DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,755 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 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines
Score distribution:
1,755 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PGR continues to dazzle us with an impressive array of top notch motors, solid gameplay and incredible and challenging online play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption may not be the most groundbreaking title of the franchise but it does warrant a fantastic conclusion that I don't think any Wii owner or Metroid fan can afford to miss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Giving you a reason to come back to the wonderful world of Skyrim is what ultimately matters and at the end of the day, if you can stomach the cost, it will give you hours of fun and may spark your interest to carry on playing a simply fantastic base game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The extent of your enjoyment will largely hinge on whether you view 400 Days as an odd footnote to an incredible first season, or as the prologue to an even higher-stakes follow up this Fall.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a near flawless narrative experience wrapped in a bog-standard but necessary adventure game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a top notch game because of its focus on refined gameplay, a great story, and its commitment to letting the player decide what happens in the end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sequel to Unreal comes up tops with solid gameplay, beautiful visuals and super-addictive online play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enough features and values to extend your gaming experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of these little changes go a long way to help make the game feel different. It's still that same great Civ experience, but it adds a lot more and does some smart things to change up the balance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Really combines all of the necessary ingredients to make a solid online mode.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elite: Dangerous requires an investment of time, patience and regular visits to the game’s fan community. The tutorial covers the extreme basis of starship operation, combat, and docking procedures but everything else in between is up to the player to figure out. Get past these hurdles and you’ll find a space simulation experience like no other, filled with gorgeous galactic vistas and the opportunity for fortune and glory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, my only mark against The Walking Dead is that there aren't a lot of places where players get to use their noggin. With the exception of a scene where you must determine the right sequence in which to dispatch a group of zombies in a parking lot, the game proceeds forward in a linear fashion. Sure, you can mess up and die, but the game isn't difficult, and doesn't have any unconventional puzzle solving, like those found in Telltale's Sam & Max or Monkey Island games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was a very short, yet replayable game. For people who miss the days of the old school point-and-click adventure and more text heavy games, this is definitely one worth checking out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of God of War are going to eat this game up. It really is the complete package just on a smaller screen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So where does this leave us? Same great game, extra content, fan made costumes, all on the your personal computer through the magic of Steam.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I really thought the developers did a great job of making a very easy yet complex combat system that allowed gamers to really let it loose and have fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Divinity: Dragon Commander is an excellently written and polished blend of action, RPG, and strategy that delivers on each front without feeling disjointed or glaringly weak in any one area. It’s a game in which each component meshes together well as a whole package, and the end result is a fantastic genre mixing title that is both entertaining and thoughtfully constructed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Entertaining, engaging and enveloping; once Five Nights at Freddy’s clasps its paws around you, it will be hard to let go.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having rejuvenated the tired genre, the sequel tightens up the gameplay and spruces up the visuals. Nothing major, but massively fun nonetheless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Above niggles aside, this is a game definitely worth adding to your collection. Combining elements of 3D physics-based puzzle solving with a well-established gothic horror narrative, Magrunner presents unique and addictive challenges.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I must say that I am very impressed with how smooth the game runs, and how smooth the gameplay is.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 may be the surprise game of the holiday season.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s always something new to see and do, and all the additions make it easier to hop in for a few hours each day and lose myself in the world. When things get to stressful for me in the real world, it’s nice to know that Animal Crossing: New Leaf is there in my 3DS, offering me a nice escape.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 is a great game. The campaign comes off as dull and repetitive after a few hours, but multiplayer continues to be a thrill a minute
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to hide the fact that the game has great replay value, excellent gameplay mechanics, and a very intuitive storyline.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is the best superhero game available, it is a perfect example of how a license should be used in a game. It's not quite as open world as I would have liked, but it is polished to near perfection.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far from just a lazy rehash, the more user-friendly camera system and online play makes the game even more enjoyable this time around.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There were too many times in the game where there wasn't a whole lot of fun. And personally the combat system could have allowed you to have more control of the character without having to give up the RPG elements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat is near perfect, puzzles are varied, and the world of Darksiders II is ready for the taking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great thing about Star Wars Pinball is that you don’t have to read instructions in order to get something out of the game. My fondest experiences with it were spent during short, impromptu sessions that didn’t accomplish much outside of listening to the sound effects and watching the table light up.

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