DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,830 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Sid Meier's Civilization V
Lowest review score: 20 Basement Crawl
Score distribution:
1,830 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mario Party 8 is a great title to bring out if you want to have a good sit down, laughing experience with a game. Mario Party 8 is not perfect and leaves plenty of room for improvement in the future, but for those who didn't invest in a Gamecube and now have joined the large install base of the Nintendo Wii, Mario Party 8 is a good opportunity to check out what you have been missing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The leveling system, different classes, and questing are all really fun elements that make Fantasy Life a role-playing game worth checking out. But be ready for an uninteresting, wordy, and overbearing story that gets in the way of the fun that the title does offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tera will be remembered for two things: art and its implementation of a combat experience unique to the genre. But the use of familiar MMO tropes feels somewhat uninspired. From the beginning, taking down monsters and levelling up is easy and only after the player leaves the Island of Dawn do monsters pose more of a challenge, but the biggest enemy you'll have to contend with is boredom. While Tera has a strong focus on community and PvP and the combat certainly is an innovation that I'd like to see implemented in more MMOs, I've had a difficult time breaking through the monotony of the non-community experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Decent attempt, but doesn't quite deliver the goods.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After playing Project Spark for an extended period of time, I must say I was disappointed. A game built around creation makes it frustratingly difficult to do so.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its problems, Cognition succeeds at immersing you in its emotionally charged, supernatural mystery. If you are fond of mysteries and adventures, you won’t regret the time that you spend with the first episode of this promising series. While it shares lots of flaws with its brethren of the genre, this point-and-click adventure game has enough going for it with its story and cognition mechanics to make it worth playing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would love to say that I recommend everyone to pick up this game, but if you already own NCAA March Madness 2007 the need for an upgrade probably isn't necessary for this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an educational tool it’s pretty solid and a great way to get kids to learn and practice their math homework, but as a game it’s just… not amazing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This homage to the old series includes Street Fighter III, which is more than enough to win over 2D fighting game fans. The rest of the collection, however, pales in comparison.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's business as usual as this expansion retains the essence of the original, with the addition of new weapons and redesigned levels, expect for the disappointing online play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fighting is solid but I still think the ground game needs some tweaks in order to make it up to par with the stand up game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing next-gen about this Xbox 360 port, as apart from the improved visuals, everything else remains the same. And paying double the price of the normal version is not our idea of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps if it had taken a page from Gone Home and had been developed as a horror-themed exploration game sans enemies, then Outlast would have been more effective. Take away the tedious patrol route study and stealth conventions and Outlast could be the cause for many, many sleepless nights.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a fun, albeit short game that delivers where Serious Sam games try too, with shallow but dumb fun. The humor is great, graphics are nice and the game is fun while it lasts. TRE doesn't do a whole lot, but what it does is fun and I would say that that fun is well worthy of a purchase especially if you're already a fan of Sam.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is solid but the offline play just doesn't carry its fair end of the deal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jaws of Hakkon is a well-made addition to Dragon Age: Inquisitions. It provides a beautiful new location to explore, more loot to acquire and enemies to vanquish. But in the end, that’s it. There aren’t any truly meaningful additions here, no new gameplay elements or characters interactions. It is literally more of the same.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although they may have been late with a Finding Nemo game, THQ releases a fun party game with lots of mini-games to thrill the younger gamers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a hardcore Japanese action game, through and through. Its rigid, uncompromising mission structure can be less than accommodating but nonetheless charming. It's difficult, rewarding, and satisfying in equal measure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the game was pleasant, refreshing and frustrating.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty decent street racer, with great selection of cars and juicy customization options.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Way of the Samurai 4 is plain simple fun, but it is still fun!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outlaw Tennis won't win any awards, nor will it really gain all that much recognition. But what it will do is it will give you a fun experience and it won't go wreck your wallet in the process.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a free to play game, ÆRENA is well worth your time if you enjoy turn based strategy games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of those games that did not live up to the hype that its fan base put out for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like the song list and you like Singstar titles there is no reason why you should not pick up this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The developers went back to the core ideals of the franchise, and came out with what made it fun, and fully customized to really shine on the DS.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although this expansion is short and skimpy on features, it’s still fun and I had a great time to playing through it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a shame that the story for Conan wasn't developed further, it really could have been something that pushed the experience from start to finish.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the movie wasn't exactly a resounding success for a Pixar-less Disney, the game is a surprisingly decent adventure that will please the younger gamers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a series that needs a lot of work and WWE'12 is the first step towards something that could be great. While it's nothing drastically different from what it was in the past, this game is still improving on a franchise that could have just as easily repeated itself into oblivion. The improvements made here aren't perfect but it manages to set the ground work for something great in the future and helps make this game stand out among its predecessors.