GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,154 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:
1154 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A jump and run with puzzles. Average gameplay, but great story and atmosphere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Instead of being some kind of "Best of" Need for Speed: Underground is nothing more than an uninspired generic racing game with high hardware requirements. It's a good game, but still very disappointing, because the good parts of the game are just like in NfS: Most Wanted and the new bits don't work very well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Less story, action and poor characters, but a larger area to explore and lots of fights. Maybe that's what you are looking for, but a thrilling story and diverse quests would have been better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's like an alternative Fallout with simple turn-based fights and old school atmosphere. A good tip for Fallout veterans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The "little brother" of GTA is loaded with action, variety and over-the-top characters and some mission can even be more fun than GTA IV. But the PC-conversion with all it's faulty controls, graphical errors and other annoying bugs needs to fixed soon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • GameStar
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The second add-on to Company of Heroes offers new campaigns, new multi-play modes and new units - but not enough of anything: only one small episode instead of a new campaign, only one map for each multi-player mode and just a few alternative units instead of new factions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A beautiful and complex sandbox game full of activities without a real endgame, lots of grind and weak PvE.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you don't expect the promised but mostly missing D&D rules, this can be a very entertaining RPG. Otherwise you will be disappointed. The editor is useless (for now).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Lots of retro feeling, small scale. Only real fans of the 80s' transformers will enjoy Devastation. Sorry kids, these are not the Transformers you're looking for.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's still a good hockey game, but all in all it's the same game sold four years in a row anyway. While EA Sports polishes the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, it neglects the PC version, e.g. it's impossible to change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and the maximum resolution is 1280x1024. Time for 2K Sports to step in with it's NHL 2k- series. It worked for NBA 2k9.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The creativity put into this game is more than enough for three games, but behind the art there's not much diversity. But we still wanted to know how the story ends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Atmospheric dino-adventure with great visuals, but a minuscule amount of content and a story without depth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A little more intelligent AI would have made the stealth and evasion exciting passages, taking somewhat more precise control of some frustrating moments. However, Warp is a nice game, everyone should try this one, especially since it only costs ten euros.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that is just ok. It's fun, but not thrilling or clever.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The first expansion for Red Alert 3 comes without a multiplayer mode. Producer Amer Ajani said there was need to care about game balance in single player missions. But in Uprising, some missions are highly frustrating and unfair, mainly because of the starting conditions and scripted encounters, others are almost boring. EA has gone too far disregarding game balance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Imperium Romanum is fun, but it could have been so much better. There is no story to connect the varied missions -- that causes the game to feel lifeless and shallow. It's a shame, because it looks beautiful and is full of ideas, but fails in vital areas.
    • 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?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Quotation Forthcoming
    • 55 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Saw
    This action adventure is just like the movies: dark, bloody and always copying itself. The villain of the game and his plots are the game’s greatest asset. But there’s not enough substance behind the great presentation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The game feels like it came out a few years too late. GTA is much more modern in every way, but the strategy elements are unique and can be a lot of fun. On the other hand, the game is far too violent. That some opponents are immortal except when brutally executed just serves one purpose: voyeurism - and plays into the hands of people asking for video games to be banned.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's a very sloppy port and even 4K doesn't improve the old fashioned graphics. But that doesn't mean it's a bad game, it's still a rich and easy to learn beat-em-up. Those are rare on PC.