is the most unusual adventure of 2009. It's part of the game to find out how everything works and what you have to do. What happens if you turn this machine on or pull that lever? Bit by bit everything makes sense and only at the end of the game you'll understand it. This game is a step in the right direction to evolve video games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you win, it's because you planned your moves right and not because you've been lucky. And if you lose, then just because of your bad planning. This makes Frozen Synapse different and so motivating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The interesting characters and the thrilling story were worth the wait. Now let's hope the second episode can keep up this kind of quality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Chaos Rising is great addition to Dawn of War 2 and manages to impress with speed, thrilling battles and a motivating story – at the cost of less complexity and strategy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 scores right in the core area of first-person-shooters: action. Players who like some logic and a good story even in a first-person-shooter will have their problems with Far Cry 2. Ubisoft's Africa is beautiful, but life in all its glory is missing most of the time. Travelling takes a long time and you are forced to make absurd detours because of mountains and valleys. Far Cry 2 can be reproached with a lot of things, but once the Savannah is burning they are forgotten, at least temporarily, because fighting the APF and UFLL is so much fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.

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