CD-Action's Scores

  • Games
For 2,742 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.1 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 Farming Simulator
Score distribution:
2742 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a pretty faithful adaptation of the Root board game about warring animal factions. Just like the original, some might find it too infantile for their taste, but it’s fun, looks good, and offers an additional challenge mode. It’s a shame though that it doesn’t include two new factions introduced in the original’s Riverfolk Expansion. [13/2020, p.37]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tennis World Tour 2 is far from perfect, but if you compare it to Big Ant Studios’ previous tennis games, you will notice significant progress. A lot of improvements have been made and the game is not as awfully bland as its predecessor. It’ll take a lot more work to make this series truly good, but it seems the developer is capable of getting there after all. If you enjoy tennis and stumble upon TWT2 on a sale, you can seriously consider giving it a chance. [13/2020, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The easiest way to describe Ghostrunner is to call it an illegitimate child of Hotline Miami and Mirror’s Edge. It fails to match the latter in terms of body awareness, but it makes up for it with well-thought-out, satisfying level design and looks great regardless of whether you’re putting your parkour skills to the test, or slicing enemies with your katana. [13/2020, p.74]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fallen God is a large stand-alone expansion that succeeds in differentiating itself from its predecessors. The developers managed to diversify the experience (not spectacularly though) and did a terrific job at depicting the specific nature of the new race – trolls. [13/2020, p.72]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pumpkin Jack is a charmingly old-school game that would fit perfectly into the PS1 era. It’s colorful, full of humor, and offers huge, well-designed levels. It tries many different ways to mix up the gameplay, which is great, but all these efforts are too safe to bring any real surprises. [13/2020, p.71]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Commander ’85 is difficult and unfriendly, and therefore will discourage most people almost immediately. It is a great tribute to the games and movies of 1980s though, so if you’re into retro stuff, you might enjoy it. I know I did. [13/2020, p.70]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great party game for anyone who’s familiar with Queen’s classics (there are 30 of them here) and enjoys belting out “We Are the Champions”. [13/2020, p.68]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Signifier is pretty unique in terms of both the concept and its execution. I’m sure you won’t regret giving it a chance if you’re into adventure games and can appreciate a highly unsettling atmosphere bordering on horror. [13/2020, p.67]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don’t let the title fool you. For something called The Survivalists, the game’s survival-related mechanics are shockingly lenient. The only aspect you need to pay constant attention to is hunger, but there’s plenty of food. Low overall difficulty level doesn’t have to be a flaw though. If Don’t Starve Together is too stressful for you and your friends, The Survivalists might be a great choice for co-op. [13/2020, p.66]
    • CD-Action
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legion is a return to the darker roots of Watch Dogs. It is also the best game in the series, regardless of whether you’re inclined to avoid violence and solve problems DedSec style (by hacking), or prefer to unleash a hail of bullets. The story improved big time and it is unsettling to realize how much the game’s dystopian reality resembles our own. [13/2020, p.62]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s not a game you need to play. Nevertheless, despite its obvious low budget, technical issues and terrible combat, I don’t feel my time with it was wasted. What rescued Falcon Age in my eyes, was a surprising, weird attachment I felt to my flying companion. I can’t explain it, but I felt really awful when I saw the bird return to me badly hurt and bloodied after I had sent it into battle too recklessly. [13/2020, p.61]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid remaster of Neighbours From Hell and its sequel, fun if you’re up for some corny humor. [13/2020, p.60]
    • CD-Action
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In terms of gameplay, Space Crew is a huge step backwards compared to its predecessor, Bomber Crew. [13/2020, p.59]
    • CD-Action
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I was delighted with Darksburg when I played it’s early build at Gamescom 2019. I don’t know what happened, but since then it has become a mere shadow of itself. Darksburg’s gameplay definitely has considerable potential, but the game is annoying more often than satisfying, and there’s not enough content to keep you playing longer than a couple hours. [13/2020, p.58]
    • CD-Action
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stretched between two generations of consoles, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is more of a teaser than a real showcase of PS5’s capabilities. It does not feel like a full-fledged sequel either, but the original’s gameplay mechanics still work great, while new gadgets and skills related to electricity are fun to use. [13/2020, p.54]
    • CD-Action
