CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 870 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 5.7 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 Legends of Dawn
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 99 out of 870
870 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Battle for Hogwarts is the most game-suitable fragment in the whole Harry Potter saga. Unfortunately Electronic Arts' vision is bland and uninspired. There's no feel of grandiosity and significance whatsoever. Just like in the predecessor the gameplay was boiled down to ducking behind covers and zapping enemies with spells. The saga is over. We can only regret the style. [August 2011, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A low budget shooter with unbelievably dumb AI, rather ugly visuals (even though it uses Unreal Engine 3) and ridiculous dialogues. [January 2012, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    On paper this was material for a blockbuster but good ideas were buried under incompetence and lack of experience. [May 2012, p.64]
    • CD-Action
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Confrontation's potentially brightest feature – combat system – turned out to be abysmal and the game has nothing else to offer. [September 2012, p.56]
    • CD-Action
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's hard to call Captain Morgane a worthwhile game, as it fails on almost every level – from run-of-the-mill story to ugly character models. [September 2012, p.77]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Boss battles are tedious and companion's AI is disastrous (which might explain why the puzzles are so basic and repetitive – that dumb rabbit probably wouldn't handle anything more elaborate). And it's not really a game for kids because on occasion it's rather difficult (partly due to abysmal jumping mechanics). Each time I put the controller aside after playing this painfully generic game, I was tired and bored. And I hated my job a little. [1/2013, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Invasion shows how a fast, properly executed gameplay can be turned into a tedious monstrosity. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A generic top-down shooter that fails to deliver anything novel. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Another online shooter – these three words sum up Team X nicely. It offers nothing that would keep you in front of the screen. What’s even worse – there are no people to play with. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It’s not a new Rayman or even half of Ratchet & Clank. Kids should not burst our crying if you give them Zack Zero to play but why would you do that if there is plenty of other, better platformers? [CD-Action 08/2013, p.85]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Isn’t it high time to stop resurrecting this stale series? [07/2014, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I expected Murdered to be an interesting, modern adventure game. Instead I got a very shallow story paired with irritating gameplay mechanics. [08/2014, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All the fights against generic enemies look the same and get boring even faster than the shallow plot and repetitive quests. If you're looking for sleeping pills that also induce nausea I can recommend Faery. [July 2011, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nightmares turn to reality. People start dying. Mainly of boredom. Sluggish story is Alpha Polaris' biggest drawback – you can fall asleep in front of the screen before things start to get interesting. Some ideas (like the possibility of solving some puzzles with a couple different objects) deserve acknowledgement but it's not enough when everything else is lame. [August 2011, p.57]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Slow pace wouldn't have to be a drawback if it wasn't for sparse checkpoints. In case of suffering defeat just an inch from one you just don't want to waste your time on trudging across the same area. [August 2011, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It spawns enemies behind your back, fails to improve lame AI and contains a range of bugs (e.g. enemies hitting you through a closed gate). BioWare failed to convince me that they are capable of learning from their mistakes. [Sept 2011, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It seems that the vision of a perfect, expansive game merging features of an FPS and a nonlinear RPG just outgrew the capabilities of a small studio. To start the adventure you'll first have to face one of the most inconvenient and ugly user interfaces I've ever seen. Then you have to create a character without a decent explanation of the game's RPG system, so you can end up with one that doesn't suite the playing style that E.Y.E quickly forces you to adopt. You can easily lose track of the story because the game fails to present it properly. Shooting works fine but the enemy AI sadly doesn't and Source engine delivers outdated visuals. [Sept 2011, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game offers nothing that could justify spending money on it. [November 2011, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Gothic's evolution is to look like this, we're better off without the next entry in the series. [April 2012, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The style of poorly executed visuals is in discord with the atmosphere that Pendulo Studios tried to create. Yesterday is also too easy and generally just not worth spending 4 hours with it. [May 2012, p.78]
    • CD-Action
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I have no idea why someone decided that MUD is worthy of a 'Triple A' price. The developers couldn't even decide whether they wanted to do an arcade game or a hardcore simulation. [July 2012, p.84]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no story here and the game depletes its potential quickly, so after few sips of Mediterranean decadence comes boredom. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A flop in every aspect – should do time. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a sort of realistic Micro Machines – a good idea, but executed poorly. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nazi Zombie Army is bland, not very original and unpleasant to play. The best thing about this game is the title. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.81]
