GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,356 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 1.5 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:
1356 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Six little ninjas have to save animals and fight an evil samurai warlord. Each of the ninjas has its own special ability, like stopping time, playing a flute to slow down enemies or use a hammer to smash opponents. It's a simple game but it's a lot of fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It may be a simple game with unspectacular graphics, a thin story and an out-of-date presentation, but it's still good enough to be played occasionally. If you liked Blazing Angels, you can't go wrong with Heroes over Europe.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It's obvious that the scope of this game has been too much for the first project of an independent studio. More time, money and experience would have improved the game a lot.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Great atmosphere, a great settings, heroes and villains built by the players - and still it's not enough for a great game. Most of the quests are too easy, usually it's no problem to fight opponents up to four levels above your own characters, so there's no need to group with other players. So why play an online game?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It's quite short. The credits were rolling after less than seven hours. The weak presentation is just as annoying as the question why the game deprives the player of lots of exciting situations. There are better games of the genre like Rainbow Six: Vegas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It may be called like a hard disk defrag program, but it's a fast multi-player shooter The single player campaign can't keep up with the fast multi-player battles, but it's just there to prepare you for the real battles with real people.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This is the second episode of Tales of Monkey Island. It's as good as the first part, no more, no less. It's fun for 3 or 4 hours, but the puzzles are too easy, the graphics and the controls could be better. Where are the long and challenging puzzles? Where's Monkey Island?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    One of the most disputed game series is back and expectations are as big as the name. It turns out to be a decent game, but there are not enough innovation to make it a great game. The multi-player mode is entertaining, but not as good as it was.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    Windchaser really is like a fresh breeze, with a handful of new ideas for roleplay/strategy games. Using the old game of scissors, paper, stone and enhancing it through character talents, morale, counter attacks and combos leads to complex battles, but can make it difficult to estimate the outcome. The mission design is a good mix of conquering sectors, using the mobile base and tactical battles. Choices have logical consequences and take the player through two well done campaigns.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It takes two or three hours until the game really takes off, but then the thrilling story with lots of objectives unfolds with nightmarish drama. The inventory system is one of the dumbest every created, but if you like thrilling adventures you should give it a go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again Paradox offers a strategy game on a global scale, perfect for retirement, taking a year off or spending your life in solitude. It's dry presentation is full of statistics and details. If you've got enough patience, this game could keep you occupied for years.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The fights are fun, but the same opponents and surroundings become boring very fast. There's no story to speak of, which is a shame regarding a license like Watchmen. The arguments between both heroes and the multi-player mode are fun, though.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The basic gameplay is always the same: send your fleet to the east, sell your goods, buy goods, send the fleet home and repeat. Except for a sea battle from time to time, there's not enough diversity, no special missions, no hidden areas, no buried treasures.
    • 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.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    It's hard to understand why they haven't managed to solve the technical problems. If you don't mind the stuttering, the game is a lot of fun, especially with four players. But it's probably worth waiting for a patch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Guinea pigs are not the usual heroes. But in G-Force the little animals are part of a secret squad that has to stop the villain Saber. The game follows the movie, almost looks as good, but is clearly meant to be played by younger players.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game has been out in Russia for almost two years and now proves to be an insiders’ tip. The maps are huge, up to 25 square kilometers and there are up to 1.500 units on them. The graphics are dated, the background music can be annoying, but the game itself is thrilling and offers a lot of tactical depth.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a good adventure game, but for veterans of the series it's still disappointing. It's obvious that Telltale tried to make the best out of a small budget, but Monkey Island deserves better than that. It hurts to see the greatest adventure series being cut into little pieces.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This game shows how beautiful two-dimensional games can be. Physics, graphics and music all have been created with affection. Trine could have been a bit more challenging and funny, but if you liked World of Goo, this is a game for you.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter 4 turns out to be as good as we hoped. If you've never played a Street Fighter game or even one of the other games of the genre, this is your chance to do so. Countless modes and characters promise fun for several months. Similar games will have a hard time trying to be any better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Beginners will have fun playing the game, more experienced players will be more challenged by the imprecise controls than by the opponents. Technically the game is years behind the competition.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Even though Ice Age 3 is definitely targeting a very young audience, it is still fun to jump through the levels. But it lacks the funny bits – except for Scrat – and the story of the movie. Still, it's one of the better licensed games out there and probably worth a try if you're looking for a game for the kids.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Rise of Flight offers great and realistic battles during the First World War, but without a story and variety it's short-lived fun. But there's no comparable game out there where you can just go and fly into battle without much hassle. A joystick is recommended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    ARMA 2 doesn't seem to be a finished game. The AI is cheating, physics and controls are out of date and the game is full of annoying bugs. That the game manages to look great from time to time doesn't help much. Hopefully Bohemia Interactive will release some patches soon. The game still has a lot of potential.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game can be quite challenging, especially in the round-bases game mode, but after one week you've seen all the game has to offer. Nonetheless it's the perfect game for small tournaments from time to time and to give elves a good thrashing.
    • 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.

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