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 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 10 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
888 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Missing Link complements Adam's story from the Human Revolution and on the other hand adds some new challenges. At times it even surpasses the original. [December 2011, p.97]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A healthy compromise between forcing you to think and mindless shooting. Unfortunately it takes only 4-5 hours to finish Rochard and there's no replay value here. [January 2012, p.56]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We might have grown weary of Traveller's Tales LEGO series, but Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is the best and the most complete game they've done. An ideal remedy for the headache that Electronic Arts caused us with their lousy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 adaptation. [January 2012, p.68]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You rarely come across a game that ages so gracefully – updating graphics (that look great, by the way) was enough, because the story is still great and shooting aliens is as enjoyable as it was 10 years ago. [January 2012, p.70]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom's great fighting game got an enhanced edition targeted mainly at hardcore fans who will appreciate not only new characters but also gameplay tweaks. [January 2012, p.72]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans spoiled by sparkling creativity of Super Mario Galaxy may find the latest Mario platformer uninventive, but the pure pleasure it offers makes up for the idea recycling. Plus it features the best 3D I've seen on 3DS so far. [January 2012, p.74]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Second half of the game becomes a bit tedious and does not offer any surprises – only momentum keeps you going. But the atmosphere is still great. [March 2012, p.50]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best classics collections in years. [March 2012, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RPG elements, coherent story with twists, exciting battles spiced up with magic and great visuals make King Arthur II a game that's hard to put aside. [March 2012, p.70]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not on par with Among Thieves and Drake's Deception in terms of variety and panache but it is a real Uncharted game. Plus it's the most impressive thing I've seen on a mobile console. [March 2012, p.74]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good racer that makes proper use of Vita's power. [March 2012, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An example of a perfect console-to-PC port – we got a complete game with two DLC's that looks better than the original X360 version. The loading times are very short, mouse and keyboard controls are perfect and even an old PC is enough to enjoy Alan Wake. [April 2012, p.56]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    Contrary to appearances this is not a game for everyone. Its difficulty level is really old school and the necessity to learn the tracks and retry (and retry, and then retry) will put off everyone who thought SSX to be a relaxing little arcade game. [April 2012, p.60]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Steps back were taken in some aspects but the most important element – the gameplay – was fine-tuned so all in all Shank 2 is a great beat 'em up dripping with fun. [April 2012, p.71]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vessel's creative puzzles and almost perfectly balanced difficulty level ensure great fun that lasts around 10 hours. [May 2012, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The latest incarnation of Silent Hill is really worth visiting as the spirit of the Japanese original is strong in this Czech Downpour. [May 2012, p.77]
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    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A New Day is more of an 'interactive story' than a true game, but fortunately it's more interactive than Telltale's previous achievements (Jurassic Park and Law & Order) and the story itself is great – emotional and engaging. [June 2012, p.60]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful gem, an absolute must-have for all RPG veterans and a great history lesson for those who didn't have the opportunity to enjoy classic dungeon crawls. [June 2012, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amanita Design are still in great shape. If you liked Machinarium, you must play Botanicula! [June 2012, p.90]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fez
    Unique atmosphere, lovely retro visuals and extremely enjoyable gameplay mechanics. The game could be a bit more friendly though, because it's easy to get confused in the intriguing world of Fez. [June 2012, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tera struggles with a couple of annoying issues but looks wonderful, doesn't cost much and fantastic combat system turns this MMORPG into a real action game. [July 2012, p.56]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rockstar decided that it's enough to carry the classic Max Payne gameplay as it was over to contemporary platforms. This plan was fulfilled quite well but it would be nice to get something more than that. [July 2012, p.60]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty is still unbeatable in terms of flamboyance but if you prefer a more tactical approach, enjoy sneaking around and using gadgets Future Soldier works great. [July 2012, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An indie psychological horror that's scarier than many 'Triple A' games. [July 2012, p.86]
    • CD-Action
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The X360 edition is a kind of an introduction to the Minecraft's world and concept – some of important gameplay mechanics were lost in the process of simplification. [July 2012, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game might not be polished in every detail and has a low budget feel to it, but it's been a while since I played a shooter with such a great story and I doubt we'll be getting another like that soon. [August 2012, p.58]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love with Battlefield's team deathmatch mode, you must get this DLC. [August 2012, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's presentation might have aged but fortunately the fun it provides hasn't. Final Showdown is also a great gateway into the world of fighting games, as it's very accessible yet hard to master. [September 2012, p.57]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spies and religion are back and they are notable additions to the game, even if the latter was treated superficially and is nothing more than just a set of bonuses for your people. [September 2012, p.58]
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