GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,197 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 1.4 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:
1197 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With Nex Machina, Housemarque managed to create a balancing act between retro and modern gaming, thanks to precise controls and impressive effects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Lucasarts has found a worthy heir: Daedalic from Germany. The game may deal with rubbish, dirt and crap, but there is only one word to describe Deponia: terrific!
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Everything that was great has been improved, but there are some problems with the controls and the growing difficulty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Only those who thoroughly deal with the fine adjustments of his car will have really great fun with the title. Accordingly racing game Newbies should stick to lighter fare.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This add-on improves the gameplay and the atmosphere of an already great game. It's the sole ruler of the city builder genre.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A world full of heroes, dangers and adventures with a story deeply embedded onto the lore of Warcraft. The best add-on so far.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Shogun 2 takes the series back to its roots and got rid of a lot of complicated and confusing details. Now it's possible to concentrate on the really important tasks again: battles, ruling the country and cursing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Same hero, same era, same game mechanics – but surprisingly huge, with well designed missions and a great atmosphere. But you should have played Assassins's Creed 2 to know what's going on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Three Brothers, one woman, one destiny: the tragic story of the McCalls in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is one of the best ever told in an action game. If you're looking for a diverse (albeit linear) shooter with a great story, duels and chases, this is the game for you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Lots of content, full of variety and extremely will written. This is a well-done add-on for a low price.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway offers the best gameplay and narrative of all three parts of the series. It's a thrilling shooter, tells a haunting story that shouldn't leave anyone untouched and the cut scenes are fantastic. The AI has a few bugs, but most of the time the other soldiers act convincingly intelligent. The best "Brothers in Arms" so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a great game with a good story and presentation, but maybe it could have been even better with a bit more of development time. Nontheless, Dragon Age 2 is a new masterpiece from Bioware.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Great atmosphere and story as before, but visually it's a great step forward and recommended for new players.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Death of the Outsider doesn't offer a better story than Dishonored 2, but more freedom in terms of gameplay creates better entertainment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s an end times RPG with a huge atmospheric world, but with fewer odd stories than Fallout 3 and full of standard quests. Even the main story falls a bit short.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    As far as gameplay is concerned it's a huge step forward - and a step back for AI and graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Accessible and clever racing entertainment, especially great in multiplayer mode and it looks great, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Playing cards is just something for the elderly? Not Battleforge. The game combines card collecting with fast real-time strategy. After the good tutorial you have to digest a lot of information. Just imagine starting a strategy game with the last mission. But it's worth hanging on, there are a lot of possibilities. The game even looks good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A classic adventure game masterpiece with great puzzles that never leaves the player alone or clueless what to do next. If you like the classic adventure games, go and buy it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a playable zombie movie. Would you like to hunt down the infected or rather rip human flesh to shreds? What may look like a simple shooter turns out to be very challenging, scary and a lot of fun. The game may be short, but with great replay value and different ways to play like versus mode or co-op mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    RIFT doesn't repeat the mistakes of Age of Conan or Warhammer Online, where high-level players had nothing to do except being bored. Lots of quests, PVP, exploring, crafting and instances – there's a lot to do right from the start and even after level 50.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Pyre is a picturesque little masterpiece that impresses with its dense atmosphere as well as with its gameplay qualities.

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