CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 920 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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
920 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most original and addictive platformers I've ever played. [CD-Action 1/2013, p.46]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although it's hard not to appreciate the story (the line between the good and the evil was never this thin in any previous Assassin's Creed) numerous technical issues prevent you from forgetting it's just a game. In addition controls are not very intuitive and low resolution textures occur far too often. Still it's definitely worth playing. [1/2013, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The feeling of potencythat grips you when you storm through the map alongside hundreds of your allies is one of a kind. Neither Call of Duty nor Battlefield can provide you with this impression of taking part in something grand. [1/2013, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In terms of story, puzzles and length Deponia 2 outmatched its predecessor and the ending raises hopes for an equally great finale. [CD-Action 1/2013, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bethesda’s games were never perfect but they made up for their flaws with a promise of a grand adventure. It’s not different this time – Dragonborn reminds us why we loved Skyrim. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I remembered Zone of the Enders on PS2 for two reasons – because it looked great and was so much fun to play. Both these qualities were carried over to the HD version. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new Tomb Raider is not as revolutionary as the original from 1996 but this reboot is the most mature, interesting and friendly entry to the series. For me it is Uncharted on steroids, a game that’s better in every aspect than Nathan Drake’s adventures. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I just finished Antichamber. I feel satisfaction I haven’t experienced after completing any game in many years and for the first time in ages I learned something about myself while playing. It’s hard for me to expect anything more from a game. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.82]
    • CD-Action
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A very solid, but not revolutionary shooter in an amazing setting, with a story that struggles to convey its authors’ ambitions and is only seemingly complex. The vision is less focused than in previous Bioshocks and it does a worse job on binding the plot with gameplay. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.46]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can point out that Ascension failed to make a real step forward. You can argue that the multiplayer mode is a foreign body, a strained attempt to find innovation in the wrong place. That’s true, but in my eyes the foundation built by the previous God of War games proved to be strong enough to sustain what I hope is just the calm before the storm that Kratos will unleash on PS4. And damn, Ascension looks unbelievable! [CD-Action 05/2013, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gaijin Games once again managed to find a reasonable balance between trivial gameplay rules and gradually rising, pleasantly challenging difficulty level. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Remember Me is high quality from beginning to the credits. The developers managed to squeeze out much more than one could expect from the simple formula. The fact that the game was done by the French aided by the Japanese shows even in the main menu – it’s obvious that the artistic side of the project was very important. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not Metro 2033 anymore – Ukrainians look up to the western style of game development now and you have to get used to it. Last Light could have been better, but only a bit better. The atmosphere is amazing, there are moments when the game is poetically beautiful and in terms of sound it’s one of the best titles out there. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After RE6 I was convinced that there’s no hope for the series. Luckily there are still people in Capcom who try to preserve Resident Evil’s unique personality as a survival horror where every bullet and every dodge count. Revelations is the best Resident Evil in years. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One could think that a game that makes you cut down trees, shatter rocks and cook meals will get boring quickly, but it’s not the case with Don’t Starve. Each time you start in a freshly generated world and time and again encounter new things, monsters and events. Even after writing this review I’m convinced there’s still a lot for me to experience in Klei’s new game. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I didn’t care much for the series after CoJ: The Cartel, so I was very surprised by the fact that the modest digitally distributed effort to return to the Wild West turned out to be the best Call of Juarez ever. It has brilliant storytelling, looks great and offers pure, unadulterated fun. At this price it’s a steal. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Last of Us delights with its artistic side but can tire you with its gameplay. It tells an interesting story but doesn’t leave much room for the player. It represents a new quality in the industry but openly borrows a lot of themes from literature, movies and other games. The most important thing however is the fact that several days after I finished The Last of Us, it is still in my head, causing strange uneasiness. I guess that’s what the developers were aiming for. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A bundle containing refreshed and expanded versions of Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara. It’s hard to find better representatives of the beat’em up genre. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.83]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game’s story is a poor joke, but DotP 2014 is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to get into Magic: The Gathering and see what it’s all about. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not as revolutionary as the first Rome, but it’s an extremely elaborate game that will keep you occupied for days, weeks, months. I’ll even risk stating that it’s the best strategy game out there right now. [CD-Action 11/2013, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Diablo III is a better game on consoles. Gamepad controls lack precision a bit, but on the other hand this version does a better job at conveying the most important thing in the series – the euphoria associated with looting. [CD-Action 11/2013, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best simulation of football, but only slightly better than its predecessor. If you’re planning to buy a new console I recommend waiting for the next-gen Fifa 14. [12/2013, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No surprise here – another remarkably enjoyable title from the series that’s been a definition of a perfect sports game for years. [12/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A truly next-gen game that I will invest dozens of hours in. You will not find another shooter like Battlefield 4, so complex, with such verve and so full of goodies. [13/2013, p.40]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FM 2014 unnecessarily tries to be two games in one. Instead of investing in the intentionally limited Classic mode, the developer should work on increasing the role of the assistants in the primary mode. Changes in the tactics system are sensible, but would be more valuable if the game did a better job at explaining what all the options mean and what the consequences of using them are. [13/2013, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The developer failed to eradicate all the bugs from the previous game but it doesn’t change the fact that Enemy Within can be honestly recommended both to veterans and those who want to check out a tactical turn-based game for the first time. [13/2013, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is how you restore a classic game – it’s old school, but with modern presentation and some great ideas. [13/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Next-gen FIFA is a step in a good direction, although it’s not that different from the FIFA 14 released for PC, X360 and PS3. New animations are visible throughout the whole match and the veterans will also appreciate new, more realistic ball physics. [01/2014, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    GT6 might have seemed dead on arrival – it’s built for an 8 years old console and even if it looks great for a PS3 game, it can’t even be compared to Forza Motorsport 5 in terms of visuals. But the key to Gran Turismo’s success is its wonderful driving model. There was no better driving game on Sony’s platforms and there won’t be a better one on PS3 ever. [01/2014, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great shoot ‘em up born of passion for the genre. [01/2014, p.63]
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