Dark Arena

Game Boy Advance
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Pocket Games
    40
    It's boring - the worst crime you can commit. [Summer 2002, p.32]
  2. 40
    Dark Arena's graphics are average at best. Much of the architecture is plain-looking and the average enemy sports only a half-dozen character animations.

Awards & Rankings

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83
#83 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
32
#32 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
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  1. SeriousDuke(GBAFPSexpert)
    Jul 7, 2004
    6
    Dark Arena is the ninth best FPS for the GBA, the first announced, but the fourth released for the system. Dark Arena is pretty much a Doom Dark Arena is the ninth best FPS for the GBA, the first announced, but the fourth released for the system. Dark Arena is pretty much a Doom clone. What's the difference between the two? Well, hmmm . . . Doom is a better game. Dark Arena features enemies with zero intelligence which make them a breeze to kill even on the hardest skill level. The graphics in Dark Arena seem a little more bright and sharper than Doom but Doom looks better all around and is simply more fun to play. Dark Arena does offer a good variety of weapons, some neat looking enemies, and some fun levels but all of this is sub-par to the Doom games. Dark Arena is definitly a fun and welcome entry in the growing library of GBA games under the FPS genre but definitly one of the weakest. Full Review »