Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. I am quite disappointed by the fact that the game felt so unpolished and crashed so much.
  2. Dark Horizon is one of those games that make you mutter, “been there, done that”. One gets reminded of old classic games like Wing Commander, but sadly without any novelty bonus. Be sure to check out the demo before picking up the title from the store.
  3. When I first heard about this game, it sounded like a cut down version of Freelancer or Starlancer two of my favorite space shooters of all time in the gameplay department. While it was a good attempt to give the genre another go, this is one game that did not even give it a good old try to re-invigorate this dead genre.
  4. Sadly, it seems Wing Commander fans will have to wait a bit longer for their salvation. [Dec 2008, p.69]
  5. If you are willing to overlook the bugs in the game, you will appreciate a space-action title like Tarr Chronicles – at least a little. If it moves, don’t ask and shoot. The missions do not surprise, also the story sucks.
  6. 60
    There's no doubt about it; Dark Horizon is flawed. From flat-out errors to those moments where you can't help but wonder what, exactly, the developer was thinking, the game feels almost unfinished.
  7. Slightly above-average, this space shooter builds its playability on frenetic dogfights and detailed tuning of the vessel. Poor visuals of the surrounding universe reduce the overall impression. [Nov 2008]
  8. Dark Horizon is a game that should be seen, not heard. Whether it should be played depends on just how empty your life is.
  9. It’s just average. It doesn’t push the bar in any way with nothing revolutionary appearing in it. The best way to describe this game is safe.
  10. Surely space combat has come further than this in the last decade? [Issue#13, p.58]
  11. In the end, it turns out a lot like space: majestic and somber, but even emptier than air.
  12. Dark Horizon is an improvement on its Tarr Chronicles predecessor, but that isn't saying much.
  13. So, Dark Horizon isn’t a horrible game. It’s just not a very good one, either. While nothing about it is particularly offensive, it still absolutely fails to generate any interest in a genre that, in most people’s eyes, stagnated a long time ago.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 13, 2013
    7
    The sequel to Tarr Chronicles, Dark Horizon immerses itself in the unusual space mythology established in Tarr, and, with a handful is newThe sequel to Tarr Chronicles, Dark Horizon immerses itself in the unusual space mythology established in Tarr, and, with a handful is new features, is the better game but is essentially, more of the same. Full Review »