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 Uprising44: The Silent Shadows
Score distribution:
1,049 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is a new breed of adventure game. It's quality and scale completely eclipse even the most important achievements in this genre and I strongly recommend it as the best interactive detective story of all time. [June 2011, p.52]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No revolution here, but still it’s an absolute must-have for every Wii U owner. [08/2014, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game would benefit from one more year of development to iron out some shortcomings but its essence – slaughtering zombies with customized weapons in close combat – is almost perfect. The 'just one more quest' syndrome is here along with fantastic, detailed environments and enjoyable 2-4 players co-op. May the sequel be even better! [October, p.34]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The latest Tropico's sole problem is the fact that the visuals are not very different from the previous game in the series. Other than that it's an immensely absorbing title and the built-in editor along with the ability to share user created scenarios will guarantee its longevity. [October, p.42]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Resistance 3 failed to outmatch its main competitor – the Killzone series – but still is a great game. It's got a tangible atmosphere of threat, a personal story that does not drip with cheap pomposity, a set of 12 fantastic upgradeable weapons that are fun to use and very good visuals (if you don't look at textures up-close). Boss battles are somewhat disappointing though and enemy AI leaves much to be desired. There's also nothing groundbreaking here but good old FPS standards were put together brilliantly. [October, p.44]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two main new features – tactical defending and physics engine – are a bit disappointing for me. The direction itself was right but the execution leaves room for improvement in FIFA 13. It's still a great game though with a lot of minor enhancements and additions. [October, p.48]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are not many games out there that make drifting so enjoyable. But bear in mind that Trackmania may throw you off if you're a fan of traditional racing games. It's also a pity that the puzzles from the previous game in the series are now gone. [October, p.60]
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A real treasure that requires constant focus and more tactical approach to fighting – button mashing will get you nowhere. Offers fantastic retro visuals and online mode that works great. Third Strike gave me as much fun as Mortal Kombat or Super Street Fighter IV – not bad for a 1200 MSP remake of a 12 years old title. [October, p.76]
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive did not rest on their laurels and came up with a lot of new ideas. Unfortunately not all of those ideas were great and some of the changes feel forced. [November 2011, p.68]
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Attila does for Rome II what Napoleon did for Empire: Total War – it expands the elements that were good, skillfully covers up the shortcomings and presents some ideas for the future. [04/2015, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Revisiting Dunwall was very rewarding and also motivated me to complete the original campaign of this great game for the second time. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its 100% old school gameplay (rocket jumps, strafe running, medkits, three lives, killer speed) Wrack is a worthy heir to id Software’s tradition. [Dec 2014, p.79]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There were dozens of Dragon Ball games, but Xenoverse still managed to surprise me with fresh approach. It’s still primarily a fighting game, but the developers went for many features associated mainly with MMOs. [04/2015, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best RPG games for 3DS. [03/2014, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remastered edition tried to get rid of some nuisances of the original, but still it’s a game designed for an old, very limited console. However, if you wish to catch up on classics, first go for Ocarina of Time, then obligatorily check out Majora’s Mask. [04/2015, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unpretentious and very enjoyable game of rolling a drop of mercury through increasingly complex levels. [November 2011, p.83]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very ambitious game that has much more than just ambition going for it. Immersion and visuals are top notch, parkour was more enjoyable for me than in Assassin’s Creed, and it’s also hard to find equally good and satisfying melee combat anywhere. If only the story was less cliché and developers had more time to polish the game. [03/2014, p.83]
    • CD-Action
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of gameplay mechanics it’s a very simple game but it does much more for understanding democracy than any citizenship lesson. [13/2013, p.72]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Juggling three weapon types in this spectacle of destruction is really rewarding, especially if you aim for high scores and keep your enemies alive as long as possible to annihilate as many as possible simultaneously. [04/2015, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want some painless and enjoyable guitar lessons, go buy Rocksmith 2014 Edition. [13/2013, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful, cute and wonderful. Unfortunately also very short. [04/2015, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I expected a game made with passion, polished in every detail, something that will set the direction for others for the coming years and threaten Call of Duty's hegemony. Battlefield 3 turned out to be just a very good shooter – and that is simply not enough considering all the promises EA made. [December 2011, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was really impressed with gameplay variety squeezed into Thieves in Time. It’s a long and well-designed game for kids really worth the money – and that doesn’t happen very often. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Neither minor bugs nor some questionable ideas change the fact that one thing was recreated perfectly in new SimCity – the addictive quality this series is known for. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Revengeance has moments worth 90/100 but it is surprisingly short and rather shallow. Apparently turbulence during the development process forced the team to make some cutbacks. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First impression is not very good, especially if you're not familiar with previous Piranha Bytes' work. But Risen 2 is so gripping and surprisingly fresh that you turn the blind eye to technical issues and rough edges. I really wish Germans had Skyrim's budget at their disposal and could polish the game properly, but if you're an RPG fan, you still have to play it. [June 2012, p.46]
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