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 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,049 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gameplay-wise Fahrenheit aged awfully and Aspyr did next to nothing to at least make it look decently. No one in our office could tell the difference between the original game and the remastered version (apart from widescreen modes). [04/2015, p.64]
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Nothing more than an attempt to snatch some money. [April 2012, p.74]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Isn’t it high time to stop resurrecting this stale series? [07/2014, p.60]
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    • 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]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A generic top-down shooter that fails to deliver anything novel. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.76]
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite my numerous attempts to calibrate Move the controller's precision in Hunter's Trophy left much to be desired. It's an old, ugly game that can appeal only to retired hunting enthusiasts. [February 2012, p.63]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Randal’s Monday is so packed with references to movies, books and other games that it’s bursting at the seams, but it never rises to the level of the works it mocks. [01/2015, p.77]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Generic missions, bland locations and poor humour make Bunch of Heroes an uneven battle not only against alien invaders but mostly against boredom. [January 2012, p.66]
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    • 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]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You’ll stay enamored by Deer God for two hours. Unfortunately the game takes five to complete and after the initial charm is gone it becomes repetitive as hell. What more, it creates space for an interesting story and fails to fill it. [05/2015, p.71]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Switch off voice recognition in the menu and you’re left with a run-of-the-mill budget game that doesn’t have much to offer. [05/2015, p.72]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Makes a very bad first impression with its horrible visuals. The gameplay mechanics are rather shallow. I've got prettier, more complex and cheaper games on my iPod touch. [October, p.80]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    How long can you stare at birds and globes traveling across the sky? [CD-Action 06/2013, p.79]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When I read that Crusader is slowly becoming the game the developers wanted it to be, I can’t hold back laughter. What are they going to do in Crusader III? Strip the visuals of distinctiveness even more? Simplify the economy further? Remove some more units? [Dec 2014, p.81]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I could go on for ages pointing out this game’s shortcomings, but what’s the point? It’s a fairly competent shmup, but so underdeveloped, that it’s not worth your time. [03/2014, p.81]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks like a prototype in need of development and moving to a real engine. [03/2014, p.81]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do you remember Cities XL from 2009? Or Cities XL 2011? Or Cities XL 2012? Or Cities XL Platinum? Cities XXL is the same game, just with a new price tag. [04/2015, p.65]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A flop in every aspect – should do time. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.74]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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