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 Farming Simulator
Score distribution:
1,049 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a pity that a game with such phenomenal and unusual visuals has such simple game mechanics, being a simple slasher that uses just one attack button and offers a limited array of enemies. [November 2011, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best racing game I’ve played in a long time. It’s fast, beautiful and extremely rewarding. Still there are better titles out there, including the unforgettable first Grid. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No doubt one of the most interesting online shooters available. Saying PayDay 2 is absorbing is like stating that Godzilla is large. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best King of Fighters games. Even those who got their fingers burned on KoF XIII might fall in love with a completely different gameplay style of '98 Ultimate Match Final Edition. [03/2014, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trials makes you swear and rail but never in real anger, because when you play this game, a broad smile never leaves your face. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Simplified gameplay mechanics give away Deadlings’ mobile origin, but it’s not hard to let it slide, because the game is so much fun. [03/2014, p.70]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a good game, but you have to remember that it’s a port of a 10-year-old PSP title. [Dec 2014, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a shame Gauntlet’s visuals are not as wonderful as its gameplay. [Dec 2014, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Adventure game – check. Developed by Frenchmen – check. Tells a story about an American – check – teenage girl – check – gifted with paranormal powers – check. Here’s where Beyond: Two Souls and Life is Strange go their separate ways, because the latter is actually good. [03/2014, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s barely a game, but if you decide to give it a try, you will not be disappointed, as it offers a lot of choices to make, extensive descriptions to read and some interesting topics to contemplate. [03/2014, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Written narrative in Sunless Sea is almost as good as Shadow Run’s, thus inviting players to use their imagination to the extent rarely possible while playing more visually advanced titles. [04/2015, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Some levels of this music game resembling bullet hell shoot’em ups are simply beautiful. [13/2013, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For those who enjoy puzzle platformers and dying a lot. [13/2013, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    ‘A retro platformer enriched with some modern ideas’ – how many times have we already read something like that? Fortunately Castle in the Darkness is among few games that actually managed to pull that off. [04/2015, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I can recommend this game as a good introduction to the genre for those who would like to start their first virtual career as a football club boss, but it's still not much of a competitor for the Football Manager series. [December 2011, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Destiny is a good game. I know that ‘good’ is not exactly what we expected from Bungie (especially after so much hype) but that’s the word that comes to mind. [Nov 2014, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • 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
    Patrician IV combined with the add-on is one of the best economic strategies I encountered during the last couple of years. Those of you who are into such games will have a lot of fun with it and probably will be able to let obsolete graphics slide. [September 2011, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I haven’t seen such an interesting combat system in any other jRPG game. Who would’ve thought that I would await the next game of the Tales series more eagerly than the next Final Fantasy? [Nov 2014, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What looked great crammed into 3 minutes of a trailer turned out to be boring when stretched over a whole campaign. In small doses combat is very satisfying and a mature take on Middle-Earth is very welcome. [December 2011, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The essence of good old Gothic-style RPG: a neat story, a lot of new enemies and of course all the features that made Two Worlds II enjoyable, including interesting crafting and character development systems. If you liked Two Worlds II, you will like the add-on even more. [December 2011, p.74]
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