GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,194 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 29% 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:
1194 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Innovative but quite repetitive horror adventure. Blindness as game mechanic is fascinating, but can't really shine.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is only eight hours long, but full of spectacular and varied scenes. It's a lot of fun, but too linear, and the use of generic weapons, imprecise controls and inconsistent graphics show a lack of fine-tuning.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Compared to the ageless original, Back in Action is indeed not a milestone of the genre - but it's certainly a solid tactical game. Because the plan & go mode works, the selection of mercenaries and weapons is huge and I'm engaged for weeks with the liberation of Arulco.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s like a mediocre clone of the Splinter Cell games, but not as good as far as level design or free roaming are concerned. But the story is captivating and it's a refreshing change from all those WW2 action games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Seen purely as a game Valiant Hearts is average at best. But it's not just a game, but an interactive and therefore sustained-history lesson about one of the darkest chapters in human history.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Star Trek fans can't miss this experience, but the lacking content and some problems leave a bad taste in our mouths.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It may look a bit dry and Whitechapel could have been filled with more life, but it's fun to hunt Jack the Ripper with both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Watson is more than just a sidekick this time, even though both heroes are played quite similar. The best Sherlock Holmes game from Frogwares so far.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I was initially a little put off. The optics of Jazz Punk are primitive, the humor is anything but subtle. First, the gags seemed to me abundant infantile. But the longer I played, I had more pleasure in the game worlds in discovering all the jokes and some ideas from the developers that are just awesome.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Absolver still offers too little long-term motivation, but the combat system and the exciting multiplayer dynamics show potential.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The developers' love for detail, which is apparent in the characters of the Jericho team, is missing otherwise: the levels are linear and sometimes monotonous, the enemies always act the same way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Great setting, but it's more or less another Call of Duty clone with some nice ideas. But everything feels like the game just had to be released, so a lot of potential hasn't been realised yet. Maybe that's something for the sequel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    DSC: Black Shark is full of technical details and you should read the 488 pages of the PDF manual, because the tutorials only show a handful of the functions. It's a tough and realistic simulation with 130 missions and a mission editor and especially fun in co-op missions over LAN or the internet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    To have fun with this game, there need to be a lot of players and able commanders. If you find some with matching abilities, the game is extremely entertaining. But that's a rare case.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Lincoln Clay's personal vendetta offers a thrilling story and a great setting, but a lot of the game is just grunt work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a heart-warming and funny game between all those shooters and dark action games, this is the one for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The faultlessly working speech recognition of Tom Clancy's Endwar achieves its objective: you really feel like a military leader - at least for one hour, because in terms of speed and precision the human voice is still inferior to controlling the game with a mouse. The game itself resembles World of Conflict, but doesn't come close. Especially the game balance needs to be fixed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A thrilling first person shooter with some flaws. If it wasn't for those unnecessary action interludes it would have been much better and probably even a great game.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    It's a sold simulation if you like the genre but with several bugs and unnecessary mini games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It’s not a third expansion, just a well done mini-campaign. The adventure takes place in busy Westgate and some smaller areas, there is no world outside of the city walls. There are a lot of things to do, weird characters to meet and dialogues which even surpass the quality of the main game from time to time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The time for original concepts and new genres is not over yet. Defense Grid: The Awakening is a highly motivating game, it's not easy, but not unfair and there are always new elements added to the game. There's no story and the controls are not perfect, but the game can still glue you to your chair for days.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's not as good as Mount & Blade: Warband. There may be a story driven campaign, but less complexity. The captain mode isn't what it's meant to be and there are still some bugs to fix. And there are better and free mods, so why pay for that one?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Recore is a refreshing mix of platformer and shooter at heart, but also an action adventure that suffers from too much slack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Good Formula One racing sim, but with lots of wasted potential regarding features, penalties and damage midel.

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