CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 870 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 5.7 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: 99 out of 870
870 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An old Mario Kart enhanced with a couple of details like gliding, swimming and customizing your vehicle. It seems Nintendo is running in circles chasing its own tail. [January 2012, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Apparently the devs ran out of money and couldn't polish the game the way it deserves. SoulCalibur V had a big deal of potential – a lot of great characters and a cool fighting system – but simply feels unfinished. [March 2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only game that offers all four Grand Slam tournaments also boasts interesting controls. I expected better animations though and the AI also needs some tweaking. [March 2012, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unstoppable Gorg differs from other tower defense games and offers enough content and variety to provide a couple of fun evenings. [March 2012, p.63]
    • CD-Action
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The potential of both Syndicate as a franchise and Starbreeze as the developer was not fully used. The co-op mode and the video post-processing are great but the game as a whole is a disappointment. [April 2012, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is very shallow but even more disappointing is the fact that the Arcade Action mode is single player only while it seems perfect for co-op. [April 2012, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to its unique setting (mythology of the East meets Däniken) and off-the-scale panache Asura's Wrath is a very interesting experience, but there's just not enough... game in it. Gameplay is very shallow, repetitive and easy. [April 2012, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Before I wrote this review, I spent 30 hours with Back in Action and I don't even know when this time flew by. I regret that the remake is not as complex and deep as the original game by Sir-Tech but some things are just gone and will never return. [April 2012, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Letting players quit online matches without any repercussions is an unforgivable and incomprehensible decision by EA Sports and completely kills the multiplayer mode. Apart from that it's a fun game. [May 2012, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be frustrating but still is worth a try if you like stealth/action games that challenge your mind, because it offers a decently long campaign for a low price. [May 2012, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the few games in which ballistics really matter. Long range combat is very rewarding thanks to great X-ray animations depicting deadly shots. Close quarters combat on the other hand is terrible. [June 2012, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lot of Modern Warfare, a bit of Bioshock 2 and a pinch of Team Fortress 2. It's a pity that Impostors does not share Battlefield Heroes' business model – free download and microtransactions. [June 2012, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    People who spent dozens or even hundreds of hours with Crusader Kings and the Europa Universalis series will like Crusader Kings II and appreciate the fact that this is the most polished game by Paradox Interactive. Others will probably quickly get bored. [June 2012, p.82]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    32 soldiers on vast battlefields and interesting tactical options introduced by the possibility to build structures make Starhawk shine in multiplayer – but only on occasion. And the single player campaign only pretends not to be an expanded tutorial. [July 2012, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A colourful, humorous cross between 2D platformers and MOBA games. In single player mode it can get boring pretty fast but is addictive in multiplayer. [July 2012, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Six years after Ys Origin was published in Japan we can finally enjoy it in English. It's not beautiful, it doesn't sound good and doesn't offer an exquisite story. What it does offer is tons of fun. [August 2012, p.63]
    • CD-Action
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of 'A Song of Fire and Ice' (or HBO's series), get this game, as it tells a great new story set in Westeros and co-created by Martin. [August 2012, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its complex and surprising story and vintage visuals Resonance is a must have for all point'n'click fans. [August 2012, p.83]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A terrific way to taste Magic: The Gathering before you spend your money on a real deck. [September 2012, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a DLC that you need badly, especially if you still have something else to do in Skyrim. But if you already know it inside out and are hungry for more, Dawnguard will quench your thirst. [September 2012, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Young skateboarding enthusiasts will be better off playing Skate 3, which is a better game in every aspect. THPS HD might be fun for those who remember the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. [10/2012, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its very short campaign and some other flaws Deadlight is a strong title with great atmosphere. [10/2012, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most Wanted works best when you treat it like mobile games – switch it on for 15 minutes, do a random race with a random car and then turn it off. It's a good arcade racing title closely resembling Burnout: Paradise but it's not exceptional. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In terms of gameplay RCR is rather simple, but it's a wonderful voyage to the land of classic games – all main missions are inspired by at least one oldie and there are plenty of references to both retro gaming and popular culture of the 1980s. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth checking out, especially if you're interested not only in racing with your kid on split screen, but also in tackling the powerful but not very friendly editor. [1/2013, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has a low budget feel to it but decent length of the campaign and low price combined with deficit of similar games make A Game of Dwarves worth your time. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has some issues (i.e. sluggish animations) but fortunately they are not too annoying to take away the joy of following a well-written story. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Miasmata is a bold game, sometimes innovative, sometimes crude and irritating.[CD-Action 02/2013, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If I had to find a way to make kids learn English as a foreign language, I wouldn’t probably come up with anything better than this game. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.57]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not impressed by Wonderbook. I gave it to a group of 9-year-olds. It turned out that the lack of Harry Potter (the game was developed in cooperation with J.K. Rowling) was not an issue and they did not complain that they had to do practically same things over and over again. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.64]
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