CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 1,151 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,151 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]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rockstar promised that the PC edition of GTA V would be the best way to experience this breathtaking game, and that’s exactly what it is. [06/2015, p.48]
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    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Years go by and Homeworlds remain the best real-time space strategies ever created. [04/2015, p.68]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rocksteady proved once again that they’re in a league of their own. Arkham Knight not only outclassed their two previous Batman games put together, but also turned the whole trilogy into a masterpiece. It’s not just a strong candidate for the Game of the Year title. It’s one of the best games of the decade. [08/2015, p.44]
    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This truly outstanding game raises the bar to new heights that will be extremely hard to reach for BioWare, Bethesda and any other developer. [07/2015, p.38]
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    • 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]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s a freaking masterpiece! Do yourself a favor and experience it if you haven’t done it yet. [06/2015, p.68]
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some nods towards younger generation of gamers it’s still good old Guilty Gear. [03/2014, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has everything required to claim the first place in my private ranking of tower defense games. [03/2014, p.73]
    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As usually Nintendo squeezed every last drop of fun out of a simple idea. [04/2015, p.59]
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    • 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]
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