4Players.de's Scores

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For 2,846 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Lowest review score: 1 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
2849 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Pretty visuals and a heart-warming story make this mix of exploration, graffiti- and ghost-puzzles a decent as well as relaxing experience – although one with weaknesses in terms of battle system as well as some technical issues.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Challenging and forceful 2D action-adventure set within a straggly world – each and every of the many deaths will be worthwhile.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    While the roaming through the open world can be fun at times (especially if you are touring with a co-op-team), this amalgam of various elements from other Ubisoft franchises lacks character.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite technical changes necessayr for Switch this still is a grand fantasy epic with loads of interesting interactions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its core this is still a good hockey game. But it is streamlined too much towards arcade-action while offering basically the same content as last year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Charming, silly and full of cleverly placed secrets: Platonic’s 2D platformer is a worthy successor to Donkey Kong Country, but loses its grip toward the end due to the dissatisfying Tonika system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you like silly games mixed with stealth, this charming little indie gem might just be the one for you.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It clearly has some deficits, but despite all of them this is a really good SciFi-puzzle-adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    GRID focuses on the basics, and that is barebones racing. Don’t expect anything beyond that to keep you motivated.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While the mechanics scream for an award Arena suffers from aggressive monetarization and the missing Eternal formats.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Bizarre Souls-like with an interesting anime-design, but flaws in terms of visuals and storytelling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ori on Switch still is a brilliant exploration platformer with constant challenges and an incredible soundtrack that it was for its premiere a few years. Visually it might not be as shiny as the original but Ori makes up for that with improved balance finetuning, among other things.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the most innovative building strategy games in recent years plays very well on consoles. And you have the added bonus of having all add-ons at your disposal, while most of the minor problems that plagued the PC version in the beginning were addressed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The mechbuilding is kinda cool, and so ist controlling these metal monsters. Unfortunately the action is rather mundane and set in pathetic areas.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    No multiplayer, but a multitude of point- and currency-systems. Even though you can unlock a lot for free, the finance model takes a toll on the game design – too much to make this an entertaining party game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Visually dowdy, full of grind and filled with daft decisions for the couch co-op. Even if you are a hardcore-fan of the franchise, you don’t need this. Even less, if you are looking for a decent twinstick shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA 20 stagnates on a solid level. Volta can’t utilize the fresh potential of street football enough while on the pitch the balance between offense and defense is missing.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Northgard looks good and plays well on Switch. The building strategy sports a clever control scheme and ships with all updates. Nonetheless it still keeps some minor flaws.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you like games like The Witness, The Talos Principle or Obduction, this solid puzzle-adventure might scratch your itch.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Enjoyable platformer that would benefit from more variety.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This a very good fight-focused action-adventure. It has some flaws in terms of storytelling as well as visually, but makes up for that with an excellent level design, exploration and motivating character development.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The presentation is incredibly charming, as is the content with its affectionate enhancements to a very endearing od school JRPG.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Although the concept of Koeis musou action works with the heroes of Utawarerumono the scuffproof mechanics feel unsophisticated and rather unspectacular.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The remake of Link’s Awakening shines in a bright new light on Switch with its meaningful enhancements. What a beautiful adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    GRID Autosport shows one thing first and foremost: That Switch is unsuitable as a racing platform if a game wants to show off more than arcade mechanics – even though the combination of mobile gaming and GameCube-controller promises quite some fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It may sport a new name, but still carries too many burdens of the past. The experience can be great, the build-up is pleasantly tactical. But there is way too much wasted potential.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Kylotonn takes a big step. The driving physics are decent and the stages are not only splendidly designed but also challenging.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The looter-shooter-concept is still motivating. But after ten years with only modest progress since the first lootfest on Pandora, it feels a bit dowdy - and don’t forget the occasional technical problem.
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    • 69 Critic Score
    A tactical 2D dungeon crawler that doesn’t even try to hide that it was heavily inspired by Darkest Dungeon. But neither mechanically, in terms of storytelling nor artistically it is nowhere near its role model.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Minimalistic, but quite funny: Attack of the Squirrels connects VR- with smartphone-gamers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It has some mechanical shortcomings and the character behaviour could be more realistic-. But nonetheless GreedFall delivers an atmospheric roleplaying experience with an interesting story set in a baroque fantasy world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall the Switch port of Bulletstorm is technically sound, but sometimes shows its ugly face with bland textures. At its core it is still one of the most entertaining and unusual shooters around, but lacks not only multiplayer-capability but a certain swag to go with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite fascinating mix of dungeon action and pinball-ish brawling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Gears 5 delivers an entertaining campaign with surprisingly open areas, excellent visuals and a bunch of fun (and sometimes fresh) multiplayer modes. But it also suffers from technical glitches and bugs.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The botanical garden is a better fit for the citybuilding world of Anno 1800 than the sunken treasures. Still fresh production lines or new goods are dearly missed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Mechanically you can feel the age of the originals here and then. But visually you can’t tell them apart from contemporary action-adventures - even though they are rough around the edges on Switch sometimes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While the resource collection is quite motivating and delivers a tense experience, the shooter shows some flaws and the pay-to-win option is simply aggravating.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Iceborne, Capcom not only opens a new everfrost hunting area, but improves the game overall.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WoW Classic is a great trip down memory lane into a more quiet but also more rugged Azeroth, including all classic problems and faults.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is thoroughly entertaining, surprisingly well conceived fantasy tactics with a focus on depth. This is a breath of fresh air that doesn’t rely on the typical rock-paper-scissors mechanics.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    At its core, this mixture of action-adventure, evolution and prehistoric survival is interesting, but held back massively by a bunch of cumbersome and badly explained mechanics as well as clumsy controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great competitive shooter if you are willing to invest time and can accept the slow character progress.