DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,826 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 Shelter
Lowest review score: 20 Into Blue Valley
Score distribution:
1,826 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, I think Bridge Constructor Medieval is a pretty neat little game that is only held back by its core mechanic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So, while the game’s rough edges may be off putting, you should still check out Salvation Prophecy if you are looking for a change of pace, or if you are starving for a space combat game, of which there have been very few lately.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core experience in Tetris Ultimate is fondly familiar and as enjoyable as it was thirty years ago. As a product created to honor its legacy, however, it is lifeless and bland.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty simplistic game and many people might look at this as a bad thing but I see this as actually what makes the game so fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game doesn't really have a whole lot of content to go along with its full retail price but the single player campaign is extremely fun and is worth playing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A quite decent and demanding racer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 doesn't feel like a "new" game but more of a half step forward from last years game. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 is an incremental improvement that provides some solid new content but nothing earth shattering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have a Wii and are looking for a simple fun game to keep you entertained go out and rent Order Up! but for someone looking to buy this one won’t keep you busy for long.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling other peoples' lives can get quite boring, as this sim doesn't give you a reason or motivation to do so. Lackluster effort, but good for a rental.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game deserved to be full throttle from the very beginning, because of how awesome the tone and art direction is. It is not until you master your skills that Ronin actually becomes rewarding, but when it does you feel like a ninja master.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I just think the execution of the game is nowhere near as good as it could have been. The potential for this game is endless and I think Nintendo only brought us with an average gaming experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall a good game, but not something that is going to make it out of the shadows of the other big blockbusters on the market, even if it can control time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Short yet sweet and thoroughly enjoyable, although suffering in certain key spots.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There really isn't much to be said about Smart As. It works as advertised and accomplishes what it set out to do – no more, no less.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Cognition: an Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is a solid step forward for this promising mystery series, even though the technical issues on the iPad are a bit of a drag.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is a good game of golf. The new controls will freshen things up a bit and of course there are modes up the wazoo to try out. Kinect support is included but after a few holes probably won't get much in terms of playtime. I can't say it's an easy buy recommendation to make but if you have missed a few years of Tiger Woods games then this one is a good one to get back into.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Abyss Odyssey is a simple and enjoyable game. That is, if you have patience for its learning curve!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Battlefield 4 were billed and priced as a multiplayer only affair, I’d give it a higher score. Unfortunately, the quality of the single player campaign really brings the overall experience down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Dark Mirror is a good solid title that suffers from being a bit dated and missing some key features.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the issue with Rage is that while it is not a bad game, it just doesn't live up to the hype.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a shame some of the weird recognition stuff gets in the way, but if you just want to solve some puzzles, it’s more than adequate, and if you can solve them fast enough, even the time trial modes are easily overcome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MW3 lives up to the already cemented reputation of the Call of Duty series; however, it appears to be almost like an expensive DLC for Black Ops.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Konami's leap into 3D for the acclaimed Castlevania franchise is backed by a generally solid gameplay and combat, albeit marred by extreme repetitiveness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Defenders, unlike the previous titles, doesn’t do much to innovate or recreate the genre. Instead 11 Bit Studios decided to play it safe and gave us a basic, traditional tower defense game that is fun but doesn’t really do anything to set itself apart from an already flooded market.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it shares lots of flaws with its brethren of the genre, this point-and-click adventure game has enough going for it with its story and cognition mechanics to make it worth playing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Consequence is entertaining. It’s not an introspective, philosophical mindbender; it’s campy fun. It has its flaws, but in a game where Claude Debussy’s “Claire De Lune” is mixed with Inception, buckets of blood, and a Victorian loveseat/black cat combo that acts as your save point, I can’t help but enjoy it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As mentioned very early on in the review, Pokemon Battle Revolution was developed for the Pokemon faithful in mind, and although you can try battling through this game with little experience the game definitely favors the more knowledgeable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Put on your hats and boots, and groove to the beat - country style. Features same old karaoke gameplay, and nothing much else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn't a game for me, nor is it a game for most kids I think, but it isn't hard to see what Sony saw in Okabu. As a game, it's not much fun, and as an aesthetic piece of entertainment, it's neither here nor there. However, it continues a proud, understated tradition for the PSN: make non-violent games that champion color, intelligence, and goodwill amidst the sea of edgy-ness that our beloved medium is wont to overproduce. Now if only the game design had matched the script, we'd have another Flower on our hands.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved Saints Row IV, you will love Gat out of Hell. There’s plenty of content here and even though much hasn’t changed, playing as Johnny Gat in Hell translates to a humorous adventure with exaggerated gameplay elements that only Saints Row can deliver.