GameStar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,164 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 1.3 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:
1164 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If you like those kind of games, it's probably the best of the last 25 years. It's a game of extremes, the graphics are simply annoying, but it can keep you playing one level for a whole day.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Currently, I still hope that a simple replacement function for user-generated challenges or even entire campaigns will be available again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It doesn't really manage to combine brains and entertainment. That's a pity because it could be a great game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's half-time for Tales of Monkey Island. The third of five episodes is good entertainment, but the puzzles are getting worse. Most of the fun comes from comical situations and the weird characters, not from the game itself. Instead of getting harder, it gets easier.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It may have some old fashioned charm, but its age clearly shows. Controls and game design are out of date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    At its core, this is a fantastic port oft he Alien franchise into gaming. However, the almost too-strong Alien can be frustrating at times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The Witcher could have been a much better roleplaying game if it wasn't for it's long loading times, unnecessary traveling, uncomfortable handling and bugs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you were hoping that Tales of Monkey Island would at least end in some kind of fireworks of ideas, you will be disappointed. Dull and without creativity, this is how Telltale ends the series. It's well meant, but disappointing. It's not bad, but just not enough for Monkey Island.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Vessel annoyed me at first with the more sub-optimal control, but the more I've played, the more fun but I had it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It can be fun, even addictive, but the overly complicated controls and bugs prevent it from being a great game. Wait for patches.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I would recommend Ground Zeroes without hesitation were it not for the extremely short playing time.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Did you spend countless hours with tower defense games? Anomaly: Warzone Earth turns the tables and offers tower offense. Presentation, controls and mission design are well done, so it's well worth the money.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worldplay, grog and atmosphere, but still quite weak puzzles - the fourth episode of Tales of Monkey Island offers good entertainment, including the well known problems of all episodes so far. Only the great presentation prevents the game from mediocrity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It starts like a great game with a fantastic horror atmosphere, but then turns into a B-movie with a convoluted story and absurd puzzles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    We expected much more from this game. It's a bit short with just 12 hours from start to finish, but it has a certain charm. It's fun to play around with abilities and upgrades and the story is entertaining, but the game itself is just slaughter and violence with a lack of variety.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    iRacing is a very tough simulation and can only be recommended to gamers immune to frustration. Only real motoring fans should pay a monthly fee and even more for additional packs. The graphics give the impression of an unfinished beta, but at least the atmosphere between the players is always friendly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This little game is an insiders' tip and clearly worth the small price. A few real puzzles would have made the game even better.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The quality of the Rainbox Six-series has reached an all-time low. The AI opponents don't take cover properly and then don't even realize when they are hit. The story doesn't seem to be connected to Rainbow Six: Vegas and some scenes in the game are simply absurd. It feels like Vegas 2 was made out of bits and pieces that didn't make it through quality control when the predecessor was made. Great controls and game mechanics can't save the game from being mediocre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the PC conversion of the console game Birds of Prey. It's a bit short for an action game, doesn't offer enough options to be a simulation and still it's worth playing, mainly because there are no alternatives and Wings of Prey has great graphics worth seeing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's longer, funnier and more diverse than the first game, so it's simply better. But we really want to see a better character system – or more of that kind of humor in Diablo 3.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    On the one hand, there are the open world and the freedom to do what you want to do, on the other hand, the world is lifeless. It's a great game for some people, but the opposite for most.

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