DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,576 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 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Lowest review score: 20 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,576 game reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Those hoping for a taste of the old good times best look elsewhere, as the game ruins the arcade classic with terrible camera and barebones-simple gameplay.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay just seemed so bland and boring that I really don't think I ever enjoyed this game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The argument has been made a lot in the video game industry. Which is better five hours of exceptional gameplay or twenty hours of good gameplay? Don't worry about that with X-Men Destiny it's not only short but it's just flat out a bad game. Unless you want easy achievement points there are far too many great titles this holiday to waste your time with this one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All Zombies Must Die is a $10 downloadable game that fails to reach the bar it sets by its own absurdity.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly Dungeon Hunter: Alliance just reeks of mediocrity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately with reviewing this game I have to think of it in terms of should someone spend their hard earned money on this game and that hurts Dear Esther in a regrettable way. It tells a very interesting story in a mysterious and ambitious way and stands out as a risky decision on the developers but manages to be at least a little entertaining for how shallow the gameplay is. At a ten dollar price range I feel like I may have over paid a little and would have felt more comfortable with a price half that.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Avoid this game at all costs, young Padawan…and may the force be with you, always.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is worth neither your money nor your time.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Warfighter is uninspired, underdeveloped, and completely profligate with the solemn potential of its core concept.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is not a good game, and its few shining moments make it all the more frustrating that it was released feeling so unfinished.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The unfortunately named Enhanced Edition fails to make a compelling case for its existence in any meaningful way, especially when you consider its asking price of twenty bucks can net you both the original Baldur's Gate and the far-superior sequel from a site like GOG, and downloading a few free mods that make them really shine takes mere minutes of your time. I would highly recommend that course of action instead.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I would say if you are looking for a LEGO game on the go then you should probably just keep waiting until they decide to put forth a real effort. If you still want to check this game out then I can only warn you by saying it's only slightly better than their last attempt and can only hold up because of the source material.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I want to be as explicit as possible and say that Epic Mickey 2 is not worth your time. A bad camera system, a poor help system, bad AI and the lack of substantial Wii U features make this game dull, uninteresting and frustrating.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A serious lack of fun and no desire to break free of its own monotony are reasons enough to avoid the game altogether. Spend your money on something else.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its problems, I really do like Guilty Gear. It’s a fun and well-designed fighting engine. Unfortunately, the actual product being sold is little more than a shell for this fighting engine. The lack of narrative explanation is very frustrating, even if you are familiar with fighting games. Because of this, I can only recommend Guilty Gear to those who just want a solid version of the game on modern consoles.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SFTX is just another in a laundry list of games trying to capitalize on the success of cover-based shooters but promptly fail to do so.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Vergil’s Downfall is not fundamentally broken, but it’s over quickly and falls far short of the quality of the main game. It’s super disappointing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is definitely an interesting and unique idea underneath the problems which far outweigh everything else.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor and just buy an old Snoop album for $10 on Amazon.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I certainly appreciate the game existing on the eShop, but unfortunately, The Starship Damrey needed to have better storytelling and a better payoff to make the download worth it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is rather hard to recommend God Mode. Even though it has competent mechanics, flat out there isn’t enough content to see you playing for more than a couple of hours, especially when there are full retail games out there with similar game modes bundled in as well as with full campaigns and full multiplayer offerings for the same, or lower, price.