• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2001
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The reasonably slick framerate is compromised somewhat in the slightly lacklustre two-player sections. Ultimately, Dark Summit takes a fairly tired genre and breathes some new life into it.
  2. A good game that has a few problems--which range from minor control issues to placement of challenge points--but none of them are substantial enough to ruin the overall experience.
  3. Somehow, THQ has managed to pull of an interesting feat--designing a game that takes a different approach to the snowboarding genre and that is actually quite fun.
  4. 76
    [Graphics]: The Xbox version of Dark Summit is obviously the favorite son here. The PS2 version doesn't look bad, but it definitely lags behind, with weaker texture detail and a skippy framerate here and there.
  5. Not exactly disappointing, but falling far short of what I'd call a really fun title, Dark Summit is a unique, innovative title.
  6. It's not as good as Shaun Palmer or Tricky, but it does a good job of extending the playability with the mission-based levels.
  7. Has the 'I've gotta see what's next' feeling of excitement around every corner.
  8. This game features such pretentious bad taste that you'll first wonder if the developers are really stupid or really smart. [Jan 2002, p.126]
  9. The PS2's library is already stocked with at least four snowboarding games that are infinitely better than this. [Jan 2002, p.83]
  10. 40
    Dark Summit is rated H for half-baked...Though pretty, [it] manages to be both repetitive and too short.
  11. 40
    Despite this unique premise, Dark Summit sadly fails in every category.
User Score
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RyanM.
    Jul 25, 2003
    5
    A snowboarding game with a little plot to hold it up...but only for a few minutes of wasted time. I'd prefer a game with a better trick A snowboarding game with a little plot to hold it up...but only for a few minutes of wasted time. I'd prefer a game with a better trick system, and a better idea. Pass. Full Review »
  2. LauraT.
    Mar 31, 2002
    6
    It was exciting at the beginning of the game...because the it was mission-based... but i was fustrated because i couldn't play the head It was exciting at the beginning of the game...because the it was mission-based... but i was fustrated because i couldn't play the head to head mode... which made it the only reason to continue... or was it because i just got a more exiting game...haha. Full Review »