GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 865 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 1 point 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: 29 out of 865
865 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A step in the right direction: more realism and challange. The missing official licenses and wrong squads and the sometimes buggy AI are the only downsides.
    • 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.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The open world of Crysis is no more and players are confined to long levels, but Crysis 2 offers more speed and more action and still more freedom than the whole Call of Duty series combined. The nanosuit much more important now and a lot easier to use.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once again Codemasters delivers a great racing game, a worthy sequel and a sensible expansion of the game. Just the rain and snow races alone are reason enough to buy the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The small changed could have been sold as a DLC or add-on for F1 2010, but on its own F1 2011 is a first class racing game, challenging in higher levels and very entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Konami has improved the AI a lot and everything just feels smoother and more direct. It's not a revolution, but a more polished and improved version of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wow, what a game!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared to the already great predecessor Chaos on Deponia is even more complex, exciting, diverse and even funnier. It's perfect for Monkey Island fans, duckbills haters and Monty Phython disciples who like those subtle tones in dialogues and stories that will make adult gamers roar with laughter.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My conclusion after eleven hours: Bioshock Infinite is one of the best games I've ever been able to experience. My conclusion after twelve hours: What the hell? Whoever calls the finale "unusual" could denote the Atlantic Ocean as a "wet". Infinite makes me simultaneously gobsmacked, amazed and very pleased - and even after two weeks, I cannot tell you exactly which emotion prevails.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He who does not sweat through at least a T-shirt in an online game of Company of Heroes 2 has already lost or has a downright frosty soul.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great playable, fun and always challenging football simulation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sports game is full of subtleties and nuances.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Lich King doesn’t offer much for new players, it’s made for experienced players. It increases the scale of the game, adds a few new bits and improves the game while still using the same well known and polished game mechanics. This may sound boring, but it’s absolutely not.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game is a very intense experience, no doubt at all. It mixes fast action with slow passages and perfectly done scripts. But it could have been much better had someone with talent written the story. It’s full of logical errors and gaps the size of the Grand Canyon… and the massacre on the airport only serves to show the missing tactfulness of the developer. But it’s a brilliant game, nonetheless.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Rockstar has managed to make Max as a character so compelling that the guy alone bears the full story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Darksiders 2 is larger, more varied and more motivating than the first game, and all game elements - be it story, battle, puzzle or skill pad - engage almost perfectly. I would have preferred a slightly more modern technology backbone and more fine-tuned mouse and keyboard controls. But these are small things that I forgive in such a captivating game as this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A huge, interesting era of ancient Europe come to life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Telling the story of Psycho, who appeared in Crysis, too, the game feels a bit like playing deleted scenes from the first game. But lots of things are improved, there are more scripts, even better graphics and the cut-scenes are better, too. If you like fast action and couldn't care less about the story then Crysis Warhead is for you. If you haven't played Crysis and don't know what's going on, you may feel a bit lost, though.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the first great game of 2010. It’s a worthy successor to the first game and a fast paced science fiction drama. Maybe no one except Bioware really knows how to tell stories and create believeable characters. It’s more than just a role playing game and also technically advanced.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On the one hand, this could have been a less expensive DLC for Left 4 Dead, just like it was done for Team Fortress 2. On the other hand, we don’t really care, once we’ve chocked someone to death as a Smoker or hit someone with our fist as a Charger. That’s only possible in Left 4 Dead 2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a complete make-over of the series. It’s faster, more diverse, more flexible and because of these changes it’s extremely thrilling, too. There are a lot of ways to win, so trying out new strategies is very entertaining.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the best WoW so far and that's true in every aspect of the game. It's a bit too easy, but it has the most original quests of every other MMORPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.