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The constant hunt for the bigger better loot shows its age here and then - but still packs quite a punch. Just don’t expect a local co-op mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wreckfest on consoles remains a steady source of destructive racing fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With smart enhancements and general improvements Beyond is even better then Next, while the PSVR-enhancements literally give this game a new dimension.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story and world lore could be more defined, but Remnant delivers an adrenaline-fueled intelligent adventure - kind of Dark Souls with brute shooter flair.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Mystical, but sometimes bland and generic action rpg from the makers of I am Setsuna delivering solid entertainment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inspired by games like Journey or Limbo, Lone Sails draws you in on Switch with charming music and an expressive art design. An emotional trip through an apocalypse void of humans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Quite some un-intense idling, frustrating script bugs and some plainly disruptive elements will leave you disillusioned and horrified for all the wrong reasons.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Atlus could have taken the easy way out and simply release the old game with improved visuals - and that would have been a hit. But add to that new story elements, freshly produced cutscenes, revamped puzzles and a third women inserted into this beautifully weird love story, you’ll get an instant classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This might as well be Platinum’s most ambitious game yet. And while they definitely don’t hit every mark, the technical achievement and the mix of varied elements will help you over a few shortcomings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    For the start of this anthology Supermassive Games serves up a short, but intense horror-trip that will draw some comparisons to Until Dawn, but show offs interesting multiplayer options.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    In theory Erica shows off a very interesting plot. The picturization, though, is unemotional and rigid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On one hand Remedy shows off nicely executed action mixing ballistic and supernatural elements in destructible environments, while on the other presenting unusual design flaws. But everything is kept together by a good script that draws inspiration from David Lynch and the likes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Trover is totally wacky - which makes this such an entertaining VR experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Visually captivating narrative adventure with interesting ideas which become routine too soon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A courageous blend of jump&run, rhythm game, musical theater and story-based adventure. I just can warm up completely to the audiovisual presentation, which is too retro for its own good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rather short, but captivating shoot-em-up with a clever color-coordinated scoring system.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    A nice and entertaining routine expansion for the world of the Sims. It lacks some depth, though.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    With its active character development and the local co-op play the Enhanced Edition of Redeemer is slightly better than the visceral barebone brawler in its original form.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blazing Chrome tries to take the identity of Contra 3 and stops just short of getting Konamis lawyers involved. Nonetheless you might consider getting the Contra Anniversary Collection instead, which gives you more bang for your buck.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This re-imagination of the SNES classic ActRaiser feels sluggish and superficial.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The turn-based tactics are deep and challenging, in short: on top of their game. Everything else though, from the narrative to most of the boring side-quests, is hit-and-miss.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The physics system is convincing, but VR implementation is as lackluster as the amount of content.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Visually this interactive experience directed by Heavy Rain’s David Cage and starring Elaine Page as well as Willem Dafoe is stunning, but the mechanics as well as the narrative are mostly average.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Challenging as well as mesmerizing arcade action merging classic bullet hell with interesting fresh ideas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Team Ninja takes Marvel’s super heroes in a new direction, leading them even further now from being the stars of an action rpg to taking on the baddies in an almost classic 3D-brawler.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A wild, intense ride perfectly suited for VR. It lacks detail in certain areas, but this nonetheless is something special.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even ten years after its premiere, this interactive thriller from David Cage is still great. Sometimes you can sense the age when it comes to visuals, but if you haven’t played this yet, you are in for a treat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visceral VR action places itself somewhere between The Matrix’ Neo, Max Payne and Raiden from Metal Gear Solid, but is held back slightly by the technical limitations of PlayStation VR.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast and precise old-school shooter, sometimes not challenging enough and with redundant enemy waves, but also filled with imaginative locations and spacious levels.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid old-school dungeon crawler with quite challenging puzzles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you miss your daily dose of Advance Wars or need more in the likes of Wargroove, this is a definite recommendation. A charming and varied turn-based strategy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    In a lot of detail areas far better than its predecessor the rather disappointing fight system as well as the story structure and execution with its boring dialogue boxes hold this worldbuilder back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In addition to the framerate issues non-existent in its PS4- or One-siblings and the non-optimized controls, some probably well meant gameplay additions backfire, making this the least desirable entry in the Re-Mars-tered versions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Ambitious dualstick action with randomly generated levels and love-it-or-hate-it retro-design that mostly unsuccessful tries to emulate games like Enter the Gungeon.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This is dreary, sometimes plain boring and frustrating. Even if you get into the mechanics thanks to YouTube-videos (!), there are way too many shortcomings.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    In terms of content far less voluptuous than its main characters and with sub par pinball physics, this doesn’t give you much bang for your buck.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Strategically this is a powerhouse, but in terms of presentation, accessabiltiy and structure this is a step back compared to its predecessor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An entertaining old school RPG with polarizing hit-or-miss humor and below-par visuals.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Below par and slightly censored 2D roleplaying experience with an active time battle system that stays bland throughout.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So this what happens if you put a 2D-Max-Payne, Bulletstorm and The Club in a blender. Unfortunately the visceral action suffers from some visual hiccups.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sea of Solitude is an atmospheric fairy tale, that handles topics like phobias, conflict and depression in a thoroughly competent way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The mixture of base building, expansion and defense works well - especially in survival mode. The campaign is a big disappointment, though.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Bigger and incredibly intuitive to use: Even with its online problems and some irritating constraints, this is a highlight for creative Jump&Run-builders.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The battle system as well as the ability mechanics are interesting, but Dragon Star Varnir seriously suffers from a lackluster presentation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There simply is no digital adventure that can capture the unique horror of H.P. Lovecraft. The Sinking City tries hard, but ultimately finds its demise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Codemasters delivers its best Formula One game to date.

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