DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,829 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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines
Score distribution:
1,829 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With developers shifting their focus on next-gen consoles, we're left with a rehash of last season's efforts, albeit with minor changes here and there.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is hard to judge a game like The Talos Principle:Road to Gehenna , because there is nothing that it does conspicuously wrong. Its biggest sin is that its predecessor didn’t leave any room for improvement. Nor did it give Road to Gehenna a compelling reason to exist.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It absolutely nails the mechanics for a city-builder and makes it super easy to jump in and build a great city.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The technical issues, obtuse game design, and low population really hurt Armored Core.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Jak and Daxter HD Collection is a nice little piece of history coded onto a disc.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, the game is tepid in some spots and the steep price and lack of any multiplayer options does sting a bit, but provided you haven't grown tired of this tried-and-true formula then Orcs Must Die can definitely provide some hours of silly, unrelenting fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Halo: Combat Evolved is a good overall package. Playing the campaign is like visiting with an awesome old friend that you haven't seen in a while. The multiplayer, though, is too barebones to feel like it's worth the $40 price tag. Couple that with the fact that the multiplayer doesn't quite emulate the feel of the original Halo and you're left with a game that is likely to disappoint many longtime fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For me I really enjoyed Sega Rally Revo, but it was one of those games that would be great as a rental but in terms of seeing this as a game I would come back to in a long time and want to get back into it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The value of Lumines: Electronic Symphony is debatable. Players who gravitate toward long form puzzle challenges and high-score hunting will fall in love with its charms, as will fans of electronic music. It's unlike any other puzzler, and it's well worth every gamer's time to experience the symbiotic relationship that forms between player and game during a good run. Aside from that, however, this remains little more than a glossy refreshment of a game that appeared 7 years ago. It's a great design, to be sure, but in the end it's still just putting blocks together.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Awesomenauts isn't really a bad game. It's well built, holds promise for additional content and serves as a good primer to the MOBA genre. Unfortunately, the lack of players kills the product.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taking cues from the hit series CSI, this adventure title demands strong patience and creativity to solve the missions. Definitely not for the weak hearted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The latest in the DDR franchise debuts an online mode, and loads of the songs to get your groove on. Solid dancer, but perhaps not a must-have title.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unless you are craving another telekinesis type action game this one will be best as just a rental.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds does not feature the seminal, tightly-crafted fighting mechanics of Street Fighter or the spectacular boss fights from Castle Crashers, but it does provide a handful of hours of side-scrolling, 2D-beat-em-up glee. In spite of a few crippling issues and ham-fisted mechanics, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds still outweighs its flaws with a competent throwback look and feel, gratifying gameplay flow and a strong selection of modes that, all things considered, justifies the asking price of merely $10.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lollipop Chainsaw is an average brawler made interesting and memorable by a slick, sickly sweet presentation. It does what it set out to do: tell a goofy zombie story starring a lollipop-loving cheerleader who dispatches her foes with cutesy gusto. The gameplay doesn't really do anything to set itself apart from other games of the genre and in some cases, it feels like Suda51 is dipping from his own well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WWE All-Stars is a good game of arcade wrestling. The gameplay mechanics could use some tweaks to lean more towards an easy pick up and play style wresting game. With that being said if your growing tired of the Smackdown vs. Raw series or haven't played a wrestling game in the last five years, this would be a good place to start.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Namco improves upon their possibly last current-gen flight-sim with multiplayer support, but fails to add anything new to the formula.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's another enjoyable often humorous romp through the Star Wars Universe that is sure to be a joy fans both young and the young at heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each episode so far has had its good parts and bad parts- but each time, it's something different. It's been inconsistent, and I don't think it can keep my interest if it doesn't settle down and find a groove for itself. The lack of focus on Lee/Clementine is only forgiven because of the extra focus on a good story twist at the end- but I really hope they find a balance in the future, which would truly make the game compelling on a level that Telltale hasn't done before. As of now, it still feels like a work in progress.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But just be prepared for some frustrating controls and a somewhat unforgiving camera.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is no denying that even with its flaws, All-Pro Football 2K8 is a good solid football title that has some really interesting concepts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA finally does some justice to the Batman license with this decent if not unspectacular action title that ends up far too linear and repetitive for its own good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're into strategy games, chances are you've come across these cute but dangerous worms. Decent choice for those wanting to game on the go.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game might have inherited the movie's convoluted mess, but it is a somewhat decent adventure title, albeit marred by a frustrating control.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resogun is great for spontaneous, quick play. Anything longer than that starts to give me a headache.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An average shooter through and through. The gameplay is average and so are the graphics. There isn't anything new or exciting happening in this game, but mostly things we have seen done better in other titles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The seventh iteration crams even more mini-games than you care to count, but sadly shies away from offering something truly innovative for loyal Mario fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your a big 2K hockey fan your probably still going to want to pick this up, but if your just looking for the best hockey title of the year, this one doesn’t take top billing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It lacks the heart and the polish of its peers, but Fenix Rage is a competent platformer nonetheless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MySims is not a great game, but it does enough right to earn a good rating. I would say this is the type of game that if you're bored one weekend looking for a game for your Wii, then MySims is a game that can take up a lot of your time and make for an enjoyable experience.