JeuxActu's Scores

  • Games
For 272 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Rambo: The Video Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 272
272 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First original project from Yasumi Matsuno since Final Fantasy XII, Crimson Shroud fits perfectly with its universe. At the core of a world in decay, the story relates the adventure of a group of adventurers known as Chasers. They ought to bring back a special items, the Crimson Shroud, lost in a complex mess of corridors and dungeons. But their first task is to survive. Very dangerous enemies have to be beaten with an intelligent system of luck determined attacks : in order to receive bonuses the player can use dices. A great idea which give Crimson Shroud a lovely board game's aspect. Tough and challenging, Crimson Shroud is a new form of T-RPG who worth more than a simple glance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have a good look at it, you can see as many reasons to like this new SimCity as to hate it. The required connection offers plenty of possibilities but it is a pain in the ass to lonely mayors. The HUD is elegant and subtle but hides some curious flaws. Finition seems perfect, but several bugs will come to spoil your gaming experience. Anyway, SimCity will make you play again and again, and that's quite a good point.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you liked Castlevania: Lords of Shadows, you'll like Mirror of Fate. Mercury Steam succeed in combining the basis of Konami's reboot and some old stuffs from the early episodes. The result is ten hours of an intense and gripping adventure that will lead you to the end of Dracula's reign. The choice between four characters is very welcome, exactly like the renewal in the gameplay. A successful bet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This return is a success! Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time keeps doing what the former games of the series did very well : very colourful graphics, great direction and skilled platform levels. New characters, introduces by Sanzaru Games, are more a good idea than a bad one. And the lack of challenge is quickly forgotten because of a deep content and an hilarious adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great success. It has an original script and, surprisingly, we can be easily dragged into this story. With simple and intuitive gameplay, it’s easy to handle it. Then we can enjoy graphics which benefit from careful modeling. Injustice will please Comics fans but not only this group. With its immersive universe, even those uninitiated to fighting games will find it easy to take their places in the huge universe of superheroes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bred from a high profile e-sports culture, ShootMania Storm wins the challenge of bonding Hardcore and casual gamers together by submitting various mods. If we can regret the poorly made ManiaPlanet the community experience and the freedom allowed by the dev to the gamers in terms of customization and gameplay should succeed. With a retail price of 20€ and the availability of Royal and Elite mod as freewares, this game has a strong financial appeal, knowing that e-sports already welcomed ShootMania in the family, we guess there will be active servers for years to come...Let's hope it will be as successful as the Trackmania franchise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epic from start to finish, weird and attractive at the same time, Soul Sacrifice is an original game that takes its time to reveal it's potential. The universe is carefully crafted and the ambiance mixing uneasiness and sadness make a vault that fits the PS Vita tailored gameplay. A direct competitor of Monster Hunter, Soul Sacrifice does not match the list of monsters but sheds light on the obsolete game mechanics of Capcom's game while renewing the concept. Too bad that this game still suffers from it's youth as some mistakes are present, but we hope those will disappear in an upcoming sequel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if the the family look is there, Wargame: AirLand Battle isn't just Wargame: European Escalation with planes. The games are easier to handle (which is a good thing) and the campaign changes its format (which was almost a good thing). All this without damaging the strategic content that made the studio's lust. The wannabe soldier will be happy to find hundreds of available units, and it will be time consuming before you can master everything during online games. The players really fond of change might regret the seriousness of the graphics and interface.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a first shot, we can count it as a success. Remember Me is not flawless but mort of those flaws are due to the ip's youth or an excessive care. Good ideas not well used, features that are too limited in use or too rare, some repetitive things too, but that's pretty much all we can criticize the game for. The risk-taking brought by this new gameplay, a new context and a unique universe are wonderful. On the looks, the bet is won et we would even like to know a bit more about this strange Neo Paris. Maybe in another title? With such inspired graphics and creativity, we hope the sequel will follow on quite quickly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it's undoubtedly on of the best strategy games of the year, Company of Heroes 2 lacks a bit of dare before we can call it genius. Well done and quite consistent, Relic Entertainment's title fails by greediness (26 DLC's for over 50 euros on day one, seriously??), a tendency to require a very powerful PC and some AI problems. Happily, the game mechanics inherited from the first episode are still enjoyable, and the influence of winter time on the gameplay is an appreciated novelty.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every Animal Crossing fan was impatiently waiting for this game. New Leaf holds on it's promises, by playing as the mayor or the city, you will enjoy absolute power, and the customisation possibilities are almost endless. You'll be able to let you imagination float away building and governing the village according to your style. The new stuff in terms of online social interactions do bring a true value to this game which still stays very repetitive. Beware, boredom isn't far away. Nevertheless, the fans oof the series will most likely enjoy this game for many hours.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haters can have fun criticizing Nintendo for hours, but the Kyoto firm shows a remarkable knowledge with Pikmin 3. If the graphics, no matter how cute they are, can't hide the technological gap already existing between the Wii U on one hand and the PS4 and Xbox One in the other, the game has nothing to learn in terms of level design or gameplay. Very clever when it's about dividing Pikmins in 3 separate groups, the game shows that the concept is still worthy. We regret, nonetheless, that the GamePad hasn't been able to present itself as absolutely necessary, making Pikmin 3 an evolution rather than a revolution.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom could have played it lazy for this Remake of Duck Tales, but the Japanese studio instead decided to pay tribute to one of it's most mythic games of the Famicom Era, by bringing us this fully reimagined version of the game. Sure, some things haven't changed like the gameplay or the levels that made its success, but the work on the visuals is such a bliss, and the new content surely enough too keep you entertained, even 20 years after the first dip in that adventure which left us so many memories. And for the younger players, it's the right time to discover an excellent platformer game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After years of well-founded hopes, we can say without any doubt that Diablo 3 succeeded in arriving on consoles. The HUD has been cleverly modified and you don't have to be connected to Internet or to the fateful Auction House anymore. Talking gameplay, the possibility of playing up to four players on one screen is a really good idea. It's just a shame that such a porting stayed in the dark for more than one year. Anyway, if you don't care about PC's, go for it now.