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 Barbie Dreamhouse Party
Score distribution:
1,151 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine any AoW fan could ignore this meaty DLC. [06/2015, p.57]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that would be even cooler if it didn’t try so hard to be cool. To love it you need to switch off the part of the brain responsible for good taste, but in return Sunset Overdrive relentlessly strokes the part responsible for pleasure. [13/2014, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As expected the sequel is massively improved and expanded (e.g. with two more character classes) in comparison to the original game. If it weren’t for Path of Exile and Reaper of Souls that got me my fix of hack’n’slash, I would be playing Van Helsing II till the third part appears. [08/2014, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good idea + a pinch of genius = a refreshing game. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good port, but just a port – there’s no new content here and the visuals haven’t changed since the original PC versions. [06/2015, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its action is more intense than Charlie Sheen's weekend – and this is Jamestown's biggest strength. If words 'Contra' and 'Metal Slug' send shivers down your spine – buy it! [August 2011, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The coolest stealth game in months, maybe even years – and not only for MGS fans. It shows how good MGS V: The Phantom Pain will be. [05/2014, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's presentation might have aged but fortunately the fun it provides hasn't. Final Showdown is also a great gateway into the world of fighting games, as it's very accessible yet hard to master. [September 2012, p.57]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It definitely isn’t one of those games you talk about years after its release, but it showcases PS4’s capabilities well and in contrast to Killzone: Shadow Fall also does something else – guarantees fun from the beginning till the end. [CD-Action 05/2014, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spies and religion are back and they are notable additions to the game, even if the latter was treated superficially and is nothing more than just a set of bonuses for your people. [September 2012, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Developers managed to achieve a reasonable compromise – there's a number of changes and innovations that noticeably enhanced the game but the core concept that Lego series' fans love is still intact. [September 2012, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I first came across Republique when it was a one-button game on iPad. Now, after revisiting its “1984” inspired world in a remastered edition, I can assure you that the game also works great on PC. [06/2015, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's incredible how the ideas to vary and enrich simple platforming gameplay seem to never end in Spelunky. [September 2012, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daedalic's new game really impressed me. It's merits (great puzzles and beautiful hand drawn graphics among others) make it easy to forgive the shortcomings. [September 2012, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This fitness game will teach you humility in a couple of minutes and prove that in terms of shape you're not very different from your grandpa. Unfortunately UFC Personal Trainer is not so personal – coaches don't notice and can't correct your mistakes and their vocabulary is very scarce so some of their comments are nonsensical. And there's too little game in this game so you have to find motivation to practise all by yourself. [August 2011, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Internet hype around Starseed Pilgrim is surprisingly only a bit exaggerated. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.85]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A traditional 2D fighting game balanced in a way that's out of reach for the iOS competition. It's a pity it lacks multiplayer other than through Bluetooth and some more inventive game modes. [August 2011, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Prejudice is 'solid'. Every element of this game was executed at least well (the Swarm mode, audio and graphics) and some of them really stand out (like the Conquest mode and Dynamic Combat Missions). [June 2011, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After all these years Myst is still a masterpiece, a brilliant game that deserves acclaim. [05/2014, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is deeply satisfying when you are driving and at times frustrating when you're not (the load times can really get under your skin). And thus – in my opinion – is a bit worse than the predecessor. [June 2011, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A caption on the box for Polish edition of Lost Horizon promises a 'traditional adventure game with a cinematic feel' – and this slogan is very accurate. For the fans of Indy-like adventures Lost Horizon is a must-have. [June 2011, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid, engaging campaign is full of humor and shines especially during the Cold War era, but unfortunately fades in the modern period. [08/2014, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's real resolution seems lower than 720p but still cars are very detailed and the dynamic weather system is unrivalled. Overall, Codemasters did well to improve on F1 2010 but there still are some minor issues to be dealt with. [October, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of gameplay mechanics Injustice closely resembles Netherrealm’s previous work – Mortal Kombat – but fails to outshine it. Still it’s a great fighting game, especially if you’re into comic books. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Robot Entertainment crew didn't try to create anything original here but managed to combine the tried and true elements surprisingly well. [November 2011, p.57]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished, pretty and enjoyable game that could benefit from more content – 5 courses (plus their mirrored versions) is just not enough to fill the single player campaign, so you get the impression that you're doing same things over and over again. [October, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Decent Far Cry 3 mechanics merged with a tongue-in-cheek setting absurd to a point of genius. You either love or hate this homage to the 80s. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seems NHL 12 and FIFA 12 teams were sharing ideas, as the hockey game also boasts of tweaked defending and a new physics engine that works good usually but not always. In general there are a lot of enhancements but the game plays more or less the same as the last year's edition. [October, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every writer in the game industry should learn from Harebrained Schemes. It’s been a really long time since I was following a game’s story with such pleasure. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes inspiration from Mass Effects, but offers a richer, more tactical combat. Usually there’s a reason for scheduling a game release for the slow summer season, but The Bureau turned out to be a really good game. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.56]
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