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 Barbie Dreamhouse Party
Score distribution:
888 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best way to bid farewell to the retiring consoles is to spend dozens of hours having fun in Los Santos: robbing, abusing illegal substances, breaking all laws and enjoying everything else that GTA V has to offer. And after we finish the game, we should all say loudly: ‘okay, Rockstar girls and boys, it’s high time to make a truly new GTA, not just a gigantic DLC’. [12/2013, p.36]
    • CD-Action
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arkham City is a wonderful game that we expected it to be but regrettably despite all the enhancements it introduces it is not clearly better than Arkham Asylum. [November 2011, p.36]
    • CD-Action
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Skyrim has some minor issues but as a whole is a brilliant RPG. It offers you a wonderful world full of legends and mysteries, tens of guilds and factions that you can join, freedom and myriad of side quests, a great character development and an extensive crafting system. It was very close to receiving 10/10. [December 2011, p.56]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I tried to criticize this game for something but it really does age like a good wine and today tastes even better than in 1998. In most cases digging up the gaming past leads to disappointment but this time I was having a blast. [August 2011, p.71]
    • CD-Action
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft is a means of living your personalised adventures and gathering your own unique experiences. It takes up just a tiny bit of your hard drive space but is a phenomenon too big to cover entirely in a review. [January 2012, p.42]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great visuals, wonderful audio, varied gameplay, interesting idea for internet co-op and remarkable atmosphere make this Journey unforgettable. [April 2012, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had a lot of questions in my head when I launched Bayonetta 2 for the first time. Is it possible to design a combat system as awesome as before, make it familiar, but not hackneyed? Is it possible to outshine the closing moments of the first game? The sequel needed just a couple of minutes to dispel all my concerns. [Dec 2014, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played the original edition, prepare for one of the best stealth/shooter games of recent years and above all a really good story and incredible music. [01/2014, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing this brilliant game lacks is the ability to race at night or in the rain. Apart from that it offers almost everything – trying out hundreds of detailed cars on numerous beautiful tracks I felt like a kid in a candy store. [November 2011, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is a thrilling ride through incredibly varied locations. I would rate it 8/10 but the multiplayer unquestionably deserves 10/10 – I can't think of any way to improve it. Especially the Horde 2.0 and Beast modes are terrific. Visuals are fantastic too – one glance is enough to notice the improvements in the Unreal Engine. As a whole Gears of War 3 is an outstanding, platform defining game. [October, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An essence of pure, unpretentious fun, a work of geniuses with untamed creative powers. I simply can’t imagine a human being that will not enjoy this wonderful, beautiful game. [CD-Action 11/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game’s playability puts to shame everything that’s been released for the new generation of consoles. [06/2014, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I had huge expectations and was nearly certain that the game would fail to live up to them. Fortunately I was wrong – From Software miraculously managed to improve on nearly perfect Dark Souls. [04/2014, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For many developers creating a new edition of last year's best sports game would be an overwhelming task. But not for the guys behind NBA 2K12, who coped with it brilliantly. [November 2011, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the games that left me thanking God for the possibility to experience electronic entertainment in its contemporary form. [June 2012, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is not only engrossing but also adapts to your actions (e.g killing an important NPC) and lets you make decisions that really do influence the future. The game is nonlinear – every problem has a couple of possible solutions (including violence and stealth), some of which were prepared by the designers while other result from your own creativity. This freedom is the game's greatest strength, but not the only one – dialogues are excellent along with the character development system and the visuals are very nice. Human Revolution is not perfect though – it could benefit from a more modern approach to some elements and more spacious hub areas. It's as good as the first Deus Ex but could have been even better! [Sept 2011, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An almost perfect MMO game and the first one in years that had the guts to drop outdated, 'tried and true' means and replaced them with new, fresh ideas. [11/2012, p.46]
    • CD-Action
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite introduction of micro-transactions and the lack of a proper tutorial NBA 2K13 is a must-have for every basketball fan. [12/2012, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A memorable game with a superb, deep story that forces you to make tough decisions and live with them. [CD-Action 1/2013, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 will force you to make tough decisions on a galactic scale. You have to think them through and you feel bad about yourself afterwards. It really kicked me in the emotional equivalent of testicles. What a spectacular finale to the trilogy! [April 2012, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put away Dragon Age, forget about Risen, let The Witcher be and don't wait for Skyrim. The feelings of fear and suspense that accompany you when you enter a new chamber in Dark Souls' castle cannot be described. You must experience it for yourself. And then suddenly die, of course. [November 2011, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We waited a whole year for the PC and PS3 versions of Limbo, but it was worth it – it's a pearl one in a million. Games like this just don't age. [September 2011, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the distinguishing features of the series – the Templars, parkour and brutal assassinations – are here, but now they are not the core, they are just elements of the best pirate game ever, of a Red Dead Redemption at sea. [13/2013, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers a very good story and vast freedom of action and lets you dispose of enemies in various, often sophisticated ways. But there's more – tropical islands with their intriguing mysteries, superb acting, crafting, additional challenges and broad possibilities of character development. This game is everything Far Cry 2 was supposed to be. [CD-Action 1/2013, p.38]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of all hack'n'slashes I played this year – including Diablo III – Torchlight II is the best one and it costs an equivalent of just one act of its biggest rival. [12/2012, p.80]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pokemon game since Gold and Silver. It’s worth buying a 3DS. [13/2013, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geralt made it to consoles at last. And in what style! One of the best RPG games in years was ported to X360 almost perfectly – it looks great and plays great. What it lacks is some introduction for those who didn't have the opportunity to play the first game or read Sapkowski's books and therefore might feel lost in The Witcher's world. [June 2012, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Take all the beauty of football, all its unpredictability and all emotions it carries, boil it down and what you get is roughly FIFA 13. It's the best, the richest simulation of football ever created. [12/2012, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing that this wonderful shooter lacks is some distinctive mark left by the new developer. However what they managed to create is a game you could call 'the best of Halo'. Additionally it rocks in multiplayer and pushes X360's capability in a way that probably even the console's designers find surprising. [13/2012, p.46]
    • CD-Action
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rhythm game that would not work on any other platform but is simply great on a smartphone. Inventive graphics changing music into vectors and some awesome ideas make Groove Coaster a worthy purchase. [Sept 2011, p.76]
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