DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,811 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines
Score distribution:
1,811 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the combination of frustratingly underdeveloped combat and a short length weigh the experience down, there’s definitely enough worth seeing here, at least from a visual and narrative standpoint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hybrid is decent, but not essential. The well-executed mechanics that make up the core gameplay are interesting for a little while, but how long it holds your interest for depends on how willing you are to look past the game's niggling problems.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With nothing to call its own, other turn-based strategy games have a distinct edge over Panzer Tactics HD. Make no mistake, the game is by no means bad, but there are plenty of other more memorable entries in the genre to keep you busy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's really interesting about this game is that for all that it's doing differently, it still just does not feel all that much different from the typical Sims formula.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The major downside to Battlecry was the repetitive nature of the game, which thankfully is not present anymore in the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For representing an untested genre on consoles, Guardians of Middle Earth acquits itself pretty well. If only the online functionality was as airtight as its core strategy, we'd have a truly great mashup on our hands.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cognition – An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle, is mostly an entertaining experience. You may miss some of the features that showed up in the first two episodes, like the forensics/murder investigation elements and the variety of locations.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a pretty standard action RPG with simple controls and decent action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As time wore on so did the fun of the game, and it ended up being just another movie made into a game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Extreme racing is truly well and good on the PSP, with solid fast-paced action on the small screen and excellent visual which would please the series' fans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In short, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a fun disappointment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compilations generally don't do well, but Capcom gives PSP owners quite a treat with the decent emulation of truly great classics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Capcom's free-flowing Zelda-esque adventure title is a surprisingly decent blend of action, platforming and puzzle-solving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, if you loved Dishonored as much as I did, The Knife of Dunwall is worth your time; just be prepared for more of the same and less of the extraordinary. Except for Daud. Daud’s cool.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Had a lot of potential but didn't do enough with it. They focused a little too much on Rayne's abilities and not enough on trying to make the game more difficult, and more challenging.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's cool if you ever thought of playing a GTA-style game set in 80s' Mexico, but ultimately marred by the 'overdose' of bullet-time gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    However the final results is an underwhelming first person shooter that lacks clear direction and character.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game doesn't do anything to go above and beyond what is already out on the market today. If you are a fan of the comic book then this is going to be a great game for you, if not this is a perfect rental.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reborn is a beautiful but short-lived experience that continues building this interesting universe while introducing more questions than it answers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NCAA Basketball 09 has the underlying element of what could be a huge step in the right direction, but the lack of depth ends up being the games great fault.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This shooter brilliantly integrates some RTS elements into its core gameplay, but eventually becomes too repetitive for its own good if not for its superb Live support.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest disappointment about ShootMania is how confused the game is, and the lack of direction will almost assuredly be the death of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I would say to EA specifically that you have a lot of great ideas, but smooth it all out, develop more on the PS3 and use its strengths and get that frame rate up and consistent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Agetec continues this mildly popular franchise with the same turn-based RPG mechanics that we came to know and love/loathe.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The video game adaptation does well, offering lush visuals and decent combat, but falters with a fairly limited multiplayer mode and unbalanced characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're going to spend the $20 on Corpse Party, it is very important to know what you're getting into. This is not a "game," but an interactive novel with video game elements that, for the most part, aren't very good. You will get frustrated and lost a few times, but if you stick with it and keep a cool head, Corpse Party will reward you with an unsettling story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The game doesn't shy away from violence so be prepared to sit through some really disturbing and uncomfortable moments.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While still a good game, it remains overshadowed by those previous entries. Rocksteady got right all the little things that WB Montreal seemed to miss.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sony Online improves upon their original PSP RPG with a more intuitive control scheme and online play, but messes up with a disjointed story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Full Auto goes from an Xbox 360 technological demo to a full-on game, and one that thrills us with fast-paced racing and truly destructive weapons.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly updated platformer, with just a few touches here and there completes a decent sequel.