    • CD-Action
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no creativity here, no passion. What’s more, developers decided to leave out most of the interesting elements from the previous games of the series. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    None of its elements is done well enough. The combat system is primitive and slapdash, there’s practically just one enemy type with several skins and the level design based on simple greyish blocks is trivial. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    How long can you stare at birds and globes traveling across the sky? [CD-Action 06/2013, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Train Simulator 2014 is very boring – you spend most of your time looking out for the next semaphore and missing GTA V. [12/2013, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You often have to turn a blind eye to independent games’ shortcomings to enjoy the gameplay, but Darkout is so sloppy that the only reasonable thing to do is deleting the local content. How about a tutorial that can permanently block your progress even if you closely follow the onscreen instructions? [02/2014, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Calling a game with a gameplay based on shadows a shadow of what it could’ve been is a cheap trick. So is joking that Contrast contrasts with the vision of itself depicted in the previews and press releases. Still I couldn’t resist to do both because what we got is a half-baked mediocrity that has too little good moments but loads of wasted potential. [02/2014, p.62]
    • CD-Action
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A weak attempt to suck some cash out of Saint Seiya fans. [02/2014, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers said out loud that Goat Simulator is not worth buying unless you come across their game on some sale. And they are right. [05/2014, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I would turn a blind eye to a non-existing level of challenge posed by Yaiba and to excessively simplified combat system, but why is the hero such a yokel?! [06/2014, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A feeble attempt to rip off Broken Sword. [08/2014, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most interesting bad game of this generation and the ugliest I’ve seen on PS3 in last couple of years. Only for Nier and Drakengard fans. [08/2014, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The idea behind Gods Will Be Watching is not bad at all, the prototype was promising, the Kickstarter campaign was successful, but after 15 minutes of playing I was furious. Gods might be watching, but whether you live or die is decided by a random number generator, not them. [10/2014, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Sims 4 is just a foundation of a game. How would you react if you bought a new Elder Scrolls game and realized that half of the cities are unavailable (because TES6: World Adventures is around the corner), there are only 4 weapons (TES6: Accessories), you can’t ride horses (TES6: Pets), there are only 12 quests (TES6: Careers), 2 guilds (TES6: Friends) and 3 spells (TES6: Supernatural)? [Nov 2014, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    How to design an indie game to have it published on Sony’s platforms? It’s easy. The game just has to look nice and there may be some crumbs of gameplay in there somewhere. But not necessarily. If there’s no gameplay, you just call it ‘an experience’, not a game, and everything’s fine. [Nov 2014, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If you are really dying to taste some carnage on wheels, don't be shy and buy Twisted Metal. Wheels of Destruction is so low budget it hurts. [July 2012, p.85]
    • CD-Action
    • 35 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Only a madman could pay a full retail price for this game. [September 2012, p.79]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's not an appropriate tribute to one of the greatest icons of popular culture. It's a little abomination conceived out of love for money. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.68]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There are some mildly satisfying moments in Dark, but most of the time you’re stuck between boredom and frustration. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 62 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Repetitive, boring and pretentious. It’s not how you make an ambitious game. [03/2014, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It was a good enough mobile game, but on PC it’s terrible, devoid of everything that made Human Revolution a success. [06/2014, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A grotesque game that makes you run around in circles in three small areas filled with endlessly respawning enemies and proofs of developer's incompetence. Daggerdale is dumb, tiresome and extremely bugged. [July 2011, p.80]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    9mm
    They say size isn't important but clearly 9mm is not enough. A major failure by Gameloft – the game is mediocre at best and laughable at worst. [August 2011, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You can't come up with an idea for an interesting, varied gameplay, your budget is very limited and your breathtaking script is being digested by a dog? Don't worry – just make another mediocre zombie game and publish it on Steam. Someone will buy it. [September 2011, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It could seem that Painkiller franchise cannot be watered down any further. Wrong! [May 2012, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Instead of a breathtaking war spectacle it offers a half-baked puppet show that just can't fool anybody. [June 2012, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's nothing worth praising in Iron Front: Liberation 1944. [August 2012, p.81]
