CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 1,049 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 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 Barbie Dreamhouse Party
Score distribution:
1,049 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    How to design an indie game to have it published on Sony’s platforms? It’s easy. The game just has to look nice and there may be some crumbs of gameplay in there somewhere. But not necessarily. If there’s no gameplay, you just call it ‘an experience’, not a game, and everything’s fine. [Nov 2014, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The idea behind Gods Will Be Watching is not bad at all, the prototype was promising, the Kickstarter campaign was successful, but after 15 minutes of playing I was furious. Gods might be watching, but whether you live or die is decided by a random number generator, not them. [10/2014, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I would turn a blind eye to a non-existing level of challenge posed by Yaiba and to excessively simplified combat system, but why is the hero such a yokel?! [06/2014, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All the fights against generic enemies look the same and get boring even faster than the shallow plot and repetitive quests. If you're looking for sleeping pills that also induce nausea I can recommend Faery. [July 2011, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You often have to turn a blind eye to independent games’ shortcomings to enjoy the gameplay, but Darkout is so sloppy that the only reasonable thing to do is deleting the local content. How about a tutorial that can permanently block your progress even if you closely follow the onscreen instructions? [02/2014, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Calling a game with a gameplay based on shadows a shadow of what it could’ve been is a cheap trick. So is joking that Contrast contrasts with the vision of itself depicted in the previews and press releases. Still I couldn’t resist to do both because what we got is a half-baked mediocrity that has too little good moments but loads of wasted potential. [02/2014, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Gothic's evolution is to look like this, we're better off without the next entry in the series. [April 2012, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shallow gameplay makes you slash and break possessed chairs, pots and other home appliances in a primitive turn-based minigame. [02/2014, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Three new maps and no gameplay additions. Expedition is just not worth buying. [Sept 2014, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It can interest all those who like curious games, but it wears you down with its slow gameplay. [02/2014, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A weak attempt to suck some cash out of Saint Seiya fans. [02/2014, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The style of poorly executed visuals is in discord with the atmosphere that Pendulo Studios tried to create. Yesterday is also too easy and generally just not worth spending 4 hours with it. [May 2012, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no story here and the game depletes its potential quickly, so after few sips of Mediterranean decadence comes boredom. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I have no idea why someone decided that MUD is worthy of a 'Triple A' price. The developers couldn't even decide whether they wanted to do an arcade game or a hardcore simulation. [July 2012, p.84]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Achieving success in Farming Simulator 15 comes down to repeating a couple of actions mindlessly and pertinaciously. [13/2014, p.53]
    • CD-Action
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It treats players like drooling idiots that expect games to play themselves. [13/2014, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most interesting premise of LA Cops – the fact that you control two policemen – is squandered by your buddy’s poor AI and the lack of co-op mode. Said AI is unpredictable in a bad way, so tactical planning is basically out of the picture unless you call hiding behind a corner with a shotgun and sending your partner as a bait a tactic. [05/2015, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nightmares turn to reality. People start dying. Mainly of boredom. Sluggish story is Alpha Polaris' biggest drawback – you can fall asleep in front of the screen before things start to get interesting. Some ideas (like the possibility of solving some puzzles with a couple different objects) deserve acknowledgement but it's not enough when everything else is lame. [August 2011, p.57]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Slow pace wouldn't have to be a drawback if it wasn't for sparse checkpoints. In case of suffering defeat just an inch from one you just don't want to waste your time on trudging across the same area. [August 2011, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s a sort of optical illusions where something seems large, but when you get close, it becomes apparent that you’re dealing with a cleverly placed miniature. It’s the same thing with Ancient Labyrinth, a scanty, boring and dull DLC that dumbs the great gameplay of LotF down to pressing forward and killing everything that stands in your way. [05/2015, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Brave amazon princess relinquished her wealth, prestige and title and set off to find her missing mother. Unfortunately no one drowned her in the swamp and she arrived on Steam. [05/2014, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers said out loud that Goat Simulator is not worth buying unless you come across their game on some sale. And they are right. [05/2014, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A feeble attempt to rip off Broken Sword. [08/2014, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a sort of realistic Micro Machines – a good idea, but executed poorly. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nazi Zombie Army is bland, not very original and unpleasant to play. The best thing about this game is the title. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.81]
    • CD-Action
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most interesting bad game of this generation and the ugliest I’ve seen on PS3 in last couple of years. Only for Nier and Drakengard fans. [08/2014, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no creativity here, no passion. What’s more, developers decided to leave out most of the interesting elements from the previous games of the series. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Expansion packs should expand, damn it, not reduce. Jokes and dialogues are not funny in Gat out of Hell, satire is off the mark, visuals are ugly, gameplay is crude and the city uninteresting. [03/2014, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    None of its elements is done well enough. The combat system is primitive and slapdash, there’s practically just one enemy type with several skins and the level design based on simple greyish blocks is trivial. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game offers nothing that could justify spending money on it. [November 2011, p.76]
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