CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 3,134 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Uprising44: The Silent Shadows
Score distribution:
3134 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like Sniper Elite 4 before it, the latest addition to the series takes the crown of the best game for those who prefer to employ stealth and kill from a distance rather than engage in direct firefights. Its X-Ray kill cam is still loads of fun while impressively large, detailed maps offer lots of freedom and many additional challenges, so it’s a shame that uninteresting story, poor AI and flawed physics hold it back.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong perfectly reflects the atmosphere of a tabletop RPG session set in the World of Darkness. Sadly, graphics and animations sometimes spoil the impression, certain gameplay mechanics are hard to master and I couldn’t complete some quests because of the bugs. It’s a shame, because the writers and the voice actors did a commendable job.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Daemonhunters is basically XCOM in Warhammer’s clothing. While it has little in common with the original Chaos Gate, it will measure up to the expectations of most fans of turn-based tactics games.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although it might look like a Dead Space’s relative, Dolmen is more of a low-budget mix of Returnal and The Surge. Everything it does decently, it borrowed from other games with very little original input. Dolmen is simply late to the party and with competition so strong and numerous, seems unnecessary. I can recommend it only to the most famished soulslike fans if they can get it at a significantly reduced price.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kao the Kangaroo is a solid reboot, but not in the league of Crash Bandicoot. The game is pretty, runs smoothly, offers great level design and fun combat system, and overall has a strong base, but also contains many elements that fail to reach the level we expect from a platformer today.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Cyphers Game deals with a truly fascinating topic, but unfortunately doesn’t do it justice. While there is undoubtedly some talent behind the game, and some clever ideas as well, ultimately it doesn't deliver due to clumsiness of stealth mechanics and the lack of content, which makes it incredibly short.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a dark fantasy RPG that offers an interesting take on Arthurian legend and a turn-based combat system that will appeal to XCOM fans. Engaging story, enjoyable battles and great atmosphere ensure at least 25 hours of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who’s Lila is a very unique point’n’click hybrid full of secrets. At first glance its most interesting feature seems to be the ability to control the protagonist’s facial expressions but what really plays first fiddle is the nonlinear story leading to over a dozen endings.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable once again charmed me with its narrative and its constant toying with the player. There’s not much game in it but despite that (or maybe because of that) it says a lot about other games and gamers. It’s a brilliant, one-of-a-kind title, now available in a richer, longer version.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Chinatown Detective Agency accurately shows that a detective’s work consists mainly of research but the developers forgot that puzzles alone, even fresh and creative, are not enough. The game could use a better designed world and a more interesting story that doesn’t fizzle out after a decent beginning.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trek to Yomi is a marvel that uses its black and white art style, wonderfully designed environments, and Japanese setting to convey the spirit of samurai tales better than many games employing color and full 3D. The game would be perfect if it had better combat animations.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A groundbreaking voxel-based engine makes demolition more fun than one could imagine. But it’s the amazing amount of mods (maps, tools of destructions, gameplay changes) that turns Teardown into an absolute blast for everyone who enjoys breaking stuff.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    eFootball 2022 in its latest version (1.0) shows some occasional glimmers of former PES glory, but it is still painfully far from being a full-fledged game, both in terms of features and gameplay, which is ruined by sluggishness, weak AI, poor animations and questionable physics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy 2 is simply a bigger version of the original, with art style being the only significant difference. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a stellar roguelite with lots of natural charm and unique humor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Onde offers pleasantly fluid gameplay at a calming pace and an interesting movement system, but I feel the elements of danger are completely unnecessary, as they clash with the game’s atmosphere and relaxing nature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not for Broadcast is a witty, hilarious satire of the world of media. It teaches you not to trust your TV set and makes you genuinely pity the poor bloke who tries to manipulate you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Triangle Strategy’s long (maybe too long), nonlinear story should appeal to tactical RPG aficionados but even if it doesn’t, they will be completely absorbed in one of the best tactical combat systems ever created. Every fan of the genre simply must play this game, while the rest should at least consider giving it a chance.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sadly, it’s not the “so bad it’s actually fun” case. Postal 4: No Regerts is a monstrosity sloppily stitched together from terrible jokes and numerous bugs. The game was testing my patience every step of the way and I could almost hear it scream in my face: “The past is now, old man! Thanks for your money, loser!”.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    B.I.O.T.A. is an old school metroidvania heavily inspired by James Cameron’s “Aliens”. It is not groundbreaking, but the gameplay is really varied and the art style will surely appeal to retro games maniacs. However, despite its retro look B.I.O.T.A. is very forgiving, which might not be an advantage to everyone – personally, I wish it was more challenging.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Janitor Bleeds is a retro-style survival horror that has you exploring a haunted abandoned arcade and features a game within a game as its key element. The developers did pretty well to achieve the sense of danger without resorting to jump scares, but as a whole Janitor Bleeds is neither very scary nor easy to recommend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If H. P. Lovecraft’s fiction is close to your heart and you enjoy retro shooters, you will be delighted by Forgive Me Father. Despite its shallow narrative the game puts a lot of effort into making you feel like a protagonist in one of the works by Master from Providence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The developers from Hakama tried to brush up the series’ formula somewhat and push it more decisively in the direction of serious RPGs, but at the same time they are clinging to old mechanics, even those highly annoying. However, if you can tune out the game’s flaws, you’ll get many hours of decent fun that resembles Zeldas to some extent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is how VR titles should be done! Moss: Book II cleverly uses the potential of PS VR, offers immersive and varied environments, surprisingly creative challenges, great animations and engaging gameplay. What’s important, it doesn’t cause any discomfort or nausea. It’s a pity that it is quite short, though.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing The Ezio Collection is a bit like visiting a museum, especially if you look at the characters and their animations. However, these old games still have a lot of charm, and the ability to travel with Ezio to Italy or Constantinople whenever and wherever you desire is great to have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This action RPG set in the dark fantasy-flavored Wild West enraptured me with its cleverly constructed story with meaningful choices, unique atmosphere, and living, interactive, beautiful world. My delight would have been even greater if it wasn’t for the terrible AI and unintuitive controls.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It would be hard to name a genre more trivial than rail shooters, but that’s not what bothered me the most about The House of the Dead: Remake. The game’s biggest problem is that its campaign mode offers literally half an hour’s worth of content. If you’re not a fan of replaying the same four levels over and over again to improve your high score, it’s hard to justify spending money on THotD.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ main feature is its wacky humor – you’ll either love it or find it cringy and annoying. I enjoyed the game mainly because I liked the way it makes fun of RPG clichés, but when I was not laughing, the excitement was gone instantly. It’s still a solid shooter but I’m already tired of the Borderlands gameplay formula and this spin-off does too little to shake things up, even though its setting offered a huge potential to do so.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby might be overshadowed by other Nintendo franchises but in terms of quality it’s right up there with the best of them. Forgotten Land embodies the essence of Nintendo’s creativity, friendliness and charm, while its level design is so good the rest of the industry should take notes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tunic might seem like a mere homage to The Legend of Zelda, but despite similar gameplay mechanics it’s a great game in its own right. It’s a surprisingly complex mix of a metroidvania and an RPG with a heavy emphasis on exploring the world and uncovering its secrets. Sometimes it might be frustrating, but I’m sure it will charm many.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine why anyone would want to pay so much for such an awful experience. There’s a potentially enjoyable action game trapped inside Babylon’s Fall but it’s buried deep under layers of bugs, bad design, chaos and overall misery.

Top Trailers