GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 833 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 1.1 points 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 833
833 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Blacklist takes a big step back. And in a positive sense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a very good Fomula One game, but it's about time to improve the presentations. And what stopped the developers to implement something like Formula BMW or GP2?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Despite its problems ESO is a game that's fun for more than 100 hours and if Zenimax listens to the players, it can even become a great game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    On the one hand Aion offers great player versus player combat, on the other hand the quests are quite boring, like quests to collect a certain amount of items or to kill a certain amount of monsters. But once you're in a great group fighting other players you'll forget the weaker points of the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Frontlines is basically an easy-to-learn shooter with lots of action. But your AI-controlled comrades-in-arms are close to useless because of their stupid behavior. This is the reason why Kaos Studios didn't achive the goal to create a solo campaign that feels like a multiplayer game. In the end, it's a team shooter that plays like an ego shooter - at least as long as you play offline.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even though it doesn't deserve an award for innovation, as far as variety, track design, AI and long-term motivation are concerned, Juiced 2 is far ahead of the competition.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    We don't know how many houses, blockades and towers we've destroyed while playing the game, but it never got boring. If the game had a much better story, it would have been a huge hit. But it's still a very good game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sauron is getting closer! The first add-on increases the scale of the game, adds new classes and items and moves the action a bit more to the east. There a few annoyances regarding game balance and small bugs, but they hardly matter because looking for new quests and leveling up is a lot of fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Worthwhile improvements and additional content - CD Projekt has put great effort into The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. With new animations, new voices, better combat, better controls and two new side quests the game is finally the great adventure the first version should have been. Buyers of the original game can download the additional content free of charge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sequels showing up after less than a year while not showing FIFA in their name usually are a reason for concern. And, for sure, there are only a handful of improvements in this sequel. But each of them makes sense. The dragon is funnier and can do more compared to the spirits of fury, successes have real consequences and shorter ways give the game a new kind of flow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect game, but the surprise of the year: A lot of great gameplay, lots of fresh ideas and a lot of fun. You may like some things more than others, but where else can you annoy a dragon again and again by shouting the name of his nemesis?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Chaos Rising is great addition to Dawn of War 2 and manages to impress with speed, thrilling battles and a motivating story – at the cost of less complexity and strategy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's fun from the first moment on. Venetica offers a great introduction, a fascinating story, great quests and a very charming heroine. If you don't have the time for complex role playing games, but want something more than just an adventure game, then Venetica is for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Are you good or evil? Or both? And should you buy this game? It may not be as good as Mass Effect 2, but it’s still a lot of fun to follow Mike through his adventures, despite some out of date graphics and the dumb AI, because as a role playing game, it just works fine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great comeback for the Lego series with a great love for details and lots of comedy. But it's too easy for seasoned gamers and therefore targeted at a younger audience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Allods Online doesn't re-invent the wheel, but manages to mix old and new extremely well. Once you own your first ship it doesn't feel like a WoW clone either. But it needs a lot of time and friends to play with.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a well done game with surprisingly diverse tasks. It's not too demanding, but there are challenging puzzles to solve and the cut-scenes are probably the funniest of the series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It may not look as nice as Crysis 2, but at least there's a hero to identify with with an interesting story. If you like action without the usual war scenarios, get to Mars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fez
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Finally there is a varied, fascinating game world, a terrific story and tons of content for solo players and groups.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game is not for everybody. It's painfully unfair, has a unique graphics style and tells its story in windows full of text. But it's an unforgettable experience once you give it a chance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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