DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,792 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Ninja Gaiden
Lowest review score: 20 Urban Trial Freestyle
Score distribution:
1,792 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Cave isn’t completely without merit, but it is unquestionably a subpar game in more than a few respects, and one of its developer’s weakest outings. It has a great look and an interesting setup, but it just loses too much of its potential to middling mechanics. I wouldn’t recommend spending your fifteen bucks on it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if the game’s challenge or the appeal of having a shiny new toy tempt you to acquire this game though, you are better off leaving it alone.
    • 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    The RPG genre has just started to bloom on the DS, but not helped by Konami's outdated title and hampered by its frustrating touch controls.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its a shame that the core basketball game still feels like it needs another couple of years of polish to even come close to its competitors. For now we are left with a solid lineup of features and a game of basketball thats just not worth anyones time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A more ambitious script, combined with a few memorable levels, would have made for a pretty good game. Instead, Star Trek: The Game, is a boring experience that you will forget about soon after you are done with it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Amazing Spider-Man on Vita, while impressive in scope, is more disappointing than broken.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Montague’s Mount really tries to aspire to their level only to fall quite short.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a game with good music and not much else than Beatbuddy is your jam. Otherwise, look for the soundtrack and skip the frustration.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    UFO were just so close. The controls and in-game gadgets are actually OK. Those hacking sections were fine, too! It’s really sad, then, to see them come up so short. With more polish and more work, this game could have been fun. Instead, it’s a grossly frustrating game, too focused on dated mechanics and a misguided stealth element for it to be entertaining.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is worth neither your money nor your time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sword of the Stars II is exhausting. It has a genius to its depth of strategy, customization, and lore, and its ambition is unmatched by perhaps any other 4X title out there, but trying to reach the fruit of any of those qualities leaves one fastened to the sappy bark of labyrinthine menus and a glacial pace. Amidst the high pedigree of the 4X genre, there simply is no reason to play this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overly referential with gameplay that doesn't go anywhere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Finding enjoyment in Unity requires a great deal of patience, more than anyone can afford. I want to like the game, and I do to some extent, however I cannot ignore that it’s broken. And there is no patch that can ever save Unity from its tarnished image.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It really seems like it would have worked better as a middleware physics engine, because it certainly doesn’t work as a game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are a lot of worthy ways for you to spend your $50, and there are a lot more legitimate excuses to turn on your PS4.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its issues, Fable Anniversary is the best way for players to experience the original Fable. Just keep in mind that action RPGs have a come a very long way since then.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, Resistance's debut on the PS Vita is undone by the very concept it proves. In time, we may see first-person shooters thrive on this system, and that's a relief, but Burning Skies doesn't warrant a place among them.
    • 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?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall there is a lot of promise in this title, I just wish the mechanics could match up to the story itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD is a real mess. I didn’t pay for this, so I don’t feel like I have lost anything other then time, but I feel actual sorrow for the people that have. Avoid this like an extinction-level meteor.