GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 853 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: 28 out of 853
853 game reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Scorpion: Disfigured uses some well-known features from other games, like weapon and character improvements (Deus EX) or psychic abilities (System Shock 2). But nothing really works well, not even shooting, which feels like throwing cotton balls. For a shooter, that's the final nail in the coffin and this game should be buried.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Only the fact that games like this are rare on PC may make Garshasp an interesting game for some people. But we hardly had any fun with it. What did the developers do during the three years of development time?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    We didn't expect part 2 to be better than part 1, but it scores 49 instead of the 48 points of the predecessor. Only 33 more Harry Potter games to go to be as good as the first one from 2002.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    After this shock I must urgently re-play something better. For example, Aliens: Colonial Marines.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This is Harry Potter and the Deadly Shallows. It's only six hours long, but just as boring and confusing as the book and just as bad as the console versions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    There's just one basic problem with Pirates of Black Cove: the developers forgiot to deliver a game. What's the point of all the items and upgrades if nothing really makes a difference?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It feels rushed and it's probably only good as a reminder how unapproachable team shooters have been at the turn of the millennium.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Neil Gaiman should have stuck to writing, too complex for kids, too boring for adults.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Lovely Planet wants to hammer home that it is sweet, crazy and colorful. But unfortunately, this is all just a facade. Underneath it's a superficial shooter that offers little variety and I can always shoot down the same boring tube passages.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I could fill novels with what is wrong with Postal 3. To shorten the whole thing, three words are enough: I am shocked. Not by the representation of violence and the scabrous knee-slappers, that many people see in the series. No, I'm shocked that Postal 3 turns out to be a technically older than dirt data cluster with lame gameplay, which has absolutely nothing really individual anymore. Oh dear, Postal 3 stimulates not even controversial discussions! In the end, it consists only of trivial game mechanics, which were copied cheesy from other games and have nothing to do with Postal itself anymore. Thereby Postal 3 is one of the biggest disappointments of 2011 for me. What have the developers just done for all eight years?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The renovation fails: not only are the new additions crooked and wrong, they also bring the really solid foundation down.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Instead of being an entertaining horror game, I’m Not Alone seems to be a zombie itself. Should you see it somewhere, remember zombie rule number one and run for your life.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I would like to like that game because of its B-movie story and because of the natural-disaster-weapon. But as far as game design is concerned everything is just plain wrong: controls, AI and path finding.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The War Z is plagued by too many mistakes, but the developers seem to be unprofessional. I've watched the development of the game for too long now - without realizing improvement.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Do you have a six year old son who likes to watch CSI? Then this is the game for him. There's a shattered body lying next to the Empire State building, so we start collecting evidence all around it: Pretzels, empty cans, flowering pots and rubber ducks. That doesn't make any sense? That's right, this just a simple game of "find the hidden object" with a thin story and some CSI people. Asking 30 Euros for all that is nothing but a rip-off. Well done, Ubisoft.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 23 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    The subtitle of Flatout 3 is "Chaos & Destruction". Quite appropriate: This impudence sparked in me an unexpected destructive frenzy so far. And after throwing my gamepad about twentyseventimes through my office, it was also there, indeed, pretty chaotic. The subtitle, however, remains the only promise that redeems Flatout 3 - the rest is utter misnomer. Here is pursued, in the most shameless way, to flog off an abysmal racing game with a known name to unsuspecting fans of the series. Flatout has not deserved this!
    • 40 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stupid name, stupid game. There are some games which will be remembered because of their quality. And then there are others which we would like to forget, but can't - because of their stupidity. This game is one of the latter, causing sore eyes and ears.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.