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outlast is the pleasant surprise of fall 2013, a true survival-horror game with old-school gameplay and a very scary atmosphere. Fear is what it's all about and that's what you're going to find inside Mount Massive Asylum, and it already makes the game a success. With a very well-made storyline in spite of a touchy ending, Outlast is definitely a reference title rivaling Amnesia or Forbidden SIREN. In spite of some problems which are largely due to the tight development budget, hence the small retail price of 20€, the game will provide gamers with a deep dive into the most dark horrors, which will make you forget the ultimately minor faults that Red Barrels let slip pass. A title that will scare future PS4 owners for sure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you already have the previous one, you really don't need this Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. There is not enough new features and content to justify the opening of your wallet. However, huge fans, wealthy players and new challengers would probably try the five new characters and levels, as well as the Power Blow.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you know the "Fable" comic or not, you can only admire the work Telltale Games has done with The Wolf Among Us, in terms of genuine ambiance and graphic style. Very special, this universe mixing fairy tales and modern thriller works just fine in an adventure game. The tradeoff is easy enigmas and only some rare QTE will require a hint of thinking. But that's the burden of that kind of game and we know since The Walking Dead that it's possible to enjoy such a gameplay. All in all, the only unknown thing is the content of the next episodes of the series. Will we be overjoyed or disappointed? Anyway, we're eager to see the follow up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After completing the first episode of this Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, it clearly appears that mixing Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite universes was a very good idea indeed, and maybe the best reason for a solo DLC. Going through Rapture is a true joy, and the meeting with Elizabeth as a pin-up is great. The gameplay, the art direction and the scenario are still very interesting. The only drawback are the two hours of play sold for 15€. You should go for the Season Pack!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a very well made atmosphere, a good storyline and a high quality Jazz soundtrack, Compulsion Game's title takes the player in a very seductive world. But the true strong point of the game is in its addictive gameplay, the possibility to shift between 2D and 3D serves both the game and the story by providing us with a peep of the real world, seen through a game of shadows. Without being flawless, Contrast manages to be a very good platform game that will win the hearts of most gamers for sure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With some bugs still on account, it seems like EA found Nintendo's secret recipe, the one that makes us love stuff we've seen for ages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resogun is the little big surprise of the PlayStation 4 line-up. Offered with the PS Plus subscription, Housemarque's game is a perfect mix of Geometry Wars and Choplifter. Visually nice and attractive, it offers a harsh challenge though. Skill highly recommended. You'll be addicted.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outlast is the pleasant surprise of fall 2013, a true survival-horror game with an olds-chool gameplay and a very scary atmosphere. Fear is what it's all about and that's what you're going to find inside Mount Massive Asylum, and it already makes the game a success. With a very well made storyline in spite of a touchy ending, Outlast is definitely a reference title rivaling with Amnesia or Forbidden SIREN. In spite of some problems which are due to the tight development budget, hence the small retail price of 20€, the game will provide gamers with a deep dive into the most dark horrors, which will make you forget the minors faults that Red Barrels let slip pass. A title that will scare future PS4 owners for sure!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With no change to the game whatsoever, Capcom gives us an essential and intemporal game as Resident Evil 4 HD and still dominates other titles it has inspired. At last out on PC after years of begging from fans, this game is clearly the definitive edition of the title, with a motherload of content and a welcome graphics-lifting. We enjoy meeting Leon, Ada, Ashley, Saddler and Salazar again in their roles, and with a 20€ pricetag on Steam, this is tremendous value. The perfect time to discover a classic of videogame.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's difficult to resist the charms of HearthStone: Heroes of WarCraft, which stacks up qualities. Easily manageable by any gamer, highly addictive, and made with an artistic touch, this game fully uses the rich Warcraft universe and its fame. The price to pay is having to make due with classic card game gameplay, not a revolution in the card collecting game genre...and it can prove tiresome at some point if you don't go hunting for the rare cards. Strangely, the interface needs improvement, and some bugs still persists. But since the game is free and really fun, there is no reason to not give it a try.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is a nice remake of two great games. Technically (and that's the point of this HD version), there's nothing to complain about, and you will also be able to play some new content from the International editions. But we can't avoid a few disappointments: no Japanese voices and no cross-buy between Vita and PS3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pinball Arcade is a very good exclusive title for PS4 and at the same time the best pinball game we've seen for years. With 22 playfields (and 35 others to come) amongst the best, you've a huge content at your disposal. Furthermore, the Farsight game successfully retranscripts the sensations, visuals and noises of all those playfields of the past. Old-school.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    SEGA reinvents the music adventure game by giving us a strong story and a very pleasant background which is Paris under the lights. A really a nice mixture of Rhythm Paradise, Elite Beat Agent and Samba de Amigo.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Every year, it's the same story. Because of the lack of competition, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 keeps its position as the best golf game on the market. However, the next game really needs to present new features to the players to give the IP a new lease on life!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of role playing games and soccer, Inamuza Eleven 2 will give you an amazing experience. An honest sequel with some great new features.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    StarHawk is a pleasant surprise. Predicted as a very multiplayer TPS, it reveals a nice campaign, which is a true advantage in this kind of game. Multi is a little bit disapointing : game modes are far too classic and you'll have to fight with your friends to establish a real strategy. That's too bad, with its nice graphics and its versatile gameplay, StarHawk could have been one of the very best.