DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,595 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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Card Hunter
Lowest review score: 20 Ravensword: Shadowlands
Score distribution:
1,595 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gone Home tells a story unlike any other game in recent memory, and yet it does so in a way that only a video game can. The masterfully executed environmental storytelling guarantees that each player will walk away from Gone Home with a different experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Go pick it up and give it a try, you’re bound to find something unique.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    OOTP is a curiosity that reveals itself to be an addicting chess match, jostling for position against the 30 other teams while proving your worth as owner of the team. Interest in this game is almost entirely dictated by your interest in baseball, management simulations and strategy games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I’ve played dozens of hours of the game on PC, and after playing this version, I don’t think I’m going back to the keyboard and mouse anytime soon.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V is everything you’d expect in a Rockstar product and once again, they have managed to significantly outdo themselves.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It absolutely harkens back to my own time as a tabletop gamer, with both D&D and CCGs, and its story treats those memories like they’re a treasure, rather than a punchline. Will you enjoy it as much if you don’t have those memories to draw on? Well, if you like fun, and can stomach learning something new, then I don’t see how you get out of this without having at least a little.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What impresses me more then the visual/gameplay updates is the fact that Wind Waker HD still can compete with any new game on the market today. The story is charming, the characters warm your heart, and the game remains as one of the best 3D adventure games to date. With the lack of killer software on the Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is one of the only great games currently available to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With an industry full of dark and brooding violent games, Lego Marvel Super Heroes is an amazing palette cleanser and an extremely fun time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is both gorgeous and about as enjoyable as a video game can be. There is an immense amount of depth that kept me coming back for more, time and time again. This is the rare type of game that I believe ten years down the road we will be coming back and playing again and again. It’s that good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a game I enjoyed immensely. It controls and plays better than Assassin’s Creed III and its hard not to enjoy causing all sorts of mayhem on land and sea.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a remarkable game, and there isn’t a Vita owner in the world that should pass it by. It’s a sublime experience and, especially at its budget retail price, is dense with gameplay mechanics that involve you as the player directly into Tearaway’s loveable little dimension.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Left Behind is how story DLC should be done.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes represents Traveler’s Tales finest work with the LEGO property. All of the requisite hooks are there: a fun story, good humor, solid gameplay and healthy challenges. The studio’s reverence for the source material really pays off in the end, with content and character options that should be more than enough for any type of Marvel fan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simple to grasp and difficult to master, Out There is a dark but richly entertaining story of survival.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the game that should have come out two years ago, and while it’s sad that we didn’t have it then, it’s great to enjoy right now.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I probably don’t need to say this but Nintendo knows what it’s doing when it comes to the Mario Kart franchise. Time after time, they come back with exceptional racing games and Mario Kart 8 might be the best we’ve ever seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein 3D changed how we looked at first person games in 1992 and The New Order, while not as big of a step, may be just as important of one for the future of the genre.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you’ve played The Last of Us, owning one of the best games of the last ten years in all its 1080p glory is worth the price of admission.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    At the bargain price of $9.99 there is no reason you should not pick up this game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combines great stealth action with a superb storyline and excellent visuals.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only reason this game isn't perfectly fun is because it does once again leave us wanting more, and in that I am referring to online play.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a while it can get tedious, but while it lasts it is excellent to play before going out before you feel the need to go back to something like FIFA or Bust A Move.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although I have extreme reservations for the nudity incorporated by the developers, which I hope won't carry over to the sequel, God of War provides an engaging storyline, backup with by a stunning graphics engine and solid gameplay elements.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow Hearts is not a short game by any means, as it will take normal gamers anywhere from thirty to forty hours to complete.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although we would have liked to see some more additions to the single player, the developers made up for it with an extremely fun multiplayer experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although this game may also be the most difficult game in the series it also still retains all of the fun and enjoyment that has been with this series since the very beginning.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Really combines all of the necessary ingredients to make a solid online mode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A much more detailed game that improves upon last year's graphical system with much better character models.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legends Mode isn't as deep as it could be, but for as long as it lasts its quite fun to play. Along with a slue of other modes, you are looking at a game that really is a whole lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you combine the classic mode with the story mode and all the customization you can have with characters, there is just a bundle of things to do in this game.