DarkStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,967 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 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Pillars of Eternity
Lowest review score: 10 Battle For The Sun
Score distribution:
1967 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you aren’t a big fan of turn-based combat, then Hard West is probably not a game for you. If, however, you have played through the XCOM series, Wasteland 2, or even the Shadowrun reboot RPGs, then Hard West will provide something a little different if you are still looking for more turn-based combat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s worth the price tag for the borderline ridiculous long-range shots you can pull off, but the campaign isn’t so good that I’d want to play through it a second time right away.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Stranglehold is a good solid action game that struggles from being too repetitive and lacking a lot of what you need to have a long lasting action experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The HD collection brings the on-rails action to the PS3 with zombies and leeches and yeti looking things, oh my! The Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles keep you entertained with huge worm looking enemies and zombies. Yes, more zombies. I've enjoyed the majority of the Resident Evil series and feel that this collection is a great addition to any gamer's backlog. It retains the dark, ominous mystery that Resident Evil encompasses in each game and only surrounds you with the story of good versus evil in a world covered in zombies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NHL 14 is a great game of hockey, and technically speaking its one of the best playing sports games on the market today. Sadly its foray into the new career mode, Live the Life, was extremely disappointing, and left me wanting more out of this year’s game. So if you’re looking for some great hockey this is a good choice, but there is still work to be done to improve the modes within it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In short, it’s a more interesting, more fully-fleshed out extension of Battleship.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That Storm is a pleasant diversion is ultimately both a compliment and a failing. Storm is beautiful, thoughtful, and tranquil, providing some nice puzzle content to work through. It stutters a bit with checkpoints and introducing new info, but it’s never enough to completely derail its over all package. Though not overly gripping, Storm is worth more then a cursory look through a rain-slicked window.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Agetec gives you the means to fulfil the dream of creating your own RPG, with an intuitive interface and loads of customization options.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This might not be the best edition, considering the text issue, but it is a great game that lets you be the jail bird you always wanted to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a lot of holes that X-Men Origins: Wolverine would need to clean up in order to make this the top tier game it had the potential to be. With that being said fans of X-Men or of the movie should still check it out, this is a very competent action game that has enough variety that I think does warrant a sincere look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shadowrun Returns is enjoyable while it lasts, thanks in large part to its great writing and enthralling murder mystery.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would have benefitted from quicker movement through most of its areas, and perhaps a little more challenge to its puzzles. Despite these issues though, its characters, scenery, and atmosphere are good enough to carry the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players looking for a truly innovative first-person shooter will find glimpses of one, but not as a single-player experience. Syndicate's world is oppressively violent and cynical, which doesn't do its messy story any favors, but when opened up for 4-person teams and a standalone mission structure it makes perfect sense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Last Guy is in no way a bad game. It is just too much of a love it or hate it title to recommend to all, and the best way to decide is to play the demo.
    • 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.
    • 70 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.