CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 955 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 10 Farming Simulator
Score distribution:
955 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I had huge expectations and was nearly certain that the game would fail to live up to them. Fortunately I was wrong – From Software miraculously managed to improve on nearly perfect Dark Souls. [04/2014, p.56]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 will force you to make tough decisions on a galactic scale. You have to think them through and you feel bad about yourself afterwards. It really kicked me in the emotional equivalent of testicles. What a spectacular finale to the trilogy! [April 2012, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I played dozens of point’n’click games over the years and The Dream Machine might be the best of them all. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best thing in the space shooters genre, or – to be precise – the 'bullet hell' subgenre. [November 2011, p.83]
    • CD-Action
    • 57 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something pretty, scary and uncommon, Ice-Pick Lodge’s game is an excellent choice. Instead of 3 hours needed to complete Knock-knock I’ve already got 15 on my timer and I don’t regret any of it. [12/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games for new consoles. Maybe even the best one. [Nov 2014, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Skyrim has some minor issues but as a whole is a brilliant RPG. It offers you a wonderful world full of legends and mysteries, tens of guilds and factions that you can join, freedom and myriad of side quests, a great character development and an extensive crafting system. It was very close to receiving 10/10. [December 2011, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar did not have to try hard – GTA V would sell on new consoles even it was the same game as before. It’s hard to underestimate both their ambition and effort to make their latest offering something more than a simple reissue. The new first person view really changes the gameplay and alone is worth your money. [01/2015, p.36]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game’s playability puts to shame everything that’s been released for the new generation of consoles. [06/2014, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great visuals, wonderful audio, varied gameplay, interesting idea for internet co-op and remarkable atmosphere make this Journey unforgettable. [April 2012, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although in terms of gameplay mechanics The Old Republic closely resembles World of Warcraft, it's not just another MMO. It's a full-blooded RPG that makes your character important from the start and tells stories that are worth following. It also allows you to enjoy them alone if you're not keen on that whole multiplayer thing. There are a lot of unknowns in TOR's future but I keep my fingers crossed for it to be bright. [February 2012, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An essence of pure, unpretentious fun, a work of geniuses with untamed creative powers. I simply can’t imagine a human being that will not enjoy this wonderful, beautiful game. [CD-Action 11/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There was nothing in the way of Age of Wonders III maintaining the quality level of its predecessors. But that did not happen and instead of another solid title we got a game that will make every armchair strategist cry... tears of joy. [05/2014, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I tried to criticize this game for something but it really does age like a good wine and today tastes even better than in 1998. In most cases digging up the gaming past leads to disappointment but this time I was having a blast. [August 2011, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Let’s put it plainly: if you don’t play Saints Row IV, it means you hate having fun. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.40]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For many developers creating a new edition of last year's best sports game would be an overwhelming task. But not for the guys behind NBA 2K12, who coped with it brilliantly. [November 2011, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game makes you crawl like a goddamn worm, in constant fear of being squashed. I was scared to leave the closet I was hiding in, because the monster was somewhere out there. [Dec 2014, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the distinguishing features of the series – the Templars, parkour and brutal assassinations – are here, but now they are not the core, they are just elements of the best pirate game ever, of a Red Dead Redemption at sea. [13/2013, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best hack’n’slash I've played in recent years. If the visuals are not the most important aspect for you and what you crave is a juicy adventure in a growing world (subsequent acts are on their way) full of monsters to slay, skills to acquire and loot to collect, you need to give Path of Exile a try. [13/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best looking 2D titles of this year and a game that you can spend 50 or 100 hours with and still not have enough. And if you have three friends to enjoy the co-op mode with, Dragon’s Crown is amazing. [13/2013, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pokemon game since Gold and Silver. It’s worth buying a 3DS. [13/2013, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best way to bid farewell to the retiring consoles is to spend dozens of hours having fun in Los Santos: robbing, abusing illegal substances, breaking all laws and enjoying everything else that GTA V has to offer. And after we finish the game, we should all say loudly: ‘okay, Rockstar girls and boys, it’s high time to make a truly new GTA, not just a gigantic DLC’. [12/2013, p.36]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geralt made it to consoles at last. And in what style! One of the best RPG games in years was ported to X360 almost perfectly – it looks great and plays great. What it lacks is some introduction for those who didn't have the opportunity to play the first game or read Sapkowski's books and therefore might feel lost in The Witcher's world. [June 2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a hard core South Park fan I had tons of fun with The Stick of Truth, I appreciated lots of cool ideas and laughed hard. This is how licensed games should be done – literally every gameplay element was built around the source material to create the illusion of taking part in an episode of the series. [04/2014, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the games that left me thanking God for the possibility to experience electronic entertainment in its contemporary form. [June 2012, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is not only engrossing but also adapts to your actions (e.g killing an important NPC) and lets you make decisions that really do influence the future. The game is nonlinear – every problem has a couple of possible solutions (including violence and stealth), some of which were prepared by the designers while other result from your own creativity. This freedom is the game's greatest strength, but not the only one – dialogues are excellent along with the character development system and the visuals are very nice. Human Revolution is not perfect though – it could benefit from a more modern approach to some elements and more spacious hub areas. It's as good as the first Deus Ex but could have been even better! [Sept 2011, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Take all the beauty of football, all its unpredictability and all emotions it carries, boil it down and what you get is roughly FIFA 13. It's the best, the richest simulation of football ever created. [12/2012, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We waited a whole year for the PC and PS3 versions of Limbo, but it was worth it – it's a pearl one in a million. Games like this just don't age. [September 2011, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been years since we were treated to such a thrilling detective story in a game. It's the best point'n'click title by Frogwares. [12/2012, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing I regret is that Forza Horizon is only available on X360, a platform that doesn't have a decent steering wheel. Still if I had to choose three games to take with me to desert island, two of them would be Forzas – the latest Motorstorm and the new boundless Horizon. [12/2012, p.64]
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