CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 888 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 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
888 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Some levels of this music game resembling bullet hell shoot’em ups are simply beautiful. [13/2013, p.69]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 66 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]
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    • 79 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]
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    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of those finds that makes digging through indie games worthwhile. [05/2014, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A really great Lego game, surprisingly fresh for a company famous for releasing the same product over and over again. [06/2014, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you want to travel back in time to the period when adventure games posed a clever challenge, you won’t find a better game to do so. Epiphany is the best game in the series, so I’m genuinely sad there won’t be a follow-up. [06/2014, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There’s no way to get bored in Life Goes On. Partly because it frequently introduces new obstacles and other elements of environment, but also due to the fact that it only lasts for three hours. [06/2014, p.67]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Astebreed is most fun when you try to beat it on high difficulty level without using continues while improving your score over and over again. If you’re not interested in that, you’ll spend no more than one evening with this game. [08/2014, p.73]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Germans took a step back and reintroduced more of the distinctive atmosphere of the Gothic series and the first Risen, which is a huge advantage for me. The world is so vivid and lively that it really makes you want to be there and see as much of the vast content as possible. It’s a shame that the game’s engine is visibly aging and the story lacks the punch. [10/2014, p.48]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not as innovative as previous games from the series, but 24 maps, 8 types of towers, 6 special abilities and 10 variants of enemies are enough to provide a couple of days of fun. [Sept 2014, p.70]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Batman’s Creed: Shadow of Mordor – Monolith’s inspirations are so obvious that you could call their game a rip-off. Its greatest sin though is the fact that it fails to vary gameplay the way Assassin’s Creed or Batman do and offers almost nothing apart from killing stuff and playing with the Nemesis system (which, I admit, has its moments). I got so tired with its repetitiveness that I wouldn’t have finished the game if I didn’t have to. [Dec 2014, p.48]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Derivative, but also colorful, absurd and fun. If you played one Borderlands game, you played them all. [Dec 2014, p.56]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
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