CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 733 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 733
733 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A genuinely funny game with the spirit of the original all over it. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.62]
    • 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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You can write books about Mortal Kombat, but you can also sum up Komplete Edition with one sentence: it’s the best fighting game available on PC. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.65]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    400 Days does exactly what a good TV pilot episode should do – catches your interest. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.67]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    10 dollars spent on Gunpoint is 10 dollars well spent. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.68]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the simplicity of the combat system it’s hard to quit this game. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.71]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Raven’s story needs time to accelerate, but when it did, it left me waiting for the next episode. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.58]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game’s topic, visuals and gameplay mechanics might seem off-putting, but Papers, Please is a must-play for everyone who values games with a message or indie games in general. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.61]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game has a very simple structure – we travel from one cutscene to another slaying groups of monsters wandering around. But the strength of Aarklash Legacy lies in its deep system of tactical combat. [12/2013, p.46]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not enough gameplay for kids and the story is too weak for adults. Rain is not perfect but it’s one of those games that gives PS3 its unique character. [12/2013, p.65]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Diversity is Foul Play’s huge advantage – each of 22 levels offers a completely different setting, increasingly unconventional monsters and plenty of bosses. Still the game gets tedious if you play it too long. [12/2013, p.67]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Is it worth it to pay for a new version of a an old free mod? The visuals are of course better, but it’s not important in a game with the story as a centerpiece. And the topic that was fresh in 2011 doesn’t have such an impact nowadays. [13/2013, p.66]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Some levels of this music game resembling bullet hell shoot’em ups are simply beautiful. [13/2013, p.69]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the developer’s previous game – The Walking Dead – bought me with difficult relations within the group, The Wolf Among Us captivated me with its mood, much darker than in the original comic books. It’s simply dripping with noir. [13/2013, p.73]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New Ratchet & Clank does not bring anything fresh to the table in terms of gameplay, but it skilfully borrows from other games and offers something interesting all the time. It’s unpretentious, charming and fun to play. [01/2014, p.71]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even a low budget Assassin’s Creed is more enjoyable than most AAA games. There’s not much to do besides the main story and you can deal with Liberation in less than 7 hours, but it will be time well spent. [03/2014, p.56]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Easy puzzles resemble irrational conundrums from old point’n’click games and are accompanied by pop-cultural references and absurd humor. Turn a blind eye to subpar visuals and treat this game as a fun, undemanding break from serious titles. [03/2014, p.68]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Console version of World of Tanks is a limited, less impressive but still very solid relative of the PC giant. [04/2014, p.66]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Reaching newer car models or chip tuning takes much too long but Car Mechanic Simulator’s detailed visuals look good for a low budget title and the game offers a chance to learn something really useful. [04/2014, p.61]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    You must keep in mind that this is not 'good old Ace Combat' any more. Too much chaos, scripted events and jumping between fighters, bombers and choppers but... it does have a certain charm. [November 2011, p.64]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you treat yourself to the PvE campaign – especially in co-op mode – in small portions, it's a good recipe for a couple of relaxing game sessions. In the beginning at least, because over time watching the experience bar grow simply gets boring. [June 2011, p. 62]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego Pirates is hardly the best offering from the series but still is enjoyable. I will not recommend it to everyone – because the game's core concept got old – but those of you who love cute Lego parodies by Traveller's Tales' should be pleased. [June 2011, p.72]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Interesting but unpolished, ambitious but too weak to lift the weight of these ambitions. What bothered me most was that the brilliant idea of bringing other players into your single player mode was not realized properly. [June 2011, p.80]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The freedom to move around the city and the ability to use powers that everyone would like to have as a superhero are this game's undeniable pros. It does not overwhelm you with activities though so those who enjoyed training assassins and renovating shops in Renaissance Rome will probably be disappointed. [July 2011, p.72]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A platformer with a distinct graphic style. Gameplay-wise it resembles Sonic as the character can accelerate to great speeds. Real fun starts in multiplayer mode. [August 2011, p.72]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fantastic Pets is similar to Kinectimals but allows you to create your own pets by choosing body parts (legs, wings, tails etc.). In addition you can see them running around your room, but these Augmented Reality elements are rather weak as the real world appears very dark on screen. Still I can see a big group of 3-, 5- or 7-year-olds that will enjoy this game. [August 2011, p.73]