CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 818 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 5.6 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 Farming Simulator
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 818
818 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's been a while since I played such a challenging game – combat is fast, rewarding and so difficult that you're gonna grind your teeth to the point of breaking your fillings. The game's cruelty is constant and goes off the charts during boss fights. [June 2012, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From the start The Secret World absorbed me like the best of Stephen King's novels – it proves that an MMO can set up a great mood and tell intriguing stories. It needs some polish in many respects but it's definitely worth a try as a surprisingly good and fresh blend of an MMORPG and an adventure game. [September 2012, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kim Swift's new game puts a lot of emphasis on dexterity – solutions to most puzzles are obvious at the first glance but executing them is not that easy. [September 2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a pity that the game ends after 3-4 hours. Maybe if it was twice as long its attractive concept would wear out, but I had so much fun I wished it would last longer. [September 2012, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even though I missed the quality and thrills of San Andreas, GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, I had more fun with Sleeping Dogs than I expected. It's worth giving it a try while waiting for GTA V. [10/2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The journey through Unmechanical's underground complex is an engaging and enriching experience. [10/2012, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When I finished this curious remake ('the best of Painkiller' suits this game better) all the flaws that I jotted down and that annoyed me ceased to matter. There's something charming in this simplicity. [12/2012, p.42]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're loyal to Pro Evolution Soccer series you got used to its various shortcomings and you will be pleased with the 2013 edition – it's the best one yet. But today choosing PES over FIFA is like watching a match in the second division instead of the Champions League final. [12/2012, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid game that failed to reach the level of the wonderful, more complex original from 1994. The 'just one more mission syndrome' is still very strong though. [12/2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Secret Files 3 will suit the taste of every traditional point'n'click games lover, not just fans of the series. Two basic elements – a well told story and reasonably designed puzzles – are very well executed here. [12/2012, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Chivalry's gameplay was boiled down to waving your weapon around but if you're willing to accept this simplicity, you're in for hours of fun. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Reheating this antique was a risky venture, but the outcome is surprisingly good. If you turn a blind eye to its obvious archaism, what remains is pure fun. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Cognition feels like some old game by Sierra and this is its biggest strength. [1/2013, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not only the first real MOBA game for consoles, but also one of the better ones in this sub-genre. There’s not many flaws I can point out in GoMe. If anything, I doubt its longevity – there are only 22 guardians to choose from and capabilities of building a community are much smaller than on PC. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.42]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I am sure Natural Selection 2 will gather a group of devoted fans. After all it’s a good, surprisingly original game. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even The Three-Headed Monkey would not be unable to distract you from The Critter Chronicles’ shortcomings but this prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales is still likeable. It’s just smaller in every aspect.[CD-Action 02/2013, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At first I was a little disappointed by small number of new weapons introduced in Aftermath. However it turned out that one of them – the crossbow – is a very versatile piece of equipment and can replace a whole bunch of other toys. I might have pictured this DLC differently but after all I got hooked for long hours. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not bad in small doses but can get tedious during long sessions. Works better in multiplayer. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you want to see what zumba is all about, Zumba Fitness Rush is a great introduction to this discipline. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A beautiful homage to Grim Fandango. Not perfect though – Chapter One is short, could be funnier and the choice of some of the voices is questionable. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For offbeat humour aficionados and brain flexing enthusiasts. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Twisted Dreams is as old school as it gets. It’s also long and offers some additional modes for really hardcore gamers who should like Black Forest’s platformer. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I treated Motocross Madness with reserve but then spent half the night with it enjoying its pleasant driving model and nice visuals but also wishing it had more content. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite limitations imposed by the genre, and the fact that there are only 5 units and 4 powers, Anomaly 2 gives you quite a broad spectrum of possibilities. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A parade of oddities that’s definitely worth checking out, because the impressions – whether positive or negative – are unforgettable. Terrible visuals are improved a bit in The Director’s Cut (so now it can compete with average PS2 games), but scarcity of new content is disappointing. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Portal is still the champion in the category of ‘first-person puzzle games’ but Magrunner enters the ring without shame. The idea of infusing a futuristic puzzle game with horror elements (Cthulhu!) did not work out that well, but the problems for the player to solve are clever and demanding. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Opponents know how to bluff, they lure the player into ‘traps’ and despite humorous presentation things at the table can get tense. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.81]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I did complain in this review but as a whole Shades of Darkness is the best thing Heroes VI has to offer. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.84]
    • CD-Action
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A genuinely funny game with the spirit of the original all over it. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You can still fall in love with Trackmania 2, but these are not Pokemons and you don’t need to catch ‘em all. If there are still some tracks for you to master in Canyon, you don’t have to buy Stadium. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.64]
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