CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 1,585 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 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 Uprising44: The Silent Shadows
Score distribution:
1585 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar did not have to try hard – GTA V would sell on new consoles even it was the same game as before. It’s hard to underestimate both their ambition and effort to make their latest offering something more than a simple reissue. The new first person view really changes the gameplay and alone is worth your money. [01/2015, p.36]
    • CD-Action
    • 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
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rockstar promised that the PC edition of GTA V would be the best way to experience this breathtaking game, and that’s exactly what it is. [06/2015, p.48]
    • 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
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visual improvements and three included DLCs don’t justify buying this game again, but if you haven’t played it on PS3 yet, you’re in for long hours of valuable entertainment. [Sept 2014, p.59]
    • 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]
    • CD-Action
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kojima finally found the reasonable balance between gameplay and storytelling. The Phantom Pain is a game like no other and I would love to find a way to experience it for the first time again. [10/2015, p.44]
    • 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stating that the forthcoming game will be the last rendezvous with a popular, charismatic hero is a rare phenomenon. I congratulate Naughty Dog on their courage and in spite of myself keep my fingers crossed for them to stick to their decision. The farewell party they threw for Nate is simply spectacular. This is how I want to remember him, not as an old man who rubbed his joints with pain cream and then found a UFO. Uncharted 4 is a brilliant game and a breathtaking demonstration of what PS4 is capable of. [07/2016, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3 shines in every artistic and technological aspect and offers one of the greatest adventures in the history of gaming. It would be a mistake not to embark on it. [December 2011, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a disgrace not to know this game. [10/2015, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good action game, but a weak Souls game – and even From Software and Sony were referring to Bloodborne as a Souls game. It’s got a solid basis – mixing Dark Souls’ it’s-gonna-be-hard-but-it’s-worth-the-pain character with faster pace – but it’s dragged down by some technical issues (e.g. loading times and framerate instability) and dubious gameplay design choices. [05/2015, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This truly outstanding game raises the bar to new heights that will be extremely hard to reach for BioWare, Bethesda and any other developer. [07/2015, p.38]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This very simple jRPG is the funniest game I have ever played. [12/2015, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It would not be easy to find another game that offers so much content. [02/2015, p.61]
    • 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3 is a game I judge with my heart, not with my brain. And my heart says Blood and Wine deserves the highest rating. [07/2016, p.46]
    • 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
    Blizzard proved that it’s still possible to do something fresh in online shooters and helped me rediscover the charms of fragging. [08/2016, p.48]
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of production values and gameplay Badland 2 is second to none. [02/2016, p.68]
    • 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]
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