Operation Darkness Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2008
Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Strategy-RPG fans will ignore the game's shortcomings and find much to praise, but this isn't a game that's going to rope in those who aren't already fans of the particular genre.
  2. I can overlook the average graphics, the camera mechanics, and even the sub-par voice-acting. What I can’t accept is that the story, which was supposed to be the most interesting part of the game, is just plain boring.
  3. This strategic RPG is ugly and frustrating--but it can also be a lot of fun.
  4. 50
    It's not quite as engrossing a turn-based strategy experience as Final Fantasy Tactics, but its unique setting kept my interest long enough for me to discover the fun that lay beneath the unpleasant exterior.
  5. In the end what we’re left with is this: a game that has plenty of unfulfilled potential with a taste of what could have been.
  6. 60
    Operation Darkness isn't going to keep the poetic part of your mind captivated, but the strategist in you could get addicted.
  7. It innovates from the usual set of strategy titles in so many areas without falling flat on its face, and it’s a meaty title besides.
  8. 65
    Operation Darkness isn't so bad as to be unplayable, but it gives no motivation for the completion of more than a few hours of play.
  9. 70
    So while it falls short of greatness, Operation Darkness can content itself with being merely a fun game with an amazing premise.
  10. Operation Darkness isn't a bad game at all. It has its issues, but they don't ruin the experience — with the possible exception of the absolutely shameful graphics. The problem is that it doesn't really rise about mediocre.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Aug 28, 2014
    0
    No region free. 0 atlus...............................................................................................................................
  2. Jul 5, 2014
    4
    This game had a great premise, and I really wanted to like it, but it's just not good. The level's are tedious, and early in the game theThis game had a great premise, and I really wanted to like it, but it's just not good. The level's are tedious, and early in the game the difficulty curve shoots for the moon unless you're willing to sink hours into grinding levels. So sad, it could have been a dandy game. Full Review »
  3. toltec123
    Apr 2, 2009
    7
    I hated this game at first, why? Sucky movies like Rise of the Argonauts, but then 5 missions in the game grew on me...its actually reallyI hated this game at first, why? Sucky movies like Rise of the Argonauts, but then 5 missions in the game grew on me...its actually really cool sans the once again Asian wannabe Hollywood movies. Listen Japanese market, movies belong to us...other than Akira Kurasawa you guys suck at making movies....this shit is soo long winded I thank God for the fast forward button....fudge...but other than than I'd score it lower due to less than AAA graphics for a turnbased on the xbox 360...and horrible just horrible camera controls, what blind mofo was in charge of this, go jump off a cliff PLEASE! Full Review »