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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    8 point more than the nearly identical predecessor? Yes, because Tropico 4 is a lot more polished and easier to unterstand. And there is a story with surprises and funny radio moderators.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you have even a spark of interest in the space, you should consider purchasing. Kerbal Space Program is complex, but unique.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There's currently not a better real-time campaign anywhere.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What a great obituary for Colin McRae. If you ever need to show someone how today’s game can look like, get Dirt 2. It’s a joy for the eyes and it’s a great racing game, full of action, with great presentation and easy to get into. A few more tracks would have been nice, though. But playing over network alone is worth buying the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The sheer power of storytelling is amazing and shows the way for other games. There are some bugs which could have been ironed out in a few more weeks of development time. But it's still a great game that feels like playing a fantasy novel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    FIFA Manager 10 brings a new visuals with a powerful 3D engine for the matches. We can be a football player, a coach or the president offering many options perfect for the soccer fans. Sadly It has several problems in the matches engine but the game is more focused to the spectacular way than realistic. The best addition is the multiplayer online mode. The best FIFA Manager untill now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Highly recommend for armchair generals with an interest in that epoch of history and lots of time to get into the game.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Thrilling old-school role playing game with total freedom and challenging battles.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Bioshock looks fantastic, sounds fantastic, has more vending machines than all other action games put together and dares not to tell the whole story to inspire your own fantasy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The many missions and unlockables also offer plenty of food for many hours raid pleasure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The first add-on to Dragon Age: Origins continues the story and adds new areas, monsters, quests and skills. It may be a bit short, but it’s a great adventure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's a very motivating game with brilliantly designed levels, a great fantasy satire. Playing the ultimate evil Overlord again is just as funny as the first time and made us laugh a lot while testing the PC version.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The seventh C&C strategy game is a wicked mix of funny ideas, great cut scenes and comical military units. The Soviets have changed the time line again to weaken the USA, but the change also made Japan a super power. The game is great fun, especially the new co-op mode, even though the KI and the graphics engine are not really up to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bikes, speed and fat explosions - one thing is clear: Trials Evolution: Gold Edition had me from the first second.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The mix of hunting, gathering, counquering, improving and leveling is still compelling - but now it's in HD.
    • 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
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is not only a Need for Speed how it should be, it's also a nod to the best part of the series. What a car park! Those car chases! And the rush of speed. And online it's even better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you like classic online RPGs, battles full of action and weird humor, you can't go wrong with this one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Action fans who are not bothered by the bloody presentation should definitely get the game. If you can find a friend to play the ingenious Co-Op mode with, Gears of War is a must-have.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Trackmania 2 builds on the strengths of the predecessors and offers even more fun, experimentation, races decided by milliseconds and a powerful track editor. There's fun for months in it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best Wolfenstein so far. Interesting places, remarkable characters, drama, humor and a story that should make some Hollywood blockbusters feel ashamed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's not just a really good adventure game, it's got something to tell about the innocence of a child and the human trait to ignore inconvenient truths. It's more than just entertainment, it's art.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This new version with polished graphics manages to beat the competition easily. Monkey Island is still one of the best adventures around, maybe still not a 100 percent up to date, but once you're in the Caribbean, you won't care anymore.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Old Republic gives me exactly what I expect as a fan: Star Wars atmosphere till the cow comes home. I can flail around with lightsabers, fight spectacular space battles and roam around on the famous planets from the template. And indeed, the quests comply with genre standards. And well, the combat system is not particularly innovative. But on the other hand I get a customised story for myself, which drives me with the aid of the the dialogue, really cool AI companions and the freedom of choice into the game in an outstanding wise – this is something that I never witnessed in an online role-playing game in this way. I can already see myself levelling up all eight classes to level 50, just to experience the terrific story.
    • GameStar
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's quite confusing: Flatout: Ultimate Carnage is the third game of the series, but at the same time it's the PC conversion of the Xbox 360 game, which was a new version of the PC game Flatout 2. Basically Flatout: Ultimate Carnage is a remake with better graphics and more cars. If you already own Flatout 2, there aren't many new things in the game to justify buying Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, but if you don't, go ahead and get it.