    • CD-Action
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To keep things short and sweet: I see no reasons to play MMA Onslaught. Bellator licence and a handful of well recreated real fighters mean nothing if the game itself is lousy. [10/2012, p.65]
    • CD-Action
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    'An ambitious story' turned out to be a compilation of clichés realized in a trivial way and dragged down by laughable combat, linearity and overall poor quality. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's been ages since I wasted 5 hours so pointlessly. I felt like a victim of an exceptionally malicious prank. [1/2013, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s possible that this game can be saved – the announced patches seem reasonable. But right now it’s better to stay away from Ace of Spades.[CD-Action 02/2013, p.61]
    • CD-Action
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Karateka is just a series of painfully repetitive QTE. The idea of combining a brawler with a rhythm game is cool but in my opinion it’s not enough for anything more than a minigame in some bigger title.[CD-Action 02/2013, p.63]
    • CD-Action
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A messed up PC port of an interesting console title. The game is horribly unresponsive when you use mouse and keyboard, the connection lags are awful and it’s hard to find people to play with. [11/2013, p.86]
    • CD-Action
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dear Kung Fu Factory, please try harder next time, because you showed some potential, but I had to look for it through a microscope. [13/2013, p.73]
    • CD-Action
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A poorly animated, unbalanced game that I didn’t enjoy at all. Although it does offer a lot of different punches, kicks and throws, its gameplay resembles a long, boring QTE. [13/2013, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Instead of giving the series a new life the developers buried it and the patches are a classic case of ‘too little, too late’. There’s a lot of things you can forgive this game but not the fact that it’s boring. [02/2014, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Instead of bothering with problems of characters in this not so deep and not so ambitious game, you should go and talk to real people you care about. [02/2014 2014, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I hate it when developers use pompous artsy nonsense to hide the fact that their game has nothing to offer in terms of gameplay. Entwined is a primitive arcade game with an obnoxiously pretentious ‘love story’. [Sept 2014, p.67]
    • CD-Action
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    To keep thing short and sweet – Postal III is a bad game. [March 2012, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    People who gave us the excellent Slender: The Eight Pages suddenly ceased to understand what makes a good horror. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An awfully boring, repetitive and uninspired game that does absolutely nothing to show PS4’s capabilities but a lot to ruin your day. [01/2014, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The last time I saw such a bad game was... damn, I don't even remember when it was. It's boring, ugly, suffers of bad programming and violates your ears with abysmal music. [October, p.80]
    • CD-Action
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Clearly some people think that it's enough to hop on the indie bandwagon to make a buck. Don't waste your time on Colour Bind. [12/2012, p.88]
    • CD-Action
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tryst is a bad joke, a clickfest designed probably with eSports in mind, but so abysmal that no one will bother with it. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.75]
    • CD-Action
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    What a prophetic title. Since the first announcement 5 years ago Ride to Hell has come a long way just to reach the hell of deserved mockery and low scores. Stay clear of this game as if it was a puddle of oil on the highway. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A great example of an eyesore spit out by indie devs convinced that only the story matters. The worst part is that they had no idea how to write the story to avoid it being a cliché running with the pack of sad, moving indie games. [08/2014, p.69]
    • CD-Action
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine why anyone would play this terrible game and I can’t understand why Gaiman wanted to be associated with it. [Sept 2014, p.63]
    • CD-Action
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    An unforgivable defamation of the FlatOut series. [February 2012, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Put the pedal to the metal and drive away as far as possible from this atrocity. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.82]
    • CD-Action
    • 11 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    It looks like an early prototype of a PS2 game. Mentioning Unearthed and Uncharted in one sentence is like comparing a preschool kiddie bike to Harley Sportster. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.72]
    • CD-Action
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    An apology is in order to everyone who fell for the promises on Kickstarter and paid for this ruin of a game. [11/2013, p.76]
    • CD-Action
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    In a state of stupor induced by gameplay I stopped noticing inbred clones wandering the streets, the sterile town straight from Stephen King’s novels and the hatred for humanity infused into every pixel of this virtual world. [12/2013, p.69]
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