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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s more of a superbly written movie than a game. [01/2015, p.59]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not only the first real MOBA game for consoles, but also one of the better ones in this sub-genre. There’s not many flaws I can point out in GoMe. If anything, I doubt its longevity – there are only 22 guardians to choose from and capabilities of building a community are much smaller than on PC. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.42]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game is like a student who partied instead of studying but during the exam improvises so cleverly that the examiner just can’t find the strength to fail him. Shadows has some cool ideas and is very enjoyable but it’s surprising how it stumbles on some really basic issues. [02/2015, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rating The Crew is problematic, because you can look at this game from two perspectives. In view of some simplifications and scripted moments it will not delight those in search of pure racing. Those who appreciate large open worlds however will be overjoyed. [01/2015, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even though I missed the quality and thrills of San Andreas, GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, I had more fun with Sleeping Dogs than I expected. It's worth giving it a try while waiting for GTA V. [10/2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I am sure Natural Selection 2 will gather a group of devoted fans. After all it’s a good, surprisingly original game. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even The Three-Headed Monkey would not be unable to distract you from The Critter Chronicles’ shortcomings but this prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales is still likeable. It’s just smaller in every aspect.[CD-Action 02/2013, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The series finally moved forward and stopped looking like a relict. WWE 2K15 is not overflowing with changes, but they are there and are most welcome. [01/2015, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be a game to remember for years, but the great PvP mode is worth checking out (especially that Star Conflict is free). [01/2015, p.81]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At first I was a little disappointed by small number of new weapons introduced in Aftermath. However it turned out that one of them – the crossbow – is a very versatile piece of equipment and can replace a whole bunch of other toys. I might have pictured this DLC differently but after all I got hooked for long hours. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The journey through Unmechanical's underground complex is an engaging and enriching experience. [10/2012, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Chivalry's gameplay was boiled down to waving your weapon around but if you're willing to accept this simplicity, you're in for hours of fun. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A textbook example of a 2D point'n'click adventure game. Probably just a handful of players will decide to give it a chance but they will be rewarded with a good story served with 'early SCUMM' visuals. [January 2012, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Cognition feels like some old game by Sierra and this is its biggest strength. [1/2013, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You will soon discover that during fights you can wave your Wii Remote randomly and still defeat most of the enemies. The problem is that apart from the new control system there is nothing fresh in Skyward Sword. [January 2012, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s the same game on PC and iOS, which explains its simplicity and low difficulty level. It just wasn’t designed to steal months of your life, but works great in short, relaxing sessions. [05/2015, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Reheating this antique was a risky venture, but the outcome is surprisingly good. If you turn a blind eye to its obvious archaism, what remains is pure fun. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not bad in small doses but can get tedious during long sessions. Works better in multiplayer. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A strategy game stripped from everything that’s not essential, boiled down to the essence of what’s really important in the genre. [13/2014, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you want to see what zumba is all about, Zumba Fitness Rush is a great introduction to this discipline. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Puzzle Agent 2 combines brilliant story and clever puzzles – and that's the Holy Grail of adventure games. It does, however, recycle some of the challenges from its predecessor. [August 2011, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In terms of the story and exploration it’s still DmC, but look at the rebalanced combat and you’ll see the good old DMC. [05/2015, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From the start The Secret World absorbed me like the best of Stephen King's novels – it proves that an MMO can set up a great mood and tell intriguing stories. It needs some polish in many respects but it's definitely worth a try as a surprisingly good and fresh blend of an MMORPG and an adventure game. [September 2012, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kim Swift's new game puts a lot of emphasis on dexterity – solutions to most puzzles are obvious at the first glance but executing them is not that easy. [September 2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Portal is still the champion in the category of ‘first-person puzzle games’ but Magrunner enters the ring without shame. The idea of infusing a futuristic puzzle game with horror elements (Cthulhu!) did not work out that well, but the problems for the player to solve are clever and demanding. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Twisted Dreams is as old school as it gets. It’s also long and offers some additional modes for really hardcore gamers who should like Black Forest’s platformer. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Opponents know how to bluff, they lure the player into ‘traps’ and despite humorous presentation things at the table can get tense. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.81]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a pity that the game ends after 3-4 hours. Maybe if it was twice as long its attractive concept would wear out, but I had so much fun I wished it would last longer. [September 2012, p.64]
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