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 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Legends of Dawn
Score distribution:
888 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sometimes it was hard for me to shake the feeling that I'm playing a new rendition of the Destruction Derby series. Driving experience is good, but most of the story missions are boring and require you to crash into other cars after using the Shift feature to 'possess' some unfortunate random driver. Additional challenges that the city offers (e.g. races) also quickly become tiring. Music is good though and multiplayer is well designed. [Sept 2011, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's worth to take a look at this title and its unique art direction. Unfortunately it quickly becomes clear that Rock of Ages' rules are too simple to provide a deep enough gameplay. [October, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is repetitive but its ingenious absurd humor can keep you in front of the screen. [October, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This cleverly designed game works great as a supplement to a diet consisting of blockbusters titles. [October, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid game that ticks off everything on the things-you-need-to-have-in-a-twin-stick-shooter list. Doesn't stand out from the crowd though. [October, p.80]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an attempt to create an old school game Might & Magic Heroes VI did not sweep me off my feet. It tries to bring back the old days and sometimes it does succeed but I couldn't shake off the feeling that I'm spending too much time with it and getting not enough fun in return. [November 2011, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Off-Road Drive is enjoyable thanks to its physics engine and high quality graphics provided by Unreal Engine. Unfortunately the career is short and the game was unable to find any multiplayer servers. [November 2011, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2012 fails to shift the balance – even if it's the best Pro Evolution Soccer to date it's still far behind the FIFA series. What PES desperately needs is a deep change. [November 2011, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks like current low budget games, does not offer the intensity of Modern Warfare or very emotional moments but still provides simple, unpretentious old school fun. [December 2011, p.90]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Serious Sam 3 convinced me that somewhere along the way FPS genre lost something but on the other hand the game's old school vibe might become tiring if you overdose it. [January 2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Move game I came across. I was surprised with how much fun I had remembering the light gun arcade machines I used to play as a kid. The game also supports the Dualshock but don't bother with it, 'cause if you remove the motion controller from the equation, you're left with something old, ugly, short and rather pointless. [January 2012, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
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