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rather than a typical online game, Genshin Impact resembles a traditional single-player jRPG with a real-time combat. For a free-to-play title it is very impressive, but turns out to be pretty derivative and quickly slumps into monotony. [13/2020, p.52]
    • CD-Action
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instead of employing trivial jump scare tactics, Visage expertly toys with your senses and messes with your head, first causing uneasiness, and then evoking authentic fear. There’s no reason to weep for the cancelled Silent Hills anymore. We’ve got Visage, the best horror game of the year, maybe even the best in years. [13/2020, p.51]
    • CD-Action
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The developers did a great job at ironing out imperfections of the original game and expanding it without messing with its core. There are some visual shortcomings and performance issues, and the AI needs more work, but I longed for a good strategy game and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition filled that void for me. [13/2020, p.50]
    • CD-Action
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the same Doom Eternal we know and love, but the DLC managed to make it even more frenetic. The onslaught of demons is actually so intense that it can easily get overwhelming, especially if you haven’t played Doom for a while or never mastered it. It’s a shame the developers were quite skimpy with new content, so we only got three new enemies (of which one is not even worth mentioning), three new runes, and three new maps (huge and well-designed though). [13/2020, p.49]
    • CD-Action
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There’s nothing surprising or novel in 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, but when I defeated the last boss, I thought “that was exactly what I needed”. It’s a simple, old-school beat ‘em up that got pretty much everything right – the combat system, the enemies, the difficulty. It is quite short (ca. 5-6 hours), but I see it as an advantage – the game ends before its simplicity and mild repetitiveness become real downsides. [13/2020, p.48]
    • CD-Action
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Remothered: Broken Porcelain is a frustrating, bug-ridden and rather ugly mess. However, it does offer an intriguing narrative and a palpable sense of insecurity, and I wish the same story was retold by another studio with more resources at its disposal. [13/2020, p.47]
    • CD-Action
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a decent game but not much more. It has everything a solid dungeon crawler should have, but it is also too derivative and predictable to be truly exciting. [13/2020, p.46]
    • CD-Action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First and foremost, Amnesia: Rebirth is an intriguing, well told story about grief, loss, dying hope and terrifying solitude. Beneath the skillfully laid out narrative you’ll also find a good horror game, though its ingredients feel a bit too familiar for Rebirth to be as scary as the first Amnesia. [13/2020, p.44]
    • CD-Action
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don’t expect a traditional point’n’click adventure game with engaging puzzles. When the Past Was Around is more of an artistic experience, a very easy, roughly hour-long journey into an intimate world of the main heroine’s memories. [13/2020, p.43]
    • CD-Action
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heart of the Forest is an instantly gripping, beautifully illustrated visual novel with a nicely branching storyline, difficult choices, and skillfully introduced RPG elements. [13/2020, p.42]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its weak story, repetitive gameplay, and unvaried combat, Drake Hollow is a surprisingly enjoyable co-op survival game for casual players, especially those who love cute creatures but were disappointed by Ooblets. [13/2020, p.40]
    • CD-Action
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I was sure Little Hope will improve significantly upon the first installment in The Dark Pictures series, but the developers opted for the bare minimum. The story is more interesting, the ending is more surprising, and the character cast is better. There are also some technical improvements. Little Hope is decent, but still fails to provide things I expect from a good horror game, like more engaging gameplay, interesting plot twists (Until Dawn!), and a real sense of terror. [13/2020, p.38]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Raji is set in a rarely explored (and therefore refreshing) setting of Hindu mythology that definitely works in its favor, and offers gameplay mechanics resembling a Prince of Persia game on a budget. The protagonist is as agile as Price and the game is generally enjoyable, but the platforming sections are too easy to pose a challenge, and the combat is not meaty enough to be satisfying. [13/2020, p.36]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The developers of The Girl of Glass did not lack ideas, quite the contrary – they had too many. The game would have scored higher, had it remained a simple point’n’click adventure, because its turn-based combat is a miss and later chapters focused solely on fighting are boring to the point of being unbearable. [13/2020, p.35]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I’ve had a weak spot for tactical games since 1988 (Laser Squad!) and during all this time I had my share of occasionally frustrating titles. Partisans 1941 is far beyond occasionally frustrating – it was infuriatingly hard even on lower difficulty setting, and additionally unfair due to chaotic combat and disheartening bugs (spotted by a sentry through a solid wall? Mission over!). [13/2020, p.34]
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