DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,689 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D
Score distribution:
1,689 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Carmen Sandiego had more educational value I may have raised the overall a point, but with the lack of educational value, we are given a platformer that doesn't have a lot to offer. There are better educational games out there and there are better platformers out there.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    After being delayed, Eidos finally outs their GTA-inspired actioner. We say don't bother as it is plagued by sloppy controls, disjointed plot and dull visuals.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another disappointment in the turtle's world. I can still see all the potential the series could have but unfortunately this year Konami took a step in the wrong direction.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cashing in on the Jaws franchise may have been a brilliant idea on paper, but this game struggles to entertain with a poor storyline and frustrating controls.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Joining the list of sequels that should not be, this racer prooves to be too simplistic and shallow to be any fun to anyone.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Riding dragons and racing them against others should have been a fun idea, but here is marred by sloppy controls, dull races and bland visuals.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is a pretty clear cut disappointment and there is really no other way to say it. It had the potential to be a sleeper hit, paving the way for action games on the PSP, but ultimately let down with an uninspired storyline and lackluster gameplay.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you enjoy poorly developed games that make you frustrated right off, then you can probably just let this bomb go off and move on to other games.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sega has jumped the shark with their Sonic franchise, as this release massively disappoints with frustrating controls and useless camera.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the most celebrated children's tale turns out as a dreadful platformer, sporting way too many flaws to be a remotely fun game.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Running a zoo on the DS handheld is arguably impossible, no thanks to the unbelievably frustrating controls and horrible visuals.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With the street racing genre having done to death already, this copycat is a lazy port of the poor Dreamcast racer. If you're looking for a quality title, look elsewhere.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Huge sporting events don't translate well into video games, as the developer goes for quantity instead of quality, making it a sad button mashing affair.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The RPG genre has just started to bloom on the DS, but not helped by Konami's outdated title and hampered by its frustrating touch controls.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aside from the hit-and-miss movie, the video game version didn't fair to well, with horribly simplistic combat and grainy visuals leaving you asking - what's the point?
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A next-gen Sonic platformer would have been a godsend, but Sega somehow manages to screw this up with an insanely frustrating camera and serious framerate issues.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mech-based game would have been perfect to showcase the PS3, but Namco Bandai missfires with this rushed and bare boned actioner.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Koei tries to breathe new life into its declining hack and slasher, but find no such love on the 360. Prepare for more repetitive combat, poor Live support and washed out visuals.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Midway tries to resurrect their fun Rampage franchise on the Wii and fails miserably. Get ready for some simplistic controls and extremely dated visuals.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All in all RocketBowl has a great idea of what a bowling game can do to appeal to someone who isn’t a big fan of the sport, but fails to use it at any level.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offering a plot from different perspective seems like a grand idea, but the lazy execution, boring characters and slow pacing makes this one an absolute mess.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled with this brawler's budget pricetag, as its attrocious camera angle, repetitive gameplay and dated visuals makes it a complete waste of your money.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Those hoping for a taste of the old good times best look elsewhere, as the game ruins the arcade classic with terrible camera and barebones-simple gameplay.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay just seemed so bland and boring that I really don't think I ever enjoyed this game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The argument has been made a lot in the video game industry. Which is better five hours of exceptional gameplay or twenty hours of good gameplay? Don't worry about that with X-Men Destiny it's not only short but it's just flat out a bad game. Unless you want easy achievement points there are far too many great titles this holiday to waste your time with this one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Off-Road Drive is a good example of a game trying too hard to imitate reality when the technology behind it is simply not there and is unbalanced.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's very important to understand what Hydrophobia: Prophecy is; literally, the third version of the same game with major technical and creative modifications made based on user feedback. With this iteration of Hydrophobia being riddled with issues, I have to wonder about the quality of the initial release and am curious about whether or not Dark Energy Digital will continue to modify it in the future.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All Zombies Must Die is a $10 downloadable game that fails to reach the bar it sets by its own absurdity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At best, this is just a pain pill for hardcore racing enthusiasts. As one of four racing games in the Vita's launch, it's the only one holding the fort down for the urban street racing sub-genre, but it's completely lifeless and devoid of originality. Players unable to quell their curiosity will definitely find something playable here, but they'd do just as well to save their money for the eventual Need For Speed release.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly Dungeon Hunter: Alliance just reeks of mediocrity.